FCC Wants New Rules to Combat Spam Robotexts

The FCC is proposing rules that would crack down on spam robotexts, on the heels of similar rules that have targeted spam calls.

PayPal May Buy Pinterest In a Deal Worth $45 Billion

PayPal may be looking to buy Pinterest in a deal that could be worth $45 billion, one of the company’s biggest acquisitions.

Facebook May Change Its Name

Facebook is considering the possibility of changing its name, both to better reflect its future ambitions and distance itself from existing scrutiny.

Windows Subsystem for Android Documentation Now Available

Microsoft has released its documentation for the upcoming Windows Subsystem for Android.

eBay Launches Series of Seller Events

eBay is starting a new series of events to help small businesses and part-time eBay sellers "accelerate their businesses" on eBay, which has 90 million active users. The series is called eBay: On Location, and has dates set for Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, and San Jose.

Google Sets Target For Real-Time Translator Phones

If you think about it, it’d be slightly inaccurate to say that phones let people all over the world communicate with each other; current tech just transmits sounds, not their significance.  But Google’s looking to knock down language barriers with devices that will perform translations on the fly.

Barnes & Noble Nook Now In Stock Online

Barnes & Noble said today its nook e-reader is now in stock online and will be rolling out in the majority of its stores by mid-week.

Barnes & Noble sold out of nook stock online over the holidays due to high demand, which exceeded the bookseller’s expectations. Since then the company has ramped up production and is shipping stock to most of its stores this week. Customers can visit the Barnes & Noble nook In-Store Locator to find local stores with the device in-stock.

Online TV Shows May Get More Ad-Heavy

For the most part, online video has been much less ad-heavy than television programming. It is this very fact that has likely been a large part of the medium’s popularity. Things may be changing, however.

According to Advertising Age, Nielsen is planning on making data available about the viewing of commercials that run in particular shows , whether they are viewed on TV or online. The data would start being available in September, and the publication says it will become the basis for ad negotiations next February.

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