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  • Amazon may offer Kindle checkout system this summer

    Amazon.com is reportedly planning to offer small and mid-size retail businesses a checkout system that would use the company's Kindle tablets to process payments, a report Wednesday said. The Seattle online retailer could have the checkout system...
  • HTC's next smartphone to have fingerprint scanner like iPhone's

    HTC's next smartphone to have fingerprint scanner like iPhone's
    It didn't take long for Apple's fingerprint scanner to get a follower: HTC reportedly will announce a device with a similar feature next week. The Wall Street Journal reports that on Oct. 15, the Taiwanese phone maker will unveil the HTC One Max, a...
  • Microsoft working on Google Glass rival, HTC making smartwatch, reports say

    Microsoft working on Google Glass rival, HTC making smartwatch, reports say
    HTC and Microsoft, two companies that have been struggling to keep up with their rivals in the smartphone race, are reportedly working on next-generation wearable technology. Reports this week say the two tech companies are working on wearable gadgets...
  • Snapchat reportedly declined $3 billion offer from Facebook

    Snapchat reportedly declined $3 billion offer from Facebook
    Snapchat has spurned a $3-billion cash offer from Facebook, holding out for a larger bid or an investment in the company, according to a report that cited unnamed sources. The Wall Street Journal says the messaging service is currently entertaining a...
  • Apple reportedly strikes iPhone deal with China Mobile

    Apple reportedly strikes iPhone deal with China Mobile
    Apple may have finalized a deal with China Mobile, that nation's largest carrier, to sell the iPhone.  Such a deal would give Apple access to China Mobile's 700 million customers for the first time. Though analysts have been predicting such a deal was...
  • Apple buys Twitter analytics firm for $200 million

    Apple buys Twitter analytics firm for $200 million
    Apple has purchased Topsy, a Twitter analytics firm, for $200 million. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has acquired the company, which is known for its extensive data of Twitter information. Topsy is capable of tracking what users are...
  • Nearly a fifth of 2013 New York City thefts involved Apple devices

    Nearly a fifth of 2013 New York City thefts involved Apple devices
    Apple devices are still in high demand -- just ask New York City thieves. Products by the Cupertino, Calif., company, such as iPhones and iPads, accounted for more than 18% of New York's grand larcenies in 2013, according to a report by the Wall...
  • GrubHub Seamless files secretive IPO paperwork

    GrubHub Seamless files secretive IPO paperwork
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting: Online takeout food order firm GrubHub Seamless Inc., has made a confidential filing for an initial public offering, according to sources. The company was formed by the merger of New York-based Seamless and Chicago-...
  • Robert R. Taylor dies at 77; entrepreneur created Softsoap

    Robert R. Taylor dies at 77; entrepreneur created Softsoap
    With one stroke, entrepreneur Robert R. Taylor made a fortune, changed the way America washed up and doomed the bathroom soap dish to virtual obsolescence. It was Taylor who turned hand soap from a slippery lump to a dab from a pump. Taylor, who...
  • Merrell Williams Jr. dies at 72; former paralegal fought Big Tobacco

    Merrell Williams Jr. dies at 72; former paralegal fought Big Tobacco
    Over four years, Merrell Williams Jr. came up with a number of effective ways to smuggle documents from work. A $9-an-hour paralegal at a tobacco company's law firm in Louisville, Ky., Williams tucked a few memos at a time into a slit he cut in the...
  • Tom Clancy dies at 66; insurance agent found his calling in spy thrillers

    Tom Clancy dies at 66; insurance agent found his calling in spy thrillers
    In 1980, Tom Clancy was making a decent living as an insurance agent. But underwriting fire, casualty and car policies wasn't the stuff of his dreams. In his spare time he began to plot a novel — about an ex-Marine who worked for the CIA and a...
  • The not-so-Super Bowl: One man's boycott

     The not-so-Super Bowl: One man's boycott
    The Shah of Persia refused to be taken to the Derby Day, saying "It is already known to me that one horse can run faster than another." — William James, "The Principles of Psychology, Volume 2" I'm with the shah on this one. I feel the same...