Tech 2.0 for Thursday, February 6, 2014
Sony announced Thursday that it plans to sell its Vaio PC unit to a private equity group. There is no word on the price tag. Sony also announced it plans to cut 5,000 jobs and spin off its TV division. The company hopes operating its television business as a subsidiary will help it turn a profit in fiscal year 2014. These moves come as Sony announced it expects to lose a billion dollars for this fiscal year, which ends March 31. Sony has been dogged for years by poor sales in its electronics, PC and TV businesses, thanks in large part to increasing global competition.
The number one way people met their last first date is through the Internet, according to online dating service Match.com. And they're shelling out for those dinners or lunches, spending nearly $62 a month. Multiply that times 111 million singles and you're talking billions of dollars every year, spent on dates. Still, navigating online dating can be tricky. A good rule of thumb is to steer clear of anyone who claims to be royalty, or who wants banking or financial information.
Sending your sweetie flowers this Valentine's Day? Angie’s List has some tips to avoid wilted stems or late deliveries. Start by ordering early, even a week in advance. If your heart isn't set on a particular flower, like roses, keep an open mind. Suggest colors and let the florist choose the freshest blooms. If the price gives you sticker shock, ask for less expensive alternatives. And give as much information as you can for delivery, down to the recipients cell phone number.