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Cyberattack affects 1.1m CareFirst Customers

Cyberattack affects 1.1m CareFirst Customers

CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield, announced on Wednesday, that the health insurer suffered a cyber-attack in June. It revealed that data breach could impact up to 1.1 million CareFirst’s existing and former customers’ information. The health insurer’s headquarter is situated in Maryland, servicing areas – Washington D.C and Virginia. The health insurer disclosed about the […]

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Distracted driving: Smartphone use while on the road grows to include multiple activities

As our smartphones allow us to do more than just email and text, drivers nationwide are increasingly distracted while driving. According to a new study released today by mobile provider AT&T, an alarming 70 percent of smartphone owners use their device while at the wheel, and just sending messages of the text and email variety isn’t the only […]

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Microsoft is reportedly preparing to launch a chat-style email app called Flow for Apple’s iPhone

According to reports Microsoft Corporation is reportedly developing a new application designed to enable quick email conversations on smartphones. The service, known as Flow by Outlook, will apparently function alongside Outlook to deliver rapid chat capabilities to iOS. Microsoft has still to confirm the app’s existence. The announcement described Flow as an app for email […]

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Google joins hand with Twitter, search results to feature real-time tweets

Search giant Google and micro-blogging giant Twitter have renewed a bond that ended in 2011 with a new agreement which will display live Tweets prominently in search results. Google and Twitter made the announcement on Tuesday. With this initiative, the search giant Google will show most relevant tweets in the search results in its search […]

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Automatic Launches New App Gallery, a Sort of App Store for Cars

Previously, Automatic launched a Bluetooth enabled car adapter along with a smartphone app to give users various insights about their vehicle. They could use it to track trips, decode engine problems, locating parking spot, tracking mileage and more. And now Automatic is taking that whole smart driving assistant thing one step further by launching their second-generation […]

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PayPal Fined $25 Million by the Central Financial Protection Bureau

Online shopping hotspot, PayPal was fined to pay $25 million to the Central Financial Protection Bureau for allegedly deceiving customers in signing up for its undisclosed credit policy. The complaint was logged on Tuesday where TFPB fined PayPal to reimburse $15 million to customers, and $10 million as a penalty amount to the agency. According […]

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Apple Inc. Partially Wins the Battle over Samsung Patent Case

After a tough fight between smartphone titans, Apple Inc. and Samsung over patent infringement case, finally U.S court grants Apple partial victory over the Samsung patent case. Weeks ago, Apple was handed a mixed ruling by U.S appeals court, for the latest twirl in a blockbuster intellectual property battle with Samsung. It was reported by […]

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Asus ZenFone 2 is ready for launch in the US on May 19

Earlier in January, ASUS unveiled the ZenFone 2 line during CES 2015. After hitting stores in some parts of Asia and Europe, ZenFone 2 is finally going to be available in the U.S. At an event in New York, the Taiwanese giant announced their two ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) models which will be available for purchase […]

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Cicada Mini Drones Developed by American Military – Useful in Civil Missions and Eavesdropping

Researchers in the US Army have developed a new fierce and efficient weapon suited for war. A new drone that is smaller than a human hand is being developed to be used in war plus civil missions. The Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft, also known as Cicada looks similar to a toy-drone. These miniature drones can […]

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Canonical announces Ubuntu Advantage Storage at OpenStack Summit

  On May 18, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth announced a new cloud-based service – Ubuntu Advantage Storage at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, Canada. The company announced its strategic alliance with software-defined support technologies such as SwiftStack, NexentaEdge, the OpenStackSwift storage module, and Ceph. The Ubuntu Advantage storage provides cloud users with […]

Big brands are no longer special to Target, to focus more on organic food products

Big brands are no longer special to Target, to focus more on organic food products

According to reports, Minneapolis-based retailer, Target Corp recently informed its suppliers that it didn’t want to put as much money and effort into promoting some of their packaged products as it did in the past and instead wants to focus on healthier options. The move reflects the shifting taste of shoppers who are more inclined to […]

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Carl Icahn Invests $10 Million in ride-hailing startup Lyft

Carl Icahn has invested USD 10 million stakes in San Francisco-based Company – Lyft, a ride-hailing startup, with an aim to add momentum to its ride sharing services. Carl, after declaring his financial stake in Lyft, has cemented his position to a long list of backers, supporting the three year old startup, including New York-based […]

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Google To Roll Out Special Buy Buttons

Search engine giant, Google, is preparing to launch special buy buttons alongside some of its search ads in the coming weeks. Google’s controversial step is intended to push it as a mere web link provider, rivaling those run by its competitors such as Amazon.com and eBay.com. Initially, the buy buttons will be displayed on mobile […]

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Amazon launches new platform: Advertise your App with Amazon

Amazon has launched a new advertising platform designed for mobile app users. Android Application developers can now advertise their apps using Amazon’s new platform – Advertise your App with Amazon. This new program allows developers to launch their app by using Amazon’s network of Fire tablet’s wakescreen ads, along with mobile placement of the Amazon […]

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Toyota, Nissan recall 6.5 million vehicles over faulty airbags

Japan’s top and the largest carmakers, Toyota, Nissan and Honda Motors, to recall 6.5 million vehicles triggered by defects in Takata Corp.’s airbag inflators. Reportedly, all the three carmakers will recall millions of vehicle for investigation purpose. An unidentified source revealed that Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. has recalled around 6.5 million vehicles […]

Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart plans its own $50 per year shipping service to take on Amazon Prime

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer plans to test a new unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer that will be priced lower than Amazon’s $99 per year Prime service. The retail giant announced on Wednesday that the shipping subscription service will cost customers $50 a year. The products purchased through its website will be […]

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iPhone 6s rumor update, release date, specs and new features

Now that Apple’s latest device, the Apple Watch has been released, it’s time to look ahead to Apple’s next flagship smartphone, which is a mere three and a half months away. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s newest offering will be called the iPhone 6s and will come with some significant changes including better […]

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Facebook increased contractors’ minimum wages to $15 per hour

Popular social media company, Facebook Inc. recently raised minimum wages of Menlo’s cafeteria staff and janitors. The company has announced on Wednesday to raise a minimum pay scale of $15 per hours for low-income workers. Workers will receive additional 15 days of paid sick time and vacation leave, and US $4,000 for parental leave. Facebook’s […]

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Facebook Inc. Unveils Instant Articles With 9 News Launchers

Facebook Inc. is partnering with nine news partners to launch Instant Articles that will directly post their articles on social media sites. Now, Facebook users will be able to read their favorite news post on social media sites and can also view news feeds from their mobile handsets. Reportedly, FB’s news launchers include The New […]