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Amazon.com’s leave can frighten even more technology business from New …

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine’s Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company’s anti-union stance. With millions of jobs and a bustling economy, New York can withstand the blow, but experts say the decision by the e-commerce giant to walk away and take with it 25,000 promised jobs could scare off other companies considering moving to or expanding in the city, which […]

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Technology That Little Bit the Dirt In 2018

Every product has a life cycle. Some products last a lifetime. Others die in their infancy. And some reach for the clouds only to end up digging their own graves. Before 2018 came to a close, we bid adieu to many tech products. Let’s take a look at some of the products that were considered promising and even amazing by many, only to see their plugs pulled in 2018. Social Media Fizzlers After the success of Facebook and Twitter, many new social media apps tried to compete […]

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Is Large Tech Merging With Large Brother? Kinda Seems Like It

A friend of mine, who runs a large television production company in the car-mad city of Los Angeles, recently noticed that his intern, an aspiring filmmaker from the People’s Republic of China, was walking to work. When he offered to arrange a swifter mode of transportation, she declined. When he asked why, she explained that she “needed the steps” on her Fitbit to sign in to her social media accounts. If she fell below the right number of steps, it would lower her health and fitness rating, […]

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Google, Facebook Establish 2018 Lobbying Records as Technology Analysis …

(Bloomberg) — Google, Amazon.com Inc. and Facebook Inc. set company records for lobbying spending in 2018 as Washington’s scrutiny of Big Tech intensified. Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit spent more than $21 million to influence Washington, according to federal disclosures, in a year when its chief executive officer, Sundar Pichai, made his first appearance before Congress. The search giant, which spent $4.9 million in the last three months of the year, according to a Tuesday filing, beat its previous record of more than $18 million from 2017. Amazon.com […]

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Sex Plaything Manufacturer, Stripped Of Honor By CES, Claims Large Technology Program Has …

As thousands of tech entrepreneurs, global electronics giants and an estimated 40 million public relations people will attest, it’s tough to get noticed by the press at the Consumer Electronics Show. The makers of the Osé sex toy, by that measure, have had it easy. The hands-free vibrator they brought to the CES earlier this month won an Innovation Award in the Robotics and Drones category. Then the award was taken away from them before the big show started — and they lost the right to display […]

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Google to touch Fossil technology for Pixel Watch to combat Apple Wa …

Search engine giant Google has officially bought undisclosed Intellectual Property (IP) related to smartwatch technology from Fossil Group Inc. The deal between Google and Fossil is said to be $40 million. As part of the transaction, a portion of latter’s Research and Development (R&D) team currently supporting the aforementioned transferring IP will be shifting base to the Mountain View campus. However, Fossil also confirms that it is retaining more than 200 R&D team members to focus on innovation and future product development. Fossil has been a long […]

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Basic Technology for Local Business Owners, Component 9: Domain

EstudioWebDoce / Pixabay Your small business website is a great way to build your brand and attract new customers. However, getting people to your website is the result of a number of factors, which mostly relies on SEO to pull in attention and search engine rankings. Even so, there’s another level of consideration that comes into helping people to your site: your domain name. What Is a Domain Name? A domain name is the name of your website. For example, when you came to our blog, you […]

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