“Apple has not ‘conspired’ with anyone, was not aware of any alleged ‘conspiracy’ by others, and never fixed prices,” the company stated in a reply to the suit.
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Google CEO Larry Page shared today on his Google+ page that he has funded a research project for the Voice Health Institute, mostly due to the journey he’s undergone over the last 14 years in losing first one, and then a second vocal cord to paralysis.
Students at Humboldt State University in California individually reviewed 150,000 geocoded tweets containing racist, homophobic, or otherwise offensive terms to build a “hate map” indicating where people in the U.S. are most bigoted.
In other words, PayPal is all in.
Facebook’s coming video ads will be disruptive, interrupt people, and run the risk of Facebook becoming the very social network it supplanted, according to at least one online advertising executive.
Sometimes there is method to the Cupertino madness.
In other words, Apple’s saying, Samsung can’t have its cake and eat it to. Or, what’s good for Pauline is good for Petra.
Apple has built a massive and fast-growing $16 billion annual revenue stream in digital content alone, Apple analyst Horace Dediu says.
Twitter has acquired data visualization startup Lucky Sort, possibly to bolster its ad sales and reporting tools.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire is in glorious living color, but it’s original and still strong-selling Kindle and its cousins, the Kindle Paperwhite family, are still irritatingly stuck in 1950′s-style black and white. That may soon change.
Apparently, coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook is a big deal. Even bigger, perhaps, than a new 2013 Lamborghini.
Amazon launched its first digital currency today with a giveaway: 500 free Amazon Coins for every Kindle Fire customer. The coins, which are worth $5, can be used to buy games, app, and in-app purchases.
A parachute-equipped flying car designed by a Florida-based company for the use of missionaries in developing countries has crashed in Canada, just feet from an elementary school about to have a sports day event.
Usually the Mounties get their man. And usually when we hear about unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, they are being used to kill suspected terrorists or enemy combatants.
A month after Apple infamously booted app discovery engine AppGratis from the app store, the company has approved a new type of app discovery engine, this one based on friends, celebrities, and their apps.
Either 3D printing has totally jumped the shark, or it’s hitting the mainstream.
Guest Post Cameron Peron is VP Marketing at Newvem, a cloud operations optimization service.
Take a deep breath, hold on to your hat, and take a seat: Amazon is building a smartphone.
The startup was working on simple ways of scaling code beyond single machines. Using the Ubalo infrastructure, developers could write code for multiple machines with no additional overhead.
That fits both with Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announcement during the company’s recent earnings call that Apple would not bring out any new products until the fall, and with recent rampant rumors of new iPhone models.
“Today’s news marks the first time a government entity has published law as a living, collaborative document,” Balter said. “We’re excited to see how the Open Data Policy evolves with the input of the community, and we hope this is just the first of many.”
Let me say that again: Apple is at single digit growth in a market growing at almost 40 percent.
And just to put a cherry on top, the notoriously tough Consumer Reports writers say that the $89,650 Tesla Model S comes close, and just may be, the best car ever.
The good news is that software keeps getting better, with fewer than one error per thousand lines of code. The bad news is that both large open-source projects and small proprietary software projects tend to have worse quality than average.
It’s been a slowish day for funding news, but with big dollar signs on many of the deals that did happen. Here’s a rundown on the days’ deals.
Microsoft already owns a piece of Nook, having invested $300 million into the business in April 2012. According to the report, Microsoft would buy the digital operation, which includes e-books, movies, TV, comics, apps, and more.
Guest Post According to the CTIA, 2.27 trillion text messages are sent every year, in the US alone, which is 6.3 billion per day or about 20 text messages per person every day.
Electric car manufacturer Tesla’s stock jumped in after-hours trading today after the company announced the first quarterly profit in the its 10-year history and record sales of over half a billion dollars in the first quarter of 2013.
Google’s annual I/O developer’s conference is coming up next week in San Francisco, and 6,000 lucky geeks will be flooding the Moscone Convention Center for all kinds of Google goodness: Chrome, Android, Maps, Ads, and — of course — Google Glass.
ADAM is a bad-boy 10-kilowatt laser that is trailer-mounted, tracks targets up to 5 kilometers (about 3 miles) away, and destroys targets up to 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) away with its HEL beam.
Nap rooms are so 2000s. Massage rooms are a dime a dozen. And the in-office gym has been around since at least the 90s. So if you want to up the ante, attract the best talent, and have the most brag-worthy office in the world, you need more.
Sharp, Japan Display, and Samsung rival LG Electronics are tooling up for Apple iPhone 5S production runs which will begin in earnest in June, according to a report out of Japan.
If only Fiber could be installed as quickly as it operates!
Editor’s Pick “Something very interesting is happening here,” Google’s top Canadian employee, Steve Woods, told me. “This area has a very high proportion of startups to population. Google loves startups … and we love to hire entrepreneurial people.”
It’s time for iPhone to “get the family treatment,” former Apple creative director and strategy consultant Ken Segall says.
Blue Jeans unveiled a massive update to its standard pricing today, adding a new licensing model that offers companies unlimited “all you can meet” videoconferencing plans for as low as $10 per user, per month.
We’re going back to the future, according to Monetate: going back to a time when all commerce was personal.
Really, you wouldn’t have thought a proposal to Borg the entire human species would have met with such resistance.
“We may be witnessing the rise of Twitter’s recently acquired Vine,” Compete.com’s Conor O’Mahony said.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has acquired seven companies since taking the helm of the once-foundered search/media company. Each of the first six has been shut down.