Month: February 2018

Sonos One users in Canada can now join their peers south of the border in yelling requests at their connected speakers – a free update issued today enables Amazon Alexa on the Sonos One. The One launched with Alexa support in the U.S., but while the speaker has been available to Canadian buyers since late
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Facebook is trying to play extra nice with local news publishers by putting $3 million behind the launch of the Local News Subscriptions Accelerator. The three-month pilot program will help 10 to 15 U.S.-based metropolitan news organizations gain more digital subscribers both on and off Facebook. “We often talk to publishers about what the future of
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Ruben Sprich/Reuters There’s speculation that Alibaba is looking to buy out the remaining stake of Ele.me, its food delivery unit. Ele.me already accounts for 50% of the online food delivery market in China, while its other competitor Meituan maintains roughly the other half in market share. Watch Alibaba’s stock price move in real time here.
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Greetings from snowy Barcelona. Sure we’ve still got several days of Mobile World Congress ahead of us, but we’ve entered the point in the week when all of the big names have already wrapped up their press conferences and revealed their hands. With that in mind, this seems like the perfect opportunity to take a
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The NBC and Comcast logo are displayed on top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, formerly known as the GE building, in New York, New York, U.S. on July 1, 2015.REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File PhotoLONDON — US entertainment giant Comcast surprised global stock markets on Tuesday with a £22 billion ($30 billion) bid for Sky, Rupert Murdoch’s European pay-TV
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Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak.Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesApple cofounder Steve Wozniak admitted in a talk that he was scammed out of several bitcoins by a scammer using a common technique. The Economic Times reports that Wozniak spoke at the newspaper’s global business summit, and during his on-stage appearance he discussed cryptocurrency. “The blockchain identifies who has
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A federal appeals court has ruled against AT&T, allowing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to move ahead with its case against the telecommunications company that alleges AT&T throttled data speeds for millions of customers who purchased unlimited data plans. The case began formally as an FTC clampdown on the way AT&T was marketing its unlimited
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Virgin Money CEO Jayne-Anne Gadhia.Reuters Virgin Money spent £38.3 million developing a new digital bank last year. It will offer current accounts and savings products. Testing starts later this year. Virgin Money’s income rose 13.5% last year and pre-tax profit rose by 28%. LONDON — Virgin Money spent £38.3 million last year developing a digital
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