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How radio can begin the process of sticking together



Clear Channel Chairman and CEO Bob Pittman came to the NAB/RAB Radio Show with a message that the industry needs to "stick together." In this article, Sean Ross outlines a nine-point plan for what suc… Read More

Apple brings enabled "kill switch" to new iOS 8


  • Computerworld
  • PCWorld
  • Reuters

Apple began allowing iPhone and iPad device owners to download iOS 8 on Wednesday, with the company terming it "the biggest release since the launch of the App Store." The download, which requires 5.7… Read More

Panasonic's Tesla ties could lead to EV battery business in Europe


  • Bloomberg

Panasonic's efforts to aid Tesla Motors in building a factory for batteries going into electric vehicles may give the Japanese company a leg up in courting European automotive manufacturers. "The deve… Read More

Fire HD Kids Edition

Amazon updates tablet line, adds Kids Editions


  • CNET
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Amazon released a line of new tablets Wednesday, including a more powerful $379 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, a $139 7-inch Fire HD 7 and the 6-inch, $99 Fire HD 6. Amazon is offering the latter two models in … Read More