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Google Fiber Gets $10/Month Sports Package with 12 Networks

Google Fiber customers are already a lucky bunch, but things are getting even better. Google is sweetening the pot with a new $10 per month Sports Plus package that includes 12 TV networks.<p>Google says the networks bundled in the package will vary depending on which fiber city you live in.<p>Kansas …

Amazon gets all Pinterest-like with 'Collections'

The e-commerce giant quietly launches a new feature that lets users add items to shopping wish lists and follow others with similar tastes and interests.<p>Amazon seems to be taking some cues from the social network Pinterest. The e-commerce giant launched a feature on Thursday dubbed Amazon …

eCommerce

Verizon Wireless lowers the bar with 500MB Share Everything plan

Ah, the wonderful world of wireless carriers. You can almost guarantee that if one makes a move, the others will soon follow. We're still hoping that AT&T and Verizon will succumb to peer pressure and resume offering unlimited data plans, but until that day comes, you can look forward to lots of …

How Google searches for 'pressure cookers' and 'backpacks' led the cops to a writer's door

All it took was a few humble Google searches to send shivers throughout the collective spines of the internet this week. Michele Catalano, a writer for <i>Death & Taxes</i> magazine, wrote on <i>Medium</i> about how a group of armed men suddenly showed up at her house in Long Island, New York, on the morning of …

Apple Confirms Acquisition of Passif Semiconductor

Martin Hajek<p>Apple recently acquired Silicon Valley-based wireless chip developer Passif Semiconductor for an undisclosed sum.<p>Apple spokeswoman Amy …

Mergers & Acquisitions

Rackspace helps school Congress on copyright and open source

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / spaxiax<p>Five technology companies, Rackspace and Indiegogo among them, took to Capitol Hill on Thursday …

Transactional Big Data Startup ERN Bolsters Its Analytics By Acquiring Elucidata, Inspired Analytics

ERN, the London-headquartered startup that’s planning to use Big Data to enable banks and merchants to create loyalty-based offers for cardholders, has acquired two U.K. companies to bolster the analytics side of its platform.<p>In a transaction consisting of “undisclosed fees and stock”, the company …

Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Gear smartwatch to be announced on September 4, report claims

A new report from South Korea says that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and the Gear smartwatch at a special media event that will take place on September 4 in Berlin, Germany.<p>The date is consistent with what we’ve heard before. It makes sense to see the Galaxy Note 3 arrive at IFA …

Galaxy Note

Burpple Serves Up A Fresh Version Of Its Social App For Foodies

Burpple, the memorably-named mobile app for food lovers that we profiled in December, has launched an updated version that makes it easier for gourmands to share pictures and recommendations.<p>The iOS and Android app’s brand new design has a revamped feed that allows users to see photos, restaurant …

HP’s first Android smartphone could come this year

HP made some serious missteps with the ill-fated Palm acquisition, which ended up as a write-off and a very public embarrassment for the Silicon Valley giant.<p>Under CEO Meg Whitman, HP went back to the drawing board, and decided that the best way to move forward was to embrace Android. The first …

Android News