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Here’s How Spotify Plans To Disrupt The Music Industry Even Further: Licensing Artists Directly

Spotify wants to directly license lesser-known artists’ music instead of cutting deals with labels. No matter how much it tries to hide it, that’s exactly what’s happening.

Business June 11, 2018

DirecTV Now Is Getting Beefier With Cloud DVR And New UI

A new announcement made by AT&T confirmed the arrival of its promised Cloud DVR service for DirecTV. The new update will allow users to record up to 20 hours of content and access them remotely with its new UI on iOS and tvOS.

Business May 20, 2018

San Francisco, Chicago About To Get Amazon Go Cashierless Stores

Amazon Go, Amazon's cashierless convenience store, is coming to San Francisco and Chicago. The retailer confirmed the news after recently putting up an ad seeking for store managers for outlets in both cities.

Business May 15, 2018

Chinese Tech Company ZTE Shuts Down Operations: What Does This Mean For US Consumers?

China-based ZTE announced that it is shutting down major operations. The technology company could not compete due to an export ban from the United States.

Business May 9, 2018

After Venturing Into Self-Driving Cars And Rockets, Elon Musk Is Ready To Start A Candy Company

Elon Musk has announced plans to start his own candy company. Is he actually being serious or just trolling Warren Buffett over the concept of moats?

Business May 7, 2018

Most Southwest Flight 1380 Passengers Used Oxygen Masks Incorrectly: Here's How To Do It Properly During Emergency

Passengers of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 shared how not to wear an oxygen mask. Listen to the instructions carefully to avoid passing out during an emergency landing.

Business April 19, 2018

Passenger Live Streams Aftermath Of Southwest Plane Engine Explosion

A passenger was able to share videos on Facebook of what he and other passengers experienced inside the Southwest airline that exploded while on its way to Dallas. Investigators confirmed that the airplane has damage in its engine and fuselage.

Business April 18, 2018

Say Hello To Flippy, A Burger-Flipping Robot That May Soon Take Jobs From Humans

Caliburger just demonstrated its first automated grill chef named Flippy. According to the company, it is not meant to take away jobs from human workers.

Business March 7, 2018

Want To Drive An Uber? New Study Reveals You Will Not Earn Much And Can Actually Lose Money

A new study published by MIT revealed the earning potential of ride-hailing services. Uber and Lyft drivers are earning less than minimum wage.

Business March 5, 2018

HTC Smartphone Chief Resigns Effective Immediately, Citing 'Personal Career Plan'

HTC seems to be in a tough spot, as its smartphone chief just announced his resignation effective immediately. Chialin Chang is departing the company to pursue a 'personal career plan,' and HTC has yet to appoint a replacement.

Business February 14, 2018

Amazon Prime Now Adds Whole Foods Groceries For Free 2-Hour Delivery

The Amazon Prime Now delivery service now covers Whole Foods groceries as well, with free two-hour deliveries. The option is only available in four markets for now, but Amazon plans to expand it nationwide.

Business February 8, 2018

Uber Selling Its XChange Leasing Portfolio To Startup Fair To Focus More On Its Core Business

Uber decided to sell its Xchange leasing portfolio to startup Fair in a bid to concentrate on its core business. Uber will still lease vehicles to drivers through an exclusive deal with Fair in the United States.

Business January 30, 2018

Netflix CEO Not Afraid Of Potential Disney Streaming Service: ‘I’ll Be A Subscriber’

Disney is planning to launch its own video-streaming service in 2019, with the help of its recent acquisition, 21st Century Fox. Its biggest rival Netflix isn’t fazed.

Business January 23, 2018

Netflix Price Hike Didn't Matter: Over 8 Million New Subscribers Added In Record-Breaking Q4

Netflix increased its subscription rates in October 2017, but that did not hold back the streaming service from booking a record-breaking quarter. The company added 8.4 million new subscribers in the period and posted a net income of $186 million.

Business January 23, 2018

Amazon Go Seattle Ready To Open: What Is It Like To Shop At The No Checkout Store?

The first Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle is finally ready to open to the public. How does the cashless, no-checkout store work, and what is it like to shop there?

Business January 21, 2018

Amazon Prime Membership Fee Increases $2 To $12.99 Per Month: Time To Switch To The Annual Plan?

Amazon increased the monthly rate of an Amazon Prime membership to $12.99, for a total of $156 over a year. The move may be the online retailer's way of pushing customers to an annual subscription, which remains at $99.

Business January 21, 2018

Amazon HQ2: Toronto Is The Only Canadian City On The Shortlist, But Does It Stand A Chance?

Amazon announced its list of 20 finalists in the race for HQ2 and Toronto is the only Canadian city still in the running but does it stand a chance? Here's what experts are saying.

Business January 19, 2018

Amazon Announces Shortlist Of 20 Finalists For Second Headquarters

The sweepstake for which city will get Amazon's second headquarters has narrowed down. Amazon announced the shortlist for the new headquarters which includes New York, Boston, and Denver.

Business January 18, 2018

Apple, Google Buses For Employees Attacked In San Francisco: Windows Smashed By Pellet Guns

Buses for Apple and Google employees have been attacked in San Francisco, forcing the tech companies to change the route of the shuttle services. The unknown assailants may be using pellet guns to smash the windows of the buses.

Business January 18, 2018

IBM And Maersk Teaming Up To Create New Blockchain Company

IBM and the Danish shipping company Maersk will be teaming up to start a New York-based blockchain company. Maersk will own 51 percent, while IBM will own 49 percent of the new company.

Business January 17, 2018

CVS To Stop Altering Photos For Beauty Products: CVS Beauty Mark To Counter Unrealistic Body Images

CVS announced a new initiative to drive more transparency regarding materially altered photos of beauty products. The company will implement a new CVS Beauty Mark in an effort to counter unrealistic body images.

Business January 16, 2018

Dropbox Is Going Public, Privately Valued At $10 Billion

Dropfox filed for its IPO confirming that it will be going live this year. The file-sharing company is valued at $10 billion, which many have said is overvalued.

Business January 12, 2018

Another Factory Worker Commits Suicide At iPhone Maker Foxconn Factory

A Chinese worker at an iPhone manufacturing factory committed suicide on Saturday. This is not the first suicide at the Foxconn factory, which is renewing scrutiny into the company's working conditions.

Business January 9, 2018

GoPro Karma Drone Disaster Leads To Hundreds Of Layoffs: Maybe GoPro Should Stick To Cameras?

TechCrunch learned that GoPro is laying off hundreds of workers this week. The downsizing largely affects the company's aerial division, which is responsible for the creation of the Karma drone.

Business January 7, 2018

Google Might Be Selling Off Yelp Competitor Zagat: Does It Even Ring A Bell?

Google is selling yet another one of its previous acquisitions. This time it’s Zagat, a restaurant listing and review service it purchased back in 2011.

Business January 4, 2018

Microsoft Acquires Hybrid Storage Tech Company Avere Systems

Microsoft continues to make a large push into cloud computing. This time, the company bought Pittsburgh-based hybrid storage tech company Avere System to beef up Azure.

Business January 4, 2018

Amazon And Google Likely Lost Money On Discounts To Home Assistants During Holiday Season

In order to build brand loyalty and look toward future purchases, Google and Amazon deeply discounted their smart speakers. This move, while gainful in the long term, means short-term losses.

Business January 5, 2018

Amazon Prime 2017: 5 Billion Items Shipped Worldwide, And The Rise Of The Instant Pot

Amazon shipped more than 5 billion items worldwide under its Amazon Prime membership program in 2017. The Amazon Prime Best of 2017 announcement also highlighted the rise in popularity of the Instant Pot, among several other interesting tidbits.

Business January 3, 2018

Smart Lock Startup Otto Forced To Suspend Operations: What Happened?

Smart lock startup Otto had no choice but to suspend its operations for now after its plans went wrong. The smart lock won't ship as scheduled at all, so here's what happened.

Business January 2, 2018

There's A 40 Percent Likelihood Apple Might Buy Netflix, Say Citi Analysts

Financial analysts predicted a 40 percent chance that Netflix will be acquired by Apple. Donald Trump's tax reform will likely spur the company to buy out the video streaming service.

Business January 4, 2018

Apple Gives Tim Cook A Big Raise, Requires CEO To Fly Private

Apple just awarded Tim Cook with a huge pay hike. The CEO will be also be required to travel by private jet moving forward.

Business December 28, 2017

Amazon Files ‘AmazonTube’ Trademark Amid Google YouTube Feud

The Amazon and Google battle has gone a step further with Amazon filing a trademark for “AmazonTube.” This came after Google pulled YouTube service from Amazon devices.

Business December 23, 2017

iPhone X Will Make Samsung Up To $22 Billion Richer In 2018

Samsung's projected earnings are estimated to reach up to $22 Billion in 2018. Apple continues to source its OLED components from the aforementioned company for the iPhone X.

Business December 21, 2017

Virgin Hyperloop One Sets New Speed Record

The team behind the Virgin Hyperloop One startup announced their latest milestone. The energy-efficient experimental transport system reportedly broke its previous speed record.

Business December 21, 2017

Magic Leap Working With Sigur Rós For Experimental Mixed Reality Music Project

The secretive Magic Leap just demoed an interactive music experience that it designed with Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós. Per usual, the mixed reality company is tight-lipped on specific details about its hardware.

Business December 20, 2017

Amazon, Google Playing Nice: Chromecast Back At Amazon As Talks To Keep YouTube On Fire TV Commence

Amazon and Google are in 'productive discussions' as Chromecast product listings go up on Amazon again. That could mean that YouTube is going to stay on the Fire TV and return to the Echo Show.

Business December 15, 2017

Uber Rider Charged $14,000 For A 20-Minute Trip That Should've Cost Around $20 Only

Uber charged a rider in Canada 18,000 Canadian dollars or $14,000 for a 20-minute trip. The 5-mile ride was supposed to be around $20 only.

Business December 13, 2017

Apple Confirms Shazam Acquisition For An Undisclosed Amount: What Now?

Rumors of an Apple acquisition of Shazam started circling last week, and Apple has now confirmed the deal. The company has not disclosed the financial details but says it has 'exciting plans in store.'

Business December 12, 2017

General Electric To Cut 12,000 Jobs In Bid To Stabilize Its Power Unit

Amid dwindling demand for fossil fuel-based energy sources, General Electric is trying to refocus and stabilize its power unit. In the process, GE plans to cut 12,000 jobs from its global power business.

Business December 7, 2017

Facebook Rules Glassdoor's List Of '2018 Best Places To Work'

Facebook was again included in Glassdoor's list of the 'best places to work' in 2018. The social media giant managed to nab the top spot across various industries beating the likes of Google, HubSpot, and LinkedIn.

Business December 7, 2017

Thanks, Elon Musk: Australia Turns On Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery In The World

Elon Musk's largest lithium-ion battery installation in South Australia is now up and running. The clean energy project is set to provide power to not less than 30,000 homes across the region.

Business December 2, 2017

Elon Musk Denies He Is Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto

Elon Musk as the creator of bitcoins steers up again. A former SpaceX intern blogged about the possibility that Elon might be the real Satoshi Nakamoto.

Business December 2, 2017

SoftBank Wants To Buy Uber Shares At 30 Percent Off: Should Uber Investors Take The Offer?

SoftBank and a group of investors are looking to buy Uber shares at a price that values the ride-hailing company at a 30 percent discount. According to an analyst, the low price takes into consideration all the controversies surrounding Uber.

Business November 28, 2017

Tesla Beats 100-Day Deadline To Make World's Largest Lithium Ion Battery (And Elon Musk Wins $50M Bet)

Tesla's Elon Musk has won the bet to create world's largest lithium-ion battery power project in South Australia. With this Elon Musk has kept his promise and will take home $50 million for the completed project.

Business November 24, 2017

FTC Puts TripAdvisor Under The Microscope Following Reports It Removed Rape Warnings

TripAdvisor is under the scanner of Federal Trade Commission for misconduct. Users have claimed that TripAdvisor deleted their comments on businesses that caused harm to the travelers.

Business November 24, 2017

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