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Mobile Minutes: Amazon’s ebook deal; Uber overtakes rental cars; Glitchy Facebook bots; Old guard slammed

April 22, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 4.05.43 PMAmazon wins $30 million deal to sell ebooks in NYC schools
Kids in New York City will be getting some new textbooks next year. But don’t expect the students to be turning over any fresh pages.
Read more on Fortune

Uber overtakes rental cars among business travelers
Taxis aren’t the only ones that may be stressing out about Uber Technologies Inc. Transactions from the ride-hailing startup have surpassed rental cars among American professionals, according to Certify, the second-largest provider of travel and expense management software in North America.
Read more on Bloomberg

Glitchy Facebook bots show tech in early stages
One of the chatbots Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg featured in his widely watched keynote is glitchy. And its developers know it.
Read more on USA Today

Mobile and cloud shifts slam tech’s old guard
EMC Corp. on Wednesday became the third old-guard tech company in three days to report disappointing results stemming from the industry’s rapid shift to new ways of computing.
Read more on The Wall Street Journal




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