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Amazon stock tanks nearly 20% after lower than expected holiday quarter guidance

Nov 25, 2022

An Amazon Prime truck in downtown Seattle near Amazon HQ. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) Amazon stock dipped nearly 20% in after-hours trading Thursday following the company’s third quarter earnings report. The Seattle company met expectations for third quarter revenue, reporting $127.1 billion, up 15% year-over-year. It reported a net income of $2.9 billion, or $0.28 per share, which beat expectations. But its fourth quarter guidance came in lower than expected at $140 to $148 billio ...read more

What Ever Happened to The Million Dollar Homepage?

Nov 25, 2022

What are pixels? The display on your screen is made of them, and raster image file formats have been created with them in mind, but are they real estate? In 2005, Alex Tew thought they were, and became a millionaire. Tew, then 21 years old, was looking for a way to fund his business management studies at the University of Nottingham. He created a website with a grid of 1,000 x 1,000 pixels, and put each block of 10 x 10 pixels on sale for $100, with the promise that the site would remain onlin ...read more

Justice Thomas Still Likes Prince On Thursdays, And What That Means For The Future Of Fair Use

Nov 25, 2022

from the orange-you-glad-he-might-like-syracuse-too dept I’ll start this post with a bit of whimsy before alarming you with the sense of doom portended by the stakes involved with last week’s oral argument at the US Supreme Court in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts v. Lynn Goldsmith. In this case the Warhol Foundation is trying to get SCOTUS to overturn a terrible decision at the Second Circuit that found Warhol’s Prince prints to not be a fair use of a photograph earlier take ...read more

Can Alt-Fuel Credits Accelerate EV Adoption?

Nov 25, 2022

The United States is home to the world’s largest biofuel program. For the past decade and a half, the U.S. government has mandated that the country’s government-operated planes, trains, and automobiles run on a fuel blend partly made from corn- and soybean-based biofuels.It’s a program with decidedly mixed results. Now, it might get a breath of new life. Earlier this month, Reuters reported that the program could be expanded to provide power for charging electric vehicles. It would be the ...read more

Daily Deal: PlayStation Plus Essential 12-Month Subscription

Nov 25, 2022

from the good-deals-on-cool-stuff dept Unleash the power of PlayStation and explore hundreds of incredible games with a new choice of membership plan. With PlayStation Plus Essential, you’ll get to enjoy all the core PlayStation Plus benefits: join your friends in online multiplayer, add new games to your collection every month, get incredible deals from PlayStation Store, and more. Relive some of the greatest PS4 games or experience them for the first time with the PlayStation Plus Collec ...read more

Microsoft shares latest data on workforce diversity and pay equity across roles

Nov 25, 2022

Microsoft’s newly released Diversity and Inclusion Report shows some of its biggest gains yet in Black and African American as well as Hispanic and Latinx employee numbers. Women working for Microsoft’s core business worldwide total 30.7% of the population, up from 26.6% in 2018. Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, Microsoft’s chief diversity officer. The fourth annual report released on Thursday shared data in new metrics as well, including the percent of U.S. workers with military service ...read more

Steam's Big Picture Mode gets updated, available for testing

Nov 25, 2022

Instantly access to your favorite games on Steam, with thousands of games, exclusive deals, automatic game updates and other great perks. With Steam you can also join the Steam Community of PC gamers, join game groups, form clans, chat in-game and more. Why is Steam so popular? Steam was originally created by Half-Life developer Valve as a platform to update their games and distribute them digitally. The service had a slow start, then facing competition from brick and mortar stores and physica ...read more

Needl, a YC startup based in Seattle, raises $2.5M to build ‘a search bar for your entire life’

Nov 25, 2022

From left: Needl co-founders James Liu, Max Keenan, and Angela Liu. (Needl Photo) Needl, a Seattle startup building a personal search product that pulls information from across different web apps, raised $2.5 million. The company, which just graduated from Y Combinator, aims to help people quickly find files, documents, or messages. “We’ve essentially built a single search bar for your entire life,” said CEO Max Keenan. “It’s basically Mac’s Spotlight on steroids.” Keenan s ...read more

Meta is in trouble

Nov 25, 2022

A day after weighing in with its third-quarter earnings report, Meta is flailing. The company formerly known as Facebook was in trouble Thursday after uninspiring numbers and an apparent lack of faith in Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse vision sent its shares plunging by 25%. At the time of writing, Meta was trading around $98, down from $130 on Wednesday. Other tech stocks are in a similar boat broadly. A challenging economic climate and a war that’s worsened geopolitical tensions have sent ma ...read more

SpaceX introduces expensive new Starlink for RV service that works on moving vehicles

Nov 25, 2022

In a nutshell: SpaceX is offering a new Starlink internet service for RVs, one that can be used while the vehicle is in motion. The catch is that the required dish and mount costs $2,500, almost five times more than the standard kit. SpaceX launched the Starlink for RVs service back in May. As the name suggests, it's designed specifically for RV owners who want to access the internet while in their vehicle. The setup kit is $599, and there's a $135 monthly charge, which is $25 more than regul ...read more