CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is looking to move into search, but this is the first time the company has talked about it publicly.
By Chris Ciaccia
Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg touched on a number of topics Tuesday at a TechCrunch conference, but the topic that's getting the most attention is the company's moving into search. Why wasn't search made a bigger deal in the company's S-1 filing?
A search for the word "search" in the company's S-1 filing turns up limited hits. Nowhere in the filing does it mention search as a business, yet Zuckerberg made that a focus during his discussion with moderator Mike Arrington.
Apple's new signature phone could spell good news for a whole host of companies, from service providers to chipmakers.
Apple's (AAPL) big product launch in San Francisco this week, expected to mark the debut of the iPhone 5, could spell good news for a host of companies way beyond the boundaries of the tech giant's campus in Cupertino, Calif.
From Apple itself to the company's telecom partners and component makers, there's a whole host of firms set for an iPhone 5 boost.
The music-streaming juggernaut is about to offer a service letting its millions of users listen to songs via their web browsers -- directly challenging Pandora.
Since launching in the U.S. last year, online music-streaming service Spotify has been on a roll. While Apple's (AAPL) iTunes is the undisputed champ of online music sales, and browser-based streaming services like Pandora (P), Rdio, and MOG are also popular, Spotify has carved out an impressive niche for itself. And now, with 15 million users -- 4 million of whom pay either $5 or $10 a month -- and a popular Facebook app, Spotify, which essentially lets users search for, listen to, and share any song they want to, is reportedly preparing to launch a web-based version.
Given its fast growth and enviable buzz, is Spotify poised to vanquish its online music rivals?
How powerful is Apple? Just the rumor of it entering the streaming music business rattled potential competitors.
On Friday, shares of Internet radio giant Pandora (P) plummeted by almost 17% -- closing at $10.47 per share when rumors surfaced that Apple (AAPL) was looking into entering the already crowded space of streaming audio entertainment, an environment that includes (among others) Spotify and Sirius XM (SIRI). Although just a rumor at this point, I couldn't contain my immediate reaction: "It's about time."
You see, when it comes to music Apple is far from an amateur. After all, its popular iTunes platform not only revolutionized how songs are bought and sold, it saved the music industry altogether -- from the likes of Napster, Bearshare as well as any other rogue outlet or application seeking to steal the works of artists under the pretext of "freedom." Now, if it indeed wants to take it a step further, the music industry must oblige. It's their duty.
The search giant's photo booth is one of the most popular attractions in Charlotte this week.
By Joe Deaux
The most popular attraction at the Democratic National Convention has been around since your grandparents' high school days: A photo booth.
The Google (GOOG) photo booth has been a smash hit among delegates, thanks to the technology-enhanced twist it puts on the original concept. The search giant's version takes four photographs of a person, emails the images to them and displays the pictures on the massive screen inside the Time Warner Cable Arena here in Charlotte.
A constant stream of convention attendees have been anxiously waiting in line for upwards of 30 minutes in a corner of the arena to sit inside a small booth for three minutes and pose for the portraits, which can also be posted to Google+, the company's social networking site.
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