Nightly May 30

  1. Sponsored Link: PixaRoll is a mobile app that transforms your Instagram and phone photos into prints and magnets! They are having 15% off magnet sets for the month of May. Just key in the code “MAD” to receive the discount off your bill at the checkout page. Get the apps here: iOS, Android.
  2. Amazon: This article highlights that you can buy dangerous steroids and stimulants on Amazon. If you children make purchases from Amazon, you might like to give this a read.
  3. Apple: 9To5Mac reports that Apple is discussing iPhone payments service with high-profile retail brands. The speculated mobile payments service would be integrated into iOS Devices and be a comprehensive solution that would allow an iPhone user to leverage their device as a form of payment in retail stores. This in-turn be will your next wallet.
  4. Bitcoins: East London burger vendor Burger Bear reports that 25% of its revenue is now settled in cryptocurrencies, having started accepting bitcoin in November.
  5. GE: General Electric has debut an LED lighting system named Bytelight, which doubles as a beacon. The system works like any other beacon system, locating shoppers and offering up timely info on the back of an awareness of their proximity to the beacon.
  6. Google: The search giant will be working with European regulators to comply with the ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling. This ruling allows an European citizen to remove search results that include their name where those results are irrelevant or objectiable.
  7. Korea: Business Korea reports the size of mobile shopping in Korea will double within a year. The amount of mobile shopping increased 156.6% year-on-year to reach $2.8 billion the first quarter. Travel reservation services and fashion related products are the top categories in mobile shopping for Koreans.
  8. Microsoft: Microsoft is reported to be working on a smartwatch that works with both iPhones and Android smartphones. The company will also draw on the optical engineering expertise from Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect division to include heart-rate monitoring within the device.
  9. Springpad: Springpad, a Boston-based personal organizer shuts down after 5 years of operations due to . The company sets out to be an enhanced “digital filing cabinet” to organise everything for consumers. At one stage, it was being compared to the popular note-taking service Evernote. All users’ data will be wiped out on June 25 and the company also provided a migration tool to export data over to Evernote. The company has 5 million users and 20 employees.
  10. Vimeo: The video hosting site which filmmakers love will be producing their own original content. It will produce a new season of the web series “High Maintenance”, a comedy show about a weed-delivery guy who interacts with clients across New York City. No numbers were given on the production cost.
  11. Xiaomi: The popular Chinese phone maker Xiaomi is releasing its “beta” tablet MiPad for only $0.16. That’s right, this is not a joke. VIP members of Xiaomi’s online community can apply to receive a beta version of the Mi Pad starting on June 6. They will pay the $0.16 along with 300 points that they’ve accumulated from their contributions to the community.
  12. TGIF! You’ve reached the end. Now drop everything and take up this challenge with me. Can you go Unplugged for the next 24 hours? No emails, No Facebook, No Twitter, No Internet… Can you do it. I love to know on Monday.
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