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Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Walmart says customers can now start shopping for 2M+ Walmart items on Google Home devices   —  The two companies teamed up in August to take on Amazon and its Echo.  —  Voice shopping with Walmart and Google is officially here.  —  The world's largest retailer in August said it would start offering …
Oct 4, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Jason Cipriani / CNET:
Pixel 2 is $649 for 64GB, $749 for 128GB, ships Oct. 19 in black, white, blue; 2 XL is $849 for 64GB, $949 for 128GB, ships Nov. 15 in black or black and white   —  Can't wait to get one of Google's latest phones in your hands?  Here's what you need to know.
Oct 4, 2017, 2:32 PMIn context
Marguerite Reardon / CNET:
FCC report says mobile market has “effective competition” but some Democrats dissent, claiming entire ecosystem wasn't evaluated   —  The Federal Communications Commission's annual report on wireless competition declares the mobile market competitive.  But dissenting members cry foul.
Sep 26, 2017, 11:50 PMIn context
Aloysius Low / CNET:
Asus launches six ZenFone 4 dual-camera phones with the flagship ZenFone 4 Pro, Selfie and Selfie Pro for selfie enthusiasts, and budget-range Max and Max Pro   —  Do you like dual cameras on your phones?  If so, Asus has six pieces of good news for you — in the form of six newly announced ZenFone 4 phones …
Aug 18, 2017, 2:55 AMIn context
Morgan Little / CNET:
Reddit bans a subreddit after uproar led by r/AgainstHateSubreddits, and Facebook bans several group pages after Charlottesville attack   —  The Charlottesville tragedy has highlighted neo-Nazi communities across the internet.  Reddit and Facebook are beginning to take action.
Aug 15, 2017, 4:50 PMIn context
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Lyft acquires YesGraph, which works on customer referral programs, and DataScore, which specializes in customer acquisition and retention   —  Aiming to beat out rival Uber, the ride-hailing company puts an emphasis on expansion.  —  Lyft is looking to bring on more drivers.
Aug 10, 2017, 12:45 PMIn context
Ry Crist / CNET:
Anker unveils the $35 Eufy Genie, a small Alexa-enabled speaker that is $15 cheaper than the $50 Echo Dot; Bluetooth version coming soon for $40   —  The Genie is an Alexa-enabled smart speaker that'll sell for just $35.  It's the newest gadget in Anker's Eufy range of smart home products …
Aug 9, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Amazon suspends sales of BLU phones amid renewed concerns that pre-loaded software is sending user data to China   —  Following a report that some Blu phones use an app that collects your data, Amazon has made them unavailable on its site.  —  Amazon just put budget phone maker Blu in the penalty box.
Jul 31, 2017, 11:40 PMIn context
Zoey Chong / CNET:
PayPal partners with Baidu to connect its 17M merchants to Baidu's 100M wallet users   —  If you're a PayPal global merchant, you'll now have access to another 100 million potential online shoppers.  —  There are over 1.3 billion consumers in China, and PayPal wants a piece of the market.
Jul 27, 2017, 11:20 AMIn context
Scott Stein / CNET:
Motorola announces a $300 360-degree camera mod as well as the Moto Z2 Force with dual rear cameras, compact design with smaller battery, coming Aug. 10   —  Motorola just applied some Force to its Z2 phone line — the Z2 Force gets dual rear cameras and a shatter-resistant screen.
Jul 25, 2017, 11:40 AMIn context

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