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Video: Microsoft Says It Isn’t Abandoning Xbox Music, Promises It Will Suck Less Shortly By Clip Syndicate During Microsoft’s earnings call yesterday, CEO Satya Nadella indicated that his company would “streamline” its work in music and video. That was interpreted in some cases to imply that Microsoft was walking away from Xbox Music, its beleaguered Spotify competitor. Not so, it turns out. Today Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore tweeted that Xbox Music was not dead, and that the company will release an update to the service soon:

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Video: American Apparel Appoints RadioShack CEO To Board By Clip Syndicate American Apparel Inc , a U.S. retailer dealing with high debt and management upheaval, said on Wednesday that the chief executive of another money-losing retailer would join its reshuffled board. American Apparel has more than $250 million in debt although its market capitalization amounts only to $200 million. An agreement with hedge fund Standard General, which holds a nearly 44 percent stake in American Apparel and has promised the company $25 million of support, led the retailer to reconstitute its board.

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Video: Starbucks Is Going To Release An App That Will Let You Order And Pay For Your Drink Before You Even Get There By Clip Syndicate Attention all Starbucks drinkers that are very particular about their beverage and hate waiting in long lines—this is for you. It turns out that the popular Seattle-based coffee chain has created a mobile app that will allow their customers to order and pay for their drink prior to arriving to the store. Re/code reports that Starbucks will allow customers in one undisclosed geographic test market to start placing pickup orders from the Starbucks app later this year, according to the company's Chief Digital Officer Adam Brotman.

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Video: Life On Kim Kardashian’s D-List By Clip Syndicate Is there anything Kim Kardashian can’t sell? The Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game is now #1 in the App Store with a 5-star rating and more than 140,000 reviews. It’s slated to gross an estimated $200 million in annual revenue and the stock price for the company that created it, Glu Mobile, has nearly doubled in the last month!

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Video: Technology Tuesday 07-15-2014 By Clip Syndicate KAMC brings you all of the top stories in gizmos and gadgets in this week's Technology Tuesday. ...Read More »
Video: More Shattered Windows Across Abilene By Clip Syndicate Cars faced hailstorm damage and now vandalism. ...Read More »
Video: Facebook Is Officially A Mobile Company By Clip Syndicate It wasn't long ago that Facebook was widely seen as having a "mobile problem." Those days are gone. Facebook reported Wednesday that mobile ads accounted for about 62% of its ad revenue in the second quarter, up a from just 41% a year prior. The social network's shares are up more than 30% this year, buoyed by the company's newfound success in mobile advertising. The stock is currently poised to open at an all-time high Thursday morning. ...Read More »
Video: Facebook Revenue Jumps 61% On Mobile Ad Strength By Clip Syndicate Fueled by strong demand for mobile advertising, Facebook is officially on fire. Shares jumped nearly 3% in after-hours trading after reporting second-quarter revenue of $2.91 billion, an increase of 61%. Analysts predicted revenue of $2.8 billion, 55% higher than a year ago. JMP Securities analyst Ron Josey said"Facebook is firing on all cylinders and they are doing it in a very efficient way."

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Video: Facebook Second-quarter Revenue Increases 61 Percent By Clip Syndicate Facebook grew its revenue 61 percent in the second quarter, as the Internet company benefited from strong demand for its mobile advertising business. Facebook said on Wednesday that it generated $2.91 billion in revenue in the three months ended June 30, up from $1.81 billion in the year-ago period.

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Video: New Mexico’s new Jobs Council works to turn NM economy aroun By Clip Syndicate The state’s new Jobs Council is working on a blueprint for turning New Mexico’s economy around and creating jobs, but it means state government is going have to dig deep and spend more serious money. The Jobs Council, made up of state lawmakers and business and labor leaders, wants to refocus more taxpayer dollars on enticing employers to locate here. Right now, New Mexico is spending $15 million a year on a job creation fund called LEDA that extends financial help to companies that set up shop and hire people here. That’s not even close to being competitive, analysts told the Jobs Council in Albuquerque Wednesday. “We have states like Texas, they have $250 million,” said Steve Maestas, in commercial real estate development with Maestas and Ward. “They’ve appropriated a half a billion dollars over the last 14 or 15 years. California – $100 million, going up to $200 million. Arizona, $25 million. Florida, $100 million going up to $150 million.” The state may need to spend even more money on improving highways. Some lawmaker’s say that’s the only way rural communities in our far-fluking state will survive in today’s economy. “If we manufacture it, if we make it there or make a portion of it, we’ve got to be able to transfer that product elsewhere where it’s going to sell,” said state Sen. Stuart Ingle of Portales, leader of the Senate Republicans. “We’ve got to be able to do that.” The Jobs Council’s mission is to figure out how to create 16,000 jobs a year for the next ten years, knowing that most of those jobs will just replace jobs that disappear in the ever-changing economy. The Council did approve a recommendation to raise the $15 million spent on job creation to $50 million. The legislature and the governor will have the final say on that. ...Read More »

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