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IBM To Get Rid Of Semiconductor Business IBM To Get Rid Of Semiconductor Business

IBM announced an agreement with Globalfoundaries that will see the latter acquire IBM’s commercial semiconductor business, including intellectual property, personnel, and technologies related to IBM Microelectronics.The deal will also see Globalfoundaries become IBM’s exclusive server processor semiconductor technology provider for …

Netflix Announces New Original Series ‘Between’ Netflix Announces New Original Series ‘Between’

Netflix, along with Canadian TV provider City and subscription video service shomi (a joint venture between Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications), announced a new partnership and original “survival thriller” drama series called Between. The companies say the deal is the …

AmazonFresh Heads To New York City AmazonFresh Heads To New York City

Amazon is launching its grocery delivery service AmazonFresh in New York on Friday, according to a report from Re/code, which previously reported that the launch was coming this month. Amazon first introduced the service in Seattle last year, before expanding …

72% Of NYC Airbnb Are Illegal, Says Attorney General 72% Of NYC Airbnb Are Illegal, Says Attorney General

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a report documenting what it says is “widespread illegality” across Airbnb’s New York City listings. It says evidence indicates that nearly three quarters (72%) of listings in the city violate the law. Of …

Google Launches .SOY, Its First U.S. TLD Google Launches .SOY, Its First U.S. TLD

Google announced the launch of its first US top-level domain – .SOY. The company is targeting a U.S. Hispanic audience, saying the TLD “opens up a new place on the web for everyone to celebrate Hispanic culture – regardless of …

Google Earnings Released, Revenue Up 20% Google Earnings Released, Revenue Up 20%

Google just released its earnings for the third quarter with revenue up 20% year-over-year at 16.52 billion. CFO Patrick Pichette said, “Google had another strong performance this quarter, with revenue up 20% year on year, at $16.5 billion. We continue …

CBS, Like HBO, Is Also Cutting the Cord with New Streaming Service CBS, Like HBO, Is Also Cutting the Cord with New Streaming Service

Not to be outdone by HBO and their theoretical cable-free content platform, CBS has announced a new subscription service that lets users watch the network’s programming both live and on-demand. It’s called CBS All Access, and it’s launching today on …

Netflix Is Getting ‘Person Of Interest’ Next Year Netflix Is Getting ‘Person Of Interest’ Next Year

On Wednesday, Netflix announced that it is getting the entire Friends series. It will be available on January 1st. This came as the result of a deal between Netflix and Warner Bros. Friends isn’t the only addition Netflix is getting …

eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 12% eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 12%

eBay released its earnings report for the third quarter with revenue growth of 12%. Payments volume was up 29% while eBay Marketplaces volume growth was 9%. As you probably know, eBay and PayPal are splitting up next year. eBay CEO …

Netflix Releases Earnings, Ends Quarter With 53.1 Million Members Netflix Releases Earnings, Ends Quarter With 53.1 Million Members

Netflix just released its earnings report for the third quarter, and announced that it had 53.1 million global members at the end of Q3. That means they’ve added roughly 3.1 million since last quarter. 37.22 million of its members are …

HBO Without a Cable Subscription Is Actually Going to Happen HBO Without a Cable Subscription Is Actually Going to Happen

Within the next year, HBO is going to do something that people have wanted the venerable network to do for a long, long time. HBO is finally going to let you watch Game of Thrones without a cable subscription. Not …

‘Friends’ Gets A Netflix Release Date (The Entire Series) ‘Friends’ Gets A Netflix Release Date (The Entire Series)

Netflix just revealed that it will be getting one of the titles customers have wanted most – Friends. That’s the entire series, and it’s coming on January 1st. A spokesperson for the company tells us in an email: Netflix is …

Google Apps Admins Get Support Upgrade Google Apps Admins Get Support Upgrade

Google announced some new support improvements for Google Apps admins. These include chat support, in-product help, and business Hangouts. Google has been piloting chat support for a couple months. Now it’s rolling out an an option for English-language Apps admins …

Business Courts Negative Reviews As Middle Finger To Yelp Business Courts Negative Reviews As Middle Finger To Yelp

You’ve heard the claims before. If reader comments are any indication, many of you have even lived them. They’ve never been proven, but time and time again, small businesses accuse Yelp of “extorting” them by holding positive reviews hostage until …

Amazon Will Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores Next Week Amazon Will Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores Next Week

Amazon will reportedly be opening a physical retail store in San Francisco next week, just in time for the holiday season. This one is only temporary, however. Geekwire first reported the news, saying that Amazon will be opening a pop-up …

Google Shopping Express Becomes Google Express, Expands Google Shopping Express Becomes Google Express, Expands

Google announced that it has changed the name of Google Shopping Express to just Google Express, is expanding it into more cities, and that it now includes more retail partners. Google Shopping Express was first introduced early last year as …

Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger Gets Thumbs Up from Shareholders Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger Gets Thumbs Up from Shareholders

The shareholders of two of the most-hated companies in America have approved their merger. According to Bloomberg, “more than 99 percent of shares were voted in favor of the deal” to sell Time Warner Cable to Comcast. On Thursday Comcast’s …

Netflix Spends A Lot On Content Recommendations Netflix Spends A Lot On Content Recommendations

Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt spoke this week at the AMC Conference on Recommender Systems. You can watch the whole thing here: The video is over two hours long, but GigaOm’s Janko Roettgers pulled some interesting info out of …

Amazon Is Ready to Spend Big Bucks on Originals Amazon Is Ready to Spend Big Bucks on Originals

Amazon is apparently looking to throw the checkbook at promising new shows – and the company is focusing on comedy. That’s the word from Variety, who quotes the ubiquitous sources familiar with the matter. According to the report, Amazon Studios …

Facebook Isn’t Going to Put Ads All Over WhatsApp, at Least Not Right Away Facebook Isn’t Going to Put Ads All Over WhatsApp, at Least Not Right Away

Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp is in the bag. After approvals from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the EU, Facebook filed the final paperwork earlier this week. Ok, so now Facebook has it and its 500 million+ user …

Microsoft Gives Businesses New Way To Share Files With Outlook Web App, OneDrive Microsoft Gives Businesses New Way To Share Files With Outlook Web App, OneDrive

Microsoft announced a couple of new ways to share files with Outlook Web App (OWA) and OneDrive for Business. The features are aimed at helping people better share and collaborate with one another. In OWA, when you send an email, …