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Top Apple executive on Amazon Echo, Google Home: ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say…’ – CNBC

Saturday, May 06, 2017

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Warren Buffett admits he made a mistake on Google – CNBC

Saturday, May 06, 2017

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Leaked Images Reportedly Show Amazon Echo with Touchscreen – Fortune

Saturday, May 06, 2017

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France warns publishing candidate’s hacked emails may ‘distort’ election – The Hill

Saturday, May 06, 2017

France warned the media Saturday that it could be a criminal offense to publish information released in an alleged hack of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron‘s campaign emails. The French election commission expressed concern that publishing the emails could influence Sunday’s presidential vote and urged “responsibility,” according to Reuters. “On the eve of the most important election for our institutions, the commission calls on everyone present on internet sites and social…

Writers Guild Details Hikes in Employer Funds for Health Plan Solvency – Variety

Saturday, May 06, 2017

The Writers Guild of America has unveiled details of its new three-year contract with production companies — highlighted by an $86 million hike in funds from employers for the guild’s troubled health plan. The guild, in a summary issued Friday to members, also disclosed specifics of how the deal addresses the financial pressures that television writers have encountered when working the same amount of time, or longer, on shows that…

People who read books are more friendly than those who prefer watching TV, new study claims – The Sun

Saturday, May 06, 2017

READING books could make you a nicer person, a study found. People who read fiction novels are more likely be friendly, well-behaved and have sympathy for others. People who read fiction are more likely to be friendly, according to new research But those who prefer watching telly are less sociable, less friendly and less understanding of others’ views. In a study, carried out by researchers at Kingston University, 123 people…

Here are the 7 companies a Citi analyst thinks Apple could buy – CNBC

Friday, May 05, 2017

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Can Amazon’s New Echo Look Court Millennials? – Motley Fool

Friday, May 05, 2017

Word broke last week that Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was adding a new Echo to the lineup, joining the classic Echo, the smaller Dot, and the portable Tap home smart speakers. The latest addition, the Echo Look, has similar features to its other Echo kin, but it adds a hands-free, depth-sensing camera, built-in LED lighting, and an app that lets you build a photo library. Amazon is positioning this entry as a…

Nugget’s new app finds the best deals on Amazon – TechCrunch

Friday, May 05, 2017

There are a number of great deals to be had on Amazon, but finding them across the retailer’s vast array of products is still a challenge. That’s where a new app called Nugget comes in. The app scours Amazon for higher-quality products at lower prices, and then curates them into categories you can browse from your phone. All its deals are sourced from Amazon, so you don’t have to worry about fulfillment,…

Apple And Amazon Finally Bury The TV Hatchet – Forbes

Friday, May 05, 2017

If the latest leaks being reported on the Apple rumour mill are to be believed, it seems that the long-running, much-publicized spat between Apple and Amazon may finally have been resolved – at least partially. A report on Recode claims that ‘people familiar with the two companies’ have told them that the Amazon Video app is at long last going to be added to Apple TV at some point this…

Amazon Web Services Is Helping Amazon Scale Like a Proper Tech Company – Motley Fool

Friday, May 05, 2017

A full transcript follows the video. This video was recorded on April 28, 2017. Dylan Lewis: Looking at Amazon’s report here, they put up $35.7 billion in revenue. A year ago, $29 billion. That’s a 23% increase year over year. That’s pretty incredible given the size they’re working on with that denominator for year-over-year changes. Down to EPS, $1.48 per share. Based on last year, $1.07, good for 39% increase…

Fact or Fiction: Immediate impact of the draft class – Giants.com (blog)

Friday, May 05, 2017

Giants.com writers make predictions in the aftermath of the 2017 NFL Draft: More than two rookies will start at some point this season. DAN SALOMONE: Fact – As we sit here in May, the first two picks look like plug-and-play candidates from Day 1, but we’ll see. As for the rest of the draft class – and the incoming undrafted free agents – I’ll say another rookie makes at least…

Amazon beefs up drone delivery R&D in Cambridge – TechCrunch

Friday, May 05, 2017

Amazon is expanding its R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK, with a plan to move into a new 60,000 sq ft site in the city with capacity for more than 400 staff. Cambridge University, one of the UK’s top tier academic institutions, has a strong focus on science — explaining why a raft of tech firms (not just Amazon) have chosen to site R&D efforts there. Announcing the expansion of its Cambridge development operations yesterday, Amazon said…

It looks like Amazon’s Video app is finally coming to Apple TV this summer – Recode

Friday, May 05, 2017

Amazon and Apple may have reached a truce. The tech giants, who are increasingly competing for customers’ time, eyeballs and money, are close to an agreement to bring an Amazon video app to Apple’s Apple TV set-top box, according to people familiar with the two companies. Amazon employees expect the app to show up on Apple’s hardware in the third quarter of the year. That move would allow Amazon Prime…

Amazon Fire TV code hints at plans for single sign-on support – TechCrunch

Friday, May 05, 2017

Alongside the rollout of its TV app last year, Apple introduced support for single sign-on in iOS and Apple TV, which allows you to enter TV provider’s credentials just once in the Settings so that you can watch streaming TV across a number of authenticated TV apps without having to configure each one with your credentials. Now, it appears that Amazon is working on a similar feature for its Fire TV platform, too….

Fitbit ‘golden era’ is over as Apple Watch regains top spot in wearables after near two-year absence – CNBC

Friday, May 05, 2017

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Slideshow: Best-selling books – Quad City Times

Friday, May 05, 2017

Best-selling books for the week ended April 30. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Golden Prey” by John Sandford (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 2. “The Fix” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 3. “The Black Book” by James Patterson and David Ellis (Little, Brown) 4. “Anything is Possible” by Elizabeth Strout (Random House) 5. “All By Myself, Alone” by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) 6. “Beartown” by Frederik Backman (Atria) 7. “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles…