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Wednesday: January 2, 2013

Avis acquires Zipcar for a mere $500 million.Avis acquires Zipcar for a mere $500 million.

Avis says it expects to generate $50 to $70 million in ‘annual synergies’ as a result of the deal. FYI: The company booked $7.3 billion in revenue for the full year 2012, and employs roughly 29,000 employees today. The transaction is expected to close in the spring of 2013.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:20 AM | Tags (7) | rental | avis | acquisition | car | sharing | zipcar | thenextweb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 1, 2011

Vimeo now available on your Apple TV thanks to latest software update.Vimeo now available on your Apple TV thanks to latest software update.

Vimeo has some great HD content, it's nice to see this appear on the little black TV box from Apple. Besides the welcomed support of Vimeo to this little device, you can also stream your purchased television shows directly from the cloud. This will work for your previously purchased television shows as well which is nice. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 1:33 PM | Tags (10) | apple | box | software | streaming | television | thenextweb | tnw | tv | update | vimeo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 20, 2011

Harry Potter and Google make semi-unbreakable vow for Pottermore.com website.Harry Potter and Google make semi-unbreakable vow for Pottermore.com website.

Pottermore will be integrated with a number of Google products and APIs. When the series of Harry Potter ebooks and audio books launch on Pottermore.com later this year, you will be able to push them through to your Google eBooks account. Additionally, YouTube will be the default platform for all future video broadcasts, just as it was for JK Rowling’s Pottermore announcement back in June.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 10:00 AM | Tags (6) | harrypotter | google | pottermore | tnw | thenextweb | ebooks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 18, 2011

An awkward meeting between Twitter founder Biz Stone and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.An awkward meeting between Twitter founder Biz Stone and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.

The Next Web posts an interesting article regarding a meeting between the two heads of the socially charged companies that happened some time around November 2008. It is rumored that this is about the time that Facebook was thinking of acquiring Twitter for sum of about $500 million. I smell a Social Network sequel or at the very least an Odd Couple-esque sitcom.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:47 PM | Tags (8) | awkward | bizstone | facebook | markzuckerberg | meeting | thenextweb | tnw | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 20, 2010

Everything you need to know about that recently leaked iPhone and the story thus far.Everything you need to know about that recently leaked iPhone and the story thus far.

If you haven't heard by now (which you probably have but we'll continue anyway) Gizmodo mysteriously got their hands on a prototype of the next generation iPhone which was supposedly left in a bar by an Apple employee. This breach of Apple security and the entire story itself is raising all kinds of questions about media ethics.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:45 PM | Tags (12) | apple | bar | cnn | employee | ethics | gizmodo | iphone | lost | media | nextgen | prototype | stolen |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

FAA would like to make sure that next generation 747 is hack-proof.FAA would like to make sure that next generation 747 is hack-proof.

Essentially, the FAA seemed worried that the 747-8 will be vulnerable to outside access and that the 'applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features,' mandating the issuing of the special conditions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:13 AM | Tags (9) | faa | 747 | nextgen | security | hackproof | cnet | boeing | airplane | flight |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 14, 2010

IMAX wants to make sure they have a plan for life after 'Avatar'.IMAX wants to make sure they have a plan for life after 'Avatar'.

Worried about the future of IMAX? Don't worry, they've got a plan. More theaters, more partnerships and more access to your living room (thanks in part to the 3D channel coming soon from Sony, Discovery and yes, IMAX).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Pop Culture @ 6:48 AM | Tags (7) | 3d | avatar | future | imax | movies | next | success |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Johnny Five is alive, Short Circuit remake actually in the works.Johnny Five is alive, Short Circuit remake actually in the works.

Didn't we say everything we needed to say with the last two Short Circuit movies? Must we bring Johnny 5 to this generation? That space has already been occupied by a cuter robot named WALL-E.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:11 PM | Tags (11) | dissassemble | hollywood | johnny5 | movies | nextgen | reboot | remake | robots | scifi | shortcircuit | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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