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Amazon will collect sales taxes from all states that impose the taxes by April 1 (Darla Mercado/CNBC)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:25

Darla Mercado / CNBC:
Amazon will collect sales taxes from all states that impose the taxes by April 1  —  Amazon, the online merchandise juggernaut, will collect sales taxes from all states with a sales tax starting April 1.  —  Tax-free shopping will be over as of next month in Hawaii, Idaho, Maine and New Mexico, the four remaining holdouts.

Enterprise data analytics startup Alteryx closes up 10.7% on first day of trading, after raising $126M in an IPO (Anita Balakrishnan/CNBC)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:00

Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Enterprise data analytics startup Alteryx closes up 10.7% on first day of trading, after raising $126M in an IPO  —  Alteryx hit the public market Friday, closing up 10.7 percent from its IPO pricing on its first trading day.  —  The data analytics firm was listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AYX.

Sources: AMC Networks is planning commercial-free streaming service for about $4.99-$6.99/month for people who subscribe to AMC via cable TV (Reuters)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:30

Reuters:
Sources: AMC Networks is planning commercial-free streaming service for about $4.99-$6.99/month for people who subscribe to AMC via cable TV  —  AMC Networks Inc, whose shows include “The Walking Dead,” is planning to launch a commercial-free online video streaming service aimed at millennial TV subscribers …

GameStop sales fell 14% last quarter; retailer says it will close at least 150 stores (Maria Armental/Wall Street Journal)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:55

Maria Armental / Wall Street Journal:
GameStop sales fell 14% last quarter; retailer says it will close at least 150 stores  —  Videogame retailer ending quarterly guidance on two key performance indicators to focus on long-term reinvention targets  —  Videogame chain GameStop Corp., hit hard by a shift to digital downloads …

Germany-based online lamp shop Lampenwelt.de, active in 12 countries, raises €120M from 3i (Shaheen Samavati/Tech.eu)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:00

Shaheen Samavati / Tech.eu:
Germany-based online lamp shop Lampenwelt.de, active in 12 countries, raises €120M from 3i  —  German online lamp shop Lampenwelt.de has received a major investment of €120 million, coming from the venture capital firm 3i.  The company says 3i will also provide a short-term loan of €54 million.

Google details Talk transition, SMS removal for Hangouts, other G Suite changes (Stephen Hall/9to5Google)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:25

Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Google details Talk transition, SMS removal for Hangouts, other G Suite changes  —  We heard just yesterday that Google is planning to remove SMS capabilities from Hangouts, and now Google has detailed this change — as well as others — in a new post on its G Suite blog.

Tech community "dumbfounded" by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's dismissal of AI impact on jobs (Kim Hart/Axios)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:35

Kim Hart / Axios:
Tech community “dumbfounded” by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's dismissal of AI impact on jobs  —  Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin riled the tech community this morning when he told Axios' Mike Allen that displacement of jobs by artificial intelligence and automation is …

Facebook says it will soon start testing the ability to add GIFs to comments (TechCrunch)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:25

TechCrunch:
Facebook says it will soon start testing the ability to add GIFs to comments  —  Mar 24, 2017, 9:02 amMar 24, 2017, 11:18 am  —  After years of stubborn caution, Facebook is finally embracing the animated GIF.  Next week Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs …

T-Mobile introduces Scam ID to flag scam calls, and opt-in Scam Block service to block them (Sascha Segan/PC Magazine)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:05

Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
T-Mobile introduces Scam ID to flag scam calls, and opt-in Scam Block service to block them  —  T-Mobile has a new feature that will flag “known scam” calls for its wireless users, according to Grant Castle, the company's VP of engineering services.  —  Scam ID will pop up an indicator that a call is a …

Baidu-backed photo-sharing and video streaming app Kuaishou raises $350M led by Tencent at a $3B valuation (Bloomberg)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:35

Bloomberg:
Baidu-backed photo-sharing and video streaming app Kuaishou raises $350M led by Tencent at a $3B valuation  —  Baidu-backed startup raises $350 million in funding round  —  Kuaishou runs video platform similar to Instagram, Periscope  —  Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s investment …

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