Category Archives: Internet

Google planning Amazon Prime style service

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Google is reportedly in talks with retailers in an effort to create a subscription-based expedited delivery service that will compete directly with Amazon Prime. Citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal on Thursday reported that Google …

AT&T issues scathing letter in response to FCC report on merger

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AT&T has issued a scathing letter in response to the FCC’s decision to release a staff report on its findings surrounding AT&T’s planned $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA. “We expected that the AT&T-T-Mobile transaction would receive careful, considered, and …

Spotify officially announces apps, opens platform to developers

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The big reveal at today’s “what’s next” Spotify event? Apps. So, so many apps. As anticipated, the Swedish music streaming service launched its very own platform for third-party developers. The program is launching today in beta, with a number of …

AT&T considering joint venture with T-Mobile if merger falls apart

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AT&T is reportedly considering a joint venture with T-Mobile USA parent company Deutsche Telekom instead of buying T-Mobile USA outright. Sources speaking to The Wall Street Journal said the plans are far from final, but such a deal could be …

iPhone 5 and iPad 3, both with 4G LTE, reportedly due next year

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Apple is prepping new sixth-generation iPhone and third-generation iPad models with embedded 4G LTE connectivity that will launch next year according to a recent report. Japanese news organization Nikkei Business on Wednesday stated that an iPad 3 with LTE is …

Cyber Monday nets record $1.25 billion in sales

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Cyber Monday has set an an all-time high as the heaviest online spending day in history for the second year in a row. In a final tally, comScore reports that $1.25 billion was spent online yesterday in the U.S. This …

Facebook acquires the tech behind WhoGlue, A company that Sued it in 2009 and won

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Facebook has confirmed to us this morning that it did indeed acquire the Baltmore-based software firm WhoGlue earlier this month. WhoGlue builds social networking software for membership organizations (like college alumni networks, for example) and apparently had the fortuity to file a patent on something …

Volume fix for Samsung Galaxy Nexus leaked early with hack

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The fix for the Galaxy Nexus’ volume bug in the UK is now out and ready to download but it is not from Google or Samsung but from Paul O’Brien of MoDaCo. He describes the software as the official version …

Black Friday E-Commerce Spending Up 26 Percent To A Record $816M; Amazon Most Visited Retailer

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As we heard on Saturday, IBM reported a 24 percent increase in online sales for Black Friday this year. ComScore is announcing even stronger results for e-commerce, with Black Friday seeing $816 million in online sales, making it the heaviest …

Disaster at Walmart as violence and disorder is caused by Black Friday craze

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Fire sales turned into a firestorm for Walmart this morning as the company’s web servers buckled under Black Friday traffic. Shoppers from around the country waited until the middle of the night for sales only to experience broken checkout pages, …

How to be the best entrepreneur in the world

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Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written 6 books on investing. His latest book is I Was Blind But Now I See. You can follow him@jaltucher. …

YouTube starts showing Disney films

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Disney has come to YouTube and classics like Alice in Wonderland to the Pixar hits and Pirates movies of today, Disney will eventually put up a lion’s share of its movies for rent on the digital boob tube, YouTube. There …