Technology

Apple Begins iPhone 5 Preorders Today

Apple Begins iPhone 5 Preorders Today

(Cupertino, CA)  —  Apple’s new iPhone 5 is now on sale.  Apple is accepting pre-orders today, online and at Apple stores.  The smartphone introduced this week has a larger screen and is nearly 20-percent thinner than previous models.  It is also able to take advantage of the faster LTE networks worldwide and battery life is […]

Expensive Electric Cars Roll Out

Expensive Electric Cars Roll Out

(Fremont, CA)  —  The first high-performance, high-cost electric sedans from Tesla are being delivered today.  People who laid out 100-thousand dollars for the Model S will pick up their cars at the Tesla plant east of San Francisco.  The Model S goes from zero to 60-miles-an-hour in six seconds and has a range of 265 […]

Facebook and Mobile Usage Not Profitable

Facebook and Mobile Usage Not Profitable

Facebook Inc. said the number of people logging into the social network is continuing to grow more quickly than the number of ads delivered. The company said it is in part because more people are using Facebook on mobile devices, where it shows a very small number of ads. It implies that Facebook has room […]

Ferrari-Style High-Speed Train to Debut in Italy

Ferrari-Style High-Speed Train to Debut in Italy

With a a top speed of 186 mph, it will connect Milan, Rome, and Naples in high style. There are times commuting by car can be tiresome. Italians will soon be able to get from point A to point B with a little more style and speed. Operated by Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV), the Italo […]

Starbucks To Quit Using Insect-Based Coloring

Starbucks To Quit Using Insect-Based Coloring

(Seattle, WA)  —  Starbucks is moving away from using a coloring that includes dried insects in some of its drinks and snacks.  An online campaign urged the huge coffee chain to quit putting the extract in some Frappuccinos and baked goods. The petition said Starbucks should stop using the coloring because they “don’t want crushed […]

The New Nook with Glowlight

The New Nook with Glowlight

The drive to improve the e-reader continues as companies like Amazon and Barnes & Noble strive to make entry level readers more affordable and easy to use. Both companies make e-readers that use e-ink, the news print type that makes it possible to read in direct sunlight. There have been rumors that Amazon has been […]

Sony Launches SmartWatch

Sony Launches SmartWatch

The days of Dick Tracy and Captain James T. Kirk may have arrived. Well, almost. If the two of them used social media then we would have something. Maybe soon Facetime (or its Android equivalent) will come to a watch. Until then, Sony is hoping you want a watch that will connect to your Android […]

Facebook Buys Instagram Photo Sharing Service

Facebook Buys Instagram Photo Sharing Service

(Menlo Park, CA)  —  Facebook is reportedly paying a billion dollars for the mobile photo-sharing service Instagram.  A post on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook account says the deal will enhance photo-sharing opportunities for Facebook subscribers.  He reveals that Facebook’s strategy for the deal involves “building and growing Instagram independently.” Set up just two years […]

Yahoo Holding “All-Hands Meeting” After Cutting 2,000 Jobs

Yahoo Holding “All-Hands Meeting” After Cutting 2,000 Jobs

(Sunnyvale, CA)  —  Yahoo is expected to hold a company-wide meeting today to discuss its massive reorganization strategy.  Last week, the search giant announced plans to axe about two-thousand workers.  It’s not clear if more layoffs loom this week.  The cutbacks are expected to save 375-million dollars a year.  Analysts say more targeted cuts are […]

Report: Sony To Slash Worldwide Workforce

Report: Sony To Slash Worldwide Workforce

Sony is about to slash its worldwide workforce, according to reports from Japan.  Japan’s “Nikkei” newspaper reports Sony will reduce its global workforce by approximately ten thousand before the end of this year.  The report also says the electronics company may ask its seven executive directors to return their bonuses.  That includes Chairman Howard Stringer.