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  • Facebook woos journalists with 'FB Newswire'

    Facebook woos journalists with 'FB Newswire'

    Facebook launched Thursday FB Newswire, billed as an online trove of real-time information for journalists and newsrooms to mine while reporting on events or crafting stories. In partnership with News Corp-owned Storyful, FB Newswire aggregates newsworthy content shared publicly at the social network, including original pictures, videos, and comments posted by "people on the front lines of major events" such as protests, elections and sports … More »

    7 hours ago
  • Internet co-creator Cerf debunks 'myth' that US runs it

    Internet co-creator Cerf debunks 'myth' that US runs it

    The Google executive considered to be one of the fathers of the Internet on Thursday debunked what he called the "myth" that it is controlled by the United States. While America played an outsized role in how the Internet was run when it was founded decades ago, that has long since ceased to be the case, Vint Cerf told AFP on the sidelines of NetMundial, a conference in Brazil on Internet governance. Cerf said the United States does still play … More »

    10 hours ago
  • Putin calls Internet 'CIA project'

    Putin calls Internet 'CIA project'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a "CIA project" and warned Russians against making Google searches. You know all of this started during the dawn of the Internet as a special project of the CIA. He also made ominous comments on Russia's most popular search engine Yandex, suggesting it could become more tightly controlled. Yandex handles some 60 percent of search queries in Russia and has a presence in several … More »

    12 hours ago
  • Amazon reportedly laying the groundwork for its own delivery service

    Amazon reportedly laying the groundwork for its own delivery service

    In a few years, Amazon may handle the entire delivery process for your impulse Prime purchases. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is in the early stages of branching out its delivery operation into something that could eventually compete directly against UPS and FedEx — two companies that play a critical role in getting its packages to customers today. The online retailer is already testing such a service with trucks making "last mile" … More »

    13 hours ago
  • Samsung offering over $1 million in prizes for smartwatch apps

    Samsung offering over $1 million in prizes for smartwatch apps

    In an attempt to entice developers and to get them to build apps that consumers will love, Samsung is set to launch a big-money competition. The company needs compelling apps for its latest Gear smartwatches and as they run the Tizen rather than Android operating system, Samsung is pulling out all of the stops to attract the best designers. A Strategy Analytics report, published earlier this week in the Wall Street Journal highlighted how … More »

    13 hours ago
  • Big tech companies offer millions after Heartbleed crisis

    Big tech companies offer millions after Heartbleed crisis

    By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The world's biggest technology companies are donating millions of dollars to fund improvements in open source programs like OpenSSL, the software whose "Heartbleed" bug has sent the computer industry into turmoil. Amazon.com Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Facebook Inc, Google Inc, IBM, Intel Corp and Microsoft Corp are among a dozen companies that have agreed to be founding members of a group known as Core … More »

    15 hours ago
  • Gadget Watch: Whistle, a fitness tracker for dogs

    Gadget Watch: Whistle, a fitness tracker for dogs

    Bad news for lazy dogs: A new device, called Whistle, lets pet owners track how much exercise — or sleep — their four-legged friends are getting. Whistle is similar to popular activity trackers designed ... … More »

    16 hours ago
  • Facebook acquires company behind Moves fitness app

    Facebook acquires company behind Moves fitness app

    The team behind Moves, a fitness tracker app on iOS and Android, is joining Facebook. "Now, we’re joining Facebook’s talented team to work on building and improving their products and services with a shared mission of supporting simple, efficient tools for more than a billion people." But don't expect to see a step-counter in Facebook's mobile apps just yet. Moves says its app will remain a standalone experience and the company is also … More »

    17 hours ago
  • Toshiba launches pocket-sized wireless hard drive

    Toshiba launches pocket-sized wireless hard drive

    But as well as being compact, it's also durable, thanks to the fact that it uses Solid State memory rather than a spinning hard drive for storage. Solid State memory is also faster, so accessing files -- be they documents, songs or HD movies -- should be smoother and more responsive. However SSD technology is more expensive and that's why despite offering ‘only' 128GB of storage, the device costs $209.99 in the US where it launched Thursday. … More »

    18 hours ago
  • Review: 'Hearthstone' card game is the real deal

    Review: 'Hearthstone' card game is the real deal

    Video game publishers don't take many risks with their most popular franchises. … More »

    19 hours ago
  • Foxconn to decide fate of Indonesia project in Oct: source

    By Faith Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Foxconn Technology Group will decide in October whether to proceed with a planned $1 billion manufacturing project in Indonesia after a new government takes office, a company source said on Thursday. Foxconn, a major supplier to Apple Inc, wants to expand beyond China, where its massive production base has come under fire from international labor groups after a series of suicides and accidents since 2010. It … More »

    20 hours ago
  • Apple TV getting ready for prime time

    Apple TV getting ready for prime time

    The next-generation miniature set-top-box, which could be unveiled as early as this June, looks set to feature Siri-like voice commands and games console features and is set to become a serious Apple product in its own right. The hockey-puck-sized device that plugs into the back of a television set and connects to the internet, launches dedicated apps and enables the streaming of content from other Apple products, be they Macs, iPhones or … More »

    21 hours ago
  • Pakistan startup hopes for a global hit with xGear, brings ‘quantified self’ to your car

    Pakistan startup hopes for a global hit with xGear, brings ‘quantified self’ to your car

    Pakistan-based startup xGear is preparing to go global with a gadget that gives drivers detailed data about their journey and their vehicle. It’s like Fitbit, one of the best ‘quantified self’ gizmos, ... … More »

    22 hours ago
  • Facebook still unstoppable as it grows to 390 million active users in Asia

    Facebook still unstoppable as it grows to 390 million active users in Asia

    Facebook now has 390 million monthly active users (MAUs) in Asia, from a grand total of 1.276 billion around the world. … More »

    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
  • Chip designer ARM sees smartphone recovery in second half

    By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - ARM Holdings, whose chip technology powers Apple's iPhone, said demand for smartphones would pick up in the second half after a disappointing end to 2013 resulted in first-quarter profit rising less than in previous years. Sales of top-end smartphones, a market dominated by Apple and Samsung, were lower than predicted during the Christmas holiday season, leading to worries that the market was becoming … More »

    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
  • Xiaomi set to expand into 10 more countries

    Xiaomi set to expand into 10 more countries

    Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi will enter no less than 10 countries this year: Malaysia, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, Turkey, Brazil, and Mexico. … More »

    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
  • 5 web-based money transfer services for Filipinos around the world

    5 web-based money transfer services for Filipinos around the world

    Here are five of the best online remittance services that could be used by Filipinos abroad. … More »

    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending April 21, 2014: … More »

    Wed, Apr 23, 2014

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