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  • REVIEW: Amazon's New Fire Phone Has Some Fun Features, But You're Going To Miss All The Best Apps…

    22 July 2014, 9:00 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    Amazon's first smartphone, the Fire phone, hits stores June 25, and comes bundled with a free year of Amazon Prime, which includes free shipping on thousands of items as well as a growing selection of free movies, books, and music. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos…
  • Satya Nadella Just Made The Single Best (And Most Obvious) Decision For Microsoft Windows (MSFT)

    22 July 2014, 8:25 pm by: Julie Bort

    Satya Nadella just confirmed that the company was going to merge all of its major versions of Windows into one huge Windows platform. Microsoft had been inching up to this for a while. At its developers conference in April, the company announced developer…
  • The 15 Wildest Things Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Has Ever Said

    22 July 2014, 8:21 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    Eric Schmidt is the former CEO of Google and currently serves as its chairman. He was originally brought in as the "adult supervision" for founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, but, as one of the most vocal senior executives at Google, he's also said…
  • William Shatner Reviewed Facebook's App For Celebrities And He's Not Impressed

    22 July 2014, 7:42 pm by: Joey Cosco

    Last week Facebook debuted a new app, Mentions, for celebrities and public figures to use to keep up with their followers. Only those with verified pages can download the iPhone app,. No brands or regular Facebook users allowed. So for laypeople to get the…
  • Former Employees Sue Apple For Unpaid Wages

    22 July 2014, 7:32 pm by: Sam Colt

    Apple is facing a class-action lawsuit from former employees who say the company owes them unpaid wages, according to a Re/code report. Around 20,000 former employees from Apple's retail and corporate divisions allege they missed breaks and meals, and did not…
  • Amazon May Soon Have To Open Up The Books For Its AWS Unit

    22 July 2014, 7:25 pm by: Eugene Kim

    Amazon has been pretty adamant when it comes to the financials of its cloud infrastructure unit, Amazon Web Services: Not disclosing it because it's not required to. But that may soon be bound to change. According to a report by VentureBeat, Amazon may soon be…
  • Oracle Billionaire Larry Ellison Hosted A Celebrity-Packed Fundraiser For California Wildlife…

    22 July 2014, 6:00 pm by: Madeline Stone

    After Oracle CEO Larry Ellison bought the Hawaiian island of Lanai in 2012, he told reporters that he planned to turn the island into a model for sustainable living. On Sunday, July 20, he took a step closer to his mission of saving the earth when he and…
  • Four Important Charts From Apple's Earnings

    22 July 2014, 5:21 pm by: Sam Colt

    Apple released its second quarter earnings Tuesday. Here's what you need to know, in charts: iPhone sales were right in line with expectations. iPad sales growth continues to shrink. It's down 9% year over year. iPhone and iPad Average Selling Prices (ASP)…
  • CHART OF THE DAY: iPhone Sales Are Up, But Its Growth Is Slowing Down

    22 July 2014, 5:14 pm by: Dave Smith

    Apple on Tuesday reported its earnings for the July quarter. Revenue was largely in line with expectations at about $37.43 billion on $1.28 earnings per share, and so were iPhone sales, at around 35.2 million units sold for the quarter — up about 13%…
  • How A Regular Employee Helped Put Amazon On The Path To Billions Of Dollars

    22 July 2014, 5:12 pm by: Richard Feloni

    Last year Amazon's cloud computing business, Amazon Web Services (AWS), brought the company $3.8 billion in revenue. As LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman, along with entrepreneurs Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh, illustrate in their new book "The Alliance," this…
  • Apple Sold More Than 35 Million iPhones Last Quarter, But Whiffed On iPad Sales Again (AAPL)

    22 July 2014, 5:05 pm by: Sam Colt

    Apple announced its iPhone and iPad sales for the second quarter of 2014 Tuesday. Here's the rundown: iPhone unit sales: 35.2 million versus 35.3 million expected iPad unit sales: 13.3 versus 14-15 million expected The iPhone numbers are nearly in line with…
  • LinkedIn Just Bought A Business Marketing Company For $175 Million

    22 July 2014, 5:05 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    LinkedIn just bought a business marketing company called Bizo for $175 million. LinkedIn's David Thacker writes that Bizo's team has been part of its API Partner Program for a while and the acquisition will help it establish  "a comprehensive B2B marketing…
  • MILLION-DOLLAR URLS: The Most Expensive Domain Names Of All Time

    22 July 2014, 4:08 pm by: Alyson Shontell

    It is estimated that more than 500 URLs have been bought and sold for $1 million or more. We scoured domain name resource DN Journal and put together a list of documented million-dollar, domain-only sales. Some have been squatted on for 20 years and have only…
  • Tesla Will Temporarily Stop Making The Model S To Gear Up For Its New SUV

    22 July 2014, 4:05 pm by: Matthew DeBord

    Tesla is getting serious about its next vehicle, the highly anticipated Model X. So serious that the company is shutting down production of the Model S sedan for two weeks at its factory in Fremont, Calif. to install new equipment. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is…
  • Microsoft Delivers Slight Beat On Revenue, Misses On Earnings (Blame Nokia!), Stock Does Nothing…

    22 July 2014, 3:55 pm by: Steve Kovach

    Microsoft reported its Q2 2014 earnings Tuesday afternoon. Here's the score: Revenue: $23.38 billion EPS (GAAP): $0.55 It was a miss on EPS, which Microsoft says is due to the Nokia acquisition. Microsoft says the Nokia acquisition accounted for a $0.08 per…
  • Apple Delivers A Snooze Of An Earnings Report (AAPL)

    22 July 2014, 3:52 pm by: Jay Yarow

    Apple delivered a relatively boring June quarter earnings report.  The numbers were all pretty much in line and the stock barely moved on the news.  Revenue of $37.43 billion was slightly lighter than expected, but EPS of $1.28 was ahead of expectations…
  • 11 Photos Of The World's Largest Multinational Naval Training Exercise

    22 July 2014, 3:41 pm by: Jeremy Bender

    The 24th edition of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) is currently underway off the coast of Hawaii. Held on every even-numbered year, RIMPAC is the largest international maritime exercise in the world.  This year's exercise involves 49 surface…
  • This Incredible Shapeshifting Table Responds To Your Movements In Dramatic Fashion

    22 July 2014, 2:54 pm by: Rebecca Borison

    Tables have been a pretty static fixture in our homes for thousands of years, but a few MIT designers have been inspired to totally rethink the way we interact with this furniture staple. The MIT team unveiled a new table called "Transform" at Milan Design…
  • Square's Cash Advance Program Is Funding 10,000 Merchants

    22 July 2014, 2:30 pm by: Rebecca Borison

    Payments startup Square has been piloting a new program called Capital, which fronts small businesses a sum of money and lets them pay it back once they start making money. Square spokesperson Faryl Ury told Business Insider that 10,000 merchants have tapped…
  • Here's What We Know About The Secretive, Elon Musk-Backed Firm Creating Functional Artificial…

    22 July 2014, 1:00 pm by: Rob Wile

    Silicon Valley enjoys something of a monopoly these days on making the most noise in the U.S. economy. But there's been surprisingly little fanfare surrounding the latest project that seemingly all the most successful Valleyites have been pouring into: an…
  • This Simple Math Concept Went Nowhere For A Century And Then — BOOM — Computers

    22 July 2014, 12:45 pm by: Andy Kiersz

    There are two main reasons mathematics has fascinated humanity for two thousand years. First, math gives us the tools we need to understand the universe and build things. Second, the study of mathematical objects themselves can be beautiful and intriguing,…
  • This Is The Best Gaming Tablet In The World

    22 July 2014, 12:43 pm by: Steven Tweedie

    In order for any sort of serious gaming to work well on a tablet experience, a controller is a must. Thankfully, Nvidia has embraced this challenge with its new Shield Tablet, offering both a comfortable controller and the ability to stream full-fledged games…
  • A 30-Year-Old Law Is Creating A Crisis In San Francisco

    22 July 2014, 12:16 pm by: Joey Cosco

    On July 9, dozens of San Francisco protesters gathered to rally against Urban Green, a real estate developer threatening to evict a 98-year-old woman from her 40-year home in the Mission neighborhood. It sounds absurd, and Urban Green eventually announced it…
  • These Gorgeous Startup Offices Will Make Your Own Desk Seem Lame

    22 July 2014, 12:08 pm by: Madeline Stone

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  • THE PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING REPORT: Mobile, Video, and Real-Time Bidding Will Catapult Programmatic…

    22 July 2014, 12:05 pm by: Mark Hoelzel

    Programmatic platforms are on pace to fundamentally reshape the entire digital advertising landscape. These platforms are automating much of the ad buying and selling process and increasing the accuracy of execution. Programmatic technologies are helping ad…

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