Redbox to Raise Prices Next Year

Not long after the calendar rolls over to 2015 you’ll find the prices at your nearest Rebox kiosk have rolled over as well. Outerwall, the parent company of Redbox, announced this week that it will raise prices at its popular kiosks starting on Jan. 6, 2015. The new prices will be as follows: DVD rentals […]

Ford Says It Could Build a Tesla Competitor

Tesla may dominate the conversation when it comes to electric cars, but according to Ford CEO Mark Fields, his company could offer an equally impressive vehicle if it wanted to. Of course Ford already sells electric vehicles, but taking on Tesla’s high-end Model Swould be another challenge entirely. Speaking during an earnings call this week, […]

Google Scoops Up Two Artificial Intelligence Firms

Google’s DeepMind team, founded in 2011 and acquired by Google earlier this year, recently hired members of two artificial intelligence companies that were birthed by Oxford University. The two companies are named Dark Blue Labs and Vision Factory. According to the Dark Blue Labs website, the company focuses on “learning deep structured and unstructured representations […]

Pearson Buys Stake in Nook Media

Pearson publishing has made an investment in NOOK Media, the company co-founded by Barnes & Noble and Microsoft.   It seems that some folks have a lot of faith in the recently formed NOOK Media company. Pearson agreed to an $89.5 million investment in the company for a 5 percent equity stake. That places the […]