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Acer Unveils Iconia W4 With Windows 8.1, Faster Processor

This morning, Microsoft began rolling out Windows 8.1, the first major update to its Windows 8 operating system that was released last year. It’s available as an optional free download … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Apple Surpassing Android With Businesses Writing Custom Mobile Apps

When it comes to supporting mobile devices, businesses tend to allow both iOS and Android devices. The latest report from Good Technology shows a slight gain sequentially for iOS, which … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nasdaq, J.C. Penney, Others in Hacking Case, Were “Targets of Opportunity”

Beginning in 2005 and ending last summer, the computer systems of Nasdaq, OMX Group, J.C. Penney Co., Carrefour SA and around a dozen other companies were breached by hackers, resulting … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Google Spent $1.3B on Acquisitions So Far This Year, Mostly on Waze

In the first half of 2013, Google spent $1.31 billion on 16 acquisitions, it said in a financial filing today. Shutterstock/Fussypony The largest of those was the mapping startup Waze, … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Google’s Answer to the Great Chromecast/Netflix Giveaway Mystery: There’s No Mystery — We Sold Out

Why did Google kill its Chromecast/Netflix promotion a day after it launched? It didn’t, exactly. And neither did Netflix. Here’s a new statement from Google on the end of the … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Samsung Accounted for a Third of Smartphone Sales Last Quarter, While Apple’s Share Fell

Samsung’s second-quarter smartphone shipments hit 76 million last quarter – up 56 percent from the prior year, and giving the company a 33 percent share of the global market. iStockphoto … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Activision to Buy Back Most of Vivendi’s Controlling Stake

Activision Blizzard Inc. said it has reached an agreement to buy back nearly $6 billion worth of Vivendi SA’s holding in the company, ending months of negotiations over the fate … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · Leave a comment
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