Apple buys Twitter analytics firm for $200 million
Apple buys Twitter analytics firm for $200 million
Salvador Rodriguez
Apple has purchased Topsy, a Twitter analytics firm, for $200 million. The Wall Street Journal...
Amazon TV set-top box coming in March, report says
Amazon TV set-top box coming in March, report says
Salvador Rodriguez
Amazon.com is gearing up to release an Internet-connected television set-top box as early as next month, according to a report Friday. The Seattle-based online retailer is aiming for a March debut for a product that would go head-to-head with...
Holiday sales rise 2.3%, online Christmas spending up 16.5%
Holiday sales rise 2.3%, online Christmas spending up 16.5%
Tiffany Hsu
Retail sales in holiday-related categories such as apparel, electronics and jewelry rose a “decent” 2.3%, according to a Thursday report from MasterCard SpendingPulse. The so-so upswing from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24 improved on the same period in...

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Lakers work out Michael Beasley again, audition other free agents
Lakers work out Michael Beasley again, audition other free agents

Free-agent forward Michael Beasley worked out this week for the Lakers for the second time. As confirmed by his agent, Jared Karnes, Beasley has met twice with the Lakers this off-season but has yet to reach any agreement with the team on a contract. Beasley, the second overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft, spent last season with the Miami Heat, averaging 7.9 points a game while shooting 49.9% from the field and 38.9% from three-point range. Prior to trading Derek Fisher for Jordan Hill in 2012, the Lakers were close to acquiring Beasley from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Though Beasley is a gifted scorer, he has yet to find a long-term home in the league. The Lakers have volume at the...

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