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An Apple engineer showed his daughter the new iPhone X. Now, she says, he’s fired. – Recode

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The famously secretive iPhone maker has zero — and we mean zero — patience with product leaks. Take it from Brooke Amelia Peterson. “At the end of the day, when you work for Apple it doesn’t matter how good of a person you are,” the teenager said in a YouTube video Saturday. “If you break a rule, they just have no tolerance. They had to do what they had to…

Amazon is bringing Audible support to its cheapest Kindle – The Verge – The Verge

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Amazon’s new Kindle Oasis has some cool new features. It’s waterproof, but it also supports Audible, if you have have a set of bluetooth headphones or speakers handy. According to a listing on Amazon, it looks as though that functionality is coming to its cheapest kindle model as well. According to the Kindle’s product page (via The Digital Reader), it will support Audible “in the coming months.” It looks as…

Amazon And Ebay Opened Pandora’s Box Of Chinese Counterfeits And Now Don’t Know What To Do – Forbes

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Counterfeit luxury goods are displayed by customs (L) and police (R) officials following a record seizure at the customs headquarters in Hong Kong. (PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images) A few years ago in California, a professional cartoonist, a designer of golf putters, a surfer, and a self-professed geek got together and formed a company. No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke, it’s the very real story of four guys and…

Apple fires iPhone X engineer after daughter’s hands-on video goes … – The Verge

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Apple has reportedly dismissed an engineer after his daughter’s iPhone X hands-on video went viral on YouTube. Brooke Amelia Peterson published a vlog earlier this week, which included a trip to the Apple campus to visit her father and see an unreleased iPhone X. Peterson’s video was quickly picked up by sites like 9to5Mac, and it spread even further on YouTube. Peterson now claims her father has been fired as…

There’s precedent for Amazon competing with so many companies. It doesn’t end well. – Quartz

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Perhaps no other company in history has sold so many different products (354 million) while competing against so many other companies (hundreds). In the past, that power hasn’t lasted. Amazon is betting it will be different. Amazon today is a retailer, a logistics network, a book publisher, a movie studio, a fashion designer, a hardware maker, a cloud services provider, and far, far more. The private equity firm Pitchbook estimates…

There’s precedent for Amazon competing with so many companies. It doesn’t end well. – Quartz

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Perhaps no other company in history has sold so many different products (354 million) while competing against so many other companies (hundreds). In the past, that power hasn’t lasted. Amazon is betting it will be different. Amazon today is a retailer, a logistics network, a book publisher, a movie studio, a fashion designer, a hardware maker, a cloud services provider, and far, far more. The private equity firm Pitchbook estimates…

Apple fires iPhone X engineer after daughter’s hands-on video goes … – The Verge

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Apple has reportedly dismissed an engineer after his daughter’s iPhone X hands-on video went viral on YouTube. Brooke Amelia Peterson published a vlog earlier this week, which included a trip to the Apple campus to visit her father and see an unreleased iPhone X. Peterson’s video was quickly picked up by sites like 9to5Mac, and it spread even further on YouTube. Peterson now claims her father has been fired as…

How to customize your Google Chrome and Chromebook searches … – The Verge

Sunday, October 29, 2017

I just reviewed the Google Pixelbook and I think it’s great — but Chrome OS is much more limited than either macOS or Windows when it comes to customizing how the core OS works. One of my favorite tools on the Mac is called Alfred, a tool that pops up a little search bar that can do basically anything you can think to program into it. I use it so…

There’s precedent for Amazon competing with so many companies. It doesn’t end well. – Quartz

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Perhaps no other company in history has sold so many different products (354 million) while competing against so many other companies (hundreds). In the past, that power hasn’t lasted. Amazon is betting it will be different. Amazon today is a retailer, a logistics network, a book publisher, a movie studio, a fashion designer, a hardware maker, a cloud services provider, and far, far more. The private equity firm Pitchbook estimates…

Amazon is bringing Audible support to its cheapest Kindle – The Verge

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Amazon’s new Kindle Oasis has some cool new features. It’s waterproof, but it also supports Audible, if you have have a set of bluetooth headphones or speakers handy. According to a listing on Amazon, it looks as though that functionality is coming to its cheapest kindle model as well. According to the Kindle’s product page (via The Digital Reader), it will support Audible “in the coming months.” It looks as…

Apple fires iPhone X engineer after daughter’s hands-on video goes viral – The Verge

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Apple has reportedly dismissed an engineer after his daughter’s iPhone X hands-on video went viral on YouTube. Brooke Amelia Peterson published a vlog earlier this week, which included a trip to the Apple campus to visit her father and see an unreleased iPhone X. Peterson’s video was quickly picked up by sites like 9to5Mac, and it spread even further on YouTube. Peterson now claims her father has been fired as…

There’s precedent for Amazon competing with so many companies. It doesn’t end well. – Quartz

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Perhaps no other company in history has sold so many different products (354 million) while competing against so many other companies (hundreds). In the past, that power hasn’t lasted. Amazon is betting it will be different. Amazon today is a retailer, a logistics network, a book publisher, a movie studio, a fashion designer, a hardware maker, a cloud services provider, and far, far more. The private equity firm Pitchbook estimates…

How to customize your Google Chrome and Chromebook searches – The Verge

Saturday, October 28, 2017

I just reviewed the Google Pixelbook and I think it’s great — but Chrome OS is much more limited than either macOS or Windows when it comes to customizing how the core OS works. One of my favorite tools on the Mac is called Alfred, a tool that pops up a little search bar that can do basically anything you can think to program into it. I use it so…

Fears of Amazon moving into prescription drug sales are already … – Washington Post

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos. (David Ryder/Getty Images) The possible megamerger between pharmacy giant CVS Health and health insurer Aetna would be the biggest deal of the year if it goes through. It would also create a combined company less vulnerable to disruption by Amazon, the online retail giant that has been eyeing the pharmacy business. Speculation that Amazon could get into the business of selling prescription drugs has sent…

Amazon shares surge 13% to record above $1100 as Wall Street shocked by giant’s rapid growth – CNBC

Friday, October 27, 2017

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Amazon just added a FedEx. Stock up nearly $62 billion in a single day – CNBC

Friday, October 27, 2017

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Google no longer lets you change domains to search different countries – The Verge

Friday, October 27, 2017

You’ve long been able to get localized search results by visiting Google at different domains — like google.com for the US, google.co.uk for England, or google.co.jp for Japan — but that won’t be the case any more after today. Google said that it’ll now deliver search results relevant to your current location no matter which domain you visit. So if you’re in New York and visit google.ru, you’ll still get…

Amazon shares surge 13% to record above $1100 as Wall Street shocked by giant’s rapid growth – CNBC

Friday, October 27, 2017

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Amazon may be factor behind rumored CVS, Aetna merger – CNNMoney

Friday, October 27, 2017

Amazon may upend another industry without even launching a product. CVS Health (CVS) is said to be in talks to acquire Aetna (AET) for $66 billion in a blockbuster merger that could reshape the health insurance industry. And one of the factors rumored to be driving the deal is Amazon (AMZN, Tech30). The Wall Street Journal reports the merger is at least partly intended to guard against the threat of…