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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Powerhouse professional network LinkedIn continues to surprise Wall Street, posting a 44 percent leap in quarterly revenue for its final quarter of 2014. The company’s shares jumped eight percent in after hours trading Thursday, after the company reported revenue for the fourth quarter came in at $643 million compared to the $447 million it posted […]

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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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Microsoft is courting Foursquare Labs in the hopes of winning a stake in the social media company, sources have told Bloomberg. While the software giant and Foursquare have been in talks for some time and a deal seems likely, it still has not been reached, the sources said. That could be because Foursquare has also […]

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