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GPS Collars Placed On World’s Rarest Antelopes

GPS Collars Placed On World’s Rarest Antelopes

Hirola is known as the world’s rarest antelope since its total global population is currently less than 500 members. The specie is in a threat of extinction due to environmental changes and poachers. To keep tabs on these antelopes and to ensure their safety, Zoological Society of London has now helped in GPS collaring nine hirolas.

By On February 13, 2013 Respond
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Google May Pay Apple $1 Billion To Remain The Default Search Engine On iOS

Google May Pay Apple $1 Billion To Remain The Default Search Engine On iOS

Google and Apple are like a divorced couple who have been forced to continue to share the same house. Though we have seen them fighting each other at different times, they’re still reliant on each other. A recent news proves it well. Recently, investment firm Morgan Stanley has created a buzz by reporting that Google may pay Apple at least $1 billion next year to remain the default iOS search engine.

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Tim Cook Iterates Apple Is Not A Hardware Company

Tim Cook Iterates Apple Is Not A Hardware Company

Since its inception, Apple has primarily been a hardware company. It came up with the Mac, then subsequent computing machines, laptops and in a more recent age, music players, smartphones and tablets. However, Tim Cook reminds us, Apple is not just a hardware company, the software component is also becoming a critical part of it.

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iTunes Becomes Apple’s Fourth-Largest Business

iTunes Becomes Apple’s Fourth-Largest Business

Apple is primarily known for the overwhelming popularity of its Mac, iPhone and iPad line of products. However, while the smartphones and tablets mark the major portion of Apple’s earnings, one of the key revenue streams for it is the iTunes Store. According to an analyst, iTunes is now the fourth-largest revenue earning section for Apple.

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Defence Firm Develops Software That Can Track Social Media Users, Predict Future Behaviors

Defence Firm Develops Software That Can Track Social Media Users, Predict Future Behaviors

For long, government agencies have craved for the data of billions of users on social media sites. Authorities want this data to keep an eye on people, but to do so is a direct infringement of citizens’ privacy rights. Raytheon is a defence contractor who has created a software which can mine social media data of the users and can predict future behavior.

By On February 12, 2013 Respond
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Tim Cook Didn’t Want To Sue Samsung Over Patent Issues

Tim Cook Didn’t Want To Sue Samsung Over Patent Issues

Apple and Samsung are currently embroiled in endless patent litigation. The duo has launched multiple patent lawsuits against each other, all around the globe. A report in Reuters now suggests that Apple’s current CEO, Tim Cook, had initially opposed a lawsuit against Samsung over patent issues.

By On February 11, 2013 1 Response
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John E. Karlin, Father Of Human-Compatible Digit Dialing, Passed Away At 94

John E. Karlin, Father Of Human-Compatible Digit Dialing, Passed Away At 94

Oftentimes, we take the design of many products for granted. However, as often, there is a long history of research and diligent study that had led to such a design. Such was the case with the earliest all-digit-dialing phones. John E. Karlin was a man who was critical in coining the most elegant and workable design that now seem so obvious.

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migMobile: A New Framework For Cross-Platform Mobile Development

migMobile: A New Framework For Cross-Platform Mobile Development

Given the sheer number of mobile platforms available today, it gets a little hectic for developers to add support for each one of them. migMobile is a new framework which essentially allows the developers to build fast, native mobile apps in a language of their own liking.

By On February 10, 2013 Respond
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Snapchat Bags $13.5 Million During Series A Funding

Snapchat Bags $13.5 Million During Series A Funding

Messaging app Snapchat has fast risen to popularity and fame. The app essentially allows users to send texts which are automatically deleted from viewers’ stream after a given time. The makers have been able to raise a massive $13.5 million during the Series A round of funding.

By On February 9, 2013 Respond
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Yelp’s CEO And COO Signed Up For $1 Salary

Yelp’s CEO And COO Signed Up For $1 Salary

We got another member in Silicon Valley’s $1 CEO club. The new member is Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO of business reviews site Yelp. Stoppelman has joined two other popular members of the club, namely Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.

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Boeing Working On Safer Boeing 787 Dreamliner Battery

Boeing Working On Safer Boeing 787 Dreamliner Battery

A number of Boeing 787 Dreamliners were recently grounded for a whole host of reasons. Among them are probably the concerns cited by different quarters regarding the safety of these planes. WSJ has now claimed that Boeing is currently working on the battery of 787 Dreamliners to render them safer.

By On February 8, 2013 Respond
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Apple Reveals 25 Billion Songs Sold On iTunes Store

Apple Reveals 25 Billion Songs Sold On iTunes Store

Apple’s iTunes Store is one of the largest content ecosystems in the digital world. Apple virtually disrupted the music industry when it started offering music through iTunes. The company has now revealed that the Store recently sold its 25 billionth song, surpassing yet another mighty milestone.

By On February 7, 2013 Respond
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Amazon Announces Its Own Virtual Currency Called ‘Amazon Coins’

Amazon Announces Its Own Virtual Currency Called ‘Amazon Coins’

A number of virtual currency systems are already in use around the globe. Amazon has joined that league by announcing its own virtual currency called ‘Amazon Coins.’ At the time of its launch, Amazon Coins will be available only to the U.S. customers and could be used by Kindle Fire users to pay for apps and in-app purchases.

By On February 6, 2013 Respond
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Confirming Speculations Dell Goes Private

Confirming Speculations Dell Goes Private

We recently reported that one of the leading computer manufacturing giants, Dell, was finalizing a deal to go private. The deal was being brought together by Dell’s CEO Michael Dell, an equity fund and Microsoft. The company has now sealed the deal, formally announcing it through a press release.

By On February 6, 2013 Respond
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Dell Finalizes Deal To Go Private, Announcement Expected On Monday

Dell Finalizes Deal To Go Private, Announcement Expected On Monday

Dell has apparently been striving to go private since quite some time now. The efforts have been lead by Dell’s founder and CEO, Michael Dell, who intends to buy a majority stake in the company and conclude its status as a public entity. Once the deal is sealed, Dell will become a private company.

By On February 4, 2013 Respond
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