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Report: Yahoo Is Considering Selling Its Internet Business

Yahoo is considering selling its Internet business rather than spinning it out into a separate company, according to a Bloomberg report on Friday.<p>The …

The stock market is having a nightmare start to 2016 and it's all the Fed's fault

In the first five trading days of the year the benchmark S&P 500 fell about 6%, its worst ever five-day start to a year.<p>This was also the index's worst since 2011.<p>And while we're now more than three weeks removed from the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates for the first time since …

Android Circuit: All The Galaxy S7 Leaks, BlackBerry's Android Gamble, MicroSD's Triumphant Return

Taking a look back at seven days of news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes leaked designs of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 flagship, the new smaller S7 camera, why microSD storage is important, a goodbye to Motorola, BlackBerry’s big gamble on Android, Cortana sneaking …

BlackBerry To Focus On Android Smartphones In 2016

BlackBerry (“BBRY”) will not release a new BlackBerry 10 smartphone in 2016. Instead, the struggling device maker will spend the year focusing on …

This Lesser-Known Amazon Business Is Growing Fast

E-commerce giant Amazon handled the warehousing, packing, and shipping of 1 billion items last year for merchants that are part of its fulfillment …

Fossil adds another watch to its growing line of wearables

The Q54 Pilot keeps a vintage look while adding modern tech<p>Fossil just launched its Q line of connected wearables this past fall, but it's already expanding the range with another model. The new Q54 Pilot is an analog watch with Intel technology for basic smartphone notifications and activity …

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to Resurrect Past Smartphone Features

Get ready for a blast from the past.<p>Samsung’s (ssnlf) soon to be launched Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones—its regular and curved-screen models, …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

iPhone 7 Plus Said to Have 256GB Option and Larger 3,100 mAh Battery

Apple's next-generation iPhone 7 Plus may feature a 256GB storage option and larger 3,100 mAh battery as two differentiating features over the smaller iPhone 7, according to Chinese website <i>MyDrivers</i> [Google Translate].<p>The report does not specify if the iPhone 7 Plus will still have 16GB base …

The 21 most anticipated movies of 2016

But this year's poised to be even better with a thrilling lineup of reboots, sequels, and buzzed-about debut series hitting the box office.<p>From Pixar's "Finding Dory," the long-awaited follow-up to "Finding Nemo," to J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut, "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them," …

The 17 worst movies of 2015 according to Rotten Tomatoes

We consulted film aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to sort out the worst-reviewed movies of 2015. What did we learn? Remakes aren't always the way to go.<p>Keep reading to see the worst films of the year.

Apple is close to signing deal for OLED iPhone displays

The arrival of OLED displays for future iPhones is looking more of a sure thing than ever, with a new report stating that Apple is on the verge of finalizing an agreement with Samsung Display and LG Display to build its future screens.<p>According to sources, Samsung will produce around 90,000 OLED …

Google’s $500 million Dropcam is getting brutal 1-star reviews in the App Store

Wi-Fi camera company Dropcam sold to Google's Nest for $555 million in June 2014.<p>In June 2015, Nest announced its first new product since Google acquired it for $3.2 billion last year — a smart camera called the Nest Cam, the first real product integration between the two companies.<p>The new device …

Apple wants to let you make payments through texts, phone calls, and emails

Evidence that Apple wants to combine payments and iMessage is piling up. And it looks like the tech giant doesn’t plan to stop there.<p>A patent filing published earlier this month (Dec. 2015) indicates that Apple is not only looking at allowing people to send money over its text messaging service, …

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Nearly 70% of investors lost money in 2015

Good riddance, 2015.<p>Nearly 70% of investors lost money this year, according to Openfolio, an app that allows people to track their investment performance and compare their portfolio with other users.<p>U.S. markets had their worst year since the financial crisis. No wonder making money was …

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The way you pay for your iPhone is about to dramatically change

On Wednesday, AT&T became the last major carrier to announce it's ending two-year contracts and will instead shift to monthly plans, just like Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have chosen to do in recent years. (Don't worry. If you already have a two-year contract and want to keep it, you can.)<p>This is …

The guy who committed the biggest hack of the US military is still free

He was looking for evidence of UFOs. He says it's all there.<p>"It was above the Earth's hemisphere. It kind of looked like a satellite. It was cigar-shaped and had geodesic domes above, below, to the left, the right and both ends of it, and although it was a low-resolution picture it was very close …

Google just revealed what its next version of Google Glass will look like, and it's aimed at business workers

But its successor, Google Glass Enterprise Edition, a project now run by Nest founder Tony Fadell, is alive and well and apparently getting ready to be officially announced.<p>So we gather from new photos of the device that Google just sent to the FCC, as first spied by Stephen Hall at …

Apple is demanding another $180 million from Samsung over a patent dispute

In court papers filed on Wednesday, Apple said Samsung owes nearly $180 million in supplemental damages and interest.<p>These further damages relate to five Samsung devices that infringed Apple's patents and were sold after a 2012 jury verdict finding Samsung liable in the dispute.<p>Representatives for …

A former Uber exec believes European founders are leaving Silicon Valley and coming home

But the exodus of Europe's best entrepreneurs to the US comes at a potential cost. Namely, there's no one good left to build (or support those building), world-class technology companies on the same scale as Google, Apple, and Facebook.<p>However, former Uber exec Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen believes things …

HTC One X9 officially announced, features all-metal body, full HD 5.5-inch display, 3000mAh battery, more

HTC has finally launched the long-rumored One X9 in China, and it boasts some pretty decent specs in a package which costs 2399 Yuan, or roughly $370 USD when converted. There’s very little revealed about the device that we didn’t already know, and we’re unsure if/when the phone will be launched in …

Content Marketing Outsourcing: The Agency Vs Freelancer Question

Richard Branson once said: <i>“Everything in your business can be outsourced, if you’re not emotionally attached to doing it.”</i><p>Indeed, any project type …

WhatsApp is reportedly adding video calls soon

It was just this year that WhatsApp finally added voice call support, but now it seems the popular messaging app is looking to outdo itself by adding video support soon.<p>German Apple blog Macerkopf claims that WhatsApp is working on the feature, and provides allegdly leaked images of video calling …

How in-image ads help publishers buck the ad blocking trend

And since these ads are inside an image, users are much more likely to see it compared to the standard display ad format.<p>As part of this trend, publishers have recently struck deals with in-image platforms in the hope of securing a piece of the visual media pie.<p>Developments between in-image …

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Man arrested after hacking celebrities to steal scripts and sex tapes – officials

• Alonzo Knowles held on copyright and identity theft charges<br>• Knowles allegedly told an undercover agent he had files on 130 accounts<p>A Bahamian man hacked into celebrities’ email accounts to steal unreleased movie and TV scripts and private sex tapes and sought to peddle some of the scripts, boasting …

US bans Muslim family from Disneyland holiday - calls for David Cameron to intervene

Revelation comes as family of 11, from Walthamstow in north east London, barred from travelling to Disneyland in California without explanation<p>A growing number of British Muslims are being stopped from going to America as the country’s presidential race is being dominated by Donald Trump’s …

Pigment is an iOS coloring book for grown ups

Adult colouring books have become exceedingly popular this year so it’s not surprising to see them get transformed into apps — what’s surprising is how good Pixite’s app version, Pigment, really is.<p>The idea behind adult colouring books is that they help you stay focused, reduce anxiety and bring a …

People ate the most bizarre stuff in the '70s — and this Twitter account has photos of it all

Anna Pallai, a London-based publicity director in the publishing industry, was tired of clean-eating trends and Instagram pictures of perfect food and decided to create dedicated Twitter and Tumblr accounts to highlight the wacky '70s dinner party fare.<p>"The original recipes I found came from my …

Apple has 800 engineers obsessing over this one part of your iPhone

It may seem like a lot for one piece of a phone, but the camera is actually made of 200 pieces, says Graham Townsend, the director who oversees it all, in an interview with "60 Minutes."<p>"To capture one image, there's actually 24 billion operations going on," Townsend told Charlie Rose.<p>One way the …

ECB will keep easy policy for as long as necessary: Praet | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will keep monetary policy easy for as long as necessary in light of risks such as slower growth in emerging economies, its chief economist said in an interview with a Belgian newspaper.<p>European Central Bank Executive Board member Peter Praet gives a …