So, Amazon has decided to diversify its inventory – and this time it is going to supply it, literally.
Amazon Supply, the new product in Amazon Family, is a rebirth of SmallParts, Inc., bought by Amazon back in 2005.
AmazonSupply calls itself the Store for Business & Industry and aim to offer Earth’s largest selection of essential products for businesses, labs, workshops and factories.
AmazonSupply is offering:
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Samsung turned another trick out of its marketing sleeve – showing a cryptic anagram as a promotional teaser for the launch of Galaxy S III.
SammyHub reports the official Samsung Twitter account posted a tweet “Destination: tgeltaayehxnx,” which is in fact an anagram for the Next Galaxy.
Samsung has also registered a domain name under the same name that claims to reveal something in the next 19 hours. This could be the first teaser video for the device.
Finally, a quick view of the page source asks us to “discover how Samsung is about to challenge the way you view the GALAXY once more.”
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Google has announced its schedule closing products and services, dubbed as Spring Cleaning.
Products Closed By Google:
Google Flu Vaccine Finder: A maps mash-up that showed nearby vaccination places across the United States, built during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, is now retired.
Google Related: An experimental browsing assistant launched to help people find interesting and useful information while they browse the web, Google Related is dying because of low reception from the target audience.
Google Sync for BlackBerry: The support for Google Sync for BlackBerry will end effective June 01, 2012. Google encourages users to switch to BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) or the Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
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So you want to make a 5 figure income selling ebooks? Here is how it goes. You write an ebook, self publish and market your ebook, sit back, and watch the $$ coming in.
Too simple to be true? Wrong.
Jesse Storimer, a programmer working at Shopify, has just done that.
Jesse was able to make a revenue of $17,992 USD, by self publishing and selling 746 copies of his ebook Unix programming for Ruby developers, without little or no promotional efforts.
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Amazon has built a cloud computing supercomputer? Amazon stealthily building up its cloud computing infrastructure to dominate the world?
Its not all loud thinking. There is some fact to it as well.
Wired reports an analysis done by DeepField Networks, who found that one-third of the several million users in the study visited a website that uses Amazon’s infrastructure each day. This made them believe that Amazon’s cloud computing carries at least one percent of all internet traffic of the world.
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TechCrunch reports Google is acquiring the Silicon Valley-based startup Clever Sense, the maker of the mobile application “Alfred,” which delivers personalized recommendations for nearby restaurants, coffee shops, bars and nightclubs using a combination of artificial intelligence and machine-learning algorithms.
Reportedly, Clever Sense was also in talks with Groupon. However, it was clever enough to go with Google.
Clever Sense started with recommendations for restaurants and other local venues (bars, clubs, etc.) and is now planning to use its technology to move into making deal recommendations next, like those from daily deal outlets such as Groupon and Living Social. It can also diversify to recommend other things, like local activities, entertainment, and more.
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Microsoft showed some more Apple Love with its recent launch of SkyDrive for iPhone.
Business Insider reports that Microsoft is offering 25 GB of free storage to iPhone users who install its SkyDrive app.
SkyDrive for iPhone, Microsoft’s cloud storage and document collaboration service, will let you upload, store, and share things like videos, pictures, and documents.
Previously, SkyDrive had only been available through skydrive.live.com and through a built-in app on Windows Phone.
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As reported by WinRumours , Microsoft’s range of Windows Phone devices suffer from a denial-of-service attack that allows attackers to disable the messaging functionality on a device.
The flaw works simply by sending an SMS to a Windows Phone user. Windows Phone 7.5 devices will reboot and the messaging hub will not open despite repeat attempts. WinRumours have apparently tested the attack on a range of Windows Phone devices, including HTC’s TITAN and Samsung’s Focus Flash. Some devices were running the 7740 version of Windows Phone 7.5, others were on Mango RTM build 7720.
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Apple reportedly making its first acquisition in Israel, buying a fabless semiconductor company that specializes in flash storage solutions. The price is somewhere between $400 million to $500 million.
TechCrunch reports that, if the report checks out, this would mark Apple’s first acquisition in Israel (and the first with Tim Cook at the helm as CEO), and also a rare occasion because the consumer electronics giant doesn’t usually buy non-software companies.
The only hardware companies Apple is known to have acquired in the past two decades were Steve Jobs-founded NeXT, Raycer Graphics, Intrinsity and P.A. Semi.
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Evernote is a productivity tool to capture, sync and share information. It is available on multiple platforms, be it Desktop or cell phone, covering popular operating systems like Windows, Android and iOS.
Here are productivity tips to make better use of Evernote and turn it into an optimum paperless productivity solution:
1. Evernote as a Blogging Tool:Michael Hyatt has a detailed post about how to use Evernote as a blogging tool, primarily to create a blogging template and then use it to convert ideas into blog posts. He used SCORRE™ method from the Dynamic Communicators Workshop (DCW) to prepare his posts.
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