1. Open Table Acquired by Priceline
“A company whose stock has flatlined this year is buying a company whose stock had, until then, been slumping this year…at a 53% premium.”
Five trends that explain why the Priceline-OpenTable deal makes sense http://t.co/VLAvdLCUEi
— Pando (@PandoDaily) June 14, 2014
Think William Shattner can negotiate a restaurant into letting you check in before your entire party arrives?
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) June 13, 2014
2.Tile FINALLY launches.
Tile seems too big for keys and too thick for a wallet, but would fit PERFECTLY on my dog.
— WIRED (@WIRED) June 14, 2014
3. Facebook for iPad’s new home page sidebar is made for gamers.
Over 70% of Facebook for iPad users played a Facebook-connected game in the past 90 days.
— Techmeme (@Techmeme) June 16, 2014
4. Tesla opens its patented technology to competitors.
“Rival electric car makers are not the enemy – petrol stations are.”
— New Scientist (@newscientist) June 16, 2014
@schadlu I really hate patents unless critical to company survival. Will publish Hyperloop as open source.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2013
5. Apple CEO Tim Cook profiled in NY Times.
Did the Apple Smartwatch just get confirmed?
— Interapt (@Interapt) June 16, 2014
6. Google Fit aims to compete with Apple Health.
As if these companies didn’t have enough to fight over already.
— Jen Covich Bordenick (@jen_ehi) June 13, 2014
7. Twitter COO resigns
The future is cloudy for the once resplendent messaging platform.
Goodbye Twitter. It's been an amazing ride, and I will cherish the memories.
— Ali Rowghani (@ROWGHANI) June 12, 2014
What Happened Inside Twitter That Led To The COO Leaving The Company http://t.co/i9LIP9B0st
— Inc. (@Inc) June 13, 2014
8. Amazon launches Prime Music
From the “this should have happened years ago” department…
Amazon's newly launched Prime Music, free for Amazon Prime subscribers, is ad-free and has more than 1 million songs: http://t.co/JRBGes65JX
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) June 13, 2014
9. Apple’s advertising budget in 2013 was $1.1 billion.
Advertising budgets over the years for a few companies. pic.twitter.com/sRa6D6sO5h
— Horace Dediu (@asymco) November 1, 2013
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