Amazon offering $1 credit with slower shipping

E-commerce giant Amazon is offering its Prime members an incentive to wait a little longer for their deliveries. If you choose to forego the free two-day shipping for a delivery of items that will take between five and seven days, Amazon will give you a $1 Amazon Instant Video Credit.

Snapchat may be worth $10 billion

Snapchat’s move to rebuff a $3 billion acquisition by Facebook may have seemed a complete folly up until recently, but Snapchat could have made the right decision. According to a recent report from Bloomberg, the messaging application may now have a value of $10 billion, as it continues rounds of talks with several investors – Alibaba among them – about additional funding for the burgeoning company.

FCC receiving fewer net neutrality comments

As of yesterday afternoon, the FCC received a total of 1,101,729 comments regarding its notice of proposed net neutrality rules. Though impressive, this figure is nearly unchanged from days and weeks ago.

Expensive data a hindrance to internet access growth

Microsoft, Nokia, Facebook, and other tech companies see the billions of users in developing countries as a major aspect of their future growth. While technology is gradually becoming more accessible to these potential future customers because burgeoning popularity of cheap mobile devices, gaining access to the Internet, for many of them, remains a pipe dream. This is mostly due to the nature of data being extremely expensive, according to a report from the non-profit organization

Twitter focusing on photos with acquisition of Madbits

After its acquisition of info learning startup Madbits, Twitter will be shifting its focus towards images.

Wikipedia wins fight against brands paying for positive entries

The Wikimedia Foundation, which is responsible for Wikipedia, has won a small but noteworthy victory against paid-editing services.

Facebook ending Gifts, boosts focus on e-commerce

Facebook will be shutting down its Gifts service so that it can concentrate on helping businesses sell their own products instead. Facebook Gifts will be coming to an end on August 12, which means users will no longer be able to purchase gift cards, chocolates, or teddy bears for their friends. This is no great more »

Flickr to launch new commercial licensing program amidst competition

Yahoo’s photo-sharing and storage service, Flickr, has just announced the rollout of a new licensing program whose purpose is to help its users have their work discovered by the right agencies and generate revenue through commercial licensing.

LinkedIn user profiles will undergo design overhaul

User profiles in LinkedIn’s mobile app will be undergoing a design overhaul to make pertinent information about its members stand out.

UK police replace ads with warning banners in copyright infringement crackdown

The London Police’s intellectual property crime unit (PIPCU) is using warning banners to replace pop-ups that offer pirated content – all in their crusade to crack down on copyright-infringing websites.

Flipkart raises $5 billion in investment funds

Indian e-commerce company, Flipkart, has just announced that it has raised $1 billion in investment funds. This investment is a boon to the company as it aims to augment its operations and compete against industry heavyweights like Amazon and eBay.

Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana adds Foursquare integration

In February of this year, Microsoft invested $15 million in Foursquare. In exchange, Foursquare agreed it would offer their assistance to Microsoft in regards to the latter’s products and services.