Author: Sammy Bravo

Beleaguered Sony Is Betting It All on One Thing

Beleaguered Sony Is Betting It All on One Thing

PlayStation stands out among the long list of famous Sony brands as one that hasn’t faded or succumbed to a nimbler competitor. Months after hitting global markets, the latest version of the video-game console...

Facebook To Buy WhatsApp for $16 Billion

Facebook To Buy WhatsApp for $16 Billion

Social media giant Facebook announced Wednesday it is acquiring the fast-growing mobile-messaging service WhatsApp for $16 billion. In addition to the buying price, $3 billion in restricted stock will be given to WhatsApp founders...

Your Visa Card Is About to Change in a Major Way

Your Visa Card Is About to Change in a Major Way

Visa and MasterCard are introducing Internet-based technologies to make it easier for shoppers to buy things at retail stores without pulling out a credit card. The two technologies, announced separately on Wednesday, will give...

Feds To Craft New ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules

Feds To Craft New ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules

A federal regulator is mounting a new attempt to ensure that Internet providers can’t block or slow down certain websites, after a federal court struck down so-called “net neutrality” rules last month. Federal Communications...

Americans Are Taking on Debt at Scary High Rates

Americans Are Taking on Debt at Scary High Rates

Americans are known risk-takers when it comes to their personal finances. While consumer spending has traditionally been one of the great engines of the U.S. economy, it also helped get the country into the...

Chipotle’s ‘Farmed and Dangerous’: Entertainment or Marketing Propaganda?

Chipotle’s ‘Farmed and Dangerous’: Entertainment or Marketing Propaganda?

Chipotle’s creation and sponsorship of a new online TV series could change how you eat—and maybe also how you perceive marketing and advertising. Chipotle, the burrito-selling fast-casual restaurant pioneer, has an unusual approach to...

Thief Runs at 900p on Xbox One — How Much Does Resolution Matter to You?

Thief Runs at 900p on Xbox One — How Much Does Resolution Matter to You?

It sounds like Thief will run at a slightly lower resolution on the Xbox One than the PlayStation 4: 900p for the former, 1080p for the latter, and both versions at 30 frames per second....

Kickstarter Victim of Data Theft By Hackers

Kickstarter Victim of Data Theft By Hackers

The popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter admitted Saturday it was attacked by hackers this week, compromising usernames, passwords, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers, but leaving credit card information untouched. Law enforcement officials contacted the...

Another Electronics Retail Chain Bites the Dust

Another Electronics Retail Chain Bites the Dust

In yet another sign indicating the days of the big-box store model could be numbered, the plug is being pulled on a well-known retail chain that’s been a mainstay in the Midwest for six...

Spotify May Be Preparing for Stock Market Launch

Spotify May Be Preparing for Stock Market Launch

The popular online music streaming service Spotify may be preparing for an initial public offering, as it recruits a U.S. financial reporting specialist required for an IPO. Companies that plan to go public have...