IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI) is rumored to be in acquisition talks with dating website HowAboutWe. IAC already owns Match.com, OkCupid, and has a majority stake in Tinder.
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Apple employees and CEO Tim Cook attended the Pride Parade in San Francisco on Sunday. Cook fully supports LGBT issues and was joined by Apple Environment Director Lisa Jackson at the event. Employees gave out $1 iTunes gift cards to celebrate. Check out some of the social media posts from the event below:
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One day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against streaming TV service Aereo, Fox is going to use the ruling to strike back Dish. Fox cited Wednesday’s ruling to bolster a claim against Dish, which is the third largest pay TV service in America. Dish streams live TV programming over the Internet to subscribers and lets them copy programs to tablets for viewing outside the home.
Osper is a startup that has come up with a way to create a banking service that can be used by children by combining prepaid debit cards and smartphone apps controlled by them and their parents. This concept could help children learn about the value of money. Osper has raised $10 million in funding led by Index Ventures.
Recently, a study was published about how Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) manipulated News Feeds. A team of social scientists from Cornell and the University of California-San Francisco released a study detailing how emotions expressed in posts and status updates can “spread” to your friends. The research team at Facebook selected 689,003 users to run the experiment on. Some users experienced a reduced amount of positive news on their News Feed and others saw a reduced amount of negative news.
Walmart has dropped the price of the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 5s and 5c as part of a deeply discounted “permanent price change” starting today. The 16GB iPhone 5c costs $29 with a two-year phone contract. It used to sell for $49 at Walmart. The Apple retail store is selling it for $99 with a two-year contract. Walmart is selling the iPhone 5s for $99, which is down from $149. The two-year contracts are available through Sprint, Verizon and AT&T. The deal is only available at Walmart’s stores. The iPhone 5s starts at $199 in Apple Stores and Apple.com.
Apple is ceasing the development of its Aperture and iPhoto apps. Both apps will be replaced with the Photos for OS X app when it ships next year.