Samsung to Buy Blackberry for $7.5 Billion?

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There's a crazy rumor going around today that Samsung is looking to buy Canada's BlackBerry. Apparently Samsung isn't satisfied with only making smartphones running Tizen, Android, and Windows Phone; now they also want to make Crackberries (as opposed to following Samsung's usual path and simply copying all of the good ideas).   Or so says Reuters: Samsung Electronics recently ...

A Fake Product Listing Inspires Rumors About Xiaomi’s First Laptop

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Xiaomi is already one of the largest makers of mobile devices in the world, and now some are claiming that the  smartphone and tablet maker is adding a laptop to their lineup. GizmoChina has uncovered details this morning about a new laptop from China's largest smartphone maker, and reported that Xiaomi has slapped their logo on what looks like ...

There’s a Question We Should Be Asking Re Kindle Unlimited and Its Impact on eBook Sales

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For the past month or so, Kindle Unlimited has been one of the hot topics in digital publishing. A number of indie authors are reporting that their revenues have dipped since KU launched in July. I was one of the first to report on the story a month ago, and now it has hit the NYTimes. ...

Breaking News: Study Finds Glow from iPads Still Disrupts Sleep

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The Washington Post revealed some shocking news today. Even though decades have passed since the issue was first identified, apparently staring into a backlight screen late at night will still affect your sleep pattern. From the Washington Post: Basking in the blue glow of tablets, smartphones and other electronic devices before bedtime could be messing up our ...

External Traffic to Spanish News Sites Plummets After Google Move, and Other Clickbait

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Google shuttered Google News in Spain on Monday in anticipation of changes to Spanish copyright law, and if you believe the data-free post Matthew Ingram publisheed at GigaOm yesterday, Spanish news publishers are already seeing the effects. I'm not convinced, but Ingram says that: As expected, Google removed all Spanish publishers from its Google News index on Tuesday, ...