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Apple Must Face Suit Claiming App Store Is Monopoly

A federal court overturned an earlier dismissal of the case, which may be expanded to include all App Store purchases.<p>PCMag reviews products …

App Store

President Trump could be either the best or the worst thing to happen to the global economy in 2017

The research house's annual Global Risk Survey examined what investors see as being both the biggest risks to the world economy over the next 12 months and the biggest potential upsides.<p>In both cases, the top answer was directly linked to Trump's presidency.<p>On the downside, the chance Trump may …

Economics

Amazon Launches its Financial Services Competency for FinTech Startups

Advertisement<p>Amazon Web Services (AWS) is ramping up efforts to help FinTech startups by launching its own Financial Services Competency, recognizing …

Amazon Japan's manga-centric Kindle is all about storage

Japanese comics, called <i>manga</i>, are hugely popular. Although you probably knew that, you probably don't know the extent of it. In 2015, Japan's bestselling manga series, <i>One Piece</i>, sold more than 14 million copies. It helps that the format runs a hugely broad spectrum of topics; they're not just …

Danny McBride And Michael Phelps Battle In Space For Strange New “Call Of Duty” Ad

<b>WHAT:</b> A new ad for <i>Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare</i> pits the greatest Olympian of all-time against, uh, the most foul-mouthed vice-principal prospect of all-time (?) in a video game battle of intergalactic proportions.<p><b>WHO:</b> Activision, 72andSunny<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Much like the games themselves, when it …

Productboard raises $1.3 million to help product teams prioritize what to build next

Productboard, the makers of a product management system that helps to organize user research and prioritize development tasks, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding to further its business. The round was co-led by Index Ventures and Credo Ventures, and included participation from Spread …

Product Management
Nuclear Weapons

Oculus CEO and studio chief weigh in on Palmer Luckey’s apology

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe weighed in on Facebook about Oculus founder Palmer Luckey’s ill-considered contribution to an anti-Hillary Clinton internet campaign.<p>Luckey made a lot of money selling Oculus to Facebook for $2 billion in 2014. He used part of his money to make a $10,000 contribution to pay …

Pharma
Donald Trump

Samsung urges consumers globally to stop using Galaxy Note 7

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics is urging consumers worldwide to stop using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as soon as possible, as more reports of the phones catching fire emerged even after the company's global recall.<p>The call from the South Korean company, …

Galaxy Note

Palo Alto mayor pushes for ban on large tech companies taking over downtown

The mayor of Palo Alto is pushing for a ban on large technology companies downtown, making him the latest local politician to go after the powerful firms driving the booming economy in Silicon Valley.<p>Patrick Burt said he and other city council members in Palo Alto – which is home to corporations …

Silicon Valley

Australian man 'put acid in sex club lubricant'

<b>A 62-year-old man was arrested after allegedly filling a lubricant dispenser with hydrochloric acid at a sex club in Australia.</b><p>No serious injuries were reported in the incident at "gay and bi social club" Aarows in northwest Sydney.<p>Items in the room had been fitted with anti-tampering alarms after …

Crime
Forests
Salah Abdeslam

How the Australian startup sector can compete with the US and make sure the next Atlassian stays local - SmartCompany

<i>By Alex Louey</i><p>When I say that tech startups in Australia are faced with numerous obstacles you can trust that I’m speaking from experience.<p>When I …

Breakthrough data storage innovation: One DNA molecule can store tons of data for 1M years

Genetic information stored in DNA molecules makes life on Earth possible, but what if humans could use the same kind of technology to store their own …

Genetics

Pebble Time Smashes Through $6.5M On Kickstarter In Half A Day

Early this morning, we noted that the Pebble Time — Pebble’s new color e-ink smartwatch — had smashed through its $500,000 goal in an absolutely preposterous <i>seventeen minutes</i>.<p>We don’t generally do play-by-play updates on Kickstarter campaigns, but this one is a bit too crazy not to note. The Pebble …

Crowd Funding