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Bill Gates Is The Richest Person In The World Yet Again

Bill Gates Is The Richest Person In The World Yet Again

The fortunes of the top billionaires of our planet frequently fluctuate as their businesses or stocks dwindle or soar. Bill Gates has now reclaimed the top spot of the richest person on Earth after a recent surge in Microsoft’s stock.

By On March 4, 2014 Respond
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Apple Goes On Hiring Spree, Creates New Teams In China And Taiwan

Apple Goes On Hiring Spree, Creates New Teams In China And Taiwan

Apple is significantly expanding its employment footprint oversea. The company has been aggressively hiring hundreds of new employees in China and Taiwan, bringing together two new Apple teams at both locations.

By On March 4, 2014 Respond
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Man Offers Home For Sale, Accepts Payment In Dogecoin

Man Offers Home For Sale, Accepts Payment In Dogecoin

A man in Wisconsin has put up his home for sale. He didn’t initially get any good enough offers, so he has now decided to accept Dogecoin as payment for the home. The price tag on the house is 100 million Dogecoin.

By On March 3, 2014 Respond
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Internet Companies Are Radically Changing China’s Financial Sector

Internet Companies Are Radically Changing China’s Financial Sector

China has a generally restrictive financial system but thanks to China-based internet giants such as Alibaba, the country’s financial sector is now undergoing a huge change.

By On March 2, 2014 Respond
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Apple Processes ‘Several Billion’ iMessages Every Day

Apple Processes ‘Several Billion’ iMessages Every Day

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has revealed many interesting numbers in the annual stockholder meeting on Friday. Cook said that Apple processes ‘several billion’ iMessages as well as 15 to 20 million FaceTime calls each day.

By On March 1, 2014 Respond
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Apple TV Sales Exceed $1 Billion In 2013, More Than 10 Million Units Sold

Apple TV Sales Exceed $1 Billion In 2013, More Than 10 Million Units Sold

Apple has long been referring to its set-top box business as a ‘hobby.’ But that hobby has apparently turned very profitable over the years, garnering a revenue of more than $1 billion in 2013 alone.

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Rolls-Royce Is Preparing Unmanned Cargo Ships

Rolls-Royce Is Preparing Unmanned Cargo Ships

Unmanned aerial vehicles, more popularly known as drones these days, have become quite common. Rolls-Royce is now readying unmanned cargo ships along the same lines.

By On February 28, 2014 Respond
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MasterCard Program Uses Smartphone Location To Secure Credit Card Purchases

MasterCard Program Uses Smartphone Location To Secure Credit Card Purchases

Credit card purchases on smartphones can be risky business, leading to credit card theft and other financial exploits. Therefore, MasterCard is now testing a program which will secure smartphone purchases using the location of your handset.

By On February 28, 2014 Respond
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Nokia’s Ex-CEO Stephen Elop Will Now Head Microsoft’s Devices And Studios Division

Nokia’s Ex-CEO Stephen Elop Will Now Head Microsoft’s Devices And Studios Division

Microsoft recently acquired Nokia and with it, former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop joined the company. Now, Elop has been made in charge of the Devices and Studious Division at Microsoft.

By On February 27, 2014 1 Response
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AT&T Mobile Share Customers Get Free, Unlimited Text, Picture And Video Messaging

AT&T Mobile Share Customers Get Free, Unlimited Text, Picture And Video Messaging

AT&T has been aggressively pushing out data plans and offers for its users. The carrier has now announced that all its Mobile Share customers will get free, unlimited text, picture and video messaging starting from Feb 28.

By On February 26, 2014 Respond
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World’s Largest Power-generating Lagoon Planned For Swansea Bay

World’s Largest Power-generating Lagoon Planned For Swansea Bay

Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay has submitted a plan to develop the world’s first tidal lagoon energy project in the UK. The project would provide renewable power for 120,000 homes for 120 years and would definitely boost a UK supply chain, create a new export market and plenty of jobs.

By On February 26, 2014 Respond
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WhatsApp Outage Turns Millions Of Users To Telegram App

WhatsApp Outage Turns Millions Of Users To Telegram App

When a service typically goes down for a period, users start looking for alternatives. Same was the case with the recent WhatsApp outage which turned millions of users to alternatives such as Telegram.

By On February 24, 2014 Respond
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Google Shuts Down Bufferbox, Focuses Efforts On Google Shopping Express

Google Shuts Down Bufferbox, Focuses Efforts On Google Shopping Express

Google purchased Bufferbox, a startup offering shipping items to public lockers, back in 2012. Now the search giant is shutting down the service, integrating the Bufferbox team and technology into Google Shopping Express.

By On February 22, 2014 Respond
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Apple Acquires Burstly, The Company Behind TestFlight

Apple Acquires Burstly, The Company Behind TestFlight

It is apparently the season of acquisitions in the tech industry. While the news of WhatsApp’s acquisition by Facebook are still fresh, we are now hearing that Burstly, the company behind the popular iOS beta testing platform TestFlight, has been acquired by Apple.

By On February 22, 2014 Respond
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U.S. Postal Service Will Release Steve Jobs Stamp Next Year

U.S. Postal Service Will Release Steve Jobs Stamp Next Year

Every year, U.S. Postal Service comes up with a range of topics and subjects which should be used in stamps. According to leaked documents, this time Steve Jobs has been approved among the finalized subjects. We can expect a Jobs stamp in 2015.

By On February 21, 2014 Respond
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