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Amazon to FAA: We’re Moving to Canada

Amazon to FAA: We’re Moving to Canada

Last week, news hit that Amazon was making good on its threats to vacate the United States for drone testing, citing interminable delays in gaining testing approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). … [Read more...]

Hulu, Amazon, Yahoo Fighting Over Seinfeld Catalog

Hulu, Amazon, Yahoo Fighting Over Seinfeld Catalog

Consider it the Holy Grail of video streaming: the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that streaming services like Hulu, Amazon, and Yahoo are looking to snap up the rights to offer their subscribers the entire … [Read more...]

UPDATED – Magic: New Startup Promises Everything, Can Deliver Nothing

UPDATED – Magic: New Startup Promises Everything, Can Deliver Nothing

Update! One of Magic's co-founders, David Merriman, reached out in response to our post yesterday: "Hi, co founder of Magic here.We're trying our best to get through the waitlist! As you stated in your article, we … [Read more...]

Target Drops Minimum Order Total for Free Shipping Down to $25

Target Drops Minimum Order Total for Free Shipping Down to $25

Some of the biggest online retailers offer free shipping tied to a "minimum order" total. Amazon, for example, will ship for free only if your order is $35 or more. Walmart's minimum is even higher, at $50.It appears … [Read more...]

Samsung Acquires LoopPay to Compete with Apple

Samsung Acquires LoopPay to Compete with Apple

Confirming rumors from this past December, Samsung has acquired Massachusetts-based LoopPay in an effort to compete with Apple Pay, and perhaps even Google’s recently rumored Plaso system.Announced yesterday, Samsung … [Read more...]

Microsoft Reportedly Acquires Surface Pen Maker N-Trig

Microsoft Reportedly Acquires Surface Pen Maker N-Trig

It seems as if Microsoft is doubling down on its stylus for the future of the Surface line, as reports out of Israel say that it’s acquired N-trig, the maker of the Surface Pen. If the report is accurate, Microsoft has … [Read more...]

BlackBerry Stock Bounce Prompts Investigation

BlackBerry Stock Bounce Prompts Investigation

Last month, we all had a small chuckle when rumors started to fly that Samsung was in talks to buy BlackBerry – rumors that were debunked within the same day. Interestingly, the rumors sparked a huge bounce in … [Read more...]

Money You May Like: Taboola Raises $117 Million to Focus on Personalization, Globalization, and M&A

Money You May Like: Taboola Raises $117 Million to Focus on Personalization, Globalization, and M&A

Over the past seven years, Adam Singolda has been on a mission to help people find content they may like via recommendations placed at the bottom of articles on websites across the Internet. At first, Taboola, his … [Read more...]

Google Denies Impending Uber Competition

Google Denies Impending Uber Competition

Yesterday’s news that Google had plans to take it to Uber in the form of a fleet of autonomous taxi-bots seems to have ruffled some feathers at the search giant – so much so that company insiders are starting to offer … [Read more...]

Google Earns $18 Billion Revenue, Ships 1B Androids in 2014

Google Earns $18 Billion Revenue, Ships 1B Androids in 2014

While Apple enjoyed record profits and Samsung inches closer to the red, last quarter for Google was good – but not amazing. According to its most recent financial reports, the company pulled in $18 billion in revenues … [Read more...]