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France Considers Taxing Facebook, Google Over Collecting Users’ Personal Data

France Considers Taxing Facebook, Google Over Collecting Users’ Personal Data

France has been trying to look into additional avenues which can be taxed to lend some support to the economy of the country. It now seems that the French President Francois Hollande may be considering levying a new tax on the likes of Facebook and Google, simply for making use of the personal data of millions of users.

By On January 22, 2013 Respond
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Kindle Rentals For US Readers Introduced By Amazon

Kindle Rentals For US Readers Introduced By Amazon

Amazon’s Kindle e-readers and tablets have been wildly popular, especially so in the U.S. market. The company has now introduced a new feature which is apparently limited to Kindle-owners in the U.S. The feature is termed Kindle rentals, which essentially allows Kindle-owners to rent books and pay for it based on the duration they rent it for.

By On January 19, 2013 Respond
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Sharp Cuts iPad Display Production To “Minimum Level” – Reuters

Sharp Cuts iPad Display Production To “Minimum Level” – Reuters

Apple wants to use Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) display for its former iPad, iPad mini and iPhone products in 2013 devices. So the company began talking with Sharp Corp. But seems like the deal between Sharp and Apple didn’t go well. Reuters has reported that Sharp has “nearly halted” production of its 9.7-inch iPad screens at the request of Apple.

By On January 19, 2013 Respond
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Pandora Listeners Created 1.6 Billion Stations In 2012

Pandora Listeners Created 1.6 Billion Stations In 2012

Internet radio Pandora brings content from thousands of artists straight to the listeners. In 2012, Pandora users listened a total of 13 billion hours of music round the year and created 1.6 billion stations.

By On January 19, 2013 Respond
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Sony All Set To Sell New York Headquarters For $1.1 Billion

Sony All Set To Sell New York Headquarters For $1.1 Billion

Sony has long been in financial trouble given the dwindling electronics sales of the company. In fact, the company has been registering net losses rather than any profits for many years now. The company has now sold its New York headquarters in a deal raking in a whopping $1.1 billion, evidently to bring more cash in and improve profits.

By On January 19, 2013 Respond
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OSI X-Ray Body Scanners Removed From US Airports

OSI X-Ray Body Scanners Removed From US Airports

X-ray body scanners on airports have been subject to a lot of criticism and debate over the years. Users complain that these scanners look intrusive and the images are revealing. In view of this controversy, the Transportation Security Administration(TSA) has now announced that it is finally removing these scanners from U.S. airports.

By On January 19, 2013 Respond
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Google Will Move Its UK Headquarters To King’s Cross By 2016

Google Will Move Its UK Headquarters To King’s Cross By 2016

Given the sheer bulk of services provided by Google, and the user data gathered and processed by it, the company has always had a knack for huge facilities. It has now finalized a deal to move its UK headquarters to a new facility which will be a lot larger than its current campus. The new facility will be completed by 2016, which is when the Google UK headquarters will be shifted there.

By On January 19, 2013 Respond
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Google Invites Glass Pre-Order Holders To Attend Events In New York, San Francisco

Google Invites Glass Pre-Order Holders To Attend Events In New York, San Francisco

Search giant Google, who offered a $1,500 pre-order for its Google Glass at the I/O conference 2012, has now invited those pre-order holders via e-mail to attend its two upcoming two-day events on Glass Project, going to be held in New York City and San Francisco.

By On January 16, 2013 Respond
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Apple’s Retail VP Jerry McDougal Resigns To Focus On Family

Apple’s Retail VP Jerry McDougal Resigns To Focus On Family

Which one is important for you – job or family? Would you leave your job just to focus on your family while you are in one of the top companies of the world? I’m quiet sure you may not be that brave to do so. But one man did. He is none other than Apple’s Vice President of Retail Division – Jerry McDougal.

By On January 16, 2013 Respond
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Court Orders Apple, Amazon To Settle Lawsuit Over ‘App Store’ Term

Court Orders Apple, Amazon To Settle Lawsuit Over ‘App Store’ Term

Apple’s online apps marketplace, App Store, has come to be associated with the company by popular use. So when Amazon decided to use the same term, Apple launched a lawsuit against the e-retailer. The legal tussle ensued back in 2011 and has continued to this day. Now, the court wants the two companies to settle the dispute on their own.

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Google Launches New Digital Coupon Solution Called Zavers

Google Launches New Digital Coupon Solution Called Zavers

Back in 2010, Google purchased Zave Network, a digital coupons system. Now, Google has redesigned the product to launch a new digital coupon solution called Zavers.

By On January 15, 2013 Respond
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Coal Finally Making Way For Natural Gas In Power Generation

Coal Finally Making Way For Natural Gas In Power Generation

Few years ago from now, one of the nation’s largest generators of electricity Georgia Power, which is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, could generate nearly three-fourths of its electricity with coal. But due to bate of coal, recently the company has announced that it plans to close its 10 coal-fired power plants within the next few years.

By On January 13, 2013 Respond
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T-Mobile Starts Offering Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data Plans In USA

T-Mobile Starts Offering Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data Plans In USA

In the recent past, a number of wireless carriers have quietly shelved their unlimited data plans during the surge in data usage across the board. Some had expected that unlimited data plans may become extinct altogether. However, T-Mobile has proved them wrong by offering an Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan without requiring an annual contract.

By On January 9, 2013 Respond
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HiSense Lifts The Wraps Off Its Transparent 3D Display

HiSense Lifts The Wraps Off Its Transparent 3D Display

The CES show this year has brought to us some very intriguing technology ideas and products. However, things are far from exhausted and every hour into the show lets us have a look at something more amazing. For instance, HiSense has unveiled a transparent 3D display which is the first of its kind.

By On January 9, 2013 Respond
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CES 2013: Corning Shows Off 3x Tougher Gorilla Glass

CES 2013: Corning Shows Off 3x Tougher Gorilla Glass

Corning amassed overnight fame, popularity and success when Steve Jobs chose the company’s Gorilla Glass to act as the cover for iPhone’s display. Since then, the company has been continuously seeking even better glass-based solutions. At CES this year, it has finally unveiled Gorilla Glass 3, a product it has been teasing about for a while.

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