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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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Google, Apple And Microsoft Join Hands For Anti-Phone-Theft Pledge

Google, Apple And Microsoft Join Hands For Anti-Phone-Theft Pledge

Smartphones have become a massively popular tool in the past few years. This popularity has also resulted in a huge surge in phone thefts. Apple, Google and Microsoft have now signed an anti-phone-theft pledge to tackle this problem.

By On April 18, 2014 1 Response
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Shattering Facebook’s Dream, Google Finally Acquired Titan Aerospace

Shattering Facebook’s Dream, Google Finally Acquired Titan Aerospace

It’s nothing new that tech companies compete among themselves, when it’s about acquiring a new company. Social media giant Facebook planned to acquire drone maker company Titan Aerospace, but all on a sudden beating Facebook, internet search giant Google has acquired it.

By On April 16, 2014 Respond
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US Military’s Delivery Drones Beat Amazon By Ages

US Military’s Delivery Drones Beat Amazon By Ages

While Amazon is still in the process of dreaming a future where drones will deliver goods, US military is already making use of such technology. The tech behind US military’s futuristic drones is called Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS).

By On April 8, 2014 Respond
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Apple Admits That Users Want Larger Smartphones With Lower Prices

Apple Admits That Users Want Larger Smartphones With Lower Prices

For long, Apple has stayed away from the larger smartphones frenzy, sticking to its guns and smaller display sizes. This may be changing as a couple of slides from Apple reveal that company knows larger smartphones are the demand of the day.

By On April 7, 2014 Respond
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Kevin Rose Termed ‘A Parasite’ By Anti-Tech Protestors

Kevin Rose Termed ‘A Parasite’ By Anti-Tech Protestors

It would appear that the random self-proclaimed anarchists are out there again, this time going after the Silicon Valley. A group of such protesters recently distributed leaflets, deeming Kevin Rose ‘a parasite.’

By On April 7, 2014 Respond
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eBay Now Allows The Sale Of Virtual Currency

eBay Now Allows The Sale Of Virtual Currency

Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin has found widespread popularity and legitimacy globally. eBay has now decided to join the party, officially allowing the sales of virtual currency in the online marketplace.

By On April 7, 2014 Respond
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Apple Employees Are Worried About Market Competition

Apple Employees Are Worried About Market Competition

Apple is typically known as a company that isn’t driven by the market and rather, goes by its own decisions. However, an internal email from Apple now reveals that its employees are concerned about the increasingly tough competition.

By On April 6, 2014 Respond
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Apple Acquires Speech Recognition Company Novauris Technologies

Apple Acquires Speech Recognition Company Novauris Technologies

Major acquisitions in the tech industry are becoming increasingly common. This time, reports have it that Apple has acquired the speech recognition company Novauris Technologies.

By On April 5, 2014 1 Response
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Apple’s WWDC 2014 Starts On June 2, Signup Now!

Apple’s WWDC 2014 Starts On June 2, Signup Now!

Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is the big annual event of Apple. Last year, WWDC 2013 started on June 10. And lately, Apple has declared that its WWDC 2014 will start on June 2 at San Francisco’s Moscone West.

By On April 4, 2014 1 Response
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