Google (GOOG) Announces Several Updates to Android Wear Platform Apr 20, 2015 02:38PM

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) (Nasdaq: GOOGL) posted the following to its official blog on Monday:

Architect and artist William Morris once said, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” Turns out that’s also good advice for deciding what to wear. So Android Wear offers a range of watches and apps that are fashionable as well as functional.Over the past few months we’ve added lots of ways to express your style—from ... (continue reading...)

Twitter (TWTR) Announces Changes to Direct Messages Apr 20, 2015 02:33PM

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) posted the following to its official blog on Monday:

Direct Messages are the best way to take your public Twitter conversations private. Today, we’re changing how direct messaging works so that it’s even easier for you to communicate one-to-one or with a chosen group of people, anywhere in the world.

Communicating with people you may or may not know in real life just got easier. Previously, if you wanted to send a Direct Message to the ice cream... (continue reading...)

Tesla (TSLA) Said to Ask Google (GOOG) to Buy it in 2013 Apr 20, 2015 08:12AM

(Updated - April 20, 2015 8:12 AM EDT)

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) was said to have asked Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) to buy it in 2013, according to Bloomberg. Tesla was looking to get about $6 billion.

UPDATE - Bloomberg noted that the news was excerpted and adapted from "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future," due out May 19 from Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is said to have spoken with Google CEO Larry Page about a potential deal.

In... (continue reading...)

Target (TGT) Lilly Pulitzer Event Described as 'Crazy,' 'Black Friday-Like' Apr 20, 2015 08:06AM

This weekend's Lilly Pulitzer debut at Target (NYSE: TGT) was met with massive demand at retail stores and nearly crashed the company's website. Analysts called the event 'Black Friday-like'.

Piper Jaffray analyst Sean Naughton noted the following examples from visits to two local Target stores in the Minneapolis area:

  • guests ripping items out of boxes and from each other
  • chasing down store employees bringing new merchandise on to the floor
  • hovering around the dressing... (continue reading...)

Allegiant Travel (ALGT) Pilots Question Safety Standards - NY Times Apr 20, 2015 07:38AM

Budget airline Allegiant Travel (NASDAQ: ALGT) is on watch Monday following an article in the New York Times noting pilots are questioning the company's safety standards.

From the article:

Amid this simmering tension, Allegiant pilots said they had identified at least 65 incidents from September to March where flights were forced to divert to another airport, return to the gate or abort their takeoff because of a mechanical or an engine problem.

At least four times,... (continue reading...)

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