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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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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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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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Facebook’s second-quarter profit report surpassed Wall Street expectations and sent the social network’s stock soaring more than 19 percent in after hours trading Wednesday. The company’s revenue rose to $1.81 billion — skyrocketing past analysts’ predictions of $1.62 billion. The 53 percent rise in revenue from the previous quarter is due, in large part, to […]

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Social media has created a new syndrome: FOMO (fear of missing out). A national survey on social media behavior by MyLife, a Web presence management firm, has found that as the number of social networks continue to grow, people are not only becoming overwhelmed but fearful of missing something “important” should they decide to take […]

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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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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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Did you know that Eastern Europe has one of the highest densities of software developers in the world? In particular, the CEE (Central and Eastern European) region offers 1.3 developers for every 100 people in the overall workforce. In comparison, in the USA, the highest percentage of programmers is in Washington DC with only 7%, […]

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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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Heads-up to all businesses: By 2020, 50% of internet searches will come from voice commands.  What does this imply?  As early as now, you should start learning about the voice search revolution just as you did years ago with text SEO. As more and more people are inclined to find what they’re looking for through […]

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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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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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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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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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