• FTC Issues Blistering Rebuke Of States Limiting Tesla’s Direct Consumer Sales

    FTC Issues Blistering Rebuke Of States Limiting Tesla’s Direct Consumer Sales

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is not big on state’s limiting the ability of electric car manufacturer Tesla to sell its cars directly to consumers. In a post published today, fittingly on its Competition Matters blog, the FTC whacked such restrictions, detailing how legal protections for dealers were built, and how they in time evolved into the opposite of their original intention. Read More

  • Sorry, But Google Glass Isn’t Actually For Sale To Everybody Yet

    Sorry, But Google Glass Isn’t Actually For Sale To Everybody Yet

    Rumor has it that Google Glass is currently for sale to anybody in the United States. Sadly (or not -- depending on your feelings about Glass), that's not actually the case. While the Google Glass store is indeed open and seems to be taking orders (Update: all the models are sold out now), Google tells us that this isn't the public launch of Glass to anybody who wants to plunk down $1,500 (plus… Read More

  • You Know You Want A Galaxy S5 With Swarovski Crystals On The Back

    You Know You Want A Galaxy S5 With Swarovski Crystals On The Back

    Samsung and Swarovski are back at it again with another unholy mash-up that puts crystals on the back of Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Because why not? Read More

  • Amazon Testing Its Own Parcel Delivery Network, Says WSJ

    Amazon Testing Its Own Parcel Delivery Network, Says WSJ

    Amazon is in the process of testing its own delivery network to help complete the last stage of delivery in a package's trip from factory to buyer, the Wall Street Journal reports. The e-commerce giant is using Candlestick Park in SF, as well as facilities in Los Angeles and New York, as bases of operation for Amazon trucks and contracted drivers. Self-delivery would be a huge step towards giving… Read More

  • Microsoft Earnings Today Will Be A Satya, Surface Double Feature

    Microsoft Earnings Today Will Be A Satya, Surface Double Feature

    Today after the bell Microsoft will report its fiscal third quarter, calendar first quarter financial results. Analysts are expecting that the company will report $20.39 billion in revenue, and earnings per share of $0.63. Those figures are not too impressive. Here’s the ditty from the year-ago quarter: Microsoft reported its fiscal third quarter 2013 financial results, including revenue… Read More

  • Last Call For Disrupt NY Hackathon Tickets

    Last Call For Disrupt NY Hackathon Tickets

    This is it, geeks and freaks. This is the last batch of tickets to the Disrupt NY Hackathon. Space is very limited and the tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Get them while they last. We’ve enlisted the help from some killer designers to help the attendees. Just come build something rad and let them help you design a killer look. The Hackathon kicks off next Saturday… Read More

  • The FCC Tries To Set Record Straight On Net Neutrality, Doesn’t Quite

    The FCC Tries To Set Record Straight On Net Neutrality, Doesn’t Quite

    The FCC’s Tom Wheeler published a short entry this morning regarding what his agency is set to propose today regarding net neutrality. Writing that he wants to “conclude this proceeding and have enforceable rules by the end of the year,” he goes on to declare that his “proposal would establish that behavior harmful to consumers or competition by limiting the openness of… Read More

  • Vic Gundotra, The Father Of Google+, Is Leaving Google After 8 Years

    Vic Gundotra, The Father Of Google+, Is Leaving Google After 8 Years

    Vic Gundotra, the father of Google+, today announced that he is leaving Google after eight years with the company. It’s unclear where he is going next or who will take over his position at Google. In his announcement, Gundotra says he is “looking forward to the journey yet to come.” “I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don’t… Read More

  • Fixit Site Fixya Launches Services For Small Businesses And Companies

    Fixit Site Fixya Launches Services For Small Businesses And Companies

    Fixya, the site that gives do-it-yourselfers tips for fixing broken stuff, is launching a new service aimed at connecting local repair shops and service providers with people in need of assistance. “We created this program as more of a funnel. So here’s a way for a small business to generate traffic for themselves and get traction in their local areas,” says Fixya chief executive… Read More

  • Opinion-Sharing Platform Knotch Launches A New Website And Updated App

    Opinion-Sharing Platform Knotch Launches A New Website And Updated App

    Since downloading it six months ago, Knotch, which lets people share their opinions on a wide range of topics using an 11-color "feeling thermometer," has become one of my favorite apps because of its strong community. The startup launched a redesigned version of its iOS app today, along with a new website called Knotch.It. Read More

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