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Amazon Drags Authors, Readers and George Orwell into Its Fight with Hachette
/ August 11, 2014 11:31 am
Amazon Drags Authors, Readers and George Orwell into Its Fight with Hachette

Re/code reports “In an apparent pre-emptive strike, Amazon is appealing to readers and authors to take its side in an increasingly acrimonious pricing dispute with book publisher Hachette.” Read More

Yahoo to Reinforce Email Encryption
/ August 8, 2014 12:18 pm
Yahoo to Reinforce Email Encryption

TechCrunch reports “Yahoo will join Google in providing users of its email service with end-to-end encryption, helping to keep the private communications of people protected from the prying eyes of governments and hackers alike.” Read More

EyeEm Associates With Foursquare and the Huffington Post for Latest Photography Challenges
/ August 8, 2014 12:18 pm
EyeEm Associates With Foursquare and the Huffington Post for Latest Photography Challenges

TechCrunch reports “Photo-sharing service EyeEm is announcing today that it is partnering with Foursquare and The Huffington Post to get photos taken by its users in front of more people with the introduction of two new competitions in its iOS and Android apps.” Read More

Disrupt Winner Vurb Raises $8 Million to Take Mobile Search from Google
/ August 8, 2014 12:18 pm
Disrupt Winner Vurb Raises $8 Million to Take Mobile Search from Google

TechCrunch reports “The conundrum of mobile is you either use one convenient app that is mediocre at doing many things, or you have to discover and hop between a flotilla of single-purpose apps.” Read More

Facebook Acquires Secure Server Technology Provider PrivateCore
/ August 8, 2014 12:18 pm
Facebook Acquires Secure Server Technology Provider PrivateCore

TechCrunch reports “Facebook announced this morning it has acquired PrivateCore, a Palo Alto-based secure server technology company.” Read More

Tumblr Blocks Bloglovin, Fashion’s Number-one RSS reader with 25 Million Users
/ August 8, 2014 12:18 pm
Tumblr Blocks Bloglovin, Fashion’s Number-one RSS reader with 25 Million Users

VentureBeat reports “Bloglovin, possibly the only RSS reader to win over the fashion and beauty industry, received some bad news last week: a strict block from Yahoo’s Tumblr that prevents all Bloglovin users from accessing Tumblr blogs via the site.” Read More

Zynga misses Wall Street Prospects, Invests in NFL and Tiger Woods Games
/ August 8, 2014 12:18 pm
Zynga misses Wall Street Prospects, Invests in NFL and Tiger Woods Games

VentureBeat reports “Zynga missed analysts’ expectations for revenues and profit in the second quarter as new mobile launches failed to ignite a turnaround — but some big-name sports help is on the way.” Read More

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