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Activist Investor Elliott Nominates Directors at Family Dollar

Paul Singer’s Elliott Advisors Ltd. revealed a 4.9 percent stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc., and is pushing America’s second largest retailer to sell to Dollar General Corp., a scenario quite similar to the Carl Icahn scene that happened recently. According to a statement yesterday, Elliott encouraged the opinion by assigning seven directors. A revitalized [...]

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FBI Director Warns Against Cellphone Encryption Technology, Says Encryption Hurts Law Enforcement

Recent news that both Google Inc and Apple Inc providing default smart device encryption for their respective mobile devices has the intelligence community on edge. U.S. FBI Director James Comey on Thursday demanded that Congress should pass a law banning the use of default encryption, arguing that law enforcement efforts to crack murder cases could [...]

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Starbucks to roll out “Pay-Ahead” Smartphone service in 2015

Starbucks, one of the largest coffee chains in the world, announced on Thursday that it plans to introduce a new feature which will let its customers across the country order ahead of time on their smartphones by 2015. The Seattle-based company stated that it will pilot the feature in Portland in the coming months, before [...]

Will.i.am launches the Puls, a sensor-packed wearable fashion line

Will.i.am launches the Puls, a sensor-packed wearable fashion line

The latest wearable device is not coming from a tech company but rather from the award-winning musician and tech entrepreneur Will.i.am. During the Salesforce’s Dreamforce conference on Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco, Will.i.am launched Puls; a massive app-infused watch that he hopes will be successful enough to bring him some tech-industry credibility. “This is not [...]

Skype Qik

Skype launches video messaging app Skype Qik for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone

On Tuesday, Microsoft-owned Skype released Skype Qik, a new social app that makes sending short videos extremely easy. The app is free and available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. Microsoft originally acquired video-streaming service Qik back in 2011 for $150 million. Qik was known for offering a video streaming service like YouTube for [...]

Google Shopping Express Service

Google Expands U.S. Shopping Service To Multiple Cities, Introduces Membership Fee

Google, which launched their Google Shopping Express service last year is now changing the way the service works and also expanding it to more cities. Just like Amazon Prime, Google will now start charging membership fees from customers for its fast online shopping delivery service, the company said Monday. The service lets shoppers order products online from [...]

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Apple Pay is scheduled to go live on October 18 in Walgreens stores, leaks claim

Apple Pay which was announced alongside the iPhone 6 last month is going to be available in Walgreens stores across the United States beginning Saturday, October 18, according to a leaked memo intended to inform Walgreens store managers. “In preparation for the launch of Apple Pay on October 18, we would like you to cover the following material,” reads the [...]

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Samsung claims a WiFi breakthrough, the incredible new technology can transfer 1GB in seconds

Large scale South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung on Sunday announced a Wi-Fi breakthrough that could revolutionize wireless transmission speeds. The company claims to have developed a new 60GHz Wi-Fi technology which would be capable of wireless data transmission at up to 4.6 gigabits per second or 575 megabits per second (Mbps), which is incredibly fast. [...]

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Global Economy Mess Could Wipe Off $3.8 Trillion: IMF Warns

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), renowned worldwide for its draconian lending policies, issued a timely warning on Monday, of a losses of US $3.8 trillion due to climbing interest rates by Federal Reserve and geopolitical tensions that will affect global bond portfolios. Easy-going monetary policies and rising non-bank lending has brought over excessive risk taking. [...]

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Google Nexus 6 with 5.9in High Resolution Display Launches October 2014

Google’s much-anticipated next Nexus smartphone is set for a launch in October 2014, intensifying competition in the big-size smartphone segment known as phablets. The device which is code-named Shamu after a killer whale will reportedly feature a 5.9-inch screen, a high-resolution display and will ship alongside a new version of Android. The new phone will be [...]

Amazon Inc. tills may soon start ringing on Fifth Avenue, NY

Amazon Inc. tills may soon start ringing on Fifth Avenue, NY

Fifth Avenue in Manhattan where the tills never stop ringing and where customer is the ultimate king is now welcoming a Martian in high spirits. America’s hugely successful e-tailer Amazon Inc., is now taking the conventional route by opening its first brick-and-mortar store in 34th Street Manhattan, New York. Quite an unusual way to spread some [...]

Gartner Inc., revealed top ten trends for 2015 and beyond at the Symposium/ITxpo 2014 at Orlando's Walt Disney World resort.

Gartner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2015 that businesses need to look out for

Technology research and advisory firm Gartner Inc.’s Symposium/ITxpo 2014 at Orlando’s Walt Disney World resorts turned out to be a thrilling event. Filled with bits and pieces and quotes from remarkable keynotes and sessions, it gave attendees a peek into the ever-changing digital world. While no Gartner event is complete without its sure-fire predictions, we [...]

The idea behind AirSig is that it lets users wave their gadgets around in any particular defined motion, something along the lines of a magic wand

Avada Kedavra! AirSig technology that was created to kill text passwords

A Taiwanese start-up has developed an innovative replacement for text passwords: “AirSig”. The idea behind AirSig is that it lets users wave their gadgets around in any particular defined motion, something along the lines of a magic wand as a means of a secure password. The breakthrough technology utilizes gyroscopes, which are usually found in [...]

IMF cuts Global Growth Forecast, citing ‘weak and uneven recovery’

IMF cuts Global Growth Forecast, citing ‘weak and uneven recovery’

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time in 2014, due to even global recovery and drawback risks that have boomed. In the updates economic outlook, the Washington-based organization forecasts that the global economy would grow by 3.3 percent in 2014 and 3.8 percent in 2015, [...]

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Phones to get ultrasound gesture control in first half of 2015

At the Ceatec 2014 technology show outside Tokyo, Elliptic Labs introduced Multi Layer Interaction, a new tech for mobile devices that allows users to display different content on a phone depending on the location and distance between their hand and the screen. In a video provided by the company, users can lock and unlock their phone [...]

Drive for Education offers unlimited cloud storage, Apps Vault and auditing tools for better maintenance, entirely free of cost.

Google Drive for Education offers unlimited storage for schools and students

Google, the world’s largest internet search company announced a new initiative Tuesday for students, Drive for Education. The new service bolsters Google’s existing Google Apps for Education service, which offers unlimited cloud storage among other perks for both students and educators. Apps for Education, which is free for non-profit educational institutions, offers branded versions of Google’s popular apps, including [...]

The wristwatch activity tracker known as Basis Peak is still targeted at its core demographic (mostly runners), while giving them a little something extra as the smartwatch revolution heats up.

Intel-owned Basis announces ‘Peak’ Fitness and Sleep Tracker at $199

Basis, a wearable company acquired by Intel earlier this year announced on Tuesday its next-generation fitness and sleep tracker with a built-in optical heart rate monitor, upgraded touch-screen and a more stylish industrial design. The wristwatch activity tracker known as Basis Peak is still targeted at its core demographic (mostly runners), while giving them a little something [...]

FBI Chief Challenges Apple and Google's data encryption

US Govt criticizes Apple-Google Encryption of Mobile Data

Recent moves by Apple and Google to enhance their privacy measures on smart phones and mobile devices has drawn solid disapproval from FBI Director James Comey and several other law enforcement authorities. On Thursday, Comey addressed why those organizations would “market something expressly to allow people to place themselves beyond the law,” as indicated by [...]

Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner holds up a HP Stream laptop.

HP Unveils New Stream Tablets And Laptops, Starting As Low As $99

Earlier in July Microsoft COO Kevin Turner showcased an HP notebook in the Worldwide Partners Conference touting it as a Windows 8.1 device that would compete at the low end of the market. This was the HP Stream notebook with costs ranging from $200 to $300. Along with the ultra affordable Stream laptops, HP also launched new Windows 8.1-powered [...]