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Is Digital Age Burying the Advertising Industry?

On May 12 at the 4A’s annual conference in 1994, Ed Artzt, the CEO of Procter & Gamble, America’s biggest advertiser, delivered a sensational speech that is still buzzing in the advertising industry’s corners today. The lionized speech that was rendered much before the internet took over, cautioned of a time in the future where [...]

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Warren Buffett could possibly lose $1 billion as IBM Stocks Tumble

This come just after Warren Buffet admitted to having made a “huge mistake” by buying a near four percent stake in Tesco PLC. The plunge in IBM’s shares on Monday has left Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, the latest company with a 7 percent stake in the technology giant, to possibly lose over $1 billion. Buffett, of [...]

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Samsung Unveils Chromebook 2 With Intel Celeron Processor

On Friday, Samsung announced a revamped version of its budget Chromebook 2 laptop, with an improved chipset on board that promises to keep loyal Samsung fans intact. Earlier this year, Samsung launched the Chromebook 2 with an Exynos 5 Octa SoC and the new variant features an Intel processor, the Celeron N2840. The company is taking [...]

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Microsoft may unveil a smartwatch within the next few weeks

According to a Forbes report, Microsoft’s foray into the wearable tech market is imminent and the software giant is getting ready to launch a wearable device in the coming few weeks. Forbes reported that the new smart watch will have health-tracking capabilities, including a heart-rate monitor. The fitness band will reportedly be capable of working [...]

Whisper App Secretly Tracks User Location And Stores Posts In Database

Whisper App Secretly Tracks User Location And Stores Posts In Database, Guardian Reports

Whisper, a social media start-up based in Southern California that allows users to anonymously post some of their deepest and darkest secrets, may not be all that secret after all. In a new report from The Guardian, Whisper is accused of regularly tracking its users’ whereabouts even if they have opted out of that feature. [...]

Facebook creates 'Safety Check,’ a tool to connect with family during natural disasters

Facebook creates ‘Safety Check,’ a tool to connect with family during natural disasters

One of the first things that often happen when a natural disaster occurs is the total breakdown in communication. People desperately try to ascertain the location of loved ones and any service which helps them in their quest can only be of benefit. Facebook has added a new feature that allows users notify friends and [...] launches the Puls, a sensor-packed wearable fashion line 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 During the Salesforce’s Dreamforce conference on Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco, launched Puls; a massive app-infused watch that he hopes will be successful enough to bring him some tech-industry credibility. “This is not [...]

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Facebook and Apple Offer to Pay for Women Employees to Freeze Eggs

Silicon Valley giants Apple and Facebook, famed for their extravagant perks such as concierge services, massages, in-office haircuts are now adding a new perk for female employees in hopes of recruiting the best from industry’s talent pool. Both the companies have initiated a program through which they will start paying employees who wish to freeze [...]

Google warns of Poodle Attack

Google Discovers SSL 3.0 Encryption Bug, Warns of Vicious ‘Poodle’ Attacks

On Tuesday, Google researchers, Bodo Möller, along with fellow researchers Thai Duong and Krzysztof Kotowicz found a “vulnerability in the design of SSL version 3.0″ that could let assailants to steal email, banking and social networking data, in what they have classified a “Poodle” attack. (“Poodle” stands for Padding Oracle On Downloaded Legacy Encryption.) The [...]


New Google Trial Provides Live Video Chats With Doctors

People using Google to search for information about various medical symptoms may soon get another source of information, a real-time chat with medical experts. The search giant’s pilot program offers users a more direct path to medical insight by offering video chats with doctors to people whose search terms involve medical symptoms. Google’s new medical component [...]

Apple Supplier GT Advanced to shut down operations in Mesa, Arizona

Apple Supplier GT Advanced to shut down operations in Mesa, Arizona

GT Advanced Technologies, the company contracted to supply Apple with sapphire display for the upcoming Apple Watch, petitioned for bankruptcy on Oct. 6, and has approach the court for permission to close down the Mesa, Arizona factory. The troubled supplier also plans to purge 890 jobs in Mesa and its headquarters in New Hampshire, as [...]

Symantec headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Symantec might be the next Silicon Valley company to split up

Symantec in presently exploring alternatives to split the company into two separate entities, one unit handling data storage and the other software security, individuals acquainted with the matter revealed on condition of anonymity. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company is the latest to join the ranks of Silicon Valley technology companies trying to adopt a more [...]

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Thync Raises $13 Million To Help Users Alter Their Moods

People traditionally take to exercise, Coffee, yoga or drugs to alter their mood when looking to get a bit more energy during the day or to calm their thoughts in a bout of anxiety. Los Gatos, California-based Thync is a startup looking to give consumers another avenue to change their mental state. It has developed [...]

HTC unveils the Desire EYE, its 13-megapixel selfie phone

HTC unveils the Desire EYE, its 13-megapixel selfie phone

Taiwan-based handset maker HTC unveiled a smartphone designed to take better selfies than any other device. At a press event in New York, the smartphone manufacturer launched the Desire EYE, a device that contains a 13 megapixel front-facing camera focused on taking pictures and videos. Peter Chou, HTC’s CEO, said: “HTC is once again changing [...]

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Highfive: Cloud-Based Video Conferencing System That Will Make Conference Calls Extremely Simple

On Tuesday, a San Francisco based start-up called Highfive unveiled a product that can make teleconferencing much less painful and forever banish dial-in codes for boring group calls. Businesses in need of affordable cloud-based video conferencing solution might be interested in the new starter company Highfive. The company intends to provide an affordable professional video conferencing solution [...]

The standalone app could be released within a matter of weeks and allow people to communicate with other users keeping their identity hidden from that user or to the world by using pseudonyms.

Facebook is working on a new app that allows users to interact anonymously

According to a report in the New York Times, Facebook is reportedly working to launch a mobile app that allows users to interact with each other anonymously, similar to apps such as Secret and Whisper. According to the report, the standalone app could be released within a matter of weeks and allow people to communicate with other users [...]

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Israeli Startup Equivio next in line of Microsoft’s Acquisitions for 2014

Microsoft Corp. has reportedly signed a letter of intent to acquire Israeli text analysis startup Equivio, an individual acquainted with the matter revealed, as the software giant beefs up its product line for analyzing data. The deal is said to be closed in a matter of weeks, albeit interested buyers may venture in, said the [...]

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

Snapchat to be Yahoo’s next poster child for $20 Million

Reminiscing the success of its investment in Alibaba Holdings Group, Yahoo Inc. is reportedly eyeing on Snapchat. The Internet giant is currently in talks with Snapchat and has committed close to $20 million in the ephemeral photo messaging startup in a deal that would value Snapchat at $10 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. [...]

Facebook is also working on “preventative care” applications which will assist people to make their lifestyle much better. (Inside Facebooks Menlo Park Headquarters, California)

Facebook Reportedly Exploring The Healthcare Industry

Following on the heels of Samsung and Apple, Facebook is planning to make health care an integral part of the social media site. The social network is planning to create a group of online support communities on the site where people suffering from various afflictions would be able to connect. In addition, another small team [...]