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U.S. Warns Retailers On The New 'Backoff' Malware Striking Sales Systems

U.S. Warns Retailers On The New ‘Backoff’ Malware Striking Sales Systems

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team warned retailers Thursday about a family of malware that allows hackers to access computer networks and steal customer data. The newly discovered malware, dubbed “Backoff,” was used for a number of attacks on retailers, analysts found during three forensic investigations of point-of-sale breaches and it was almost never [...]

Twitter Report Shows Sharp Rise In Government Requests For User Data

Twitter Report Shows Sharp Rise In Government Requests For User Data

Twitter’s latest transparency report shows that the law enforcement and intelligence agencies are hitting the social network for information about its users than ever before, with the most requests coming from the U.S. government. According to the social network’s latest transparency report, Twitter received a total of 2,058 government requests for user information between January [...]

Facebook’s Announces Free Limited Web Access In Zambia

Facebook’s Announces Free Limited Web Access In Zambia

In an effort to boost Internet usage in underdeveloped countries, Facebook-backed announced that it is launching a new Android app in Zambia that gives Airtel customers access to a handful of online services on their mobile phones without incurring any data charges. “Over 85% of the world’s population lives in areas with existing cellular [...]

BlackBerry Acquires Voice-Security Specialist Secusmart

BlackBerry Acquires Voice-Security Specialist Secusmart, To Make Mobile Communications More Secure

In a move to add extra power to its mobile security foundation, Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry announced it will acquire German voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping firm Secusmart, which developed technology to safeguard the smartphones of German government officials, including Chancellor Angela Merkel. The Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry made the announcement on Tuesday at an [...]

Inside the house of Soccer Player Ronaldinho

The FIFA World Cup: A Winning Opportunity for SMEs?

Universal language of sports brings people together without considering what their origin, ethnicity, economic status or religious beliefs are. It’s not just all about bringing people together. International sports events provide remarkable opportunities for businesses wanting to connect with a wider audience worldwide. Moreover international sports events such as FIFA World Cup provide SMEs a [...]

It will no longer be illegal to unlock a cell phone without carrier permission.

Unlocking Cell phones From Carriers Will Soon Be Legal In The US

In 2012 the Library of Congress ruled that it was copyright violation to unlock a phone without the carrier’s approval that left plenty of smartphone users dissatisfied. Since then lawmakers have looked to reverse the decision. Now Congress has acknowledged the will of the people and unanimously approved the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, which is [...]

The investigation comes amid escalating tensions with U.S. technology companies wrangled over data privacy and industrial espionage

Microsoft Under Scrutiny By The Chinese Government, Faces Antitrust Probe

In the latest of a growing number of competition probes that have unnerved U.S. technology companies in China, a Chinese regulator has opened an anti-monopoly probe into Microsoft Corp over problems arising from its Windows operating system. China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) seized computers and documents from offices in four cities, following an [...]

OkCupid duped users by inflating percentage scores when they actually had low compatibility, telling them that their compatibility score was 60 or 90%

Dating Site OkCupid Admits To Experimenting On User’s Compatibility Data

In a bid to refine the formula for finding love, online dating site OkCupid admitted to altering thousands of user profiles in a series of experiment including regularly pairing up seemingly mismatched people with fake statistics about how compatible they were. The revelations came on the heels of criticism of Facebook admitting to misleading users with [...]

(Image: Pearstone VW-VBK180 Lithium-Ion Battery)

Lithium battery that could last for days may be coming soon

Battery life remains a huge issue in devices ranging from smartphones to electric vehicles. While computing technology continues to evolve at a breakneck speed, battery technology has been stuck in limbo for several years. Very few smartphones can make it through a single day of usage without needing to be charged. However we might soon [...]

The new suit means that Apple has to battle new patent infringements, in addition to its ongoing patent infringement case with Samsung and others.

Bose Files Lawsuit Against Beats Electronics Over Noise-Cancelling Patent

Bose Corp, one of the leading companies when it comes to sound technology has sued Beats Electronics over multiple alleged patents it holds related to noise-cancelling headphone technology, just months after the company was acquired for billions by Apple. The new suit means that Apple has to battle new patent infringements, in addition to its ongoing [...]

Bonzo Me pays users up to 80 percent of the earnings it receives from revenues of user generated posts.

Social media’s changing trend, users get paid for profitable posts

This month two new social networks were launched that share their profits with users for posts which go viral and attract advertisers. Instead of keeping the earnings for themselves, Bonzo Me and Bubblews provide unique ways for their users to make a buck for the material they share. The approach followed by these two new [...]

Canvas fingerprinting is basically utilized to build profiles of users based on their online activities, such as what ads they view, which news articles they find appealing

Meet the Creepiest New Tracking Tool that is virtually impossible to Block!

Remember the time when tracking of cookies restricted a few years ago, making it impossible for advertisers to track users and make more money? Well, it ended up with advertisers coming up with passable moves to track users every now and day, but none as strong and creative as the unwelcomed cooking-tracking moves that was [...]

Facebook posted earnings of 42 cents a share, excluding one-time items, on revenue of $2.91 billion, up 61 percent from $1.81 billion from the same quarter last year.

Facebook’s Stock Hits New High, Propelled by Mobile Ads

Social media giant Facebook once again demonstrated its mastery of the mobile computing wave by reporting bumper earnings growth in revenue and profits for the second quarter, thanks to its robust mobile ad business. “We had a good second quarter,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, in a statement. “Our community has continued to [...]

Target, which is the second largest discount retailers in U.S., said the app will be available to shoppers starting this month

Target Launches Image Recognition Shopping App Aimed At Boosting Sales

Now shopping for products will only be a photo away, thanks to image-recognition technology. In its latest effort to boost sales, Target Corp has introduced a new app that allows shoppers to buy items by simply scanning magazine ads using their smartphones. Target, which is the second largest discount retailers in U.S., said the app [...]

Alerts can be sent to the watch, including notifications about incoming phone calls, text messages, social and news network feeds to be displayed on the wristband's display

Apple Granted Patent for Its Wearable Tech, iTime

A recent US patent granted to Apple bolstered rumours that the California-based company has designs on a smartwatch which is expected to launch this fall. Published on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Tradebook Office, the tech giant was granted Patent No. 8,787,006 originally filed in 2011, it describes an electronic wrist band possible with [...]

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CIT Group to Acquire OneWest Bank for $3.4 billion

CIT Group, a supplier of business loaning and renting administrations, declared Tuesday that it plans to purchase Pasadena-based Onewest Bank, paying $3.4 billion in cash and stock to its hedge fund and private equity owners. IMB Holdco LLC, OneWest’s parent company, runs 73 retail branches in Southern California. The $3.4 billion cash and-stock arrangement will [...]

Flurry helps target ads at consumers by monitoring activity on more than 540,000 smartphone and tablet apps on over 1.4 billion devices

Yahoo Snaps Up Flurry To Bolster Mobile Ad Business

Yahoo is adding to its mobile lineup with the acquisition of Flurry, a mobile analytics company and an advertising startup, in its bid to beef up a fast-growing mobile advertising business that still trails behind Google and Facebook in scale. Although the financial aspect of the deal has not been disclosed, online reports valued the [...]

China is now home to 632 million Internet users, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) report

China’s internet population growth reaches to 632 million, majority using mobile devices for online access

China’s Internet adoption rate had been growing over the years but that growth now appears to be decelerating, analysts say. China is now home to 632 million Internet users, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) report on the state of internet penetration and usage by the Chinese population. That includes the 14.4 [...]

Salt water-powered Quant e-Sportlimousine gets European approval

The Car that runs Solely on Salt Water is Now Road Legal!

(All Image Courtesy of nanoFLOWCELL) A large number of automotive companies work on concepts and leave them mid-way proving that not all eye-popping innovations can come to fruition. Well one company, decided to prove otherwise. The QUANT e-sportlimousine which made its official debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show has now formally been approved by [...]