Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group and Penguin Group (USA) have created a website to discover and buy books called Bookish.com. Bookish.com is supposed to be “a one-stop, comprehensive online destination designed to connect readers with books and authors.”
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When domain name registration company Go Daddy aired their Super Bowl commercial featuring super model Bar Refaeli kissing nerdy actor Jesse Heiman with the tagline “When sexy meets smart, your small business scores,” it received some negative reviews. The Wall Street Journal called the ad disturbing, gross, and cringe-inducing.
Amazon.com has launched a new currency to help developers get more money from their Amazon Appstore submissions. The new currency is called Amazon Coins. Coins let Kindle Fire owners buy apps, games, and in-app purchases on their tablet after it is available starting this May.
A couple months ago, we wrote that Microsoft announced six new locations of retail stores that would be opening this summer. Now we are adding another 5 to that list as the company announced that they are opening stores in Natick Mall in Natick, Massachusetts Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, Hawaii Pioneer Place in Portland, Oregon, Somerset Mall in Troy, Michigan, and Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Samsung Electronics has announced two new Android handsets called the Galaxy Young and the Galaxy Fame. The two new Android handsets were specifically designed for the youth market as it has a focus on gaming and media.
Hailo is a service that lets you summon a black cab in London, Boston, Chicago, Dublin, and Toronto. The company has raised $30.6 million in Series B funding led by Union Square Ventures with participation from Japanese telecommunications company KDDI, Richard Branson (founder/chairman of Virgin Group), Phenomen Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Red Swan Ventures, Wellington Partners, and Atomico Ventures. Hailo has raised a total of about $50 million thus far.
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ARM Holdings plc, the British semiconductor and software company based in Cambridge, England has reported their Q4 results. Even though the PC market is struggling, ARM still reported some solid results for the quarter ending December 31, 2012.