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The Street: Ello is the en vogue social network for the person who doesn't want their data compiled, crunched, and sold to the highest bidder. Sound familiar? It should.
Dot-restaurant will debut next month, following on the heels of dot-city, dot-organic, dot-rich, and even - dare we say it? - dot-WTF. So before you suddenly notice how the digital landscape has shifted and utter that bemused (and unprintable) expression yourself, here's an update on what's happening.
When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country.
The gulf was not immediately apparent as Alex Klein spoke Wednesday. The 24-year-old tech entrepreneur was low-key as he chatted up juniors and seniors at Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School - casual in a checkered shirt, Nikes with a pink swoosh, and holding a small cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee.
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Is a la carte streaming a better deal?
Sign a contract for goods or services, and you've got at least three days to back out, right?
The Street: Karma Go is a teeny-tiny Wi-fi hotspot. You buy the device (currently available for pre-order at $99) and then pay only for the connectivity you use. This and six other coming-soon high-tech toys and services from the "Get Geeked NY" event.are showcased here.
NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the stock as the company revolutionized shopping, upended the book industry and took on the cloud - even though its vast range of initiatives ate up all the company's profits.
NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly 9,000 unpaid interns stand to benefit from a $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal over back wages.
LONDON (AP) - Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R."
CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) - The whistleblower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero.
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says its third-quarter earnings slumped 10 percent despite higher sales due to increased operating costs and negative effects from currency hedging.
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.
NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace.