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Microsoft Could Still Win the Future of Health Wearables

Microsoft Could Still Win the Future of Health Wearables

Can Microsoft compete with Google, Apple, and so many others in the ever-expanding world of wearable health gizmos? J.P. Gownder thinks so—if the company can make good on its promise to closely analyze all the data streaming from its new Microsoft Band wearable. Microsoft launched Band on Thursday, alongside a service called Microsoft Health, a […]

The post Microsoft Could Still Win the Future of Health Wearables appeared first on WIRED.



How Facebook Could End Up Controlling Everything You Watch and Read Online

How Facebook Could End Up Controlling Everything You Watch and Read Online

Given that links appear to be more clickable when shared on Facebook, online publishers have scrambled to become savvy gamers of Facebook’s News Feed, seeking to divine the secret rules that push some stories higher than others. But all this genuflection at the altar of Facebook’s algorithms may be but a prelude to a more fundamental shift in how content is produced, shared, and consumed online. Instead of going to all this trouble to get people to click a link on Facebook that takes them somewhere else, the future of Internet content may be a world in which no video, article, or cat GIF gallery lives outside of Facebook at all.

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Apple Pay Is Already Bigger Than All Competitors Combined, Says CEO Tim Cook

Apple Pay Is Already Bigger Than All Competitors Combined, Says CEO Tim Cook

LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA — Citing figures from partners Visa and Mastercard, Apple CEO Tim Cook says that his company’s week-old digital payments service, Apple Pay, is already more successful than all other smartphone payment services combined. “Visa and Mastercard. We talked to these guys today, and they told us that if you sum up everyone […]

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Alibaba CEO Jack Ma Vows To Pour Cash Into Silicon Valley

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma Vows To Pour Cash Into Silicon Valley

LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA — Alibaba founder Jack Ma says that his company—the Chinese ecommerce giant that recently debuted on Wall Street—is set to expand its investments in the U.S. tech market. “We’ve invested a lot in this space and we’re going to invest more,” Ma said on Monday evening at the Wall Street Journal‘s WSJD […]

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Stores Are Dropping Apple Pay. But They ‘ll Soon Change Their Tune

Stores Are Dropping Apple Pay. But They ‘ll Soon Change Their Tune

Well, that didn’t take long. Apple Pay launched only a week ago, and it’s already unmasking major strife in the retail industry. According to The New York Times and others, Rite Aid and CVS both blocked the use of Apple Pay over the weekend. Though neither company is saying why, one likely reason is a […]

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Why Facebook Rooms Is the Future of Anonymity on the Internet

Why Facebook Rooms Is the Future of Anonymity on the Internet

Danielle Citron looks at Facebook Rooms and sees a nice middle ground in the battle over anonymity on the internet. Released last week, the new Facebook app is a place where you can chat with other like-minded people about most anything, from the World Series to 18th century playwrights, and because you needn’t use your […]

The post Why Facebook Rooms Is the Future of Anonymity on the Internet appeared first on WIRED.



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Apple and Amazon Have a Problem: People Don’t Want to Buy Stuff Anymore

Apple and Amazon Have a Problem: People Don’t Want to Buy Stuff Anymore

The failure of the Fire Phone has been widely cited as the reason for Amazon’s disastrous quarter, but a darker cloud has settled over the world’s biggest online retailer. The core of Amazon’s business—its original reason for being: selling books and other media—has grown wobbly. The problem: many people no longer want to buy stuff. […]

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A New Answers App Aims to Succeed Where Quora Failed

A New Answers App Aims to Succeed Where Quora Failed

Yahoo Answers. Quora. JustAnswer.com. Over the years, countless sites have offered to answer all your random questions with help from “experts” across the net. They’re called expert networks, and in some cases, they can be kinda helpful. But these myriad services have never lived up to their billing. The quality of the counsel on these […]

The post A New Answers App Aims to Succeed Where Quora Failed appeared first on WIRED.



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Nielsen Will Soon Rate Everything on the Web, From Videos to Articles

Nielsen Will Soon Rate Everything on the Web, From Videos to Articles

The Nielsen ratings have long held huge sway over the business of television, but television isn’t like it used to be. So, on Tuesday, Nielsen announced that it’s expanding its ratings system to all kinds of digital content to give both its creators and advertisers a more meaningful way to measure popularity in the online […]

The post Nielsen Will Soon Rate Everything on the Web, From Videos to Articles appeared first on WIRED.



As Online Viewing Soars, Internet TV Will Soon Be the Only TV

As Online Viewing Soars, Internet TV Will Soon Be the Only TV

More people are watching TV online than ever—a lot more. Viewers may not be cutting the cable cord altogether, but growth in the number who want to watch TV over a different set of pipes is surging, according to a new report from Adobe. If anyone was still wondering why HBO and CBS plan to […]

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