Extremely rare photo of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett surfaces, could be worth millions

Frank Abrams had no idea he was getting his hands on a valuable piece of history when he bought a grainy 19th-century photo for $10 at a North Carolina flea market.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/17/extremely-rare-photo-billy-kid-and-pat-garrett-surfaces-could-be-worth-millions.html

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Bill Gates firm buys Arizona land for $80 million to create 'smart city'

A real estate investment firm owned by Bill Gates recently bought land in Arizona for $80 million to be developed into a “smart city.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/12/bill-gates-firm-buys-arizona-land-for-80-million-to-create-smart-city.html

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Facebook could get access to all your juicy WhatsApp information from this summer

YOUR WhatsApp is about to get a lot less private.Facebook, which bought WhatsApp in 2014, is in negotiations with the European regulator to get its hands on the chat app’s juicy data.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/14/facebook-could-get-access-to-all-your-juicy-whatsapp-information-from-this-summer.html

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Heating Up the Platform Wars


We’ve seen a rapid progression from conventional software bought through a license to cloud-based solutions that sell for a song — and in theory could sell through barter at some point. I am not a big fan of zero marginal cost economics, in which prices drop to zip because buyers take into account only the cost of the marginal good and not the time, effort, and other resources that went into making it No. 1. That said, the story of economics is ever-declining prices and costs, as product innovations take on ever-larger markets.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83769.html?rss=1

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Nest to permanently brick Revolv smart home devices

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Nest is shutting down a competitor it bought 17 months ago — and deactivating the $299 smart home systems that those users purchased at the same time, with no plan to provide a replacement and in violation of the original company’s lifetime guarantee.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/226020-nest-to-permanently-brick-revolv-smart-home-devices

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Apple returns to over $100 per share ahead of Q1 2016 earnings report

Article Image Shares of AAPL closed above $100 on Friday, as investors bought in ahead of earnings and once again returned the iPhone maker’s stock to three-digit territory.

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Amazon offering 'hoverboard' refunds, government says

Amazon is offering refunds to customers who bought ‘hoverboards’ on its website, according to the U.S. government, amid ongoing safety worries about the technology.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/21/amazon-offering-hoverboard-refunds-government-says.html

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Intel's newest processor is arriving in PCs – and it has a weird math bug

If you bought a PC over the holidays chances are it came with Intel’s newest processor. That chip also comes with an obscure bug – that, fortunately, doesn’t appear to impact the average consumer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/14/intels-newest-processor-is-arriving-in-pcs-and-it-has-weird-math-bug.html

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10 best 3D Touch apps for the iPhone 6s

So you bought yourself a shiny new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. Congratulations, you now own the fastest smartphone on the planet, which according to our in-depth iPhone 6s review also provides the smoothest user experience in the world by a wide margin. Of course, Apple’s new iPhones are about much more than just speed and performance. There are a wide range of new features that make the new 6s and 6s Plus fantastic upgrades; in our review we said this was easily Apple’s biggest iPhone upgrade ever.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/12/10-best-3d-touch-apps-for-iphone-6s.html

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Gamifying Sales Comp


Microsoft earlier this week announced that it has bought FantasySalesTeam, a sales gamification platform. The intent of the product is to boost sales productivity. The gaming part is designed after some aspects of fantasy sports leagues in which participants build a team from known professional athletes and try to beat other teams. The team aspect makes everyone more competitive, and the goal is to improve everyone’s performance. OK, I get it — but I wonder if this is the best approach to improving sales.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82343.html?rss=1

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Apple’s LinX purchase: DSLR-killer or just long-term planning?

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Array cameras aren’t new, but now that Apple has bought an Israeli startup specializing in the technology, speculation about them is running rampant. What’s the real story?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/203433-apples-linx-purchase-dslr-killer-or-just-long-term-planning

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Tidal music service expected to relaunch with exclusives that could hurt Apple's Beats Music

Tidal, a music streaming service recently bought by rapper Jay-Z, is due to relaunch later today and will allegedly be backed by artist exclusives that could threaten Apple’s planned rebranding of Beats Music.



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How to uninstall Lenovo’s Superfish malware and re-secure your system

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If you bought a consumer Lenovo laptop in the past six to eight months, you may have ended up with an unwelcome addition. Here’s how to kill the Superfish malware — and prevent it from hijacking your browser sessions or exposing your private data.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/199565-how-to-uninstall-lenovos-superfish-malware-and-re-secure-your-system

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Apple acquires LuxVue, a power-efficient micro-LED display maker – report [update: confirmed]

Apple is said to have bought low-power micro-LED maker LuxVue Technology, a deal that could lead to better and more power efficient displays in future devices from the company.



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ComiXology ceases iOS in-app purchases following Amazon acquisition

After being bought by online retailer Amazon, digital comics platform ComiXology has discontinued its legacy iOS application and issued an entirely new release that lacks a digital storefront, allowing the company to avoid Apple’s 30 percent cut of in-app purchases.



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Apple 'on the prowl' with 24 acquisitions in last year and a half

Apple has bought two-dozen companies in the last 18 months, it was revealed on Wednesday, and more deals are likely on the way, with Tim Cook describing Apple as “on the prowl” for potential acquisitions that make sense.



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