Fashion brands are turning to startups to compete with Amazon

Fashion brands are turning to startups to compete with Amazon

The Age of the Internet is tough for physical retailers, particularly those in the fashion industry. Not only do they have to deal with high rates of returns and price pressure, now they have to compete with online retailers like Amazon who provide an easier shopping experience and don’t even require you to leave your home. It’s for this reason that startups in the first ever New York Fashion Tech Lab, which came to a close last week, focused heavily on Amazon during their presentations. Assisting retailers in the fight against the … [Read More...]

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The Marine Corps is developing a self-driving Jeep

The Marine Corps is developing a self-driving Jeep

The United States Marine Corps has competed the first live tests of a new autonomous off-road vehicle called Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate (GUSS). It was developed by TORC Robotics, Virginia Tech University, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). The purpose of the … [Read More...]

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Facebook is now worth more than Coca-Cola and AT&T

Facebook is now worth more than Coca-Cola and AT&T

It seems like a century has passed since Facebook's IPO and subsequent stock performance came under scrutiny. Turns out all Facebook needed was to post a stellar earnings report, as it did earlier this week, and investors would be frothing at the mouth to own a chunk of the world's most popular … [Read More...]

Apple is giving regular users a chance to beta test the new version of OS X

Apple is giving regular users a chance to beta test the new version of OS X

Apple has a new version of OS X coming to Macs this fall, and for the first time ever, it’s giving up to 1 million members of the public the opportunity to test it out in advance – for free, and without requiring they register as a developer, starting this Thursday. The purpose of the advance … [Read More...]

Amazon announces big losses despite increased sales

Amazon announces big losses despite increased sales

Writers are peeved at Amazon. On Thursday, investors became disgruntled too. The company, which is embroiled in a very public conflict with the publisher Hachette, announced second-quarter losses nearly double what Wall Street predicted. It also warned that the third quarter would be worse. Much … [Read More...]

Twitch.tv is becoming more and more like regular television

Twitch.tv is becoming more and more like regular television

Gameplay streaming service Twitch has announced a new feature which brings it closer to broadcast TV. Twitch users will be able to promote streams from other users during their downtime. They will essentially be able to host another user’s gameplay stream even when they’ve stopped broadcasting … [Read More...]

Is Instagram working on its own Snapchat competitor?

Is Instagram working on its own Snapchat competitor?

Someone at Instagram has a slippery trigger finger: Some Instagram for Android users are reporting links posted to a "one tap photo messaging app" called Bolt. It sounds an awful lot like a very popular photo-sharing app not owned by Facebook that rhymes with "App Hat." Confused Instagram users … [Read More...]

Google celebrates the Chromecast’s first birthday with free music

Google celebrates the Chromecast’s first birthday with free music

Google launched the Chromecast exactly one year ago yesterday, and the $35 streaming stick has made some impressive progress in the intervening 365 days. The media player has added a ton of features, but Google also revealed that it has powered over 400 million Casts thus far, which involve users … [Read More...]

Facebook Messenger is getting a mobile payments system… eventually

Facebook Messenger is getting a mobile payments system… eventually

Earlier this month, PYMNTS.com reported that Facebook is testing a “Buy” button that allows certain customers to purchase items placed in the news feed or on ads on the site with a click or two. But don’t expect Facebook to compete against the likes of Kmart.com or Walmart.com anytime soon. When … [Read More...]

Enter into the mind of Professor X with the Oculus Rift

Enter into the mind of Professor X with the Oculus Rift

Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X. 20th Century Fox has created an "X-Men"-themed virtual reality stunt especially for the pop-culture convention, which kicks off Thursday in San Diego. The interactive digital experience utilizes the Oculus … [Read More...]

Google has to face a U.S. lawsuit over its user data policies

Google has to face a U.S. lawsuit over its user data policies

A California court has allowed a privacy class action suit against Google to continue, though only in part. After evaluating each claim of each sub-class in the suit, Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal has allowed two claims of the “Android Application Disclosure Subclass,” which includes all persons … [Read More...]

Apple’s profits beat expectations thanks to strong iPhone sales

Apple’s profits beat expectations thanks to strong iPhone sales

Apple topped analyst projections in the third quarter of its fiscal year with profits of $7.7 billion, the company disclosed in its quarterly earnings report Tuesday. That figure amounted to earnings per share of $1.28, beating analysts’ projections of $1.23 per share. Apple’s revenue for the … [Read More...]