Amazon’s Kindle Oasis has a new competitor: the waterproof Kobo Forma

Kobo Kobo’s newest e-reader is going after fans of Amazon’s Kindle Oasis. The new Kobo Forma is the company’s most expensive and comprehensive e-reader yet, coming in at $ 279 and featuring a waterproof design and an E-ink Mobius display. Seemingly cut from the same cloth as the Kindle Oasis, the Kobo Forma has an […]

US sanctions aimed to squeeze ‘main competitor’ out of arms market – Moscow

The new punitive measures the US imposed on buyers of Russian weapons – China in particular – is just a sign of unfair competition, aiming to get rid of “hyper-competitive” Russian-made arms, the Kremlin says. Moscow is already “tired” of reacting to every single hostile move from Washington, but will not let the latest batch […]

Amazon Go competitor opens a cashierless store in San Francisco

A startup called Standard Cognition hopes to steal some of Amazon’s thunder by opening a cashierless store in San Francisco — Amazon Go currently has three stores, all in the Seattle area. Standard Cognition’s store is open to the public now, and it’s the first real-world test for the company’s retail ambitions. Located in the […]

Aldi named cheapest supermarket for BBQ food at 52% cheaper than top priced competitor

The research, compiled by Good Housekeeping, tested 10 of the biggest name supermarkets in the UK. As well as Aldi, Lidl, Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Iceland, Co-op, Waitrose, and M&S were price checked. Seven burgers, one veggie burger, eight burger buns, seven sausages, one veggie sausage, eight hot dog rolls, 300g of coleslaw and a […]

Cisco stock shoots up 3% after Amazon officially denies that it’s going to become a competitor (CSCO, AMZN)

REUTERS/Mike Blake Amazon says it will not produce its own networking switches, contradicting a recent report.  Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins and Amazon CEO Andy Jassy talked it over on the phone directly, says a Cisco spokesperson.  Cisco stock shot up about 3% after the denial. Amazon Web Services, the retailer’s cloud computing business, has officially […]

Garmin’s new Vivoactive 3 Music is the best competitor to the Apple Watch

Valentina Palladino Garmin’s Vivoactive 3 held one of the top stops in my list of last year’s best wearables. With its sleek design, comprehensive fitness capabilities, GPS navigation, and NFC payments, the 3 more than held its own against the Apple Watch Series 3 and the Fitbit Ionic. Today, Garmin announced a new version of […]

MoviePass Competitor Sinemia Unveils New Two-Ticket Subscription Plans for Couples & Friends

While MoviePass is apparently struggling to make it through the summer, their competitor Sinemia is unveiling a new batch of subscription plans so moviegoers can bring someone with them to the movies. In case you haven’t heard, Sinemia is another movie ticket subscription service, but their plans are both a little more conservative and offer […]

Stocks tumble after US imposes severe tariffs on metal from competitor nations

The Dow Jones closed at 24,608.98 on March 1, plunging 420 points after US President Donald Trump announced that he would impose a flat 25 percent tariff on all steel imports, as well as a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports. Trump’s announcement disrupted stock trading on Wall Street, as fears of a trade war […]

Teams, Microsoft’s Slack competitor, is about to become a whole lot more competitive

Enlarge / Teams looks good, but it’s unfortunate that its chat is quite bulky in a vertical direction. (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft’s IRC-like, Slack-like collaboration tool Teams looks likely to pick up a couple of key features that’ll make it a great deal more competitive. The first of these is guest access. Currently on Teams, every […]