TC Roundup: Microsoft to give away Windows 10, unveils hologram glasses
Microsoft to give away Windows 10, unveils hologram glasses: Microsoft Corp will give away its upcoming Windows 10 operating system as a free upgrade to users of the most recent versions of Windows and Windows Phone, as the world's largest software company tries to retain customers in the mobile era.
The 'free' strategy is a calculated gamble for Microsoft, designed to put Windows in as many devices as possible. The company would then make up for any lost revenue by selling services such as Office over the Internet, or cloud. (Reuters)
Google, Viacom win dismissal of lawsuit over privacy of kids: Google Inc. (GOOGL) and Viacom Inc. (VIA) won dismissal of a lawsuit claiming they violated the privacy of children under 13 even as President Barack Obama is pushing for a law that would protect grade-schoolers' data.
Consumers claimed Viacom compiled unique electronic identifying information about children who used its nick.com website, sending that data to Google. Viacom also put text files known as cookies on computers to gather data it shared with Google, and both companies targeted children for advertising, according to a complaint in federal court in Newark, New Jersey. (Bloomberg)
Amazon pulls its line of diapers less than two months after launch: Amazon's grand plan to sell its own line of diapers has crapped out after seven weeks. At least for now.
On Wednesday, the e-commerce giant notified customers who had subscribed to shipments of its Amazon Elements line of diapers that sales of the poop-pouches were being discontinued for now. (Recode)