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Twitter Acquires CardSpring As It Gets More Commerce-Friendly Twitter Acquires CardSpring As It Gets More Commerce-Friendly

Twitter announced that it has agreed to acquire payments infrastructure firm CardSpring. The company helps merchants work with publishers to create online-to-offline promotions. This seems like a good fit as Twitter moves further and further into the realm of ecommerce. …

Apple Adds Sue Wagner To Board Of Directors As Bill Campbell Retires Apple Adds Sue Wagner To Board Of Directors As Bill Campbell Retires

Apple announced on Thursday that Sue Wagner, founding partner and director of BlackRock (not to be confused with politician Sue Ellen Wagner), has been elected to its board of directors as Bill Campbell retires. Campbell is the board’s longest-serving member, …

Microsoft To Eliminate Xbox Entertainment Studios Microsoft To Eliminate Xbox Entertainment Studios

As you may know, Microsoft announced that it is cutting 18,000 jobs over the next year, starting with 13,000 over the next six months. One casualty of the company’s restructuring is Xbox Entertainment Studios, a segment founded in 2012 to …

Google Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora Steps Down, As Company Releases Earnings Report Google Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora Steps Down, As Company Releases Earnings Report

Google just released its Q2 earnings report, along with news that its Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora is leaving the company. Arora has been with Google for nearly ten years. He will be joining SoftBank, which happens to be one …

Amazon Offering Two-Day Delivery Inside the EU Amazon Offering Two-Day Delivery Inside the EU

Noting that their delivery systems inside the EU “continue to improve,” Amazon is now offering two-day shipping to Prime customers all across the EU. Although customers in the UK have long enjoyed free one-day shipping as Prime members, shipping products …

Microsoft Is Officially Cutting 18,000 Jobs Microsoft Is Officially Cutting 18,000 Jobs

It’s been rumored that Microsoft would be cutting some jobs – specifically some from its acquisition of Nokia assets. Now, official word from the company on the matter is out. CEO Satya Nadella said in an email to employees, which …

Google Starts Selling Google Earth Imagery To Businesses Google Starts Selling Google Earth Imagery To Businesses

Google announced the launch of Google Maps for Business imagery, which enables businesses to buy and use Google Earth imagery for the first time. Through the new program, Google is giving businesses access to high-res aerial imagery from around the …

Apple Partners With IBM For Enterprise Mobility Apple Partners With IBM For Enterprise Mobility

Apple just announced that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with IBM to bring the latter’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad. Included are a new class of over 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions, including native apps …

Google Adds Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally To Board Google Adds Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally To Board

Google announced on Tuesday that it has appointed former Ford Motor Company President and CEO Alan Mulally to its Board of Directors. Mulally’s retirement from Ford was announced only a couple months ago, and took effect on July 1st. As …

LivingSocial Taps eBay Exec for CEO LivingSocial Taps eBay Exec for CEO

Daily deals company LivingSocial has just poached an eBay exec to be their next CEO, following January’s announcement that longtime head Tim O’Shaughnessy would be resigning. Your new LivingSocial CEO is Gautam Thakar. Thakar was eBay advertising General Manager since …

Netflix Stopped Shipping on Saturdays, By the Way Netflix Stopped Shipping on Saturdays, By the Way

Though there is still a dedicated contingent of Netflix users who still take advantage of the DVD-by-mail service, the rise of streaming has definitely made it a less-robust community. That community, however, noticed that Netflix had quietly phased out Saturday …

Google Deals With Novartis To Further Develop Its Smart Contact Lenses Google Deals With Novartis To Further Develop Its Smart Contact Lenses

Earlier this year, Google announced its smart contact lenses aimed at helping diabetics keep glucose levels under control. The company has now reportedly found a partner to to make them. Reuters is reporting that Google has struck a deal with …

Amazon Prime’s Discount for College Kids Hits Canada Amazon Prime’s Discount for College Kids Hits Canada

Amazon Student, the program that allows college and university kids to receive free and then discounted Amazon Prime memberships, has just landed in Canada. Eligible college students can sign up today and receive six months of Amazon Prime for free …

Demand Media Sells Creativebug, CoveritLive Demand Media Sells Creativebug, CoveritLive

Demand Media announced the sale of a couple of its properties on Monday: Creativebug and CoveritLive. The company acquired Creativebug just last year. The service provides online video workshops for arts and crafts. Think of it like a Google Helpouts …

3 Discussions From Google I/O About Getting Your Product To More People 3 Discussions From Google I/O About Getting Your Product To More People

Google has been uploading video content from last month’s Google I/O event for weeks, and most recently has been sharing one-on-one discussions with various executives. Following are three conversations, roughly a half hour each, talking about getting people to use …

LinkedIn Acquires Newsle To Add Features To Its Own Services LinkedIn Acquires Newsle To Add Features To Its Own Services

LinkedIn just announced that it has acquired Newsle, a service that lets you connect to Facebook, LinkedIn, and your Gmail contacts, and lets you see when your connections are in the news. As far as I can tell, it doesn’t …

Yahoo Buys Rayv For Undisclosed Sum Yahoo Buys Rayv For Undisclosed Sum

The Wall Street Journal reported back in May that Yahoo as close to acquiring video streaming startup RayV. As of today, that has happened. The company will be joining Yahoo’s platform and services team. RayV has developed software for improving …

Amazon Charges a Penny for Shipping to Get Around French Law Amazon Charges a Penny for Shipping to Get Around French Law

In an attempt to help brick-and-mortar bookstores unable to offer the deep discounts and free shipping that has made Amazon so successful, France enacted a law last year disallowing the online retailer from offering a five percent discount and free …

FTC Files Suit Against Amazon Over In-App Charges FTC Files Suit Against Amazon Over In-App Charges

The United States Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit seeking a court order requiring Amazon to refund consumers for unauthorized charges from in-app payments made by kids without parents’ knowledge. The suit alleges that Amazon billed parents and other …

Satya Nadella Talks About Microsoft’s ‘Core’ Satya Nadella Talks About Microsoft’s ‘Core’

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wrote a big letter to staff, which the company has shared on its blog. It’s called “Bold Ambition & Our Core,” and marks the beginning of Microsoft’s Fiscal Year 2015. In the part about the company’s …

Stacey Dash: ‘Clueless’ Star Says Bill O’Reilly is Her Celebrity Crush

Stacey Dash has scored a spot on Fox News as a paid contributor, and the actress has more than one reason to be excited to join the news team — her crush on network co-worker Bill O’Reilly. The former Clueless …