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After A New Funding Round, Airbnb Is Now Valued At $10 Billion

After A New Funding Round, Airbnb Is Now Valued At $10 Billion

Airbnb has steadily grown from a startup with a brilliant idea to a huge company with a global presence. It recently raised between $450 and $500 million in a funding round which puts it valuation at a whopping $10 billion.

By On April 19, 2014 Respond
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Google, Apple And Microsoft Join Hands For Anti-Phone-Theft Pledge

Google, Apple And Microsoft Join Hands For Anti-Phone-Theft Pledge

Smartphones have become a massively popular tool in the past few years. This popularity has also resulted in a huge surge in phone thefts. Apple, Google and Microsoft have now signed an anti-phone-theft pledge to tackle this problem.

By On April 18, 2014 Respond
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Shattering Facebook’s Dream, Google Finally Acquired Titan Aerospace

Shattering Facebook’s Dream, Google Finally Acquired Titan Aerospace

It’s nothing new that tech companies compete among themselves, when it’s about acquiring a new company. Social media giant Facebook planned to acquire drone maker company Titan Aerospace, but all on a sudden beating Facebook, internet search giant Google has acquired it.

By On April 16, 2014 Respond
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US Military’s Delivery Drones Beat Amazon By Ages

US Military’s Delivery Drones Beat Amazon By Ages

While Amazon is still in the process of dreaming a future where drones will deliver goods, US military is already making use of such technology. The tech behind US military’s futuristic drones is called Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS).

By On April 8, 2014 Respond
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Apple Admits That Users Want Larger Smartphones With Lower Prices

Apple Admits That Users Want Larger Smartphones With Lower Prices

For long, Apple has stayed away from the larger smartphones frenzy, sticking to its guns and smaller display sizes. This may be changing as a couple of slides from Apple reveal that company knows larger smartphones are the demand of the day.

By On April 7, 2014 Respond
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Kevin Rose Termed ‘A Parasite’ By Anti-Tech Protestors

Kevin Rose Termed ‘A Parasite’ By Anti-Tech Protestors

It would appear that the random self-proclaimed anarchists are out there again, this time going after the Silicon Valley. A group of such protesters recently distributed leaflets, deeming Kevin Rose ‘a parasite.’

By On April 7, 2014 Respond
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eBay Now Allows The Sale Of Virtual Currency

eBay Now Allows The Sale Of Virtual Currency

Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin has found widespread popularity and legitimacy globally. eBay has now decided to join the party, officially allowing the sales of virtual currency in the online marketplace.

By On April 7, 2014 Respond
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Apple Employees Are Worried About Market Competition

Apple Employees Are Worried About Market Competition

Apple is typically known as a company that isn’t driven by the market and rather, goes by its own decisions. However, an internal email from Apple now reveals that its employees are concerned about the increasingly tough competition.

By On April 6, 2014 Respond
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Apple Acquires Speech Recognition Company Novauris Technologies

Apple Acquires Speech Recognition Company Novauris Technologies

Major acquisitions in the tech industry are becoming increasingly common. This time, reports have it that Apple has acquired the speech recognition company Novauris Technologies.

By On April 5, 2014 1 Response
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Apple’s WWDC 2014 Starts On June 2, Signup Now!

Apple’s WWDC 2014 Starts On June 2, Signup Now!

Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is the big annual event of Apple. Last year, WWDC 2013 started on June 10. And lately, Apple has declared that its WWDC 2014 will start on June 2 at San Francisco’s Moscone West.

By On April 4, 2014 1 Response
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T-Mobile No Longer Can Sell BlackBerry Devices

T-Mobile No Longer Can Sell BlackBerry Devices

BlackBerry hasn’t exactly been doing a great job in the smartphone arena. While BlackBerry should be doing everything to retain its existence in the smartphone arena, on April 1, the company announced that it is ending its licensing agreement with T-Mobile.

By On April 4, 2014 Respond
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Microsoft Announces Universal Windows Apps With Cross-Platform Compatibility

Microsoft Announces Universal Windows Apps With Cross-Platform Compatibility

Microsoft embarked upon a journey to unify its platforms some time ago. The company is finally adding a key piece to the strategy, announcing universal Windows apps for all its platforms. The announcement came at the Build 2014 conference.

By On April 4, 2014 Respond
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You Can Now Return Stuff To Amazon Through Delivery Lockers

You Can Now Return Stuff To Amazon Through Delivery Lockers

Amazon has been improving its return methods for some time now. Now, the retail giant has introduced the option of returning stuff through delivery lockers.

By On April 3, 2014 Respond
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Three Mozilla Board Members Resign Over New CEO Appointment

Three Mozilla Board Members Resign Over New CEO Appointment

Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, has attracted bitter criticism and opposition from many quarters. Some speculated that the board members at Mozilla have probably resigned now to oppose his appointment but that may not be the case.

By On April 2, 2014 Respond
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UK Government Will Soon Legalize Ripping CDs And DVDs

UK Government Will Soon Legalize Ripping CDs And DVDs

Most of the prevalent copyright laws in US and Europe tend to take care of the interests of the content studios, far more than they make sense. UK government is now all set to do away with one of these non-sense copyright laws.

By On March 31, 2014 Respond
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