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Apple, China Mobile Sign Deal to Offer iPhone

December 5, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

China Mobile has signed a long-awaited deal with Apple to offer iPhones on its network, a person familiar with the situation said, an arrangement that would give the U.S. technology giant a big boost in the world’s largest mobile market. The rollout of iPhones on the world’s largest mobile carrier by users, with over 700 million subscribers, is expected to start later this month, around the time of a Dec. 18 China Mobile conference in Guangzhou, according to two people familiar with the carrier’s plans. Read the rest of this post on the original site

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On Black Friday, the Real Fight Was Online

November 30, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Brick-and-mortar retailers mounted a furious defense on Black Friday to head off incursions into one of the industry’s biggest shopping days by such online rivals as Amazon.com. The tactics were evident in stores and on websites as millions of holiday shoppers lined up to spend their dollars on highly touted deals. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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HP Will Replace Verizon in Hosting HealthCare.gov Website

November 27, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services is going to replace Verizon Communications Inc.’s Terremark subsidiary as its Web-hosting provider for the federal health-insurance marketplace, according to people familiar with the matter, presenting a new challenge to the rollout of the Obama administration’s signature health-care initiative. HHS won’t renew its contract with Terremark and instead awarded a new contract over the summer to Hewlett-Packard Co. to host the website, said the people. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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23andMe CEO Responds to FDA Warning Letter

November 27, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

The head of genetic-test maker 23andMe Inc. responded to a Food and Drug Administration warning letter in a blog post Tuesday night, acknowledging the company was behind schedule in addressing FDA concerns but defending the accuracy and value of the company’s tests. The FDA ordered the Google Inc.-backed company to stop marketing its $99 genetic test in a Nov. 22 letter, saying the company hadn’t secured marketing authorization and expressing concern that inaccurate results could lead consumers to undergo unnecessary health procedures such as breast-cancer surgery. The FDA said 23andMe hadn’t responded to numerous requests for more information, even as the company was launching a national television advertising campaign for the product, which analyzes genetic information from a person’s saliva for clues about disease risk and ancestry. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Should You Invest in Bitcoin?

November 23, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

What is a bitcoin worth? For the growing band of people who follow the virtual currency, the answer is self-evident: The price of a bitcoin this week surpassed $780, a record. On Jan. 1, you could have bought a bitcoin for merely $13.50. At Friday afternoon’s price of about $730, that bet would have grown about 54-fold. The bitcoin phenomenon, and the technological innovation that made it possible, is interesting—but for investors large and small, the more pertinent question is whether they should buy the virtual currency or avoid it. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Google in Talks to Create Prescription Lenses, Designs for Google Glass

November 22, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Google Inc.’s new computer-powered glasses haven’t hit the shelves yet, but already efforts are afoot to keep them from becoming just a niche product for nerds. In a sign the eyeware industry and Google see a broader market for the technology, the Internet search giant is exploring ideas with at least one eyewear company to put the device in optometry offices around the country and create alternative designs. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Google in Talks to Create Prescription Lenses, Designs for Google Glass

November 22, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Google Inc.’s new computer-powered glasses haven’t hit the shelves yet, but already efforts are afoot to keep them from becoming just a niche product for nerds. In a sign the eyeware industry and Google see a broader market for the technology, the Internet search giant is exploring ideas with at least one eyewear company to put the device in optometry offices around the country and create alternative designs. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Pandora Media Posts Q3 Loss

November 22, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Pandora Media Inc. swung to a fiscal third-quarter loss as the Internet-radio provider spent more on content and sales and marketing, masking a jump in revenue as users listened to more music. For the fourth quarter, Pandora projected adjusted earnings between two cents to four cents a share, compared with the four-cent estimate of analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters. The company also forecast adjusted fourth-quarter revenue of $185 million to $190 million. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Ballmer on Ballmer: His Exit From Microsoft

November 15, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Steve Ballmer paced his corner office on a foggy January morning here, listening through loudspeakers to his directors’ voices on a call that would set in motion the end of his 13-year reign as Microsoft Corp.’s chief executive. Microsoft lagged behind Apple Inc. and Google Inc. in important consumer markets, despite its formidable software revenue. Mr. Ballmer tried to spell out his plan to remake Microsoft, but a director cut him off, telling him he was moving too slowly. “Hey, dude, let’s get on with it,” lead director John Thompson says he told him. “We’re in suspended animation.” Mr. Ballmer says he replied that he could move faster. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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CIA’s Financial Spying Bags Data on Americans

November 15, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

The Central Intelligence Agency is building a vast database of international money transfers that includes millions of Americans’ financial and personal data, officials familiar with the program say. The program, which collects information from U.S. money-transfer companies including Western Union, is carried out under the same provision of the Patriot Act that enables the National Security Agency to collect nearly all American phone records, the officials said. Like the NSA program, the mass collection of financial transactions is authorized by a secret national-security court, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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