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News items 4/13/15
Amazon, Google and More Are Drawn to Home Services Market
Matt Feldman, an entrepreneur who founded Homlux to provide home services in New
York, works with Amazon’s services program.
By HILARY STOUT 8:54 AM ET
Bringing the efficiency of the web to common household tasks has opened a new door to the home services
industry, which is estimated to be worth more than $800 billion. This may well be the next big thing Prof. K.
China Is Said to Use Powerful New Weapon to Censor Internet
By NICOLE PERLROTH The
tool allows Beijing to intercept foreign web traffic and inject malicious code, and it could
have more powerful capabilities.
Twitter’s Evolving Plans to Make Money From Its Data Stream
By VINDU GOEL Twitter said it would no longer license its stream of half a billion daily tweets to resellers, a sign that
it wants to play a bigger role in how companies use it to glean insights about their customers.
Fund-Raising May Value Spotify Above $8 Billion
If the investment round closes, it will place Spotify firmly in the ranks of
some of the most richly valued technology companies, joining the likes of Uber, Airbnb and Snapchat.
By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and MIKE ISAAC
All Pet Rocks! Prof. K.
Phone Cameras and Apps Help Speed Calls for Police Reform
People who support police reform say watchdog smartphone apps are evidence of
the power of tech weapons in the fight. The videos are very chilling!!!! Prof. K.
By FARHAD MANJOO and MIKE ISAAC
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Video of Walter Scott Shooting Reignites Debate on Police Tactics
Seeing Path to Justice in Video of Shooting on Bystander’s Phone
Ahead of Watch Release, Apple to Allow Customers to Try It On
The era of online shopping made “buy before you try” (and ship back if you don’t like it) a
typical consumer experience. The Apple Watch, which releases April 24, is probably something you should
actually try before buying…. Shoppers can begin ordering the watch at 3:01 a.m. Eastern time on Friday.
By BRIAN X. CHEN
I need a countdown clock Prof. K.
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