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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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One-third of U.S. adults are more comfortable sharing information online than in person, a new study shows. Conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Intel, the September study shows 36 percent of men and 30 percent of women are more comfortable sharing information online than in person. Teens are more comfortable with online sharing than adults […]

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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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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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The new version of iOS has some important enhancements compared to the previous one. intelligent tracking prevention in the safari browser prevents embedded content and social media pages from tracking cross-site browsing without user permission. It also restricts ad retargeting by reducing advertisers ability to identify iOS devices uniquely. If users are upgrading from 12.3.1 […]

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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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A delivery made by Amazon Thursday left shareholders shaken and resulted in a steep decline in the company’s shares. A 10 percent drop was witnessed on the market after the Internet commerce company released its third-quarter results. And while the company’s logo looks similar to a smile, the numbers were nothing to be overly happy […]

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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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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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Apple shares fell nearly 11 percent Jan. 23 after the company reported first-quarter sales that fell slightly short of analysts’ expectations, despite record holiday sales of the iPad and iPhones. Also causing the dive in stock was Apple’s forecast for the second quarter. Analysts were expecting revenues of $45.6 billion compared to Apple’s more modest […]

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2013 was a very interesting year for Twitter. The number of users of this micro-blogging site continued to swell. Within just the last year, the number of active users grew by 30 million. However, it also had its share of disappointments. Nov. 7,2013 saw the company going public but the NYSE has not been overwhelmed […]

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Sony PlayStation gamers can now march to a million different beats. Those beats will come thanks to Spotify, the music streaming service, following an exclusive deal between the two. It means the 30 million songs in the Spotify catalog will soon be available to PlayStation 3 and 4 gamers as the service — dubbed PlayStation […]

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Tech companies are the most sought-after places to work, according to a new report from LinkedIn. Google is the most No. 1 employer of choice across the globe, followed by Apple in second place, Microsoft in fourth and Facebook in fifth, the World’s 100 Most InDemand Employers: 2014 report has revealed. Also making the top […]

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It is should be a merry Christmas for Facebook sellers this season, a new study has found. Forty-nine percent of Facebook sellers expect their holiday sales to increase from last year, according to a study by Payvment. Only 13 percent expect a drop in sales. “Facebook sellers are continuing to invest in promoting their storefronts […]

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