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Steve Ballmer spent his last weeks at Microsoft secretly binging on Netflix

The story goes: After Steve Ballmer retired from his 34-year career at Microsoft in 2014, including 14 years as its CEO, he felt so lost that he spent weeks at home binging Netflix. So when we sat down to talk to Ballmer during the Code conference a couple of weeks ago in LA, we asked Continue reading Steve Ballmer spent his last weeks at Microsoft secretly binging on Netflix
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Amazon just spent $13.7 billion to prove once again that it’s the most dangerous company in tech (AMZN, WMT, TGT)

It s no secret by now that Amazon, the so-called everything store, has zero hesitations or compunctions about entering a new market and completely upending it.  Amazon did it with books. Amazon Web Services did it with the IT department. Now, with its $13.7 billion blockbuster buy of Whole Foods — Amazon s largest-ever acquisition — the Continue reading Amazon just spent $13.7 billion to prove once again that it s the most dangerous company in tech (AMZN, WMT, TGT)
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Why billionaire Steve Ballmer spent $10 million to build a free — and strangely patriotic — website

It s been said we re living in a post-fact, post-truth world, where people choose to ignore facts or believe lies that challenge their own worldview. Steve Ballmer, the billionaire former CEO of Microsoft and current NBA Clippers team owner, isn t buying it. That s why he wrote $10 million worth of personal checks to create a free Continue reading Why billionaire Steve Ballmer spent $10 million to build a free — and strangely patriotic — website
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An artist spent 6 months creating a fake grocery store completely made of felt

There s a new grocery store in New York, but don t try to eat any of the food inside. 8 Till Late is an art installation from British artist Lucy Sparrow that sells products you would typically find in an NYC bodega, except everything is made out of felt. It s perfect for Instagramming, and yes, there s even a bodega Continue reading An artist spent 6 months creating a fake grocery store completely made of felt
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I spent 48 hours with Nintendo’s new game console, the Switch — here’s what it’s like

Getting excited for Nintendo s new game console? Maybe you haven t heard about it? It s called the Nintendo Switch, and it arrives in just one week.  The Switch is a home console and a portable console all at once, like so: Here s the quick and dirty: It s called Nintendo Switch. It s scheduled to launch on March Continue reading I spent 48 hours with Nintendo s new game console, the Switch — here s what it s like
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Users spent more on apps in 2016, with games and entertainment apps leading the way

 The amount of money U.S. users are spending on iPhone apps is steadily climbing, but one category in particular saw significant growth last year: Entertainment apps. The category – home to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO NOW – saw consumers’ average spending increase by 130 percent year-over-year, according to a new report from Continue reading Users spent more on apps in 2016, with games and entertainment apps leading the way
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