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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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Yahoo To Spend $10 Million On Creating A Siri Contender

Yahoo To Spend $10 Million On Creating A Siri Contender

One of the key features in top-end smartphones today is a voice-based personal assistant. The notion was initially popularized by Apple’s Siri. Yahoo now plans to spend $10 million in a quest to find a voice-based assistant that is smarter than Siri.

By On February 21, 2014 Respond
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Facbook Is Buying WhatsApp For A Whopping $19 Billion

Facbook Is Buying WhatsApp For A Whopping $19 Billion

Over the years, Facebook has followed the strategy of acquiring the most popular alternate services on the social media. The social network bagged Instagram some time ago and now, it has sealed a $19 billion deal to buy WhatsApp.

By On February 20, 2014 Respond
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Intel Unveils Heavy-Duty Xeon E7 V2 Server Chips

Intel Unveils Heavy-Duty Xeon E7 V2 Server Chips

Intel has upped the ante on server processing by unveiling the new Xeon E7 v2 line-up. This latest line-up debuts with up to 15 cores, allowing the chips to crunch immense amounts of data in a wink.

By On February 19, 2014 Respond
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Apple And Google Start Rejecting Submissions Of Flappy Bird Clones

Apple And Google Start Rejecting Submissions Of Flappy Bird Clones

Flappy Bird, the wildly popular game that rose to unprecedented success in no time, is gone. And it’s a ripe time for others to cash in on its fame. But Apple and Google have now started rejecting such app submissions which appear or are clones of Flappy Bird.

By On February 18, 2014 Respond
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