Posted by Shirley Brady on August 1, 2011 06:00 PM
U.S. House is expected to pass debt ceiling bill tonight, with the Senate set to vote Tuesday.
Amazon launches AmazonLocal daily deals in Groupon's hometown of Chicago; launches MyHabit app to compete with Gilt Groupe; beefs up streaming offering to compete with Hulu by adding Universal titles; and looks to expand Kindle library.
Apple iPhone 5 now rumored for October; Apple TV lets users buy TV shows with streaming update; and Apple blocks Samsung tablet release in Australia.
Twitter confirms "significant" ($800M?) funding round led by Russia's DST Global; adds Dutch and Indonesian local sites; and opens NYC office.
Adobe bows to Apple and builds Flash alternative.
Airbnb looks to defuse user security concerns by offering $50,000 guarantee to homeowners.
Allstate to shut banking unit, posts $620M in losses on tornado claims.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on July 19, 2011 12:00 PM
Trending on YouTube: The Spike Jonze-directed new single from the Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 album, "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" featuring Santigold. As MTV.com notes, there's a NSFW 11-minute version. (Update: you can now purchase the action figures for $750 — for charity.)