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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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[Infographic] How Much Money Tech Companies Earn In A Minute?

[Infographic] How Much Money Tech Companies Earn In A Minute?

It is becoming increasingly common to read about the multi-billion-dollar revenues of tech companies each year. Here a glimpse at exactly how much each of these major tech companies earn in a single minute.

By On March 20, 2014 Respond
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Google’s Acquisition Of An Android Gaming Platform Hints At Future Set-Top Box

Google’s Acquisition Of An Android Gaming Platform Hints At Future Set-Top Box

Google has recently acquired Green Throttle Games, an Android gaming platform which doesn’t exactly have a stellar history. Many reports claim that this may be a part of Google’s strategy for its upcoming set-top box.

By On March 12, 2014 Respond
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Another Setback For Tesla: No Direct-To-Customer Sales In New Jersey

Another Setback For Tesla: No Direct-To-Customer Sales In New Jersey

Tesla is known for a unique car sales model in which the company doesn’t rely on a car dealer and directly sells its cars to customers. New Jersey has somehow found this absurd and banned such sales in the state.

By On March 12, 2014 Respond
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NASA Gave Jet Fuel On Discount To Google, Finally Admitted

NASA Gave Jet Fuel On Discount To Google, Finally Admitted

Many executives of Google use private jet for their transport, no matter whether it is related to personal or official work. Every jet needs jet fuel to fly. The buzzing news is – lately space agency NASA has admitted that in the past, it sold jet fuel on discount to Google.

By On March 8, 2014 Respond
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Apple Will Soon Bring Full-Screen Video iAds To iOS Devices

Apple Will Soon Bring Full-Screen Video iAds To iOS Devices

Apple launched iAds back in 2010, as an attempt to better monetize the ads served on iOS devices. Now, the company is apparently trying to rekindle the platform by planning to offer full-screen video iAds on iPhone and iPad.

By On March 6, 2014 Respond
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Tim Cook Confronts Shareholders Averse To Clean Energy Initiatives

Tim Cook Confronts Shareholders Averse To Clean Energy Initiatives

It is almost a trend among business investors to hide under convenient conservatism to avoid spending money on environmental initiatives. When certain Apple shareholders recently expressed as much, Tim Cook told them to sell their stock.

By On March 6, 2014 Respond
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Sprint Allegedly Overcharged US Government On Wiretapping, Faces Lawsuit

Sprint Allegedly Overcharged US Government On Wiretapping, Faces Lawsuit

The until-recently-clandestine collaboration between Sprint and the US government took a rather bitter turn. It has been alleged that Sprint overcharged on the governmental wiretaps. Now, the US government is suing the company.

By On March 5, 2014 Respond
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Facebook Considers Acquiring Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Facebook Considers Acquiring Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

It would appear that key acquisitions are becoming a regular feature of the tech industry. Facebook is reportedly considering acquiring Titan Aerospace now, a company that makes drones.

By On March 5, 2014 Respond
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