Will Starbucks Alcohol Infect Other Products?  

Forbes By : Roger Dooley

Starbucks continues to test alcohol sales in selected stores, and appears to be on the verge of rolling out beer and wine to more of its coffee shops.

Their Starbucks Evenings concept adds selected adult beverages to an expanded food menu.

The benefits to Starbucks are clear: if they can make this work, they will increase sales during times when coffee sales are slower and, almost certainly, raise their average sale at the same time. - Full Article


Jay Zs Net Worth: $520 Million in 2014  

Forbes By : Staff Reporting

Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is a member of this year’s Forbes Five–a list of the wealthiest hip-hop acts that appeared in the May 5th, 2014 issue of FORBES magazine.

Though they’ve all had successful careers in music, it’s their outside business ventures that were most instrumental in creating their fortunes. - Full Article


Michaels says nearly 3 million customers hit by data breach  

Washington Post By : Staff Reporting

Michaels has confirmed that credit and debit card information was stolen from 3 million customers who shopped at some of its stores during an eight-month period.

The craft-store chain initially confirmed the data breach in January but gave few details of what occurred or how many customers were affected. - Full Article


Twitter starts pushing mobile app-install ads  

Techie News By : Staff Reporting

Twitter on Thursday announced a new advertising platform through which it intends to grab a share out of the increasing app advertising vertical.

The microblogging site said the new mobile advertising suite will make it easier for advertisers to promote their mobile apps... Full Article


Former Yahoo Exec Henrique de Castro 58 mil platinum parachute, Bio-Wiki-Video  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

Henrique de Castro's 15 months as Yahoo's chief operating officer may have ended on a sour note, but it was sweetened by a severance package valued at nearly $58 million. All but about $1 million of de Castro's severance was based in the value of his equity award in Yahoo, which began appreciating after former Google colleague Marissa Mayer joined the company in July 2012. - Full Article

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Googles customizable smart phone to the next 5 billion subscribers  

The Christian Science Monitor By : Karis Hustad

Google’s next major smart phone project won’t just be competing for the same customers as Apple’s iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy S5, or even Amazon’s rumored upcoming smart phone.

Google is aiming for the “next 5 billion” mobile consumers who are poised to jump from feature phones to low-cost smart phones as the technology and mobile access expand to further corners of the globe than ever before. - Full Article


Intel is losing billions every year on tablets and smartphones  

The Verge By : Staff Reporting

In recent months, Intel has been under pressure to explain why personal computers haven't been selling quite as well.

But the chipmaker may have another pressing concern: losing billions of dollars on mobile. In 2013, Intel's mobile chip division lost a hefty $3.15 billion, after posting an operating loss of $1.78 billion in 2012.  - Full Article


One-day sale empties Google Glass shelves  

Computer World By : Tim Hornyak

Google's one-day sale of Google Glass seems to have been a success with all units sold out, a blog post by the search giant suggests.

"All spots in the Explorer Program have been claimed for now, but if you missed it this time, don't worry," the Google Glass team wrote on its blog on Wednesday.

"We'll be trying new ways to expand the Explorer program in the future." - Full Article


Google to acquire drone-maker Titan Aerospace  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

Send in the drones. Google says it has agreed to acquire Titan Aerospace, a 2-year-old start-up maker of high-altitude drones.

The search-engine giant did not say how much it will pay for Titan, whose solar-powered drones will help Google collect aerial images. - Full Article


How Android Changed After the iPhone  

re/code By : Ina Fried

Android, which in its earliest days bore more resemblance to a BlackBerry than a modern smartphone, evolved significantly after Apple’s 2007 introduction of the iPhone.

Before Apple showed off its smartphone, Android lacked touchscreen support and depended on physical keys for control, according to an internal Google document made public as part of the Apple-Samsung trial. - Full Article


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