Topic: Business

Microsoft Cuts Another 2,100 Jobs
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Microsoft Cuts Another 2,100 Jobs

Continuing its effort to refocus its operations, Microsoft has cut another 2,100 jobs today, 747 of which came from the company’s Redmond offices. We first heard about the forthcoming layoffs back in July, at which … [Read more...]

Watchdog Alleges Child Labor Violations By Samsung and Lenovo Supplier
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Watchdog Alleges Child Labor Violations By Samsung and Lenovo Supplier

According to China Labor Watch––a New York City based NGO founded in 2000 to protect worker rights in China––one of Samsung and Lenovo's suppliers, HEG Electronics, is violating child labor laws. CLW released … [Read more...]

Dropbox Revamps Pro Service: 1TB for $10 a Month
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Dropbox Revamps Pro Service: 1TB for $10 a Month

Cloud storage is the new webmail: companies keep offering more space for less money. In its ongoing efforts to hold your important files on its servers, Dropbox has offered up a new, revamped Dropbox Pro plan that … [Read more...]

Did Amazon Only Sell 35,000 Fire Phones?
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Did Amazon Only Sell 35,000 Fire Phones?

A new report from the Guardian today claims to have figured out sales figures for the Amazon Fire Phone, and they’re not great. According to the article, Amazon has only managed to move about 35,000 units since its … [Read more...]

Amazon Buys Twitch for $970M
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Amazon Buys Twitch for $970M

Months ago, reports swirled that Google was in talks to buy game streaming site Twitch for something like a billion dollars. That arrangement made some degree of sense considering Google already had YouTube under its … [Read more...]

Snapchat Looks to Begin Advertising
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Snapchat Looks to Begin Advertising

Since its beginnings in 2011, Snapchat has charged forward unencumbered by the need for advertisement. Now, it seems, the company is looking to change that. According to the Wall Street Journal, Snapchat is looking to … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Air Division Gets New Hires Amid FAA Ban
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Amazon Prime Air Division Gets New Hires Amid FAA Ban

It looks like Amazon still intends to make Amazon Prime Air happen with a number of recent hires. The service will probably be in a great position to get started – if it can ever get off the ground, that is. Late … [Read more...]

Google Buys Jetpac to Make Image Recognition Soar
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Google Buys Jetpac to Make Image Recognition Soar

It happens all the time: if you make something amazing in the world of tech, you’ll probably be bought by a bigger company for a whole lot of money. Such is the case with this past weekend’s news that Google has … [Read more...]

Samsung Buys SmartThings for $200M
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Samsung Buys SmartThings for $200M

It took about a month, but it finally happened: yesterday, news broke that Samsung had arranged to acquire SmartThings for $200 million. For those who may not know them, SmartThings is a formerly Kickstarted tech firm … [Read more...]

Amazon Launches Local Register & Card Reader
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Amazon Launches Local Register & Card Reader

It happened again: online mega-retailer Amazon has reached into yet another industry. First rumored back in June, today Amazon unveiled the Local Register, a card reader and payments service that, much like Square and … [Read more...]