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Smartphone Market Players Continue Earlier Trends, Report Shows

Smartphone Market Players Continue Earlier Trends, Report Shows

Analytics company comScroe has released its May 2013 MobiLens report, tabulating key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry. The report shows little changes in the smartphone market shares.

By On June 29, 2013 Respond
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Adobe Acquires Neolane In A Deal Worth $600 Million

Adobe Acquires Neolane In A Deal Worth $600 Million

Adobe has been trying to focus more on its marketing portfolio for some time now. To that end, the company has expended considerable resources and has acquired Neolane, a company that has many very well-reputed customers. The acquisition deal has reportedly raked in a whopping $600 million.

By On June 29, 2013 Respond
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Researchers Created Long-lasting Battery From Wood

Researchers Created Long-lasting Battery From Wood

Batteries usually contain harsh chemicals that make them less than environmentally friendly. But lately, researchers from the University of Maryland have created a long-lasting rechargeable battery from wood!

By On June 24, 2013 1 Response
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California Serves Bitcoin Foundation With Cease And Desist Order

California Serves Bitcoin Foundation With Cease And Desist Order

Bitcoin is still a concept that is gaining traction and it may take a while before government functionaries are able to understand exactly how it works. California’s Department of Financial Institutions has now the Bitcoin Foundation with a cease and desist order over fairly ridiculous reasons.

By On June 24, 2013 2 Responses
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IP-Based Services Are Driving Mobile Usage Among Under 35s

IP-Based Services Are Driving Mobile Usage Among Under 35s

The under 35s are changing the landscape of mobile voice, messaging and data. IP messaging has taken off with the young generation. Data has taken importance over voice to under 35s in choosing plans. The trends have been brought forth by Analysys Mason through a new multi-country service.

By On June 23, 2013 Respond
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LG To Host A Mysterious Press Event On August 7 In NYC

LG To Host A Mysterious Press Event On August 7 In NYC

For long, South Korean manufacturer LG had been trying to gain a sizable foothold into the smartphone market and finally it gained success by introducing Optimus G. However, after a long time LG is set to host an event on August 7 at New York City. Could it be for a new Optimus G?

By On June 21, 2013 Respond
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FBI Admits Domestic Use Of Drones For Surveillance

FBI Admits Domestic Use Of Drones For Surveillance

In the past, some security analysts had speculated that FBI may be using drones within U.S. in order to keep an eye on U.S. citizens. As it turns out, the speculation was right on spot, as is evident from the recent Senate hearing during which, FBI Director admitted that the agency was using drones for domestic surveillance.

By On June 21, 2013 Respond
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Engineers Trying To Make A Motorcycle Helmet That Can Navigate

Engineers Trying To Make A Motorcycle Helmet That Can Navigate

A motorbike helmet can save our head during accidents. But a team of Russian motorcyclists-slash-engineers is trying to make such helmet that will not only be able to save our head during accidents but also will be able to navigate.

By On June 20, 2013 Respond
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Stratasys Acquires MakerBot To Dominate 3D Printing Industry

Stratasys Acquires MakerBot To Dominate 3D Printing Industry

3D printing is on the news again. This time for an acquisition we reported about one and a half week ago. Just like we expected, the industrial 3D printing company Stratasys has acquired consumer 3D printer maker MakerBot.

By On June 20, 2013 Respond
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Nvidia Will License Graphics Technology To Others

Nvidia Will License Graphics Technology To Others

Nvidia is entering into the patent licensing business with full force. The chipmaker’s Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang said that his company will start licensing its graphics technology to other companies.

By On June 19, 2013 Respond
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AT&T Starts Offering Nationwide FaceTime Over Cellular

AT&T Starts Offering Nationwide FaceTime Over Cellular

When Apple announced that it will be offering cellular support for the FaceTime feature, many telecom giants were reluctant. AT&T initially limited the feature only to MobileShare plan subscribers and such LTE users who had a tiered plan. But the company is finally rolling out general FaceTime support to all subscribers.

By On June 19, 2013 Respond
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Facebook May Introduce Instagram Video On June 20

Facebook May Introduce Instagram Video On June 20

Remember the June 20 event Facebook is going to hold? Earlier speculations were that the event would be about a Facebook reader service. New rumors suggest that a reader isn’t Facebook’s “Big Idea”.

By On June 18, 2013 Respond
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Yahoo Makes $30-$40 Million Offer For Social Email Startup Xobni

Yahoo Makes $30-$40 Million Offer For Social Email Startup Xobni

Yahoo is in buying spree. Last week, the internet company bought iOS camera app maker GhostBird. It was preceded by the much discussed $1.1 billion Tumblr deal. This time, we’re hearing about a $30 to $40 million buyout offer to social email startup Xobni.

By On June 18, 2013 Respond
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Recharge Electric Vehicles In 20 Minutes

Recharge Electric Vehicles In 20 Minutes

Electric vehicles (EVs) take hours after hours to get fully recharged. But lately, engineers from BMW and General Motors (GM) have announced that people will be able to recharge 80% of their electric vehicles (EV) just in 20 minutes using a DC Combo Fast Charger developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

By On June 17, 2013 Respond
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Best Buy Getting Windows Stores In 600 Locations

Best Buy Getting Windows Stores In 600 Locations

Microsoft has announced a store-within-a-store deal with Best Buy. Under this deal, Microsoft will take over the entire PC section of 600 Best Buy stores.

By On June 16, 2013 1 Response
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