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Nokia Sells 4.4 Million Lumia Devices During Q4 2012

Nokia Sells 4.4 Million Lumia Devices During Q4 2012

Nokia has been trying hard to push its Lumia lineup of smartphones into the limelight. Although the company has dished out a few excellent Lumia handsets in the later part of 2012, they are far from mainstream. In total, Nokia was able to sell 4.4 million Lumia devices during the fourth quarter of 2012.

By On January 25, 2013 Respond
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Google Seeks Permission To Test Out Experimental Wireless Network

Google Seeks Permission To Test Out Experimental Wireless Network

Google is trying to gain a license from the Federal Communications Commission which would allow the search giant to implement an ‘experimental radio service’ in its headquarters. The catch is that Google intends to use unusual frequencies in implementing this wireless network.

By On January 24, 2013 Respond
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Logitech Announces Disappointing Q3 Earnings, Plans To Sell Off Digital Video Security Divisions

Logitech Announces Disappointing Q3 Earnings, Plans To Sell Off Digital Video Security Divisions

Logitech has been known to be among the leaders in the PC-accessories arena for quite some time. However, the sharp decline of PC sales has adversely affected the company’s revenues. The Q3 earnings, now revealed by Logitech, go on to affirm this as the company decides to sell off the remote control and digital video security divisions.

By On January 24, 2013 Respond
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Forty Public Universities To Offer Free Online Courses With Credit

Forty Public Universities To Offer Free Online Courses With Credit

Open online education has seen projects like OpenCourseWare, edX, Coursera, and Udacity. Some of these projects are pretty vast in terms of content and offerings. But, a new initiative named MOOC2Degree (MOOC stands for massive open online course) seems to have surpassed all these projects in terms of educational institutes involved. Forty public universities have joined hands to offer free courses with credit through this initiative.

By On January 24, 2013 1 Response
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Boston Globe School Program To Use iPad Instead Of Paper

Boston Globe School Program To Use iPad Instead Of Paper

There are many newspapers who let readers donate the proceeds of their subscriptions to an education fund when they go on vacation. These funds are used to provide newspapers and digital subscriptions to local classrooms. This week, The Boston Globe has announced that it is modernizing the “Newspaper in Education” program and taking it to iPads and projectors.

By On January 24, 2013 Respond
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Cisco To Acquire SON Solution Provider Intucell For $475 Million

Cisco To Acquire SON Solution Provider Intucell For $475 Million

Cisco has decided to acquire all of Intucell’s business and operations for $475 million on cash and retention-based incentive. The deal will close by Cisco’s 2013 fiscal year.

By On January 24, 2013 Respond
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Apple Bought Siri Just Before Verizon Could Use It In Droid Handsets

Apple Bought Siri Just Before Verizon Could Use It In Droid Handsets

When Apple released iPhone 4S, one of the major selling points of the smartphone was the fact that it packed the voice-based assistant, Siri. Since then, Siri has become an integral part of the whole iOS experience. It has now been revealed that just before Apple bought the app, Verizon was planning to use it.

By On January 24, 2013 Respond
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Emails Related To No-Hire Agreements Between Apple, Google And Others Made Public

Emails Related To No-Hire Agreements Between Apple, Google And Others Made Public

Mid and high-level employees, often experts in their respective fields, are a key asset for different tech companies. When the competition is fierce, employees are given fair benefits to retain them. But when companies sign a mutual agreement not to ‘steal’ each other’s employees, that disrupts fair market competition and is, thus, illegal. In the light of certain emails made public recently, Apple, Google, Adobe and many others indulged in such an agreement.

By On January 24, 2013 Respond
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LTE Subscriber Base To Surpass 1 Billion By 2016

LTE Subscriber Base To Surpass 1 Billion By 2016

Users at large may not feel the urge to switch to 4G LTE yet, but the technology has gained unprecedented growth over the last three years. The subscriber base now includes nearly 100 million users worldwide. Current trends suggest that LTE subscriber base will hit 1 billion by 2016, according to IHS iSuppli.

By On January 23, 2013 Respond
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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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