Amazon’s revenues and profit were up for the first quarter of 2014. Read more »
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Unlike other email portals, my.com email accounts will only be accessible through the MyMail app. Instead of using a login and password, MyMail users attach their email to their mobile phone number and receive a text message with an access code when they want to sign in. Read more »
While the internet debates the death of network neutrality, the Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger back-and-forth continues. Sen. Al Franken released Netflix’s response to his request for its thoughts on the proposed merger. Netflix, needless to say, doesn’t like it. In details that have not been aired publicly, the letter accuses Comcast of abusing its market power to charge Netflix an interconnection fee to reach its customers — the first time Netflix has ever paid such a fee to an ISP. However, if the FCC has its way on net neutrality, this may just be one of many fees Netflix will find itself paying.
It’s going to be an extra payday for thousands of Silicon Valley engineers after some of the region’s biggest employers agreed to settle a lawsuit over an illegal pact not to hire each others’ employees. Read more »
This is a good explainer from MIT Technology Review of how Microsoft’s Cortana works. As we noted yesterday, and last year, Bing has strategic value to beyond just search revenue. It’s a great place to gather data that can help train other machine learning systems, and a great testbed for new types of features.
Facebook has acquired fitness and activity-tracker Moves, gaining some serious location technology in the process. Read more »
Computer vision startup Jetpac, which specialized in categorizing Instagram images from vacation destinations, has released an iOS software development kit and app based on a popular deep learning architecture. Read more »
Here’s the FCC’s current plan to protect network neutrality. It hopes to create a set of rules by the end of the year, and in doing so, could open the door for prioritization of internet traffic. Read more »
Online grocery delivery services are usually fast and pricey. With Prime Pantry, Amazon is going for slow and cheap. Read more »
Typically a product that shows nothing but yearly growth, Apple’s iPad slipped in sales this past quarter, marking otherwise excellent results. Was the drop due to inventory management as Apple CEO Tim Cook suggests? Perhaps. Perhaps not. Read more »