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Microsoft goes after SMEs in Kenya using pirated software

Technology firm Microsoft will sue local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and individuals who use pirated versions of its software products in Kenya. The firm said it would take to court SMEs and individuals currently using illegally versions of its Microsoft suite of office and other products. Microsoft Kenya country manager Kunle Awosika said the… Read More »

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BlackBerry overtakes Samsung in South Africa

BlackBerry smartphones may be going through a rough patch elsewhere in the world, but in South Africa the Canadian smartphone maker have a lot to celebrate. This is according to a new study by analysts at World Wide Worx, Mobility 2014 which indicated that the proportion of BlackBerry users in South Africa has increased from… Read More »

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New BlackBerry chief removes some top executives

Earlier on November 8, the company ousted its then CEO Thorsten Heins. He was replaced by John. S. Chen. Now less than three weeks after ousting Heins, the struggling smart phone maker announced on Monday that Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear and Chief Marketing Officer Frank Boulben will leave the company as part reorganisation of… Read More »

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Even Yahoo Employees Don’t Want To Use Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail got a redesign in October, and users were not pleased at all. As part of the changes, Yahoo removed the ability to see multiple emails at once. There was such outrage over the new Yahoo Mail that a Change.org petition called “Yahoo: Bring back the old version of Yahoo Mail!” garnered almost 39,000… Read More »

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LG responds to Smart TV spying allegations.

Last week, it was revealed that Smart TVs made by LG were transmitting details of viewing information and the names of private media files stored on removable USB volumes. LG confirmed reports that its Smart TVs collected the file names of media stored on external USB devices and transmitted them back to LG. LG said… Read More »

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Microsoft sells 1 million Xbox Ones in 24 hours

Microsoft announced that it has sold more than a million Xbox One consoles within 24 hours after hitting shelves for the first time on November 22 setting a new sales record at the company. See also: Sony PlayStation 4 sold over 1 million in first day The Xbox One console went on sale in Australia,… Read More »

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Apple acquires Israel’s PrimeSense in a $350 million deal: Bloomberg

Apple Inc agreed to buy Israel-based PrimeSense Ltd, a developer of chips that enable three-dimensional machine vision, for about $350 million, Bloomberg reported on Sunday citing a source. PrimeSense’s sensing technology, which gives digital devices the ability to observe a scene in three dimensions, was used to help power Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect. Apple’s interest in… Read More »

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Wikimedia Foundation sends cease and desist letter to WikiPR

Wikimedia, the nonprofit that oversees the Wikipedia project, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to WikiPR, an astroturfing company that pays people to distort Wikipedia entries on behalf of clients who want to erase embarrassing history or boost their image (or both). The Wikimedia Foundation issued a statement from executive director Sue Gardner on 21 October… Read More »

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U.S. jury awards Apple $290 million in retrial against Samsung

A U.S. jury awarded Apple Inc about $290 million in a damages retrial against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, restoring a large chunk of a historic verdict the iPhone maker won last year. After a week long trial, the jury deliberated for nearly two days before reaching a decision on Thursday in a San Jose, California… Read More »

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Google and Microsoft unite to thwart Internet child porn searchers in U.K.

Google and Microsoft have joined efforts to clean up search results after months of discussion with the British government. According to a column from Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt in the British Daily Mail newspaper, the two firms have worked together to keep searchers from getting results when using 100,000 queries that may be “related… Read More »

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