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Google Reports 17% Growth In Year-Over-Year Profits

Google Reports 17% Growth In Year-Over-Year Profits

It’s that time of the year when every company is busy releasing quarterly reports. Google has revealed its own report and according to it, the search giant has mustered a year-over-year growth of 17% in its profits.

By On January 31, 2014 Respond
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Amazon’s Earning In Holiday Quarter Misses On Wall Street Expectations

Amazon’s Earning In Holiday Quarter Misses On Wall Street Expectations

Amazon has been doing fairly well and during the holiday season, the retail giant would have us believe that it was selling millions of items every hour. Now, quarterly results are out and Amazon has missed on some of the Wall Street expectations.

By On January 31, 2014 Respond
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Two Los Angeles TV Stations Gear Up To Test Spectrum-Sharing

Two Los Angeles TV Stations Gear Up To Test Spectrum-Sharing

There is only so much of the wireless spectrum and both the wireless industry and the TV stations need more of it. To resolve this, two Los Angeles TV stations will be participating in a ‘test’, trying to establish whether spectrum-sharing is a viable option.

By On January 30, 2014 Respond
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T-Mobile Releases Press Release Mocking AT&T, With Fake CEO Quotes

T-Mobile Releases Press Release Mocking AT&T, With Fake CEO Quotes

T-Mobile may not be among the major US carriers but the company sure does make enough noise to hit a lot of headlines. It has now released a press release mock-appreciating AT&T, together with fake quotes from AT&T CEO.

By On January 30, 2014 Respond
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Google Is Selling Motorola To Lenovo For $2.91 Billion

Google Is Selling Motorola To Lenovo For $2.91 Billion

The tech world has been in somewhat of a shock ever since the news emerged that Google may be selling Motorola to Lenovo. The search giant has now confirmed the news, saying that the deal rakes in $2.91 billion and that it gets to keep a ‘vast majority’ of the patents.

By On January 30, 2014 Respond
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Charlie Shrem Resigns From The Bitcoin Foundation

Charlie Shrem Resigns From The Bitcoin Foundation

Yesterday, Charlie Shrem, the CEO of BitInstant, was arrested over allegations of money laundering. Shrem, who has been a prominent member of The Bitcoin Foundation, has now resigned from the organization.

By On January 30, 2014 Respond
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Starwood Aims To Remove Check-In Desk, Offer Virtual Keys To Customers At Aloft Hotels

Starwood Aims To Remove Check-In Desk, Offer Virtual Keys To Customers At Aloft Hotels

When it comes to the hotel industry, technology hasn’t exactly been a priority for most hotel brands. This is changing now as Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide plans to offer virtual keys to customers through a mobile app, removing the need for a check-in desk.

By On January 28, 2014 Respond
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Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup ‘Deepmind’ For $400 Million

Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup ‘Deepmind’ For $400 Million

We have seen a flurry of startup acquisitions by Google in the last year or so. The company has apparently set its eyes on the future of robotics. The latest in the list is the acquisition of Deepmind, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup.

By On January 28, 2014 Respond
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Google And Samsung Sign 10 Year Patent Licensing Agreement

Google And Samsung Sign 10 Year Patent Licensing Agreement

Google and Samsung have had their differences at times but the two have been the key players in the Android arena. In that context, it is no surprise that both companies have signed a 10-year patent licensing agreement.

By On January 27, 2014 Respond
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Google Patent Envisions E-Shoppers Getting Free Taxi Ride To Retail Stores!

Google Patent Envisions E-Shoppers Getting Free Taxi Ride To Retail Stores!

Google has a treasure-trove of data and it is gearing up to use this in a grand way. The company has bagged a patent which envisions an ad service that would automatically offer a prospective customer a free taxi ride.

By On January 26, 2014 Respond
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NYC Uses Big Data To Determine Buildings Running A Higher Risk Of Fires

NYC Uses Big Data To Determine Buildings Running A Higher Risk Of Fires

Big data is somewhat of a miracle of the modern digital age. The sheer amount of raw data, when analyzed meaningfully, can discern excellent results. New York City, for instance, is now using big data to predict which buildings are at a greater risk of catching fire.

By On January 26, 2014 Respond
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Apple May Soon Launch A Mobile Payments Service Of Its Own

Apple May Soon Launch A Mobile Payments Service Of Its Own

It has been rumored for a while that Apple may be interested in a mobile payments service of its own. Now, sources close to the development say such a service would allow iPhone and iPad users to pay for physical goods and services.

By On January 25, 2014 Respond
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Microsoft Overperforms On Investor Expectations, Bags $24.52B In Revenue

Microsoft Overperforms On Investor Expectations, Bags $24.52B In Revenue

During the final quarter of 2013, Microsoft was able to perform rather well by bagging a handsome revenue and bringing more earnings per share than was expected. The company scored $0.78 per share, more than the expected $0.68 per share.

By On January 24, 2014 Respond
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Jimmy Fallon Hides MacBook During Bill Gates Interview

Jimmy Fallon Hides MacBook During Bill Gates Interview

When it comes to the Microsoft vs Apple debate, one is always reminded that it is probably one of the longest-running rivalries in the tech industry. In a recent interview with Bill Gates, Jimmy Fallon was an unwitting victim to this rivalry when he tried to hide his MacBook during the interview.

By On January 23, 2014 Respond
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Apple Files A Patent For Button-less Trackpads In MacBooks

Apple Files A Patent For Button-less Trackpads In MacBooks

Apple patents are usually a general hint at where the company’s current line-ups are headed in the future. When it comes to MacBooks, Apple has now filed a patent which envisions a button-less trackpad.

By On January 23, 2014 Respond
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