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Facebook in advanced talks to buy Israel Startup Waze

Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) is in advanced talks to buy Israeli navigation and traffic congestion app company Waze Ltd. The price tag has not been confirmed, though sources are pegging it to anything between $800 million and a billion dollars. This is the second time talks of Waze acquisition by Facebook are taking place. In… Read More »

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Microsoft reportedly demystifies always-online Xbox rumors

Players won’t require constant internet connection to play games and watch movies on the new Xbox . This is according to an email that was reportedly sent to Microsoft employees working on the Xbox project. The internal email, if authentic, would confirm that the new Xbox is destined to have a Blu-ray player capable of… Read More »

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Location-based tweets could soon be coming to you

According to multiple sources, Twitter is in the process of testing a new feature that lets you discover tweets from people within a certain distance of your location. The idea is to surface relevant activity based on where you are in the world, serving up tweets from others around you — whether you follow them… Read More »

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Twitter, Peoplebrowsr settle data access lawsuit

Twitter and social media analytics firm Peoplebrowsr have settled their lawsuit over ‘firehose’ data that will see Peoplebrowsr have access to the ‘firehose’ through the end of 2013. Beginning next year, Peoplebrowsr will have to purchase access to the full “firehose” of 400 million daily tweets through one of Twitter’s authorised data resellers, meaning Gnip,… Read More »

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Microsoft and ZTE sign Android Patent License

Just a week after announcing that it had inked an Android patent-licensing agreement with Hon Hai, parent company of Foxconn, the world’s largest contract manufacturer, Microsoft has announced yet another deal this time with t China’s ZTE, one of the world’s largest smartphone companies. While it seem odd that Microsoft is signing Android- and Chrome-related… Read More »

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Microsoft set to announce Next-Gen Xbox on May 21st

Microsoft has confirmed that it will be holding an event on Tuesday, May 21st at 10am PST to unveil its next-generation Xbox, commonly referred to as Durango or Xbox 720 which is expected to \ herald the arrival of Microsoft’s comprehensive home entertainment strategy, offering significant leaps in graphics processing power, interactive streaming media, and… Read More »

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Apple wins smartphone sensor patent case against Google

  On Monday, The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) ruled that Apple did not violate a Google patent to make the popular iPhones which came as a huge relief to the Cupertino-based technology giant, already grappling with falling share price. The suit for the patent called ‘sensor controlled user interface for a portable communication… Read More »

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Cybercriminals Attack The New York Times

The depth and breadth of computer crime today is actually quite stunning, and it can target anyone. Individuals who have had identity thieves steal their lives know this, as do large companies who have had to deal with attacks. The New York Times recently had computer forensics investigators scour their network to get a better… Read More »

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Largest incidents of worldwide data loss.

Last week in Canada, Ottawa, a Montfort Hospital employee lost a USB memory stick containing the personal information of 25,000 patients. She downloaded the information from a computer at work, against the rules of the hospital and when she walked back home, she lost the USB drive. She then tried to search for it herself… Read More »

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