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  • Google unveils Android's latest technological tric … Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago
    Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks

    Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest ...

  • Google+ is not dead, but it's about to change. That was the message that Google exec Bradley...

  • Apple has bought a company that makes augmented-reality software, which adds information or images to real-world scenes when viewed through a special headset or even a smartphone camera. It's the latest ...

  • Google Inc. can't seem to resist the temptation to show programmers all its latest and greatest — and to keep adding to the pile every year. Google introduced technologies ranging from a brand new mobile-payments system to a virtual-reality camera rig in front of more than 6,000 software engineers at the Web company's  …

  • Avago Technologies Ltd.’s purchase of Broadcom Corp. represents the biggest technology deal of all time. The $37 billion transaction announced Thursday eclipses the previous record-holder -- the buyout of First Data Corp. in 2007 for almost $30 billion including debt. Buyers can afford to spend: cash piles are swelling, …

  • A Silicon Valley startup says it's shutting down operations and shifting to a new business model after it was blamed earlier this year for turning unwitting computer users into targets for annoying web ...

  • Remember when Google was cutting-edge and cool and a little bit weird? Like in 2013, when CEO...

  • Avago To Be No. 3 With Broadcom Bid Amid Chip Merg … Investor's Business Daily - 9 hours ago

    Avago Technologies' (AVGO) $37 billion takeover of Broadcom (BRCM) would create the world's No. 3 chipmaker by revenue and may trigger a rush of similar-sized deals in the industry. The takeover could ...

  • The App Store That Won’t Make You Rich @ Bloomberg - 9 hours ago

    In May, Sam Soffes’s friends started saying things to him like, “You’re going to make 30 grand today!” From out of nowhere, his app, Redacted, hit No. 8 on the U.S. list of most-downloaded paid apps for Mac PCs, according to rankings website App Annie, and the congratulations began pouring in. The 26-year-old developer …

  • Apple bought a company called Metaio that makes augmented-reality technologies, according to...

  • This week, developers from across the world are flocking to San Francisco for Google I/O 2015...

  • IBM's huge partnership with Apple is giving IBM employees a never-before-offered benefit. IBM is...

  • Google Inc. is introducing a new tool that will make it easier for marketers and developers to buy ads for app downloads on mobile devices, seeking to boost sales and take share from Facebook Inc. Universal App Campaigns will make the app-advertising process easier and quicker, Jonathan Alferness, a Google vice president, …

  • Google Inc. unveiled payment services, security upgrades and access to HBO movies and shows for its popular Android software, seeking to push back against growing competition from rivals such as Apple Inc. The new version of the mobile software, called Android M, will include Android Pay, which lets users pay for merchandise …

  • Speech Recognition Gets Conversational The Wall Street Journal - 17 hours ago

    Smartphones are pretty good at understanding what users say to them, but they can't handle conversations. The shift from one speaking voice to another confuses virtually all current speech-recognition software. The researchers tested the software, which like many IBM artificial-intelligence efforts will carry the Watson …

  • Avago Tech is buying Broadcom for $37 billion Business Insider - 18 hours ago

    Avago Technologies is acquiring Broadcom for $37 billion. A report by The Wall Street Journal on...

  • Tracy Morgan participates in the panel for the comedy special during the HBO summer Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian Tracy Morgan and other people injured in a crash with a Wal-Mart Stores Inc truck last year have reached an out-of-court settlement for an undisclosed sum with the world's largest retailer, court documents filed on Wednesday showed. Morgan, who starred in the TV show "30 …

  • What it's like using the Apple Watch's biggest com … Business Insider - Thu, May 28, 2015 3:20 AM SGT

    In the spring of 2012 the startup Pebble wasn’t much more than a few people with a Kickstarter...

  • Apple's biggest event of the year begins June 8 Business Insider - Thu, May 28, 2015 2:48 AM SGT

    Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), where it typically announces updates to the...

  • Google's genius futurist has one theory that he says … Business Insider - Thu, May 28, 2015 2:34 AM SGT

    Futurist Ray Kurzweil has made headlines with his provocative yet often accurate...

  • Apple wants to make your iPhone smart enough to anticipate … Business Insider - Thu, May 28, 2015 2:29 AM SGT

    Apple is working on a new feature within iOS 9 called "Proactive" that will transform how you use...

  • Here's how much thieves make by selling your personal … Business Insider - Thu, May 28, 2015 2:10 AM SGT

    With a record number of breaches in the U.S. during 2014, more personal information is floating...

  • Apps for the Apple Watch are about to get a lot better, … Business Insider - Thu, May 28, 2015 2:07 AM SGT

    Apps for the Apple Watch will soon be able to do a lot more, according to Jeff Williams, Apple's...

  • Saudi women defy driving ban and take to the roads … Reuters - Thu, May 28, 2015 1:44 AM SGT

    By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Saudi Arabian women will overcome a ban on female drivers and gain the right to drive this year, but only in a mobile videogame designed by a member of the royal family. It is being developed for mobile phones by Na3m, whose founder is Prince Fahad bin Faisal Al-Saud, …

  • This Is What It's Like to Wear a Pebble Time Smart … Entrepreneur - Thu, May 28, 2015 1:00 AM SGT
    This Is What It's Like to Wear a Pebble Time Smartwatch

    A hands-on review of Pebble's newest watch reveals what could be a deal-breaker for some buyers.

  • What the Heck Happened to Google? @ Fox Business - Wed, May 27, 2015 11:00 PM SGT

    When Eric Schmidt turned over the company to Larry Page, he said, ?adult supervision? was no longer needed at Google. Maybe he was wrong.

  • Everything we know about the new Apple TV that everyone … Business Insider - Wed, May 27, 2015 10:56 PM SGT

    It's been three whole years since Apple rolled out its last Apple TV. That was 2012, and...

  • Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft: Who's Leading … @ Bloomberg - Wed, May 27, 2015 10:09 PM SGT

    Disruption Capital Founding Partner Michael Parekh discusses his outlook for leading tech companies. He speaks on “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg) More from Bloomberg.com California Dreaming: Record ...

  • How European tech startups get featured at the top … Business Insider - Wed, May 27, 2015 9:45 PM SGT

    The rankings in Apple’s App Store can make or break an app development company. If your app is...

  • 10 things in tech you need to know today Business Insider - Wed, May 27, 2015 3:05 PM SGT

    Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know today. 1. Snapchat now has nearly 100...

  • Advertisers ditch TLC's troubled '19 Kids and … Reuters - Wed, May 27, 2015 7:38 AM SGT
    Duggar, Executive Director of the Family Research Council Action, speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa

    By Daina Beth Solomon and Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four advertisers pulled out of TLC's reality show "19 Kids and Counting," putting pressure on the U.S. cable network to decide the fate of the top-rated programme about a Christian family after reports that the eldest son had molested underage girls. Retailers …

  • AOL Mulled Joint Venture, Split, Three Bids Before … @ Bloomberg - Wed, May 27, 2015 3:21 AM SGT

    AOL Inc.’s board, spurred by a joint venture proposal from Verizon Communications Inc., began last December considering options including a breakup and acquisition bids from three unnamed parties. Verizon’s proposal for a joint venture built around mobile content and advertising systems for a planned streaming TV service …

  • The World's Two Richest Cable Billionaires Are Going … @ Bloomberg - Wed, May 27, 2015 2:48 AM SGT

    While Malone's deal for Time Warner was a blow to Drahi's plans, his European rival still has the upper hand when it comes to personal net worth. Drahi, 51, has $22 billion and has added $11 billion to his fortune in the past 12 months. Malone is ranked  55th among the world's richest people, according to the Bloomberg …

  • GM plans $1.2B in upgrades for Indiana pick-up truck … Associated Press - Wed, May 27, 2015 2:25 AM SGT

    General Motors announced Tuesday it would spend $1.2 billion on new facilities and technology at an Indiana factory where it builds Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. The project will increase ...

  • Charter/Time Warner Cable: cowboy up @ Financial Times - Wed, May 27, 2015 12:50 AM SGT

    Good things come to those who wait. And to those with deep pockets. Sixteen months ago, Charter Communications offered to buy Time Warner Cable for $132.50 per share. That deal fell through when TWC went ...

  • Apple?s Design Visionary Takes on New Role @ Fox Business - Wed, May 27, 2015 12:17 AM SGT

    Sir Jony Ive, the man credited with the design for the iPhone and Apple Watch, just became the company?s first Chief Design Officer. Ive is now the only Apple C-suite executive behind CEO Tim Cook and ...

  • Apple's next iPhone could come with a new type of screen … Business Insider - Tue, May 26, 2015 11:30 PM SGT

    Over the past few months, reports have indicated that Apple's next iPhone will come with a new...

  • IBM’s New Customer Service Software Can Feel Your  … The Wall Street Journal - Tue, May 26, 2015 11:57 AM SGT

    Reuters IBM says its new software adds a layer of emotional analysis on top of existing customer support programs. Would you care if your customer support representative was a machine rather than a person as long as you knew you were getting the best service? The U.S. tech giant’s research lab in Haifa, Israel, is testing …

  • We talked to the guy who made a painting of Google's … Business Insider - Tue, May 26, 2015 1:16 AM SGT

    A portrait of Eric Schmidt smiled back at me. Except Schmidt was made of feces, and was one of...

  • Apple and Google met with spy chiefs at an 18th-century … Business Insider - Sun, May 24, 2015 12:35 AM SGT

    Top representatives from Apple and Google met with spy chiefs at an 18th-century mansion last...

  • Meg Whitman hints she will offshore jobs at HP's most … Business Insider - Sat, May 23, 2015 1:12 AM SGT

    The full-throated confidence that HP CEO Meg Whitman voiced last quarter about the company's...

  • It sounds like Apple will make it nearly impossible … Business Insider - Sat, May 23, 2015 1:05 AM SGT

    Apple is reportedly working on a new security system for iOS and Mac called "Rootless," which...

  • ‘Adult’ Dating Site Hacked, Personal Details Leake … The Wall Street Journal - Fri, May 22, 2015 9:47 PM SGT

    In one of the more sensitive data breaches of the last few years, a popular site for dating and causal sexual relationships has allegedly been hacked, with personal details of people looking for hookups splayed online, according to a report by a U.K. television station. Channel 4 News said it found a database of 3.9 million …

  • Apple: the next small thing @ Financial Times - Fri, May 22, 2015 9:08 PM SGT

    How long can this go on? Apple's amazing success in sustaining strong sales growth - 26 per cent last quarter - even as revenues surge past $200bn reflects the quality of its products and its management. ...

  • Hewlett-Packard: calculated moves @ Financial Times - Fri, May 22, 2015 7:42 PM SGT

    Carly Fiorina, former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, is running for president of the US - on her record as a business leader. Good luck to her. HP is still undoing some of the decisions she made as ...

  • This Robot Is Cute, Artificially Intelligent and E … @ Bloomberg - Fri, May 22, 2015 5:00 PM SGT

    Packed with more than 30 motion-detecting and other sensors, Willie and his automated buddies at the UCSF Medical Center can open doors, avoid collisions with doctors on rounds and perceive when to wait for a free elevator. There are 25 mobile bots from the robotics company Aethon Inc. on staff, named and decorated by …

  • Microsoft Threatened to Close U.K. Plants, Ex-Cameron … @ Bloomberg - Fri, May 22, 2015 4:00 PM SGT

    Microsoft Corp. threatened to close its research facilities in Britain if the government went ahead with plans to promote open-source software, one of David Cameron’s former advisers said. Steve Hilton, who was the prime minister’s director of strategy until 2012, told an event in London Wednesday that when the Conservative …

  • Should Taiwan Rename Itself i-Taiwan? @ Barrons.com - Fri, May 22, 2015 11:22 AM SGT

    Global growth seems to be waning and with it optimism for trade and its designated proxies, particularly stocks in Taiwan. Taiwan’s benchmark stock index has fallen almost 3% since reaching a peak of 9,973 in late-April, thus succumbing to the general malaise now roiling emerging markets and global bonds. As Invesco’s …

  • Interview: Disney to bring mobile technology to more … Reuters - Fri, May 22, 2015 10:50 AM SGT
    A part of the signage at the main gate of The Walt Disney Co. is pictured in Burbank

    By Lisa Richwine ANAHEIM, California (Reuters) - The mobile technology that helps Walt Disney Co theme park guests beat lines and pay for Mickey Mouse ears at the company's flagship resort in Florida will expand in some form to other Disney resorts, Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs said. The $1 billion MyMagic+ program …

  • What’s in This Picture? AI Becomes as Smart as a T … @ Bloomberg - Fri, May 22, 2015 9:16 AM SGT

    A research paper expected to be published on Thursday in Cornell University's Arxiv  outlines a system that learns to identify fine-grained visual features of images, and the words associated with them. The research was conducted by a team comprised of experts from the Chinese Internet search company Baidu and a researcher …

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