Facebook employees caught leaving five-star Amazon reviews for Portal

Facebook Facebook released its Portal and Portal+ smart displays two months ago, at the tail end of a scandal-ridden year in which data leaks and privacy incidents were abundant. So, the company faced a tough battle in convincing consumers to buy a smart display for their homes, no matter how well the camera tracking works. […]

Walmart reportedly ditches planned streaming service to focus on Vudu

Bloomberg via Getty Images Walmart has abandoned its plans to launch a new streaming video service, according to a report from CNBC. Instead of throwing resources behind a new product, the company will instead focus its attention on expanding its existing video platform Vudu. In response to the report, Walmart told Variety that Vudu is […]

Sorry, MasterCard's free trial protection only applies to physical goods

PA Wire/PA Images Yesterday, MasterCard announced a new feature that would protect its customers from the automatic billing that kicks in after a free trial. The policy will require merchants to notify users about the end of the free trial, the cost of continuing with a subscription and how to cancel the subscription. And it […]

John Deere wants to remind the world that it’s a tech company

John Deere has been to CES before. The company known for its dark green tractors with the yellow deer on them has rubbed shoulders with the smart TVs, smart light bulbs, smart cars, smart switches and smart toothbrushes for years. But 2019 was a bit different. Gallery: John Deere | 9 Photos 9 +5 “We […]

Shareholders ask Amazon to halt sales of facial recognition tech

NICOLAS ASFOURI via Getty Images A group of Amazon shareholders has filed a resolution requesting the company stop selling its facial recognition technology to government agencies until a review can determine whether it has the potential to violate civil rights. Organized by the non-profit Open MIC and filed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of […]