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Amazon Acquiring Twitch for Over $1 Billion

by Ranjan Yadavon August 27, 2014
Amazon, the Seattle, Washington based international e-commerce and online retailer, has confirmed acquiring Twitch, a live streaming video gaming platform, for $970 million in cash. Amazon’s recent quarterly report states that it had around $5.06 billion in cash and equivalents at the end of the period. Amazon is poised to spend around 20 percent of […]
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Amazing New Software Shows How Popular Sites Use Your Personal Info

by Rajesh K S S Kon August 24, 2014
Columbia University has created a new tool that provides the information regarding how some of the popular websites make use of the personal information provided to them. This information is provided by the user on the term that it is kept confidential but the research shows that it has become transparent. It is a known […]

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Amazon Prime Air: Post FAA Setback, May Opt Indian Liftoff

by Ranjan Yadavon August 21, 2014
Amazon Prime Air, the e-commerce biggie’s research project aimed to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less via unmanned drones is shaping up despite FAA’s setback. The FAA’s anti-Prime Air approach this June led Amazon’s plans grounded. It banned package-delivering drones using lingo meant at Amazon’s Prime Air program directly. New key Hires in July included […]
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Amazon Just Doubled Kindle Paperwhite’s Storage From 2GB to 4GB

by Gizmoration August 15, 2014
It has been a while since Amazon presented a Kindle update, but now the company the company increased the storage on its devices from 2GB to 4GB (of which a portion is dedicated to system software). The amount of onboard storage could be found in new models of the Kindle Paperwhite second generation e-reader. Any new device ordered […]

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Blu Studio C series quartet launched at affordable prices

by Krati Dubeyon August 8, 2014
Blu Products, a company known for its affordable Android devices, has taken the covers off the Blu Studio C series lineup featuring 4 new devices. All of these phones, namely - Blu Studio 5.0 C HD, Studio C Mini, Studio 5.0 C and Studio 5.0 CE are based on the Android KitKat platform and are priced […]
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Google acquires the streaming music company Songza for $39M

by Nick Adamson July 2, 2014
Google is buying Songza, a popular music app, Long Island-based, founded in 2007. The 6-year-old company is run by Elias Roman, who won a $4.7 million funding round from Amazon, Lerer Ventures and music manager Scooter Braun in late 2013. The app recently got a makeover. On the version for Apple’s iPhone, for instance, you can now play music videos […]

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RUMOUR: Borderlands 2 Vita to release May 13

by Ryan Burgesson April 6, 2014
We didn’t know a lot about Borderlands 2 on Vita until GDC when a few gameplay videos surfaced so every morsel of information about this game is precious and today both Amazon and Gamestop listed the release date for May 13th. Borderlands 2 Vita has always been on the down low, it was first announced […]
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Amazon reveal and release FireTV

by Ryan Burgesson April 3, 2014
Yesterday Amazon announced and then subsequently released their new set top box called FireTV. Here is some good condensed info on the box taken from Neogaf: Info: -$99 system -$40 controller (comes with $10 in Amazon credit to spend on games and a free copy of Sev Zero) -Runs Amazon’s version of Android -It’s like […]
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Greg Costikyan’s GDC 2014 rant

by Ryan Burgesson March 24, 2014
At GDC there is a ‘rant’ session every year, this session allows people within the game industry to speak out against trends they find worrying in the industry. This year it was the turn of Greg Costikyan, This year marks the rant session’s 10th anniversary and Greg Costikyan (he also spoke in 2005′s session) took to […]

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Facebook Rumored To Buy Drones Company To Connect Africa To Internet

by Matthew Lucason March 5, 2014
Facebook is in talks to buy a drone company called Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to TechCrunch. The acquisition would reportedly further the efforts of Internet.org, a coalition of mobile technology companies spearheaded by Facebook that is working to bring Internet access to the 5 billion or so people around the world without it. The fact is, Titan […]
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Gamefly introduces their new film rental service

by Ryan Burgesson March 4, 2014
Gamefly are introducing their film rental service alongside their game rentals next month. On April 4th Gamefly are set to send off DVD and Blu-Ray discs to subscribers with a 2 game or higher Gamefly subscription. Gamefly CEO Dave Hodess said: We’re viewing this as test based feedback we’ve received from subscribers who asked for […]

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Elastic Book Store, Amazon’s New Service After Mixed Financials

by Chris Murphyon April 29, 2013
Amazon released mixed Q1 13 financial results, Thursday, April 25th. Along with an increase in product and service offerings. And while foreign exchange rates took a 6 percent chunk from their operating income, or $12 million, net sales increased 22 percent, or $16.07 billion, compared to Q1 12’s figure of $13.12 billion. Amazon has increased […]
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Netflix Reports Positive First Quarter Earnings

by Nick Adamson April 23, 2013
The show cost around $100 million dollars to produce and premiered on February 1st of this year. This is a staggering price tag but Netflix claims that they would have spent about the same amount of money creating an online streaming deal with an outside studio. These streaming deals are only getting more pricey and […]

 
 
 
 

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