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Mozilla has launched the latest version of its Firefox browser complete with a built-in instant messaging feature. Firefox 41, via its Firefox Hello feature, gives users the ability to have free video or audio chats with fellow users of the browser.  Firefox Hello Beta, developed with partner Telefónica, now enables users to send and receive […]

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32 Million People Control 41% of the World’s Wealth
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Nokia wowed the audience today at a press conference when it announced its newest Smartphone will feature a 41 mega pixel camera. The slim and sleek follow-up to Nokia’s Lumia 920, the Lumia 1020 features an ultra high resolution 41-megapixel backside illuminated sensor that shoots photos and video in 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio. “It […]

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As many as 36.5 million Android users have been infected by Judy, the latest malware scam in circulation on Google Play, Google’s popular app store. The malware, which produced fake ad clicks, was found on 41 apps developed by Korean company Kiniwini, according to security firm Check Point. ‘Judy’ uses infected devices to garner the fraudulent clicks which, in turn, generates […]

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ITU image — The least connected countries (LCCs) at the end 2012.
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The affordable variety of mobile plans has amplified the reach of Internet globally, a new study has revealed. And, by the end of the year, 40 per cent of the world’s population — 2.7 billion people — will be connected to the Internet, according to a report from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).  Worldwide, there […]

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and CFO Ken Goldman give Yahoo's 2016 first-quarter earnings report.
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Marissa Mayer is getting ready to step down as CEO of Yahoo. Mayer, who will officially leave Yahoo once the sale of its Internet division to Verizon for $4.48 billion is complete, will not leave empty-handed, however. The 41-year-old will exit the company with a $23-million payout, according to today’s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. […]

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Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, inspects New Shepard’s West Texas launch facility before the rocket’s maiden voyage.
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You will need two things to snag a ride aboard Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin spacecraft: a fat wallet and a strong bladder. Bezos, while speaking at the 33rd annual Space Symposium, revealed that the three Ps — peeing, pooping and puking — are all off limits for tourists hitching a ride on his spacecraft. Blue […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking the power to regulate navigation apps such as Google Maps and Apple Maps in a bid to reduce the number of distracted drivers on the road. The agency is seeking Congressional approval to obtain regulatory control over mapping apps under President Barack Obama’s proposed transportation bill, the Grow […]

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Microsoft is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to grant exceptions to his executive order suspending immigration to the United Sates from Muslim countries. In a letter to the secretaries of State and Homeland Security, the company asks for a case-by-case exception process to be implemented for law-abiding visa holders “with pressing needs.”  The ban, enacted last Friday, means those born […]

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— Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer at a public event.
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CEO Marissa Mayer is looking at a $44-million payout for leaving Yahoo after Verizon’s multi-billion-dollar purchase of the company is complete. Mayer’s payout constitutes almost half of the $89.2 million that is to be doled out to Yahoo’s top executives if their jobs are cut after the acquisition of Yahoo’s Internet business for $4.83 billion in […]

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Ad blocker use is on the rise — and that is not good news for online publishers. In fact, software created to block digital ads will cost online marketers across the globe nearly $22 billion in advertising revenue this year, a new study from Adobe and software company PageFair has revealed. The study found that […]

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Apple disappointed its investors Tuesday night after posting its first decline in revenue in more than a decade. The iPhone maker posted second quarter revenue of $50.6 billion, down from $58 billion in the year-ago quarter and missing analysts estimates by $1.4 billion. Wall Street was expecting revenue of $52 billion and earnings per share […]

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Mark Zuckerberg delivered what may be one of the understatements of the year Wednesday. In a press release, the Facebook founder and chief executive officer seemed nonchalant in his summary of the financial results for the year’s second quarter. “We had a good second quarter,” said Zuckerberg. “Our community has continued to grow, and we […]

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich
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Intel met first-quarter profit expectations Tuesday after posting revenue of $12.8 billion and earnings per share of 41 cents. The results matched the lowered expectations Intel released last month, but resulted in Intels stock rising two percent. Revenue year-on-year was flat because while Intel’s PC business was down, those numbers were offset by growth in data […]

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Comcast’s NBCUniversal is buying DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion, as the company looks to capitalize on the popularity of DreamWorks animated successes. The acquisition gives NBCUniversal a leg up in the ultra-competitive kids and family entertainment genre, given the popularity of DreamWorks’ Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon franchises. The transaction, which […]

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