On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the Wednesday menu. Retailer members of a group working on mobile payments platform reportedly face steep fines if they accept Apple Pay and similar systems. FCC proposal would treat Internet TV services like Read More →

Quoted: on Tinder and vanity

"The irony of Tinder is that in some ways the lack of information, or text, is actually less superficial than having the information." — Sean Rad, CEO of Tinder, tells Rolling Stone that just because the dating app relies Read More →

Off topic: Hunger and decision-making, language family tree, aliens and religion, words and jokes

Study says important decisions are better made when hungry. Roots: a big old linguistic family tree. A guide to what different religions believe about extraterrestrial life. And the past, the present, and the future Read More →

Quoted: Twitter is not Facebook

"Unfortunately, the default position of the market is that Twitter will become the next Facebook which is why hopes and dreams get far ahead of what the reality can ever deliver." — Richard Windsor, analyst at Edison Investment Research, Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Apple confirms drop in iTunes music downloads. Plus other tidbits from the company's annual report released Monday. Apple Pay is a success and is leading mobile payments service so Read More →

Great expectations for Facebook earnings

Can Facebook follow last quarter's blockbuster earnings report with a strong showing when it reports results this afternoon? Expectations are high: Analysts surveyed by FactSet estimate profit of 40 cents a share on $3.12 billion in revenue. That compares with profit Read More →
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