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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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Lenovo May Acquire HTC Soon, Rumors Say

Lenovo May Acquire HTC Soon, Rumors Say

HTC has long been cited as the sick child of the smartphone market. The company started with an excellent potential and a brand value that put it up there among the top players but over time, HTC’s smartphone market and its stock value has plummeted. Now, rumor has it that the Chinese company Lenovo may acquire HTC soon.

By On August 23, 2013 Respond
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PayPal Tests Face Verification For Mobile-Payment Transactions

PayPal Tests Face Verification For Mobile-Payment Transactions

PayPal is somewhat of a leader in the arena of e-commerce payment solutions. The company is now exploring the possibility of using face verification for mobile-payment transactions.

By On August 22, 2013 Respond
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Intel May Launch New Processors For Tablets In 2014

Intel May Launch New Processors For Tablets In 2014

This year, Intel has been gearing up to focus on the smartphone and tablet market with its upcoming ‘Silvermont’ architecture. Now, however, DigiTimes has reported that the chip-maker will be launch the next generation of its tablet processors, touted as Cherry Trail lineup, in 2014.

By On August 21, 2013 Respond
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North Dakota Intends To Become The National Drone Test Site

North Dakota Intends To Become The National Drone Test Site

Drones are increasingly being used for a whole range of tasks. And while such uses are still mostly confined to testing, it is expected that they would soon become legitimate, mainstream aerial vehicles. In anticipation of this, North Dakota has launched multiple initiatives to win the bid for the national drone test site.

By On August 21, 2013 Respond
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Lockheed To Build Ocean-Water Thermal Energy System In China

Lockheed To Build Ocean-Water Thermal Energy System In China

For decades, Lockheed has invested on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) in which the temperature difference between warm surface water and cold deep water is leveraged to produce electricity. Now, Lockheed is partnering with a Chinese resort developer to build a 10-MW pilot plant off the coast of southern China.

By On August 18, 2013 Respond
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Apple Acquires Matcha, Eyes Its Video Recommendation Algorithm

Apple Acquires Matcha, Eyes Its Video Recommendation Algorithm

Matcha has recently risen in the ranks of content recommendation sites, witnessing a massive surge in its user base in recent days. However, Apple recently acquired the startup and reports have it that the company intends to make use of the video recommendation algorithm of the service.

By On August 16, 2013 Respond
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DrinkSavvy Makes A Date Rape Drug Detecting Cup, Coming Soon

DrinkSavvy Makes A Date Rape Drug Detecting Cup, Coming Soon

Remember we reported DrinkSavvy was developing a cup that would be able to detect drug-mixed drink? At then DrinkSavvy said that this special cup would prevent girls from possibly being the victim of drug-facilitated sexual assault. However after long effort, DrinkSavvy has made that cup (prototype).

By On August 14, 2013 Respond
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YouTube Gearing Up To Open A Production Studio In New York

YouTube Gearing Up To Open A Production Studio In New York

In an attempt to prop up efforts towards producing original content, YouTube has now announced that it will be opening up a production studio in New York. This will be the fourth studio of its kind, opened by the video-sharing site in an attempt to provide certain content-creators with just the right place to create content at.

By On August 2, 2013 Respond
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