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Consumers Union Speaks Out Against Comcast/Time Warner Merger Consumers Union Speaks Out Against Comcast/Time Warner Merger

There are plenty of reasons to be opposed to the proposed merger of Time Warner and Comcast. The deal would see the two largest cable companies in the U.S. combined into one giant cable company covering much of the country. …

Yahoo Acquires Vizify For Data Visualization Yahoo Acquires Vizify For Data Visualization

Yahoo has acquired data visualization company Vizify, which turns social media data into infographic, video and card formats. Vizify announced the news on its blog: We started Vizify in 2011 with the vision of transforming the information that we all …

IBM Acquires Cloud Database Company Cloudant IBM Acquires Cloud Database Company Cloudant

IBM this week announced that it has officially completed its acquisition of Cloudant, a formerly private cloud database company based in Boston. The purchase price and other details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Cloudant provides database-as-a-service to developers …

Home Energy Management Market to Take Off Home Energy Management Market to Take Off

As technology and connectivity improves, more and more commonplace items and appliances are becoming connected. The eventuality of this trend is what tech market watchers call the “internet of things,” a term meant to convey our lives when nearly every …

Flipboard Acquires Zite From, Partners With CNN Flipboard Acquires Zite From, Partners With CNN

Flipboard has acquired news reader Zite from CNN, and the two have partnered to put more content from CNN personalities on the Flipboard app. “As a news-loving entrepreneur, I’ve long admired the work of both of these companies: Zite has …

Roku Debuts New $50 Streaming Stick Roku Debuts New $50 Streaming Stick

Roku has just announced a new streaming device that is clearly aimed at competing with the highly-popular Google Chromecast and the like. It’s called the Roku Streaming Stick, and it’ll run you $49.99. Oh, the Streaming Stick already exists? True. …

Demand Media Sells Its Content Creation Services To Brands Demand Media Sells Its Content Creation Services To Brands

Demand Media is extending its content creation services to brands, publishers and agencies. It’s also launching new content formats, like original photography, infographics and animated GIFs for clients. The company says it’s opening up access to its model for creating, …

Peter Oppenheimer To Retire From Apple In September Peter Oppenheimer To Retire From Apple In September

It’s rare to see departures from Apple on the executive level, but they do happen. In fact, Apple’s longtime SVP and CFO is retiring this year. Apple announced today that Peter Oppenheimer, its senior vice president and CFO, will be …

RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores This Year RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores This Year

So, how much did RadioShack spend on that Super Bowl ad? It’s an important question as RadioShack isn’t a company that can be throwing around millions of dollars right now. In fact, it could have saved those millions of dollars …

Square Tests ‘Square Capital’ Cash Advance Program Square Tests ‘Square Capital’ Cash Advance Program

Last week, a report from The Information said Square was testing a product to give merchants “thousands of dollars” in capital to help them grow, and that it was considering another round of funding that would delay an IPO. This …

Warren Buffett Successor Still a Mystery Warren Buffett Successor Still a Mystery

Warren Buffett’s immensely successful insurance and investment company Berkshire Hathaway, Inc will surely be left in good hands after he steps down, but the mystery surrounding the successor is disquieting to its investors. Buffett sought to comfort those investors in …

Microsoft Launches OneDrive For Business, New Office 365 Platform Updates Microsoft Launches OneDrive For Business, New Office 365 Platform Updates

Microsoft announced new updates to the Office 365 platform and the launch of OneDrive for Business the SharePoint conference on Monday. “As a developer, you have new scenarios to create contextual solutions that span Office 365 from the web, mobile …

‘House Of Cards’ Season 3 Script Is Now 1/13 Complete ‘House Of Cards’ Season 3 Script Is Now 1/13 Complete

It looks like the first episode of the third season of House of Cards has now been written. Creator Beau Willimon tweeted on Friday: It's happening, folks. Binge-writing. One down, twelve to go. @HouseofCards @netflix pic.twitter.com/cPE30aqQKp — Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) …

Microsoft Loses Two Executives In Wake Of Nadella Being Appointed CEO [Report] Microsoft Loses Two Executives In Wake Of Nadella Being Appointed CEO [Report]

Whenever a new CEO takes over, it’s inevitable that there will be shakeups and departures on the executive level. Microsoft isn’t immune to this. In fact, it seems far more susceptible to departures. Case in point, the company is losing …

Report: Square Not Ready To Go Public This Year Report: Square Not Ready To Go Public This Year

It’s looking like Square won’t be going public in 2014 as multiple reports indicate IPO aspirations have been put on hold. Last week, The Information reported that the company was considering raising another round of funding that would delay an …

Robin Thicke “Lost Without” Wife Paula Patton Robin Thicke “Lost Without” Wife Paula Patton

Robin Thicke is doing all he can to get his pissed-off missus to come home. The “Blurred Lines” singer was pretty open about his situation when questioned by a TMZ photographer. “I’m just trying to get my wife back,” said …

I-25 Accident Leads To Hundred Car Pileup I-25 Accident Leads To Hundred Car Pileup

1-25 Northbound was re-opened late Saturday afternoon after a major car pile-up had closed down the road between University Boulevard and Broadway in Denver, Colo. earlier in the day. According to Denver law enforcement officials the closure was caused by …

Yelp Slaps Consumer Alerts On More Pages, Renews Them On Others Yelp Slaps Consumer Alerts On More Pages, Renews Them On Others

Yelp announced on Friday that it has launched a new round of Consumer Alerts for “a handful of businesses” in its latest efforts to combat the ongoing problem of fake reviews. Do you think the fake review problem has gotten …

Reddit to Donate 10% of Ad Revenue to Charity Reddit to Donate 10% of Ad Revenue to Charity

Although the massively popular beast that is the reddit machine is still struggling to turn a profit, that has in no way dampened its giving spirit. The company has just announced that it is going to donate 10% of this …

American Wealth Still Down Since the Recession, Shows Study American Wealth Still Down Since the Recession, Shows Study

Though the U.S. was hit hard by the recession and the popped housing market bubble, generous infusions of government money have managed to begin turning the numbers around. Employment numbers are slowly rising, though income remains largely stagnant. Wall Street …

Yelp CEO Contributes $23K To Catch Whoever Has Been Trying To Poison San Francisco’s Dogs With Meatballs Yelp CEO Contributes $23K To Catch Whoever Has Been Trying To Poison San Francisco’s Dogs With Meatballs

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman is really looking to make a difference this week. Not only did he write an open letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer urging her to veto SB 1062, which would have allowed businesses to discriminate against …