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Two coasts, 10 days: Macworld’s thorough field test of Apple Pay

Apple Pay’s eventful early days were full of highs and lows. Excited iPhone users rushed to test the mobile payment service on day one and found it super seamless. Cashier confusion, Bank of America’s double-charging foul-up, and the NFC...

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Google Calendar for the web now lets you plan a schedule more quickly

The holidays are fast approaching, and chances are you're already busy planning your schedule for the next couple of months. Knowing how important it is to stick to a schedule for seasons like this, Google has introduced a handful of changes to...

1.3 hours on engadget.com

What Google’s new Inbox app means for email marketers

Google is a company that thrives on innovation, and it has brought that energy and spirit to the email channel over the last few years, helping shake up the industry that just won't change (see, I didn't say "die" there). Google seems...

1.4 hours on mashable.com

Google Wallet can now auto-withdraw from banks and send low balance alerts

You can't exactly use Google Wallet everywhere you go just yet, but if you do use it often enough to warrant semi-regular transfers from your bank, then you'll love its latest update. Now, you can activate recurring bank transfers, even pick...

5.6 hours on engadget.com

Google wants more companies to highlight actionable content on Inbox app

Google has been making it easier for more and more third-party companies to take advantage of its products' features recently. For instance, it's now taking airlines, restos and event venues (among others) by the hand, showing them how to use...

7.2 hours on engadget.com

Google reveals first functional Project Ara prototype (for real this time)

Google's Project Ara has reached an important milestone A new video shows off the most advanced prototype of the modular smartphone yet— one that actually boots and is able to launch an app. See also: Google Went Public 10 Years Ago, But...

7.9 hours on mashable.com

Zuckerberg for massive push...

Zuckerberg for massive push...(Second column, 4th story, link)Related stories:Mother of man killed by illegal: Obama 'ignoring us completely'...PREZ PREPS AMNESTY PLAN...Obamacare dollars being used to promote on UNIVISION?SESSIONS: 'World...

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Bits Blog: Andy Rubin, Former Head of Android, Departs Google

The Google executive, who was in charge of the company’s robotics group and spearheaded the Android operating system, will start a tech incubator focused on...

8.9 hours on nytimes.com

Spain is making Google (and others) pay news publishers a tax

For companies like Google, facing problems with the law across Europe has become a common thing. The most recent example of this is now taking place in Spain, where the country's parliament just gave the go-ahead to what's being known as the...

9.2 hours on engadget.com

Facebook Releases Updated Graph API

Facebook announced the release of version 2.2 of its Graph API and updated software-development kits for iOS and Android to support the updated application-programming interface, also revealing that its ads API now supports...

9.4 hours on allfacebook.com

The creators of Google Inbox explain why it's the future of Gmail

Google's on a mission to reinvent email. Its weapon: Inbox, a standalone app that launched last week. Inbox aims to make email more useful with several new tools. It surfaces relevant content (photos, for example) and information from within...

9.6 hours on mashable.com

Tim Cook comes out on public stage, pulling secretive APPLE with him...

Tim Cook comes out on public stage, pulling secretive APPLE with him...(First column, 2nd story, link)Related stories:COLUMN: iGay...Russian politician says CEO 'should be banned' from country... ...

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Common Sense: Apple Chief Tim Cook’s Coming Out: ‘This Will Resonate’

Mr. Cook said the trade-off to his own privacy was worthwhile, “if hearing that the C.E.O. of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she...

9.9 hours on nytimes.com

Google project aims to preserve privacy when collecting software stats

Google is applying a surveying technique from the 1960s to a project that aims to collect data about users’ computers without potentially compromising their privacy.The project is nicknamed RAPPOR, which stands for Randomized Aggregatable...

9.9 hours on pcworld.com

Andy Rubin, Google's robot chief and Android founder, steps down

Andy Rubin, the man at the helm of Google's robotics initiative and the co-founder of the Android mobile operating system, is stepping down from his post. The robotics team, which Rubin took over less than a year ago, is to be led by James Kuffner,...

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Android creator Andy Rubin leaving Google

Andy Rubin, the engineer who developed Google’s Android OS and was lately in charge of its robotics efforts, is leaving the company, Google confirmed Thursday.Rubin cofounded a company called Android, which Google acquired in 2005 for its mobile...

10.3 hours on pcworld.com

Next Thursday you can ask Mark Zuckerberg anything

"When so many other features of the site have changed, why is Poking still a thing?" That's the question I'd ask Mark Zuckerberg if I ever had the chance. And next week, I might get an answer. Just about anyone could get a query...

10.4 hours on engadget.com

A global attention on disease gives Bill Gates his moment

“Ebola has reminded people that it is not just poor people who can die of infectious disease,” Bill Gates tells me, in a characteristically matter-of-fact tone. In a tragic, unsought sense, this is Gates’s moment. The focus of his life...

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Andy Rubin Is Leaving Google To Start A Hardware Incubator

 Andy Rubin, best known for his work on Android at Google, is leaving the company. According to The Wall Street Journal, Rubin will build an incubator for what it describes as companies working with “technology-hardware”...

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Android co-founder Andy Rubin is leaving Google

Just about a year ago we learned Andy Rubin had shifted his focus at Google from Android to working with robots, like the ones from its acquisition Boston Dynamics, but tonight reports indicate he is leaving the company entirely. The Information...

11.1 hours on engadget.com

Android founder Andy Rubin is leaving Google

Andy Rubin is leaving Google a little over a year and a half after he moved from Android to focus on Google's robotics...

11.2 hours on search.gigaom.com

Google’s Analysis of Japan

The surprising wisdom of...

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Zuckerberg to connect with regular folk in first 'community Q&A'

If you’ve always wondered if Mark Zuckerberg has a favorite hoodie, or a favorite programming language, now’s your chance to find out.Facebook’s chief will host his first community Q&A next Thursday at 5 p.m. Eastern, giving...

12.1 hours on pcworld.com

Engadget Daily: The 'Microsoft Band,' life with the OnePlus One and more!

Been waiting for a Windows-powered smartwatch? Well, you'll have to keep waiting; Microsoft's debut wearable is a Nike FuelBand-like fitness tracker called the Band. That's not all we have on deck, though. Click through for our Nintendo...

12.8 hours on engadget.com

How one man’s private files ended up on Apple’s iCloud without his consent

After security researcher Jeffrey Paul upgraded the operating system on his MacBook Pro last week, he discovered that several of his personal files had found a new home — on the cloud. The computer had saved the files, which Paul thought resided...

12.9 hours on washingtonpost.com

Tim Cook comes out on public stage, pulling secretive Apple with him

When Apple chief executive Tim Cook said Thursday he is “proud to be gay,” he did not just become the first openly gay leader of a major U.S. company. He also swept his obsessively private company to the forefront of one of America’s...

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Is Apple Set For A Strong Holiday Season?

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How the Microsoft Band Targets Users the Apple Watch Excludes

Source: Microsoft Microsoft has taken its first step into the market for wearables with the Microsoft Band and its accompanying Microsoft Health cloud service. Microsoft Health will analyze the data collected not only by the wrist-worn fitness...

13.6 hours on wallstcheatsheet.com

Using Google Alerts for Brand Monitoring and Competitive Intelligence

In today's modern spy vs. spy world there is no better 1.0 tool than Google Alerts - the Swiss Army Knife for content sourcing, spying on competitors and monitoring your own brand. You should to do more. But, this is a good place to start and...

13.8 hours on huffingtonpost.com

Seth Rogen reportedly nabs Steve Wozniak role in Steve Jobs film

Aaron Sorkin's upcoming film about former Apple CEO Steve Jobs has reportedly found its Steve Wozniak: Seth Rogen. The news, first reported by Variety on Thursday, comes just one week after Sorkin confirmed that Christian Bale will portray Jobs in...

14.1 hours on mashable.com

Facebook Open-Sources Infrastructure Monitoring Framework and Security Tool osquery

Facebook announced the open-sourcing of security tool osquery, a framework that gives engineers a different way to monitor their infrastructure. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media. ...

14.2 hours on allfacebook.com

Ask Mark Zuckerberg Anything During His First Public “Community Q&A” On Facebook Nov 6

 Most people have a burning question to ask about Facebook, whether they’re one of its 1.35 billion users or not. So taking a cue from Reddit’s Ask Me Anything sessions, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is upping the...

14.3 hours on techcrunch.com

Facebook's Internet.org app launches in East Africa

Facebook is broadening the scope of its Internet.org initiative in Africa, launching its app for the program in the East African country of Tanzania.In July, Facebook launched its Internet.org app in the Southern African country of Zambia.Tanzanian...

14.7 hours on pcworld.com

Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak in the next Steve Jobs biopic

Freaks and Geeks alum Seth Rogen is set to play the Mac community’s favorite ubergeek Steve Wozniak in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic (no, not that one, the other one), alongside Christian Bale as Steve Jobs. Hopefully it won’t be...

14.8 hours on macworld.com

Microsoft Band Unveiled Ahead of Apple Watch

The Microsoft Band is powered by Microsoft Health and offers hands-free access to the web via CortanaMicrosoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) unveiled its first wearable device called Microsoft Band, which is integrated with ten health and fitness sensors...

14.9 hours on valuewalk.com

Sale Of Motorola Mobility From Google To Lenovo Is Finalized

(Louis Abate)Earlier this year, Google sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91 billion in cash and stock. Just three years ago, Google bought the company for $12.5 billion, but this isn’t as terrible a business deal as it might appear: while...

15.3 hours on consumerist.com

How important is cross-platform support to the Microsoft Band?

It's not really surprising that Microsoft's Band smartwatch will work with Android and iOS as well as Windows Phone as we heard rumors suggesting it would. It's a bigger deal...

15.4 hours on search.gigaom.com

Facebook Looking to Gain Entry into China

By reports.droy. Read more » »Related Stocks: FB, AAPL, BABA, IBM, INTC,...

15.6 hours on gurufocus.com

Tell us how you really feel about the iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 4

Sure, smartphones have been getting larger and larger every year. And for those who really want to go big, large-screen "phablet" Android phones have risen to fill the demand. But iPhone users who wanted a larger screen have always been left...

15.9 hours on engadget.com

Vidpresso Powers Addition of Facebook Posts, Tweets to Narendra Modi Speech Broadcast

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at Madison Square Garden in New York Sept. 28, live streams of posts from Facebook and Twitter related to the event appeared on both the arena’s Jumbotron and screens in nearby Times...

16.3 hours on allfacebook.com

Cirrus Logic Drops 12% Despite Beat: Apple Business Offset by Weaker Margins, Say Bears

Shares of chip maker Cirrus Logic (CRUS) are down $2.55, or almost 12%, at $19.34, reversing a 7% jump in late trading last night, after the company yesterday afternoon reported fiscal Q2 revenue and earnings per share that topped analysts’...

16.3 hours on blogs.barrons.com

Facebook and Twitter Diverging in Business and Growth Prospects

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Facebooka and Twittera ainvestorsahave experienced a wild ride since these two social media giants have gone public. After reporting third quarter earnings this week, Facebookashares are down approximately 8%, while...

16.5 hours on thestreet.com

Who Are Big Winners In Facebook Inc (FB)’s Acquisition Of Whatsapp As Regulatory Filing Gets Released?

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) acquired mobile messaging service Whatsapp a month ago, reportedly for a sum of $22 billion. The regulatory filing for the acquisition was released on Wednesday and the biggest winners includes Whatsapp founders Jan Koum and...

16.7 hours on insidermonkey.com

Apple reverses course: calculator widgets now allowed in App Store

Good news, iOS users: you can still access a calculator widget from Notification Center. The company on Thursday reversed a decision that would require PCalc — a calculator app featured by Apple in its "Great Apps for iOS 8" section...

16.9 hours on mashable.com

Google’s Credibility on Spying, Net Neutrality Challenged

As WikiLeaks founder claims Google is in bed with the US government, Net Neutrality advocates charge Google's chief lobbyist is steering the company away from advocacy To grass roots activists of all stripes, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG)...

17.1 hours on valuewalk.com

Google’s New Bookmarking Service, Previously Called Stars, Has Gone Live

 Google Stars, the long-rumored bookmarking service from Google, has now publicly launched, but with little fanfare. That Google was working to update its bookmarking service has been known for some time. In May, a developer who...

17.3 hours on techcrunch.com

Apple employees and industry leaders praise Tim Cook

It's not every day that top execs at Microsoft and Google profess their admiration for the CEO of Apple. Shortly after Tim Cook proudly declared in a BusinessWeek article that he is gay, some of the biggest names in tech and business publicly...

17.5 hours on mashable.com

Senvest Partners Bullish On Immersion Amid Possible Apple deal

Senvest Partners slipped in September, incurring a -2.8% loss in the month that trimmed its total gain to +5.4% for the year. The Candian based value hedge fund was burned by an all-around bad month for stock markets. Among others, the hedge fund...

17.5 hours on valuewalk.com

Facebook to Award Up to $300K to Internet Defense Prize Winners in 2015

Facebook teamed up with computer-industry association USENIX in August to launch the Internet Defense Prize, aimed at highlighting research that could significantly improve the security of the Web, and in a Newsroom post Wednesday, Facebook...

17.6 hours on allfacebook.com

Bernard Horn Comments on Microsoft

By Vera Yuan. Read more » »Check out Bernard Horn Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Bernard Horn (Updated on 10/29/2014)Related Stocks:...

18 hours on gurufocus.com

Facebook Revamps Audiences in Ads Manager

Facebook appears to have revamped the audiences section of its Ads Manager, including the creation of custom audiences. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media. ...

18.2 hours on allfacebook.com

Why Nintendo and Microsoft Are Diving Head-First Into The Health-Tech Business

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Microsoft and Nintendo have both announced new, health-related gadgets joining an ever-expanding array of products coming from tech companies as they enter the burgeoning wearables market. The technology industry has...

18.4 hours on thestreet.com

Google Glass Banned In All U.S. Cinemas

Movie theaters officially ban movie goers from bringing Google Glass and other wearable into theatersMoviegoers will have to leave their Google Glass at home or in the car as all wearable devices are banned from U.S. movie theaters. The ban on Google...

18.4 hours on valuewalk.com

Apple No Longer Rejecting Calculator Widgets From The App Store

 The maker of a popular iOS app and widget, PCalc, which took advantage of iOS 8’s support for Notification Center Widgets, was recently told by Apple that his handy app would be pulled from the App Store due to the fact that...

18.5 hours on techcrunch.com

Facebook Inc (FB)’s New Money Splash Will Be The Real Deal

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) might have squandered a couple of billion dollars here and there in the past making acquisitions and such, but the new investment that the company is planning to pour down the mobile rabbit hole is going to pay substantial...

18.8 hours on insidermonkey.com

Facebook PMD SocialFlow Rolls Out SocialFlow for Agencies Saas Offering

Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and social relationship and content-distribution platform SocialFlow announced the launch of SocialFlow for Agencies, a software-as-a-service offering geared toward ad agencies. (more…) New...

18.9 hours on allfacebook.com

Microsoft tweaks its server specs as part of Open Compute Project

Microsoft, a software power, wants to have a greater say in how data center hardware is designed. And now it's even got some hardware partners in this...

19.1 hours on search.gigaom.com

It Would Take Bill Gates 218 Years To Spend All His Money

At a spending rate of $1 million a day, most people would blow through their entire life savings in less than a week. But for billionaire Bill Gates, it would take 218 years to spend his approximate $79 billion fortune at this rate, according to new...

19.1 hours on businessinsider.com

IRL: The OnePlus One is everything my iPhone wasn't

After last month's iPhone event, I was disappointed -- I realized the iPhone 6 and its "Plus" sibling were still catching up to Android in a lot of ways. Regardless, the devoted iPhone fan in me still pre-ordered an iPhone 6 a few days...

19.1 hours on engadget.com

Resale Value Of iPhone 6 Plus 124% Of Retail Price: Munster

Demand for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has bee strong all over the world. Solid demand has created a gray market in the U.S., China and many other countries. During the company’s Q3 earnings call, Tim...

19.4 hours on valuewalk.com

How Google’s latest moonshot could change human health

Google is determining what exactly it means to be a healthy human being, which could redefine health as a spectrum instead of black and white. It is developing a wristband...

19.6 hours on search.gigaom.com

Why Android app makers are going to love users saying “OK Google”

One of the arguably best features of Android is getting friendly with third-party apps. Simply by adding a few lines of code, Android apps can take advantage of the "OK...

19.6 hours on search.gigaom.com

Apple CEO Tim Cook Announces He Is Gay In First Person Op-Ed

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) –– Apple CEO Timothy D. Cook has unveiled to the world that he is gay, saying he "is proud to be gay." In a first person editorial for Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Cook said, "I don't consider myself...

COLUMN: iGay...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out, Writing He's 'Proud To Be Gay'

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In Bloomberg Businessweek, Tim Cook, now the most prominent business executive to come out, writes that his desire for privacy had held him back from publicly disclosing his sexual orientation.» E-Mail...

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Why Your Wild Child’s Facebook Posts Are Your Fault

Don’t you hate it when you get blamed for something someone else did? A recent ruling held parents liable for their child’s harassment of another student, but should mom and dad really be sharing the responsibility for their wild...

19.6 hours on allfacebook.com

Facebook loses $24,420 a minute during outages

At 6:52 p.m. Eastern on Oct. 28, Facebook went down. (It began working again at 7:27 p.m.) This is the third such outage in the last several months, and it happens to coincide with the company's announcement of impressive summer earnings. The close...

19.9 hours on mashable.com

Google makes Play Books more student friendly

Google's latest Play Books update for Android makes the app a lot easier to use for reading non-fiction e-books. See, Play Books is perfect if you're just reading something from cover to cover. But if you're using it to read text or...

20.1 hours on engadget.com

Google Play Books’ new reading mode lets you browse and skim nonfiction ebooks faster

It's not particularly convenient to read cookbooks, travel guides and other reference works as ebooks. Google is hoping to change...

20.1 hours on search.gigaom.com

Google Play Books Updated To Make It A Better eReader For Students And Chefs

 Most eReader apps tend to be built for reading something from start to finish — which makes sense, given that that’s how about 99% of fiction works are meant to be read. But what about non-fiction stuff? The research...

20.1 hours on techcrunch.com

Jim Cramer on Technology Stocks: Trust Facebook, Here's Why

NEW YORK (Real Money) -- Sometimes it comes down to trust. Do you trust Mark Zuckerberg and his team at Facebook to spend fortunes to make even bigger fortunes down the road? Do you anticipate that Dick Costolo and his cadre can figure out how to keep...

20.4 hours on thestreet.com

Apple Inc (AAPL), Tim Cook’s Announcement Is A Wholly Irrelevant Factor, Economically Speaking: Barney Frank

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s CEO wrote a letter for Bloomberg Businessweek in which he made public his true sexual orientation. Besides being “an engineer, an uncle, a nature lover, a fitness nut, a son of the South, a sports fanatic”,...

20.4 hours on insidermonkey.com

Amazon keeps on wooing enterprise admins, this time with Windows System Center support

If you want to win enterprise workloads to your cloud, making it easy for in-house admins to manage their resources from a familiar screen is a good way to...

20.9 hours on search.gigaom.com

The d-word: Which is doomed, Apple Pay or CurrentC?

Apple is locked in battle with something else again and you know what that means. Writing for IT World, Matthew Mombrea says give him a “D,” give him an “O,” give him another... It’s “Doom.” He think’s...

21.1 hours on macworld.com

Imagining Productivity Apps for the Apple Watch

App developers from Stockholm to San Francisco are anxiously counting down the days til the November release of the Apple Watch SDK (or “Software Development Kit”), which will give them the tools to begin building their own...

21.1 hours on blogs.hbr.org

Apple May Sell iPhone 6 In Iran

Apple is eyeing the massive youth market in Iran where few Western products are sold due to economic sanctionsApple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly in talks with Iranian distributors about entering the country if Western sanctions on the country ease,...

21.4 hours on valuewalk.com

Q3 Tablet Shipments Up 11% to 54M, Samsung Closing In On Apple’s iPads

 Tablets — once thought of as the great disruptor to PC sales with their lighter form factor and cheaper price — continue to grow in sales, but at a far slower pace than in quarters past. IDC today published its...

21.4 hours on techcrunch.com

Wal-Mart leads retailers war with Apple

A group of retailers led by Wal-Mart aims to upend the credit card market and fight for dominance at the checkout...

21.6 hours on cnbc.com

Google to predict home sales

Through its investment in Auction.com, Google will be able to forecast home sales for the month...

22.1 hours on cnbc.com

Microsoft debuts wearable fitness device

Microsoft launched a device that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking its debut into the wearable technology...

22.7 hours on cnbc.com

Fox Sports Go comes to Windows Phone

If there's one downside to being a sports fan, it's that you can't take your HDTV with you wherever you go. Like, for instance, you get a lot of weird looks if you try and watch a 40-inch plasma while trying to buy groceries down at the...

22.8 hours on engadget.com

Tapkast Brings Ephemeral Status Updates To Your iPhone’s Lock Screen

 Tapkast’s iOS-only app lets you broadcast ephemeral status updates to your friends’ phones, with each status update replacing the previous one. You can also comment on status updates, until they disappear that is. In some...

23.5 hours on techcrunch.com

Apple CEO: 'I’m proud to be gay'

"I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an op-ed in...

23.8 hours on cnbc.com

Topeka Views on Facebook Inc (FB) Earnings

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) released its highly-anticipated Q3 report on Tuesday, October 28th. In the past 10 years since Facebook’s inception, the website has gone from a mere vision in a Harvard dorm room to a household name and cornerstone of...

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China: Facebook not banned, but must follow the rules

China may be blocking access to Facebook, but that doesn’t mean the social media network can’t one day enter the country, as long as it follows the rules, a top government official said on Thursday.Lu Wei, the director of China’s...

23.9 hours on pcworld.com

Lenovo Has Completed The $2.91 Billion Acquisition Of Motorola From Google

 Lenovo has completed the $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola from Google today. The deal, which was announced in January, comes just three years after Google itself shelled out $12.5 billion to buy the phone-maker. Read More ...

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Google AI project apes memory, programs (sort of) like a human

The mission of Google’s DeepMind Technologies startup is to “solve intelligence.” Now, researchers there have developed an artificial intelligence system that can mimic some of the brain’s memory skills and even program like a...

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On Google’s new Inbox

Google’s new alternative to Gmail is here, and it’s called Inbox, available by invitation only at the moment. You can see Google’s pitch here and read how-to use guides here and here. My tweets on Inbox are here. Below is my...

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Microsoft’s Wearable Device: Market Is Getting Too Crowded

Microsoft has released a new wearable device. However, the software company is late to the...

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Review: OmniFocus 2 for iPad makes life easier with extensions and background syncing

Spoiler Alert: OmniFocus 2 for iPad isn’t for everyone. If all you need to keep track of is a grocery list and a few one-off tasks each day, OmniFocus isn’t really the task manager you are looking for. On the other hand, if you juggle...

24.6 hours on macworld.com

Handicapping Apple Pay, Google Wallet, Competitors' Mobile Wallet Chances

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple's aApple Pay hasawon headlines since its debut on Oct. 20, but the mobile wallet wars have just begun. Don’t expect a lone winner, said Gil Mermelstein, New York-lead for bank consulting firm West Monroe...

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How Newsstand failed The Magazine, and what Apple should do

Apple’s Newsstand was introduced with iOS 5 as a place for apps designed to deliver content in the form of a periodical—whether continuously as new articles or in the form or regularly produced issues—to gain superpowers. A...

24.7 hours on macworld.com

Google releases its souped-up bookmarks manager for Chrome... again

We've caught glimpses of Google's new image-rich bookmarks system for Chrome a couple of times in the past, and now it's back with a new name, but not much in the way of new features. The extension formerly known as Google Stars is now...

24.8 hours on engadget.com

Apple Watch Can’t Be Called ‘iWatch’ – Here’s Why

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) surprised people when it decide to christen its wearable Apple Watch instead of iWatch. The reason behind this is because of a trademark. Back in 2008, Probendi director Daniele Di Salvo registered the iWatch as a European-wide...

25.1 hours on valuewalk.com

Wearables, including Google Glass, must be put away in cinemas

Bad news for those of you who’ve decided to sport your Google Glass everywhere you go. The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners have updated their anti-piracy policy. It reads, in part,...

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Microsoft Health platform launches with payments-friendly, $199 Band wearable

Microsoft Health works with Windows Phone, Android and iOS devices. Much of it is based on Microsoft's cloud-based "intelligence engine", and the company wants startups to build health-related services around...

25.2 hours on search.gigaom.com

In EU, Google Faces Next Chapter With New Competition Chief

A new commissioner takes over the case on Nov. 1 and that has many wondering what that means for Google and its long-running antitrust case.» E-Mail...

26.3 hours on npr.org

Movie theaters ban Google Glass and other camera-toting wearables

Many individual American movie theaters are already hostile to guests who use wearables like Google Glass, and they've now made that opposition official on a national level. Both the Motion Picture Association of America and the National...

29.1 hours on engadget.com

Microsoft enters smartwatch market with $200 Microsoft Band

Wednesday night Microsoft confirmed what we all expected—that it too, has a smartwatch that it wants you to wear 24/7, for work and for play, called the Microsoft Band.Looking as much like a hospital bracelet as anything else, the $200 Microsoft...

30 hours on pcworld.com

'OK Google' voice commands bound for even more third-party apps

Google wants even third-party Android apps to be able to do searches using "Ok, Google" voice commands, so it's now making it easier for developers to integrate the feature. Now, all devs have to do is add a few lines of code to...

30.1 hours on engadget.com

Microsoft watch beats Apple to market

Investors will watch the clock Thursday as Microsoft announces its $199...

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Little 'like' for Facebook apps

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For all of Facebook's success in turning mobile into a booming business, one problem remains: bad user...

Facebook Inc (FB) Apps Get Low Ratings From Users

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Although users are not real happy with the Facebook mobile app, revenue and share price for the company remain strongFacebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) apps are not popular with users despite the company being successful in turning its mobile unit into a thriving...

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Microsoft accidentally releases wearable apps, and images, early

Even more evidence that Microsoft is readying a release of a fitness band surfaced Wednesday. The company, which hasn't officially announced that it is making a wearable, accidentally unveiled companion apps for their product, which may be called...

31.6 hours on mashable.com

Samsung Falls, Apple Rises, Xiaomi Shoots Out of Nowhere in Q3 Smartphone Rankings

Two market research firms, IDC and Strategy Analytics, tonight released their smartphone shipment estimates for Q3, showing a big jump year over year, and a dramatic leap for Chinese upstart vendor Xiaomi. Strategy Analytics estimates the industry...

32.1 hours on blogs.barrons.com

Looks Like Microsoft Just Leaked Its Own Fitness Band

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Facebook gives away homebrewed OS monitoring tool

Facebook has released an open-source tool for monitoring operating system state changes across very large infrastructures, which could help engineers quickly diagnose performance and security issues.The tool, called Osquery, allows administrators to...

33.9 hours on pcworld.com

Lenovo's new 13-inch 'Yoga' tablet is as big as its Windows Ultrabooks

Lenovo seems to be coming full circle. After knocking our socks off with the original Yoga, a 13-inch Ultrabook whose screen could fold all the way back, the company followed up with a spinoff product called the Yoga Tablet. Today, the...

34.1 hours on engadget.com

Steve J. Martin “The Small Big” | Talks at Google

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'Microsoft Band' wearable leaked by Apple and Google's app stores

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34.2 hours on engadget.com

Twitter Inc And Facebook Inc Earnings Review

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SNL star sort of apologizes for insensitive Facebook post on street harassment

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34.7 hours on mashable.com

MPAA Bans Google Glass And Other Wearable Cameras From Movie Theaters Because Duh

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34.7 hours on techcrunch.com

Rival Says It May Adopt Apple Pay’s System

A group of retailers known as the Merchant Customer Exchange said that it could yet decide to use the technology that Apple Pay relies on to process...

34.8 hours on nytimes.com

Wal-Mart and allies in face-off with Apple Pay over mobile payments

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Suddenly it's Apple versus Wal-Mart in the fight for shoppers' digital wallets. ...

35.4 hours on reuters.com

Hands on with Google's Nexus 9: This Lollipop tastes like an iPad

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35.5 hours on mashable.com

Wal-Mart And Allies In Face-off With Apple Pay Over Mobile Payments

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35.6 hours on businessinsider.com

Google updates more Android apps with Material Design, just in time for Lollipop's debut

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35.7 hours on pcworld.com

Microsoft Fires Another Set Of Employees, Continuing Its Announced Layoff Strategy

 Microsoft took an axe to another slice of its employees today, cutting around 3,000 jobs according to Mary Jo Foley. TechCrunch heard through a separate source that the layoffs were imminent, but was not able to confirm their size. The company...

36 hours on techcrunch.com

What's the point of Google's Nexus Player?

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36.1 hours on mashable.com

3Q EARNINGS: Mark Zuckerberg on the Differences Between Messenger and WhatsApp

When Facebook announced its intent to acquire cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp in February, questions surfaced on whether WhatsApp and Messenger would remain separate — which they have — or be combined. Facebook...

36.1 hours on allfacebook.com

Apple tells developer to kill iOS app widget after the company promoted it

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36.2 hours on mashable.com

Google must pay Canadian woman $2,250 for showing her cleavage in Street View

Google is in trouble over Street View again, after one of its cars took a photo of a woman on her stoop, and showed "part of her...

36.4 hours on search.gigaom.com

Cramer: Facebook, IBM, Google, Twitter face-off

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36.6 hours on cnbc.com

3Q EARNINGS: Mark Zuckerberg Expects Videos on Facebook to ‘Ramp Up’

Facebook killed the YouTube star? Not quite, but the social network is becoming quite the robust video platform, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during the company’s third-quarter earnings call Tuesday. (more…) New...

37.5 hours on allfacebook.com

Source: Microsoft Employees Are 'Worn Out' Over So Much Change (MSFT)

As news broke on Wednesday that part three of Microsoft's huge multi-phase layoffs had occurred, employees at the company are having mixed feelings. Not surprisingly, all this change "wears on" a lot of Microsoft's employees, said a...

37.5 hours on businessinsider.com

Microsoft adds stream processing and pipeline tools to Azure

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37.7 hours on search.gigaom.com

Lysol Buys Google Search Ads To Take Advantage Of Ebola Panic

(Barbara Wells)A few weeks ago, we shared the not-at-all-surprising news that Americans are buying more cleaning supplies, especially disinfectants, than we normally do at this time of year. We can partly credit the Ebola virus. While cleanliness is...

37.7 hours on consumerist.com

Steve Ballmer still invested in Microsoft, more invested in the Clippers

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer ended the WSJD Live conference with a burst of energy in a talk with Wall Street Journal reporter Monica Langley about his post-Microsoft life. He was boisterous and enthusiastic during the entire...

37.9 hours on engadget.com

3Q EARNINGS: 1B Users Make a Meaningful Business, According to Mark Zuckerberg

1 billion is the magic number for Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who was not referring to dollars (directly, anyway), but to user totals for when Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram and search will “start to become meaningful...

38 hours on allfacebook.com

Since joining Facebook, Instagram is getting more and more love from big brands

Instagram is more popular than ever with the Fortune 500 companies who use it to build their...

38.2 hours on search.gigaom.com

Steve Ballmer’s Fergalicious Clippers Future

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38.2 hours on techcrunch.com

Market News: Facebook, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, MCG Capital

Policy makers stated that labor market conditions “improved somewhat further”The stock markets in the United States declined after the Federal Reserve confirmed its decision to end the bond-buying program, an indication that the...

38.3 hours on valuewalk.com

Microsoft 'almost' wraps up largest layoff sweep in its history

Microsoft has handed out pink slips in a third round of job cuts that “almost” concludes its plan to eliminate 18,000 positions.The company announced in July that it would let go about 14 percent of its workforce, the largest set of job...

38.4 hours on pcworld.com

3Q EARNINGS: Zuckerberg Believes Oculus Will Take a ‘Bunch of Years’ to Reach 100M Units

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during the company’s third-quarter earnings call Tuesday that he does not see virtual-reality offerings from recent acquisition Oculus VR reaching sales of 50 million to 100 million...

38.6 hours on allfacebook.com

Steve Ballmer made a seven-point to-do list when he retired. Here’s some of what’s on it

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38.7 hours on search.gigaom.com

Hands on with the Google Nexus 6: Android goes big

Google’s Nexus 6, the first smartphone to run Android 5.0 "Lollipop," is a big phone. With a 6-inch screen, it rivals many of today's “phablets," besting the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus by a few tenths...

38.7 hours on mashable.com

Retail industry’s Apple Pay rival has experienced a data breach

The maker of digital payments system CircleC, which is preparing to take on rival Apple Pay in checkout lines across the country next year, acknowledged Wednesday that its systems have been breached. Hackers obtained the email addresses of some of...

38.7 hours on washingtonpost.com

Here’s What Google’s LEGO-Style Phone, Project Ara, Looks Like Right Now

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39 hours on techcrunch.com

Facebook Fumbles, Twitter Tumbles, RF Micro Devices Soars: Tech Stocks Winners & Losers

SAN FRANCISCO (TheStreet) – RF Micro Devices soared in a slightly lower market, as the high-performance radio frequency systems and semiconductor company geared up to report its second quarter earnings. Facebook and Twitter , however, were not...

39.1 hours on thestreet.com

MPAA, Theater Owners Adopt Zero-Tolerance Policy Toward Google Glass

We sure hope handsome, scruffy bike guy isn’t en route to the movies, because he’ll have to ditch his pricey specs before the movie starts.In “who hates Google Glass owners today?” news, the Motion Picture...

39.1 hours on consumerist.com

3Q EARNINGS: Facebook Not Entering the Payments Business on Its Own

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during the company’s third-quarter earnings call Tuesday that he envisions Facebook as a collaborator and not a competitor when it comes to electronic payments. (more…) New...

39.2 hours on allfacebook.com

Google’s solid state disk storage now out in open beta for Compute Engine users

Customers of Google's Compute Engine can use the SSD storage to boost the performance of data-processing applications and apps that are attached to heavy duty...

39.4 hours on search.gigaom.com

Google Play Movies & TV for Android improves second screen tools

If you've splurged for a Chromecast or pre-ordered the newfangled Nexus Player, streaming from Google Play to your television just got better. Mountain View's Movies & TV app for Android update brings actor and soundtrack cards to your...

39.6 hours on engadget.com

3Q EARNINGS: Mark Zuckerberg’s Plans for the Next Three, Five, 10 Years

What are Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s plans for the company over the next three, five and 10 years? He went into great detail on those plans during the social network’s third-quarter earnings call Tuesday. ...

39.9 hours on allfacebook.com

Google takes another step into your living room with its Nexus Player (hands-on)

Google's wanted a piece of your living room for ages, and now -- after two attempts that never really went anywhere =- the search giant seems poised to get it what it wants. Android TV is coming to, well, a TV near you, and we just spent a few...

40.1 hours on engadget.com

Windows steps up its game: Running 8.1 on a 5K Retina iMac

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40.1 hours on mashable.com

Google Fit consolidates your health data, but needs third-party apps to prosper

Google Fit’s Android app is finally here, but it’s the platform that really matters. It’s Google’s best tool for convincing you to go with Android Wear as a digital health aide instead of that Apple Watch with its own HealthKit...

40.2 hours on pcworld.com

Jim Cramer Recommends Facebook (FB) Once It Settles Down

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet's Jim Cramer saysaFacebooka stock is dropping Wednesday in part because investors don't like the social media giant's five-year plan, which includes tremendous growth. Cramer says the company is spending...

40.4 hours on thestreet.com

Microsoft Cuts 3,000 Jobs, Rounding Out July Plan

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it cut about 3,000 jobs, effectively completing its plan to reduce its workforce by 18,000, or 14 percent of total staff, announced in July.The majority of the 18,000 job cuts were in the phone...

40.4 hours on businessinsider.com

Microsoft's new Office 365 search tool is like Minesweeper for Excel spreadsheets

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40.6 hours on pcworld.com

Google Glass is officially unwelcome in movie theaters

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40.7 hours on pcworld.com

Microsoft and Sony Up Their Game for the Holiday Season

It’s hard to overstate the importance of the holiday selling season for the video game industry. November and December are when game companies make the vast majority of their money, which means they pull out the stops to make sure you want to buy...

40.8 hours on wallstcheatsheet.com

Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Apparently Hacked

In a brief note to clients a short while ago, J.P. Morgan‘s Tien-tsin Huang, who follows computer services, noted that CurrentC, an electronic payment system competing with Apple‘s (AAPL) Apple Pay, has been hacked....

40.8 hours on blogs.barrons.com

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review: A worthy iPad rival at 75% of the price

The new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablet is the very definition of an update: It's the exact same design, size and weight as the last product, with almost all the changes found under the hood, and especially, in the software. This isn’t...

40.9 hours on mashable.com

“Google My Business” App Now Lets Business Owners Respond To Customer Reviews From Their Smartphone

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40.9 hours on techcrunch.com

Google Play Movies is getting second-screen smarts for Chromecast

What that guy's name again? Wasn't he in that other movie too? Google Play Movies users can now find relevant information in the app's new second-screen experience as they watch...

41.1 hours on search.gigaom.com

Breastfeeding photo too risqu? for FACEBOOK...

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41.1 hours on drudgereportfeed.com

Facebook is betting big on the future and plans to lose money in the process

Another quarterly earnings report, another slam dunk for Facebook. The company made $3.2 billion in the third quarter, up 59 percent year-over-year, and grew to 1.35 billion monthly active users. More than 700 million people check Facebook on...

41.2 hours on macworld.com

3Q EARNINGS: Everything Sheryl Sandberg Said About Facebook Advertising

Facebook revealed during its third-quarter earnings call Tuesday that $2.96 billion of its $3.2 billion in revenue for the three-month period came from advertising, so it’s no surprise that the bulk of the call was devoted to advertising, as...

41.4 hours on allfacebook.com

Motorola Droid Turbo: four things wrong and four things right

Motorola Mobility’s Droid Turbo has a big battery and a powerful processor, but it also lacks a microSD card slot and optical imaging stabilization. The smartphone will be available starting Thursday from Verizon Wireless. Here are its main...

41.4 hours on pcworld.com

Movie theaters move to ban Google Glass

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41.5 hours on washingtonpost.com

Upcoming Report Card - Baidu The Google Of China

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41.6 hours on gurufocus.com

CurrentC, Walmart-Led Competitor To Apple Pay, Has Already Been Hacked

A screengrab of the e-mail being sent to beta testers of the CurrentC app.A number of major retailers, most notably Walmart, have yet to allow shoppers to use the recently launched Apple Pay system at checkout, and national drugstore chains Rite-Aid and...

41.6 hours on consumerist.com

Hands on with the Nexus 6: A Nexus phone Google hopes is one for the masses

My first look at the Nexus 6 smartphone shows what could be the first "no compromise" Nexus handset. And that's good for Google and Android since major U.S. carriers will...

41.7 hours on search.gigaom.com

2 Reasons Why Facebook Inc (FB) Fell Today Despite A Reasonable Earnings Report

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is currently down about 6.18% and is trading at $75.78. In an interview on CNBC, Gene Munster, who is a senior analyst at Piper Jaffray tried to add some sense to the numbers. Essentially, it’s the news that Facebook...

41.9 hours on insidermonkey.com

Apple downplays disruptive potential of Apple SIM, while carriers rush to protect turf

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42 hours on macworld.com

Apple Sued Over 'Defective' MacBooks

Thousands of MacBook owners complained about a defect with the laptops they bought in 2011. Now a few of them are taking their issues to court. Three MacBook owners filed suit against Apple in a California federal court Tuesday, claiming their 2011...

42.1 hours on huffingtonpost.com

Facebook open sources project that lets you view your OS as a relational database

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42.1 hours on search.gigaom.com

Facebook will give you serious money to make the internet more secure

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42.1 hours on engadget.com

Mark Zuckerberg And John Doerr Donate $1M To Expand The Hour Of Code Campaign

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42.1 hours on techcrunch.com

Google's Nexus 6 is a high-powered handful (hands-on)

It's a little funny to see Motorola finally crafting a Nexus phone after Google sold it to Lenovo, but hey - life is peculiar that way. What's more important is that Motorola has taken its responsibilities as Keeper of the Nexus name...

42.3 hours on engadget.com

Facebook (FB) Sinks After Unveiling 2015 Spending Plans

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Facebook are retreating after the company announced stronger than expected results but said its expenses would jump 50%-70% in 2015 compared to this year. A number of analysts remained upbeat on the company's...

42.5 hours on thestreet.com

Facebook Posts Shining Numbers, Maintains The Winning Streak

By reports.droy. Read more » »Related Stocks: FB, TWTR,...

42.6 hours on gurufocus.com

A major Apple Pay rival just had a security breach

Talk about bad timing The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a consortium of more than 50 U.S. retailers working on an alternative to Apple Pay, announced Wednesday that its service, called CurrentC, has experienced a security breach See also: Blocking...

42.6 hours on mashable.com

Internet.org App Brings Free Facebook, Wikipedia, BBC, Local Info Access To Tanzania

 The cost of data access is one of the top obstacles to the developing world getting on the web, so today Internet.org gave free data access to basic web services and local resources to Tanzania with the release of its Internet.org app through...

42.9 hours on techcrunch.com

Facebook is getting it right, pro says

The social network had been operating at "very high margins" and needs to make big investments, says analyst Mark...

43.2 hours on cnbc.com

Retailer-Backed Apple Pay Rival CurrentC Has Been Hacked, Testers’ Email Addresses Stolen

 MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), the coalition of retailers including Walmart, Best Buy, Gap and others, who are backing a mobile payments solution CurrentC meant to rival newcomer Apple Pay, has been hacked. The data breach involves the theft...

43.2 hours on techcrunch.com

Apple Pay competitor CurrentC just said it was hacked

One of Apple's competitors in the mobile payment space sent out an email Wednesday telling users it has been breached, CNBC...

43.2 hours on cnbc.com

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate declined in September, Lowest since 2008

Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate declined in September to 1.96% from 1.98% in August. Freddie's rate is down from 2.58% in September 2013, and this is the lowest level since December 2008. Freddie's serious...

43.5 hours on calculatedriskblog.com

"Keep env-econ.net unaffected from Google Updates"

From the inbox (emphasis added): My name is [redacted] and I am the SEO expert of a leading SEO service provider company. As per my analysis, your website is not performing well in the Google organic search. Also your traffic is poor from last couple of...

43.7 hours on env-econ.net

Google Inc (GOOGL)’s Tablet For Detecting And Curing Cancer

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is working hard to make wearable technology a part and parcel of our everyday lives, and in that effort the company knows no bounds as it is now coming up with a pill that will detect cancer and send the results to guess what?...

43.7 hours on insidermonkey.com

HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Facebook Is More Popular than Pinterest, But Olds Don’t Care

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43.9 hours on allfacebook.com

Google Inc Seeks To Develop Cancer Detection Breakthrough

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44 hours on valuewalk.com

Roku brushes back Amazon, Apple, Google

Amazon's dive into the streaming TV market is little more than a calendar item for...

44 hours on cnbc.com

Facebook Replaces ‘Build Audience’ Button on Pages with ‘Advertise Business’

Facebook tweaked one of the buttons on its pages, replacing its “Build Audience” button with an “Advertise Business” button. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media. ...

44.4 hours on allfacebook.com

Women are paying more attention to the midterms than men, according to their Facebook pages

From July 10 to Oct. 19, 22 million Facebook users in the United States posted about the election, liked candidates' pages or wrote comments -- for a total of 150 million times. That's 11 percent of the site's active users. As you...

44.5 hours on washingtonpost.com

Wonkblog: Women are paying more attention to the midterms than men, according to their Facebook pages

From July 10 to Oct. 19, 22 million Facebook users in the United States posted about the election, liked candidates' pages or wrote comments -- for a total of 150 million times. That's 11 percent of the site's active users. As you...

44.5 hours on washingtonpost.com

Najarian: Buy Facebook on the dip?

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44.6 hours on cnbc.com

Once Again, Mark Zuckerberg And Facebook Are Doing Exactly The Right Thing -- Ignoring Wall Street And Investing For The Future

Once again, Facebook is doing exactly what it should be doing: Investing for the long term. And, once again, Wall Street is appalled. Last night, the moment Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would invest aggressively next year...

44.7 hours on businessinsider.com

Facebook's spending spree is making investors nervous

For the first time in several quarters, Wall Street didn't like what Facebook had to say in its earnings report Facebook posted its first $3 billion quarter and beat earnings estimates for the September quarter, but concerns about the company's...

44.8 hours on mashable.com

Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Mobile Payment In Grave Danger Of Extinction From Pharmacies

There was a lot hype before Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) released its new products and a lot of it was around the new Apple Pay, the tech giant’s mobile payment platform. However, that might be the height of popularity that fate had in store for...

44.8 hours on insidermonkey.com

The Willy Wonka of Sriracha: Behind the Gates of David Tran's Factory

Even if you’re not a hot-sauce enthusiast, you may find yourself a little watery-eyed over the story of David Tran, the 68-year-old chief executive of Huy Fong Foods. The maker of America’s best-known Sriracha—a Southeast Asian chili...

44.8 hours on theatlantic.com

InvenSense Plunges 24%: Crushed by Lower Prices in Apple, Samsung Wares

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Facebook (FB) Earnings Report: Q3 2014 Conference Call Transcript

The following Facebook conference call took place on October 28, 2014, 05:00 PM ET. This is a transcript of that earnings call: Company Participants Deborah Crawford; Facebook; VP - IR Mark Zuckerberg; Facebook; CEO Sheryl Sandberg; Facebook;...

45 hours on thestreet.com

Sandberg-Goldberg Family Trust Receives Facebook Shares from Technology Crossover Ventures

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg reported in a Form 4 filing Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the Sandberg-Goldberg Family Trust received 333 shares of Facebook class-A common stock as part of a...

45.1 hours on allfacebook.com

Dabbling in the future of payment: A week with Apple Pay and Google Wallet

On Monday last week, Apple finally launched Apple Pay, the company's mobile-payment system that only works with the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and the latest iPads. (Though you can't use iPads for in-store payments.) Even though mobile payments have...

45.1 hours on engadget.com

Google Is Working on a Pill to Test for Cancer, Other Illnesses

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- Google's latest "moon shot" project: A pill that would test for cancer and other illnesses. The company said it's working on a pill that contains microscopic particles, which can travel through the...

45.2 hours on thestreet.com

MCX explains why CurrentC retailers can't use Apple Pay

Companies that use CurrentC must do so exclusively, says...

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Stock Market Today: Stocks Open Mixed as Facebook Tumbles, Fiat Chrysler Surges

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock markets opened mixedaahead of the Federal Reserve's October meeting, where it is widely expected the central bank will announce an end to its monthly bond buying. Equity markets traded on Facebook’s ...

45.3 hours on thestreet.com

Facebook spending gets thumbs up from analysts - if not investors

(Reuters) - Another day, another quarterly report from a technology company that disappointed investors. ...

45.4 hours on reuters.com

21,000 Apple Inc. MacBook Pro Users Asking For Replacement

The Apple MacBook has had reliability issues for some time, and now over 20,000 customers are requesting replacementApple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is facing a lot of angry MacBook Pros buyers, who are unhappy with the frequent crashing of the system along with...

45.4 hours on valuewalk.com

Are Apple Inc. (AAPL) And Alibaba Group (BABA) Teaming Up?

Will Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) be teaming up in the near future? The possibility was discussed by the Fast Money traders in a discussion on CNBC. The team first discussed remarks made by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)...

45.4 hours on insidermonkey.com

Jim Cramer on Apple Pay and Drugstores: Apple Is a Win for Walgreen

NEW YORK (Real Money) -- Walgreen hasn't had much of a break lately. It didn't do an inversion when it clearly could have, given that it is actually merging with a real live foreign company, Alliance Boots. It had a ton of hedge fund owners...

45.4 hours on thestreet.com

On Leadership: Apple CEO Tim Cook critiques his home state’s record on equality

The Alabama Academy of Honor bestowed its high praise on Apple CEO Tim Cook Monday, inducting him into its group, which is limited to 100 living Alabamians as well as the state's living governors. But Cook returned the...

45.7 hours on washingtonpost.com

Will This Price Target Decrease Hurt Facebook (FB) Stock Today?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aJMP Securities lowered its price target for Facebook to $85 from $92 Wednesday, reiterating its "market perform" rating. Shares of Facebook were falling 5.6% to $76.25 in pre-market trading. The analyst firm raised...

45.9 hours on thestreet.com

Former Google Wallet Head Launches Poynt, A “Future-Proofed” Payment Terminal

 The former head of Google Wallet and longtime PayPal exec, Osama Bedier, is this morning revealing his new company Poynt, a “future-proofed” payment terminal that combines an Android-based tablet with a hardware docking...

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Unhappy with iTunes 12? Here's how to revert to iTunes 11

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Facebook Drops 7% on Higher Spending; Bulls Argue No Big Deal

Shares of Facebook (FB) are down $5.89, or 7.3%, at $74.88, after the company yesterday afternoon beat fiscal Q3 expectations on a 14% rise in active users, but forecast this quarter’s revenue lower and set its expenses are set to soar by as much...

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Facebook Plunges Following Weak Guidance, Crazy Expenses: What Wall Street's Saying

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Facebook Shares Are Getting Sacked (FB)

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Facebook (FB) Stock Plunges in Pre-Market Trading Today

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Stock Market Today: Futures Slip Ahead of Fed Meeting While Facebook Tumbles

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Dow Jones asks court to deny GT Advanced, Apple's secrecy motion

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Dow Jones Asks Court To Deny GT Advanced, Apple's Secrecy Motion

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Facebook weighs on futures; Fed statement awaited

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Facebook Weighs On Futures; Fed Statement Awaited

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Why Facebook Inc (FB) Isn’t The Only Unicorn That Venture Capitalists Should Hunt?

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A group of retailers can't support Apple Pay due to contract with rival tech

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How to make Google Now your TV companion

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Facebook, Amazon and Harm the of Increased Spending

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Windows Phone Shrinks In Android-Dominated Europe, As New iPhones Boost iOS’ Share

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Microsoft plans a standalone Office 2016 for end of 2015

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Facebook Quarterly Earnings: By the Numbers

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Google working on nanoparticles to detect cancer

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5 Reasons to Accept Facebook's Investor Request

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'Fast Money' Recap: Facebook Expenses Overshadows Great Earnings

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Facebook Inc (FB) To Continue Aggressive Spending

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Facebook is asking analysts and investors to take a long-term perspectiveFacebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that he will continue to spend profusely on new technologies in the future, and also explained how this quarter’s...

Facebook Tumbles After Warning of Higher Costs to Come

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Ruckus launches its first small business router: Could this be Google’s new Wi-Fi hardware?

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China's Xiaomi defends itself from Apple copycat claims

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Facebook Reveals WhatsApp’s Financial Results; Heavy Net Losses in 2013, First Half of 2014

As a result of the official closing of Facebook’s acquisition of cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp, the first clear picture of WhatsApp’s financial results emerged in the form of a Form 8-K/A filed with the Securities...

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Apple vs. Retail: Who wins mobile payment war?

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Apple explains its busted iOS 8.0.1 update

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Engadget Daily: Verizon's Droid Turbo, YouTube's music subscription service and more!

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Facebook: $15 billion of WhatsApp's value is based on what it could be

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Facebook Could Soon Be The Biggest 'Nation' On Earth

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Why profits and shares at Twitter and Facebook are heading in opposite directions

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Verizon Droid Turbo hands on: A giant battery with few tradeoffs

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Stock picks: Facebook, Twitter & more

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Microsoft Set to Release Office for iPad

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Facebook’s Slowing User Growth And Weak WhatsApp Revenue Send Shares Down 9%

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Apple exec explains iPhone software bug

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Apple To Help US Schools by Giving $100M For ConnectED Program

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How Facebook just blew a great quarter

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Apple, T-Mobile, Alibaba Gather at Dueling Tech Shindigs

Last night, two dueling tech conferences ran back to back with a cast of luminaries. One was Re/Code‘s “Code / Mobile” event at Half Moon Bay near San Francisco, where T-Mobile (TMUS) CEO John Legere appeared, as...

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Google is going after tumors with nanoparticles

LAGUNA BEACH, California — Not content with organizing all the world's information, Google is taking its first steps inside the human body. The company is researching nanoparticles that bind themselves to cancerous cells and other forms of...

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Apple Pay, CurrentC, and the Normalization of Credit/Debt

How do payment technologies like Apple Pay, CurrentC, and credit cards affect our lives as consumers? Paying for stuff has just gotten easier with Apple Pay - or so it seems. Apply Pay is a wireless payment system that lets owners of iPhone 6 pay for...

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Facebook’s $21.8 Billion Acquisition Lost $138 Million Last Year

Based on the data in a new securities filing, Mark Zuckerberg's company paid about 2,000 times annual revenue for...

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Facebook Follows Twitter, Down 10% on Weak Q4 Rev View

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Facebook has already won the mobile war

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Facebook's mobile ad strength lifts earnings

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Mobile Ad Growth Helps Facebook Revenue Rise 59%

Most of Facebook’s revenue comes from advertising, and the company said that two-thirds of those dollars now come from ads on mobile...

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5 charts that break down Facebook's $3 billion third quarter

For the sixth consecutive quarter, Facebook beat Wall Street estimates. The company posted earnings on Tuesday of $0.43 per share and topped $3 billion in revenue for the first time, a gain of more than 50% from the revenue it reported in the same...

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Facebook sales, driven by mobile, shoot up nearly 60 percent

Facebook continues to reap rewards in mobile, growing its crucial ads business in large part due to ads placed on smaller screens, the company reported Tuesday.Total sales for the third quarter ended Sept. 30 amounted to US$3.2 billion, up 59 percent...

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Even without revenue from mobile acquisitions, Facebook continues strong earnings streak

Facebook just introduced ads on Instagram, and hasn't tried to make money off WhatsApp yet, but the company's revenue is robust...

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Droid Turbo's long battery life, new tech offset weight

There’s a lot to like in Motorola’s Droid Turbo, including its 48 hours of battery life and extremely sharp screen.The Android smartphone has a 5.2-inch screen, but felt slightly heavier than competitive handsets during a hands-on review....

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Apple Closes At New All-Time High Of $106.74

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3Q EARNINGS: Facebook’s Mobile Upswing Continues

Mobile growth was everywhere to be found among Facebook’s third-quarter-2014 financial results, as mobile advertising revenue accounted for approximately 66 percent of total ad revenue for the period, up from 49 percent in the third quarter of...

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Mobile is pushing Facebook to even greater heights

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Google Reports Its Earnings For Q3 2014

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Facebook Inc (FB) Beats Earnings Estimates

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Facebook Earnings Reveal Mobile Ads Generate Two-Thirds of Revenues

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) released its third-quarter 2014 earnings report after markets closed on Tuesday. For the quarter, the social media company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share...

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Facebook profits pass $1bn as more users log on every day

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Facebook third-quarter revenue rises 59 percent, shares flat

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc grew revenue by 59 percent in the third quarter, edging past Wall Street targets, as the online social network saw strong demand for its mobile ads. ...

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Facebook has its first $3 billion quarter, beats Q3 earnings estimates

Facebook just had its first $3 billion quarter The company reported earnings of $0.43 per share on revenue of $3.2 billion in the quarter, coming in ahead of analyst estimates for earnings of $0.40 per share on revenue of $3.12 billion. That's up...

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Michael Bloomberg Used MS Paint To Make Bill Gates' Birthday Card

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Facebook Third-quarter Revenue Rises 59 Percent

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's revenue rose 59 percent in the third quarter as the social networking service saw strong demand for its mobile ads.Facebook said revenue in the third quarter was $3.2 billion, compared to $2.02 billion in the...

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Facebook (FB) Stock Falls in After-Hours Trading Despite Positive Quarter

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Facebook were falling 0.5% to $80.40 in after-hours Tuesday despiteabeating analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue in the third quarter. The social media company reported earnings of 42 cents a share,...

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Facebook Beats In Q3 With $3.2B Revenue, User Growth Up A Slower 2.27% QOQ To 1.35B

 For the ninth quarter straight, Facebook beat earnings projections thanks to 1.12 billion mobile users contributing 66% of its ad revenue. Facebook racked up $3.203 billion in revenue with a $0.43 EPS in Q3 2014. Total user count grew 2.27% to...

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Microsoft's Innovation Can Take It Higher

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Facebook Rising: Q3 Revenue $3.2B, EPS $0.43/Sh Beat

Facebook (FB) this afternoon reported Q3 revenue and earnings per share that topped analysts’ expectations. Revenue in the three months ended in September rose to $3.2 billion, yielding EPS of 43 cents. Analysts had been modeling $3.12 billion and...

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LIVE: Facebook Earnings! (FB)

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Facebook Third Quarter Earnings Expected to Show Strong Earnings Power: Live Blog

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Facebook Revamps Reviews for Places’ Pages

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Google is tackling cancer diagnosis next, with magnetic nanoparticles

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China’s Chukong Partners With Facebook, Mobile Startups To Offer Developers A Full Suite of Support

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A Few Reasons Why Google Should Continue Rewarding Investors

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Which Type of Facebook Will We Get?

Some big earnings tonight, including FB GILD WYNN. Who is playing them, and how? Bulls ran away with the small and micro caps today. I will discuss the context of this, and plenty more, in my video market recap after the bell. See you...

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Google Fit app arrives, poised to take on Apple's HealthKit

Google's competitor to Apple's HealthKit has arrived. The company rolled out its Google Fit app on Tuesday, its fitness tracking dashboard for Android. See also: In Google Fit vs. Apple HealthKit, Fitness Apps Stay Neutral The app, which...

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Hands On With The Motorola Droid Turbo From Verizon

 The latest Droid device is fully unveiled, and it’s truly a beast of a device. The most prominent and highlighted feature of the phone, it’s ability to charge quickly and last for up to 48 hours, is hard to test properly in...

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Why Facebook Said No to Individual Code Ownership

Should tech companies stick with the practice of individual code ownership, where one engineer is responsible for his or her code throughout its usage? Facebook software engineer Pierre Raynaud-Richard explained why the process is not used at the social...

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Google's new Fit app plays well with Strava, Runkeeper and others

Google is aiming to keep its users healthy—and away from Apple—with a new app that takes a broader view of fitness tracking.Google Fit, released Tuesday, will use the sensors in Android phones to track and organize people’s walking,...

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Google[x] Reveals Nano Pill To Seek Out Cancerous Cells

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Apple VP Greg Joswiak On iPhone 6 Plus Sales, iOS 8 Bugs, And Apple’s Watch

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Android devs: Google urges you (once again) to suit up apps for Material Design

Android 5.0 Lollipop is making its official, out-of-beta debut next week. It’s exciting not only because it’s an entirely new version of Android, but because it introduces a host of design changes that will make Google’s mobile...

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GT Advanced Technologies Inc On Path To Settle With Apple Inc.

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While it says it would “ultimately succeed” in court, GT Advanced says it doesn't have the financial resolve to challenge the Goliath GT Advanced Technologies Inc (OTCMKTS:GTATQ), the supplier to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone...

GT Advanced Says Can't Afford to Fight Apple, Must Settle

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GT Advanced Technologiessaid it needs to settle disputes with Apple because “protracted litigation against one of the largest corporations in the world...would be challenging and...

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Motorola Droid Turbo hits Verizon in all its Kevlar-clad, 48-hour-battery glory

The Motorola Droid Turbo could solve all your battery woes if it lives up to its pledged 48 hours of life. Motorola lifted the veil on the Droid Turbo Tuesday, showing off a phone that lines up pretty well with what's already been leaked. The...

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Google Inc Partners with PwC to Bring Innovative Services for Companies

PwC transitioning 45,000 people in the United States and Australia to Google AppsGoogle Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) partnered with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) to bring innovative services for companies worldwide. The search engine giant hopes...

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Nerds decide: Is the iPhone 6 better than the 6 Plus?

Two months later, and the debate remains as fresh as ever Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus — measuring up with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes, respectively — have both seen equal success. Preorders for both iPhones have topped...

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Ariel Focus Fund: Top contributors Lockheed Martin and Microsoft

The third quarter of 2014 experienced a sharp divergence between the major stock market indexes. While domestic large caps inched ahead, foreign stocks fell, and U.S. small caps dropped rather sharply. Specifically, the S&P 500 Index gained...

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Google Doodle salutes Polio vaccine inventor Jonas Salk

As the death toll of the Ebola outbreak continues to rise, Tuesday's Google Doodle celebrated the 100th birthday of the man who helped put an end to the post-World War II polio epidemic with the first-ever inactive vaccine for the disease. The...

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Facebook Inc vs Twitter Inc In Earnings

Shares of Twitter Inc plunged by as much as 11% after last night's earnings report, while Facebook Inc shares edged upward by 1% ahead of tonight's reportFacebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is scheduled to release its third quarter earnings report...

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Logitech debuts Surface-like keyboard for the iPad

The Microsoft Type Cover for the Surface Pro series of tablets is excellent—the Touch Cover, less so. But the latter is the example Logitech has followed with the new Keys-to-Go rugged fabric keyboard for the Apple iPad.Viewed at an angle, the...

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Google planning ad-free version of YouTube

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GT Advanced sought to avoid costly battle with Apple: filing

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - GT Advanced Technology Inc , which struck an agreement with erstwhile partner Apple Inc last week that allowed it to proceed with its bankruptcy, said the iPhone maker had threatened to seek damages of more than $1 billion...

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GT Advanced Sought To Avoid Costly Battle With Apple: Filing

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After indexing all the things, Google now wants to go into your bloodstream

Google is building a nano particle platform that could one day be used to continuously measure your health via particles traveling through your...

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Hugo Barra discusses Xiaomi's popularity, its Apple rivalry and the future

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The Week in Mac Apps: Writing, calculating, organizing, and more

Writing, calculating, organizing, and moreIn this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find some great software for writing, calculating, archiving—and even modeling clay.Byword 2.3Metaclassy’s $10 Byword (Mac App Store Link) is...

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Office 365 is getting management features for iOS, Android and Windows Phone

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The fate of iPhone's sapphire screen looks dubious, per DisplayMate report

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Upgraded to Long-term Buy

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Walmart and Apple Choose Sides in Coming Mobile Payment War

Apple Pay launched on October 20, and while many iPhone users enthusiastically adopted it, even purposefully making purchases they didn't need just to see it in action, some retailers have turned away from the new technology. Rite Aid and CVS turned...

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Google makes a push for corporate clients with PwC partnership

Accountancy firm will recommend Google apps to its business customers as part of the...

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Report: Many Windows automatic updates are thwarted by user inaction

You can't have good security unless you keep your operating system and applications current, with all of the latest patches and updates. Microsoft makes it easy for Windows users with its automatic updates, and yet a new report finds that many...

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Apple Pay vs. CurrentC: Who will win?

Hadley Malcolm talks to Tech reporter Brett Molina about the difference between Apple Pay and another payment system called CurrentC that major retailers including Target, Walmart, and CVS are...

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Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra: iPhone 6 and iOS 8 design have been inspired by HTC and Android

Xaiomi's Hugo Barra doesn't like to be called a copycat. He used a conference appearance Tuesday to point the finger back at Apple, arguing that iOS and the iPhone have...

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How Much Traffic Do Google And Other Huge Sites Get Per Day? [INFOGRAPHIC]

You won’t be able to compete with the likes of corporate monsters like Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) (6.5 million hits per day) or Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) (4.4 million hits per day), but the facts don’t lie: the most successful...

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Google Fit for Android is ready to compile all of your fitness stats

We first heard about Mountain View's activity-tracking plans back at I/O, and now the Android faithful and get their hands on the goods. The Google Fit app, the company's answer to Apple Health, is now available for download, compiling all of...

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SingldOut Raises $600K Seed Round To Get Science And Romance On The Same Page

 SingldOut, the platform that uses genetic chemistry to determine a romantic match, has just announced that it has closed a $600k seed round. The round lends much more credibility to the formerly bootstrapped company, which is taking a markedly...

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Google Fit App Now Available For Android Devices

 Google has released its Fit app, which acts as a central storehouse for activity recorded via your Android device, and via apps that use the Google Fit SDK introduced at the I/O developer conference back in June. The dedicated Android app is...

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Microsoft will borrow Mac-like trackpad gestures for Windows 10

Those of us who try to bring the handy two- and three-finger trackpad gestures from a MacBook over to a PC laptop are usually treated to digitus interruptus. But during TechEd, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore said that Windows 10 will have new three...

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Motorola's Droid Turbo stands out for long battery life

Motorola has painted its Droid Turbo as having impressive speed and durability, but the smartphone’s long battery life and quick recharge feature also stand out.The smartphone, which has a 5.2-inch screen, will offer 48 hours of battery life. It...

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Google Now Lets You Make Free One Minute International Calls

 Need to make an international phone call, but don’t want to deal with the mystery connection fees and huge minute-by-minute charges? Google has just quietly launched a rather nifty new feature: free international calling to 25...

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Update: Facebook's Prospects Before Q3 Report

By Riddhi Kharkia. Read more » »Related Stocks: FB, GOOG,...

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Apple, Alibaba Post New Highs on Tie-Up Comment

When the guy who engineered the world's largest-ever IPO says he is interested in partnering with the world's largest company by market cap, people...

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Google officially announces Android 5.0 ‘Lollipop’ with default encryption

Google officially announced the latest version of its popular Android mobile operating system (5.0, dubbed "Lollipop")  in a blog post Tuesday, which includes a feature that will automatically encrypt users data by default. The...

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Next Office for Mac leaks, shots of UI appear

Microsoft Office for the Mac is long overdue for an update. Are these the first...

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Tim Cook reveals why Apple axed the iPod classic

The iPod classic was quietly discontinued last month, as Apple focused its efforts on more modern ventures like the new iPhone 6 models. Though its demise wasn't exactly a surprise, the iPod classic was a once-groundbreaking music-listening device....

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4 key takeaways (and 1 non-news tidbit) from Apple CEO Tim Cook's WSJD talk

Apple doesn't make a habit of revealing major news at other company's conferences, but that doesn't mean Tim Cook's appearance at WSJD Live had nothing noteworthy to speak of. In typically coy fashion, Apple's CEO hinted at...

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Verizon's Droid Turbo is a souped-up Moto X (hands-on)

Verizon's Droid Turbo is a curious little beast: it's a distinct improvement over Motorola's one-time flagship Moto X, but it lacks the sort of geek credentials that have gotten people drooling over the newly announced Nexus 6. That said,...

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Full Facebook Integration for Cocos2d-x Game Engine

Facebook is now fully integrated with the Cocos2d-x game engine from Chukong Technologies, the social network and the mobile entertainment developer announced in a post on the Facebook developer blog. (more…) New Career...

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Google details the ways Android Lollipop protects your phone's data

Android 5.0 Lollipop isn't just about a shiny new interface or whiz-bang features; there are some new ways to safeguard your phone's data, too. To underscore that point, Google has detailed Lollipop's toughened-up security features. Some...

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Google Details Android 5.0 Lollipop’s Major Security Improvements

 Android’s newest update is coming soon, with devices running 5.0 Lollipop beginning to ship November 3. While the visual update might be the one that most users pay the most attention to, Android 5.0 also has a number of...

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Alibaba (BABA) Stock Rises After Jack Ma's Apple Comments

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Alibabaa rose 2.67% to $100.40 in morning trading Tuesday after chairman and co-founder Jack Ma said he would be open to a partnership withaApplea . Ma spoke at the WSJDLive technology conference on Monday and said he...

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Jim Cramer: Apple Pay to 'Take the Country by Storm,' Boost Walgreen

NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aApple'sa payment processing serviceaApple Pay will "take the country by storm," andaTheStreet'saJim Cramer, co-manager of theaAction Alerts PLUS portfolio, couldn't be happier that two of his AAP holdings...

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The Motorola Droid Turbo on Verizon boasts a 48-hour battery life

Motorola has two very attractive phones out this fall -- the Nexus 6 and the Moto X -- but its most intriguing handset might be the Droid Turbo, a Verizon...

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Verizon Droid Turbo boasts a 'monster' battery that can last 2 days

Verizon and Motorola took the wraps off the latest smartphone in its Droid line, the Droid Turbo. The Droid Turbo is designed for extended battery life, and Motorola says the phone can last 48 hours — two full days — of normal use....

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This is Verizon's Droid Turbo: 5.2-inch Quad HD display, up to 48 hours of battery life

What's black and Kevlar and screams "turbo"? Okay, yes, a modded BMW M3. But also Verizon's latest smartphone, the Droid Turbo by Motorola. Regular Engadget readers assuredly know a lot about this phone already: it's got a...

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Google enlists PwC to push Apps, Android, cloud computing to businesses

Google has struck a partnership with PwC in which the global provider of consulting services will recommend to its customers the Apps suite, Android devices and the Google cloud computing platform.The deal comes at a time when Google is embroiled in...

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Surprise! Twitter is not Facebook

Twitter's user growth is lackluster and it still loses money. The company pales in comparison to...

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Wall Street to Facebook: Show me more growth

Wall Street expects revenue of $3.12 billion, up more than 50% from the same quarter a year...

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iPhone 6 Is A Genuine Economic Force

Apple has become so big that its iconic product is actually measurable in the grand scheme of things.With Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s newest iPhones (iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) the company has found itself actually adding significantly to the...

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Verizon Announces The Motorola Droid Turbo With Battery Super Powers

 Today Motorola and Verizon are announcing the Droid Turbo, a new Droid-branded smartphone with a focus on super fast charging capabilities. Verizon claims the phone can get eight hours of battery life in 15 just minutes by using a special turbo...

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Microsoft leans on data-center strength to get cloud edge

Microsoft wants to move monitoring and analytics to the cloud, automate management and take over high- performance computing work with its latest Azure products.That Microsoft wants to make the most of its strong position in enterprise data centers,...

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What to Expect From Facebook Earnings

Facebook is set to report its third-quarter results Tuesday after the market close and strong growth on the top and bottom lines is...

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Google, PwC venture aims to boost enterprise cloud efforts for both parties

Google needs cloud credibility in big accounts and PwC needs to show its consulting skills are relevant in the cloud...

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Nasdaq up 1%, Apple hookup boosts BABA

As of 10:33 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones industrial average is 0.2% higher. The S&P 500 is up 0.4% and the Nasdaq composite is in a heftier 0.9%...

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What to Expect When Facebook (FB) Reports Third-Quarter Earnings Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Facebooka rose 0.31% to $80.53ain morning trading Tuesdayaahead of the company's scheduled third-quarter earnings reportaafter the market close. Here's what analysts are expecting from the social media...

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Engadget giveaway: win an Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Bundle courtesy of Microsoft!

If you've been waiting for a game that's equal parts X Games and Tromaville, then you probably know that Sunset Overdrive (exclusively for Xbox One) is rolling out today. If you haven't already dropped some cash on the pre-order, though,...

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Facebook Inc (FB) Earnings Preview: Focus On Ad Revenue Growth

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is scheduled to release its next earnings report after closing bell tonight. The social network faces difficult comparisons for the third quarter because mobile ad revenue growth could slow down year over year. Because of this...

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EU digital economy chief wants Google to pay up under new copyright law

Günther Oettinger told Handelsblatt on Tuesday that he wants to introduce an EU-wide copyright law that would extract money from U.S. firms such as Google, as well as from European...

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Apple Inc (AAPL) In A Skirmish With Retailers: Tim Cook

The WSJD event gathered the news-makers who conquered the world with their brilliance of mind. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Tim Cook and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)’s Jack Ma took the stage to relate their company’s activities....

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Earnings on Deck: Facebook Inc (FB), Gilead Sciences, Inc., and SodaStream International Ltd

Earnings season is in full swing, and today, traders are digesting the latest quarterly results from ...

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You Can Now Order Taco Bell On Your iPhone

 Scenario: It’s 12:30 am. You’re in Taco Bell. You’d do pretty much anything for a crunchwrap supreme. The problem: If you open your mouth and try to speak, it’ll become immediately obvious that you just...

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Google’s Material Design Checklist For Android Shows What’s Coming In Lollipop Apps

 Google posted an update to its Android Developers Blog today which includes a complete checklist for the new Material Design aesthetic Google has adopted across the OS for its own apps and menu visuals. The Checklist is aimed at mobile software...

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Interested In Apple Pay Partnership

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Pay service has impressed many, including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) co-founder Jack Ma. The Alibaba co-founder is so impressed that he is keen on talking to Apple CEO Tim Cook about a partnership between...

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Windows 10 getting new Mac-style trackpad gestures, multi-monitor improvements

Built-in trackpad gestures are getting beefed up in Windows 10. During TechEd Europe on Tuesday, Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group vice president Joe Belfiore debuted a few new touchpad gestures coming to the Windows 10 preview in the...

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Facebook Q3 earnings preview: What to expect

It has been a tough earnings season for tech companies so far, with Twitter, Netflix and Amazon all getting hammered after reporting their quarterly results this month. Will Facebook fare any better? Facebook will report its third quarter results after...

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Apple boosts R&D spending in product hunt

Apple’s spending on R&D leapt by a third in the past year. The FT...

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Growth at Facebook is still possible

Facebook earnings are out after the bell. Here's why some analysts are still optimistic about...

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Apple Pay activated 1 million times in first three days

Apple’s new contactless payment system on the iPhone 6 saw 1 million activations in its first three days of use, pointing to an initially enthusiastic response from Apple users.The number was revealed by Apple CEO Tim Cook during an on-stage...

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Facebook Inc (FB): Bob O’Donnell Said There Shouldn’t Be Big Surprises In The Earnings Report

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s earnings will be available today after the market closes and everybody is eager to get their eyes on the numbers. The approximately $80.3 value remains unchanged as we head closer to the decisive point in time and CNBC...

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Alibaba looking at payments partnership with Apple

Companies could join forces on electronic payments, helping Apple to advance in China and Alibaba to expand in the...

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How Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s More Affluent Consumers Are Crushing Android By Bringing Home the Future of Advertisement: De Silva

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)‘s iOS might seem to be at a disadvantage to the Android operating system on account of its limited customer base in comparison to the most popular mobile Operating System of the world, a metric that is very...

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Five Tech Companies (Not Apple) That Will Change Your Life

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Technology is rapidly changing the way we live, from how we interact with one another to how we make purchasing decisions or listen to music. Many life-changing tech companies are well known -- like eBay , Pandora and Facebook...

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Facebook Inc May Let Publishers Post Articles Directly On Mobile App

Facebook is looking to strike a deal with content publishersFacebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is offering a revenue share deal to the publishers that will enable newspapers, magazines, and websites to send their articles for the social network directly...

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Amazon.com Inc (AMZN), Google Inc (GOOGL): The Nexus Can Handle Fire, But For How Long?

With a more than 10% to the downside, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s price of almost $290 was 1% up at yesterday’s closing hour and is up almost 0.5% in pre-market. Its new phone release hasn’t spur lots of interest and the devices...

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Apple Pay Already Bigger Than All Rivals Combined

Apple Pay is already showcasing its potential with around one million activations, presenting problems for established playersThe new Apple Pay Service was activated more than one million time in the first 72 hours, more than all other competitors...

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Microsoft's Bing now supports emoji

Microsoft's search engine Bing announced support for emoji, enabling users to type in the special characters into mobile or desktop search and receive results based on their meaning Bing says the feature, which will be available in English markets,...

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Apple Watch Will Need Juicing Daily, Says Tim Cook

 Apple fans hoping Cupertino’s reality distortion field was going to do magical things to the battery life of its forthcoming Apple Watch had better reset their expectations to something far more average: the wrist computer will likely...

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Google’s playing a multibillion-dollar game of chicken with traditional ISPs

No matter what the biggest Internet providers say, the average American knows that getting a competitive Internet connection can be difficult — if not impossible, at times. In many apartment buildings, exclusive deals force residents to...

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Google Inc. (GOOGL)’s Plan For Dominating Online Operations

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is slowly shifting focus away from the search engine business to exciting entities and projects that rely modern technology. Bloomberg’s Tom McKenzie believes that with the new developments, Google is trying to show it...

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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), Google Inc (GOOGL) and Apple Inc. (AAPL) Fighting the Relentless War of the Operating Systems

Competition between Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is fierce as far as gaining dominance as the world’s operating system is concerned, and it is just going to get uglier. On Bloomberg,...

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Apple to distribute over $100 million worth of iPads in underprivileged schools

Students in 114 schools across the country are about to get free iPads straight from Apple, thanks to the tech titan's $100 million pledge to President Obama's ConnectED initiative. Cupertino first announced its support for the project (which...

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Facebook Inc (FB): How Can The New App Update Help User In Sharing Stories?

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is a company which strives hard to keep updating their app to elevate the user experience. Facebook has recently made another update to its app, which elevates the mobile app performance to the next level. An article in...

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Apple Inc. – Off-Balance Sheet Commitments Jump To $24.5B

Apple revealed that it had about $3.4 billion in other outstanding obligations at the end of FY2014 Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s off-balance sheet commitments, which include third-party manufacturing and component purchase obligations, have a...

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Electronic Banking Battle Heats Up as CVS, Rite Aid Disable Apple Pay

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The disabling of Apple's Apple Pay by Rite Aid and CVS shows thatacompetition in electronic payments is just beginning to heat up -- and that's good news for investors. Both pharmacy chains took this action...

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Your Guide to iPad Photography Etiquette

Until now, shooting photos with your gigantic iPad was considered taboo. Not to mention, it looks ridiculous But now that Apple has armed its latest iPads with powerful cameras, many will begin to rely on the tablet to capture life's most memorable...

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Tim Cook to explore tie-up with China's Alibaba on Apple Pay

Apple is eyeing a possible partnership with China’s biggest e-commerce player Alibaba Group that could help bring the company’s Apple Pay service to the country.“We’re going to talk about getting married later this week,”...

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SmartThings brings its home automation app to Windows Phone

Samsung promised an open platform when it purchased SmartThings, a startup that aims to make every household more intelligent with its products. So, despite the automation service already being present on iOS and Android, the most popular...

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Should Look For Other Options After Fitbit Turned Down on HealthKit Integration

Competition in the wearable space is heating up after Fitbit reiterated it was ready to go all the way alone, without Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)‘s assistance. A sour relationship has been brewing after it emerged Apple had removed Fitbit products...

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Microsoft opens up Office 365 APIs to other platforms, including Android

There's nothing wrong with using more than one platform. That’s the message Microsoft is preaching as it opens up its vast library of Office 365 APIs to Windows, iOS, Android, and web developers.“Today, we’re enhancing the...

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Microsoft opens Office 365 to programmers

Extending Office 365 functionality to third-party developers, Microsoft has exposed a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) so other companies can add features and capabilities to the online productivity service.The company announced the...

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Microsoft Gives Developers More Ways To Integrate With Office 365

 At TechEd Europe in Barcelona today, Microsoft announced the launch of a number of new APIs for Office 365, as well as new Office 365 SDKs for iOS and Android. The new APIs were previously only available in preview. With the Office 365 APIs for...

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Tim Cook: Apple Pay signup is 'fantastic'

Tim Cook reveals that 1 million people signed up for Apple Pay in just 72...

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Apple, Alibaba hint at partnership

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Apple CEO Tim Cook said he will discuss a possible partnership with China's e-commerce giant Alibaba some time later this...

Apple and Internet Behemoth Alibaba Could Soon Be Partners

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Filed under: Company News, Apple, Internet, Consumer Issues, Mobile Technology David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Josh Lipton and Betsy Cline Apple (AAPL) and Alibaba (BABA) could soon be collaborators. At The Wall Street Journal's...

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Apple Pay saw 1 million activations in first three days

Apple’s new contactless payment system on the iPhone 6 saw 1 million activations in its first three days of use, pointing to an initially enthusiastic response from Apple users.The number was revealed by Apple CEO Tim Cook during an on-stage...

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Walmart Doesn't Support Apple Pay and Here's Why

Filed under: Apple, Wal-Mart, Consumer Issues, Mobile Technology, This Built America Mark Scheuern/Alamy By JAY YAROW Walmart (WMT) and Apple (AAPL) are in a bit of a tussle over Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system on the iPhone 6. Walmart...

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Tim Cook talks Apple Watch, TVs and the power of the iPhone

Tim Cook started out his talk with Gerard Baker, Wall Street Journal's editor-in-chief, at the WSJD Live conference with a very obvious statement: "The phone is the majority of the company's revenue," and it will continue to be for...

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Don't write Twitter off yet: Former Apple CEO

Twitter's declining user engagement has triggered concerns among investors, but former Apple CEO isn't writing it off...

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Apple CEO Fires Back As Retailers Block Pay

By Deepa SeetharamanLAGUNA BEACH Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook fired back at CVS and Rite Aid on Monday after the drugstore chains blocked the iPhone maker's mobile payments service, saying there were plenty of other retailers around...

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Apple CEO fires back as retailers block Pay

LAGUNA BEACH Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook fired back at CVS and Rite Aid on Monday after the drugstore chains blocked the iPhone maker's mobile payments service, saying there were plenty of other retailers around the world to sign up. ...

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GOOGLE shows off self-driving car...

GOOGLE shows off self-driving car...(Second column, 21st story, link) ...

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Jack Ma’s AliPay Might Partner With Apple Pay

 Jack Ma and Tim Cook both repeatedly teased a possible partnership between The Paypal-like AliPay and Apple Pay in two separate talks while on stage at the Wall Street Journal Digital conference in Laguna Beach, California this evening. Cook...

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Tim Cook Talks Apple Pay Pushback, Alibaba Deal, Death of iPod Classic

LAGUNA BEACH — Apple CEO Tim Cook gave an unusually candid interview Monday night — in which he struck back at companies leaving the Apple Pay system, teased a possible partnership with Alibaba, and revealed why Apple killed the iPod...

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Alibaba's Ma says open to working with Apple on payments

LAGUNA BEACH Calif. (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd executive chairman Jack Ma said he's open to working with Apple Inc on mobile payments, as China's richest person prepares to call on Hollywood this week in search of media partners. ...

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Alibaba's Ma Says Open To Working With Apple On Payments

LAGUNA BEACH Calif. (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd executive chairman Jack Ma said he's open to working with Apple Inc on mobile payments, as China's richest person prepares to call on Hollywood this week in search of media...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: Apple Pay Activated 1M Cards In 72 Hours

 This evening at a Wall Street Journal technology conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that in its first 72 hours, Apple Pay activated 1 million cards. That figure indicates that Apple Pay is picking up traction outside of the...

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere Says Without The iPhone, A Carrier “Is Shit”

 It probably goes without saying, but: carriers love them some iPhones. For anyone who comes into the store with an iPhone in mind, the two-year contracts pretty much write themselves. Carrier execs would rarely speak too bluntly about that...

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In 72 hours, Apple Pay is already the wireless payment leader in the US

Paying with your phone still feels fancy, and at WSJD Live today, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained that the company has already registered 1 million customers. Compared to say, iPhone sales, it might not seem all that impressive, but Cook added that...

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What If Facebook Inc (FB) Misses Street Estimates On Tuesday?

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is all set to roll out its quarterly earnings on Tuesday. In spite of warnings from Facebook to investors during last quarter earnings report conference call, Analysts’ are highly optimistic in their estimates. A...

Facebook earnings: Here's what to watch

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Investors are waiting to see if the social giant will report another huge...

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Business Briefing: Apple’s Tim Cook Calls on Alabama to Protect Gay Rights

Mr. Cook said his home state was too slow to guarantee minority rights during the civil rights era and that it was now too slow to ensure the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...

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Apple, retailers at odds over mobile payment

Apple Pay's ease of use may ultimately compel merchants to offer it as an...

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'Windows 93' is like your childhood computer on acid

Flat design. Pfffft. You know what's really cool? ASCII renditions of Star Wars: A New Hope in what appears to be its entirety. This bonafide internet gem (and who even knows how many others) are hidden in Windows 93, a web app spotted by The...

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Microsoft makes OneDrive storage unlimited for Office 365 customers

Microsoft will no longer try to “one up” competitors in cloud storage, opting instead to eliminate the ceiling for consumer and business subscribers of its Office 365 suites, a move that will put it on par with some vendors and ahead of...

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Ebola information services added to Facebook's Internet.org app for Zambia

As the Ebola virus continues to ravage West Africa with no signs of abating, Facebook has upgraded its Internet.org app by adding additional services for its Zambian users in a bid to stop the spread of the disease.The new services include frequently...

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Live blog: Apple CEO Tim Cook and Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma at the WSJ.D Live conference

Join us at 6:30pm today for a live blog covering the appearances of Apple CEO Tim Cook and Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma at the Wall Street Journal’s...

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Apple Pay Faces Risk as CVS, Rite Aid Reject the System

Wal-Mar Stores, CVS Heakth, Rite Aid, Best Buy and 50 other retailers are working on their own mobile payment system called CurrentCApple Pay, the mobile payment service of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is facing a risk after CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) and...

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Tech Today: Android Sinks Amkor, Apple Pay Pushback, Twitter Plunges

Here are some things going on today in your world of tech: Shares of Twitter (TWTR) are down $5.22, or 11%, at $43.35, in late trading, after the company beat Q3 revenue expectations and raised its year outlook, but also forecast this...

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iPhone 6 Beats Galaxy Note 4 By 3-To-1 In Samsung’s Home Turf

Apple has traditionally been a laggard in South Korea with just 6% market shareApple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have hit Samsung where it hurts the most: its home turf in South Korea. The new iPhones are off to a strong start in...

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Facebook's Third Quarter Could Gather Growth Momentum

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Facebook’s ‘Rooms’ and Ello Let Us Choose Our Own Identities

Source: Ello.co If recent headlines are any indication, social networks are changing. Startup Ello legally committed to its ad-free charter, and Facebook introduced a new app, the pseudonymous “Rooms,” which enables users to...

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Google Exec Breaks Sound Barrier, Records With “Space” Jump

Alan Eustace set a number of skydiving records and the sound barrier after a jump from the edge of space last Friday.The supersonic jump was a result of a project by the Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which has been...

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Facebook Adds Features to Photo Uploading via iPhone, Android Apps

Facebook announced improvements to the ways that users upload photos to the social network via its iOS and Android flagship applications, allowing users to choose the exact order in which photos will appear, as well as composing introductions to...

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Bing's Latest Attempt To Get You To Switch From Google? Emoji

Bing has a new tactic in its effort to catch up with its much more popular search engine rival, Google: tiny smiley faces. The Microsoft search engine announced in a blog post Monday that it now supports emoji, so you can incorporate your favorite...

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The invisible labor that keeps Facebook clean

Wired reporter Adrian Chen talks about the push against violence and nude...

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This chart shows why publishers are right to be scared of Facebook

Facebook's traffic-driving power has more than doubled in the past year...

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This Is What The Apple Watch Interface Looks Like On An iPhone

 Ever since Apple announced the Apple Watch, it’s been easy to let the imagination wander a bit. It’s the first product out of Apple in a long time, perhaps since the iPhone, that feels truly exciting and new. Much of that is...

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Market News: Apple Inc, Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Alexza Pharmaceuticals

Birinyi Associates president Laszlo Biriny opined that maybe the economy will catch up and the stock market may not have strong gains going forwardThe stock markets in the United States fluctuated on Monday.  By the end of the trading session, The...

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What’s It Going to Take to Get Facebook Users Into These Cars? AutoLiFT from BLiNQ Media

Looking to speed the process of getting dynamic, localized incentives to potential car shoppers on Facebook, BLiNQ Media, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, announced the launch of AutoLiFT, aimed at automakers, agencies and dealers. ...

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Google Inc (GOOGL)’s CEO Larry Page Fast Forwarding Google Glass And Self Driving Cars

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)‘s CEO, Larry Page is finally tired of letting time take its course as far as Google’s futuristic products are concerned. In an attempt to free more of his time, so that he can take a more direct role in the...

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Tesla Tanks as Toyota Cuts Stake, Apple Slips on Apple Pay Denial: Tech Winners & Losers

SAN FRANCISCO (TheStreet) – Tesla Motors atumbled after reports surfaced that Toyota Motor , one of the electric car maker's strategic investors, hadareduced its stake in the company. Apple was also slightly down and Amazon.com ...

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Preorders Outpace Galaxy Note 4 on Samsung's Home Turf

The fact that Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been monster hits in all of their launch countries thus far isn't a surprise. What is surprising, however, are reports that preorders for the new Apple smartphones are outpacing orders for...

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Facebook Makes It Easier to Share Photos 'In the Moment'

Facebook rolled out an update to its app on Monday that adds a new way to quickly organize and post small batches of photos from your smartphone. Now, when users upload multiple photos from its iPhone or Android app, the app generates a quick preview of...

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Apple’s ConnectED Program Participation Brings Macs, iPads And More To Underserved Schools

 Apple’s $100 million commitment to President Obama’s ConnectED program has resulted in Macs, Apple TV, and iPads being introduced to 114 schools, the bulk of which cater to students who qualify for free or discount lunch...

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Google Aims To Thwart Piracy With A Tweak In Search Algorithm

After numerous complaints from the music industry and others, Google will no longer show results from The Pirate Bay and others.There are no shortages of sites that provide immediate access to pirated movies, television shows and movies. While those who...

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How Facebook Is Changing the Way Its Users Consume Journalism

Facebook uses mathematical formulas to predict what its users might want to read on the site, from which, a study says, about 30 percent of adults in America get their...

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REPORT: Robust 3Q for Facebook Mobile Advertising

Facebook’s transformation into a mobile company has found its way into third-quarter-2014 statistics on clients of digital marketing agency 3Q Digital, which reported that mobile impressions were up 51 percent compared with the second quarter...

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Facebook Not As Safe A Place To Discuss Rate Rigging As Previously Thought

Foreign-exchange traders’ messages on Facebook Inc. are being sought by European Union antitrust regulators as they expand a probe into alleged collusion between banks beyond work e-mails and instant messages, two people with knowledge of the case...

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Microsoft rolls out unlimited OneDrive storage to its Office 365 subscribers

Let's see whether Microsoft can lure new customers to its cloud now that Office 365 subscribers have unlimited OneDrive...

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Blocking Apple Pay Is a Stupid Move for Retailers

Remember the days when the maître d’ at a fine restaurant would sniff, “We take only American Express”? It was awesome for Amex users and just plain rude for everyone else. These days, just about everyone takes...

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Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Platform Is The Key To Success: Expert

One researcher thinks Wall Street is underestimating Apple Inc.'s potential by ignoring its platform and focusing on its projectsApple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) launched its Pay service last week, and it’s just the latest addition to the...

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CVS Pulls Apple Play, And Many See A Fight Over Mobile Wallets

Rite Aid took the same step, leading many observers to note that the two companies are part of a group of retailers that's developing its own payment system, called CurrentC.» E-Mail...

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Does Apple's Tail Wag the Economy?

Philip Elmer-DeWitt, FortuneWhen the iPhone rings, according to the New York Times, the economy...

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Facebook Keeps Top Spot For Social Referrals, Twitter Drops Further Behind Pinterest

 Twitter confounded expectations last quarter when it reported healthy revenue and good user growth numbers; now all eyes will be on its Q3 earnings later today to see if they repeat the beat. But as the social network...

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SmartThings adds Windows Phone support for its smart home hub

SmartThings, the smart home software and hub maker has launched a Windows phone app to control its services. This joins the existing iOS and Android apps and should help reassure...

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REPORT: Facebook Accounts for 22.36% of Overall Social Referrals to Sites in 3Q

Despite a slight decline during the third quarter of 2014, Facebook was still responsible for nearly one-quarter of social referrals to the more than 300,000 global websites studied by Shareaholic, according to the content amplification...

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T-Mobile CEO: Apple SIM That Should Let Users Switch Mobile Carriers Is Crippled By Mobile Carriers

(Kominyetska)Apple included a very consumer-friendly item in their new iPad Air 2: the Apple SIM. As designed, the Apple SIM lets iPad owners switch cellular carriers without going into phone stores or having to get any new parts. But in reality, mobile...

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Microsoft beefs up Office 365 with unlimited OneDrive cloud storage

Microsoft is making Office 365 a considerably sweeter deal with unlimited OneDrive storage for all users, as the commoditization of pure cloud storage continues.The free upgrade will roll out to all subscribers “over the coming...

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Report: Microsoft preps Windows for ARM-based servers

Energy-stingy ARM servers are gaining a toe-hold in hyperscale data centers, so a move by Microsoft to support them makes...

4 days on search.gigaom.com

Why Rite Aid & CVS Stopped Taking Apple Pay

Joshua Brustein, BWThe introduction of Apple Pay last Monday was widely described as the dawn of a new era for smartphone payments. But within a week, two major pharmacy chains, Rite Aid (RAD) and CVS (CVS), rejected Apple’s (AAPL) version of...

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As CVS and Rite Aid disable Apple Pay, does the digital wallet have a rocky road ahead?

When Apple Pay was announced at a highly-choreographed launch event in September, industry analysts and experts declared that the mobile payment system had a shot at doing what other digital wallets have so far failed to do: Dethrone...

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So Facebook controls the way millions of people get their news. What should we do about it?

Facebook exerts a huge amount of control over how millions of people get their news, and media companies are right to be nervous about this state of affairs -- so...

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Microsoft Office 365 Now Offers Unlimited Cloud Storage

Microsoft's cloud-based Office platform just got a big upgrade: The company announced on Monday that Office 365 subscribers will soon have unlimited storage on OneDrive at no additional cost. OneDrive works much like Google Drive, allowing you to...

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Twitter’s app is no longer available for Google Glass

Twitter's app is no longer available from the Glassware page for Google Glass, which could indicate that Twitter has decided to stop supporting the platform, or the company could be...

4 days on search.gigaom.com

It’s The Earnings Numbers Where Markets Mismodeled, Facebook Inc (FB) Will Show At Least 10% Upside: Mark Mahaney

While Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) struggles to get things working properly in the company, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is fiercely growing stronger in terms of both user-base increase and monetization implementation. Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets analyst,...

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Facebook Inc (FB) Will Show At Least 10% Upside: Mark Mahaney

While Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) struggles to get things working properly in the company, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is fiercely growing stronger in terms of both user-base increase and monetization implementation. Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets analyst,...

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Twitter Inc (TWTR) Is All About The MAU, While Facebook Inc (FB) Will Show At Least 10% Upside: Mark Mahaney

While Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) struggles to get things working properly in the company, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is fiercely growing stronger in terms of both user-base increase and monetization implementation. Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets analyst,...

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Analysts’ Expectations Infer That Twitter Inc (TWTR) Is No Match For Facebook Inc (FB)

While Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) struggles to get things working properly in the company, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is fiercely growing stronger in terms of both user-base increase and monetization implementation. Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets analyst,...

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Microsoft Adds Unlimited OneDrive Storage To All Office 365 Accounts

 This morning, Microsoft announced that all Office 365 accounts will come with unlimited OneDrive storage. Gone are the 1 terabyte caps that were recently introduced. If you pay for Office, your storage is free. It’s a good, if not...

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Notice Any Interesting Artwork Around Facebook’s Menlo Park Headquarters?

Employees or visitors to Facebook’s main campus in Menlo Park, Calif., may have noticed some interesting street signs and other artwork, and it turns out that the source was Los Angeles-based artist Matthew LaPenta. (more…) New Career...

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How CVS and Rite Aid’s wrongheaded war against Apple benefits Walgreens

Rite Aid and CVS weren’t official Apple Pay launch partners, but shoppers armed with new iPhones found that the chains had near-field communication card readers that were compatible with the new mobile payment system—at least for a few...

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Google Drive, Docs Down For Some

This story is developing; we will provide more details as soon as they become availableGoogle Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) is investing some reported problems with Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides. The company’s App Status Dashboard shows a...

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Facebook Q3 on Tap: Will Mobile Save the Day? Video Ads in Focus, Audience Network

Shares of Facebook (FB) are down 62 cents, or 0.8%, at $80.05, in advance of the company’s Q3 earnings report tomorrow afternoon, after the closing bell,  The Street is modeling $3.12 billion and 40 cents per share for the quarter, and an...

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Motorola Droid Turbo's latest leaked pics reveal rapid battery charger

The phone should be hitting Verizon stores soon, complete with Motorola's battery-replenishing, super...

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Steve Ballmer Could Score $1 Billion Tax Break For $2 Billion Purchase Of Clippers

Steve Ballmer could score a $1 billion tax break from his purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers, according to an analysis by the Financial Times. The former Microsoft CEO shelled out $2 billion to buy the NBA franchise in May, following the ouster of...

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Julian Assange: Google Is Part Of U.S. Gov’t Establishment

Julian Assange had a several hour meeting with Google CEO Eric Schmidt back in the summer of 2011Julian Assange, the man behind the WikiLeaks government expose website, is back in the news again. On Monday, October 27th, Assange began a publicity tout to...

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Ballmer's $1B Clippers tax windfall

Steve Ballmer stands to gain as much as $1 billion in tax benefits as a result of his $2 billion purchase of the LA Clippers. FT...

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Acting on Facebook Referral, FTC Gets Federal Court to Shut Down Scam Support Outfit Pairsys

Acting on a referral from Facebook, the Federal Trade Commission announced Friday that at the commission’s request, a federal court shut down the operations of Pairsys, an Albany, N.Y.-based company that coerced computer users into paying...

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New York Times Invests in Dutch 'iTunes for Journalism' Startup

The New York Times has created a sorely needed new revenue source with its paywall. With its most recent investment, the paper's leadership hopes it can help bring that to the entire industry. The Times, along with Axel Springer Digital Ventures,...

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Microsoft slashes Xbox One prices

Microsoft cuts Xbox One prices to help boost sales by holiday...

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Microsoft Corporation: Xbox One Gets Price Cut for the Holidays

Microsoft offers a nice price cut on the Xbox One for a limited timeMicrosoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is set to cut the price of the Xbox One by $50 this holiday season. The tech giant’s special holiday promotion will be valid on Xbox One...

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Microsoft Dropping Xbox One Price $50 In Advance Of Holiday Season

It’s been a year since Microsoft and Sony launched their latest game consoles and the makers of the Xbox One are making a push to get their product in more homes this holiday season by dropping the price through the end of the year. Starting on...

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Use Google Maps and GPS offline on your Android device

You don’t have cellphone coverage—or affordable cellphone coverage—everywhere. That’s why Joel asked if he could download maps when he has Wi-Fi, and use them when he has no access to the Internet.The Android version of Google...

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Apple Inc. iTunes Music Sales Drop Sharply [REPORT]

Free music and video downloading sites have fiercely taken over the market, hitting the revenues of service providers like Apple iTunesApple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been experienced declining music sales in the wake of free videos and cheap music. Music...

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Rivals pop up to block Apple Pay

Just a week old and Apple Pay already has its rivals. Will they...

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The end of an era: Windows 7 consumer PCs halt production this Friday

This year, Halloween will be scarier than usual for PC fans. Friday, October 31 is the final day that Microsoft will sell Windows 7 licenses to PC makers (OEMs in industry parlance), per Microsoft's lifecycle fact sheet. After Friday it's...

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Drugstore chains take a bite out of Apple Pay

CVS and Rite Aid have reportedly shut down Apple Pay in their stores....

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The Daily Docket: GT Bankruptcy Pros Disclose Client Ties to Apple

An attendee demonstrates the Apple Watch after a product announcement at Flint Center in Cupertino, Calif., on Sept. 9. Bloomberg Some of the army of bankruptcy advisers guiding GT Advanced Technologies Inc. through bankruptcy by way of a...

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Following iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Launches, App Marketing Costs Hit An All-Time High

 The successful launches of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, along with the release of Apple’s new mobile operating system iOS 8 have impacted the marketing costs associated with gathering downloads for mobile applications, and...

4 days on techcrunch.com

Why Did CVS & Rite-Aid Stop Taking Apple Pay?

(zipsonic)After nearly a week of accepting payment via the recently launched Apple Pay system, both CVS and Rite-Aid suddenly stopped offering this option to shoppers over the weekend. And neither retailer is giving a reason why, though it appears to be...

4 days on consumerist.com

Apple (AAPL) Stock Falls After Retailers Block Apple Pay

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Apple were falling 0.3% to $104.96 in morningatrading Monday following reports that some retailers are blocking access to Apple Pay. Shortly after Apple released iOS 8.1, which enabled Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 and...

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Apple Nay

Apple Pay, the new mobile payment system available in the newest versions of the iPhone, has hit a snag. When Tim Cook announced the new mobile wallet during Apple's fall product event, he made it clear that Pay was launching with full force, with a...

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Facebook (FB) Stock Flat In Pre-Market Trading Today After New Coverage Initiation

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Facebook shares had coverage initiated with a "buy" rating and a $95 price target by analysts at Monness Crespi Hardt on Monday. The firm's price target represents a potential upside of 17.8% from the...

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Steve Ballmer Paid $2 Billion For The Clippers, But He Might Get Half That Back In Tax Breaks (MSFT)

Steve Ballmer paid $2 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers.  But a new report from the Financial Times said he might get $1 billion back in the form of tax benefits over the next 15 years. Ballmer's $2 billion purchase was a record for NBA...

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Microsoft Prices Xbox One Below PS4 For The First Time

 Starting November 2nd, the Xbox One’s starting price will be $350. That’s $50 off the current level. Thanks, PlayStation! The $50 discount is seemingly applicable to all the system-plus-game bundles. The Kinect-free...

4 days on techcrunch.com

Facebook Inc (FB) Video Ads Feature Trending Among Brands

YouTube was the first choice of brands for video ads, but now it seems the trend is shifting toward FacebookFacebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is receiving an increasing chunk of brand marketing, especially when it comes to posting and playing videos, says a...

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As Apple Watch Launch Nears, Fitbit Unveils New Fitness Trackers to Stay Ahead

NEW YORK (TheStreet) –– The wearable technology space has received enormous interest since Apple unveiled the Apple Watchalast month, but others in the space, including Fitbit aren't aboutato let Apple have all the fun. San...

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Cortana gives voice to Fitbit’s Windows Phone app, her first third-party integration

While most people don't really care what you've eaten for lunch, Microsoft's Cortana wants to hear all about it. Fitbit has become the first third-party Windows Phone app to integrate Microsoft's virtual assistant, letting users...

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)’s Stock Is Heading To $55 Due To Nadella Renaissance And Cloud Vision: Daniel Ives

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has recently made sufficient advances in terms of stock price, but how far can this rally go? Daniel Ives, an analyst at FBR Capital Markets was asked a similar question on an interview on Fox Business, and in his...

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Facebook Inc (FB) Can Settle Somewhere Between Approximately $75.4 and $85.9 On Wednesday

Ahead of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) earnings that will be available tomorrow the CNBC’s Options Action Traders team brainstormed about some strategies that would combat audacity. The stock is prone to massive shifts in price as Facebook Inc...

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Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Tim Cook Meeting Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA)’s Jack Ma: What Can We Expect?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s CEO Tim Cook is expected to hold a meeting with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)’s Lead Founder and Executive Chairman, Jack Ma in California later today. Bloomberg’s Lulu Chen talked on Bloomberg TV...

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