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Microsoft Buys Nokia’s Handset Division For $7.17 Billion

Microsoft Buys Nokia’s Handset Division For $7.17 Billion

Microsoft and Nokia have been working together ever since Windows Phone platform was launched. Nokia has been the primary brand supporting the platform. Now, Microsoft has acquired Nokia’s handset division in a deal that rakes in $7.17 billion.

By On September 3, 2013 1 Response
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Microsoft Pulls The Plug On Its Masters Level Certification Exams

Microsoft Pulls The Plug On Its Masters Level Certification Exams

Microsoft has surprised quite a few people by announcing that it is pulling the plug on its Masters level certification exams. According to the company, the ceritification will no longer be offered after October 1, 2013.

By On September 3, 2013 Respond
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Vodafone May Sell Its Verizon Wireless Stake For $130 Billion

Vodafone May Sell Its Verizon Wireless Stake For $130 Billion

For many years now, Vodafone and Verizon have jointly owned Vodafone Wireless. Vodafone holds nearly 45% stake in the company whereas the rest of the control is in the hands of Verizon. Reports have it that the two companies have reached a deal according ot which, Vodafone may sell its stake to Verizon for a whopping $130 billion.

By On September 2, 2013 Respond
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Consumers May Get $3.06 Per Book Over Apple eBook Settlement

Consumers May Get $3.06 Per Book Over Apple eBook Settlement

The ebook price-fixing case has dragged on for a long while now. The five major publishers involved in the scandal have settled with the Justice Department, one after the other. And with their combined settlement offer, each customer may receive $3.06 per every book that was bought from either of these ebook publishers.

By On September 1, 2013 1 Response
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Project Loon: Smart Balloons Flock To Provide Good Internet Coverage, Google Reveals

Project Loon: Smart Balloons Flock To Provide Good Internet Coverage, Google Reveals

When Google expressed its intent of developing such smart, hot-air balloons which could provide internet coverage, many laughed at the idea. Now that Google has launched the pilot phase of it already, the company goes on to explain how it aims to provide a steady internet coverage with Project Loon.

By On August 31, 2013 Respond
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Singaporean JFDI.Asia Brings Together Entrepreneurs From Around The Globe

Singaporean JFDI.Asia Brings Together Entrepreneurs From Around The Globe

Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) is an entrepreneurship accelerator based in Singapore and the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. The incubator aims at helping entrepreneurs take their start-ups from concept to early-stage within 100 days. In its fresh batch, JFDI has signed up ten teams of entrepreneurs from around the globe.

By On August 31, 2013 Respond
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World’s First Live Surgery Done Using Google Glass

World’s First Live Surgery Done Using Google Glass

Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD), developed by Google. Earlier we have seen hacker taking control of drone using Google Glass. However, lately a surgeon at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has become the first in the United States to transmit a surgery live using Google Glass!

By On August 30, 2013 Respond
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Google Purchases Wearable Technology Patents From Foxconn

Google Purchases Wearable Technology Patents From Foxconn

Foxconn is one of the Apple’s key supply chain partners. It is now being reported that Google recently purchased wearable technology patents from Foxconn. However, the move is understandable given that Foxconn is also the manufacturer for Google Glass.

By On August 25, 2013 Respond
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Amazon Is Testing Out A New Wireless Technology, Reports Suggest

Amazon Is Testing Out A New Wireless Technology, Reports Suggest

Ever since the launch of its first Kindle tablet, we have seen Amazon transform rapidly from the largest online e-retailer to a company that also wants to gain a solid foothold in the world of technology. To that end, we have been told, Amazon is testing out a new wireless technology in Cupertino.

By On August 25, 2013 Respond
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Apple Rolls Out iWork For iCloud Beta To All Users

Apple Rolls Out iWork For iCloud Beta To All Users

Apple’s iWork for iCloud beta has been around for a while. Initially, the service was offered only to a limited number of users and ever since, Apple has gradually expanded the user base by offering it to more and more people. Now, the company has announced that it is making the iWork for iCloud beta available to the public.

By On August 25, 2013 Respond
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Nokia Threatens To Leave India Over Tax Issues

Nokia Threatens To Leave India Over Tax Issues

Although Nokia still has a huge sales volume in developing countries such as India, the company seems on the very brink of leaving the country. Apparently, Nokia has run into tax trouble in India and blames the government for trying to impose illegal taxes on its operations.

By On August 24, 2013 1 Response
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Lenovo May Acquire HTC Soon, Rumors Say

Lenovo May Acquire HTC Soon, Rumors Say

HTC has long been cited as the sick child of the smartphone market. The company started with an excellent potential and a brand value that put it up there among the top players but over time, HTC’s smartphone market and its stock value has plummeted. Now, rumor has it that the Chinese company Lenovo may acquire HTC soon.

By On August 23, 2013 Respond
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PayPal Tests Face Verification For Mobile-Payment Transactions

PayPal Tests Face Verification For Mobile-Payment Transactions

PayPal is somewhat of a leader in the arena of e-commerce payment solutions. The company is now exploring the possibility of using face verification for mobile-payment transactions.

By On August 22, 2013 Respond
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Intel May Launch New Processors For Tablets In 2014

Intel May Launch New Processors For Tablets In 2014

This year, Intel has been gearing up to focus on the smartphone and tablet market with its upcoming ‘Silvermont’ architecture. Now, however, DigiTimes has reported that the chip-maker will be launch the next generation of its tablet processors, touted as Cherry Trail lineup, in 2014.

By On August 21, 2013 Respond
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3D Model Of Hyperloop Transport System Revealed

3D Model Of Hyperloop Transport System Revealed

We already know that Colorado-based company Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies (ET3) is determined to make a Hyperloop transport system, to be more specific, a high-speed tube train, that would be able to take us from New York to Los Angeles in 45 minutes! Although Elon Musk, the person who brought the idea of futuristic high-speed tube train Hyperloop, revealed more details of Hyperloop, now 3D model of Hyperloop transport system has been revealed.

By On August 21, 2013 Respond
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