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Japan’s SoftBank Eyeing DreamWorks Animation to Bolster World-wide Expansion Plans

Japanese telecommunications firm SoftBank Corp. is on the move to strike a deal with DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind animated films such as “Kung Fu Panda” and “Madagascar”. SoftBank which owns Sprint Corp. and recently dropped an offer to buy T-Mobile believes the deal could bolster its world-wide expansion plans to compete against much stronger [...]

Comcast today announced that it has promoted Charlie Herrin as the new senior vice president of “customer experience.

Comcast Appoints Charlie Herrin as Senior VP of Customer Experience

Comcast renowned for its reputation of providing awful customer service is doing everything to change its image. Right from its customer service representatives to technicians who rarely arrive on time, to their service which gets disrupted for no apparent reason, Comcast has a whole lot of reasons that practically call for a major change. It [...]

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer during the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan 7, 2014

Activist Investor Pushes Marissa Mayer to buy AOL

Activist investor Jeffrey Smith, in a letter on Friday urged Yahoo Inc. to buy AOL Inc. and to head in a direction where they can reduce future taxes on the company’s stake in China’s Alibaba Holdings Group. He likewise rebuked Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo for spending $1.3 billion to acquire Tumblr and more than [...]

Intel Headquarters in Santa Clara

Intel Invests $1.5 billion in Chinese chipmaker

Intel Corp., has invested $1.5 billion in Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd today, a low-cost Chinese chip maker, as a part of its strategy to accelerate the sales of Intel’s chips in Chinese markets. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based tech giant revealed that it would buy 20% of the state-owned holding company that operates two leading Chinese chip [...]

Vizio Releases P-Series Ultra HD TVs, With Models Starting At $999

Vizio Releases P-Series Ultra HD TVs, With Models Starting At $999

With Vizio announcing its all-new P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV collection to the U.S. market, buying a 4K set seems enticing and affordable. Vizio has taken the cutthroat pricing tactics with its new P-Series televisions with prices starting at just $999.99 for a 50-inch model and scales up $2500 for a 70-inch model. [...]

BlackBerry CEO John Chen shows off the new Passport (left) and Classic phone models.

BlackBerry’s Square Passport Phone Set To Debut, To Be Priced At $599 Unsubsidized

In an effort to regain some of the lost ground in the global market, BlackBerry Ltd. plans to officially launch its much-anticipated and potentially game-changing Passport smartphone. The new BlackBerry Passport is scheduled to be launched on Wednesday by the company in Toronto, London and Dubai. BlackBerry, who was once a leading pioneer in the [...]

Oracle Headquarters in Redwood Shores, California

Oracle’s Co-CEOs to receive Grants of 500,000 Stock Options

Oracle’s compensation committee has modified its executive compensation plan, tying pay packages more closely to the company’s performance giving in to pressure from shareholders lobbying and Larry Ellison’s call to take off as CEO. Ellison in 2014 took home $67.3 million as compensation compared to $79.6 million a year earlier, following disapproval and concerns about [...]

Popular Crowdfunding Destination Kickstarter Updates Terms & Conditions

Popular Crowdfunding Destination Kickstarter Updates Terms & Conditions

Popular crowdfunding site, Kickstarter that helped launch a number of successful projects is finally making an effort to revise its terms of use that will focus on the responsibilities that project creators have to their backers, namely their terms of service requires that creators finish their projects at all costs, the company revealed in its [...]

The latest prototype was unveiled in front of 1,000 developers from around the world at Oculus Connect developer conference

Oculus Unveils Crescent Bay VR Headset With 360-Degree Tracking

Facebook-owned Oculus VR introduced its third major revision of the popular Oculus Rift virtual-reality head mounted display, called Crescent Bay. The latest prototype was unveiled in front of 1,000 developers from around the world at Oculus Connect developer conference over the weekend in Hollywood, Los-Angeles, California. The new version of the VR headset includes improved screen resolution [...]

Under the terms of the proposed agreement, EMC and HP would merge to create a technology giant with a combined market value of about $129 billion.

EMC Explores Deal Options with HP, Dell

The Hopkinton, Mass., based EMC Corporation, which is currently facing mounting pressure from a massive activist hedge fund, is seeking optimistic results in merger talks which has been going on for a year with Silicon Valley giant Hewlett-Packard, said an anonymous source briefed on the matter on Sunday. Under the terms of the proposed agreement, [...]

Inside Dropboxs Urbanized San Francisco

A Business of Security: Google, Dropbox Partner to Build Ease of Use Internet Security

In the age of digitization where the recent celebrity photo hack and revelation behind meagre privacy shook the security industry, there are some organization focused on making the world a secure place. Dropbox, Google and the Open Technology World are advocating their support to a new organization devoted to making open-source security and privacy tools [...]

Logitech Enters The Home Automation Arena With Harmony Remote And Hub

Logitech Enters The Home Automation Arena with Harmony Remote and Hub

Logitech, the company more famous for keyboards and mice has officially entered the home automation space. The company is exploring ways to connect the rest of the house to create a seamless experience across all home automation equipment. At an event Tuesday night in San Francisco, the company’s CEO Bracken P. Darrell introduced the lineup [...]

The Luxury Edition Porsche Design P'9983

Sneak Preview of the Luxury Edition $2,340 Porsche Design P’9983 Smartphone from BlackBerry

Porsche Design and BlackBerry Limited unveiled the all-new luxury edition Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry at an event in Dubai on Wednesday. The resulting extravagance of the P’9983 smartphone comes from the iconic style and timeless minimalism typical of Porsche Design brand and the “fluid and effortless productivity experience of BlackBerry 10 technology”. The [...]

Yelp settles FTC Suit over collecting data on children

Yelp settles FTC Suit over collecting data on children

San Francisco based online customer review stalwart Yelp has agreed to pay US $450,000 to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to settle charges after it was accused of collecting names and email addresses from children as young as 9 without the consent of their parents. Earlier on Tuesday, the FTC had brought a complaint against [...]

The Universal Mobile Keyboard will be available in October for $79.95 at the Microsoft Store, along with several other retailers.

Microsoft set to release a Universal Keyboard that works on Android, iOS and Windows devices

On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled a new cross-platform Universal Mobile Keyboard that’s designed to work with major mobile operating systems available in the market including Android, iOS and Windows devices. “People frequently find they have a mixture of operating system platforms, resulting in them having to carry different accessories for each device,” explained Microsoft spokesperson Suzanne [...]

Jim Goetz, venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital in Silicon Valley

Docker Inc raises $40M as App Platform Takes Off

Docker Inc., the commercial sponsor of Docker open source project which creates and runs distributed applications in cloud infrastructure, has wowed Sequoia Capital and secured $40 million in series C funding to boost its technology. Docker chief executive Ben Golub said the startup had recently started using the $15 million it raised during a funding [...]

Inside Facebooks Menlo Park Headquarters

Facebook Launches TODO Group to Work on Open-Source Software

On Monday, Facebook announced at its @Scale 2014 conference in San Francisco that it has partnered with a group of large tech companies including Box, Dropbox, Google, GitHub, Khan Academy, Square, Stripe, Twitter, @WalmartLabs and a handful of other companies to launch TODO, which stands for, “Talk Openly, Develop Openly.” The organization aims to make open source easier for everyone offering discussion and best practices. [...]

Inside Google's Headquarters

Google reports 150 percent rise in worldwide government data requests

In the first half of this year, the number of requests increased 15 percent compared to the second half of 2013 and a 150 percent increase since Google first began publishing this data in 2009, the company said in its latest transparency report. Even in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about national surveillance programs, [...]

Tag Heuer planning to launch its own exclusive version of smartwatch

Tag Heuer planning to launch its own exclusive version of smartwatch

Renowned luxury watch brand Tag Heuer will soon be entering the smartwatch arena with its own exclusive version. While mobile device makers are jumping on the wearable device bandwagon by launching smartwatches, a luxury watchmaker will certainly have an advantage over a phone company making smartwatch. In an interview with a local Swiss newspaper, NZZ [...]