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Why Pinterest's New Buy Button Is a Big Deal | Inc.com

Click-to-buy buttons are the must-have accessories for big digital platforms. Facebook and Twitter both have them. Instagram just got one today, and Google's is on the way. Not to have one is quickly becoming very 2013.<p>But don't make the mistake of thinking Pinterest's 'Buy' button, also announced …

San Francisco

Why the NBA’s content play is a slam dunk

When Golden State Warrior point guard Stephen Curry brought his adorable 2-year-old daughter, Riley, to a post-game press conference on May 19, …

Why Is Almost No One Using Apple Pay?

Do you use Apple Pay? Or Google Wallet? Or any other mobile payment service on your smartphone? No, I didn’t think so. No one seems to be using their smartphones to pay for stuff. Well, almost no one.<p>We don’t want to carry around credit cards, or even our wallets, right? But we still have to. With …

FinTech

Google Beefs Up Chromecast With Super Binge-Watching Powers and Motion Control

The $35 Chromecast has been on the market since July 2013, and it’s still one of the best devices you can plug into your television. Now Google aims to make it even better with updates designed to boost binge watching and multiplayer gaming.<p>At the Google I/O developer conference, the company …

I Bleed Aqua.

<i>Disclaimers: 1) I own a lot of Twitter stock personally and in my funds. 2) I definitely do not speak on behalf of Twitter. 3) I do not have any</i> …

Forget being an iPhone 6 killer, Galaxy S6 sales are a total disaster for Samsung

After the disaster of the Samsung S5, Samsung was counting on the Galaxy S6 to lead its way back to the top — with some people even throwing around …

Mobile

The NBA's Next Labor War Is Here

When NBA owners locked out the players four years ago, it didn’t come as a surprise. For months before the league shut down in July 2011, both sides …

Domino's to roll out tweet-a-pizza

Ordering a pizza is about to get as simple as a tweet.<p>Beginning May 20, Domino's, the pizza delivery behemoth, will roll out a "tweet-to-order" system for U.S. customers. Domino's will be the first major player in the restaurant industry to use Twitter on an ongoing basis to place and complete an …

Ann Arbor

Nike blew the door wide open for Under Armour's success

Nike passed over the basketball star twice, Darren Rovell at ESPN reports.<p>"Two years ago, Nike had a chance to pay Curry a lot of money and lock him up for the future. After offering less than $2.5 million a year, Nike had a second chance — this time to match Under Armour's new offer," Rovell …

Apple’s Bonkers Quarter Spells Trouble For The iPad

Apple just reported another insane financial quarter. But five years later, it isn’t bragging much about the iPad.<p>Apple just reported yet another gangbusters financial quarter. This time around, Cupertino is reporting a 33% quarterly surge in profits, thanks in large part to the iPhone 6 and 6 …

Boy Asks George Lucas to Change Jedi Marriage Law and Lucasfilm Responds

Twitter Begins Selling Sports Tickets, Starting With the NBA Playoffs

With Atlanta Hawks ticket sales, Twitter could become a go-to distribution channel for last-minute ticket offers.<p>When Twitter first announced plans to sell stuff in tweets, sports tickets seemed like a logical fit because of the large followings professional teams have on the social network.<p>Now, …

Jon Stewart: why I quit The Daily Show

Stewart’s decision to retire as host of the satirical news show after 16 years has left liberal America in mourning. So why is he leaving just before an election – and what will happen when he steps out from behind the desk?<p>There was no one moment when Jon Stewart knew it was time for him to leave …

Comedy

HBO Cracks Down on Paying VPN "Pirates"

In an effort to gain more subscribers HBO launched its standalone “HBO Now” service earlier this year.<p>The subscription allows Americans to access …

Fusion to Debut Five New Series on Snapchat Discover - VideoInk

Fusion will debut five, new mini-series on Snapchat Discover later in 2015 in addition to a second season of its flagship series on the social video …

Mini-series

Twitter turns its home page into a news and information hub

Twitter, in an effort to attract new users, is turning its home page into a portal for news and content around dozens of topics.<p>Twitter.com has been …

InterAct

Jerry Seinfeld On Why He Likes Going Digital, Loves Crackle, And Hates YouTube

<b>Jerry Seinfeld</b> took the stage at the Hudson Theater on April 14, 2015 to kick off <b>Crackle’s NewFront Upfront</b>. And before one of the most successful …

Comedy

Convinced you need a smartwatch? Neither am I, and I’m really trying here

Yes, I’ve been wearing a smartwatch around. No, it hasn’t changed my life. Yes, it’s neat and handy. No, it can’t really do much that your smartphone …

Welcome to the Video Revolution

If you're in the old-school TV business, you might feel vaguely comforted by the bottom two bars in the charts below. The obvious takeaway is that, …

Televisions

Did Apple Flub The Timing Of The Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch reviews are already in, and the verdict is pretty consistent: Apple’s long-awaited smartwatch looks great, but it’s slow, the interface is a little confusing, and too many of the apps are half-baked.<p>The decidedly mixed reviews are unusual for Apple, even for an entirely new product. …

Smartwatches

Apple Watch Sold Out in Less Than 6 Hours as Shipping Times Slip on All Models

Apple has officially sold out of Apple Watch stock to be delivered within the April 24 launch day timeframe, as shipping times for all models have slipped to 4-6 weeks or later less than 6 hours after pre-orders started at 12:01 AM Pacific today. Apple Watch Sport models were the first to sell out, …

Apple Watch

Getting the new MacBook? Avoid Google Chrome for better battery life

There’s no question that Google Chrome is one of the best web browsers you can get, but it’s long been a resource hog under OS X. By simply avoiding it on the new MacBook, your battery could last more than three hours longer in between charges.<p>While reviewing Apple’s latest ultraportable, <i>The Verge</i> …

Google Chrome

Apple Watch: the definitive review

The Apple Watch is an extraordinarily small and personal device. It is designed to participate in nearly every moment of your day, but almost never directly interact with anyone else. It knows when you’re wearing it. You can talk to it. You can poke it — and it can poke back.<p>Every so often, the …

LA's New Parking Signs Are Brilliant and Every City Should Copy Them

In the quest to make parking suck less, there are apps that help you find a space, and meters where you can pay with a swipe of your credit card. But …

The Evolution Of Steve Jobs

If Apple’s rise depended on the standard Steve Jobs clichés, what are we to make of its dominance now? Time to revisit—and correct—the myth.<p>Wunderkind. Jerk. Innovator. Tyrant. (All of the above.) Even now, almost four years after his death, it’s hard to read a story about Steve Jobs that doesn’t …

Twitter Is Experimenting With A Major Homepage Design Overhaul

Two different homepage designs appear to make Twitter content easier to discover for new users.<p>Twitter is currently experimenting with a major design overhaul that could transform the login page of the popular microblogging site into a real-time portal of news stories and celebrity updates.<p>Over the …

TAG Heuer partners Google to develop smartwatch

TAG Heuer has announced a partnership with Google and Intel to develop a smartwatch, signalling it wants to take the fight to Apple just as the …

Apple Watch Targets Chinese Aspirations in $16 Billion Market

Apple Inc. jumped to the top of the Chinese market by adapting the iPhone to local tastes. It’s using the same recipe with the Apple Watch.<p>The new …

China

What the Hell Is Meerkat? - VideoInk

Meerkat, a new live-streaming video service has been all over the news — er, at least our world’s news due to its potential impact. What you probably …

Livestreaming