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Apple Processes ‘Several Billion’ iMessages Every Day

Apple Processes ‘Several Billion’ iMessages Every Day

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has revealed many interesting numbers in the annual stockholder meeting on Friday. Cook said that Apple processes ‘several billion’ iMessages as well as 15 to 20 million FaceTime calls each day.

By On March 1, 2014 Respond
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Apple TV Sales Exceed $1 Billion In 2013, More Than 10 Million Units Sold

Apple TV Sales Exceed $1 Billion In 2013, More Than 10 Million Units Sold

Apple has long been referring to its set-top box business as a ‘hobby.’ But that hobby has apparently turned very profitable over the years, garnering a revenue of more than $1 billion in 2013 alone.

By On March 1, 2014 Respond
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Rolls-Royce Is Preparing Unmanned Cargo Ships

Rolls-Royce Is Preparing Unmanned Cargo Ships

Unmanned aerial vehicles, more popularly known as drones these days, have become quite common. Rolls-Royce is now readying unmanned cargo ships along the same lines.

By On February 28, 2014 Respond
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MasterCard Program Uses Smartphone Location To Secure Credit Card Purchases

MasterCard Program Uses Smartphone Location To Secure Credit Card Purchases

Credit card purchases on smartphones can be risky business, leading to credit card theft and other financial exploits. Therefore, MasterCard is now testing a program which will secure smartphone purchases using the location of your handset.

By On February 28, 2014 Respond
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Nokia’s Ex-CEO Stephen Elop Will Now Head Microsoft’s Devices And Studios Division

Nokia’s Ex-CEO Stephen Elop Will Now Head Microsoft’s Devices And Studios Division

Microsoft recently acquired Nokia and with it, former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop joined the company. Now, Elop has been made in charge of the Devices and Studious Division at Microsoft.

By On February 27, 2014 1 Response
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AT&T Mobile Share Customers Get Free, Unlimited Text, Picture And Video Messaging

AT&T Mobile Share Customers Get Free, Unlimited Text, Picture And Video Messaging

AT&T has been aggressively pushing out data plans and offers for its users. The carrier has now announced that all its Mobile Share customers will get free, unlimited text, picture and video messaging starting from Feb 28.

By On February 26, 2014 Respond
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World’s Largest Power-generating Lagoon Planned For Swansea Bay

World’s Largest Power-generating Lagoon Planned For Swansea Bay

Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay has submitted a plan to develop the world’s first tidal lagoon energy project in the UK. The project would provide renewable power for 120,000 homes for 120 years and would definitely boost a UK supply chain, create a new export market and plenty of jobs.

By On February 26, 2014 Respond
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Electrify Any Bicycle For Extra Pedal Power

Electrify Any Bicycle For Extra Pedal Power

Earlier we have seen a bicycle turning into an electric bike without any hassle. And now, start-up FlyKly has created an electrified rear wheel that can retrofit onto almost any bicycle. As a result, pedaling becomes effortless and you remain sweat free.

By On February 25, 2014 Respond
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WhatsApp Outage Turns Millions Of Users To Telegram App

WhatsApp Outage Turns Millions Of Users To Telegram App

When a service typically goes down for a period, users start looking for alternatives. Same was the case with the recent WhatsApp outage which turned millions of users to alternatives such as Telegram.

By On February 24, 2014 Respond
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Paul Graham Steps Down From Lead Position At Y Combinator

Paul Graham Steps Down From Lead Position At Y Combinator

Y Combinator is a startup incubator of sorts which has successfully propped up companies like Airbnb and Dropbox. Paul Graham, the founder of Y Combinator who had been leading it until now, is stepping down. He will be replaced by Sam Altman.

By On February 22, 2014 Respond
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Google Shuts Down Bufferbox, Focuses Efforts On Google Shopping Express

Google Shuts Down Bufferbox, Focuses Efforts On Google Shopping Express

Google purchased Bufferbox, a startup offering shipping items to public lockers, back in 2012. Now the search giant is shutting down the service, integrating the Bufferbox team and technology into Google Shopping Express.

By On February 22, 2014 Respond
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Apple Acquires Burstly, The Company Behind TestFlight

Apple Acquires Burstly, The Company Behind TestFlight

It is apparently the season of acquisitions in the tech industry. While the news of WhatsApp’s acquisition by Facebook are still fresh, we are now hearing that Burstly, the company behind the popular iOS beta testing platform TestFlight, has been acquired by Apple.

By On February 22, 2014 Respond
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U.S. Postal Service Will Release Steve Jobs Stamp Next Year

U.S. Postal Service Will Release Steve Jobs Stamp Next Year

Every year, U.S. Postal Service comes up with a range of topics and subjects which should be used in stamps. According to leaked documents, this time Steve Jobs has been approved among the finalized subjects. We can expect a Jobs stamp in 2015.

By On February 21, 2014 Respond
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Early WhatsApp Employees Will Bag $160 Million After Acquisition

Early WhatsApp Employees Will Bag $160 Million After Acquisition

Facebook has made smashing headlines all around the tech industry for the last two days, thanks to its acquisition of WhatsApp. Analysts now reveal that early Whatsapp employees stand to get as much as $160 million or more as a part of the $19 billion acquisition deal.

By On February 21, 2014 Respond
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Elon Musk Confirms Talks With Apple, Deems An Acquisition Unlikely

Elon Musk Confirms Talks With Apple, Deems An Acquisition Unlikely

Tesla was all over the news recently when it was reported that the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, was in talks with Apple. Some hinted at a possible acquisition deal. Musk has now confirmed that he had ‘conversations’ with Apple but says that an acquisition is very unlikely.

By On February 21, 2014 Respond
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