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Google’s Director Of Privacy Alma Whitten Leaving This June

Google’s Director Of Privacy Alma Whitten Leaving This June

Around three weeks ago search giant Google announced that its Android platform chief Andy Rubin is no longer in that position. And recently Google has confirmed that its current privacy director Alma Whitten is going to resign this June.

By On April 2, 2013 Respond
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AT&T To Launch HD Voice Later This Year

AT&T To Launch HD Voice Later This Year

Earlier this year in an announcements T-Mobile says they are going to improved voice calling with the arrival of its iPhone 5 later this month. And expecting to be the only wireless carrier in the US which delivers nation-wide HD Voice. Now it seems AT&T also on their way to support this technology. The company has released an official statement to confirm that HD Voice for their users. While they are expecting a 2013 release begins to route voice calling over its LTE network.

By On April 2, 2013 Respond
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Apple May Launch ‘iRadio’ This Summer, Pushing Hard

Apple May Launch ‘iRadio’ This Summer, Pushing Hard

There’s been a lot of speculation over the last several months regarding Apple’s streaming music service ‘iRadio.’ It’s certainly a product that we’ve been hearing for a long time without getting any confirmation of its existence. But lately we’ve come to know that Apple plans to launch its ‘iRadio’ this summer.

By On March 31, 2013 Respond
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Kodak Sued By Shutterfly Over My Kodak Moments App

Kodak Sued By Shutterfly Over My Kodak Moments App

My Kodak Moments App is a popular app that let users buy photo albums made from photos stored in Facebook. According to Reuters, a complaint was filed against the online photo service in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan accusing Kodak of violating an earlier agreement with Shutterfly.

By On March 26, 2013 Respond
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Apple Acquired Indoor Mapping Firm WifiSLAM For $20 Million

Apple Acquired Indoor Mapping Firm WifiSLAM For $20 Million

Apple has bought an indoor mobile location positioning company named WifiSLAM for $20 Million. According to a Wall Street Journal report, an Apple spokesman confirmed the acquisition, but didn’t reveal much.

By On March 25, 2013 Respond
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Jury Ordered Cisco To Pay $70 Million Over Patent Fraud

Jury Ordered Cisco To Pay $70 Million Over Patent Fraud

In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of Delaware, the jury found network equipment maker Cisco guilty of fraudulently obtaining technology from a New York company named XpertUniverse. The jury ruled that Cisco must pay $70 million in damages to XpertUniverse for the fraudulent dealings. Cisco has to pay an additional $34,000 for violating two of XpertUniverse’s patents.

By On March 24, 2013 Respond
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Lockheed Martin Corp. Building World’s First Commercial Quantum Computer

Lockheed Martin Corp. Building World’s First Commercial Quantum Computer

Quantum computing has potential to solve challenges ranging from designing new lifesaving drugs to instantaneously debugging millions of lines of software code. This Quantum computing has been a goal of researchers for more than three decades, but it has proved remarkably difficult to achieve. But American military contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. has said that it’ll integrate a quantum computing platform from Canadian partner D-Wave Systems into its business and will make commercial use of quantum computing, which could solve some business and science problems millions of times faster than can be done today at mere speed.

By On March 23, 2013 Respond
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500 Startups Starts Raising Investments For Its Fund II Via AngelList

500 Startups Starts Raising Investments For Its Fund II Via AngelList

U.S. incubator and investor firm 500 Startups is accepting investments for its Fund II via the seed funding network AngelList. The new development is a continuation of earlier ties between the two firms.

By On March 23, 2013 1 Response
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Walmart Now Brings Smartphone Checkout Program To More Locations

Walmart Now Brings Smartphone Checkout Program To More Locations

Walmart launched its Scan & Go pilot program a while ago. The retail giant initially rolled it out at limited locations but the success of the program has encouraged the company to introduce it at many other locations. The company is now planning to bring it to three-quarters of all its locations in the country.

By On March 21, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft And Intel Support Apple Against Motorola’s Appeal On Patent Case

Microsoft And Intel Support Apple Against Motorola’s Appeal On Patent Case

Motorola, and by the that we mean Google, recently launched an appeal against the 2012 ruling of a court which refused Motorola any relief over standard essential patents. In the appeal, Google argued that Apple was an ‘unwilling licensee.’ Interestingly, Microsoft and Intel have thrown their weight behind Apple in opposing Google.

By On March 21, 2013 2 Responses
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Scientists Making Sapphire Glass For Smartphone Screen, May Replace Gorilla Glass

Scientists Making Sapphire Glass For Smartphone Screen, May Replace Gorilla Glass

Sapphire is a transparent, crystalline form of aluminium oxide (alumina) that is extraordinarily hard, scratch-resistant, a melting point of 2,030C, and almost completely impermeable and impervious to caustic chemicals. In fact, it is the hardest natural substance after diamond. Keeping that in mind, right now some engineers at GT Advanced Technologies are trying to replace Gorilla Glass by making smartphone screens through Sapphire.

By On March 21, 2013 2 Responses
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Yahoo In Talks To Buy Majority Stake In Dailymotion

Yahoo In Talks To Buy Majority Stake In Dailymotion

According to Wall Street Journal, Yahoo is currently in talks with Dailymotion to purchase a majority stake in the video social network. The move would be Yahoo’s attempt to expand its influence in the web video arena.

By On March 21, 2013 Respond
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Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch Quits Position, Joins Apple

Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch Quits Position, Joins Apple

Adobe’s CTO Kevin Lynch has waved his position at Adobe goodbye and has joined Apple, although it is unclear yet as to what position he is being offered at his new company.

By On March 21, 2013 Respond
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World’s First Tactical UAS ATLANTE Made Its Maiden Flight

World’s First Tactical UAS ATLANTE Made Its Maiden Flight

ATLANTE is a long-range tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS) designed for ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) missions. Last month on February 28, ATLANTE made its maiden flight at the Rozas airfield in the Spanish city of Lugo.

By On March 20, 2013 Respond
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Apple May Hand Out $16 Billion In Dividend, Highest In U.S. History

Apple May Hand Out $16 Billion In Dividend, Highest In U.S. History

Apple has a lot of cash and the company may soon use it to satiate its investors. According to multiple analysts, Apple may soon bump up its dividend yields significantly, totaling the annual payout to some $16 billion.

By On March 20, 2013 Respond
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