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Journalist: mobile/media/tech news. Mom: 2 kids. Wife. Traveler. Speaks English, American, Russian, Franglais, Spanglish, in metaphors

Amazon Plans A Free, Ad-Supported Video Service, Says New Report — Amazon has been gaining ground on Netflix in the streaming market in the U.S., and now it is planning a video service that could see it overtake its rival. According to a report in the New York Post, the e-commerce giant is planning a free video service that will be supported by advertising.

LinkedIn Sharpens Focus On Education: Self-Serve Widget Lets Users Add Certifications To Profiles — LinkedIn - the social network for the working world - has been working on launching various tools to increase the usefulness and engagement of its platform to its 300m+ users. Today sees the launch of the latest of these.

Square Register Now Available Globally On Android And iOS — Last week, when Square started pre-orders for its chip-and-PIN-based hardware to upgrade the current mag-stripe equipment, we said it was probably a sign that the company was finally going to turn on more international services into regions like Europe, where the newer system reigns supreme.

BitTorrent Plans $40/Year Pro Tier For Sync File Sharing, Plus A New Mobile App To Send Large Files — BitTorrent is taking the wraps today off the next phase of its strategy to turn its peer-to-peer file sharing network into a revenue-generating business, and compete more squarely against cloud-based services like Dropbox. In 2015, it will take its file-synchronising product - fittingly called Sync - out of beta as Sync 2.0, introducing a new "Pro" tier in the process for $39.99/year.

As BranchOut Team Goes To Hearst, 1-Page Buys BranchOut’s Assets For $5.4 M In Cash And Shares — Another chapter closed in the life of BranchOut, the failed startup that attempted to create a "LinkedIn within Facebook" with tens of millions of dollars in venture backing. The company's assets have been acquired by 1-Page, an HR software company based out of San Francisco but listed on the Australian stock exchange.

Messaging App Viber Takes A Step Into Social Networking With New Public Chats Feature — A lot of messaging apps have been highlighting how their services are a great way for people to directly communicate with their friends directly, in opposition to the bear-all nature of social networks like Facebook.

OrderWithMe Raises Another $28M To Help Small Businesses Procure Like Big Ones — OrderWithMe, a startup based out of Las Vegas that has built a platform for small businesses to come together to effectively act like big ones to source, order and pay for supplies and components - has raised another $28 million in funding.

Netflix Will Expand To Australia And New Zealand In March 2015 — In its last quarterly earnings Netflix teased that it would be soon launching in more countries and today comes confirmation of that: the company will be expanding Down Under, to Australia and New Zealand, in March 2015.

Ericsson: Global Mobile Subscriptions To Hit 7.1B In 2014, 2.7B Of Those For Smartphones — Ericsson today released its latest Mobility Report, which tracks key figures that help us get a better understanding of the state of the mobile industry worldwide and what's on the rise. As it turns out, the answer to the latter question is "everything."

After Divorcing Microsoft, Nokia Reveals An Android Tablet, The N1, Hitting China First — Today at the Slush conference in Helsinki, home-town hero Nokia - the part of the business that did not get sold off to Microsoft - has revealed its first device: a new tablet, the N1, which will run on Android.
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Nov 21, 2014

Updated w/ Amazon comment: No longer denies it has a free video service in the works, now says 'not announced'…

Nov 21, 2014

@thDigitalReader I mention that in the story I think. Do you mean something else?

Nov 21, 2014

Ad-supported video service fr Amazon wd play into several trends: streaming surge, video ad boom, Amazon's ambitions

Nov 21, 2014

We like to tackle all the hard questions RT Surprise! Bananas Do Not Make A Great 3D Printing Material

Nov 21, 2014

@m4tt move to the east coast of the US, or russia. my take: it's pretty amazing/scary/annoying, depending on what you are trying to do

Nov 21, 2014

@m4tt it would definitely be an end of days kind of moment

Nov 21, 2014

@rrhoover @chadfowler @carmeldea @ryanlawler oh yeah, forgot the cute bus selfie, you were there too. (the canoe is getting very heavy)

Nov 21, 2014

@rrhoover @chadfowler @carmeldea you are clearly on 'end of day' time. chad and i are just beginning our days.

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