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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.’

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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.

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WikiLeaks Publishes Secret Conversations Between Julian Assange And Eric Schmidt

WikiLeaks Publishes Secret Conversations Between Julian Assange And Eric Schmidt

Recently, WikiLeaks has publsihed confidential chat between Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt.

By On April 20, 2013 Respond
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Apple’s Mac Sales Significantly Decline, Publication Claims

Apple’s Mac Sales Significantly Decline, Publication Claims

PC sales have been taking a hit from the expanding mobile market for some time now. Hardware vendors have been finding it difficult to sustain their sales and profits due to this. It would now seem that even Apple’s Mac division is suffering as DigiTimes claims that Apple has altogether stopped placing orders for Mac components for now.

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Google Reports A Profit Growth Of 16% During First Quarter

Google Reports A Profit Growth Of 16% During First Quarter

Google has dished out the numbers regarding its performance during the first quarter of the current year. The company has defied most of the estimates provided by Wall Street and has registered a profit rise of 16%.

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Microsoft Reports Rise In Profits, Windows Remain Flat

Microsoft Reports Rise In Profits, Windows Remain Flat

A number of predictions had been cited regarding the future of Windows 8 and Surface slates. Defying most of these, Microsoft has now registered a 19% rise in its profits during the third quarter. However, at the same time, the revenues of the Windows division have stayed flat.

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HP Joins Hand With Leap Motion, Gesture Control May Go Mainstream

HP Joins Hand With Leap Motion, Gesture Control May Go Mainstream

Leap Motion has made a number of headlines in the recent past for creating different motion-control devices. The company has now announced that it has joined hands with HP, a deal which may finally bring gesture-control technology to the mainstream PC arena.

By On April 19, 2013 Respond
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Bitcoin Exchange BitFloor Shuts Down For Good

Bitcoin Exchange BitFloor Shuts Down For Good

Bitcoin is the new bubble in the virtual financial space. The meteoric rise of Bitcoin valuation has lured in investors. tech geeks and crooks to the virtual currency market. The virtual currency market is currently on a rollercoaster ride where the fittest will survive only. The latest example of this is Bitcoin exchange BitFloor’s decision to shut down its operations.

By On April 18, 2013 Respond
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Samsung Probed For Allegedly Playing ‘Dirty Tricks’ Against HTC

Samsung Probed For Allegedly Playing ‘Dirty Tricks’ Against HTC

Politics dictates to retain the leadership position one shouldn’t be just content with one’s popularity, but should also make sure that one’s rivals don’t get to popular. Samsung Electronics Taiwan (SET) seems to have applied the philosophy against HTC in the latter’s home ground. The result is a newly launched investigation by the Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission into Samsung over allegations of foul play.

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Google’s $2.3 Billion Sale Of Motorola Home To Arris Approved By Justice Department

Google’s $2.3 Billion Sale Of Motorola Home To Arris Approved By Justice Department

The U.S. Department of Justice has approved the sale of Google owned Motorola Home set-top business to Arris Group for $2.35 billion. The approval removes all regulatory hurdles that stalled the deal until now.

By On April 15, 2013 Respond
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So, Is It Possible To Hijack A Plane With An Android App?

So, Is It Possible To Hijack A Plane With An Android App?

Earlier we have seen some students proving that drones can be hijacked from midair. And now a 30 years old trained commercial pilot and as well as security researcher for German IT firm N.Runs Hugo Teso has said that he has built an app for Android mobile phones called PlaneSploit which could be used to take control on commercial airplanes! Keep reading for details.

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Yahoo And Apple In Talks To Integrate Yahoo Services Into Apple’s iOS

Yahoo And Apple In Talks To Integrate Yahoo Services Into Apple’s iOS

Recently, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported that Apple and Yahoo are discussing how Yahoo services can be integrated more deeply into Apple’s iOS.

By On April 10, 2013 Respond
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Crowdfunding Raised A Total Of $2.7 Billion In 2012, 81% Increase Over 2011

Crowdfunding Raised A Total Of $2.7 Billion In 2012, 81% Increase Over 2011

We have seen many amazing and interesting projects materializing through one of the most popular crowd-funding sources, Kickstarter. Massolution, a research firm specializing in the crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding industries has reported that in 2012, a total of $2.7 billion fund was collected through 308 active crowd funding platforms (CFPs) worldwide!

By On April 9, 2013 Respond
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US Navy To Use Laser Weapons On Ships By 2014

US Navy To Use Laser Weapons On Ships By 2014

The U.S. Navy announced Monday that it is preparing to deploy a new weapon in the Persian Gulf that can disable hostile boats and even destroy overhead surveillance drones — all without dispensing any expensive ammunition.

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