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Yahoo Has Submitted A Bid To Buy Hulu

There's no word on the price.<p>Yahoo isn't alone in its interest in Hulu. KKR and Silver Lake are interested in Hulu, as well, Bloomberg reports. Other companies in the mix: Time Warner Cable, the Chernin Group, and Guggenheim Digital.<p>The Chernin Group is run by Peter Chernin, one of the original …

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Google Is Planning To Build Its Own Wireless Network

Google has developed its own wireless technology, which it hopes to deploy with local companies in Southeast Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. Efrati says Google plans to provide wireless access to a billion people who are currently without Internet.<p>Google wants to use airwaves previously reserved for …

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Gigaom | Fight over TV streaming heats up as broadcasters file new lawsuit in Washington DC

Advertisement<p>Major broadcasters filed a new lawsuit this week as part of an ongoing efforts to shut down services like Aereo that stream over-the-air …

Evernote Food Makes Finding Great Recipes And Restaurants Easier Than Ever

Just a couple of weeks after its last major update, Evernote Food has already received another notable update. Evernote Food is Evernote's standalone …

Apple’s iOS 7 may be in for a complete overhaul - appPicker

There are rumors circulating that the design aesthetic for iOS 7 may be totally different from what we’re used to. Jonathan Ive took over for …

Why Tumblr Was a Massive Steal for Yahoo

The blockbuster acquisition of Tumblr by Yahoo for $1.1 billion — all cash — has been portrayed as a gigantic gamble on the part of the acquirer. …

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Why Yahoo! Buying Tumblr Is Not Great For NYC's Tech Scene

For years we’ve been hearing about how the ascendant tech startup scene in NYC is going to rival Silicon Valley’s tech-hegemony. It’s a story the mainstream media has run with hard because, after all, NYC is the apex for the mainstream media and, who doesn’t like rooting for the home team? For …

The Vikings head to the UK exclusively via Lovefilm

Yearning to watch Norsemen amass loot while raiding foreign lands? If you're in the UK, you can now watch US cable show <i>The Vikings</i> exclusively via Lovefilm Instant. The Amazon-owned service has made all nine episodes of the historical drama -- shown in the US and in Canada on History Channel -- …

How Xbox One opens the door for the next Apple TV

The new TV-gadget landscape is just getting started. The Xbox One is just the beginning...and Apple is far from out of the game.<p>Imagine this.<p>It's 2014. Apple has gathered everyone together for a special event. As Tim Cook presents, he says, "Today we're introducing three revolutionary new products. …

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Facebook loses millions of users as biggest markets peak

Facebook has lost millions of users per month in its biggest markets, independent data suggests, as alternative social networks attract the attention …

With White House on Tumblr Promising GIFs, Here’s Some to Kick It Off Right

The White House announced earlier this week that is joining the hip microblogging service Tumblr, noting in its announcement on Twitter that “there …

Coffee date with Tim Cook earns $505,000 bid, breaks Bill Clinton's charity record (update)

Charitybuzz's offer of a coffee date with Apple CEO Tim Cook may only have entered its third day of bidding, but it has already broken the record for the biggest ever charity auction on the website. With bids totalling more than $295,000, Cook's auction has surpassed the previous record bid of …

Twitter trading influence laid bare by fake tweet

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — It was the tweet heard around the markets, and for about four minutes it sent everything crashing.<p>Shortly after 1 p.m. …

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EC Wades In On Connected TV, Cross-Border Content Regulation In New Green Paper

The European Commission believes that, alongside the rise of smartphones, tablets and other TV replacements, by 2016 connected TVs could be used in the majority of European homes — up from around 40.4 million today. Today it released a Green Paper to lay the groundwork for how it might cope with …

Good Timing: Twitter Will Soon Release a Two-Step Security Solution

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Some Twitter employee — probably several employees, actually — had a pretty rough day on Tuesday, …

Foursquare revamps business pages to take on Yelp as web visitors hit 50 million per month

As Foursquare has evolved from friend-finder to expansive recommendations engine, Yelp has emerged as the company’s most formidable enemy. Foursquare’s mobile apps have for some time stood head and shoulders above Yelp’s, but there was always one area where Foursquare lagged: the web. Today, a big …

CBS invests in streaming video company in response to Aereo threat

Sure, CBS CEO Les Moonves has had some harsh words for streaming TV service Aereo, filing suit against it and even threatening to stop free broadcasts of its shows if the company is allowed to keep operating — but that doesn’t mean CBS has written off streaming broadcast TV altogether. Yesterday, …

Google Now could be Google's new home page

iGoogle isn't long for this world, but that doesn't mean that Google won't have a personalized home page for you.<p>A Chrome browser extension and some code hidden on a Web site indicate that Google might replace iGoogle with a desktop version of Google Now.<p>The unconfirmed report on Google Operating …

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Was “House of Cards” Worth It for Netflix?

Netflix got into the HBO business with a bang in February when it launched “House of Cards.”<p>The much-hyped miniseries had a big budget, big names in …

‘Airbnb For Bikes’ Startup Spinlister Returns From The Deadpool, Now With New Management

If you’re a big fan of bikes and Airbnb-type sharing economy startups like me, you might have been disappointed to learn that Liquid (née Spinlister), the peer-to-peer bike rental startup, was shut down a few months ago. The service, which launched in New York City last spring, had just opened up …

How Twitter #Music plays to the company's most important asset

commentary By promoting the celebrity and ingenue music makers on the platform, Twitter is defending its prized "follow graph" against competitors.<p>Twitter #Music provides people with a striking, and follower-inspired way of listening to music, but don't be fooled by its true purpose. This isn't …

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These Brand Successes Will Give You Faith In Social Media

Because examples tell you more than theory ever could, we've rounded up 50 different resources for you to get into and help improve your business. Covering everything from Facebook to Pinterest to email marketing, you'll find useful case studies for you to take inspiration from, regardless of which …

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Apple profits may have fallen for the first time in a decade, says analysts

A set of 14 analyst forecasts compiled by <i>Bloomberg</i> predicts that Apple’s quarterly profits – due to be reported tomorrow – will have fallen for the first time since 2003.<p>An earnings report tomorrow may show that fiscal second- quarter net income declined 18 percent to $9.53 billion, or $10.02 a …

Apple and Volkswagen team up on iBeetle, but it's no iCar

Steve Jobs never got around to building the iCar, but Apple has worked with Volkswagen on its new iBeetle. The German carmaker teamed up with Apple to design what it calls a "genuine integrative interface" for the smartphone, pairing them using the peculiarly named smartphone app <i>Volkswagen Car Net</i> …

You’ve Got The Whole World In Your Hands As Leap Motion Gains Google Earth Support

Leap Motion’s gesture-based controller launch is less than a month away, but so far we’ve heard relatively little about app support, besides the fact that the company is working hard on filling out its Airspace app store. Now, Leap Motion and Google are announcing support for Google Earth for Leap …

Yahoo! Unveils Brand New iOS App, Including Built-In Summly Summaries

Yahoo! acquired startup Summly for somewhere around $30 million just one month ago, but it’s already bearing fruit. First, there was the Summly summarized version of its Q1 2013 earnings last week, and now there’s a brand new flagship Yahoo! iOS application out today (for U.S. users only for now) …