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2. Amazon confirms upcoming Kindle app for mac and Windows
4. Google Music
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A group of former executives having formed a advocacy group to combat the growing teen smartphone and social media addiction issue. After the Parkland shooting, students are taking to social media to demand change regarding gun policy and organizing marches. Corporations are now denouncing and ending their relationship with the NRA as an act of corporate online social activism to a degree which we have never seen. Over 40 companies are pushing the latest in messaging technology – Rich Communication Service – that provide a richer experience overall. And finally, we take a look at Steve Jobs’ 1973 job application that is up for auction for $50,000.
Video gaming, Overcharged customers, Home movies and the Gate’s.
1.The Video Gaming Industry: Nintendo vs. Playstation vs. iPad vs. Zynga
Nintendo to Miss Holiday Season
Nintendo’s highly anticipated 3D handheld video game machine (3DS) will miss the holiday shopping season in the US. Compound this announcement with declining sales of Wii console games and Nintendo has growing concern.
PlayStation obviously sees an opportunity to cash in on the motion sensor video gaming industry. PS recently introduced Move in a $100 bundle for those who already own a PS3 or $400 for a new system and the bundle.
iPad and Zynga
Target has begun selling the popular tablet in their stores with hopes of driving holiday traffic into Target stores. Amazon is now selling the iPad as well. Zynga continues to make progress with games such as Farmville and tremendous gift card sales.
15 million Verizon Wireless users will see refunds of $2-$6 on their October or November statements. The FCC has received several complaints about mysterious charges regarding data usage or Internet access. The refund is one of the largest from a telecommunications company. Click here for a link on avoiding bogus mobile phone fees.
The home entertainment business continues to reach new heights. The major movie studios are considering a deal that would place box-office hits in the home between the theater release date and the typical on-demand period. Is this $30 investment worth it for you? Does it fit your lifestyle?
4. Bill and Melinda Gates: $60 Billion Donation
The question is not “What would you do with $1 million?” The real question is “What would you do with $60 billion?” Listen in to hear what Bill and Melinda have decided to do with their amassed fortune. This is an amazing story folks.