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5 Genius Tech Gifts Procrastinators Should Buy Now

(4) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 7:50 AM

If you haven’t done your holiday shopping yet, don’t worry. We're here to help. Introducing the second-annual tech gift guide for procrastinators, including presents that are sure to delight even the grinchiest of grinches:

Roku Streaming Stick -- $39.99 - $49.99

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Facebook Didn't Ruin Instagram, Actually Made It 10 Times As Big

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 7:14 PM

When Facebook bought Instagram for a cool $1 billion, some fans worried the social networking juggernaut would somehow make the photo-sharing app uncool and irrelevant.

Instead, Instagram has retained its edge and become a giant.

On Wednesday, Instagram announced a huge leap in users. Three hundred...

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One Of The 'Most Talked About TV Shows' Of 2014 Wasn't On TV

(2) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 8:00 AM

Facebook users love talking about "Orange is the New Black."

The show, which centers around life inside a women’s prison, was the second “most-talked about TV show in the U.S.” on Facebook this year, the world’s largest social network said on Tuesday.

But here’s the thing: “Orange...

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Only Amazon Prime Babies Can Wear These New Diapers

(6) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 11:57 AM

Are you willing to wrap an Amazon-branded diaper around your baby’s bottom?

Amazon thinks so.

The world's largest online retailer announced Wednesday that it’s started selling its own line of diapers and baby wipes. They're the first products in a new line called Amazon Elements, which the company...

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Jeff Bezos: An Urban Office Is A Better Perk Than Free Massages

(22) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 5:20 PM

NEW YORK -- A lot of tech companies are famous for perks like massages, fancy snacks and free gourmet meals.

Amazon isn't one of those companies.

But Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder and CEO, said Tuesday that Amazon employees enjoy several perks, despite the fact that the...

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The Real Reason Amazon Is Telling Us About Its Robots

(45) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 5:18 PM

A year ago, Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder and CEO, took "60 Minutes" contributor Charlie Rose into a top-secret room at the company's Seattle campus and unveiled his plan to use drones to deliver packages.

For the next 24 hours, Amazon’s drone ambitions -- although nowhere near a...

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Cheap iPhone Supposedly Getting The Ax From Apple

(33) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 4:12 PM

Phil Schiller, Apple's marketing chief, stood on stage at the company's headquarters in California last year and introduced the iPhone 5C, the "cheap," colorful plastic iPhone. "Everyone's really excited about this," he said.

Actually, they weren't.

Starting at $99 on contract and $549 off contract in the U.S., the...

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Waiting For Comcast Cable Guy Could Be Less Hellish With New App Feature

(6) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 7:44 AM

Can an app help reboot Comcast's image?

Between surveys showing many dissatisfied customers and the "Customer Service Call From Hell" heard 'round the world, the Comcast brand has taken a beating in recent months.

But the country's largest cable operator

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Amazon's Video Service Is Growing, But Netflix Is Still Killing It

(20) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Amazon's huge investments in streaming programming seem to be paying off.

Amazon Prime Instant Video, the Netflix-like streaming video service that comes as part of Amazon's $99 per year Prime loyalty program, continues to grow. Its share of Internet traffic being piped into homes during peak times -- roughly 7...

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Comcast, Time Warner Cable Pulling Down Entire Industry's Reputation

(54) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 2:48 PM

Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter are giving satellite and cable providers a bad rap.

The three companies helped land the cable and satellite TV industry dead last in a recent YouGov BrandIndex survey of consumer satisfaction.

The market research firm asked 9,000 people in an online survey whether they...

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Amazon Probably Didn't Get What It Wanted In The Hachette Deal

(6) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 1:17 PM

On Thursday, Amazon and Hachette said they had ended their bitter, monthslong dispute over ebook pricing.

Each company released a statement from executives who said they were happy with the resolution. Michael Pietsch, the CEO of the book publisher Hachette, called it "great news for writers," and...

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The Amazon and Hachette Feud Is Over, For Now

(9) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 11:41 AM

Amazon and Hachette have finally reached an agreement.

The world's largest online retailer and the huge publisher have for months been in a nasty and at times public battle reportedly over the share each company would get for eBook sales.

The negotiations turned nasty and public...

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People Still Aren't Downloading iOS 8

(75) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 2:25 PM

People don't seem to be in a hurry to download Apple's latest mobile operating system.

Apple on Tuesday said that 56 percent of people who visited the App store on November 10 were using devices running iOS 8, up just 9 percent since Apple last released figures more...

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500 Million People Are Using An App Facebook Basically Forced Them To Download

(7) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 12:04 PM

As the adage goes: "If you build it, and then force people to download it, they will come."

Or something like that.

At least that holds true for Facebook. The world's largest social network said on Monday that over 500 million people each month use Messenger, Facebook's standalone...

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Amazon's Latest Effort To Get You Shopping Is This Speaker

(54) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 3:08 PM

Amazon wants to make it as easy as possible for you to buy every single thing it sells, from diapers to groceries to streaming movies.

The company's latest effort to get you shopping comes in the form of a voice-controlled wireless speaker, called Echo, that's always listening...

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Showtime To Launch Standalone Streaming Service Next Year

(4) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 9:57 AM

Next year, you'll be able to get Showtime without a cable subscription.

Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS, Showtime's parent company, said in a call with investors on Wednesday that the premium network will "fairly definitively" offer a standalone streaming service in 2015.


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Only Disney Is Magical Enough To Get Google And Apple To Make A Deal

(8) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 11:46 AM

Disney likes to talk about the magical experiences it creates in its movies, theme parks and Broadway shows.

That magic evidently also works on multibillion-dollar tech companies.

On Tuesday, Apple and Google eased up on the rules surrounding Disney movies, according to a report in The Wall...

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Apple Watch Won't Come Until Spring: Report

(6) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 3:27 PM

When Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch in September, the only detail he gave about when it would be released was "early next year."

"Early," it now seems, means sometime this Spring.

That's according to a transcript of an internal Apple video obtained by 9to5Mac's Mark...

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[그래프] 중국만큼 큰 ‘페이스북 월드'

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 5:30 PM

지난 화요일 페이스북이 발표한 3분기 실적에 의하면, 세계에서 제일 큰 이 소셜 네트워크 서비스는 계속 성장하고 있다.

현재 13억5000만명의 사람들은 적어도 한 달에 한 번 페이스북을 이용한다. 지난해 같은 기간에 비해 14% 늘어난 수치다.

USA투데이의 존 스와츠(Jon Swartz)가 트위터에서 지적했던 것처럼, 페이스북 이용자수는...

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I Experienced The Dreaded AT&T 'Throttling' Firsthand

(97) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 8:37 AM

Last month, when I was in California for a work trip, my phone suddenly became useless. Even though I was in downtown San Francisco, the data connection was so slow that it was pretty much impossible to download email, use apps, browse the Web or load photos on Instagram.

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