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Apple In Talks To Acquire Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion

Apple In Talks To Acquire Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion

Apple is gearing up to the make its largest acquisition yet. The company is in talks to acquire Beats Electronics for a deal that is said to rake in $3.2 billion.

By On May 9, 2014 Respond
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Alibaba Gears Up For A Huge IPO, Possibly Raking In $20 Billion

Alibaba Gears Up For A Huge IPO, Possibly Raking In $20 Billion

Alibaba has emerged as the largest online retailer in the last few years. With its sales going very strong, the company is now gearing up for an IPO which is expected to rake in a whopping $20 billion.

By On May 8, 2014 Respond
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Drones Not Allowed In Yosemite, Warns National Park Service

Drones Not Allowed In Yosemite, Warns National Park Service

Drones are a relatively recent phenomenon in the tech world. But given the rapid growth of the industry with tinier, more affordable versions, they are becoming increasingly common. Rather annoyed by this, National Park Service has banned drones from Yosemite.

By On May 6, 2014 Respond
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Steve Ballmer Becomes Microsoft’s Largest Shareholder As Gates Loses The Crown

Steve Ballmer Becomes Microsoft’s Largest Shareholder As Gates Loses The Crown

Until recently, Microsoft’s founder and former CEO Bill Gates was the largest shareholder of the company. But he has been selling his stock rapidly and as a result of a recent sale, he has fallen below Steve Ballmer who is now the largest shareholder.

By On May 4, 2014 1 Response
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Amazon Is Trying To Design Its Own Computer Chips

Amazon Is Trying To Design Its Own Computer Chips

Over the past few years, many tech giants have decided to design and build their own hardware including the computer chips. Amazon is now hoping to join this list as the e-retail giant secretly tries to amass the technologies and personnel to do so.

By On April 30, 2014 Respond
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Google Will Soon Replace Nexus Brand With Android Silver Program

Google Will Soon Replace Nexus Brand With Android Silver Program

Google’s Nexus line-up of smartphones and tablets has been fairly popular, although it hasn’t been too successful in terms of sales. The search giant is now aiming to replace its Nexus branding with the premium Android ‘Silver’ program.

By On April 30, 2014 Respond
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Students To Get Windows Devices For Under $300, Thanks To Microsoft’s $1 Billion Donation

Students To Get Windows Devices For Under $300, Thanks To Microsoft’s $1 Billion Donation

Electronics devices have become a ‘must’ in education institution. Earlier we have seen many tech companies distributing electronic devices in education institutions. And now, Microsoft has decided to donate $1 billion to help students buy Windows devices for under $300.

By On April 30, 2014 1 Response
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Airbus Hopes To Introduce Electric-powered Planes In 20 Years

Airbus Hopes To Introduce Electric-powered Planes In 20 Years

We have seen numerous innovations in the car industry over the past few years. And now, the aviation industry is following suit. Airbus, the notable aircraft maker, has stated that it is aiming to ready regional electric-powered planes within the next 15 to 20 years.

By On April 26, 2014 Respond
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Domino’s Launching Pizza Ordering App For iPad Next Monday

Domino’s Launching Pizza Ordering App For iPad Next Monday

Domino’s Pizzas are one of the best pizzas found around. Many people order Domino’s Pizzas through phone call. But lately, Domino’s has announced that it is about launch an app for iPad through which customers will be able to order pizza.

By On April 26, 2014 Respond
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Firefox OS Co-Founder Andreas Gal Appointed As New Mozilla CTO

Firefox OS Co-Founder Andreas Gal Appointed As New Mozilla CTO

Mozilla’s appointment of Brendan Eich as CEO led to a huge controversy resulting in his resignation. Meanwhile, the CTO position at Mozilla was vacant since Eich formerly occupied it. Now Andreas Gal has been named as the new CTO at Mozilla.

By On April 25, 2014 Respond
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Facebook Acquired Moves, A Fitness And Activity Tracking App

Facebook Acquired Moves, A Fitness And Activity Tracking App

Fitness apps are fast becoming the hot deals of the tech industry. Facebook has joined the fray by acquiring Moves, a notable motion-tracking app which is available to both Android and iPhone users.

By On April 25, 2014 Respond
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Google+ Chief Vic Gundotra Quits Google, Reason Unknown

Google+ Chief Vic Gundotra Quits Google, Reason Unknown

Vic Gundotra is the father of Google+. He has been working in Google for the last 8 years. But yesterday, all on a sudden he announced that he is leaving Google.

By On April 25, 2014 1 Response
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Nokia Oyj Will Soon Be Rebranded As Microsoft Mobile Oy

Nokia Oyj Will Soon Be Rebranded As Microsoft Mobile Oy

Microsoft acquired Nokia’s devices and services businesses a while ago. While the deal is still to met regulatory approval in Asia, reports have it that the division, previously called Nokia Oyj, will soon be rebranded as Microsoft Mobile Oy.

By On April 22, 2014 Respond
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Nike Pulls The Plug On Wearable Hardware

Nike Pulls The Plug On Wearable Hardware

The wearables market is only getting started but one of the early entrants, Nike, is pulling the plug on its wearable hardware. The company has apparently decided to focus more on fitness-related software.

By On April 20, 2014 Respond
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After A New Funding Round, Airbnb Is Now Valued At $10 Billion

After A New Funding Round, Airbnb Is Now Valued At $10 Billion

Airbnb has steadily grown from a startup with a brilliant idea to a huge company with a global presence. It recently raised between $450 and $500 million in a funding round which puts it valuation at a whopping $10 billion.

By On April 19, 2014 Respond
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