Google Should Buy Dropbox  

Slate By : Staff Reporting

Siri and I don’t talk much these days. Which is odd, because she probably knows more about me than anyone else in my life. She knows where I’ve been, where I am, and where I’m going.

She knows how many books I own, and which ones I’ve actually read. She knows whom I talk to every day, and what I say. - Full Article


Google agreed to pony up for Samsungs defense against Apple  

CNET By : Staff Reporting

Google has provided funding to help Samsung defend itself against Apple's patent-infringement claims, emails between the two companies revealed Tuesday.

Google patent attorney James Maccoun, in deposition testimony presented by Apple in court here, authenticated emails between Google and Samsung from 2012 that said that the Internet giant would "defend and indemnify" Samsung over its use of technology that Apple said infringed its patents. - Full Article


Samsung slugs it out with Apple for consumers  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

In the South Korean industrial town of Gumi, about a 45-minute helicopter ride southeast of here, Samsung Electronics factory workers, nearly all of them young women, are methodically applying the finishing touches on Galaxy S5s.

The launch of Samsung's newest flagship smartphone on April 11 was a little over a week away, and though most of the Galaxy S5 manufacturing process in the factory is automated, workers on this day were putting the backs of AT&T Galaxy S5 phones on or manually removing the stickers on certain tiny components. - Full Article


Why Google isnt growing  

The Times of India By : Staff Reporting

Google CEO Larry Page can be forgiven for being in a bad mood this weekend. On his company's Q1 2014 earnings call, his people delivered what he thought would be good news: revenues of $15.4 billion, up 19%.

Very, very few business can deliver 20% growth on billions in revenues.

By any measure, Google is on fire as a company. - Full Article


Why Facebook and Google are buying into drones  

The Guardian By : Staff Reporting

Back in the bad old days of the cold war, one of the most revered branches of the inexact sciences was Kremlinology. In the west, newspapers, thinktanks and governments retained specialists whose job was to scrutinise every scrap of evidence, gossip and rumour emanating from Moscow in the hope that it would provide some inkling of what the Soviet leadership was up to.

Until recently, this particular specialism had apparently gone into terminal decline, but events in Ukraine have led to its urgent reinstatement. - Full Article


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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