Topic: Business

Microsoft Cutting 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 from Nokia; Dropping Android in Nokia X
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Microsoft Cutting 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 from Nokia; Dropping Android in Nokia X

The rumors from earlier this week are true: today Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced in a company-wide memo that there would be workforce reduction of 18,000 jobs. This will be the largest round of layoffs in … [Read more...]

Is Kindle Unlimited Amazon’s “Netflix for Books”?
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Is Kindle Unlimited Amazon’s “Netflix for Books”?

The race to give as much content away for as little money as possible is on: a post on GigaOm today reports that Amazon is in the process of creating a new service for its customers called “Kindle Unlimited.” The … [Read more...]

Samsung in Talks to Acquire SmartThings for $200M
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Samsung in Talks to Acquire SmartThings for $200M

Samsung is relentless in its pursuit of entering every single tech category possible, and the latest news only reinforces that. Last night, word got out that Samsung was in the process of acquiring SmartThings, a … [Read more...]

Trouble at HTC? Two Execs Resign
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Trouble at HTC? Two Execs Resign

This year saw the release of the HTC One M8, one of the most talked-about Android smartphones to come out in some time. All that talk seems to have helped steer the company’s finances in a better direction, but that … [Read more...]

Microsoft to Cut Over 5,000 Jobs This Week
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Microsoft to Cut Over 5,000 Jobs This Week

Last week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent out a companywide memo explaining how the company would refocus on mobile and cloud divisions – and “refocus” is a bit of corporate speak that can typically also mean … [Read more...]

Apple Working On A Battery That Could Power an iPhone for Days or Weeks
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Apple Working On A Battery That Could Power an iPhone for Days or Weeks

I love my iPhone, but I hate how quickly it dies. I see its whole life flash before my eyes in a matter of hours over and over again and I am powerless to stop it. While there may be little hope for my 4S, the future for … [Read more...]

Cut the Rap: Rap Genius Becomes Genius, Annotates Everything
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Cut the Rap: Rap Genius Becomes Genius, Annotates Everything

Remember Rap Genius? The lyric annotation website that got itself into hot water more than a few times – it was hit with takedown notices from the NMPA, punished by Google for spammy SEO tactics, and the company fired … [Read more...]

Amazon Seeks FAA Exemption to Test Delivery Drones
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Amazon Seeks FAA Exemption to Test Delivery Drones

Not long after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officially banned the use of civilian drones except for hobbyists who can keep the flying robot in sight, Amazon has filed a petition for an exemption for its own … [Read more...]

Real Food Works Is the ‘Uber For Food’
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Real Food Works Is the ‘Uber For Food’

When serial tech entrepreneur Lucina Duncalfe was eating lunch in a deserted restaurant on a Tuesday afternoon in Philadelphia, a lightbulb went off in her head.  Why couldn't the restaurant make food during their slow … [Read more...]

Follow the Beats: Google Buys Songza
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Follow the Beats: Google Buys Songza

A few weeks ago, we’d heard that Google was mulling the purchase of a music streaming company, seemingly following in the footsteps of Apple, which recently dropped $3 billion to buy Beats Music (and, more … [Read more...]