This is not your dad’s walkie-talkie. OnBeep wants to produce beautiful wearable devices that will let consumers communicate with select colleagues without staring down at their phones Read more »
The largest retail bookseller in the United States is now in the business of selling Samsung tablets. As was announced earlier this summer, Barnes & Nobel will discontinue its own line of skinned Android tablets and instead will partner with Samsung to sell a Nook-branded version of the Galaxy Tab 4, which will be called, rather uncreatively, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. This version of the seven-inch tablet will have several Nook book and music marketplaces preinstalled and it will be sold for $180 at Barnes & Noble as well as online. Barnes & Nobel locations will also offer customer support for customers struggling with the jump from paper books to a fully-fledged Android tablet.
Tension is building between the telecom industry, which is using state laws to shut down cities from building broadband networks, and the FCC, where chairman Tom Wheeler repeated a warning that he will overrule such laws. Read more »