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Yelp Seeks Buyer Amid Slow Growth, Rising Costs

Wall Street Journal - Yelp Inc. is exploring a sale as the company at the top of many Internet search results struggles to post strong growth with users and advertisers. The San Francisco-based site was willing five years ago to go it alone despite an acquisition offer from Google Inc. Today, it is working with investment bankers and sounding out poten… Read the rest

Nintendo characters, games coming to Universal parks

USA TODAY – Want to play a life-sized version of Mario Kart? Universal Studios may soon make it possible. Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts are working to create new attractions featuring Nintendo games and characters, the two companies announced Thursday. That could bring characters such as Mario, Link and Donkey Kong to theme park… Read the rest

Today’s Leader at Facebook “Like” Speed

Inside every leader who deals with Millennials is a power waiting to emerge. This power has the ability unleash team productivity like it’s never before been seen. The power of which I’m speaking is the power to save time. You were expecting something a more elusive, right? It’s not scarce and it’s not a secret; however, one has to be bold enough to seize it. In t… Read the rest

Periscope co-founder: Piracy standards don’t work for live video

MASHABLE - NEW YORK —Periscope co-founder Kayvon Beykpour was at TechCrunch Disrupt Tuesday, talking about his app, Android and of course, the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight. TechCrunch’s Sarah Lane opened the interview by asking Beykpour about the much-discussed Periscoping of the “fight of the century,” as well as the larger d… Read the rest

Tesla’s new product is a battery for your home

CNN – Tesla has unveiled a suite of new energy products, including a wall-mounted battery that will be sold for use in consumers’ homes.  Tesla is calling the rechargeable lithium-ion battery the “Powerwall.” As the name suggests, the unit is designed to be mounted on a wall, and connected to the local power grid. Image from CNN It… Read the rest

Microsoft aims for 1 billion devices running Windows 10

CNET – Microsoft has a plan for Windows 10 to get onto all sorts of devices — a billion of them, before too long. “Within two to three years of Windows 10‘s release, there will be 1 billion devices running Windows 10,” Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s vice president of operating systems, said Wednesday during the keynote p… Read the rest