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California Serves Bitcoin Foundation With Cease And Desist Order

California Serves Bitcoin Foundation With Cease And Desist Order

Bitcoin is still a concept that is gaining traction and it may take a while before government functionaries are able to understand exactly how it works. California’s Department of Financial Institutions has now the Bitcoin Foundation with a cease and desist order over fairly ridiculous reasons.

By On June 24, 2013 2 Responses
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IP-Based Services Are Driving Mobile Usage Among Under 35s

IP-Based Services Are Driving Mobile Usage Among Under 35s

The under 35s are changing the landscape of mobile voice, messaging and data. IP messaging has taken off with the young generation. Data has taken importance over voice to under 35s in choosing plans. The trends have been brought forth by Analysys Mason through a new multi-country service.

By On June 23, 2013 Respond
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LG To Host A Mysterious Press Event On August 7 In NYC

LG To Host A Mysterious Press Event On August 7 In NYC

For long, South Korean manufacturer LG had been trying to gain a sizable foothold into the smartphone market and finally it gained success by introducing Optimus G. However, after a long time LG is set to host an event on August 7 at New York City. Could it be for a new Optimus G?

By On June 21, 2013 Respond
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Stratasys Acquires MakerBot To Dominate 3D Printing Industry

Stratasys Acquires MakerBot To Dominate 3D Printing Industry

3D printing is on the news again. This time for an acquisition we reported about one and a half week ago. Just like we expected, the industrial 3D printing company Stratasys has acquired consumer 3D printer maker MakerBot.

By On June 20, 2013 Respond
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Nvidia Will License Graphics Technology To Others

Nvidia Will License Graphics Technology To Others

Nvidia is entering into the patent licensing business with full force. The chipmaker’s Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang said that his company will start licensing its graphics technology to other companies.

By On June 19, 2013 Respond
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AT&T Starts Offering Nationwide FaceTime Over Cellular

AT&T Starts Offering Nationwide FaceTime Over Cellular

When Apple announced that it will be offering cellular support for the FaceTime feature, many telecom giants were reluctant. AT&T initially limited the feature only to MobileShare plan subscribers and such LTE users who had a tiered plan. But the company is finally rolling out general FaceTime support to all subscribers.

By On June 19, 2013 Respond
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Facebook May Introduce Instagram Video On June 20

Facebook May Introduce Instagram Video On June 20

Remember the June 20 event Facebook is going to hold? Earlier speculations were that the event would be about a Facebook reader service. New rumors suggest that a reader isn’t Facebook’s “Big Idea”.

By On June 18, 2013 Respond
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Yahoo Makes $30-$40 Million Offer For Social Email Startup Xobni

Yahoo Makes $30-$40 Million Offer For Social Email Startup Xobni

Yahoo is in buying spree. Last week, the internet company bought iOS camera app maker GhostBird. It was preceded by the much discussed $1.1 billion Tumblr deal. This time, we’re hearing about a $30 to $40 million buyout offer to social email startup Xobni.

By On June 18, 2013 Respond
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Best Buy Getting Windows Stores In 600 Locations

Best Buy Getting Windows Stores In 600 Locations

Microsoft has announced a store-within-a-store deal with Best Buy. Under this deal, Microsoft will take over the entire PC section of 600 Best Buy stores.

By On June 16, 2013 1 Response
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Yahoo Buys iOS Camera App Maker To Improve Flickr

Yahoo Buys iOS Camera App Maker To Improve Flickr

Earlier today, Yahoo has announced another acquisition. This time it is about Flickr. Yahoo has acquired iOS camera app maker GhostBird Software for an undisclosed sum.

By On June 13, 2013 Respond
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Nook Apps For PC And Mac Retire, But A Workaround Is Here

Nook Apps For PC And Mac Retire, But A Workaround Is Here

It has been a month since Barnes & Noble quietly removed Nook apss for PC and Mac from its website. Yesterday, it was officially confirmed that the bookseller won’t support the apps any longer.

By On June 12, 2013 Respond
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Apple Uploads Replay Video Of WWDC 2013 Keynote

Apple Uploads Replay Video Of WWDC 2013 Keynote

During the keynote by Apple officials commemorating the start of WWDC 2013, Apple made many major announcements. However, if you were unable to catch the keynote live, you can now head straight to Apple’s events page and replay the video.

By On June 12, 2013 Respond
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More Mobile Devices Than People By 2017

More Mobile Devices Than People By 2017

According to a report by CCS Insight, there will be more mobile devices in use than humans by 2017. Smartphones and tablets together will exceed the number of people on our planet.

By On June 11, 2013 Respond
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3D Printing Is Hot This Week With Amazon Inclusion, Makerbot Acquisition Talks

3D Printing Is Hot This Week With Amazon Inclusion, Makerbot Acquisition Talks

The 3D printing industry is hot this week with two new developments. One is the opening of a 3D printer section by Amazon.com. Another is the rumored acquisition talks between Makerbot and Stratasys.

By On June 9, 2013 Respond
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PayPal Mistakenly Informs Users About Winning 500 Euros Lottery

PayPal Mistakenly Informs Users About Winning 500 Euros Lottery

Recently some PayPal users in Germany have mentioned that they received emails from PayPal stating that they’ve won 500 euros and to retrieve that reward, they just need to log in into their PayPal account. As soon as they logged in into their account, they found there is “no cash” as the email was “sent due to a technical error.”

By On June 8, 2013 Respond
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