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Facebook kills its Groupon competitor, 'Facebook Deals'

August 29th, 2011

Facebook has decided to kill off its Facebook Deals product, a service that was launched to compete with other coupon service providers such as Groupon and LivingSocial. “After testing Deals for four months, we’ve decided to end our Deals product in the coming weeks,” Facebook told Reuters. “We think there is a lot of power …

Dish Network to shutter 200 more Blockbuster stores

July 22nd, 2011

Dish Network on Thursday revealed plans to shutter 200 additional Blockbuster stores, dropping the number of nationwide locations to approximately 1,500. Dish won an auction to take control of Blockbuster and its remaining assets this past April, after the fallen giant filed for bankruptcy last September. Dish said that the 15,000 employees working in Blockbuster …

NOOK subscribers get access to The New York Times’ digital content, too

April 6th, 2011

Late last month, Amazon announced that customers subscribed to The New York Times via its eReader would qualify for a free digital subscription to the paper’s website. Not to be outdone, Barnes & Noble today announced that users subscribed to The Times via the NOOK Newsstand will also have full access to the  publication’s web content, too. …

Amex takes on PayPal with Serve; outs iOS and Android apps

March 28th, 2011

Today American Express introduced its new digital payment system called Serve. Serve works similar to PayPal in that it allows users to create an account that can be used for sending or receiving money. Users can access their accounts from American Express’ Serve iOS and Android applications, via the Web, or through Facebook. Serve has …

HTC invests in digital multimedia delivery company Saffron Digital

February 7th, 2011

Taiwanese handset giant HTC has announced a “strategic investment” made in the digital media-delivery company Saffron Digital. “Saffron Digital has developed an incredible expertise in mobile multimedia delivery,” said Peter Chou, HTC’s CEO. “This ability to deliver optimized content in the future will be a key asset as content becomes more and more complex and localized. We are excited to …

Hugh Hefner: Playboy coming to iPad in March, uncensored

January 19th, 2011

According to Mr. Hugh Hefner’s Twitter account, his company’s iconic Playboy magazine will be coming to Apple’s iPad, beginning in March, uncensored. Since the launch of the iPhone, Apple has been fairly strict in keeping adult materal off of its digital content store. The two tweets we’re referencing read: Big news! Playboy–both old & new–will be …

Throwback Thursday: Tamagotchis

January 13th, 2011

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re rewinding time just fifteen short years back to 1996. A time when the Macarena was on top of the charts, the Olympics were in Atlanta, and fanny-packs were still moderately socially acceptable. We’re talking toys, and today we’re talking about Tamagotchis. First sold in 1996, Tamagotchis were portable, digital …

Samsung’s SH100 14.1 megapixel camera packs Wi-Fi, DLNA, and more

January 4th, 2011

A camera without Wi-Fi? That’s so 2010. Today, Samsung announced its Wi-Fi enabled, 14.1 megapixel SH100 digital shooter. This new, connected camera has the ability to take your candids and, via its built-in Wi-Fi, display them on an HDTV with DLNA support, upload photos to Picasa or videos to YouTube, and post to social networking …

Sears announces Alphaline Entertainment online movie streaming service

December 29th, 2010

Retail giant Sears isn’t the first company that comes to mind when you think about digital movie downloads, but a newly launched offering aims to change that. The company has announced Alphaline Entertainment, a digital movie rental and download service that runs on the RoxioNow platform. First rumored back in July, Alphaline will offer users …