Amazon today lifted the veil on the newest additions to its lineup of tablet devices and e-readers. Clearly, in an attempt to convince consumers ahead of the holiday shopping season that its hardware can be both cheap and sexy.
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With the the launch of the iPhone 5 just days away, LevelUp starts rolling out new terminals capable of processing pay-by-NFC-tap mobile transactions.
Adobe thinks it can answer marketers’ most pressing questions with Adobe Social, a social marketing solution for start-to-finish campaign management.
Dun dun … dun dun … dun dun. The wait for Twitter’s app-threatening API changes is over.
Amazon will make a number of hardware and software announcements Thursday all with the same goal in mind: to convince consumers and the media that its Kindle Fire tablet is only cheap in price.
Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is slowly offloading his sizable stake in the social network.
Facebook’s first insider has promised not to sell any of his holdings in the social network for at least one year.
We the people, in order to form a more mobile union, do establish that iPhones, iPads, and Androids are our preferred devices for accessing timely information. Thankfully, the White House has taken notice of our preamble.
The California State Senate today passed two bills, SB 1052 and SB 1053, designed to provide students at public postsecondary institutions with access to free digital textbooks for popular lower-division courses and to open source the curriculum to facility members.
Attention, shoppers: Walmart is exploring mobile ways to speed up the shopping experience for the 1 billion customers who walk into its stores each month.
Guilty as charged. Facebook is sending fraudulent “likes” to jail.
Twitter introduces interest targeting, incentivizing advertisers with 350 more reasons to pay to promote their tweets.
Pokki exits a lengthy beta period with one million monthly active users and a shiny new release that provides PC users with an alluring desktop application experience.
Yelp’s shares were lifted more than 22 percent today, despite the fact that insiders were given their first chance to dispose of their holdings.
After clearing away the legal red tape, Facebook may be just days away from closing its monster cash and stock acquisition of photo-sharing service Instagram.
Lift, a new app for iPhone, hopes to make the process of developing good habits absolutely elementary.
Whip out your mobile device and reserve a room for tonight with booking app HotelTonight, which is now offering people same-night steals in more than 50 cities in the U.S., UK, and Canada.
WePay is going after universal appeal with easy-to-embed buttons that give anyone the ability to accept online payments.
Time Warner Cable is adding fiber to the business diets of New York City businesses.
Facebook’s homegrown version of Instagram receives an update with some helpful new features. It’s still no Instagram.
“Election Insights,” as the destination site is called, visualizes the volume of Facebook activity involving Democratic candidates President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his veep choice, Paul Ryan.
Twitter once again asserts that tweets are protected under the Fourth Amendment.
Android and iOS are pushing the rapid adoption of smartphones across the globe, but especially in the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India, and China.
Facebook has agreed to acquire Threadsy, makers of a social insights tool called Swaylo.
Facebook announced that it’s expanding its already expansive Menlo Park headquarters to include an innovative new workspace for up to 3,400 engineers.
The additions up the total number of supported languages to seven, as the service is already available in English, two versions of Spanish, and two Portuguese dialects.
Facebook 5.0 for iPhone finally addresses the most glaring issue of the company’s iPhone and iPad applications: speed.
Twitter doesn’t like to share its friends. For the second time in two months, the information network inexplicably cut off a competitor from allowing its users to find and add their Twitter friends.
Filter-ific. The Federal Trade Commission today gave Facebook the go ahead to move forward with its purchase of photo-sharing phenom Instagram. Too bad the red-tape delay has already cost Instagram a quarter of its value.
Facebook is giving advertisers the capability to reach members searching for Pages, places, and applications with typeahead search ads called “Sponsored Results.”
Deal or no deal? Google is giving out free and discounted access to Boingo Wi-Fi at eight malls and 16 airports to raise the profile of its Google Offers service.
The Silicon Valley makers of iPhone application Ness, a scientifically tuned search engine for discovering what to eat, have received a five-star, $15 million review from investors.
Magnet Systems didn’t just win over the financial backing of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC, it actually scored more than $47 million in new funding with help from existing investor Andreessen Horowitz. That’s one money magnet.
Editor’s Pick Cashing out as quickly as possible, Facebook’s first outside investor Peter Thiel sold a majority stake of his holdings for close to $400 million.
Question-and-answer service Quora searches for a bigger audience with the addition of a new feature.
It wasn’t the sweetest deal ever had, but Silicon Valley investment firm Andreessen Horowitz made nearly $14 million in profit by disposing of its stake in Groupon in June.
Instagram said it squashed a bug that exposed users’ private photos. Too little, too late?
Discover has officially partnered with Google to support Google Wallet, an NFC pay-by-phone application.