Archive for November, 2014

Cyber Monday: Amazon to Include Samsung Galaxy S5 for $1.00

Cyber Monday is finally around the corner, and many different deals can be searched and found in almost every store. Verizon, AT&T and Sprint will be offering the latest Samsung smart phone Galaxy S5 for US$1.00 on its website. This is an once-in-a-lifetime deal so if you are interested in it go get it before […]

Swiss Voting on Huge Plan for Gold Buying

In Switzerland, there is a campaign taking place to protect the wealth of the country by investing in gold, a great deal of gold. The Swiss, as a way to test their sense of being financially secure, are requested to vote on a new proposal to make the country’s central bank hold 25% of its […]

What Do Users Really Know About the Internet?

Less than 25% of Americans have learned that the worldwide web and the Internet are not similar at all. A Pew Research study shows that web users in America have different levels of understanding of tech history, famous faces and online terms: while 82% of people know that hashtags are constantly used in Twitter, only […]

Kmart Employees Fighting for Thanksgiving Day Time Off

Somebody must work Thanksgiving and Kmart has said it does the best it can to staff its stores with those who volunteer to work the holiday. However, hundred of its workers have said that is not enough. Over 600 employees signed petitions asking that the box store retailer allow its workers to at least submit […]

Aereo, the Video Streaming Service Files Bankruptcy

Online video streaming business Aereo, Inc, which is backed by Barry Diller the media mogul, filed this week for bankruptcy protection. The filing Thursday of Chapter 11 came only five months after a ruling by the Supreme Court that said Aereo had violated the copyrights of broadcasters by capturing recorded as well as live programs […]

Over 1,000 Users Operate New Facebook Secret Project

It should not be surprising that a form of Facebook for work is currently being designed. Facebook’s employees are on Facebook itself all day and use it for nearly everything: Group chats, talk about documents, to share news and send messages. Sources tell say different companies are in test mode, using Facebook the same way […]

Profit at Home Depots Tops Estimates

Home Depot Inc the No. 1 chain of home improvement stores in the world reported a quarterly profit that was better than had been expected as the improving jobs market has encouraged Americans to spend additional monies on renovations. The company also reaffirmed its forecast for sales growth in 2014 of 4.8% and its forecast […]

Rumor: Government of U.S. Eavesdropping on Mobile Phones

Reports say that the justice Department in U.S. has a surveillance program that leads to private information from personal mobile phones being collected. A well-known national newspaper reported that this program has been in used since 2007, where Cessna aircraft is involved in collecting data. A small aircraft, with an attached sensor underneath is used […]

How New Facebook Privacy Policy will Affect Users

Once again, Facebook wants to change their policy covering privacy. Before they make these changes, they want to let all users of Facebook see what the proposed changes would be. Facebook users can comment on all changes starting from October 13 for a period of seven days. Facebook published a simplified version of their private […]

Wal-Mart Spreading Black Friday Across Five Days

The world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart has abandoned the one-day only frenzy of Black Friday used to give the annual holiday shopping season a jumpstart. Instead the retailer will offer a host of its best offers on toys, television sets as well as many other items over a period of five days starting the last few […]

Samsung Electronics will Build Plant for Smartphones in Vietnam

Samsung Electronics Co based in South Korea has applied for a new license to invest more than $3 billion for the construction of another factory in Vietnam for smartphones, said one official from the government on Monday. The electronics giant’s arm in Vietnam plans to construct the factory in the province of Thai Nguyen in […]

Berkshire Sees Drop of 9% in Earnings

Berkshire Hathaway owned by Warren Buffett reported a drop of 9% in profit for the third quarter compared to the same reporting period one year ago, when large gains in investments were realized. On Friday, Berkshire said it had earned just over $4.62 billion equal to $2,811 a Class A share. That was down compared […]

Whole Foods Beats Wall Street on Quarterly Profit

Whole Foods Market, the upscale grocer reported quarterly profit that was better than had been expected, as the company increased market share as well as launched some new products. The stock of the largest natural and organic food supermarket chain in the U.S. were up 8.1% in trading after hours on Wednesday, as it gave […]

Sales of SUVs Help Earnings at BMW

BMW AG the luxury automaker based in Germany saw its net profit drop by 1.2% during the third quarter because of losses that were non-cash on hedges with foreign currency and the lower valued of its share in an important supplier. Otherwise, the company enjoyed a quarter that was profitable, riding sales that were strong […]

Diversity Report: Amazon Workforce Mainly White Males

The fallout from Satya Nadella the Microsoft CEO’s faux pas about raises and women continues, as online retail behemoth Amazon just released a diversity report about its company, showing a breakdown statistically of its workforce. Once the report was released, there was little to be seen that surprised anyone. According to the report by Amazon, […]