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GameStop confirms simplified 'more money' trade-in policy

Most people who walk into a GameStop don’t know that they can exchange their old games for credit at the retailer’s stores. As part of its renewed effort to educate consumers about this option, the company has also decided to make the process a lot easier.<p>Reports emerged yesterday that GameStop was …

Apple Sapphire Plant Nears Completion, Readying for Mass Production

- Aug 5, 2014<p>GT Advanced Technology’s fiscal report for the second quarter of 2014 says its massive sapphire glass production plant in Mesa, AZ is …

Here's What Google Teaches Employees In Its 'Search Inside Yourself' Course

The most popular class — titled "Search Inside Yourself" — regularly has a wait list stretching six months.<p>"I know this sounds melodramatic," a Google employee reported on an after-course examination, "but I really think this course changed my life."<p>The class has been taught at Google since 2007 …

Microsoft Announces August Update To Windows 8.1, But Don’t Call It Update 2

Microsoft has a number of upgrades coming for Windows 8.1 on August 12, but the company today announced in a blog post that the new features and tweaks don’t constitute an “Update 2” to the operating system.<p>So what is coming in the non-Update 2 August release? Trackpad improvements, better …

Zillow posts 68% revenue gain in Q2, net loss of $10.4 million as audience surges to nearly 89 million monthly visitors

Zillow, which is shaking up the real estate industry through a planned $3.5 billion acquisition of rival Trulia, today announced record revenue of …

Etsy launches 'Etsy Wholesale,' a platform for retailers

Etsy’s working hard to offer more options to retailers nationwide. The evidence? Etsy Wholesale just launched today from beta and aims to help Etsy sellers grow their business by providing the necessary tools to make that possible.<p>The new platform allows independent boutiques to buy items from Etsy …

Timex enters smartwatch market with expensive, fugly, not-very-smart Ironman One GPS+

Most of the smartwatches we’ve seen so far have come from technology companies trying to make timepieces. Now a real timepiece maker — Timex — is coming to market with a smartwatch.<p>Timex will announce its Ironman One GPS+ on Wednesday, which will be targeted at runners and other fitness buffs. The …

U.S. Defense Department, NSA did not get Tor user data

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense did not receive personal data on users of Internet privacy service Tor through a government-funded project to detect vulnerabilities, a Defense spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday.<p>“This particular project was focused on identifying …