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French Agency Threatens Google To Fine €300,000 For Privacy Violations

French Agency Threatens Google To Fine €300,000 For Privacy Violations

Earlier we have seen the search giant Google being fined $10 millions dollars for violating Safari privacy settings and $190,000 over Street View service. And now it seems like due to a French agency, Google has found itself once again in the hot seat over its data practices!

By On September 29, 2013 Respond
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Apple Reportedly Hires Nike Design Director Ben Shaffer For iWatch

Apple Reportedly Hires Nike Design Director Ben Shaffer For iWatch

We already know that Apple is working on iWatch, a wearable gadget and the company has already filed an application for the said device. However, according to a new report, Apple has hired Ben Shaffer, one of Nike’s top design directors to work on iWatch.

By On September 28, 2013 Respond
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Samsung’s 2013 Marketing Budget Is Nearly $13 Billion

Samsung’s 2013 Marketing Budget Is Nearly $13 Billion

In the last few years, Samsung has risen from the back-benches of feature phone market and taken the front-seat in the smartphone industry. The key behind success, it would appear, is the hefty marketing budget that the company has. This year, the bill for this budget is all set to top $13 billion.

By On September 26, 2013 1 Response
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Blackberry Confirms Possible $4.7 Billion Acquisition By Fairfax

Blackberry Confirms Possible $4.7 Billion Acquisition By Fairfax

Blackberry, formerly known as RIM, has been on a downward spiral for many years now. The company has tried to stall the decline by launching high-end smartphones of its own but that hasn’t worked. Now, Blackberry has confirmed that it has agreed, at least in principle, to be taken over by Fairfax for a deal raking in $4.7 billion.

By On September 24, 2013 Respond
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40% BlackBerry Employees To Lose Job For Nearly $1 Billion Loss

40% BlackBerry Employees To Lose Job For Nearly $1 Billion Loss

While every companies dream to do better business in future, at then BlackBerry has announced that it expects to lose nearly $1 billion in the second-quarter due to disappointing sales of its new phones and therefore, it has no way but to dismiss 40% of its employees!

By On September 21, 2013 Respond
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Google Acquires Bump, The Popular Mobile Sharing App

Google Acquires Bump, The Popular Mobile Sharing App

Over the years, Bump has been an immensely popular app, used to share data simply by bumping two smartphones together. Google has now acquired the company that created the said app, namely Bump Technologies. Thankfully, the app will not be abandoned after the acquisition.

By On September 18, 2013 Respond
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Will Samsung Ship Out A 64-Bit Chip Soon?

Will Samsung Ship Out A 64-Bit Chip Soon?

Apple recently took the lead on mobile computing prowess by packing a desktop-grade 64-bit chip in its new iPhone 5S. Naturally, this has placed a lot of pressure on Apple’s fierce rival, Samsung. So the big question is, when will Samsung come out with its own 64-bit chip?

By On September 16, 2013 Respond
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Netflix Purchases TV Shows By Analyzing Pirate Sites

Netflix Purchases TV Shows By Analyzing Pirate Sites

In the modern-day world where digital piracy is very widespread, one can determine the popularity of a TV show by discerning how popular it is on piracy sites. Apparently, Netflix decides which TV shows it should purchase by determining how popular they are with online pirates.

By On September 15, 2013 Respond
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Twitter Is Going Public, Files For IPO

Twitter Is Going Public, Files For IPO

A while ago, Facebook decided to go public amid a lot of fanfare and now, Twitter is following in these footsteps. The micro-blogging site has now announced that it has filed for IPO.

By On September 13, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Stock Hits All-Time High Of $45.09

Facebook Stock Hits All-Time High Of $45.09

It’s been a while since Facebook went public. Initially, the company’s IPO appeared to be a huge failure but since then, Facebook has recovered. Today, Facebook’s stock value surged to $45.09, which is the highest ever.

By On September 12, 2013 Respond
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Google Glass App Store Will Launch In 2014

Google Glass App Store Will Launch In 2014

According to couple of recent reports, Google is planning to launch Google Glass app store in next year which will serve Google Glass users and developer as well.

By On September 5, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Buys Nokia’s Handset Division For $7.17 Billion

Microsoft Buys Nokia’s Handset Division For $7.17 Billion

Microsoft and Nokia have been working together ever since Windows Phone platform was launched. Nokia has been the primary brand supporting the platform. Now, Microsoft has acquired Nokia’s handset division in a deal that rakes in $7.17 billion.

By On September 3, 2013 1 Response
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Microsoft Pulls The Plug On Its Masters Level Certification Exams

Microsoft Pulls The Plug On Its Masters Level Certification Exams

Microsoft has surprised quite a few people by announcing that it is pulling the plug on its Masters level certification exams. According to the company, the ceritification will no longer be offered after October 1, 2013.

By On September 3, 2013 Respond
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Consumers May Get $3.06 Per Book Over Apple eBook Settlement

Consumers May Get $3.06 Per Book Over Apple eBook Settlement

The ebook price-fixing case has dragged on for a long while now. The five major publishers involved in the scandal have settled with the Justice Department, one after the other. And with their combined settlement offer, each customer may receive $3.06 per every book that was bought from either of these ebook publishers.

By On September 1, 2013 1 Response
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Singaporean JFDI.Asia Brings Together Entrepreneurs From Around The Globe

Singaporean JFDI.Asia Brings Together Entrepreneurs From Around The Globe

Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) is an entrepreneurship accelerator based in Singapore and the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. The incubator aims at helping entrepreneurs take their start-ups from concept to early-stage within 100 days. In its fresh batch, JFDI has signed up ten teams of entrepreneurs from around the globe.

By On August 31, 2013 Respond
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