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Sprint Allegedly Overcharged US Government On Wiretapping, Faces Lawsuit

Sprint Allegedly Overcharged US Government On Wiretapping, Faces Lawsuit

The until-recently-clandestine collaboration between Sprint and the US government took a rather bitter turn. It has been alleged that Sprint overcharged on the governmental wiretaps. Now, the US government is suing the company.

By On March 5, 2014 Respond
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Facebook Considers Acquiring Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Facebook Considers Acquiring Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

It would appear that key acquisitions are becoming a regular feature of the tech industry. Facebook is reportedly considering acquiring Titan Aerospace now, a company that makes drones.

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Bill Gates Is The Richest Person In The World Yet Again

Bill Gates Is The Richest Person In The World Yet Again

The fortunes of the top billionaires of our planet frequently fluctuate as their businesses or stocks dwindle or soar. Bill Gates has now reclaimed the top spot of the richest person on Earth after a recent surge in Microsoft’s stock.

By On March 4, 2014 Respond
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KickStarter Reaches The Milestone Of $1 Billion In Pledges

KickStarter Reaches The Milestone Of $1 Billion In Pledges

KickStarter, launched five years ago, has become a synonym for online funds crowdsourcing. The company has now reached the milestone of having crossed the $1 billion mark in pledges.

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World’s Longest Aircraft AIRLANDER Unveiled, May Fly In Early 2015

World’s Longest Aircraft AIRLANDER Unveiled, May Fly In Early 2015

British company Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has unveiled the world’s longest aircraft named AIRLANDER at Cardington airfield in England. The aircraft may fly in early 2015.

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Apple Goes On Hiring Spree, Creates New Teams In China And Taiwan

Apple Goes On Hiring Spree, Creates New Teams In China And Taiwan

Apple is significantly expanding its employment footprint oversea. The company has been aggressively hiring hundreds of new employees in China and Taiwan, bringing together two new Apple teams at both locations.

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Man Offers Home For Sale, Accepts Payment In Dogecoin

Man Offers Home For Sale, Accepts Payment In Dogecoin

A man in Wisconsin has put up his home for sale. He didn’t initially get any good enough offers, so he has now decided to accept Dogecoin as payment for the home. The price tag on the house is 100 million Dogecoin.

By On March 3, 2014 Respond
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You Can Now Track Google’s Project Loon Balloons In Real Time

You Can Now Track Google’s Project Loon Balloons In Real Time

Remember the really cool initiative by Google which aimed to offer internet connectivity through air-borne balloons? Here are some great news: you can now track the balloons which are part of this project in real time.

By On March 2, 2014 Respond
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Nissan Made A Camera-equipped Rearview Mirror, Beams Live Video To Your Eyeline

Nissan Made A Camera-equipped Rearview Mirror, Beams Live Video To Your Eyeline

Nissan has made a camera-equipped rearview mirror called the Smart Rearview Mirror. The specialty of this mirror is it beams live video to the driver’s eyeline.

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Internet Companies Are Radically Changing China’s Financial Sector

Internet Companies Are Radically Changing China’s Financial Sector

China has a generally restrictive financial system but thanks to China-based internet giants such as Alibaba, the country’s financial sector is now undergoing a huge change.

By On March 2, 2014 Respond
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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.

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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.

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