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  • Richard Branson Explains Why He Just Invested In Drones

    15 September 2014, 8:29 pm by: Eugene Kim

    Billionaire entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson just made it official on Monday that he became the latest investor in 3D Robotics, a commercial drone company founded by ex-Wired Magazine chief editor Chris Anderson. Branson is pretty…
  • TIM COOK: Here's Why Your Personal Data Is Safer With Apple Than Any Other Company (AAPL)

    15 September 2014, 8:10 pm by: Sam Colt

    Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down for an interview with Charlie Rose last week, the second half of which airs Monday night on PBS. In the interview, Rose pressed Cook on Apple's privacy policies, which recently came under scrutiny during the iCloud hacking scandal.…
  • Tim Cook Sounded Pretty Sure That Most People Would Love That Free U2 Album (AAPL)

    15 September 2014, 7:52 pm by: Steve Kovach

    Tim Cook wasn't counting on the backlash Apple caused when it pushed U2's latest album to every iTunes user last week. In the final segment of his interview with Charlie Rose, which was clearly recorded before Apple had to save face by creating a page for…
  • Check Out 10 Amazing Maker Inventions From The 2014 Intel Developer Forum

    15 September 2014, 7:15 pm by: Sponsor Post

    This post is sponsored by Intel. At the recently concluded Intel Developer Forum (IDF)in San Francisco,you never knew what you’d come across — but you could always be certain it was worth a second look. One minute you’d be watching yoga acrobatics…
  • PayPal Uses Apple's Nude Selfie Scandal To Take A Shot At Apple Pay (AAPL, EBAY)

    15 September 2014, 6:58 pm by: Sam Colt

    If you're an Apple competitor, this week is about reclaiming the news cycle from last week's iPhone mania. PayPal has been doing just that with social media. Tweets like this one show PayPal highlighting the security of their payment platform in light of the…
  • How A Burger King Employee Switched Careers And Came Up With A Brilliant Startup That Could Disrupt…

    15 September 2014, 6:52 pm by: Alyson Shontell

    In May, Grace Choi presented a startup at New York technology conference, TechCrunch Disrupt. Her idea seemed too good to be true. Her product, Mink, promised to help anyone easily 3D print their own makeup from any home computer. All that was required was a…
  • Here's How Apple Came Up With The Apple Watch (AAPL)

    15 September 2014, 6:10 pm by: Sam Colt

    Less than a week after Apple unveiled the Apple Watch, we're learning about how the tech goliath came up with its newest product category. The Apple Watch was inspired by the 2010 iPod Nano, according to the New York Times' Brian X. Chen. "The watch, according…
  • This Funny Tweet About The Microsoft-Minecraft Deal Will Tell You How Old You Are (MSFT)

    15 September 2014, 5:58 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    Microsoft bought Mojang Studios, the company that makes the wildly popular game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion on Monday.   Farshad Nayeri, who works at presentation company Pixxa, tweeted the perfect picture about the deal: Fill in the blank and I’ll tell…
  • The Incredible Story Of How Alibaba Defeated eBay And Became An Internet Superpower

    15 September 2014, 5:16 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    Alibaba, the enormous Chinese e-commerce company, is expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange this Friday. But one of the most crucial time periods in the company's history came in the early 2000s, when the still-new Alibaba battled out with…
  • Alibaba Just Cranked Up Its IPO Price Range To $66-$68 (BABA, YHOO)

    15 September 2014, 5:13 pm by: Myles Udland

    Alibaba has raised the price range for its initial public offering.  The Chinese e-commerce giant has raised its IPO pricing range from to $66-$68 from $60-$66, according to an amended filing with the SEC. The IPO price range is what investors who buy shares…
  • CHART OF THE DAY: Netflix's Brilliant Expansion Plan (NFLX)

    15 September 2014, 5:12 pm by: Dave Smith

    Starting Tuesday, Netflix will roll out its video-streaming service to six more countries, including France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. It’s currently available in 40 countries already, but after this next planned expansion,…
  • Marc Benioff Teased What Could Be A New $1 Billion Opportunity For Salesforce.com (CRM)

    15 September 2014, 4:54 pm by: Eugene Kim

    Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff leaked on Twitter last Friday what could be a huge game changer for the business intelligence community. Benioff simply tweeted a photo of what appears to be the agenda for next month’s Dreamforce, Salesforce's annual…
  • Morgan Stanley: 'Human Driving' Will End, And Tesla May Not Have An Edge (TSLA)

    15 September 2014, 4:53 pm by: Matthew DeBord

    Tesla took a big hit in the markets on Monday, down over 9% to $253 a share at the close. The collapse is largely being chalked up to a note that Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas published Monday, in which he reiterated an overweight rating on the stock but…
  • The Incredible Toys Of Billionaire Richard Branson

    15 September 2014, 4:30 pm by: Madeline Stone

    From spaceships to hot air balloons, billionaire entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is always playing with some new toy.  He's set world records with kite boards, planes, and even rockets through endeavors with Virgin Atlantic, Virgin…
  • UBER DRIVERS PROTEST: 'You Can't Make A Living Working Only For Uber'

    15 September 2014, 4:26 pm by: Maya Kosoff

    On Monday morning, a group of New York City-based Uber drivers protested the company outside of its Long Island City, Queens office. The protest was planned by a group of drivers known as the Uber Drivers Network NYC. The group's first protest happened last…
  • How I Wrote A 90,000 Word Book Using Evernote From Start To Finish

    15 September 2014, 3:43 pm by: Nicholas Carlson

    I just wrote a 93,000 word book. It's called Marissa Mayer and The Fight To Save Yahoo. I can't exactly explain why, but I wrote the entire thing in Evernote. It was a weird choice by me because Evernote is not a word processor. It's a note-taking application.…
  • Connecticut Attorney General Wants Apple To Answer Questions About How The Apple Watch Stores Your…

    15 September 2014, 3:12 pm by: Sam Colt

    Connecticut's attorney general has called for a meeting with Apple over concerns about the privacy of health data collected by the Apple Watch. "When new technologies emerge in consumer markets they inevitably lead to new questions, including questions about…
  • How A Piece Of Advice From Marissa Mayer Shaped This CEO's Career

    15 September 2014, 2:49 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    If Polyvore CEO Jess Lee didn't get some early advice from Marissa Mayer, her career trajectory would have changed completely. It was back in the early-2000s, and Lee was on the brink of accepting an engineering position at Intuit after graduating from…
  • Jawbone Figured Out The Most Popular Foods In The World Thanks To Its New Food-Logging App

    15 September 2014, 2:48 pm by: Lisa Eadicicco

    Jawbone's UP app, which the company recently announced would be available for free whether you have one of its fitness trackers or not, is excellent at telling you about your daily habits. As it turns out, Jawbone's food-logging platform can also be used to…
  • Emerging Payment Technologies Will Create New Winners And Losers In The Massive Credit Card Industry

    15 September 2014, 2:47 pm by: John Heggestuen

    The credit and debit card ecosystem is much bigger than MasterCard, American Express, and Visa.  Scores of companies play different roles in the system as intermediaries, many of them as merchant-facing vendors that provide the technology and services that…
  • Traders Are Blaming Today's Tech Stock Sell-Off On Alibaba ... And It Isn't Even Public Yet (BABA,…

    15 September 2014, 2:44 pm by: Myles Udland

    Alibaba is expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday.  But on Monday the Chinese e-commerce giant was being blamed for the drop in the tech-heavy Nasdaq, which was down as much as 1.2% on Monday afternoon.  Rich Barry, floor governor…
  • This Crazy Robot Keeps Going Even After Being Run Over And Lit On Fire

    15 September 2014, 2:29 pm by: Ajai Raj

    The future of robots is here, and it's soft. A team from Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has created a quadrupedal, soft robot— the first of its kind that doesn't need to be…
  • UBS: Apple Could Sell 100 Million iPhones In The Second Half Of 2014 (AAPL)

    15 September 2014, 2:23 pm by: Sam Colt

    Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last Tuesday and now we're beginning to get a sense of just how much that will affect the company's bottom line. On Monday morning, Apple announced over 4 million iPhone were sold during the first 24 hours of preorders.…
  • Verizon Will Let You Upgrade Two Months Early So You Can Buy An iPhone 6

    15 September 2014, 2:13 pm by: Steven Tweedie

    Verizon on Monday introduced a new promotion to turn those interested in upgrading to an iPhone 6 into actual customers. Thankfully, that means if you're not due for an upgrade quite yet, you may be in luck. Verizon's new promotion will you upgrade up to two…
  • UBS: The Apple Watch Is Bogged Down With Unnecessary Features (AAPL)

    15 September 2014, 1:56 pm by: Sam Colt

    In the wake of Apple unveiling the Apple Watch last Tuesday, analysts have already begun dissecting the device — and they're not afraid to throw punches. In their latest note to investors, UBS analysts discussed the Apple Watch launch. Their main criticism…

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