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Whistle Acquires Tagg To Expand Pet Tech Offerings

Whistle Acquires Tagg To Expand Pet Tech Offerings

Whistle, maker of the the activity monitor for dogs that tracks how much exercise Fido gets and more, announced today that it has acquired Tagg, the largest maker of pet GPS devices, for an undisclosed amount.The … [Read more...]

Comcast Changes Customer’s Name to Something That Starts With an ‘A’… and it isn’t ‘Ashley’

Comcast Changes Customer’s Name to Something That Starts With an ‘A’… and it isn’t ‘Ashley’

Comcast: the gift that keeps on giving to tech bloggers and stockholders, but unfortunately, not its customers. The latest entry in the Comcast Blunder File comes from The Consumerist, and it is exceptionally bad.A … [Read more...]

Apple Shatters Quarterly Profit Records

Apple Shatters Quarterly Profit Records

The big news out of yesterday’s Apple earnings call was confirmation that the Apple Watch would hit stores starting in April. But while that’s one of the more exciting tidbits for tech fans, the fact that Apple … [Read more...]

Amazon Announces Plans for Theatrical Films

Amazon Announces Plans for Theatrical Films

Amazon won’t be satisfied until it has a hand in just about every business – everywhere. This morning, the online retailer – that sells books, DVDs, power tools, runs its own on-demand video service (and content … [Read more...]

Elon Musk is “Building a Hyperloop Test Track”

Elon Musk is “Building a Hyperloop Test Track”

Remember back in 2013, when Elon Musk basically said, “hey, why don’t we build magnetic rocket trains called ‘Hyperloops’” and we all said, “great idea but yeah right”? Well, it seems that Musk’s penchant … [Read more...]

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...]