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.
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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.
The result is a combination of just about every kind of communication you could wish for in a single client: mobile text-message-like messaging, audio, and video. Which means that not only is Viber competing with mobile messaging platforms like the massive WhatsApp, it's also competing with existing VOIP giant Skype.
"Ring of fire" means different things to different people depending on whether they love Johnny Cash or buy Preparation H, but to solar astronomers, it means an annular eclipse.
Guest Post While Apple’s products have become a must-have in the Russian political elite, some State Duma deputies are outraged with the executive office of the lower chamber for virtually forcing them to use iPads and iPhones for work.
Apple’s in the top 10 for the first time ever, Facebook hits the list, and Dell sells more than Google as Fortune Magazine released its Fortune 500 companies today, ranking the top 500 companies by global income.
Notable this year …
Facebook fans are the holy grail of small business, according to a recent study by Staples.