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Erica Fink / CNN Money:
“Snoopy” drone uses phones' WiFi to steal usernames and passwords, credit card information   —  This drone can steal what's on your phone  —  The next threat to your privacy could be hovering over head while you walk down the street.  —  Hackers have developed a drone …
Mar 22, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
A look inside Globalstar's plan to build an exclusive nationwide Wi-Fi network   —  Most people who know Globalstar know it for its world phones.  Its constellation of satellites whiz through their orbits just above the Earth's atmosphere connecting handsets almost anywhere in the world …
Mar 18, 2014, 1:25 AMIn context
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon to Ship Video-Streaming Device in April   —  Amazon.com Inc. will begin shipping its long-awaited video-streaming device in early April, through its website as well as retailers including Best Buy Co. and Staples Inc., said people familiar with the company's plans.
Mar 17, 2014, 11:50 PMIn context
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Set Top Box Will Be A Dongle Like Chromecast, Could Feature OnLive-Style Streaming   —  Amazon is readying a game console/set top box of its own, and we've learned from multiple sources familiar with the device that the Lab126-produced gadget will have a form factor similar to the Chromecast …
Mar 17, 2014, 1:50 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Warner Brothers to “Veronica Mars” Backers: Okay, Okay — Use iTunes or Amazon if You Want   —  “Veronica Mars” was supposed to be a triumphant mix of Hollywood and crowd-sourcing: Fans of Kristen Bell's old TV show, aided by Kickstarter, helped fund a movie version, in conjunction with Warner Bros.
Mar 15, 2014, 4:30 PMIn context
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Leaked photos allegedly show Amazon's bluetooth gaming controller   —  Amazon Streamer To Feature Bluetooth Gaming Controller  —  By way of an overseas regulatory agency, similar to our very own FCC, we continue to hone in on the elusive Amazon media streamer.
Mar 14, 2014, 10:10 AMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Amazon Eyed Overseas Markets in Smartphone Talks   —  As Amazon prepares to launch its long-awaited smartphone, opportunities in non-U.S. markets loom large.  —  Amazon executives last spring held talks with possible hardware partners that included detailed discussions on strategies for China …
Mar 13, 2014, 10:40 AMIn context
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Amazon is raising the price of Prime to $99/year, adds same-day Prime Fresh delivery for $299/year   —  Amazon Prime customers, who have been paying $79 per year for unlimited two-day shipping and other perks, will pay $99 per year when their membership renews.  Here's the text I saw on my Prime page this morning (h/t @sarahw):
Mar 13, 2014, 8:40 AMIn context
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
Amazon AppStream is now open to all developers to build complex apps running from the cloud   —  Last year, Amazon Web Services unveiled a new service, AppStream, which would run high-resource apps including “3D games and interactive HD applications” from the cloud.
Mar 12, 2014, 11:45 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Amazon's TV streaming box to ship with Netflix and Hulu Plus apps   —  Amazon's Roku competitor, which could be unveiled any day now, won't just peddle the company's own video streaming service: The device will also have apps for direct competitors including Netflix and Hulu Plus on board, according to multiple sources.
Mar 11, 2014, 6:25 PMIn context

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