Stephen King, John Grisham, and nearly 900 other authors oppose Amazon's Hachette tactics

Nearly 900 writers, including Stephen King, John Grisham, Jennifer Egan, and Donna Tartt, have signed a letter objecting to the aggressive tactics that Amazon has been using to gain leverage over the book publisher Hachette, according to the Guardian. As part of what appears to be an attempt to renegotiate the split of revenue on ebook sales in its favor, Amazon has effectively begun...

Sprint and Google partner up to push Google Apps for enterprise

Sprint and Google are today announcing a new partnership which allows Sprint to sell Google's Apps for Business services to its enterprise customers starting next month. Google Apps, which is the search giant's business-focused offering of its ubiquitous consumer services, includes Gmail, Google...

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Apple posts $7.7 billion in profit, but all eyes look to new products in the fall

In what can only be described as the typical lull for Apple ahead of new fall product launches, the company's reported earnings that beat its own expectations, but fell just shy of Wall Street's. Helping once again though was the 10-month-old iPhone, which accounted for more than half of Apple's sales.

Apple just reported earnings of $1.28 per share, on revenue of $37.4 billion. Wall Street was expecting the company to announce earnings of $1.23 a share, on $37.99 billion in revenue,...


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How Apple and Google plan to reinvent health care

Mike Dittenber had always wanted to go skydiving. There was only one problem: “At my heaviest I clocked in around 330 pounds,” says Dittenber, a technical writer from Michigan. “That’s above the weight restriction for a tandem jump.” During a doctor’s visit last spring, he got some more bad news. “I had delayed getting a physical for a while, but eventually I had to. Turned out I was borderline diabetic and right on the cusp of hypertension.”...

Netflix doubles its profits as it reaches 50 million members

Netflix reported its second quarter earnings today, and the big number was 50 million members. Not all of these are paid subscribers: there are roughly 2 million customers that are enjoying free trial accounts, but it's still an important milestone as Netflix expands around the globe and does battle with big cable and telecommunications companies in the US.

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