6/16/2014 Last Week In Tech…In Tweets

1. Open Table Acquired by Priceline “A company whose stock has flatlined this year is buying a company whose stock had, until then, been slumping this year…at a 53% premium.” Five trends that explain why the Priceline-OpenTable deal makes sense http://t.co/VLAvdLCUEi — Pando (@PandoDaily) June 14, 2014 Think William Shattner can negotiate a restaurant into […]

1. Open Table Acquired by Priceline

“A company whose stock has flatlined this year is buying a company whose stock had, until then, been slumping this year…at a 53% premium.”

Think William Shattner can negotiate a restaurant into letting you check in before your entire party arrives?

2.Tile FINALLY launches.

Tile seems too big for keys and too thick for a wallet, but would fit PERFECTLY on my dog.

3. Facebook for iPad’s new home page sidebar is made for gamers.

Over 70% of Facebook for iPad users played a Facebook-connected game in the past 90 days.

4. Tesla opens its patented technology to competitors.

“Rival electric car makers are not the enemy – petrol stations are.”

5. Apple CEO Tim Cook profiled in NY Times.

Did the Apple Smartwatch just get confirmed?

6. Google Fit aims to compete with Apple Health.

As if these companies didn’t have enough to fight over already.

7. Twitter COO resigns

The future is cloudy for the once resplendent messaging platform.

8. Amazon launches Prime Music

From the “this should have happened years ago” department…

For fun…
9. Apple’s advertising budget in 2013 was $1.1 billion.


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