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U2′s Mandatory iTunes Album Thing Was ‘Punk Rock…Disruptive’ U2′s Mandatory iTunes Album Thing Was ‘Punk Rock…Disruptive’

It’s only Thursday, but U2 lead guitarist Edge has already won quote-of-the-week. It comes in an upcoming interview with Time (paywall), via Re/code. Here’s what Edge had to say concerning the recent deal with Apple that saw the company push …

Cisco Announces Plans To Acquire Memoir Systems Cisco Announces Plans To Acquire Memoir Systems

Cisco announced its intent to acquire privately held Memoir Systems, which develops semiconductor memory intellectual property and tools for ASIC vendors to build programmable network switches. This is the second acquisition announcement from Cisco in as many days. On Wednesday, …

Amazon Buys .Buy Domain for $4.6 Million Amazon Buys .Buy Domain for $4.6 Million

In yeah that makes a lot of sense news, Amazon has reportedly purchased the highly-coveted new .buy top level domain, and apparently the company beat out Google in the process. Domain Name Wire reports that Amazon bought the .buy domain …

Uber, Lyft Reportedly Killing Taxi Business in San Francisco Uber, Lyft Reportedly Killing Taxi Business in San Francisco

One narrative for the influx of on-demand car services hitting cities across the country follows as such: plucky startups like Lyft and Uber are constantly fighting a battle with taxi companies, the old guard, who seek to unfairly regulate these …

Gartner: Over 3/4 Of Mobile Apps To Fail ‘Basic’ Security Tests Through Next Year Gartner: Over 3/4 Of Mobile Apps To Fail ‘Basic’ Security Tests Through Next Year

In general, we shouldn’t consider mobile apps particularly secure for the foreseeable future. That is if Gartner is correct in its latest analysis. The firm said this week that over 75% of mobile apps will fail basic security tests through …

Google Apps Now Lets Users Install Apps Without Admins Google Apps Now Lets Users Install Apps Without Admins

Google announced on Wednesday that employees of Google Apps-using businesses and organizations can now install apps from the Google Apps Marketplace without having to involve the administrator. In the past, admins were required to install the apps , so this …

Cisco Announces Metacloud Acquisition Plans Cisco Announces Metacloud Acquisition Plans

Cisco just announced that it intends to acquire private cloud company Metacloud to accelerate its own “intercloud” strategy. Metacloud says the deal will not affect users’ environments, and that it already has account reps reaching out to customers to answer …

Twitter Execs Are Too Baked to Properly Run the Company, Says Billionaire Investor Twitter Execs Are Too Baked to Properly Run the Company, Says Billionaire Investor

Peter Thiel, Billionaire investor and co-founder of PayPal, thinks the folks over at Twitter should probably lay off the pot. In an interview with CNBC, Thiel called the company “horribly mismanaged” and said that it’s hard to evaluate its potential …

Yelp Pays FTC $450K After Child Privacy Violation Yelp Pays FTC $450K After Child Privacy Violation

Yelp reached a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the violation of child privacy law. The company had enabled kids under 13 (some even 9 and under reportedly) to sign up for its service, collecting their email addresses …

IBM Announces Watson Analytics For Businesses IBM Announces Watson Analytics For Businesses

IBM announced Watson Analytics, a natural language-based service to give businesses instant access to predictive and visual analytics tools. The company calls it the biggest announcement it’s made in a decade as an analytics provider. Here’s a look: The first …

Conan Checks In With Minecraft Inventor About Microsoft Acquisition Conan Checks In With Minecraft Inventor About Microsoft Acquisition

The big news on Monday was that Microsoft is buying Mojang, the company behind the hugely popular Minecraft, for $2.5 billion. Naturally, the subject came up on Conan, who checked in with the inventor of the game to see how …

An Industry Of Opportunity An Industry Of Opportunity

This post brought to you by National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The content and opinions expressed below are that of WebProNews. The U.S. labor market is getting stronger, and the restaurant industry is leading the way. It’s providing jobs, upward …

Netflix Launches In Germany Following French Debut Netflix Launches In Germany Following French Debut

On Monday, Netflix launched in France, and on Tuesday, the company followed that with a launch in Germany. Guten Morgen! Netflix ist in Deutschland. Und ganz bald auch in Österreich und der Schweiz http://t.co/tB2FeUUW6n pic.twitter.com/HMO2WtrdqF — NetflixDE (@NetflixDE) September 16, …

Microsoft Announces It’s Buying Minecraft For $2.5 Billion Microsoft Announces It’s Buying Minecraft For $2.5 Billion

Rumors circulated throughout the media last week that Microsoft was preparing to acquire Mojang, the makers of the massively popular game Minecraft. On Monday, Microsoft officially announced that it is doing so. The company says it has reached an agreement …

Netflix Officially Launches In France Netflix Officially Launches In France

Netflix just officially launched in France, expanding its presence in Europe, which is also expected to soon include Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Bon voyage, @NetflixFR! — Netflix US (@netflix) September 15, 2014 Bien arrivé, merci: http://t.co/NnT7eWmVnj RT @netflix …

Google Acquires Polar For Google+ Google Acquires Polar For Google+

Polar, which offered an online polling solution, is being acquired by Google. Polar announced the news on its website, and it was first reported by Re/code. A message on the Polar site says: Polar started with the simple idea that …

‘Yelp Bill’ Passed In California ‘Yelp Bill’ Passed In California

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that prevents consumers from facing legal action from businesses over negative reviews. The law keeps businesses from being able to prevent customers from writing negative reviews or penalize them for doing …

Macworld Ends Print Publication, Reduces Staff Macworld Ends Print Publication, Reduces Staff

News broke today that the print version of Macworld is being shut down as IDG laid off most of the staff. The online version will continue, but also with a reduced staff. The news emerged from tweets by staff, which …

Google Acquires Lift Labs To Help Those With Parkinson’s Google Acquires Lift Labs To Help Those With Parkinson’s

Google announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Lift Labs, with the team joining the tech giant’s “moonshot” branch Google[x]. Lift Labs makes a spoon that uses a stabilization technology to counter tremors for those with Parkinson’s disease. Here’s a …

Snapchat Quietly Settles Ownership Dispute – Very, Very Quietly Snapchat Quietly Settles Ownership Dispute – Very, Very Quietly

While everyone was at least trying to watch Apple’s big iPhone 6 and Apple Watch announcement Tuesday afternoon, Snapchat dropped the news that the company had settled a lawsuit pertaining to the ownership of the loftily-valued ephemeral messaging app. Literally, …

Apple Reportedly Set to Acquire Path Apple Reportedly Set to Acquire Path

Here’s some Apple news that doesn’t involve the iPhone 6 or the Apple Watch – According to Pando Daily, a “single well-placed source inside Apple’s engineering team” says that the company is poised to buy Path, the social network and …