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Wikipedia Founder Joins The People’s Operator, Hopes To Raise Money For Charity

Wikipedia Founder Joins The People’s Operator, Hopes To Raise Money For Charity

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Whales is known for taking part in and encouraging a number of non-profit projects. Whales has now joined The People’s Operator, a wireless carrier in UK which gives away a significant portion of its income to charity.

By On January 21, 2014 Respond
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Microsoft Media Executive Blair Westlake Resigns From His Post

Microsoft Media Executive Blair Westlake Resigns From His Post

Microsoft’s vice president for media and entertainment, Blair Westlake, has resigned from his post. According to him, the company is moving in a direction that doesn’t fit his expertise and so, he is moving on.

By On January 17, 2014 Respond
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Winamp Gets Acquired By Radionomy, Continues To Live On

Winamp Gets Acquired By Radionomy, Continues To Live On

Remember how we told you that AOL had decided to shut down Winamp by Dec 20, 2013? Well, that didn’t happen and now Radionomy has acquired the veteran media player which, apparently, will continue to exist.

By On January 16, 2014 Respond
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Google Acquires Connected Device Company Nest For A $3.2 Billion Deal

Google Acquires Connected Device Company Nest For A $3.2 Billion Deal

Google is in the process of acquiring the connected device company Nest. The deal will rake in $3.2 billion in cash and Google gets to acquire the technology behind Nest and employ its founders, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers.

By On January 15, 2014 Respond
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Vuzix To Bring Nuance’s Voice Recognition In M100 Smart Glasses

Vuzix To Bring Nuance’s Voice Recognition In M100 Smart Glasses

Voice recognition has already grabbed huge attention of people. This feature is now gradually being attached into many devices. And lately, Vuzix has announced that its M100 smartglasses will incorporate voice recognition powered by Nuance Communications.

By On January 15, 2014 Respond
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NYC May Get Its First Ever Bitcoin ATM Soon

NYC May Get Its First Ever Bitcoin ATM Soon

Bitcoin has been gaining momentum, despite a few setbacks, and the crypto-currency is apparently here to stay. After the first ever Bitcoin ATM in Vancouver, another is due to open up in NYC soon.

By On January 14, 2014 Respond
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Microsoft Partners With GoDaddy To Bring Office 365 To Small Businesses

Microsoft Partners With GoDaddy To Bring Office 365 To Small Businesses

Microsoft sees Office 365 as the future of its Office software suite. In an attempt to bring it to a greater audience, Microsoft has now partnered with GoDaddy, offering Office 365 to small businesses.

By On January 14, 2014 Respond
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Elliptic Launches The World’s First Bitcoin Storage Service

Elliptic Launches The World’s First Bitcoin Storage Service

Bitcoin, which was once laughed off as an absurd idea, has gone from nothing to more than $1000. In recent months, a number of hacking attempts have been made at Bitcoin users, stealing their precious currency. Elliptic is a new service that aims to solve this problem.

By On January 14, 2014 Respond
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Beats Music Streaming Service Will Launch At $10/Month On Jan 21

Beats Music Streaming Service Will Launch At $10/Month On Jan 21

We have previously reported that the Beats Music streaming service was due to arrive in US soon. Now, it has been confirmed that the new service will be launched on Jan 21, with a $10 per month subscription plan.

By On January 13, 2014 Respond
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Singapore Recognizes Bitcoin, Defines Tax Rules For The Currency

Singapore Recognizes Bitcoin, Defines Tax Rules For The Currency

In the last few months, Bitcoin has seen a number of set backs with many governments clamping down on the virtual currency. But Singapore has taken a different position, not only recognizing Bitcoin but defining tax rules to govern its use in the country.

By On January 10, 2014 1 Response
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Apple And Samsung CEOs To Meet Second Time By Feb 19, Expecting Any Revolution?

Apple And Samsung CEOs To Meet Second Time By Feb 19, Expecting Any Revolution?

In 2012, CEOs of Apple and Samsung met for a settlement talk, but that didn’t go well. And lately, we have come to know that both the CEOs are going to meet again for the second time by February 19. Do you think this meeting will be benefited for them?

By On January 10, 2014 Respond
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Switch To T-Mobile And The Carrier Will Pay Your Early-Termination Fees

Switch To T-Mobile And The Carrier Will Pay Your Early-Termination Fees

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has made a lot of noise since he launched his company on an ‘Un-carrier’ path. Now, the carrier has unveiled a new deal, offering to pay the early-termination fees of such customers who decide to switch to T-Mobile.

By On January 9, 2014 Respond
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Panasonic And Mozilla Collaborate To Bring Firefox OS To TVs

Panasonic And Mozilla Collaborate To Bring Firefox OS To TVs

Last year, Mozilla unveiled Firefox OS for mobile devices, garnering critical acclaim for the new open-source platform. Now, the company has announced that it is partnering with Panasonic to bring Firefox OS to TVs.

By On January 7, 2014 Respond
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Nvidia Unveils Tegra K1 Chip, Hopes To Put Mobile Computing At Par With Desktops

Nvidia Unveils Tegra K1 Chip, Hopes To Put Mobile Computing At Par With Desktops

With the incessantly explosive growth of mobile devices, vendors are ever in need for more computing prowess in increasingly smaller chips. Addressing the demand, Nvidia has now unveiled Tegra K1 mobile processor which, it claims, will put mobile computing at par with desktops.

By On January 7, 2014 1 Response
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Evernote CEO Responds To Criticism, Promises A Number Of Improvements During 2014

Evernote CEO Responds To Criticism, Promises A Number Of Improvements During 2014

Evernote has run into a number of troubles lately, something which is probably an outcome of rapidly expanding its product offerings. Now, the company’s CEO Phil Libin has promised to improve Evernote services during 2014.

By On January 6, 2014 Respond
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