As expected, Google unveiled its Music store and the expansion of its cloud service—it's pulling out all the stops to compete with the leader, Apple's iTunes. Google has three of the four music labels on board—Sony, Universal, and EMI—all but Warner Music. Now consumers will be able to purchase millions of songs via music.google.com and through the Android market, with 90 second free previews.
Don't look now, but Amazon is stealing Android from Google. Exhibit A: Amazon's Kindle Fire.
Google X is a clandestine lab where Google is tackling a list of 100 shoot-for-the-stars ideas, the New York Times reports.
Don't worry about Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi — if this whole politics thing doesn't work out, he's always got a career as a singer to fall back on!
Apple shares are down nearly 2% on concerns about demand for the new iPhone. DigiTimes says Apple is telling part suppliers to delay some of their shipments until the early part of next year. What should investors make of this? Peter Misek, Jefferies analyst.
For many cooks, the pleasure of Thanksgiving is in the planning. In early November, the recipe folders come out, along with dreams of learning to perfect a lattice pie crust, and the cookbooks covered with splatters and sticky notes that evoke holidays past, the New York Times reports.
As if we’re not on edge enough, the government is going to push the button for the emergency broadcast system — but just for a second. Everybody remain calm .....
Yale professor David Gelernter survived an attack by the Unabomber. Now, he's up against a bigger force: He's suing Apple. After seeing an email from Steve Jobs in the case, one patent law expert said simply, "Wow."
the New York Times reports.
People often joke about how much waiting for the cable guy and other service people is costing them — in time and billable hours. Well now, someone has actually done the math.
Cloud computing, on-demand software and social media marketing are providing easier access to previously unaffordable resources.
"It's hard to imagine anyone could possibly fill the enormous vacuum left with the tragic death of Steve Jobs. But people are searching hopefully for such a person," and this author thinks that person could be Jeff Bezos.
Tony Fadell, a former Apple executive who led iPod and iPhone development from 2001 to 2009, helped transform consumer products used by millions of people. Next up: the humble household thermostat. The New York Times reports.
There has never been a lot of love lost between Activision and Electronic Arts. The two video game publishers fight over just about everything.
Losses in copper are adding to negative sentiment on stocks, with the Fast Money traders.
Apple shocked the street by missing analyst estimates as iPhone sales disappointed the financial prognosticators. But rather than providing an indication of Apple's decline, it instead highlights how easily influenced the investment community can be, caught up in momentum, and prone to setting unreasonable expectations for earnings estimates.
What follows is a list of products and services that became so indispensable to consumers that they instantly lost interest in their previous favorites.
Within the new iPhone lies a very special element that heralds the next generation in smartphones. This element could have a titanic effect on mobile commerce in the months to come and, overall, points to a much larger trend for which few can even begin to fully define its future business impact.
Today, the fundamentals of the concert experience – hearing about a show, rallying your friends to buy tickets, going to the show, and recounting the experience to everyone you know – are the same, but the means are greatly modernized through mobile technology.
Brian Sullivan’s opinion piece on Wednesday detailed why he’d likely avoid the new iCloud service, saying it was too expensive to justify the benefits. Today, he admits he blew it on Apple.
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