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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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Google Purchases Wearable Technology Patents From Foxconn

Google Purchases Wearable Technology Patents From Foxconn

Foxconn is one of the Apple’s key supply chain partners. It is now being reported that Google recently purchased wearable technology patents from Foxconn. However, the move is understandable given that Foxconn is also the manufacturer for Google Glass.

By On August 25, 2013 Respond
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Amazon Is Testing Out A New Wireless Technology, Reports Suggest

Amazon Is Testing Out A New Wireless Technology, Reports Suggest

Ever since the launch of its first Kindle tablet, we have seen Amazon transform rapidly from the largest online e-retailer to a company that also wants to gain a solid foothold in the world of technology. To that end, we have been told, Amazon is testing out a new wireless technology in Cupertino.

By On August 25, 2013 Respond
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Apple Rolls Out iWork For iCloud Beta To All Users

Apple Rolls Out iWork For iCloud Beta To All Users

Apple’s iWork for iCloud beta has been around for a while. Initially, the service was offered only to a limited number of users and ever since, Apple has gradually expanded the user base by offering it to more and more people. Now, the company has announced that it is making the iWork for iCloud beta available to the public.

By On August 25, 2013 Respond
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Nokia Threatens To Leave India Over Tax Issues

Nokia Threatens To Leave India Over Tax Issues

Although Nokia still has a huge sales volume in developing countries such as India, the company seems on the very brink of leaving the country. Apparently, Nokia has run into tax trouble in India and blames the government for trying to impose illegal taxes on its operations.

By On August 24, 2013 1 Response
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