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Amazon exceeds expectations

Amazon has made their investors very happy with a report that their Q1 results were 29% higher than last year and they raked in $29.1 Billion in revenue in the first 3 months of 2016. This good news sent Amazon stock up 12% and follows a very strong Q4 in 2015. Amazon seems to be on the upswing following some ups and downs over the past couple years. Re/Code has the full story.

Amazon stock soared more than 12 percent in after-market trading as the company posted first-quarter financial results that easily beat analyst expectations.

Amazon recorded a profit of $1.07 per share in the quarter on revenue $29.1 billion, which was a 29 percent increase over the same period last year. Analysts had estimated a profit of 58 cents a share on about $28 billion in revenue.

WTU Episode #370 - Google Loves Pokemon and Fuchsia

We have just posted up Episode #370 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing Pokemon Go is still making a lot of money, Ad-block Plus vs. Facebook and Google goes Fuchsia. Check out those and lots more tech stories at the links below.

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Android App Pick #205 - Wheel of Fortune

We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we get to play on one of the most iconic game shows of all time - Wheel of Fortune. Experience the fun and make yourself feel good about yourself as you solve your way around the world. It's a fun game that will have you coming back for more.

 

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T-Mobile brings back unlimited data

A couple years the trend was for cell providers to try to lure you over to their side with unlimited data. The unlimited data dried up a while ago but now companies like Sprint and T-Mobile are bringing it back in an attempt to get your to switch to them. I don't think anyone will argue that unlimited data isn't a bad thing, although the price isn't great if you use a bunch of data chances are good it will be around the same (if not less) than what you are paying now. CNET has the full story.

T-Mobile is eliminating data plans for new customers -- and for current ones who opt in.

The company is getting rid of all its wireless data plans and instead offering new customers one unlimited plan, T-Mobile said Thursday. Under the new plan, called T-Mobile One, everyone will get unlimited talk, text and high-speed 4G LTE data.

The company has also changed prices for unlimited. The first line will be $70 a month, the second line will cost $50 a month and additional lines will be $20 a month for up to eight lines with auto-pay turned on. The price is $5 more a month without auto-pay. For a family of four, the new plan will cost $40 a month per person.

Sony Raises the Price on Free Games

Starting September 22, the price for PlayStation Plus membership is taking a bit of a climb. They are raising the price to $60USD/$70CAD a year and $25USD/$30CAD for three months. I know it will have some people debating on whether or not to keep their membership - but if you do - you get free games! (Look at that carrot!) I haven't heard of any of the free games this month, but take a look and maybe the price hike pill will be easier to swallow.

Starting on September 22, 2016, prices for PlayStation Plus memberships will change to $59.99 USD/ $69.99 CAD for twelve months and $24.99 USD/$29.99 CAD for three months. The monthly plan will change to $11.99 CAD in Canada, and remain $9.99 USD in the U.S. If you are a current member, the new prices will take effect if your membership renews on or after this date.

Source: PlayStationBlog

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