Last April, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone hinted at a new project he and his team were working on. Keeping things clandestine at first, he asked the question on his company blog, "What is Jelly?" In the months that followed, the answer was partially revealed in tiny fragments. It was to be a question-and-answer platform with a mobile approach.
This week, Jelly was revealed to be little...Read more »
You definitely aren’t missing a thing by not attending the latest Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas. It is, put plainly, 10,000 dog-and-pony shows staged all at the same time in front of an audience of 150,000, and it will be positively the last performance on any stage for many or most of the products shown. But there are a few things you should keep an eye out for as an investor,...Read more »
Samsung isn’t known for its kitchen gadgets, but the Korean conglomerate is trying to change that.
“There’s a lot of room for innovation in home appliances,” co-CEO Boo-Keun Yoon told Fortune magazine earlier this year.
The Samsung smart refrigerator is one such innovation. It runs Android and boasts an 8-inch touchscreen, embedded just above the water dispenser.
The idea of a...Read more »
Microsoft Corp said on Monday that sales of its new Xbox One game console topped three million at the end of last year after launching in November.
The third generation of the Xbox is competing head-to-head with Sony Corp's PlayStation 4, also launched in November. Sony said it had sold 2.1 million PS4s by the first week of December.
It will not be clear which company is leading the...Read more »
The technology world is good at providing us with a never-ending stream of shiny new objects that all seem to scream, "Buy me!"
Every day, there's a new smartphone, tablet, video game, 3-D printer, e-reader, or piece of wearable technology competing for our money, and let's face it, sometimes it's just fun to buy stuff.
Heck, we can get high off it. The act of shopping can...Read more »
"You can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. Forty percent of all people know that."
-- Homer Simpson
I don't care what all those headlines are telling you, Google Chromebooks did not account for 21% of US
notebook sales this year.
Anyone who tells you otherwise has no appreciation for details or fine print.
Wait, what are we talking about here?
On...Read more »
The Bitcoin saga took an unpleasant turn this December when China’s central bank banned financial institutions from dealing in the virtual currency.
Bitcoin was enjoying a surge of popularity in the country; by the end of November, Chinese exchanges were responsible for almost two-thirds of worldwide traffic. The central bank’s decision sent the currency tumbling.
Last week, Indian regulators...Read more »
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," the special-effects-laden tale that pits dwarfs against a dragon, blasted to its third consecutive box office title, collecting $29.9 million over the post-Christmas weekend to beat newcomers "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."
Walt Disney's animated film "Frozen" was second with ticket...Read more »
As the war between Apple's and Google's mobile platforms rages on, factions on both sides have conceded the areas in which the other is victorious.
Android users have (or should) come to terms with the fact that Apple's tightly controlled OS has given way to greater UI consistency and uniformity among its apps, as well as far less instances of fragmentation. Concurrently, iPhone fans must...Read more »
Sales during the 2013 U.S. holiday season grew from a year earlier as retailers used higher discounts and promotions to attract customers in a season with fewer shopping days, according to MasterCard Advisors.
Holiday sales between November 1 and December 24 rose 2.3 percent, compared with 0.7 percent a year earlier, data published in the MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse report showed on...Read more »