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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 …

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 …