16 October 2013

Google Chromecast is Amazon's best selling electronics device

Google's simple little device, Chromecast, is disintermediating cable TV, set top boxes, etc. . . .

Google Chromecast is Amazon's best selling electronics device: " . . . . Perhaps that was the availability it needed to zoom past Amazon’s wide range of Kindle products on the best selling list. We don’t have any sales figures, but what does this mean for Google? It means Chromecast is big-time, and it means there’s a real market out there for devices like this. It means Chromecast is sure to be a highly supported item for quite some time, and can evolve into a product that many would consider must-haves in their homes . . . ."

Yahoo revenue falls again, but earnings beat forecasts: "Yahoo reported reported another drop in quarterly revenue late Tuesday, however the company reported better-than-expected earnings. Net revenue, excluding traffic acquisition costs, or TAC, came in at $1.08 billion during the third quarter. That was down 1% from a year earlier when Yahoo generated $1.09 billion in net revenue. Earnings came in at 34 cents a share, compared to 39 cents a share a year earlier, the company also said . . ."

Apple Hires Burberry CEO as Retail Chief
Wall Street Journal
Apple has hired Angela Ahrendts, currently chief executive of British luxury retailer Burberry Group, to head up its retail efforts. Kathy Gordon examines her use ...

BBC News


Apple invites go out for Oct 22 event in San Francisco
USA TODAY
Apple sent out invitations Tuesday to an event on Oct. 22 in San Francisco, where the tech giant is expected to unveil new versions of its dominant iPad tablet computers. "We still have a lot to cover," Apple said in the invite for the event, which will take place at ...

Amazon Has Reportedly Teamed Up With HTC For Its New Line Of Smartphones
TechCrunch
HTC isn't exactly doing great these days, but that may change if a new (and secretive) partnership pans out. A new report from the Financial Times alleges that HTC has partnered with none other than Amazon on a handful of devices that could make their way ...

Nike unleashes new FuelBand SE
CNET
Nike today unveiled the new FuelBand SE. The updated fitness tracker hits stores on November 6 for $149, with preorders starting today. Up close with the Nike FuelBand SE (pictures). 1-2 of 10. Scroll Left Scroll Right. What's new in the FuelBand SE Among ...

Softbank to acquire 51% stake in 'Clash of Clans' maker
USA TODAY
Supercell will sell a 51% stake in the Clash of Clans developer to Japanese mobile Internet giant Softbank and Gung Ho Entertainment, a deal worth $1.5 billion. The Finnish-based game developer will operate independently and serve as a subsidiary of ...


Apple's 2014 in Rumors: Big Changes for Mac and a Sharper iPad
TIME
We've written before about KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's track record with Apple rumors. He's one of the rare analysts whose Apple predictions are ...

Apple Insider

Who needs Google Street View? Indian brothers launch rival service ...
Times of India
BANGALORE: Who needs Google Street View! Even as the global search major struggles with Indian authorities to get permissions to take images of Indian city ...

The Hindu

Google to launch new Nexus 7 in India next month
Times of India
NEW DELHI: Google is gearing up to launch the all-new second generation Nexus ... Apple's new iPhones 5S and 5C will also hit Indian stores onNovember 1....

Times of India

Google's planned changes to privacy policy rile some users, prompt ...
Washington Post
Google is facing pushback from consumers and at least one lawmaker after announcing last week that it plans to include users' names and photos in some ...

Washington Post

Google, Facebook, And The Rise Of Zombie Marketing
Chicago Tribune
Google and Facebook's recent changes to user privacy policies will make it more efficient to find users, and then throw marketing at them that appears to come ...

SiliconANGLE

Google's ad rates will be focal point of 3Q report
NBCNews.com
SAN FRANCISCO — Google's third-quarter earnings report will provide further insights into the Internet search leader's efforts to reverse a troubling decline in its ...

Amazon to open Tel Aviv office to support cloud services
Reuters
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Amazon.com will open an office in Tel Aviv to support its cloud computing offering called Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company's ...

Economic Times

Google's Super-Speed Internet Is Off-Limits for Businesses — For Now
Wired
Google's ultra-high-speed internet service is for homes, not businesses. ...He lives in Kansas City — the first city to receive Google Fiber, an internet service ...

eWeek

Google readying 'Mobile Meter' app that offers rewards for tracking ...
Engadget
Google already knows better than most how we use the internet. ...different habits of Android and iOS users, gaining an important insight intoApple's ecosystem....

SlashGear

Even Microsoft Thinks Cross-Platform Multiplayer "Makes Sense"
Luke Plunkett
One of the biggest failures of Microsoft's involvement in the PC space has been its treatment of gaming relative to the Xbox brand. Halo came late then stopped ...
Kotaku

SMS Changes Coming in Kit Kat, Google Tips Message App ...
Kellex
When Google unveiled Hangouts during Google I/O as its first step towards a unified, ... According to this post, Google is asking SMS app developers to make needed ..... They're gonna wait forApple to lay out its cards at the iPad event.
Droid Life

Google smartwatch reportedly coming 'sooner rather than later ...
Trevor Mogg
The smartwatch market is beginning to heat up, with several major tech companies already in the game. Two big hitters – Apple and Google – are yet to enter ...
Digital Trends

Apple serves blog with takedown notice over posting iTunes Radio ...
Ed Sutherland
Most of Apple's legal actions happen with other multi-billion tech firms. But sometime, the Cupertino, California company likes to scare to scare the pants....
iDownloadBlog.com

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