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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.

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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WTU Episode #371 - Samsung's Milk Expires

We have just posted up Episode #371 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing Android releases Nougat, Samsung's audio streaming service Milk reaches its expiry date, and Intel starts making the competitions CPUs. Check out those and lots more tech stories at the links below.

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WhatsApp to start sharing with Facebook

It was just a matter of time before this started happening. WhatsApp will start sharing user data with Facebook (who of course bought them in 2014). The sharing of data is of course so Facebook can customize advertising as well as help you find friends using the service, but mostly advertising reasons. WhatsApp is promising it won't become "spammy" but only time will tell how that turns out. The Verge has more details on the story.

After WhatsApp was bought by Facebook in 2014, users worried that the messaging app's strong stance on privacy might be compromised. Co-founder Jan Koum hoped to stem these fears, writing in a blog post at the time: "Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA, and we built WhatsApp around the goal of knowing as little about you as possible." Today, though, the company is loosening some of its own restrictions, and has announced it will begin sharing a limited amount of user data — including individuals' phone numbers — with parent company Facebook.

Pizza drones get the OK in New Zealand

Everyone is trying to figure out how they can make deliveries using drones, giants like Amazon are among them. In New Zealand they've been beaten to the punch by Domino's who've got the OK to start testing them using drones to deliver pizza. While I'm a little unsure how drone deliveries are going to work out in the end, if I can get pizza a few minutes faster I'm all in. The NZ Hearld has more on the story.

Aerial pizza delivery may sound futuristic but Domino's has been given the green light to test New Zealand pizza delivery via drones.

The fast food chain has partnered with drone business Flirtey to launch the first commercial drone delivery service in the world, starting later this year.

Domino's Group chief executive and managing director, Don Meij said the company had been investigating innovative and new delivery methods as business had grown.

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