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BlackBerry Stock Bounces, Drops Amid Samsung Buy Rumors

BlackBerry Stock Bounces, Drops Amid Samsung Buy Rumors

Yesterday, stock for BlackBerry saw a pretty huge bounce – and then a pretty huge drop – as rumors circulated that Samsung was interested in a reported $7.5 billion acquisition.At around 4 p.m. Eastern yesterday, … [Read more...]

Alcatel Officially Confirms Palm’s Impending Return

Alcatel Officially Confirms Palm’s Impending Return

TCL Communication Technology, the parent company behind the smartphone company Alcatel Onetouch, has decided to come out of the shadows and officially proclaim that it’s got plans to bring the Palm brand back into the … [Read more...]

Palm Might Return…as an Android Smartphone

Palm Might Return…as an Android Smartphone

Most people’s first smartphone was a Blackberry or an iPhone. Mine was a Palm Centro, an inexpensive, relatively modest little number with a physical keyboard, expandable internal storage, and the ability to record … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy Court OKs Aereo Tech Asset Auction

Bankruptcy Court OKs Aereo Tech Asset Auction

Following its Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing last month, Aereo has gotten permission from the court to auction off its tech assets in an effort to raise capital to pay back creditors. Last Wednesday, the Manhattan U.S. … [Read more...]

Xiaomi Announces $45B Valuation after $1.1 Billion in Fundraising

Xiaomi Announces $45B Valuation after $1.1 Billion in Fundraising

As Samsung faces further declines in the smartphone market, it seems its closest rival that isn’t Apple is on the rise. Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi – often called the “Apple of China” – just announced … [Read more...]

Kodak-Branded Android Smartphones are on the Way

Kodak-Branded Android Smartphones are on the Way

While the age of film-based photography is gone for most of us, Kodak’s familiar brand and logo will soon appear in our lives again. According to an official announcement from a few days ago, Kodak has teamed up with … [Read more...]

True Life: I’m A Startup Founder and This is My Story So Far

True Life: I’m A Startup Founder and This is My Story So Far

Around a year ago I started actively pursuing the idea of making a better analytics product to help publishers track actual engagement, make smart content strategy decisions, build advertiser confidence, and improve … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Now is One Hour Delivery in Manhattan

Amazon Prime Now is One Hour Delivery in Manhattan

Do you live in Manhattan? Do you need toothpaste and deodorant hand delivered to you in one hour? Then Amazon Prime Now, a new delivery service announced today by the Internet retail giant, will make that … [Read more...]

Snapchat Paid $15M to Acquire SmartGlasses Maker

Snapchat Paid $15M to Acquire SmartGlasses Maker

For $299, you can buy a pair of Epiphany Eyewear frames, glasses that discretely shoots high definition video and flings it to the cloud for storage. Those frames are made by Vergence Labs, and it’s just been … [Read more...]

Switch, “Tinder for Jobs,” Raises $1.4M

Switch, “Tinder for Jobs,” Raises $1.4M

The rise of Tinder happened while I’ve been happily relationshipped, so I can’t speak from experience when I talk about how the app has revolutionized the dating scene. However, the app’s ease of use has become a … [Read more...]