Interested in buying a Kindle Oasis? Lots of luck with that. In the market for a Jawbone UP? No problem there. Here’s a quick look at what’s making news today, May 31, in the world of tech.
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Sad days for Jawbone
It looks like Jawbone is on life support. Over the Memorial Day weekend, Tech Insider reported that the company has stopped making its UP fitness trackers and sold its remaining inventory to a third-party reseller. Additionally, Jawbone is expected to get out of the speaker business.
This unconfirmed news comes just weeks after we suggested that Apple should purchase Jawbone mainly for its health tracking capabilities.
The Zenbo robot is set to arrive
The first must-have gift of the 2016 holiday season was unveiled on Monday. The voice-controlled $599 Zenbo robot launches later this year. Where can we sign up?
The Kindle Oasis is a hit
It looks like Amazon has another winning Kindle on its hands. The Kindle Oasis, which launched in April, is flying off the virtual shelves despite its steep price tag.
Priced at $289.99 and higher, the Kindle Oasis is sold out on Amazon.com through at least mid-July. Some models aren’t available until October.
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Today, May 31 is National Macaroon Day.
Code Conference kicks off today in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The three-day event features interviews with Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon; Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors; Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google; Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco; Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay; Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square; Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook; Bill and Melinda Gates, and many more.
Looking backwards: In 1977, the trans-Alaska pipeline was completed.
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Have a few more minutes? Check out these other stories making news:
- Prepare for the headphone apocalypse by staring at this render, The Verge
- Can ‘Warcraft’ break the curse of the video game movie?, Engadget
- 5 reasons to cut the cord that aren’t about saving money, TechHive
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