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Apple is reportedly planning to launch iPhone trade-in programme in China with Foxconn

Cupertino, California-based Apple is apparently planning to introduce a trade-in programme for iPhones in China in association with contract manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group to cater to the huge demand for the US-company’s used smartphones. According to reports, the iPhone trade in program will start in Apple Stores on the 31st of March. Under the programme, […]

Gmail

Google reportedly creating a new service that allows users receive & pay bills directly from their Gmail accounts

Google is reportedly working on a project that will enable Gmail users receive and pay their bills within their email accounts. According to a report published by Recode website, the service, dubbed Pony Express, would allow Gmail users to pay service providers and other bills without being required to go to a telecom or utility […]

Lexmark enters agreement to buy business software brand Kofax for $1 billion

Lexmark enters agreement to buy business software brand Kofax for $1 billion

Lexmark International, known for its printers, announced Tuesday that it will acquire Kofax, a California-based software developer company, for $1 billion deal. PC and printer makers have been struggling lately as companies cut down printing to reduce costs and consumers shifted to mobile devices from PCs. Lexington, Kentucky-based Lexmark is the parent company of Perceptive […]

FTC Launches New Office To Tackle Internet Of Things

FTC Launches New Office To Tackle Internet Of Things

With technology now touching almost every aspect of consumers’ lives, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants to focus on the digital security of a broad range of technologies and all of the issues that might arise surrounding it. To ensure that it’s competent of safeguarding consumers from these rapidly evolving innovations, the agency announced the […]

Facebook is reportedly testing app for advanced call blocking

Facebook is reportedly testing app for advanced call blocking

It appears that Facebook is keen on expanding the way people use the social network and its apps to communicate with each other. After it was reported that Facebook’s WhatsApp was testing a mobile calling feature, it was leaked that Facebook might also be expanding its communication features, as well. The social networking giant has announced […]

Google rolls out on-body detection and smart lock features for better smart phone use

Google rolls out on-body detection and smart lock features for better smart phone use

Internet giant Google has announced plans to add two new features, on-body detection and smart lock that allow the smartphone to remain unlocked as long as it is in the user’s possession and lock itself whenever it’s not. The feature which is under testing is aimed at cutting down the number of times the user […]

ChemChina seals deal to buy Formula 1 tyre maker Pirelli for $7.7bn

ChemChina seals deal to buy Formula 1 tyre maker Pirelli for $7.7bn

State-owned China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) announced plans Monday to acquire Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli in a US $7.7 billion deal (€7.1 billion /5.1 billion pounds), the latest in a string of takeovers in Europe by high-profile Chinese corporate. The cash-rich Chinese companies are continuing with their overseas-buying spree to diversify operations, also taking advantage […]

Spanish lender Banco Sabadell to acquire British bank TSB in £1.7bn deal

Spanish lender Banco Sabadell to acquire British bank TSB in £1.7bn deal

Sabadell, Spain’s fifth-biggest bank, on Friday clinched a 1.7 billion pounds (US$2.5 billion) deal of British bank TSB in one of the largest cross-border banking deals since the financial crisis of 2007-09. Both the banks announced in a statement that they have agreed terms on the bid. The takeover will see Sabadell pay 340 pence […]

Google, Intel, TAG Heuer to collaborate on luxury smartwatch

Google, Intel, TAG Heuer to collaborate on luxury smartwatch

At Baselworld in Switzerland, the world’s largest luxury watch fair, luxury Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer has announced that it will be designing a smartwatch in collaboration with U.S. tech giants Google and Intel. The watch is to rival similar devices in the consumer wearables market. With Apple being praised for their product design, the new partnership might […]

Uber

Uber gives third-party apps ability to request rides

Uber’s quest to be everywhere took a big step forward by opening up its online booking to visitors of third-party apps to request an Uber ride within that app, without being redirected to Uber. Previously, just a handful of Uber’s corporate partners like Starbucks, United, OpenTable, TimeOut and TripAdvisor had permission to hail Uber cars directly. […]

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Yahoo decides to shut operations in China, lays off hundreds

Yahoo is reportedly shutting down its Beijing research center, a move that is expected to eliminate 200 to 300 jobs. Yahoo which has been consolidating offices and trimming staff around the world, informed employees based in the Beijing office of the closure on Wednesday, a spokeswoman said. Yahoo offered no local products in China, and […]

Carbon3D Unveils Futuristic 3-D Printing Technique

Carbon3D Unveils Futuristic 3-D Printing Technique

Silicon Valley startup Carbon3D has developed a new 3D printer that is set to revolutionize the industry. The company’s CLIP (Continuous Liquid Interface Production) technology uses a photosensitive resin that reacts to UV light and oxygen that could possibly help transform the manufacturing sector by improving production quality and expediting the printing process by up […]

Microsoft to launch Windows 10 this summer, adds biometric authentication

Microsoft to launch Windows 10 this summer, adds biometric authentication

Microsoft is getting ready for a widespread rollout of its Windows 10 operating system. The tech giant announced that it is going to launch Windows 10 in 190 countries and 111 languages in the summer of 2015. Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s head for the operating system division said that Windows 10 will be available in the […]

Yahoo unveils an on demand password feature

Yahoo unveils an on demand password feature

Yahoo users needn’t fear about forgetting their password anymore or having to change it every time a company they do business with is hacked. Yahoo on Sunday announced that it is now introducing “on-demand” email passwords. The new feature does not require users to remember their password, but simply log-in by a unique generated code, which […]

Uber teams up with China’s BYD for electric car testing

Uber teams up with China’s BYD for electric car testing

Uber Inc. announced on Friday that it has teamed up with Chinese automaker BYD, or “Build Your Dream” to test a fleet of electric cars for its drivers. The test programme, which was initiated a few weeks ago in Chicago, could eventually expand to other cities as well. Uber spokeswoman Lauren Alltmin stated that the […]

BlackBerry

BlackBerry teams with Samsung and IBM to launch a high-security tablet

Canadian company BlackBerry is returning to the tablet market with an aim of extending the range of its secure mobile devices. On Saturday, at the CeBIT tech conference in Germany the company launched a high-security tablet, developed with International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Secusmart, a Germany-based security-software maker BlackBerry acquired last […]

Founded in 2010, AeroMobil launched the most current version of the prototype, called the Flying Roadster.

AeroMobil announces plans to sell flying cars by 2017

AeroMobil, a startup from Slovakia, unveiled a flying car at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna late last year, making the sci-fi lore a reality. But that’s not enough for the company. It now plans to build a car that not only flies, but does so without human intervention. At SXSW, AeroMobil CEO Juraj Vaculik spoke […]

VAIO’s First Ever Android Smartphone Launched In Japan

VAIO’s First Ever Android Smartphone Launched In Japan

VAIO Corporation, which was sold by Sony Corp as part of their restructuring process has apparently decided to get into the smartphone game. Vaio will launch its first Android smartphone in Japan in collaboration with one of the country’s smaller carriers, b-mobile, on March 20th. Being associated with Sony has given Vaio the brand recognition […]

Alibaba has made an investment in Snapchat

China’s Alibaba to invest US$200m in photo-messaging app Snapchat

According to reports, China’s online shopping giant Alibaba has made an investment in Snapchat that could value the messaging service at a whopping $15 billion. Rumors of Alibaba’s interest in Snapchat emerged as early as July last year. Following a string of previous investments in U.S. tech companies, Alibaba Group has invested US$200 million in […]