HTC and Beats Break Up, Will Still Remain Friends

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Headphone company Beats has bought back the remaining 25% stake that HTC had in its company — some $265 million. This means that Beats is now on its own and has severed ties with HTC. Both companies had a tight relationship, where HTC bought a majority 50.1% stake in Beats back in 2011 in order […]

Google Wants to Sell You a Car

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Google has launched a test program in California that allows people to search for cars at dealerships without having to leave the Google search page. Similar to services offered from Autotrader.com and Cars.com, the Google car search would allow people to find a vehicle, view the price, play around with configuration and be directed to […]

Tesla Repays Government Loan 9 Years Early

Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Tesla is the first US automaker to pay back its loan from the government in its entirety, a full 9 years before it is due. If you are paying attention, not too long ago Tesla made a loan payment and announced that it would have the loan paid off in half the amount of time required. […]

State Farm’s RightLane: New App Tracks Driving, Saves on Insurance

RightLane by State Farm

RightLane is an Android app currently in beta testing by State Farm. This application is likely a response to the Progressive Snapshot program. Snapshot by Progressive is a device that plugs into the vehicle’s diagnostic port and tracks driving behavior. It tracks everything from speed to the time-of-day the vehicle is in operation. If the driver […]

Mustang Rocks Flat Rock with 1 Million Ford Mustangs

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The Ford Mustang began production at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan 9 years ago. On the 49th anniversary of the launch of the first Mustang, the Flat Rock Assembly Plant rolled off the 1 millionth Mustang produced there. “Mustang is one of the most beloved nameplates in the industry, with fans around the […]

Apple Sold 262 iPhones & 109 iPads a Minute During Q1 2012 [AAPL]

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Apple has released the total sales of Apple devices during the first quarter of 2011, blowing away the expectations of many analysts. Apple brought in an a higher than expected $46.33 billion in revenue, which comes thanks to high sales of iOS devices, which outpace the sales of the Mac line dramatically. For Apple it […]

Keep Your Financial New Year’s Resolutions With Apps & Your Phone

Mint iPad app

If you need help keeping your New Year’s Resolutions for money and finances in 2012, consider turning to your iPhone or Android smartphone for help. These powerful companions will do better than a rubber band on your wrist or freezing your credit cards. With a small collection of apps and online services you can turn your iPhone […]

WSJ Live Brings Wall Street to Life with Video News on the iPad

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If you count on the Wall Street Journal to bring you the top news in a timely manner, but find that you don’t always have time to read it cover to cover — you need to check out the free WSJ Live app for the iPad. This new video venture from the Journal brings first […]

Apple Sold 70 iPads and 156 iPhones a Minute in Q3

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Apple announced the company’s third quarter financial results today, and while the profit growth is impressive, the sheer number of iPads and iPhones sold in the last 90 days is simply astounding. Apple sold 20.34 million iPhones last quarter, a 142% growth from just a year ago. Even more impressive is the 183% iPad growth compared […]