Happy Tuesday, Austin.
Here’s hoping your Memorial Day long weekend was a great one, filled with friends, family and good times.
As you head back into the work week today, here’s a quick look at some of the tech-related stories that are making news and generating buzz around the Internet today:
Amazon’s amazing ride continues
Looks like a whole lot of us are turning to Amazon for our shopping -- and streaming music and streaming video -- needs these days.
The e-commerce giant on Tuesday morning saw its share price top the $1,000 mark for the first time.
That price puts Amazon's market value at about $478 billion, double that of rival Wal-Mart and more than 15 times the size of Target. And its four-digit stock price places it in rare company: Only four other U.S.-listed companies have shares that trade above $1,000.
Amazon.com Inc. has come a long way since its start in 1995, when it mostly sold books. The Seattle company now sells just about anything, from groceries to small appliances, and has been blamed for taking business away from department stores, supermarkets and clothing retailers.
You had us at ‘flying motorbike’
The folks over at TechCrunch have one of the day’s coolest gadget items -- a behind-the-scenes video of riders testing the Kitty Hawk Flyer, a prototype of a flying motorcycle. Or maybe you could call it a “flying ATV,” like they do at TechCrunch. Regardless, the video is really a cool one that you should go and check out.
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