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Google made failed bid for Spotify—report

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Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Britain’s Prince Harry voices hatred of Twitter

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Britain’s Prince Harry has spoken of his hatred for the micro-blogging website Twitter due to its role in the invasion of his privacy, newspapers reported Tuesday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited service

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talks about the new Fire Phone's Firefly feature, which lets the user take photos of objects, numbers, artwork or books and have the phone recognize the item, during a launch event, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Seattle. Firefly also can recognize songs, TV shows, and movies. AP

Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service for Kindle devices that will allow users unlimited access to thousands of books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dad’s heartbreaking web plea spurs strangers

This combination photo of two images shows a family photo of Sophia Steffel, left, and a retouched version by Jillian Johnston of Mountain View, Calif. Days after the infant daughter of Nathen Steffel died in a Cincinnati hospital from complications from a tumor in her liver, he asked users on the Reddit website if someone could alter the hospital photo. "Since she was in the hospital her whole life we never were able to get a photo without all her tubes," he wrote. Johnston's work was one of hundreds sent in response. AP

Just days after his infant daughter’s death, Nathen Steffel asked strangers on the Internet for only one thing: He and his wife wanted a photo of their daughter without the breathing tubes and tape that masked her little face.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Yahoo 2Q earnings, revenue fall amid ad slump

This Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, shows a sign in front of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. AP

Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings and revenue declined, as the company struggled again with display advertising sales.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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