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Facebook Finally Bought Atlas Ads Network From Microsoft

Facebook Finally Bought Atlas Ads Network From Microsoft

In the past, we reported that Facebook was all set to acquire the Atlas ads network which, until recently, was owned by Microsoft. Microsoft, on the other hand, was eager to rid Atlas. And now, the deal between the two tech giants has finally been sealed with Facebook pocketing Atlas at an estimated price of […]

By On March 1, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Will Refund Windows Azure Customers For 12 Hour Outage

Microsoft Will Refund Windows Azure Customers For 12 Hour Outage

Windows Azure offers flexible support options for customers of all sizes – from developers starting their journey in the cloud to enterprises deploying business critical applications. Last Friday, Microsoft said that its Azure service went down shortly before 1 p.m. PST/4 p.m. ET/9 p.m. UTC, due to an expired SSL certificate and the breakdown prevented Azure customers for around 12 hours from accessing files kept in Microsoft’s data centers. Now, Microsoft has announced that it will refund its Windows Azure customers due to that expired Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate.

By On February 25, 2013 Respond
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Yahoo Wants Remote Employees To Relocate To Company Facilities

Yahoo Wants Remote Employees To Relocate To Company Facilities

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is under lot of pressure to bring the company back on track. But, she is not going to take it alone; so it appears in a new HR plan instituted by the chief executive. A number of sources have confirmed that the new HR directives require remote employees to relocate to company facilities.

By On February 23, 2013 Respond
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Google Will Register Minimum Presence At MWC This Year

Google Will Register Minimum Presence At MWC This Year

The popular annual event of the wireless industry, Mobile World Congress (MWC) is just around the corner. Conventionally, Google has always been proactively present at the past MWC events. But this year, the search giant seems to have taken a break from all the Android branding.

By On February 20, 2013 Respond
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Online Price-Matching Policy Made Permanent By BestBuy

Online Price-Matching Policy Made Permanent By BestBuy

Over the years, Amazon and other retail giants have significantly affected Best Buy’s sales, taking away a significant chunk of its revenue. Now, Best Buy has decided to counter this by permanently offering online price-matching policy, which would help highlight its Low Price Guarantee and attract more customers.

By On February 19, 2013 Respond
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Amazon Cuts Ties With HESS, A Security Company With Neo-Nazi Tendencies

Amazon Cuts Ties With HESS, A Security Company With Neo-Nazi Tendencies

A recent documentary aired on German channels showed that HESS, a prominent security company in Germany, had ties to neo-nazi groups. The documentary further shows instances where HESS personnel indulged in discrimination. Responding to these reports, Amazon has decided to severe its ties with the company.

By On February 19, 2013 Respond
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Bill Gates Terms Microsoft’s Smartphone Strategy As A Mistake

Bill Gates Terms Microsoft’s Smartphone Strategy As A Mistake

For the greater part of his life, Bill Gates worked hard to make Microsoft what it is today. However, he hasn’t been an active part of the company for quite some time now, which gives him the freedom to honestly criticize the very company he created. Gates has now deemed Microsoft’s smartphone strategy somewhat of a mistake.

By On February 19, 2013 1 Response
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Google May Open Retail Stores In Key US Cities This Year

Google May Open Retail Stores In Key US Cities This Year

It seems that opening up brand retail stores has become a growing trend by consumer tech companies; a profitable trend first started by Apple and then followed by Microsoft. Following that trend, a rumor is swirling that search giant Google is planning to open several retail stores in the United States by 2013.

By On February 17, 2013 Respond
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Airbus Decides To Ditch Lithium-Ion Batteries In A350

Airbus Decides To Ditch Lithium-Ion Batteries In A350

Recently, the security risk posed by the use of lithium-ion batteries in Boeing 787 forced the aviation giant to ground these planes. Taking a lesson from this, Airbus is planning to use the regular nickel-cadmium batteries in its A350 plane, sources claim.

By On February 16, 2013 Respond
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Google May Pay Apple $1 Billion To Remain The Default Search Engine On iOS

Google May Pay Apple $1 Billion To Remain The Default Search Engine On iOS

Google and Apple are like a divorced couple who have been forced to continue to share the same house. Though we have seen them fighting each other at different times, they’re still reliant on each other. A recent news proves it well. Recently, investment firm Morgan Stanley has created a buzz by reporting that Google may pay Apple at least $1 billion next year to remain the default iOS search engine.

By On February 13, 2013 Respond
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Tim Cook Iterates Apple Is Not A Hardware Company

Tim Cook Iterates Apple Is Not A Hardware Company

Since its inception, Apple has primarily been a hardware company. It came up with the Mac, then subsequent computing machines, laptops and in a more recent age, music players, smartphones and tablets. However, Tim Cook reminds us, Apple is not just a hardware company, the software component is also becoming a critical part of it.

By On February 13, 2013 Respond
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iTunes Becomes Apple’s Fourth-Largest Business

iTunes Becomes Apple’s Fourth-Largest Business

Apple is primarily known for the overwhelming popularity of its Mac, iPhone and iPad line of products. However, while the smartphones and tablets mark the major portion of Apple’s earnings, one of the key revenue streams for it is the iTunes Store. According to an analyst, iTunes is now the fourth-largest revenue earning section for Apple.

By On February 13, 2013 Respond
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Tim Cook Didn’t Want To Sue Samsung Over Patent Issues

Tim Cook Didn’t Want To Sue Samsung Over Patent Issues

Apple and Samsung are currently embroiled in endless patent litigation. The duo has launched multiple patent lawsuits against each other, all around the globe. A report in Reuters now suggests that Apple’s current CEO, Tim Cook, had initially opposed a lawsuit against Samsung over patent issues.

By On February 11, 2013 1 Response
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Yelp’s CEO And COO Signed Up For $1 Salary

Yelp’s CEO And COO Signed Up For $1 Salary

We got another member in Silicon Valley’s $1 CEO club. The new member is Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO of business reviews site Yelp. Stoppelman has joined two other popular members of the club, namely Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.

By On February 9, 2013 Respond
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Boeing Working On Safer Boeing 787 Dreamliner Battery

Boeing Working On Safer Boeing 787 Dreamliner Battery

A number of Boeing 787 Dreamliners were recently grounded for a whole host of reasons. Among them are probably the concerns cited by different quarters regarding the safety of these planes. WSJ has now claimed that Boeing is currently working on the battery of 787 Dreamliners to render them safer.

By On February 8, 2013 Respond
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