YouTube launches pay channels with campy flicks Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities — these are among the 30 channels that will require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube coming soon. More
FCC moving forward on speedier in-flight Internet service U.S. federal telecommunications regulators are pushing ahead with efforts to bring faster Internet service to commercial and private airline flights. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday started deliberations on a proposal that would offer a new type of in-flight broadband service promising U.S. More
Looking for a better airline seat? There's a site for that If you fly, chances are you have a story to tell about an uncomfortable airline seat. Vicki Morwitz does. Hers involves a long-haul plane trip, a minuscule economy-class enclosure and a circuitous routing that deposited her at her destination feeling exhausted and irritated. More
Here's how to not get cyber screwed on Cyber Monday - Quincy Herald-Whig ... to Internet phone services, like Skype or ... email address of any Cyber Monday deal offerings. ... Beware of eBay When you're in a rush to ... 12/2/2013 - 12:16 pm | View Link
2013 Black Friday: The best Xbox One deals - GameZone PS4 or Xbox One? It's a tossup - USA Today 11/28/2013 - 12:37 pm | View Link
Moto G review: an affordable smartphone, done right - Engadget Google's sub-$200 Moto G smartphone goes on sale early - SiliconValley.com 11/26/2013 - 2:05 pm | View Link
How eBay Fared in Latest Skype Deal The conventional thinking goes that Meg Whitman, eBay’s former chief executive, blundered by buying Skype six years ago for $2.5 billion. Her idea that Skype, the Internet calling service, would encourage eBay’s users to talk to one another ... 05/10/2011 - 11:02 am | View Link
eBay Reaches Deal With Skype Founders, Your Gabbing Is Safe Skype users can breathe easier, now that one of technology's greatest business blunders has been fixed. The outside chance of a Skype shutdown has gone away, messy lawsuits have been resolved, and Skype's founders are back helping run the company. 11/5/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
How Skype’s Investors Got a Good Deal Out of eBay James Mawson, of Private Equity News, reports: The interaction between U.S. venture capital and leveraged buyout firms is perhaps best summed up by the fact they have separate trade associations, even though much of world sees both as in the ... 09/18/2009 - 7:00 am | View Link
eBay partially undoes Skype deal, selling majority SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Rather than enduring the uncertainty of spinning off the Skype telecommunications service through a public stock offering, eBay Inc. has found a different way out: It is selling the majority of Skype for about $2 billion to a group ... 09/1/2009 - 1:00 pm | View Link
EBay to sell 65 percent of Skype for $1.9 billion The deal valued Skype at $2.75 billion but was well below the $3.1 billion eBay spent in acquiring Skype, and shares in eBay fell more than 2 percent after the news. The company said the sale of a 65 percent stake allows eBay to focus on its ... 09/1/2009 - 8:22 am | View Link
If you’re into using machine learning to score a collection of text files for sentiment but don’t want to have to actually learn anything about using machine learning to score a collection of text files for sentiment, have we got a tool for you: It’s called etcML, and it lets you upload a document or enter a Twitter search term, and then set loose on it a classifier to do anything from extracting topics to scoring the sentiment of each sentence or tweet.
Want to try a Chrome OS tablet of sorts? It will require a new Windows 8 slate or 2-in-1 and unfortunately, the experience is lacking. However, we learn a few things from the experience worth sharing, one of which being Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 leaves the Pixel in its dust!
Cisco has failed in its attempt to reverse the European Union’s approval of Microsoft’s 2011 $8.5 billion Skype takeover – but the thinking behind the verdict should dampen any Microsoft celebrations.
When the EU green-lit the deal with no reservations, Cisco – which makes expensive videoconferencing gear for the enterprise — threw a hissy fit.
Egnyte just netted $29.5 million in Series D cash, bringing total venture investment in the enterprise file share company to $61.5 million.
The round will help expand sales and marketing operations outside Egnyte’s Mountain View, Calif. headquarters and there are plans for new offices in the Pacific Northwest, New York, Florida and Chicago, as well as to pump up efforts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, CEO Vineet Jain said via email.
The company also plans to staff up more in engineering in Silicon Valley and to triple R&D headcount in eastern Europe.
At an investor conference on Tuesday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson expressed a pretty shocking belief: Carrier subsidies for new cell phones must come to an end. According to CNet, Stephenson thinks that wireless carriers need to shift their focus from getting new customers on their network to getting current customers to use more of the network.
For consumers, this would mean the end of paying $200 or so for a new phone on-contract every couple of years.
ZoomarToo often, executives who hear about novel (and cheap) methods of marketing think they’ve found a unicorn: a mythical, wonderful, powerful, and beautiful strategy to solve all their problems, cheaply and effectively. They’re definitely right about the mythical part. A month ago the Content Marketing Institute published a new report, which I was perusing today for insights into an upcoming venture.