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Amazon dominated retail in 2018 – and no one else even came close to touching it

Getty/Drew AngererGetty/Drew Angerer Amazon had a killer 2018 in nearly all respects, but its retail performance defied expectations. The company is projected to close the year netting half of all online shopping done in the US with staggering sales growth online. No other retailer came close, which is why we’re naming it the most impressive […]

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Acer Swift 7 review: Thinness above all else demands many compromises

Enlarge Valentina Palladino The tech industry is obsessed with making things thin, and Acer is no exception. The company bills the new Swift 7 as the world’s thinnest laptop, measuring 8.98mm thick at its widest point. Designed for professionals and frequent travelers, this year’s Swift 7 tries to beat its competition by being ultra-thin and […]

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Evan Spiegel named a new chief business officer for Snap before giving the job to someone else two days later

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty ImagesSnap CEO Evan Spiegel named a new chief business officer for his company recently before changing his mind and giving the job to someone else, according to a new report. Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snap, recently named a new chief business officer for the company before changing his mind and giving the […]

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Galaxy Note9 hands-on—Samsung ships a bigger battery, not much else

The Galaxy Note9. Ron Amadeo The back is a big sheet of glass. Ron Amadeo The fingerprint reader has moved out of the camera assembly and onto its own island. It’s a lot easier to reach now. Ron Amadeo Here’s the home screen. Ron Amadeo The software is very Samsungy. Ron Amadeo The throngs of […]