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The cost of acquiring mobile app users soars to highest level in 2 years

In July, the cost of acquiring new loyal mobile app users in the U.S. rose to its highest level since 2011, according to data collected by mobile app marketer Fiksu.<p>That’s scary for indie app developers who don’t have the marketing budgets to promote their products like the big brands can. Since …

Microsoft, Samsung to do glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500

Watch out, Google. Even with a headstart in developing wearable computing devices through Glass, there are two major competitors possibly on the horizon, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce.<p>Reports indicate that Microsoft and Samsung are both keenly interested in competing against Google in …

Craigslist's Anti-Consumer Lawsuit Threatens to Break Internet Law

Craigslist is one of the best examples of the Internet’s sharing economy. Craigslist improves markets by helping buyers and sellers find each other. Remarkably, it offers most of its matchmaking services for free, reducing transaction costs to matching buyers and sellers and expanding the zone of …

If cable is dying, then why is it still making so much money?

Every few weeks, some tech writer holds up a media analyst report allegedly showing, once and for all, that the cable guys have finally lost, and the cord-cutters have finally won. One week, that report might come. It will really be something.<p>This is not that week.<p>Let’s start with news that might …

Troubled Visa Settlement Takes Another Hit As Retailers File Own Suit

A $7 billion antitrust settlement over credit-card processing fees that critics say would make things worse for retailers suffered another setback today as Target, Macy's and J.C. Penney filed their own lawsuit accusing Visa and Mastercard of generating monopoly profits at their expense.<p>Bloomberg …

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