The online retailer won a big competitive advantage several years ago when the U.S. Department of Justice sued Apple and several publishers for colluding to artificially raise the price of books. Many industry participants questioned the ruling in the case, since it obviously favored Amazon. The company also hired away Kashif Zafar, Amazon's senior vice president for Audible, to spearhead the plan.
Revealing its financial results for the 6 months up to the end of 2017, it revealed that its revenue per United Kingdom and Ireland user dropped £1 to £46 a month. The company's satellite dishes have become a familiar sight across the country since it launched the UK's first official satellite TV service in February 1989 with just four channels, Sky Channel (later renamed to Sky One), Sky Movies, Sky News and Eurosport.
Acer has students and educators in its sights with the introduction of two new Chromebook models, including the Chromebook 11 and Chromebook 11 Spin, and a Chromebox mini PC. The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 follows its predecessors with an inexpensive price starting at $349 (versions with more than the standard 32GB cost a bit more, although the company did not say how much more).
On Tuesday, the company released updates to the Sierra and El Capitan operating systems that will protect users from Meltdown , the design flaw that could let hackers access sensitive information from a computer's processor. As soon as the Spectre and Meltdown CPU bugs became public knowledge, OS makers began kicking patch development into overdrive in an effort to plug the security holes as quickly as possible.
That delay is finally over, and HomePod will hit store shelves and ship to customers the second Friday of February. The speaker is designed as a competitor to the Amazon Echo , which has been dominating Smart Home sales lately. The speaker is created to work with Apple Music, the company's $9.99/month Spotify-like service, which offers access to 40 million songs. Where it really sets itself apart from other speakers is the spatial awareness - its able to detect if it's near a ...
Like Apple's iBooks and Audible (which is owned by Amazon), there is no subscription required to purchase audiobooks. They're also available via the Google Assistant, the company's biggest product push right now , meaning you can play an audiobook on your home smart speaker, continue it in your vehicle, and keep listening on your phone.