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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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T-Mobile No Longer Can Sell BlackBerry Devices

T-Mobile No Longer Can Sell BlackBerry Devices

BlackBerry hasn’t exactly been doing a great job in the smartphone arena. While BlackBerry should be doing everything to retain its existence in the smartphone arena, on April 1, the company announced that it is ending its licensing agreement with T-Mobile.

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Microsoft Announces Universal Windows Apps With Cross-Platform Compatibility

Microsoft Announces Universal Windows Apps With Cross-Platform Compatibility

Microsoft embarked upon a journey to unify its platforms some time ago. The company is finally adding a key piece to the strategy, announcing universal Windows apps for all its platforms. The announcement came at the Build 2014 conference.

By On April 4, 2014 Respond
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You Can Now Return Stuff To Amazon Through Delivery Lockers

You Can Now Return Stuff To Amazon Through Delivery Lockers

Amazon has been improving its return methods for some time now. Now, the retail giant has introduced the option of returning stuff through delivery lockers.

By On April 3, 2014 Respond
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Three Mozilla Board Members Resign Over New CEO Appointment

Three Mozilla Board Members Resign Over New CEO Appointment

Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, has attracted bitter criticism and opposition from many quarters. Some speculated that the board members at Mozilla have probably resigned now to oppose his appointment but that may not be the case.

By On April 2, 2014 Respond
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UK Government Will Soon Legalize Ripping CDs And DVDs

UK Government Will Soon Legalize Ripping CDs And DVDs

Most of the prevalent copyright laws in US and Europe tend to take care of the interests of the content studios, far more than they make sense. UK government is now all set to do away with one of these non-sense copyright laws.

By On March 31, 2014 Respond
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Gbatteries Finds A Way To Improve Existing Batteries, Unveils BatteryBox

Gbatteries Finds A Way To Improve Existing Batteries, Unveils BatteryBox

A number of companies are currently engaged in a search to find alternates to lithium-ion batteries. Gbatteries has taken a different approach, finding a way of significantly improving the performance of existing lithium-ion batteries.

By On March 30, 2014 Respond
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Many Top Tech Companies Are Not Based In Silicon Valley

Many Top Tech Companies Are Not Based In Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley has come to be synonymous with the headquarters of the best companies in the tech world. But Fortune’s list of top 100 companies shows that many top tech companies are based elsewhere.

By On March 28, 2014 Respond
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Musician Files $5.2 Billion Lawsuit Against Apple, CDBaby And Amazon

Musician Files $5.2 Billion Lawsuit Against Apple, CDBaby And Amazon

Lawsuits aimed at digital copyright infringements are mostly a result of an exaggerated sense of entitlement. That seems precisely the case with a musician seeking $5.2 billion in damages from Apple, Amazon and CDBaby.

By On March 27, 2014 Respond
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Facebook Is Acquiring Virtual Reality Company ‘Oculus’ For $2 Billion!

Facebook Is Acquiring Virtual Reality Company ‘Oculus’ For $2 Billion!

In one of the most surprising moves in recent tech history, Facebook has announced that it is acquiring Oculus VR for $2 billion. The sudden deal will leave the development of the Oculus Rift unobstructed.

By On March 26, 2014 Respond
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Cloud Storage Company Box Gears Up For $250 Million IPO

Cloud Storage Company Box Gears Up For $250 Million IPO

Tech IPOs are becoming increasingly common by each passing year. We have already seen some of them this year and now, enterprise cloud storage company Box has filed for a $250 million IPO.

By On March 26, 2014 Respond
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Twitter Pulls The Plug On Its #Music App

Twitter Pulls The Plug On Its #Music App

Twitter #Music was launched after a lot of anticipation and wait. But the app was a failure from the get-go and didn’t get any traction. It’s no wonder that Twitter is now pulling the plug on it.

By On March 24, 2014 Respond
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Microsoft Unveils DirectX 12, Aims To Use It In PC And Mobile Games

Microsoft Unveils DirectX 12, Aims To Use It In PC And Mobile Games

Microsoft has been hinting at a major graphics-related announcement. The company has finally lifted the wraps and revealed DirectX 12, a new set of its graphical APIs which comes with extensive hardware support.

By On March 22, 2014 Respond
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Former Microsoft Employee Arrested For Leaking Windows 8 Copies

Former Microsoft Employee Arrested For Leaking Windows 8 Copies

A former employee at Microsoft has been arrested after it was discovered that he had leaked early copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8 to an unknown French tech blogger.

By On March 21, 2014 Respond
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