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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Amazon.com is reported to be readying an advertising platform that will resemble Google's AdWords for keyword-targeted ads.
Friday, August 22, 2014
A German regulator on Friday said it would not pursue a complaint brought against the Google brought by a group of publishers.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Sony is launching the Smart Tennis Sensor (SSE-TN1W), engineered for all levels of tennis players that want to optimize their tennis game and share their performance results.
Microsoft seems to be ready to move past Windows 8.x with its next operating system release by the end of next month.
Intel and Chunghwa Telecom Co., Taiwan's largest wireless carrier, signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday on the development of technology related to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
German chip-maker Infineon Technologies will buy U.S.-based International Rectifier for about USD 3 billion in cash, the companies announced today.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing service experienced a major global outage yesterday that lasted for around five hours.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Community Health Systems Inc, one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said it was attacked by hackers originated in China, and personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients were stolen.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Google is buying JetPac Inc, a startup that designs social travel applications.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Ebay's PayPal is in reportedly talks with Coinbase and other bitcoin transaction providers to integrate the virtual currency within its Braintree payments system, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Samsung Electronics will buy SmartThings, a startup that helps connect household devices.
Sony Electronics, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Best Buy, in collaboration with National CineMedia (NCM), today launched a cross-promotion created to highlight the 4K entertainment experience.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Avago Technologies said it agreed to sell LSI's Axxia Networking Business to chipmaker Intel for $650 million in cash.
Intel unveiled plans to use wearable gadgets such as smart watches to monitor patients with Parkinson's disease and collect data that can be shared with researchers.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Amazon.com unveiled Amazon Local Register, a $10 credit-card reader and mobile app for brick-and-mortar businesses on Wednesday, expanding its presence in the physical world.
Twitter on Tuesday unveiled a new advertising program that delivers "promoted videos" to the tweet stream of users of the popular messaging platform.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Apple has been discussing how its "HealthKit" service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, Reuters repoprts.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Verbatim has been a pioneer of data storage technology and will use IFA Berlin – running from September 5-10, 2014 – to announce its entry into the fast developing 3D printing market with the availability of a top-grade range of PLA and ABS plastic filament materials.
Toshiba has started selling its new WERAM1100 wearable fitness tracker in Japan through Amazon and Yahoo! Shopping.
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Anti-virus software guru John McAfee appeared at a computer hackers' conference on Friday evening, where he unveiled a new website to give people a place online to vent their anger.
Friday, August 08, 2014
Both Yahoo and Google are promising to encrypt their mail services -- Gmail, and Yahoo Mail -- sometime next year.
Google has previewed Google Fit software tools so developers can start writing fitness applications for mobile and wearable devices.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
The Chinese government has passed a regulation that will require users of instant messaging services to use real names when registering in an effort to hold users responsible for content.
Google has changed its search engine algorithms to ensure websites that use HTTPS encryption rank higher in search results.
Google and Barnes & Noble are working together to tackle their rival Amazon, by offering fast and cheap delivery of books.
Samsung is expected to unveil Gear Solo, a smartwatch that will not need to be linked to a smartphone in order to make a call.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser will soon start blocking out-of-date Java ActiveX controls.
Intel is take advantage and be part of the wearable device technology -- predicted to grow to 284 million units by 2017 -- with the release of two software kits designed for its customers who are creating wearable products based on future Intel technology.
China's anti-monopoly probe into Microsoft expanded to Accenture on Wednesday as one of the company's offices in China is under investigation.
The Russian hacking ring is said to have 1.2 billion stolen usernames and passwords, including access to 500 million email addresses.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Pebble has just announced a Limited Edition version of its original smartwatch in three eye-popping colors: Fly Blue, Fresh Green and Hot Pink.
Yahoo and the online metrics firm comScore announced today their plans to jointly deliver better ad measurements for ads on Yahoo websites.
Facebook is facing a class action filed by an Austrian law student's over the social media group's alleged violations of its users' privacy.
Roxio has recently introduced two new additions to its Toast product family - Roxio Toast 12 Titanium and Roxio Toast 12 Pro.
Monday, August 04, 2014
Bloomberg's sources claim that Google wants to spin out Google+ Photos as a separate site, in what could essentially be a competitor of Facebook's Instagram.
China's procurement agency recently told government departments to stop buying antivirus software from Symantec and Kaspersky Lab over security concerns, according to a Chinese media report.
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Web measurement vendor Net Applications has released data that show the growing popularity of Google's Chrome browser and that the Windows 8 OS is a poorer performer than Windows Vista.
Mozilla said that a possible malicious activity on one of its servers disclosed email addresses of about 76,000 Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) users and encrypted passwords of about 4,000 users.
Friday, August 01, 2014
Google's mystery barge is being dismantled and service as a potential invite-only showroom is no longer on the cards, according to reports.
Sharp said on Friday it expected revenue from Chinese smartphone makers to increase fivefold in the six months to September after a jump in smartphone panel orders helped boost operating profit by 55 percent in the first quarter.
Tessera Technologies, Inc. and Micron Technology, Inc. announced today the execution of new, multi-year technology and patent license agreements.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security warned retailers about a malicious software attacking point-of-sales systems, dubbed "Backoff," which is undetectable by anti-virus software.
USB devices such as keyboards can be used to hack into PCs, German crypto specialist and and chief scientist with Berlin's SR Labs Karsten Nohl revealed on Thursday.
The launch of the Apple's next generation set-top-box that allows consumers to cut the TV viewing cord, download film, watch TV on demand and access a host of apps might not go on sale until 2015, according to reports.
Lite-On IT Corporation (LIT) has been merged into Lite-On Technology Corporation.
Two of the world's major NAND flash memory chip makers -- Toshiba and Samsung Electronics -- are competing against each another on the development and commercialization of next-generation 3-D memory chips.
Although Sony warned it doesn't now expect to make money on smartphones this year, strong PS4 sales have helped the company's profitg for the first quarter.
Panasonic Corp. and Tesla Motors, Inc. have signed an agreement that lays out their cooperation on the construction of a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the United States, known as the Gigafactory.
Nokia Networks has entered into a memorandum of understanding to acquire part of the wireless networks business of Panasonic System Networks Company Limited.
Samsung Electronics on Thursday reported its worst quarterly profit in two years and flagged uncertain earnings prospects for its key handset business.
Apple will to lay off about 200 people at Beats Electronics LLC following its $3 billion acquisition of the headphone and music streaming services company, Bloomberg reported.
BitTorrent unveiled a beta version Wednesday of Bleep, its secure online calling and messaging software.Bleep connects people online without using central servers or indices, making mass surveillance difficult.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Google will add ratings to its product listing ads, which are used by merchants to sell products via Google search pages.
Twitter has managed to stop a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer's World Cup.
Facebook will shut its Gifts shop on Aug. 12, as the social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website.
Netflix has agreed to pay broadband provider AT&T to ensure smooth delivery of Netflix content to Internet users, the companies said on Tuesday.
Sharp has developed high-brightness, small-size LED for the backlight of LCD panels with a wide color gamut.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Scientists from AT&T, IBM and Applied Communication Sciences (ACS) announced a proof-of-concept technology that reduces set up times for cloud-to-cloud connectivity from days to seconds.
An HP study revealed that 70 percent of the most commonly used Internet of Things (IoT) devices contain vulnerabilities, including password security, encryption and general lack of granular user access permissions.
China's State Administration for Industry & Commerce (SAIC) is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft because the firm has not fully disclosed information about its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software.
Rhapsody, the pioneer in subscription streaming music, hits a subscriber milestone six weeks after teaming up with T-Mobile on a discounted service.
Monday, July 28, 2014
The European Commission has cleared Apple's acquisition of headphone and music subscription service Beats for $3 billion in cash and stock.
Amazon.com will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings, bobble head toys and other items from third-party sellers using a new personalization option on its website.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Bose has filed a complaint accusing Beats Electronics of infringing its patents relate dto headphone noise-canceling technology.
IBM's attempt to sell its chip manufacturing business to Globalfoundries deteriorated when the two companies failed to agree on a price, Bloomberg reported on Friday.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Google has reporteddly reached a deal to acquire Twitch for $1 billion, although Google remains silent on the deal.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The final outcome of a massive hack of Sony's PlayStation Network in 2011 resulted in a legal settlement that could hold Sony liable for up to $15 million in damages, plus nearly $2.75 million in attorney fees.
Vuzix Corp. has signed a deal with Lenovo to launch the M100 Smart Glasses into China.
Google's handling of "right to be forgotten" requests from European citizens was not exactly what the European's privacy watchdogs wanted, as the search engine restricted the removal of Internet links to European sites only.
The social-networking company has reported quartedly results that beat expectations, pointing to a bigger revenue from mobile advertising.
Qualcomm said it's struggling to collect license revenue from handset makers in China, the world's largest mobile-phone market, threatening profit growth.
LG Electronics reported its biggest quarterly profit in five years on improvements in its once-ailing smartphone business.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Beginning Thursday, a public beta of Apple’s new operating system for Mac will be available to the general public.
Sony said on Thursday it would invest 35 billion yen ($345 million) to increase production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets.
LG Display said profit for the April-June quarter more than doubled as a stronger won reduced the value of its foreign debt and the World Cup boosted demand for ultra-high-definition TVs.
Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia's mobile business dragged down fiscal fourth-quarter profit, even as the software maker benefits from improving corporate demand for computers and cloud computing.
Apple reported a 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, boosted by a strong performance in in greater China.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The European Comission may ask Google to make extra concessions to European Union regulators to keep an antitrust settlement that faces opposition from technology companies, according to reports.
British chipmaker ARM Holdings has reported strong Q2 results mainly due to the sale of new intellectual property licenses.
Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled and the Internet video service surpassed 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.
Yahoo and Flurry, Inc. have reached a definitive agreement for Yahoo to acquire Flurry.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Facebook today introduced 'save', a simple feature that allows you to mark things you would like to see later.
Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, Chrissie Hynde and many more of the world's biggest artists will be headlining this year's iTunes Festival.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
In a video message presented during a hacking conference, former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden called for the development of new technologies that could prevent surveillance programs around the globe.
Panasonic has reached an agreement to sell its cellphone base station business to Nokia, according to a Nikkei report.
Streaming video service Qplay will be closing and its last day of service is next Friday, July 25, 2014.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
BitTorrent is looking to test a new product without providing additional details.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Amazon.com on Friday introduced Kindle Unlimited - a new unlimited subscription service which allows consumers to read Kindle books and listen to Audible audiobooks, for $9.99 a month.
Apple has provided no immediate solutions to tackle the problem of adults and children racking up credit card bills by making "in-app" purchases on tablets and mobile phones, the European Commission said on Friday.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) posted a net loss for the second quarter and gave a revenue forecast for the current quarter.
Google on Thursday reported that its quarterly profit jumped on revenue that climbed 22 percent to $15.96 billion, but still cannot take full advantage of users' shift to mobile devices.
Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the social network.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Japansese Fujitsu will withdraw from semiconductor manufacturing and plans to sell two fabrication facilities.
Facebook is introducing Facebook Mentions, a new Facebook Creative Labs app that makes it easy for public figures to talk with their fans and each other on the go.
Microsoft today announced a restructuring plan to simplify its operations and align the recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services business with the company's overall strategy.
Cyberlink's new Media Suite 12 includes the trio of PowerDVD, PowerDirector and PhotoDirector, alongside a collection of utilities for disc burning, and media conversion and organization.
Microsoft on Wednesday started taking requests from individuals in Europe who want to be removed from its Bing search engine results following a court judgment in May guaranteeing the "right to be forgotten."
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) has reportedly lost orders for next-generation chips from Apple and Qualcomm.

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