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Steven Sinofsky Leaves Microsoft

Steven Sinofsky, the executive in charge of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system and the driving force behind the new OS, is leaving the company effective immediately.  Sinofsky the public face for Windows 8 and its new Metro interface has lots of nice things to say...
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Craigslist Price Gouging Gas

Since hurricane Sandy there has been people without election for over 10 days in places like New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Due to this issue people have been relying on generators to run there households, the issue being fuel is becoming scarce in places...
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Systemax Closing Manufacturing Operation

The computer manufacture Systemax is closing their doors and laying off 120 people who will be needing jobs.  The closing will cost about $6 million to $8 million in expenses including severance for the employees.  The company based out of New York, announced it’s closing the Ohio...
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Amazon E-Book Refund

Owners of Amazon.com’s Kindle e-readers will receive refunds on past e-book purchases from April 2010 thru May 2012.  Refunds will be between 30 cents and $1.32.  Amazon sees e-book prices drop if a judge approves legal settlements with publishers accused of fixing prices, according to...
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White House Security Breach

The White House has confirmed that one of its internal computer networks has been compromised.  A military office in charge of the president’s communications has been targeted in a successful spear phishing attack. For those of you that do not know what spear phishing is...
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Microsoft Office 2013 Prices

Microsoft is going to sell the next version of Office called Office 2013 no shock there.  Office 2013 is going to be subscription based.  The new edition has changed dramatically to better match Windows 8. An Office 2013 subscription will cost $8.33 a month or $99.95 a...
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Spotify Is Coming to Your Browser

Spotify, the popular music streaming app, is getting ready to launch a browser-based version of their service, but rumors of a potential drop in the price for their premium service don’t add up. Spotify is focusing on 3 new main ideas: Spotify is developing a...
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Foursquare Revenue Plan

Despite Foursquare’s garnering a $600 million valuation in an investment round last year, some investors are skeptical about its prospects.  Others just seem to find the app and the whole concept of checking in every place they go annoying. Foursquare has come up with an interesting concept...
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Pandora Revenue and Business Model

Pandora a decade-old company which relies mainly on advertising and subscription revenue and competes with traditional radio, satellite radio and upstarts like Spotify, Rhapsody, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn just to name a few.  Pandora’s subscription based service called Pandora One is $36 a year which allows...
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