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Move over, Google. Amazon just launched an email service

<i>Update: Amazon put out its official release of WorkMail, which includes both an email and calendar service.</i><p>Ever bent on competing with everyone, Amazon launched an email service called WorkMail this morning.<p>The new service is exclusively for the workplace — not personal use. Amazon will be charging …

Tesco has given up on Blinkbox

Since October 2014, Tesco has done all it can to rid itself of its loss-making digital download service Blinkbox. TalkTalk came to its rescue, picking up Blinkbox Movies and its broadband services earlier this month, but the fate of its Music and Books businesses remained unclear -- until today. In …

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Oculus’ Pixar Exec-Led Story Studio Will Release VR Cinema Examples

“We didn’t have an answer for how to get started in VR for cinema” says Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe. So a year ago Oculus hired Pixar veterans to form Story Studio, which will create and release VR cinema examples designed to “educate , inspire, and foster community” for filmmakers interested in VR. …

European Online Optician Mister Spex Picks Up $40M Round Led By Goldman Sachs

Mister Spex, the European ‘online optician’ (that’s an eyewear online retailer, to you and me), has picked up a new $40 million round in funding led by U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs.<p>The Berlin-based company’s existing backers also participated, including Scottish Equity Partners, XAnge, and DN …

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U.K. Court Case Against Google Could Clarify Law On Private Data

The U.K. data protection watchdog, the ICO, has intervened in a court case brought against Google on privacy grounds by a group of U.K. Internet users because it is interested in how aspects of the case might help clarify questions around the jurisdiction of national data protection law vis-à-vis …