Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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The Street: Despite mountains of hype surrounding the Apple Watch, it has not killed off Fitbit, at least in the minds of consumers. The research firm found that just 4.8% of those buying a Fitbit also purchased an Apple Watch. The research firm found that the majority of the sales are coming from Fitbit.com, as opposed to a more general retail search site, like Amazon.
The Street: The crash could delay the initial demonstration flight of SpaceX's ultra-heavy lift rocket, the Falcon Heavy, past its company's end-of-year target. And it is an unwelcome black eye for SpaceX just after the company had won Air Force certification to use its Falcon 9 rocket to launch national security satellites.
When T-Mobile launched its "Uncarrier" campaign two years ago, CEO John Legere's main target was "pain points" in the wireless industry, which caused lots of them. Large carriers such as Verizon and AT&T set the pattern, with contracts that left subscribers vulnerable to overages, international roaming fees, early-termination charges, and more.
Visual artist Ricardo Rivera sees the gardens as a canvas.
When visual artist Ricardo Rivera looks up, he doesn't see just a building facade or piney forest. He sees a canvas onto which projected creatures crawl, artful textures twirl, and seasons change in the wink of an eye.
Sizmek, DataXu, Brilig. Ethnio Analytics, Audience Science, Datalicious DataCollector. Some of the hundreds of Web trackers busily snooping as you browse the Internet are named with pointless puns or vague allusions to poetry. Others might sound more open about their aims - but only to those who know these trackers are looking.
NEW YORK (AP) - Match.com and Tinder are looking for a Wall Street hookup as their parent group prepares to establish them as a separate, publicly traded company.
VARIETY-ENTERTAINMENT-DIGITAL/NEWS:Time Warner Cable Target of First Net-Neutrality Complaint
There's a would-be superhero lurking in lots of us. "The Marvel Experience" hopes to exploit that potential in its Philadelphia engagement at Lincoln Financial Field from June 24 to July 5.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - To us, fireworks are the sparkling embodiment of July Fourth. But to dogs, they truly are bombs bursting in air.
VIENNA (AP) - A court in Austria has rejected a class-action lawsuit against Facebook alleging invasion of privacy, saying it lacks jurisdiction in the case.
BEIJING (AP) - China's legislature passed sweeping legislation on Wednesday that reinforces government controls over cyberspace, as the nation's leaders try to address what they see as growing threats to Chinese networks and national security.
TOKYO (AP) - Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push toward "a hydrogen society."
NEW YORK (AP) - If you're headed to the beach or any other weekend getaway, don't forget these "essential" gadgets.
WASHINGTON (AP) - From research dollars to free lunches and junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals nearly $6.5 billion last year, according to government data posted Tuesday.
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Disney named its treasurer, Christine McCarthy, as its new chief financial officer, replacing Jay Rasulo, a longtime executive who announced he was resigning earlier this month after it became apparent he would not likely be elevated to CEO.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A high school diploma is not enough to compete in the global economy, but a college degree is not the only option, first lady Michelle Obama told a group of students gathered at the White House on Tuesday.