Topic: Business

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...]

Google & B&N Team Up on Books Against Amazon
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Google & B&N Team Up on Books Against Amazon

Amazon first hit the scene in the late ‘90s along with Google. Back then, I’m sure no one could’ve predicted that the two would somehow wind up competitors in the tech and retail space – and yet, that’s exactly … [Read more...]

Apple & Samsung Drop All Litigation…Except in the US
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Apple & Samsung Drop All Litigation…Except in the US

The ever-ongoing legal drama between tech giants Apple and Samsung just took a giant step towards ending. According to Bloomberg, the two companies have announced an agreement to cease all litigation – well, … [Read more...]

BlackBerry Restructuring Ends, Hiring Begins
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BlackBerry Restructuring Ends, Hiring Begins

Today, Reuters reports that BlackBerry CEO John Chen sent a memo out to his employees last week to let them know that the company’s dark period is, hopefully, coming to a close. After a three year process of … [Read more...]