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  • Hampton Roads businesses want to use remote-controlled drones

    Hampton Roads businesses want to use remote-controlled drones
    M2 Pictures in downtown Hampton found a way to save money while enhancing its cinematic capability for TV show production: using a "drone." "It's really important for us to stay on the cutting edge of technology," said Kathy Martin, m2 Pictures...
  • For Labor Day, an appreciation of unheralded literary labor

    For Labor Day, an appreciation of unheralded literary labor
    The other day, I exchanged emails with a self-published writer. Discussing Amazon’s dispute with Hachette, he argued that books are overpriced and what traditional publishers have to offer isn’t worth the high price they charge for books....
  • Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods

    Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods
    Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday. The effort, which Google calls Project Wing, marks the company's latest expansion beyond its...
  • China's Wanda, Tencent, Baidu to set up $814 million e-commerce company

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Dalian Wanda group and Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Friday they would set up a 5 billion yuan ($814 million) e-commerce joint venture with Baidu Inc , as the firms push into the high-growth e-commerce sector. The joint...
  • Guest post: Labor Day 2014 sales better than average

    Guest post: Labor Day 2014 sales better than average
    Editor's note: This guest post was submitted by the bloggers from crazytowndeals.com.  A recent Time Magazine article described the Back To School shopping season among retailers as "brutally competitive." According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the amount...
  • After Twitch, Is Ustream the Next Billion-Dollar Target?

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The $970 million in cash Amazon is paying to purchase Twitch isn't just good news for the founders of the company that live-streams people playing videogames. Another player that's quietly operated in the wings, Ustream,...
  • Yekra's embeddable movie player gains blockbuster titles

    Yekra's embeddable movie player gains blockbuster titles
    Like many aspiring producers, Lee Waterworth learned quickly that getting movies into theaters and then getting people to go to screenings is tough. His idea to make it easier: A digital theater that can be embedded onto any website. On Thursday,...
  • Amazon Orders Pilots for Five Kids Shows

    Amazon Studios has announced it has ordered three animated and two live-action pilots of kids shows for the third installment of its kids pilot season, which will debut in early 2015 on Amazon Instant Video. The shows will debut alongside a new version...
  • Amazon confirms it will buy Twitch for $970 million

    Amazon confirms it will buy Twitch for $970 million
    Sorry, YouTube. Amazon.com is the winning bidder for Twitch, the hugely popular online platform for video gamers. The Seattle e-commerce giant said Monday afternoon that it had agreed to pay $970 million in cash to acquire Twitch, a San Francisco start-...
  • Groupon sales reps can't pursue overtime pay class action

    Groupon sales reps can't pursue overtime pay class action
    A Chicago federal judge on Wednesday said Groupon Inc sales representatives cannot pursue a class-action lawsuit over the Internet commerce company's failure to pay for overtime before and after its 2011 initial public offering. U.S. District Judge...
  • Alibaba's latest financial results build momentum for a big IPO

    Alibaba's latest financial results build momentum for a big IPO
    Alibaba Group Holding continued to build excitement for its upcoming initial public offering by reporting a surge in mobile growth and big financial gains in its most recent quarter. For the three months that ended June 30, the Chinese e-commerce...