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Apple buys social media analytics firm Topsy Labs

Apple has bought social media data analytics firm, Topsy Labs for a sum that is rumored to be close to $200m. This marks Apple’s second acquisition in weeks after it announced that it had bought Israeli firm PrimeSense, which specialises in making 3-D motion detection technology. Topsy is one of several firms that have been… Read More »

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Startup G1obals Makes Relocating to Germany Easier

With more than 200 million people worldwide living outside their home country, global mobility has certainly leapt to new bounds over the past few years. Today, Companies are hiring people from foreign countries or agree the expatriation of already hired workforce. For many people who have not been through a long distance relocation, the process… Read More »

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Android gets anti-snoop messaging software

Start-up Wickr has reportedly unveiled its anti-snoop messaging software for Android-powered smartphones and tablets, after releasing it for Apple devices last year. Wickr co-founder Robert Statica said that the company not only offers the most secure form of correspondence but also helps protect users’ contacts as they anonymise this information before it leaves the senders… Read More »

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BBM for Android expected any time now.

BlackBerry has refuted claims that that BlackBerry Messenger app will be coming to one phone maker exclusively. This after Samsung Nigeria intimated that the app would be offered on Samsung devices exclusively for three months. BlackBerry’s spokesperson Victoria Berry has even sent out a clarifying statement stating, “The excitement around the upcoming BBM launch on… Read More »

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Brazil retailer Dafiti secures $70 million from Canada

Online fashion retailer Dafiti said on Tuesday it will receive $70 million from Canada’s Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, in a cash-for-equity transaction that shows resilient investor interest in e-commerce in Brazil. In a statement, Wayne Kozun, a senior vice president at Teachers,’ as the pension fund is known, cited “a growing middle class, huge consumption… Read More »

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BlackBerry Z30 set to launch in Asia within the

Reports emerged over the weekend that BlackBerry is planning to launch its next smartphone the BlackBerry z30 in Asia before the end of this week. While there is no word on a UK launch, a US launch is expected to follow between two to three weeks after. Asia According to Pocket-Lint, BlackBerry will be holding… Read More »

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Microsoft Surface “mini” expected to Ship by End of 2013

Media reports suggests that tech giant Microsoft is working on a new tablet called the Surface “mini”, a device expected to start shipping by the end of 2013. The move is seen as an attempt for the tech giant to compete with Apple’s iPad mini. The Microsoft Surface “mini” is reported to be an ARM… Read More »

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Digital TV and the advent of Smartphones

According to the report, What television is: 2013, written by Deloitte, the TV industry generated £17.5 billion (€20.6bn) in revenues in the UK in 2012, a figure that translates to just over 1 per cent of UK GDP. In 2012, UK completed its switchover from analogue to digital systems. Now, UK homes wishing to enjoy entertainment on… Read More »

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