The ticketing unit of eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY), StubHub, launched the StubHub Music app back in June. The app is now available in the United States, the UK, and Canada. StubHub Music now competes against apps like Live Nation and WillCall. These apps send out alerts when your favorite band or artist is coming to a town near you. The app scans your iTunes library to determine what kind of music you listen to. It also asks you how far you are willing to go for a concert.
There is a guy named Sam Sung that used to work for Apple. As you know, Samsung, the Korean mobile company, is Apple’s largest competitor. Sam Sung has not worked for an Apple Store in more than several years, but his old business card went viral on the Internet. He found another business card, his old Apple t-shirt, and a lanyard to sell for charity.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has purchase a mobile messaging application company called Emu. Emu was an IM client that had virtual assistant feature built-in. The virtual assistant works just like Siri, which means that it can be used to schedule appointments, reminders, and make reservations.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has announced that it has hired a new chief information officer to oversee its IT and data center operations. Mike Kail, former VP of IT operations for Netflix is now the CIO and SVP of infrastructure of Yahoo! He will be reporting directly to Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer.
Earlier this week, Google launched a feature on Google Maps that lets visitors view Mars and the moon. These features were previously available on Google Earth, but now it has been added to Google Maps. You can view the moon and Mars by visiting Google Maps and clicking the Earth button on the bottom left corner and zooming out. As you see the full view of the Earth, you will see two options along the bottom to visit Mars or the moon.
Former first lady, former senator, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared on The Colbert Report to talk about her new book. Staying in character, Colbert asked her tough questions about her new book Hard Choices. He called the book “656 pages of shameless name-dropping.” Check out the funny interview in the video above.
SpaceX is building a launch pad facility in Brownsville, Texas near Boca Chica Beach. The SpaceX facility will include a vertical launch area and control center to support 12 commercial launches per year.
LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) is agreeing to pay almost $6 million to over 350 current and former employees after the U.S. Department of Labor determined that the company violated the country’s wage laws. LinkedIn will pay more than $3.3 million in back overtime wages and over $2.5 million in damages to workers at its branches in California, Illinois, Nebraska and New York.