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TracFone to pay $40 million for misleading consumers about ‘unlimited’ data plans

TracFone Wireless, the largest prepaid mobile phone service company in the country will pay $40 million to settle claims that it deceived millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that TracFone’s advertising promised unlimited data to customers, and then the company resorted to throttling speeds when [...]

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Amazon Launches Email Service For Companies

E-commerce giant Amazon announced on Wednesday an email and calendar service dubbed WorkMail. It comes under Amazon Web Services and is geared towards professionals only. The Amazon WorkMail is the latest expansion of its online empire, as the company challenges enterprise services offered by the likes of Google and Microsoft. Amazon’s WorkMail will enable users to [...]

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China’s Yuan ranks among top five world payment currencies

China’s yuan has moved into the ranks of the top five world payment currency in November, with the value of cross-border deals settled in it more than doubling in 2014, global transaction services organisation SWIFT said on Wednesday. The data comes as China is trying to make the yuan used more internationally in line with [...]

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Cablevision Announces Freewheel, Its Wi-Fi Only Mobile Phone Service

Cablevision Systems is entering the wireless market with a Wi-Fi-based low-cost mobile phone service, making it the first U.S. cable operator to launch such an offer. The company’s new wireless Internet phone service will be called Freewheel and aims to give users an option to costlier data plans from other cellular networks. Since 2007, Cablevision [...]

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Google handed WikiLeaks staff emails and more to FBI under secret warrant

WikiLeaks criticized Google Inc on Monday after the search engine admitted that it turned over private emails and other data on three WikiLeaks employees to the US government. The company said that the data was handed over to the US government in the spring of 2012, which means Google took more than two years to [...]

is working on MagSafe-based inductive charging mechanism for the Apple Watch.

Apple Watch details surface, battery supposedly lasts only a couple of hours under active use

Battery life has always remained one of the main challenges for smartwatch makers. Apple did not shed any light on its battery life when the company officially unveiled its smartwatch. According to reports, Apple’s much awaited Apple Watch isn’t going to be any different from other smartwatches in terms of battery life. The company seems [...]

Google’s deal with Sprint and T-Mobile will enable the company to save up on infrastructure development costs

Google reported to launch its own wireless carrier using Sprint and T-Mobile

According to a report Wednesday in The Information, Google is planning to launch its own cellular phone service. The service could come into operation sometime this year. The move would mark a great shift from the search giant’s core business and could help build a strong alternate revenue stream. Google is close to striking deals [...]

The layoffs are expected to be made before the end of March.

EBay To Lay Off 2,400 Jobs Ahead Of Possible Spinoff Of PayPal Business

On Wednesday, eBay announced that it would slash 2,400 jobs or 7 percent of its workforce across its marketplaces, PayPal and enterprise businesses. The layoffs are expected to be made before the end of March. The move comes as the e-commerce giant announced its profit in the fourth quarter rose to US$936 million on US$4.9 [...]

Microsoft said that it expects a sizeable number of Equivio’s present employees to join the company.

Microsoft acquires Israeli data analysis start-up Equivio for an estimated $200 million

Microsoft announced Tuesday that it has acquired Israeli start-up Equivio, a text analytics service which uses machine-learning techniques to help organizations identify documents relevant to their legal and compliance needs. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed, but reports state that the deal could be anywhere around $200 million. Microsoft reportedly plans to use [...]

The survey finds what these Internet users worry about the most when it comes to online interactions.

Microsoft poll finds users are more scared than ever about internet privacy

The results from Microsoft’s second annual Views From Around The Globe poll on how personal technology is changing our Lives has been released at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, revealing the likes and dislikes of Internet users from around the globe. The survey was conducted over the past 12 months by Microsoft that [...]

Google is close to investing about $1bn (£660m, €863m) in the Elon Musk owned SpaceX.

Google said to be in talks to invest $1bn in SpaceX’s low-cost satellite internet service project

According to reports, tech giant Google is close to making a major investment in rocket maker SpaceX to beef up efforts to deliver low-cost Internet access to countries that lack ground Internet infrastructure. Google is close to investing about $1bn (£660m, €863m) in the Elon Musk owned SpaceX that is engaged in space exploration and [...]

The Beijing-based company would be increasingly investing in media and content

China’s Xiaomi to buy stake in software firm Kingsoft for $68M

Xiaomi, the world’s third largest smartphone distributor has agreed to purchase close to 3% stake in Kingsoft Corp., a Beijing-based software company, in which the smartphone maker’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Lei Jun is an investor. Xiaomi will acquire the shares from Chinese internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd. for HK$527 million ($68 million) as [...]

It is possible that the pen will be charged with a Lightning connector.

Apple likely to launch a stylus along with the iPad Pro

Apple is reportedly preparing to take a big step out of Steve Jobs’ prescribed path for touch screen computing. The tech giant is planning to launch a stylus alongside the gigantic iPad Pro, before the end of this year. The latest iPad Pro will be a larger version of the iPad with a 12.9-inch display. [...]

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Google Domains Open For Business In US, International Expansion Planned In The Future

Google has launched its own website-naming service, Google Domains to the United States market. The search giant announced on its company blog that Google Domains is no longer an invitation-only service, but will be limited to U.S. residents only. The domain registration and site building platform was launched in beta last summer with the hope of helping more small businesses [...]

Xiaomi's 2015 flagship model looks more like an Android device.

Xiaomi unveils Mi Note to fight the iPhone 6 Plus

After teasing a super-thin new smartphone earlier this week, smartphone maker Xiaomi launched a new iPhone 6 Plus competitor, Mi Note. Xiaomi is called the Apple of the East and has often been said to duplicate the company’s designs. But its 2015 flagship model looks more like an Android device. The Mi Note is an entirely new device and [...]

As soon as the translator recognizes the other language, it will display the translated text on the screen.

Google Translate App gets an upgrade with real-time voice and sign translators

Google has announced a significant upgrade to its Translate application. On Wednesday, the search giant released the new update for Android and iOS users. The latest version of Google Translate offers two main features — the ability to interpret and instantly converse with someone speaking in a different language and the capability to translate text [...]

Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS was launched nine months after its Android counterpart.

Google Launches Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS

Google on Monday unveiled its latest app for iOS devices. Called Chrome Remote Desktop app, the iOS version allow users to remotely control their computer using their smartphone or tablet. “Chrome Remote Desktop allows you to remotely access one computer from another over the Internet. For example, you can use the app to securely access [...]

say that staying apart from the iPhone could result in poor cognitive performance

iPhone separation anxiety causes psychological problems, study finds

Cellphones have become an extension of our arm. We wake up using alarms that were set on our phones, making it the first thing we look at early morning each day. They have inadvertently become our personal assistants, social calendars, and connection to the outside world. We are dependent on them so much that we [...]

Shire now wants to pursue its goal to become a biotech powerhouse through acquisitions.

Shire to acquire specialty drugmaker NPS Pharmaceuticals for $5.2 Billion

Shire now wants to pursue its goal to become a biotech powerhouse through acquisitions. Irish drugmaker Shire PLC announced Sunday it has agreed to pay $5.2bn (£3.4bn, €4.4bn) in cash to acquire New Jersey-based NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc., which specializes in drugs for uncommon conditions. Shire, best known for medications to fight hyperactivity, was founded in [...]