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A New Breed Of Russian Startups Make Their Debut In Silicon Valley

Watch out for these Russian startups!

Business Tech June 13, 2019

Tal Melenboim On The Latest Computer-Generated Imagery Influencers Trend

The online marketing arena is fiercely competitive. Companies routinely jockey for position to gain an edge over one another. The paradigm shift from print media advertisements to online media has been ably assisted by social media.

Business Tech May 24, 2019

Amazon Is Making Employees Treat Tedious Warehouse Work Like A Video Game

To avoid warehouse work from becoming too tedious, Amazon is now letting employees on some of its warehouse locations play games. But not in a way you might be expecting.

Business Tech May 23, 2019

Facebook Developing A Cryptocurrency System That Could Be Bigger Than Apple Pay

Facebook’s cryptocurrency-based payments system could be bigger than initially expected. The social network is even allegedly planning to incentivize usage of its own payments platform.

Business Tech May 4, 2019

Shipping Warehouses Fully Run By Robots Might Be A Decade Away, Says Amazon

Various robots already perform an awful lot of jobs and help workers at Amazon warehouses around the country. But they’re not yet smart not enough to replace humans entirely.

Business Tech May 2, 2019

Heads Up, New Yorkers: Uber And Lyft Are No Longer Accepting New Drivers, Here’s Why

Both Uber and Lyft aren’t hiring new drivers in New York City at the moment following new wage floor rules passed in December. The freeze hiring won’t be permanent, though.

Business Tech April 30, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Split Facebook Into Two Companies

Facebook's announcement of a potential split into two products is seen as a way for the company to address lingering privacy issues. CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to create platforms where users can build public and private connections separately.

Business Tech April 29, 2019

Walmart Unveils Artificial Intelligence Store That’s Like Amazon Go But Also Not

Walmart’s Intelligent Retail Lab finally opens to the public, dubbed as the future of stores. But unlike Amazon Go locations, they don’t intend to erase employees from the equation.

Business Tech April 26, 2019

One-Day Amazon Prime Shipping Will Soon Be A Thing

Amazon Prime members could soon get their items in just one day by default. The company has revealed that it’s working to make this new option the new standard moving forward.

Business Tech April 26, 2019

Take All Your Amazon Returns To Kohl’s Beginning This July

All Kohl’s stores around the country will begin accepting Amazon returns this July, marking an expansion to an earlier pilot program by both companies. Some items are ineligible, though.

Business Tech April 24, 2019

Square Hiring New Crypto Engineers Who Will Be Paid In Bitcoin

Square and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted Wednesday night that his company is looking for several crypto employees. He said the hired candidates will focus on a cryptocurrency ecosystem that is independent of its own objectives.

Business Tech March 21, 2019

Marketing Exec Rahul Sandil Leaves HTC For Micron

Rahul Sandil, a marketing executive at HTC, is taking a break from virtual reality. From selling software, Sandil transitions to selling memory and storage hardware for consumer brands, Crucial and Ballistix.

Business Tech March 13, 2019

Amazon Reportedly Opening All-New Grocery Stores That Aren’t Whole Foods: Report

Amazon's new grocery stores will be spread out across the country and take on Walmart, Publix, and many other established retail locations. It’s not clear whether they’ll be cashier-less, as are Amazon Go stores.

Business Tech March 2, 2019

Swatch Sues Samsung For Allegedly Imitating Its Watch Face Designs

Swatch Group is suing Samsung over allegedly copied watch face designs. It is seeking more than $100 million in damages, accusing the South Korean company of 'unfair competition' and 'unfair business practices.'

Business Tech February 27, 2019

Nicholas Stover, Fired Amazon Worker With Crohn's Disease, Files Suit Over Bathroom Breaks

Nicholas Stover needed to use the bathroom more often because he has Crohn's disease, but he was fired for 'time theft.' He is seeking a minimum of $3 million in damages.

Business Tech February 25, 2019

Jeff Bezos Reveals The National Enquirer Threatened To Publish His Nude Photos: Here’s What He Said

Documents reveal that AMI, the parent company of tabloid National Enquirer, has threatened to publish nude photos of Jeff Bezos. But the Amazon CEO isn’t playing its game.

Business Tech February 8, 2019

QuadrigaCX Founder Gerald Cotten Dies Leaving $190 Million Worth Of Cryptocurrency Locked In His Laptop

QuadrigaCX founder Gerald Cotten has the only access to the cold storage of the cryptocurrency exchange. When he died in December, he took the encrypted access to $190 million worth of cryptocurrency.

Business Tech February 5, 2019

Q Acoustics Shows Off Tensegrity Speaker Stand That Kills Unnecessary Vibrations

Q Acoustics latest speaker, Concept 300, arrives with an aluminum tripod stand called the Tensegrity that kills unnecessary vibrations. Critics said the stand is the real star — not the speaker itself.

Business Tech February 4, 2019

Roku Premium Subs Now Available But No HBO In Sight

With Roku's new Premium Subscriptions feature, subscribers can stream the channels they want without the need to install the apps on their Roku device. The update will arrive in succeeding weeks, first to Roku players and Roku TVs afterward,

Business Tech January 30, 2019

US Files Charges Against Huawei Over Claims Chinese Telecoms Giant Stole Trade Secrets, Violated Iran Sanctions

The US Justice Department filed nearly two dozen charges against Huawei and its CFO Meng Wanzhou. One indictment claims the Chinese smartphone maker tried to steal trade secrets from T-Mobile.

Business Tech January 29, 2019

U.S. Air Force Offers Launchpad To 3D-Printed Rocket Start-Up

Relativity Space entered a contract with the U.S. Air Force for the exclusive use of Launch Complex 16, or LC-16. The company's 3D-printed rocket will be launched in 2020.

Business Tech January 19, 2019

Amazon Dash Buttons Deemed Illegal By German Court

No more push-to-order for German folks. With plenty of nudging from a consumer watchdog, a high state court has ruled that Amazon Dash buttons are breaching certain laws and must be stopped.

Business Tech January 12, 2019

Two-Hour Prime Now Deliveries From All Whole Foods Stores? Amazon Is Working On It

Amazon is rumored to be expanding Whole Foods in big ways. Not only will it bring Prime Now to all outlets, but it’s allegedly building even more stores in a bunch of different states.

Business Tech December 31, 2018

Huawei Close To Overtaking Apple As Second Best-Selling Smartphone Maker

This year, for the first time, Huawei performed better than Apple. The Chinese company sold more phones worldwide than the Cupertino brand, but it faces tough challenges ahead.

Business Tech December 26, 2018

Chinese Companies Ask Employees To Boycott Apple, Offer Incentives To Buy Huawei Products

Companies in China offer incentives to employees who buy Huawei devices. Some go to the extent of threatening to confiscate employees' iPhones and terminate those who use Apple products.

Business Tech December 25, 2018

Facebook Rumored To Be Creating Its Own Cryptocurrency

Facebook might be exploring opportunities involving stablecoin. If so, it would be the first major company to pursue blockchain, and it stands to succeed given its massive user base.

Business Tech December 21, 2018

France To Tax Tech Giants Facebook, Google, Apple, And Amazon Starting Jan. 1

France is going to implement its own tax on Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, which are collectively known in the EU region as GAFA starting Jan. 1. Other countries in the EU including the UK are also pushing to impose their own taxes to tech giants

Business Tech December 18, 2018

Amazon Is Finally Tired Of Selling You ‘Crap’

Amazon doesn’t want to lose profits over selling CRaP items, which stands for products that “Can’t Realize a Profit.” As such, it’s asking brands to make some big changes.

Business Tech December 17, 2018

Qualcomm Wants China To Ban Sale Of Apple iPhone XS And XR

After securing a temporary injunction against Apple, Qualcomm requested to ban the sales of iPhones XS, XS Max, and XR in China. The Cupertino, California-based company, meanwhile, insisted the units with iOS 12 weren't part of the order.

Business Tech December 14, 2018

Amazon Go Cashierless Stores Reportedly Coming To Airports

Amazon is setting sights on bigger things for its cashierless grocery concept. Depending on how plans go, travelers could soon find an Amazon Go in their airport.

Business Tech December 8, 2018

Internal Facebook E-mails Unveil Social Network's Controversial Practices

Facebook internal emails sent between 2012 and 2015 revealed that the social media giant engaged in controversial practices. The UK parliament released the correspondence, which was disclosed by Facebook as part of a lawsuit.

Business Tech December 6, 2018

Amazon Is Testing Cashierless Grocery Shopping In Bigger Stores

Amazon Go is currently undergoing tests in bigger stores, according to new reports. The cashierless grocery service debuted earlier this year but has had minor hiccups since.

Business Tech December 3, 2018

South Korea Files Charges Against 9 People Who Leaked Samsung Trade Secrets To Chinese Company

The CEO of Samsung supplier Toptec is among those who were charged for leaking intellectual property to a Chinese company in exchange for $13.8 million. Prosecutors said the supplier sold the technology after its sales dipped.

Business Tech December 2, 2018

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene To Be Replaced By Former Oracle Exec Thomas Kurian

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene to be replaced by former Oracle exec Thomas Kurian.

Business Tech November 17, 2018

Elon Musk Refutes Report James Murdoch May Replace Him As Chairman

Tesla and SEC have urged a Manhattan court judge to approve a settlement reached by the parties. This comes after Elon Musk refuted a report that James Murdoch is in line to replace him.

Business Tech October 16, 2018

T-Mobile Customers Are Getting A Free Year Of Pandora Plus

T-Mobile just announced a bunch of music-related perks for customers. The most notable among them is a year’s worth of Pandora Plus at no extra cost.

Business Tech August 16, 2018

Why Investors Are Suing Elon Musk Over His Tesla Tweets

Elon Musk is facing lawsuits due to his tweet about making Tesla a private company. If the CEO will not be able to prove that he has secured funding for such move, he will be forced to pay shareholders reparation.

Business Tech August 15, 2018

Verizon Offers Its Unlimited Users Free Apple Music For 6 Months

Verizon is offering all its Unlimited customers six free months of Apple Music. New and existing Apple Music customers are all eligible, provided they’re under one of the three unlimited plans.

Business Tech August 9, 2018

Snapchat Just Lost 3 Million Users, But It Lost Less Money Than Before

Snap Inc. is still losing money, but not as much as before. It also lost 3 million users after launching the redesigned Snapchat app, which has never happened before.

Business Tech August 8, 2018

Uber Quits Self-Driving Truck Program, Will Focus On Cars Instead

Self-driving truck technology is no longer a priority for Uber as it shuts down the project altogether. The move comes as the ride-hailing company faces increased scrutiny for its self-driving car test fleet.

Business Tech July 31, 2018

Walmart Is Really Serious About Building A Video Streaming Service To Rival Netflix

Walmart is moving ahead with its plan to create a video streaming service. It has apparently hired the former CEO of cable company Epix to kickstart development.

Business Tech July 31, 2018

Instapaper Is No Longer Part Of Pinterest, Forming New Parent Company

Instapaper will soon no longer be part of Pinterest, as the read-it-later service has chosen to go independent again. Meanwhile, European users are left unable to access the service due to its noncompliance with GDPR rules.

Business Tech July 17, 2018

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Is Now Third Richest Man In The World

Mark Zuckerberg jumped ahead of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett in the ranklings of the world's richest persons. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the Facebook co-founder now has a net worth of $81.6 billion.

Business Tech July 8, 2018

Facebook Is Shutting Down A Bunch Of Apps, Including One It Bought Just Months Ago

Facebook announced that three of its apps will cease to operate soon. The company cited that the lack of users is the ultimate reason for the shutdown.

Business Tech July 5, 2018

Super Mario Run Is A Cash Cow For Nintendo, But Most Of The Profits Came From iOS Downloads

Reports confirmed that the iOS version of 'Super Mario Run' earned more than the Android version. Analysts point out a similar trend for all other games published by the company.

Business Tech July 4, 2018

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