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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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Durham, NC — Inirv React is the most intelligent IoT kitchen gadget that can potentially save lives. Inirv React attaches directly to virtually any existing gas or electric stove knobs and is designed to detect and react to hazardous situations to help prevent house fires caused by stovetops that were left on. Currently, Inirv React is […]

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Getting from A to B on an increasingly crowded planet is becoming harder and more stressful. City streets are snarled with polluting traffic jams. Airport security checks add delays and angst to air travel. And travel by train, especially in car-crazy California, leaves much to be desired. All of which are arguments for tech billionaire Elon […]

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has surpassed Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin on the financial ladder. The 30-year-old is now worth to $33.3 billion after a stellar day for his company’s stock Thursday, added $1.6 billion to his net worth pushing him up to 16th place on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The Googlers are […]

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Tablet sales took a hit in the year’s first quarter with a sales growth of only 21 percent. A report released by Canalys showed sales of tablets may have been down but the PC market grew by five percent with 123.7 million units shipped in the year’s first three months. Regardless, tablet sales were still […]

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“The play button is the most compelling call to action on the web.” – Michael Litt, co-founder and CEO of Vinyard Content isn’t king of the web anymore; unless it’s video. Even advertisements can’t escape the demand for video; Business Insider predicts that online video, “. . . will account for 41 percent of total desktop […]

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Sixty-three percent of all tablet owners watch TV while using their devices — substantially more than any other activity done concomitantly with tablet usage, a new study has found. In fact, 41 percent of tablet owners’ total TV viewing is done while multi-tasking, the study from GfK MRI stated. Use of social media is the […]

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CEO Jack Dorsey this week asked for suggestions from Twitter users on how the microblogging platform could be improved. And he got them. The No. 1 request was an editing tool to fix typos in tweets. Other suggestions included finding new and better ways to deal with abuse, bookmarking, blocking of topics or words, topic channels, turning […]

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LinkedIn has come out of 2013 in a “strong” position with revenue of $447.2 million in the year’s final three months. The Internet company — which allows professionals across the globe to network and interact — released its fourth quarter numbers Thursday disclosing revenue that increased 47 percent when compared to the $303.6 million in […]

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Data breaches dipped in 2012 compared to the previous year, but that may mean hackers are being more selective, a new report has found. Symantec’s August 2012 Intelligence Report reveals an average of 14 data breaches per month so far in 2012, down from 16.5 per month from January to August of 2011. The average […]

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Are you obsessed with your phone? If you answered yes, you are not alone. About half of all Smartphone users in the U.S. check their phones several times in the course of an hour. A Gallup pole found that 11 percent check every few minutes and 41 percent check a few times an hour. Another 20 percent check […]

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Americans, particularly women, love to share photos online, a new study has found. Forty-six percent of adult American Internet users post original photos or videos online and 41 percent repost photos or videos on sites designed for sharing images, Pew Research found. Pew calls the first group “creators,” and the second group “curators.” Young people […]

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There will be no more power cords for your Smartphone, tablet or laptop if a group of researchers at the University of Washington have their way. Wi-Fi may soon be the only thing you need to charge your electronic devices thanks to the university’s ‘power over Wi-Fi’ technology. The technology enables devices to be recharged […]

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LinkedIn pleased its investors Thursday evening with better-than-expected first quarter results. The professional social networking firm posted a 35 percent revenue increase year-over-year to $861 million and adjusted earnings per share of 74 cents — up substantially from the predicted 60 cents. LinkedIn’s surprising results saw shares rise five percent. “Q1 represented a strong quarter […]

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As the popularity of dating apps grows, so too does the rate of such apps being targeted by hackers, IBM warns in a newly released report. IBM’s analysis revealed that nearly 60 percent of the most popular dating apps for Android are vulnerable to attacks that could put personal user information and organizational data at […]

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