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Google Beats Apple By Buying Machine Learning Firm Wavii For Over $30 Million

Google Beats Apple By Buying Machine Learning Firm Wavii For Over $30 Million

Seattle-based natural language processing firm Wavii uses machine learning algorithms to automatically aggregate status updates on topics such as politics, celebrities and gadgets. It’s been reported that search giant Google has acquired Wavii for over $30 million.

By On April 24, 2013 Respond
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Wattio Offers A Greener, Smarter And Comprehensive Home Automation System

Wattio Offers A Greener, Smarter And Comprehensive Home Automation System

We have seen a number of home automation systems cropping up in recent days. However, most of these systems fall short of providing a comprehensive solution. To end this, Wattio has launched an Indiegogo campaign to crowdsource funds for an excellent home automation system that is very comprehensive and lets you adopt a greener lifestyle.

By On April 24, 2013 Respond
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Google Fined $190,000 In Germany Over Street View Service

Google Fined $190,000 In Germany Over Street View Service

Google recently came under a lot of heat in the German city of Hamburg when regulators decided that the search giant illegally recorded Street View data. While collecting data for its mapping service, Google illegally used unencrypted Wi-Fi networks for which it has now been fined a sum of $190,000.

By On April 23, 2013 Respond
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Apple May Soon Replace Tim Cook With A New CEO

Apple May Soon Replace Tim Cook With A New CEO

Tim Cook, Apple’s present CEO, took the top position at the company after the death of Steve Jobs back in 2011. Now, Forbes is reporting that Apple’s board of directors isn’t exactly pleased with Cook’s performance as CEO and is planning on finding an apt replacement.

By On April 23, 2013 Respond
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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.’

By On April 21, 2013 Respond
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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.

By On April 21, 2013 Respond
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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.

By On April 20, 2013 Respond
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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%.

By On April 20, 2013 Respond
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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.

By On April 20, 2013 Respond
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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.

By On April 16, 2013 Respond
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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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