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Disney's new initiatives aimed at mobile device users

Walt Disney Co. on Friday revealed a slate of digital initiatives, announcing a new partnership with Wal-Mart around movies, teasing the unveiling of a redesigned ESPN.com and showing how a growing number of YouTube stars would have their own apps.<p>During a media event Friday at the Disney lot in …

Prynt turns your phone into a picture-printing Polaroid camera

As smartphones continue to up the ante when it comes to how well they take pictures and the technology used in doing so, more and more people turn to their phone as the main photo shooting apparatus of the house. Companies like Prynt realize that, and have developed a smartphone case that …

Mobile Photography

FCC questions AT&T for halting high-speed fiber deployment before net neutrality decision

The FCC has asked AT&T for more information about its decision to halt the rollout of its high-speed fiber network until net neutrality rules are decided. It's asking AT&T to provide documents regarding the profitability of fiber deployment, its plans to limit fiber deployment, what its fiber …

Nixie wearable camera drone wins Intel's $500,000 tech challenge

Wearable camera drone Nixie is the winner of Intel's Make it Wearable competition, scooping a prize of $500,000 (£313,000) at a ceremony held in San …

Facebook Begins Offering Free Data in Africa

Facebook’s Internet.org group has kicked its mission to provide global internet access up a notch after announcing the launch of its first app in Zambia, Africa.<p>The app provides “basic access” to 13 different services — including Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Google search and Wikipedia — for free. …

Tesla, Panasonic sign deal for battery Gigafactory

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors and electronics giant Panasonic announced Thursday that they have signed a deal to build a huge battery plant in the U.S. — a "Gigafactory."<p>Tesla has previously talked openly of Panasonic's involvement with the project, which it needs to make lower-cost advanced …

T-Mobile Adds 1.5 Million More Customers, Swings to Profit on Spectrum Sale

It sold 6.2 million smartphoness, up from 4.3 million a year ago, but a drop from the 6.9 million smartphones it sold in the prior quarter.<p>T-Mobile said Thursday that it added a further 1.5 million customers to its network in the second quarter, making this the fifth straight quarter of …

Rumor: iPhone 6 to Launch Tuesday, October 14 as Part of ‘Busy Month’

- Jul 31, 2014<p>A new report cites a source with knowledge of an internal Apple Retail Store meeting in saying that Apple may be planning to launch the …

With a $1 billion funding round wrapped up, what next for Flipkart?

Shopping website Flipkart today said it has received $1 billion in funding from Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC, and existing investors Accel Partners, DST Global, ICONIQ Capital, Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Sofina. This is <b></b>the biggest round of funding into any Indian startup. …

Venture Capital

4 Tips for Building a Company That Attracts the Best Investors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Top investors have a long checklist that they consider when evaluating a startup. To win their favor, you must not only meet, but exceed their expectations. Not long ago, we shared with you five tricks for winning over the best …

Customer Service

FCC Chair Asks Verizon To Explain 'Disturbing' Plan to Slow Wireless Speeds

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday called Verizon's new plan to reduce speeds for certain data-guzzling wireless customers “deeply troubling" and asked the company to justify the policy.<p>Verizon said last week it would begin slowing speeds for wireless customers with …

Snapchat could become latest start-up to reach a $10-billion valuation

Last year, Snapchat decided Facebook's $3-billion offer wasn't cool. You know what's cool? $10 billion.<p>The Venice Beach start-up, whose app enables users to send photos and videos that disappear seconds after they're viewed, is reportedly in talks with investors including Chinese e-commerce …

Comcast to test its YouTube competitor by the end of the year

Comcast (S CMCSK) is looking to test a new platform for the distribution of online videos through its new X1 cable set-top boxes by the end of the …

AT&T makes case for $48.5 billion merger with DirecTV

The only way for AT&T or DirecTV to compete with cable giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable is for the two companies to merge. At least that's what AT&T and DirecTV have said in a public interest statement they filed with the Federal Communications Commission today.<p>The $48.5 billion proposed merger …

FightMe, An App That Lets You Challenge Others Through Video, Picks Up $1.35M In New Backing

Apparently, there’s still life in the old social video dog yet. FightMe, an iOS app that lets you challenge others by recording and sharing 30 second-long videos, has raised a further, modest seed round of funding.<p>New backing comes from VC firm HTG Ventures, Daniel and Raphael Khalili (who also …

5 Fundamental “Don’ts” That Every Business Owner Should Know About

Take it from one CEO that’s been there: building your business requires that you market your abilities and invest in yourself.<p>I recently penned a first-hand account of five pitfalls for fellow CEOs to avoid when trying to achieve steady and successful growth for their business. As luck would have …

Living Rooms

Honey Pumpkin Biscuits

<i>Beth Kirby of Local Milk carries her Southern heritage -- and the ingredients, dishes, and recipes that come with it -- with her wherever she goes. Every other Monday, that place is here.</i><p><i>Today: If you're going to stray from a traditional buttermilk biscuit, this is the way to do it.</i><p>I’m a buttermilk …