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Google’s Oldest Employee Susan Wojcicki Appointed As The New CEO Of YouTube

Google’s Oldest Employee Susan Wojcicki Appointed As The New CEO Of YouTube

We have seen Microsoft appoint a new CEO and within days of that, YouTube has also decided to get one. The new YouTube CEO is Susan Wojcicki, one of the oldest employees at Google.

By On February 6, 2014 Respond
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Sochi Olympics: Samsung Offers Galaxy Note 3, Asks Athletes To Hide Apple Logo On Their iPhone

Sochi Olympics: Samsung Offers Galaxy Note 3, Asks Athletes To Hide Apple Logo On Their iPhone

Samsung is apparently trying to cash in on the Sochi 2014 Olympics in Russia. Reports have it that the company is giving away free Galaxy Note 3 units to Olympic athletes, while also demanding that they hide the Apple logo on their iPhones during the opening ceremonies.

By On February 6, 2014 Respond
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Top Ten Highest-Earning Tech Skills

Top Ten Highest-Earning Tech Skills

Given the increasingly greater integration of technology in our lives, you will often hear people telling you that possessing tech skills today is a must-have. But what kind of tech skills? The list below tells you about the most profitable ones.

By On February 5, 2014 Respond
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NTT In Japan Is Testing Out 360-Degree Broadcasts Of Live Events

NTT In Japan Is Testing Out 360-Degree Broadcasts Of Live Events

360-degree videos are not a new concept, becoming somewhat more popular and accessible with Oculus Rift. The Japanese companies NTT and NicoNico Douga are now collaborating to attempt 360-degree broadcasts of live events.

By On February 5, 2014 Respond
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Satya Nadella Appointed As The New CEO Of Microsoft

Satya Nadella Appointed As The New CEO Of Microsoft

Microsoft has attracted quite a few rumors and estimations in the past few days while the company busily searched for a new CEO. It would appear that Satya Nadella has finally been appointed the new CEO of the company.

By On February 5, 2014 Respond
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Globalstar Unveils Sat-Fi: Turns Any Wi-Fi Handset Into Satellite Phone

Globalstar Unveils Sat-Fi: Turns Any Wi-Fi Handset Into Satellite Phone

Many of us have often wanted to have a satellite phone, in times when our Wi-Fi speeds are terrible or other connectivity options are down. Globalstar may make this possible with its Sat-Fi, a service that can turn any Wi-Fi device into a satellite phone.

By On February 3, 2014 Respond
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US Cellular Offers $50 Unlimited Plan, Throttling After First 500MB

US Cellular Offers $50 Unlimited Plan, Throttling After First 500MB

If you are looking for a comprehensive phone plan which comes with average perks at a really affordable price, US Cellular may be the answer. The carrier is offering an unlimited plan for $50 per month, although internet speeds will be throttled after the first 500MB.

By On February 1, 2014 Respond
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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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