Head to Head: How Apples New iPhone, Watch Compare to Samsungs Products  

ABC News By : ALYSSA NEWCOMB

They say good things are worth waiting for. Apple and Samsung unveiled a slew of new products within a week of each other, but the new technology will be available at different times.

The Apple Watch is on target for an early 2015 debut while the Samsung Gear S smart watch is expected to be available in certain global markets starting in October. - Full Article


Microsoft Said Near $2 Billion Deal for Minecraft Maker  

Bloomberg BusinessWeek By : Dina Bass and Alex Sherman

Microsoft Corp., maker of the Xbox video-game console, is in discussions to acquire Mojang AB, the software maker behind the popular game Minecraft, for more than $2 billion, two people with knowledge of the talks said.

Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker, is in serious talks with 4-year-old Mojang, said the people, who asked not to be named because the negotiations aren’t public. - Full Article


Apple launches Apple Watch, dives into wearable market  

Fox News By : James Rogers

Apple finally made its big entry into the wearable technology market on Tuesday, unveiling the Apple Watch, its long-anticipated smartwatch.

“It’s the next chapter in Apple’s story,” declared Apple CEO Tim Cook during a packed event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California. - Full Article


Coca-Cola to inject Life into new low calorie brand with multi-million pound UK marketing push  

The Drum By : JOHN MCCARTHY

Coca-Cola, the world’s leading drinks manufacturer, has announced a multi-million pound marketing drive to acquaint UK consumers with its new low calorie drink Coca-Cola Life, throughout September and October. - Full Article


How Google Pigeon Impacted Local Queries, and What You Can Do  

Search Engine Watch By : Jim Yu

Google’s local algorithm update, "Pigeon," took flight around July 24, 2014, affecting U.S. English queries.

Local businesses have been scrambling to adjust, as some deal with the fact that they’re no longer showing in the seven-pack local results at all. - Full Article


A&E deal would price Vice at $2.5 billion  

CNN Money By : Katie Lobosco and Cristina Alesci

Vice Media is in talks with A&E about a deal that would value it at more than $2.5 billion, according to a Vice spokesman.

A&E would buy a 10% stake in the company.

Vice would also create content for the A&E cable networks, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. - Full Article


Facebook tries to assuage Messenger app privacy fears with a Get the Facts clarification  

IBN Live By : Staff Reporting

Even though the widespread privacy concerns about Facebook's Messenger app did not deter over 500 million from downloading the app from Google Play, Facebook has issued a 'Get the Facts' clarification to assuage some of its users' concerns.

Facebook is now pushing an alert to users that directs them to a page titled 'Get the Facts About Messenger' in which the company refutes reports of privacy invasion and adds that "many have been corrected." - Full Article


A smart necklace from Samsung? Really?  

CNN Money By : Paul R. La Monica

While rumors are heating up that Apple (AAPL, Tech30) may debut the long-rumored iWatch at a big event (that it finally officially announced) on Sept. 9, the maker of iEverything is late to the wearable party.

Samsung has just released its latest high-tech timepiece. And there's an odd-looking, Bluetooth-enabled necklace-y thing to go with it. More about that in a bit. - Full Article


Burger King is Giving Away Smartphones. Yes, That Burger King  

Mashable By : Todd Wasserman

Burger King has a whopper of a deal this week. Starting Monday, the fast food chain will be offering about two dozen free smartphones free with two-year contracts with AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.

The phones include the Moto X, the Samsung G4, the LG Optimus G Pro, the HTC One M7 and the Motorola Droid Mini. - Full Article


Twinkie bakery to close, putting 400 out of work  

CNN Money By : Staff Reporting

Just 13 months after Twinkies made their celebrated comeback to store shelves, one of the four bakeries that make the cream-filled treats is closing.

Hostess said Wednesday that it will close the Schiller Park bakery, located outside Chicago, as the company streamlines its manufacturing. - Full Article


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