Microsoft has attracted quite a few rumors and estimations in the past few days while the company busily searched for a new CEO. It would appear that Satya Nadella has finally been appointed the new CEO of the company.
Many of us have often wanted to have a satellite phone, in times when our Wi-Fi speeds are terrible or other connectivity options are down. Globalstar may make this possible with its Sat-Fi, a service that can turn any Wi-Fi device into a satellite phone.
Blu-ray discs may sound a little obsolete but Facebook may be unwittingly reviving the optical storage format. The social network has built a storage system comprising of 10,000 Blu-ray discs, using them for ‘cold storage.’
Now a days, 3D-printed objects are grabbing public’s attention. However, using a combination of pneumatics and 3D-printed flexible-materials, a student named Richard Clarkson at New York’s School of Visual Arts, has created an artificial flower that “blooms.”
If you are looking for a comprehensive phone plan which comes with average perks at a really affordable price, US Cellular may be the answer. The carrier is offering an unlimited plan for $50 per month, although internet speeds will be throttled after the first 500MB.
It’s that time of the year when every company is busy releasing quarterly reports. Google has revealed its own report and according to it, the search giant has mustered a year-over-year growth of 17% in its profits.
Amazon has been doing fairly well and during the holiday season, the retail giant would have us believe that it was selling millions of items every hour. Now, quarterly results are out and Amazon has missed on some of the Wall Street expectations.
There is only so much of the wireless spectrum and both the wireless industry and the TV stations need more of it. To resolve this, two Los Angeles TV stations will be participating in a ‘test’, trying to establish whether spectrum-sharing is a viable option.
T-Mobile may not be among the major US carriers but the company sure does make enough noise to hit a lot of headlines. It has now released a press release mock-appreciating AT&T, together with fake quotes from AT&T CEO.
The tech world has been in somewhat of a shock ever since the news emerged that Google may be selling Motorola to Lenovo. The search giant has now confirmed the news, saying that the deal rakes in $2.91 billion and that it gets to keep a ‘vast majority’ of the patents.
Yesterday, Charlie Shrem, the CEO of BitInstant, was arrested over allegations of money laundering. Shrem, who has been a prominent member of The Bitcoin Foundation, has now resigned from the organization.
When it comes to the hotel industry, technology hasn’t exactly been a priority for most hotel brands. This is changing now as Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide plans to offer virtual keys to customers through a mobile app, removing the need for a check-in desk.
We have seen a flurry of startup acquisitions by Google in the last year or so. The company has apparently set its eyes on the future of robotics. The latest in the list is the acquisition of Deepmind, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup.
Google and Samsung have had their differences at times but the two have been the key players in the Android arena. In that context, it is no surprise that both companies have signed a 10-year patent licensing agreement.
Google has a treasure-trove of data and it is gearing up to use this in a grand way. The company has bagged a patent which envisions an ad service that would automatically offer a prospective customer a free taxi ride.
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