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The Next iPhone Could Forever Change How We Spend Money

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 12:15 PM

If Apple has its way, you may soon be ditching your plastic- and paper-stuffed George Costanza wallet and paying for things with a tap or swipe of your iPhone.

Wired reported last week that the next iPhone, widely expected to be announced next week, will come...

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Nobody Is Buying Amazon's Fire Phone

(37) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 12:55 PM

Amazon's Fire Phone does not appear to be on fire.

According to an estimate by Charles Arthur, technology editor at The Guardian, the world's largest online retailer sold fewer than 35,000 of its new smartphones in the first 20 days it was on the market.

To put that...

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Netflix Actually Won Big At Last Night's Emmys

(31) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 5:07 PM

By one very important measure, Netflix looked like a big loser at Monday night's Emmy Awards.

The streaming network had been nominated for 31 Primetime Emmys, but walked away from the most important categories empty-handed. The company reportedly spent more than $100 million to produce its marquee...

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Amazon To Buy Twitch For About $1 Billion

(32) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 3:03 PM

Amazon announced Monday it is buying Twitch, a service that lets people watch live streams of other people playing video games, for $970 million.

Twitch, which also lets people broadcast videos of themselves playing and streams professional video-game tournaments, makes money from advertising and from selling subscriptions. The...

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(1) Comments | Posted August 23, 2014 | 4:17 AM

チャレンジを1つ、チャリティーを1つ取ってきて、有名人をちりばめ、Facebookで一気に過熱して焼き上げると、はい!アイス・バケツ・チャレンジの出来上がり。この流行があなたのFacebook のフィードを席巻することは間違いない。

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Los motivos por los que el 'Ice Bucket Challenge' se ha hecho viral

(8) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 8:03 AM

Pon una parte de reto, añade una pizca de labor benéfica, espolvoréalo con algunos famosos y mételo a Facebook a una temperatura elevada. Voilà: ahí tienes el Ice Bucket Challenge, el fenómeno viral que probablemente se haya apoderado de tus cuentas de Facebook y Twitter estos días.

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아이스버킷 챌린지가 유독 인기있는 이유

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 2:11 AM

챌린지 한 줌에 자선 한 줌, 거기다 유명인을 몇몇 뿌려놓고 페이스북에 올려서 흔들면... 짜잔! 아마 당신의 페이스북 피드를 뒤덮고 있는 아이스버킷 챌린지는 이렇게 탄생했을 것이다.

머리 위에 얼음을 한 통씩 붓고 다른 이에게도 똑같이 해보라고 도전하는 이 간단한 행위로 ALS(근육위축가쪽경화증) 재단에 수천만 달러가 모금되었다. 역사상 페이스북에 바이럴로...

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3 Reasons iPhone 6 Sales Will Be Absolutely Bonkers

(297) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 2:28 PM

Each iPhone launch sets new sales records. So it's hardly a reach to predict that the launch of the next iPhone, expected in September, will be big.

Wall Street and Apple fans are starting to salivate over...

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The Reasons The Ice Bucket Challenge Went Viral

(68) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 4:30 PM

Take one part challenge, one part charity, sprinkle in some celebrity and cook on high with Facebook. Voilà: You have the Ice Bucket Challenge -- the viral phenomenon that's likely taking your Facebook feed by storm.

The concept -- which you know by now consists of people dumping a bucket...

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The Trick To Never Getting Screwed By Terrible Customer Service

(73) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 8:50 AM

The hot new thing on the Internet seems to be recording an awful customer service experience and posting it online. Unlike most Internet fads, this one may actually be useful -- by helping you get better customer service.

There have been several high- profile...

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The Real Reason Facebook Is Forcing You To Download Messenger

(119) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 1:23 PM

A little over a year ago, Facebook launched Facebook Home, software designed to take over some smartphones completely. It was a huge flop, but the message was clear: Facebook was on a mission to dominate the time you spend on your phone.

The company's recent

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Finally, Some Good News For Anyone Who Owns A TV Or A Cell Phone

(25) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 6:01 PM

Consumers just dodged a bullet.

Actually, make that two bullets.

This week, there were two different mergers in the works that would have brought together giants of telecom and media. On Tuesday, both of those deals fell apart. Sprint decided to abandon its $32 billion plan to...

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Even Timex Is Making A Smartwatch Now

(3) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 9:33 PM

If you're one of the few people who actually has a smartwatch, you know it can't do much without a smartphone. In order for most smartwatches to be fully functional, they need to be paired to the mini-computer that we carry around in our pockets and purses all the time.

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Amazon Will Pay You $1 To Choose Slow Shipping

(86) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 4:58 PM

One of the best things about being an Amazon Prime member is getting free, two-day shipping.

Prime members with a little patience, however, are now getting an extra benefit: $1.

Starting Wednesday, prime members who choose "No-Rush" shipping on any order will get a $1 credit for Amazon's

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Amazon Finally Explains Why It's Fighting A Big Publisher

(35) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 1:07 PM

Amazon is finally opening up about its fight with publisher Hachette.

The two companies have been embroiled in contentious negotiations over e-book pricing for months. Until now, no one was talking about the specifics of the deal.

In a post on the Kindle forum Tuesday afternoon,...

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He probado el Fire Phone de Amazon... y ésta es la razón por la que no voy a comprarlo

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 2:09 AM

Estos últimos días he estado utilizando el Fire Phone, el tan esperado smartphone de Amazon. No está mal…

La pantalla de 4,7 pulgadas es bastante más grande que la de mi pobre iPhone 5S. Está muy bien para leer, para mirar Twitter, Instagram y Facebook, para hacer llamadas...

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Why People Aren't Buying iPads Anymore

(618) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 4:39 PM

Last week, a colleague of mine went to the Verizon store to get a new phone. An hour later, he walked out with a new smartphone and a free Android tablet.

That's how cheap tablets have become: Verizon will give you a free one when you sign...

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I Tried Amazon's Fire Phone -- Here's Why I Won't Buy It

(37) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 8:59 PM

I've been using the Fire Phone, the long-anticipated smartphone from Amazon, for the last few days. It's a fine phone ...

The 4.7-inch screen is significantly bigger than one on my puny iPhone 5S, and it's been a pleasure for reading, browsing Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and making calls...

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Netflix Is Going To Start Selling Gift Cards In Stores

(4) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 8:04 PM

You may soon be able to get a Netflix subscription at your neighborhood grocery store.

The streaming video service announced in a letter to investors Monday that it's going to start selling physical gift cards in "select stores" in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Germany -- a small...

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Americans Won't Stop Loving Amazon, No Matter What It Does

(35) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 12:01 AM

A bitter public feud with a book publisher, eviscerating segments by Stephen Colbert and reports of terrible warehouse working conditions don't seem to be having much effect on how Americans feel about Amazon, according to a new survey.

Amazon, the world's largest...

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