Richard Feloni, provided by Published 9:34 am, Sunday, April 22, 2018 Audible Audible CEO Don Katz founded the digital audiobook company in 1995, launched with one of the world's first digital audio players. The company made it through the late 1990s tech bubble and the death of a CEO Katz hired. Katz sold Audible to Amazon in 2008 for $300 million, keeping it largely independent and retaining his role as CEO. He shared what he learned from switching careers so late, and why he bonded with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Don Katz sounds more like a college English professor than a tech CEO. He's obsessed with literature and writing. And it's why he started Audible, the audiobook company owned by Amazon, in 1995. LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Facebook Users: Concerned, Not Surprised Associated Press Meet Pepper, the Humanoid Robot That Could Be Coming to a Business Near You Cheddar TV Questions Over Safety at Tesla Plant Cheddar TV Amazon … [Read more...] about Audible’s founder talks about selling his company to Amazon for $300 million, bonding with Jeff Bezos, and how he managed to have a ‘nontoxic’ midlife crisis (AMZN)
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Android may be one of the most popular operating systems in the world, but it’s far from the only mobile operating system. If your app is going to reach the widest possible audience, then you’ll need to make it available on other platforms, including iOS. Porting your Android app to iOS requires time and effort. Along the way you may start to wonder whether this is really the best use of your time — wouldn’t it make more sense to concentrate on polishing the work you’ve done so far, rather than simply re-creating it on another platform? Ideally, you’d be able to cut your development time by creating a single app that can run across multiple platforms. Google Flutter is a user interface (UI) toolkit that promises to do exactly that, giving you a way to develop UIs for Android and iOS from a single codebase.By the end of this article you’ll have added Flutter support to your Android Studio installation, explored some of its core features, … [Read more...] about Google Flutter – what is it, and how to use it for cross-platform app creation
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Switch Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Geoffrey A. Fowler by Geoffrey A. Fowler Email the author April 5 at 12:32 PM Email the author Allie Ghaman for The Washington Post Let’s play the Price is Right. What’s a Facebook membership worth? $7 per month? $5? $1? It’s a trick question, because Facebook has always been free. But what if there was a way you could pay to remove the eerie targeted ads, stop it from tracking every little thing you do and make your data … [Read more...] about What if we paid for Facebook — instead of letting it spy on us for free?
THE UK GOVERNMENT plans to fling £67m of taxpayers' money at a nationwide voucher scheme that will help thousands of homes and businesses connect to full-fibre broadband. The announcement by Chancellor Philip Hammond on Thursday follows on from the broadband pledges made in the spring statement on Tuesday. The Nationwide Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme will enable small businesses and homes to apply for funding of £3,000 and £500, respectively. These vouchers will help cover the costs of connecting premises to full-fibre broadband, as part of a government plan to boost internet infrastructure across the country. Currently, only 3 per cent of UK premises have access to a full fibre connection, but UK gov has set a target of reaching 10 million homes and businesses by 2022. Previously, the government pledged to invest £200m in expanding full-fibre networks. As part of the spring budget, the Chancellor explained that £95m of … [Read more...] about UK gov ploughs £67m into fibre broadband voucher scheme for homes and SMBs
Google Play Music is Google’s music streaming service. It’s a competitor for Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and the like. Each of those services has their own niche that it offers, but if you ask us here at Android Authority, Google Play Music is one of the best deals in music streaming available. The reason is quite simple – YouTube Red. When you subscribe to one, you get the other. Google Play Music boasts 35 million songs and allows you to curate playlists, and even upload your own music. You can store up to 50,000 of your own songs, and those are always ad free. You can also use Google Play Music for free, though that is limited to artist radios, limited skips, and ads. We have a great explainer about How to use Google Play Music, and how it compares to other services here. But now, let’s dive into the nuts and bolts of how to actually use it.On your mobile device If you’re out and about, and want to listen to some tunes, just pop open the Google Play … [Read more...] about How to use Google Play Music