eBay Preps Amazon Prime Competitor

Amazon’s Prime shipping program has not only spawned a generation of loyal buyers, but, more recently, imitators. The latest to jump into the mix is eBay, which is testing a Prime-like program in Germany that it plans to roll out more broadly in that country in this year’s second half.…

Spotify’s Tricky Video Pivot

He spoke of music as the soundtrack to a person’s life — their inspiration for running and cooking and nearly every other aspect of their daily routines. Indeed, as Mr. Ek noted, some Spotify users stream music for 16 hours a day. The theory, it appears, is that video content…

Sextortionist who hacked Miss Teen USA’s computer sentenced to 18 months

The California computer science student who hacked various women’s computers for the purposes of “sextortion”—including Miss Teen USA 2013, Cassidy Wolf—has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. The sentence comes after Jared James Abrahams pleaded guilty to one count of computer hacking and three counts of extortion last November.…