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Motorola Won’t Get $4 Billion For Standard-Essential Patents

Motorola Won’t Get $4 Billion For Standard-Essential Patents

Motorola has been trying to bag $4 billion from Microsoft as royalty fee for using the former’s standard-essential patents. However, a federal court has ruled that the maximum sum Microsoft may pay to Motorola for using its standard-essential patents is $1.8 million a year.

By On April 27, 2013 Respond
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WWDC 2013 Tickets Sell Out Within Two Minutes

WWDC 2013 Tickets Sell Out Within Two Minutes

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is one of the most anticipated tech events of the year. Last year, tickets for the event sold out within two hours of availability. This year, however, the tickets were sold out within two minutes.

By On April 26, 2013 Respond
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FreedomPop Expanded Its Free Internet Service Nationwide On Sprint’s 3G Network

FreedomPop Expanded Its Free Internet Service Nationwide On Sprint’s 3G Network

FreedomPop is a “free” wireless Internet provider that offers high-speed access to people who purchase its mobile and home-based products. Recently, the company has made its network available nationwide by supporting Sprint’s 3G network.

By On April 26, 2013 Respond
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Twitter Music Founder Joins A New Startup Called Jelly

Twitter Music Founder Joins A New Startup Called Jelly

Twitter recently launched a new music app which is popularly being touted as ‘Twitter Music.’ It is now being reported that the key person who helped Twitter build this app has left the company to join a new startup called Jelly.

By On April 26, 2013 Respond
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Scientists Captured Alexander Graham Bell’s Voice From 128-Year-Old Recording

Scientists Captured Alexander Graham Bell’s Voice From 128-Year-Old Recording

It is Alexander Graham Bell who is well known for inventing the telephone. Though this eminent scientist died in 1922, you can still hear his voice. Thanks to a new technology that has brought a 128-year-old recording made by Graham Bell back to life.

By On April 25, 2013 Respond
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Amazon Working On Set-Top Box To Deliver Internet Video

Amazon Working On Set-Top Box To Deliver Internet Video

According to certain inside sources, Amazon is currently working on a set-top box of its own. The philosophy behind developing such a device is that Amazon plans to bring its online video content directly to television sets. The device is expected to arrive later this year.

By On April 25, 2013 Respond
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Apple WWDC 2013 Starts June 10, Promises To Unveil New iOS And OS X

Apple WWDC 2013 Starts June 10, Promises To Unveil New iOS And OS X

Yesterday, Apple announced that it will hold its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013 from June 10 to June 14 at San Francisco’s Moscone West conference center. This time Apple has promised to deliver attendees a new build of iOS and OS X. It is presumed that the WWDC 2013 conference will feature the unveiling of iOS 7.

By On April 25, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Inks Patent Deal With ZTE Over Android And Chrome

Microsoft Inks Patent Deal With ZTE Over Android And Chrome

From the high stake patent battles between electronic giants lately, one thing is certain – these companies are not in for a healthy competitive market. Software giant Microsoft seems to have taken a lesson from these battles. The recent proof of this is a patent deal with ZTE announced on Tuesday.

By On April 24, 2013 Respond
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Google Beats Apple By Buying Machine Learning Firm Wavii For Over $30 Million

Google Beats Apple By Buying Machine Learning Firm Wavii For Over $30 Million

Seattle-based natural language processing firm Wavii uses machine learning algorithms to automatically aggregate status updates on topics such as politics, celebrities and gadgets. It’s been reported that search giant Google has acquired Wavii for over $30 million.

By On April 24, 2013 Respond
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Wattio Offers A Greener, Smarter And Comprehensive Home Automation System

Wattio Offers A Greener, Smarter And Comprehensive Home Automation System

We have seen a number of home automation systems cropping up in recent days. However, most of these systems fall short of providing a comprehensive solution. To end this, Wattio has launched an Indiegogo campaign to crowdsource funds for an excellent home automation system that is very comprehensive and lets you adopt a greener lifestyle.

By On April 24, 2013 Respond
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Google Fined $190,000 In Germany Over Street View Service

Google Fined $190,000 In Germany Over Street View Service

Google recently came under a lot of heat in the German city of Hamburg when regulators decided that the search giant illegally recorded Street View data. While collecting data for its mapping service, Google illegally used unencrypted Wi-Fi networks for which it has now been fined a sum of $190,000.

By On April 23, 2013 Respond
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Apple May Soon Replace Tim Cook With A New CEO

Apple May Soon Replace Tim Cook With A New CEO

Tim Cook, Apple’s present CEO, took the top position at the company after the death of Steve Jobs back in 2011. Now, Forbes is reporting that Apple’s board of directors isn’t exactly pleased with Cook’s performance as CEO and is planning on finding an apt replacement.

By On April 23, 2013 Respond
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Google Bags $39 Million iProvo Fiber Network For $1 Only

Google Bags $39 Million iProvo Fiber Network For $1 Only

Google has actively been working on its high-speed internet and television service. To that end, the search giant recently snagged a great deal when it bagged the municipal fiber-optic system in Provo, Utah for a mere $1. The city spent some $39 million on constructing the network.

By On April 21, 2013 Respond
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Facebook May Be The Key Player Behind Billion-Dollar ‘Project Catapult’

Facebook May Be The Key Player Behind Billion-Dollar ‘Project Catapult’

A tech giant is currently working on the plan of building a huge billion-dollar data facility in Altoona, Iowa. So far, it is not clear which company is behind this state-of-the-art facility, but multiple hints indicate that Facebook may be behind this data center which is being touted as ‘Project Catapult.’

By On April 21, 2013 Respond
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Google, Microsoft OSes May Land On Cheaper Intel Devices Soon

Google, Microsoft OSes May Land On Cheaper Intel Devices Soon

The tablet market is expanding rapidly at this point and multiple vendors are now in a fierce competition to bring down their costs, trim their profits and bolster their sales. To this end, it is expected that we may soon see Android, Chrome OS and possibly Windows 8 arrive on top of cheap Intel-based devices, priced somewhere near $200.

By On April 21, 2013 Respond
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