Everything you missed from Nintendo's September Direct live stream last night

On Wednesday evening, Nintendo hosted its latest Nintendo Direct live stream, highlighting many of the Switch and 3DS games that will launch this fall and through the holidays.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/14/everything-missed-from-nintendos-september-direct-live-stream-last-night.html

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects Apple to make car by 2020

Tesla Motors Inc. chief Elon Musk said he considers Apple Inc. an eventual direct competitor, with electric vehicles could go into production as soon as 2020.

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Amazon Video Direct Could Become Another Prime Mover

Amazon on Tuesday announced the launch of Amazon Direct Video, a service that will let content creators not only reach tens of millions of potential viewers with self-generated video uploads, but also participate in revenue sharing. Amazon will use the new service as an additional incentive to boost its Prime membership, which includes access to original content through its Netflix-like video streaming service, as well as free two-day shipping for online purchases and other perks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83484.html?rss=1

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Microsoft offering up to $250 for Apple Watch users to trade in for a Band 2

Article Image Microsoft is taking direct aim at rival Apple in a new promotion, which offers Apple Watch owners up to $250 in credit toward the purchase of a new Microsoft Band 2.

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Google Chrome for iOS gets 3D Touch, Hangouts gains notification replies via Apple Watch

Article Image Google has updated two of its key iOS apps, bringing 3D Touch support to Chrome, and direct quick replies to Hangouts notifications — including on the Apple Watch.

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Microsoft unveils Surface Book laptop & Surface Pro 4 tablet with new Surface Pen

Article Image Microsoft took direct aim at Apple’s MacBook Pro and iPad Pro at a press event Tuesday, revealing the Surface Book — its first-ever laptop — and the Surface Pro 4, an updated tablet matched by a redesigned stylus.

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Google launches Twitch clone YouTube Gaming with companion iOS, Android apps

Google officially launched YouTube Gaming on Wednesday, entering into direct competition with Amazon’s Twitch for live and pre-recorded videogame content.

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UK banks HSBC, First Direct go live with promised Apple Pay support

U.K. bank HSBC and its First Direct brand enabled support for Apple Pay on Thursday, delivering on an earlier promise and filling in an important coverage gap in the region.

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GT Files for Chap 11 After Apple's Sapphire Interest Wanes

GT Advanced Technologies and seven of its direct and indirect subsidiaries on Monday announced they had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. GT, which makes sapphire components used in the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, expects the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire to authorize the company to continue to conduct business as usual while it attempts to resolve its current financial issues and develop a reorganization plan. “GT has a strong and fundamentally sound underlying business,” said GT President and CEO Tom Gutierrez.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81158.html?rss=1

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Stop obsessing over transistor counts: It’s a terrible way of comparing chips

A multi-core chip die
As TSMC and Intel head closer to direct competition discussions of transistor density and die size have become increasingly contentious. Such comparisons, however, are fatally flawed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/190946-stop-obsessing-over-transistor-counts-theyre-a-terrible-way-of-comparing-chips

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My first experience with a ‘follow-me’ drone

I looked over my shoulder, trying to avoid direct eye contact. A chill went down my spine as I walked near a marina in Berkeley, Calif. on a warm sunny day. I checked again, but couldn’t figure out what was causing my mild sense of dread.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/09/26/my-first-experience-with-follow-me-drone/

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Pandora cuts first-ever direct deal with artists

Internet radio leader Pandora has come to its first-ever direct licensing deal with artists, a wide-ranging agreement with independent label group Merlin that both said would mean higher payments to artists and more play for them on Pandora stations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/06/pandora-cuts-first-ever-direct-deal-with-artists/

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Is a Poor Portal Ruining Your Partners' Experience?

Selling direct is a breeze — kind of. You control everything — you choose the salesperson, you provide the training, you establish the payment structure, and you decide on the marketing message used to reach customers, among other things. When you sell through the channel, howevr, things get complicated. You need to depend on your partners to hire, train and motivate sales people. You may pass them leads, but they have to go out and sell your products. Vendors fret about this uncertainty — but life isn’t a cakewalk for partners, either.

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