E-books

Apple is not America’s favorite tech company – The Verge

Friday, October 27, 2017

The era of the Apple fanboy may be coming to an end. According to a survey conducted by The Verge in partnership with consulting firm Reticle Research, Apple falls squarely in the middle among Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon when it comes to inspiring passion and trust in consumers. It came in behind Google in both categories, and far behind Amazon, which led in positive responses for pretty much every…

Apple’s iPhone X Sold Out In Minutes. But That Doesn’t Mean It’s a Hit – Fortune

Friday, October 27, 2017

Reported production problems point to a small first batch. On Friday, Apple allowed people to start preordering its flagship iPhone X model a week ahead of its November 3 launch. However, those who wanted to receive the tenth-anniversary iPhone on that date had to move fast—the initial supply sold out in minutes. According to CNET, it took all of 10 minutes for some models to start showing up with a…

Amazon might be more interested in medical devices than pharmaceuticals, one analyst says – CNBC

Friday, October 27, 2017

<!– –> HOME EDITION News Economy Finance Health Care Real Estate Wealth Autos Earnings Energy Life Media Politics Retail Commentary Special Reports Asia Europe CFO Council Markets Pre-Markets U.S. Asia Europe Stocks Commodities Currencies Bonds Funds ETFs Investing Trading Nation Trader Talk Financial Advisors Personal Finance Etf Street Portfolio Watchlist Stock Screener Fund Screener Tech Mobile Social Media Enterprise Gaming Cybersecurity Tech Guide Make It Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials…

Amazon is getting almost no revenue from its bookstores – CNBC

Friday, October 27, 2017

<!– –> HOME EDITION News Economy Finance Health Care Real Estate Wealth Autos Earnings Energy Life Media Politics Retail Commentary Special Reports Asia Europe CFO Council Markets Pre-Markets U.S. Asia Europe Stocks Commodities Currencies Bonds Funds ETFs Investing Trading Nation Trader Talk Financial Advisors Personal Finance Etf Street Portfolio Watchlist Stock Screener Fund Screener Tech Mobile Social Media Enterprise Gaming Cybersecurity Tech Guide Make It Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials…

Amazon and Alphabet report sales surge – BBC News

Friday, October 27, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Tech giants Amazon and Google’s parent Alphabet have posted a surge in sales over the last three months. Shares in Alphabet jumped above $1,000 in after-hours trading after the company reported sales up 24% to $27.8bn. Amazon, the world’s biggest e-commerce site, saw sales rise 34% to $43.7bn – nearly the size of Slovenia’s economy last year. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s profit beat estimates on gains from cloud…

New service gives Amazon a Key to your house for deliveries – Seattle Times

Friday, October 27, 2017

Amazon’s retail empire was built on taking items from a website listing to a consumer’s front door. A pair of new products now aims to drop those boxes safely inside the home, a major test of how much people trust the online retail giant.  The company Wednesday introduced Amazon Key, a program for Amazon Prime members that, when linked to a smart door lock, grants entry to delivery people or…

Apple Leak Reveals iPhone X Launch ‘Catastrophe’ – Forbes

Friday, October 27, 2017

iPhone X orders start tomorrow and things are not looking good. Following two high profile reports (1, 2) stating Apple is facing unparalleled stock shortages, a new industry report has now delivered the most damning verdict yet… Popular UK site TechRadar brings the bad news. Speaking to a source at one of the country’s largest phone retailers, TechRadar quotes them describing the lack of iPhone X stock as “chronic” and…

Amazon Tops Sales Estimates on Subscribers, Whole Foods – Bloomberg

Friday, October 27, 2017

Amazon.com Inc. showed investors it can run grocery stores, churn out gadgets, expand its cloud-computing business and invest in new markets, all while selling more products online and managing expenses. The company reported third-quarter sales and profit that topped analysts’ estimates. The results reassured investors that the company can integrate its biggest-ever acquisition — Whole Foods Market Inc. — without disrupting its dominating e-commerce performance. Shares rose as much as…

Amazon shares soar after massive earnings beat – CNBC

Thursday, October 26, 2017

<!– –> HOME EDITION News Economy Finance Health Care Real Estate Wealth Autos Earnings Energy Life Media Politics Retail Commentary Special Reports Asia Europe CFO Council Markets Pre-Markets U.S. Asia Europe Stocks Commodities Currencies Bonds Funds ETFs Investing Trading Nation Trader Talk Financial Advisors Personal Finance Etf Street Portfolio Watchlist Stock Screener Fund Screener Tech Mobile Social Media Enterprise Gaming Cybersecurity Tech Guide Make It Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials…

Apple’s homepage is now one big iPhone X ad – The Verge

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Apple doesn’t change its homepage layout all that often, but for the rollout of the iPhone X, it’s shaking things up. The landing page of Apple’s website is now filled with a half-dozen animations showing off the tech inside the forthcoming iPhone. It looks like what you’d expect to find on the dedicated iPhone X page, whereas Apple usually uses its homepage to showcase a bunch of different products. This…

Amazon’s Latest Way Into Your Life Is Through the Front Door – New York Times

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Ryan Calo, a law professor at the University of Washington who specializes in legal issues related to technology, said Amazon’s new service relies on the same kind of trust homeowners commonly extend to services to which they hand over their keys. But he said those agreements often involve in-person interactions, which won’t happen when homeowners allow Amazon to unlock its doors. “It raises questions about how do you specify and…

Google Pixelbook review: emperor of Chrome – The Verge – The Verge

Thursday, October 26, 2017

There are many questions about the Pixelbook, a new $999 Chromebook manufactured by Google. Who should buy this thing? Who would want to? Is it supposed to compete with MacBooks? Surface tablets? Windows convertibles? iPads? iPad Pros? All of the above? Can a laptop that is mainly designed to run the Chrome browser (with a side of Android apps) really be worth spending this much money on? Is Google high?…

Amazon’s Door Opener Isn’t What You Need To Be Worried About – Forbes

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Amazon Amazon Cloud Camera Amazon Key, is a door-opening system that will allow Amazon (and anyone you choose) to get into your home via your smartphone. At $249.99 (and currently only for Amazon Prime members only), Amazon’s latest push to get further inside our homes may not fly off the shelves but it is a look at a world that is fast approaching that comes with a hard cost – a world of extended trust…

Wall Streets expects smaller profit from Amazon, but still plenty of growth – CNBC

Thursday, October 26, 2017

<!– –> HOME EDITION News Economy Finance Health Care Real Estate Wealth Autos Earnings Energy Life Media Politics Retail Commentary Special Reports Asia Europe CFO Council Markets Pre-Markets U.S. Asia Europe Stocks Commodities Currencies Bonds Funds ETFs Investing Trading Nation Trader Talk Financial Advisors Personal Finance Etf Street Portfolio Watchlist Stock Screener Fund Screener Tech Mobile Social Media Enterprise Gaming Cybersecurity Tech Guide Make It Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials…

Google Pixelbook review: emperor of Chrome – The Verge

Thursday, October 26, 2017

There are many questions about the Pixelbook, a new $999 Chromebook manufactured by Google. Who should buy this thing? Who would want to? Is it supposed to compete with MacBooks? Surface tablets? Windows convertibles? iPads? iPad Pros? All of the above? Can a laptop that is mainly designed to run the Chrome browser (with a side of Android apps) really be worth spending this much money on? Is Google high?…

Amazon’s Latest Way Into Your Life Is Through the Front Door – New York Times

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Ryan Calo, a law professor at the University of Washington who specializes in legal issues related to technology, said Amazon’s new service relies on the same kind of trust homeowners commonly extend to services to which they hand over their keys. But he said those agreements often involve in-person interactions, which won’t happen when homeowners allow Amazon to unlock its doors. “It raises questions about how do you specify and…

Amazon will now sell you high-end LG phones for less, if you’ll put up with ads – The Verge

Thursday, October 26, 2017

LG is joining Amazon’s Prime Exclusive Phone program today, offering four smartphones at a discount for customers willing to put up with seeing ads on their lock screen. Amazon already has Motorola, Alcatel, and Nokia as partners in this program, but its deal with LG stands out for being the first to include high-end phones. LG is offering the G6 and G6 Plus at a discount, as well as the…

Logitech’s Circle security cameras now work with Google Assistant – The Verge

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Logitech’s Circle security cameras now work with your voice through Google Assistant. That means you can ask the virtual assistant to show you what’s going on around the house and view the camera feed right on your TV. The feature will work on any device with Google Assistant installed, like Google Home smart speakers, Android phones, or iPhones; and requires a TV with a Chromecast attached or built-in. To view…

Amazon’s Latest Way Into Your Life Is Through the Front Door – New York Times

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Ryan Calo, a law professor at the University of Washington who specializes in legal issues related to technology, said Amazon’s new service relies on the same kind of trust homeowners commonly extend to services to which they hand over their keys. But he said those agreements often involve in-person interactions, which won’t happen when homeowners allow Amazon to unlock its doors. “It raises questions about how do you specify and…

Amazon’s Latest Way Into Your Life Is Through the Front Door – New York Times

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Ryan Calo, a law professor at the University of Washington who specializes in legal issues related to technology, said Amazon’s new service relies on the same kind of trust homeowners commonly extend to services to which they hand over their keys. But he said those agreements often involve in-person interactions, which won’t happen when homeowners allow Amazon to unlock its doors. “It raises questions about how do you specify and…