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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 …

Google Ventures Goes To Europe With $100 Million Google Ventures Goes To Europe With $100 Million

Google announced the launch of a new European branch of Google Ventures, its startup investment arm. It’s starting (based in London) with a fund of $100 million. It says the goal is to invest in the best ideas from the …

Microsoft Intros New Small Business Office 365 Plans Microsoft Intros New Small Business Office 365 Plans

Microsoft announced today that it will release three new Office 365 plans on October 1st, aimed at meeting varying needs of small and midsized businesses, ranging from 1 to 250 employees. The first is called Office 365 Business. This includes …

Netflix Deals With CBS For ‘Zoo’ Series Netflix Deals With CBS For ‘Zoo’ Series

Netflix announced that it will be the exclusive subscription video-on-demand service in the U.S. for the new CBS drama Zoo, based on the bestselling James Patterson (co-authored with Michael Ledwidge) novel of the same name. The show will premiere on …

Yelp Becomes Official Complainant Against Google In European Antitrust Case Yelp Becomes Official Complainant Against Google In European Antitrust Case

Yelp decided its voice wasn’t loud enough in the never-ending European Google antitrust case, so it has decided to be an official complainant, and oppose the EU’s proposed settlement. Yelp has been a vocal opponent of Google’s business practices in …

LinkedIn Infographic Looks At Work Relationships LinkedIn Infographic Looks At Work Relationships

LinkedIn has been sharing a lot of infographics lately. This time, we get a look at work relationships from LinkedIn’s own “Relationships @Work” study, which found that nearly half believe work friends are important to overall happiness. “Relationships matter because …

People Are Trusting Online Reviews More Than Ever People Are Trusting Online Reviews More Than Ever

It appears that people are not only turning to online reviews for local businesses more and more, but they are actually trusting them more than ever despite all the media coverage questioning their legitimacy. If people are trusting what they …

Tech Startups Get Help From Disney Tech Startups Get Help From Disney

The Walt Disney Company has a startup accelerator program called Disney Accelerator, and today announced the startups it has chosen to help. The lucky startups are: Buzzstarter (a programmatic content marketing platform); ChoreMonster (online platform for “making chores fun”); Codarica …

Gmail Gets Support For Thirteen More Languages Gmail Gets Support For Thirteen More Languages

It’s hard to believe that in July of 2014, Gmail doesn’t already support every language, but Google announced that it now supports thirteen more. The new languages are: Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, …

Infographic Looks At Building A Facebook Audience Infographic Looks At Building A Facebook Audience

Qwaya has an interesting new infographic out about building a Facebook audience – something that’s getting harder and harder to do these days. “Most advertisers know that Facebook offers some quite impressive targeting capabilities,” says Qwaya’s head of product Sven …

Sheryl Sandberg Sees India as Facebook’s Next Market

Things for Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook, have not been going well as of late. Recently, it was revealed that Facebook had run an emotion experiment affecting some 700,000 users – all done without the consent of …

Eli Roth Narrates ‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 1 Recap For Netflix Eli Roth Narrates ‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 1 Recap For Netflix

Netflix just posted a new Season 1 recap for Hemlock Grove, narrated by producer Eli Roth himself. If you were a fan of the first season, but don’t have time to rewatch it before the second season debuts, you might …

Facebook Is Buying Video Ad Tech Company LiveRail Facebook Is Buying Video Ad Tech Company LiveRail

Facebook announced that it is acquiring video advertising technology company LiveRail, which counts Major League Baseball, ABC Family, A&E Networks, Gannett, and Dailymotion among its clients. “We believe that LiveRail, Facebook and the premium publishers it serves have an opportunity …

Target Politely Requests You Leave Your Guns at Home Target Politely Requests You Leave Your Guns at Home

Target would be ever so grateful if you left your firearms at home before shopping for home goods. “As you’ve likely seen in the media, there has been a debate about whether guests in communities that permit “open carry” should …

Yahoo Releases New iPad Apps (Yahoo & Yahoo Mail) Yahoo Releases New iPad Apps (Yahoo & Yahoo Mail)

Yahoo announced the launch of new Yahoo and Yahoo Mail iPad apps. The new Yahoo app has what the company refers to as “the best of Yahoo Digital Magazines” and “the very best of the web”. It’s all personalized, of …

Hey Twitter, the Hobby Lobby Ruling Isn’t SCOTUSblog’s Fault Hey Twitter, the Hobby Lobby Ruling Isn’t SCOTUSblog’s Fault

SCOTUSblog is a private blog, sponsored by Bloomberg Law, that’s “devoted to comprehensively covering the U.S. Supreme Court without bias and according to the highest journalistic and legal ethical standards.” It’s one of the most-respected sources for Supreme Court coverage …

Twitter Is Acquiring TapCommerce Twitter Is Acquiring TapCommerce

Twitter is acquiring mobile retargeting company TapCommerce, as first reported by Re/code . While not officially disclosed, the price is said to be “in the ballpark” of $100 million. TapCommerce and Twitter both just announced the acquisition in a blog …

Google Yanks Quickoffice From Google Play, App Store Google Yanks Quickoffice From Google Play, App Store

Google is killing Quickoffice two years after acquiring it. Google acquired the productivity software maker in June of 2012, then launched an iPad app later that year. Early last year, they put out the Android and iPhone versions, then made …

Facebook Diversity Is As White and Male As the Rest Facebook Diversity Is As White and Male As the Rest

In top tech companies are full of white guys news, Facebook has jumped onboard the bandwagon and for the first time, made its diversity figures public. For the most part, Facebook’s gender and ethnic makeup falls in line with that …