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Satya Nadella

Media and tech entities rally behind Microsoft in digital privacy case

Microsoft has drummed up an impressive amount of support from ten groups of top technology, media and business organizations in its fight against the American government, which is demanding access to the US giant’s servers in Ireland. “This is not a case about a narrow legal issue but rather a broad policy issue that is [...]

Nexus 9

Nexus 9 4G LTE version available at T-Mobile with unlimited data plans for $599.76

T-Mobile announced that Google’s latest Nexus tablet, the Nexus 9 will begin being sold through them. While Google is still selling Wi-Fi only models from the Google Play Store, T-Mobile’s Google Nexus 9 will be LTE enabled, marking the first time that customers will be able to buy an LTE model of the Nexus 9. [...]

Google Campus

Google News shutting down service in Spain over ‘Google Tax’

Search giant Google’s news service, Google News will no longer operate in Spain as of 16th December. The move comes after Spanish lawmakers changed the country’s law to introduce a so-called Google tax. The law, drafted by Spain’s Ministry of Culture revolves around new intellectual property laws being introduced that enable Spanish publications to charge [...]

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Adobe to Acquire Stock Photo Firm Fotolia

Photoshop maker Adobe Systems announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Fotolia, a privately held stock photography company that specializes in royalty-free photos, pictures, graphics and HD video for a price tag of $800 million in cash. Adobe shares were up nearly 8 percent in extended trading. The Fotolia acquisition will enable Adobe Creative [...]

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Microsoft Adds Bitcoin Payments for Some Digital Purchases

In a surprise move, global computing giant Microsoft has updated its payment system to accept bitcoin as a payment option for a variety of digital content across its online platforms. According to the company’s payments information page, Americans can make digital purchases like apps, games and videos from its Windows Phone, Windows and Xbox marketplaces [...]

Lu Wei

Facebook Campus Welcomes Top Chinese Regulator to the U.S

According to a report and pictures posted on a Chinese government website, head of China’s Internet regulator met with the CEO of Facebook Inc., Apple Inc., and Amazon.com Inc., during a recent visit to the U.S. Lu Wei, minister of the Cyberspace Administration of China, visited some of the top technology firms in Silicon Valley, [...]

The major goal of the company is to make internet a safe and secure place for children.

Google Introducing Redesigned Versions Of Its Products For Kids

Google is reportedly gearing up to roll out tailored versions of some of its most popular products for children under 12 years old. They are adding a new feature in its existing products which include YouTube and Chrome browser which will make these two products child friendly. The company didn’t offer any specific details on [...]

Previously the company had invested $600 million in its Chengdu facility.

Intel plans to invest US $1.6 billion to upgrade chip plant in China

U.S. chip maker Intel Corp plans to invest US$1.6 billion to revamp its chip factory in the city of Chengdu in western China over the next 15 years, the latest sign of how the chipmaker plans to expand its operations in China, according to a company announcement. As part of the amelioration, Intel would bring its [...]

Microsoft

Microsoft acquires mobile email firm Acompli

Microsoft announced on Monday that it has acquired Acompli, a venture-backed startup in San Francisco that offers innovative mobile email application available for both iOS and Android platforms. Seen by many as the mobile app that Outlook.com deserves, Acompli fits well into Microsoft’s plan to further expand into mobile realms. The company accidentally teased the [...]

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Washington researchers developing breath test to detect weed consumption

It could now get a lot easier for law enforcement officers to test drivers for marijuana. Researchers at Washington State University are developing a breathalyzer that can determine whether a driver is under the influence of marijuana or not. Under state law, drivers can’t have more than five Nano-grams of THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, in [...]

Contributor by Google

Google rolls out Contributor, a subscription service to remove ads from sites

Google Inc. announced an initiative Thursday that offers ad-free web browsing to users interested in paying a monthly subscription fee. The crowdfunding tool called Contributor asks users to pay anywhere from $1 to $3 to view the pages. Essentially it’s kind of a subscription service for online publications allowing people to pay to remove ads from participating websites. [...]

Cloud Data Centre

Amazon pledges to long-term renewable energy on its cloud platform

Amazon has pledged to achieve 100 percent renewable energy usage vowing to run its data centers completely on renewable energy, after being criticised by Greenpeace for being stuck in a dirty energy past. Major tech companies are making an extensive environmental pledge to use renewable energy, considering the large number of data centers and machines [...]

WhatsApp messaging app adds end-to-end encryption between Android devices

WhatsApp messaging app adds end-to-end encryption between Android devices

WhatsApp, the Facebook owned massively popular messaging app is now encrypting text messages by Android users, boosting efforts by technology companies to shield consumers from hackers and government spies. The change is the result of a partnership with Open Whisper Systems to use TextSecure protocol so messages can’t be deciphered when stored or traveling between [...]

Parrot’s HD-Video Bebop Drone Launches For $499

Parrot’s HD-Video Bebop Drone Launches For $499

French drone company Parrot on Tuesday unveiled its latest flying machine, the Bebop drone. Named Bebop for its ability to dance in the air, the drone is smaller, lighter and infinitely more powerful than Parrot’s AR.Drone 2.0. The announcement of Bebop drone was made back in May and Parrot today announced that its Bebop Drone [...]

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Facebook developing workplace network similar to career website LinkedIn

Facebook is reportedly working on another version of its social networking site that would cater to workplace environments. While LinkedIn connects businessmen, enterprises, entrepreneurs and companies, Facebook wants to become the platform that would allow users to keep their personal profile separate from their professional account. The professional version of the website called ’Facebook at Work’ [...]

Facebook Privacy Basics

Facebook updates its privacy policies to make it easier to understand

Facebook updated its privacy policies on Thursday, making it easier for the 1.3 billion users of the social network to take control of their own privacy. The social network launched a page called Privacy Basics, which tells users how to manage settings to make sure they have the level of privacy they want for their Facebook [...]

Marissa Mayer

Yahoo acquires video-advertising service BrightRoll for $640 Million

On Tuesday, Yahoo announced it has acquired digital video ad firm BrightRoll for $640 million to bolster its ability to sell video ads in real-time to marketers. Video ad tech company BrightRoll hosts videos for publishers and along with algorithms, helps them select which ads to run against them. BrightRoll also helps advertisers find the [...]

Microsoft Lumia 535

Microsoft releases first Lumia smartphone without Nokia name

Microsoft has finally bid goodbye to Nokia branding for its Windows Phones. The first handset to drop the Nokia label is the new Microsoft Lumia 535, an entry-level device with everything one might expect from a modern day smartphone. In April, Microsoft acquired Nokia’s phone business for $7.2 billion in a deal that permitted the division to [...]

SpaceX Founder Elon Musk

Elon Musk planning internet satellites to bring affordable internet to the world

Following in the footsteps of Facebook and Google, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is apparently looking to launch hundreds of small satellites to orbit Earth in order to deliver Internet access to even the remote corners of the world. Supposedly, Musk is collaborating with Greg Wyler, who led Google’s satellite division and now runs WorldVu Satellites in order to launch a [...]