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Google Acquires Odysee Photo Platform

Google Acquires Odysee Photo Platform

Google continues to buy its way through Silicon Valley, having acquired photo backup platform Odysee this past weekend. According to a post on Odysee’s website, the company’s app will continue to run for the next couple … [Read more...]

Google and Twitter Make Deal for Tweets in Search Results

Google and Twitter Make Deal for Tweets in Search Results

A report out of Bloomberg today reveals that Google and Twitter have shaken hands on a new deal to help new Tweets instantly appear in Google Search results. According to the report, Google has access to “Twitter’s … [Read more...]

Qualcomm Says it Lost a “Large Customer”

Qualcomm Says it Lost a “Large Customer”

Things for Samsung are going pretty bad lately, having had its profit for this quarter slide by a whopping 36 percent over the same time last year. But it seems that Samsung is making its dismal smartphone fortunes felt … [Read more...]

Surface is a Billion Dollar Winner for Microsoft

Surface is a Billion Dollar Winner for Microsoft

Yesterday, when Microsoft published its earnings results for the second quarter of 2014 (which is Q4 on the calendar year), it was coming off of one of the most successful days in the company’s recent history, having … [Read more...]

Galaxy S5 Flops, Shakeup at Samsung Looming

Galaxy S5 Flops, Shakeup at Samsung Looming

While it’s old news that Samsung got beat up in the mobile industry this past third quarter, it’s becoming clearer just how poorly the electronics giant performed. A new report from the Wall Street Journal tells us that … [Read more...]

Google and LG Sign 10-Year Global Patent Licensing Deal

Google and LG Sign 10-Year Global Patent Licensing Deal

Google and LG are getting a little closer, as today the companies today announced a ten-year global patent licensing deal. That means that over the next decade, neither company should have to jump over hurdles to license … [Read more...]

Paypal and eBay to Split in 2015

Paypal and eBay to Split in 2015

Lately it seems we’ve heard a lot about mergers and acquisitions: Apple buying Beats, Samsung buying SmartThings, Microsoft buying Nokia (and Mojang), among plenty of others. What we don’t hear so often is the opposite, … [Read more...]

How To Prepare For Your Next Video Conference

How To Prepare For Your Next Video Conference

Video conferencing has become one of the most effective forms of long distance communication in today’s business world. Prior to the introduction of smartphones and tablets, the only way to use video conferencing … [Read more...]

How Clutch Is Turning Loyalty Programs On Their Head

How Clutch Is Turning Loyalty Programs On Their Head

The problem with loyalty programs is that they aren't always loyal to the right people.  The customers that spend the most money and are the most loyal to the brand aren't always the ones that get the best discounts. … [Read more...]

Square Gets into the Loan Business with Square Capital

Square Gets into the Loan Business with Square Capital

Payment processor Square may be looking to a time-tested business model for its next revenue stream: business loans. More specifically, small business loans made to customers who use Square to accept credit cards.The … [Read more...]