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Oyster ebook service lands on desktop and mobile browsers

'Netflix for novels' ebook service Oyster on Thursday launched a new web reader for desktop and mobile browsers. The company said its aim was to design a reading experience that feels "fast, fluid, and native to the web."
Gaming

Google may purchase Twitch for $1 billion

Google will purchase streaming video network Twitch for $1 billion, according to a GamesBeat report. Unknown is when the deal will be announced or for exactly how much. Google and Twitch have yet to comment on the report.
Music

Amazon Prime Music adds hundreds of thousands of songs

Amazon added hundreds of thousands of songs to Prime Music and hundreds of new playlists. Amazon's growing song selection includes tracks from many popular artists old and new.
Mobile

Jon Stewart launches $10 billion fake Kickstarter to purchase CNN

In light of a recent report detailing Fox's failed bid for Time Warner Cable, and Fox's willingness to dump CNN had it been successful in the bid, Jon Stewart launched a fake Kickstarter campaign to purchase CNN.
Music

Weird Al’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard after viral video craze

Weird Al Yankovic's album "Mandatory Fun" became the parody master's first ever to hit number one on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Weird Al's eight-day music video extravaganza seems to have worked.
Computing

OS X Yosemite public beta could arrive sometime this month (Updated)

Though Yosemite isn't due out until sometime this fall, the public could get a good look at it pretty soon in the form of a public beta.
Computing

Businesses, cyber security firms are coming up with creative ways to fight hackers

Both businesses and Internet security firms are taking some interesting measures to combat against hackers and ransomware.
Mobile

Sneaky! Internet retailer Amazon just launched a real-world wallet

Amazon debuted its Wallet app on the Appstore and Google Play Store. Amazon Wallet supports gift cards and rewards cards from almost 70 retailers, including many popular ones.
Computing

New Nigerian email attacks can take control of your computer

A new round of email-based attacks originating from Nigeria employ tainted attachments that can wreak havoc on your life; if you open them.
Music

Viacom enlists Spotify to bring back the ‘Music’ in MTV

The music group underneath Viacom's wide-ranging umbrella - MTV, VH1, CMT and a few others comprise the family of channels - is currently in the midst of forming a partnership with streaming service Spotify, adding various…
Mobile

Google wants to turn NYC’s archaic pay-phone kiosks into useful Wi-Fi hotspots

Google is one of several big-name companies interested in the idea of turning New York City's pay-phone kiosks into free Wi-Fi hotspots. The deadline for proposals was on Monday, with city officials expected to announce the…
Mobile

Facebook ‘Save’ button reminds you to read it later, like ‘Pocket’

Facebook added a new "Save" button to help users find specific content again later. Users will be able to save links, posts, pages, and more with the feature, but they won't be able to view the saved content offline.