Monica Howard

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Apple Retail Vet Ron Johnson Starting Gadget Delivery Service

If you enjoy your local Apple Store, you largely have former Apple executive Ron Johnson to thank for it. According to The Information, Johnson is looking to make a comeback with a new startup offering “a high-end, on-demand delivery service for gadgets.”<p>Johnson oversaw the rise of Apple’s retail …

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LivingSocial to Run Discount Promotions in Wake of 40-Hour Outage

How low can LivingSocial’s prices go?<p>In a bid to make amends for a rare 40-hour outage that crippled its website, apps and merchant center on Tuesday …

Samsung plans to release smartphone with wraparound display next year: Bloomberg

Samsung has led the curved display "movement" with the introduction of its Galaxy Round smartphone, but apparently the company isn't satisfied stopping there. Bloomberg today claims that Samsung will release a handset featuring a wraparound display at some point next year. According to the report, …

Amazon's 1,263 Patents Reveal Retailing's High-Tech Future

Retailing powerhouse Amazon.com seldom pulls back the curtain on its high-tech operating secrets. This recent, minimalist interview with Amazon executive Andy Jassy is a case in point. But there’s one place where the online retailer is garrulous as can be: its filings with the U.S. Patent …

Google brings autofill to Chrome for iOS, improves it on Android

There are two types of people in this world: those who like the convenience of autofill, and those who don't think a browser should double as a PA. For the former group, Google's updating its mobile Chrome apps today, and autophilics will be pleased to hear the feature is being added to iOS, with …

King reveals insights about Candy Crush Saga on the game’s first birthday

<i>Candy Crush Saga</i>, the game that has become synonymous with addictive freemium gameplay, has turned a year old today. And in celebration of the …

SquareHub beefs up its private social network for your family

If corporations and neighborhoods and small startups and niche interest groups can have a social network, why shouldn’t families?<p>SquareHub released an update and the Android version of its app today, which helps families stay more connected.<p>Cofounder and CEO Dave Cotter said social media has gotten …

Bryan Goldberg's Bustle Has 1 Million Monthly Readers 3 Months After Its Launch

Despite his public fumble, which provoked articles titled, "What Was This Bro Thinking," and "Bryan Goldberg's Bustle Gaffe Makes Laughing Stock Of Launch," early traction signs for his women-focused site look good.<p>Yesterday at Henry Blodget and Sarah Lacy's PandoMonthly interview, Business Insider …

Phil Schiller in Samsung retrial: making a smaller iPad 'wasn't about the competition'

In front of a courtroom jury this morning, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller claimed that Samsung's patent infringement has weakened "the view that the world has for Apple." By copying the company's marquee iPhone and iPad products, Samsung has effectively diluted Apple's brand, Schiller argued. …

Lyft Tests Its Own Version Of Surge Pricing In LA, Passing All ‘Prime Time Tips’ To Drivers

After a year and a half of keeping a flat fare on all its rides, on-demand transportation startup Lyft is set to begin a test of dynamic pricing based on demand. It’s testing out the new pricing model, which it calls “Prime Time Tips,” in Los Angeles beginning today, as a way to make more drivers …

Is Netflix Playing A TV Game of Moneyball?

For those that don’t know sports and didn’t see the Brad Pitt movie from a couple years back, the concept of moneyball, in its basic form, is to hire baseball players cost effectively in order to build a roster. In theory, for the cost of one A-Rod you can buy three Scott Hattebergs that, as Brad …

Zulily Closes First Day As A Public Company At $37.70 A Share, Marking A Win For Flash Sales

Closing the day at $37.70 a share, Zulily is proving to be a success among flash and daily deals sites. Its first-day performance could give other companies confidence in the possibility of going public, despite doubts in the long-term potential of the model. As we noted earlier in the day, Gilt …

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch can now display full notifications for all your apps

Out of the box, one of the Samsung Galaxy Gear's major failings was its lackluster notifications system. As we noted in our review, the smartwatch often failed to display useful notifications on its display, requiring users to unlock their phone to read emails or other messages. That basically …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

Google Now's voice commands brought together in a useful infographic

When Google Now first arrived with Android 4.1, many folks referred to it as the Google alternative to SIRI. In reality, Google Now is much more than just a simple digital assistant, levering the full power of the web and Google’s services to provide an experience that is worlds above the …

Apple's Schiller: Samsung gained ground thanks to copycat tactics

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It pays to copy Apple. Well, kinda.<p>Phil Schiller, head of marketing at Apple, testified Friday in court here that the reason Samsung gained so much market share in smartphones was because it copied Apple. That's also why Samsung flourished while other smartphone makers such as …

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New startup economics: Why Amazon (web services) and Dropbox need each other

Earlier this week, I stopped by at the offices of Dropbox, the San Francisco-based online storage and syncing service. It was quite amazing to walk …

With new leadership, online video site Hulu changes TV strategy

The online video site Hulu once had ambitions of ushering in the future of television by shaking up the status quo.<p>But under its new management, the site will throw off its old mantle of TV disrupter as it seeks to work in partnership with cable and satellite companies.<p>Veteran Fox television …

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