Online shop Rakuten purchases Viber for $900 million

Rakuten, the Japanese rival of Amazon, has announced its purchase of internet voice-calling app Viber for $900 million. This would be the first time Rakuten ventures into mobile…

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Steve Jobs wanted Sony VAIO to run on Mac OS

Report: Steve Jobs wanted Mac-power Sony VAIO laptops

Fresh out of Japan, a news report suggests that Steve Jobs was considering to establish a partnership with Sony and launch a Sony VAIO laptop that runs on…

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New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft names Satya Nadella as new CEO

The Microsoft board of directors has chosen a long-time employee as the next CEO to lead the company. Satya Nadella, age 46, is the company’s third CEO in…

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Google sells Motorola to Lenovo

Google sells Motorola to Lenovo for $3 billion

Google has confirmed on its website that it has sold its Motorola unit to Chinese PC maker Lenovo for $2.91 billion. The deal consists of $660 million in…

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Google acquires artificial intelligence company Deepmind

Google acquires artificial intelligence company DeepMind

Google will be shelling out as much as $400 million to acquire DeepMind, a London-based artificial intelligence company that keeps its projects hush-hush. Re/code got the scoop after…

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Google acquires Nest

Google acquires Nest home automation for $3.2 billion

Well, this is a surprise. Nest, the company behind a line of home automation device, has announced its acquisition from Google. It comes as mild shock because founders…

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Unreleased BlackBerry phones canceled

Two unreleased BlackBerry phones canceled

It is another blow to the company formerly known as Research In Motion. Not only BlackBerry had to cancel its conference this year, the struggling mobile company also…

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Snapchat has a new COO.

Snapchat snags ex-Facebook exec as COO

Tech blog AllThingsD has reported that Snapchat, the startup famous for rejecting Facebook’s $3 billion offer, has acquired a former Facebook executive as the company’s new COO. Taking…

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Apple wins latest court battle against Samsung.

Apple receives $290M from Samsung after patent dispute

Apple wins again in its patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung. A U.S. federal jury finds the South Korean company guilty of breaching Apple-owned patents involving technology featured in…

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Apple accepts water-damaged iPhones in trade-in program

Apple accepts water-damaged iPhones for trade-in

Apple has updated its recycling trade-in program, allowing users whose iPhones were water-damaged to trade in for cash. Previously, iPhones that have been accidentally soaked in water or…

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BlackBerry cancels buyout deal and fires its CEO.

BlackBerry fires CEO, abandons buyout deal

BlackBerry never seems to catch a break. After several companies attempt to buyout the struggling smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry decides to cancel it altogether and fire its CEO Thorsten…

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Ashton Kutcher for Lenovo

Ashton Kutcher becomes Lenovo employee

PC manufacturer Lenovo made a surprise announcement on Twitter last Tuesday as the company introduced its latest employee, and it’s no ordinary wage slave. Lenovo posted a photo…

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Amazon MatchBook

Amazon MatchBook: Digital books at a discount

Amazon has officially launched its MatchBook program, which allow users of the Kindle tablet or app to download any digital copy of physical books purchased in Amazon at…

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Facebook allegedly tried to acquire Snapchat.

Facebook allegedly tries to acquire Snapchat

A recent report from The Wall Street Journal claims that Facebook has offered $1 billion to acquire Snapchat, but CEO Evan Spiegel turned it down. WSJ’s sources swear…

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