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Amazon dangles Prime credit card cashback deal as Whole Foods lure

Amazon dangles Prime credit card cashback deal as Whole Foods lure

Amazon's post-acquisition price cuts at Whole Foods probably provided enough reason to keep shopping there for a lot of people, but if you still haven't converted, Amazon has another way to tempt you in. Today Amazon announced a new promotion that's aimed at getting Prime members into its numerous Whole Food stores, but this one only applies to those who have a Prime Visa Rewards credit card.

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Congress considers legislation to make accessing international data easier for prosecutors

Congress considers legislation to make accessing international data easier for prosecutors

One of the biggest challenges that law enforcement faces today is gaining access to data that is stored overseas that has bearing on cases being tried in the US. The challenge is that even when the data falls under US jurisdiction, the data is still very difficult to access. New legislation is before Congress that would make it easier to access data that could have bearing on cases relating to terrorism and other major crimes.

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If you trust Google now, Xively will be great

If you trust Google now, Xively will be great

Google announced their intention to acquire IoT platform Xively this week, aiming for a new layer of value in their connected future. If you trust Google, this announcement was a bit of good news. Xively may give Google the technology and knowhow to bring their fully connected smart home to life for millions of users around the world. It could be great.

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HTC President of Smartphones quits, aims for AI

HTC President of Smartphones quits, aims for AI

Smartphone company HTC's President of the Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, Chialin Chang, has resigned from his position. This position has not yet been filled by the company as of the first publishing of this article. But what's this all mean for you, the end user? Not one whole heck of a lot in the short term.

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Verizon phone locking is 2018’s unwelcome return

Verizon phone locking is 2018’s unwelcome return

Verizon has started the week by making a big announcement, revealing today that it will begin locking phones later on this year. This is somewhat surprising because Verizon has historically offered its phones unlocked from the start, putting it in distinct contrast to the three other big carriers in the US. However, this may not be as big of a change as it seems at first blush, and on the surface, Verizon has at least a somewhat justifable reason for doing so.

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Audi, Porsche to jointly develop & share EV platform

Audi, Porsche to jointly develop & share EV platform

Audi and Porsche may be considered rivals in some circles, especially when it comes to each brand's high-end sports cars, but the fact is they're both owned by Volkswagen, and that means they're aligned when it comes to business needs. The two German manufacturers have revealed that they'll be working together to develop an electric car platform to be used in both brands' future models.

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Emagin OLED microdisplay tech receives investment from Apple, LG, Valve [Update]

Emagin OLED microdisplay tech receives investment from Apple, LG, Valve [Update]

While not a household name in the OLED sector, the company Emagin seems to have gotten the attention of several tech giants with VR and AR plans in the works. Emagin produces OLED microdisplays that have been used in the military, medical, and industrial fields, but they've begun targeting their technology at the growing market for consumer headsets. According to new SEC documents, Emagin is now getting investments from the likes of Apple, LG, and Valve.

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Nvidia: trying to meet gaming GPU demand, but making lots of money on crypto mining

Nvidia: trying to meet gaming GPU demand, but making lots of money on crypto mining

During an earnings call with investors earlier this week, graphics card maker Nvidia acknowledged that the growing cryptocurrency mining boom has resulted in a significant revenue increase for their latest quarter, but also promised that it would remain aligned with the gaming market. For its quarter that ended on January 28th, Nvidia says its GPU business accounted for $2.46 billion of the record $2.91 billion in revenue it made.

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Bitcoin price up despite EU supervision talk

Bitcoin price up despite EU supervision talk

The European Union is updating its currency safeguards to encompass bitcoin risk, warning that cryptocurrencies are being considered "very risky" assets and are likely to come under increased scrutiny. It's the latest sign of traditional players in world finance looking more closely at virtual currencies and raising the possibility of increased regulation, something bitcoin enthusiasts have often been reluctant to embrace.

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Amazon in-house FedEx and UPS rival could shake up shipping

Amazon in-house FedEx and UPS rival could shake up shipping

For the past few years, we've seen Amazon attempting to expand beyond its core business as an online retailer. The most recent move that will spring to mind for many is its acqusition of Whole Foods, which turned it into a brick-and-mortar grocer overnight. However, Amazon has also been making significant strides when it comes to logisitics, and today we're hearing about the next step in those efforts.

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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom final $121B bid

Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom final $121B bid

The most popular mobile chip maker isn't exactly swimming in dough. In fact, it's in danger of losing a number of high-profile lawsuits in a couple of markets. But it's not desperate yet, at least not to the point of accepting Broadcom's best and, according to the latter, final offer to buy it. In a rather strongly-worded announcement and letter, Qualcomm announces that its board has unanimously rejected Broadcom's higher offer amounting to a hefty $121 billion .

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Amazon Prime Now adds Whole Foods products with two-hour delivery

Amazon Prime Now adds Whole Foods products with two-hour delivery

Whole Foods customers in a Prime Now service area can now get their groceries delivered in two hours for free. Amazon has announced the new expansion of its Prime Now service, which is available in certain markets where ultra-fast deliveries for certain items are possible. Amazon recently wrapped up its acquisition of grocery store chain Whole Foods and has now added it as an option on its Prime Now service.

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