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In The Streaming Showdown Between Amazon And Netflix, Which Is The Better Long Term Play?

Source: Business Balla | May 6 2014, 2:06pm CDT | by Forbes

It’s almost poetic that Tony Soprano is in Jeff Bezos’ corner. Not because the two men share similar senses of...
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The 5 Most Common Myths About 'Time Management'

Jul 28 2014 10:07am CDT | Source: Business Insider

The way we act — like spending 13 hours a week on email — suggests that we don't really know what we're talking about when we say "time management."  Over at Harvard Business Review, Amy Gallo pulled apart a handful of the most common myths about time management, including the feasibility of managing your time at all. Here are the takeaways.  Myth 1: That "time" is the most import ...
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Amazon Might Launch Its Own Square-Competitor In August (AMZN)

Jul 28 2014 9:39am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Amazon may soon launch its own credit card reader similar to Square's, according to internal documents that 9to5Mac obtained from Staples, which would sell the proposed hardware. The documents show Staples will start stocking a new product called the Amazon Card Reader in August, which would cost $9.99 and be sold alongside other card readers like its own, PayPal's, and Square's.  Square's iconic white card reader took off because it makes it d ...
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Vienna, July 30 (IANS) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $105.44 a barrel Tuesday, against $105.22 last Thursday, according to the OPEC Secretariat. | by IANS
 
Moscow calls US sanctions 'illegitimate'
Moscow, July 30 (IANS) The economic sanctions imposed by the United States are a revenge on Russia, the country's foreign ministry said Wednesday. | by IANS
 
EU boosts funding to fight Ebola epidemic
Brussels, July 30 (IANS) The European Union Wednesday allocated an additional 2 million euros ($2.68 million) in aid to tackle the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. | by IANS
 
 

There's A Major Revolution In The Book Industry That's Letting Novelists Make A Living

Jul 25 2014 4:20pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

NPR reported Friday that authors are increasingly able to make a better living for themselves by ditching big-name publishers and selling their books themselves through Amazon. Self-publishing used to be associated with failure. But that stigma is going away as many authors say they're making more money through self-publishing than their counterparts doing it the traditionally more accepted way, ...
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Here's Why Amazon Says It Will Lose A Whopping $410-$810 Million This Quarter (AMZN)

Jul 25 2014 8:49am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Amazon's stock is tanking after the company delivered disappointing Q2 earnings, including enormous predicted losses for next quarter of between $410 and $810 million. In its press release, Amazon said that about $410 million of that will go to stock-based compensation, but what about the other potential $400 million? In Amazon's earnings call, CFO tom Szkutak explained several major contributors to the expected losses: Investment in Amazon Web Services, digital content ...
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DRONES: Commercial Drones Are Becoming A Reality, With Huge Impacts For Many Industries

Jul 23 2014 11:10am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Not too long ago, when most people heard the word “drones,” they thought of unmanned military aircraft engaged in highly controversial clandestine operations. But when Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon was testing the idea of delivering packages via drones, he made drones with popular commercial application suddenly seem like a viable proposition. While drones are unlikely to become a part of our daily lives in the immediate future, th ...
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REVIEW: Amazon's New Fire Phone Has Some Fun Features, But You're Going To Miss All The Best Apps (AMZN, T)

Jul 22 2014 8:00pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Amazon's first smartphone, the Fire phone, hits stores June 25, and comes bundled with a free year of Amazon Prime, which includes free shipping on thousands of items as well as a growing selection of free movies, books, and music. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introduced the phone at its launch event by saying that the company decided to try something completely innovative and different. The Fire Phone certainly is different thanks to its 3-D effects and camera mode that can ...
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Amazon’s New Phone Has An Innovative Way To Let You Scroll Without Lifting A Finger

Jun 18 2014 1:46pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Amazon just announced its highly anticipated phone, the Fire Phone. One of Jeff Bezos’ favorite features is the phone’s ability to scroll up and down web pages or to scroll through new web pages and images without lifting a finger. Instead, you just tilt the device forward or backward. The more you tilt the phone, the faster it will scroll. The scroll speed can be locked in place, too. Scrolling can be stopped by putting a finger anywhere on the phone ...
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Amazon unveils the Fire Phone

Jun 18 2014 1:18pm CDT | Source: The Washington Post

Amazon.com stepped into the smartphone ring Wednesday, unveiling the Fire Phone. Playing up Amazon's devotion to customers and the media ecosystem it built with its Prime subscription service, chief executive Jeff  Bezos said that Amazon's growing universe of services set the phone apa ...
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