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Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can’t explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you <i>appear</i> to …

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Here's How Much Money Big Tech Companies Make In Just One Second

We all know the major tech companies have a ton of money. But just how much money do these companies bring in every day? How about every second?<p>WorldPayZinc is a website that visualizes this data, showing how their profits grow over time.<p>The above image shows how much they make in one second. In …

The Financial Times Rips Bill Ackman's New Deal Apart

But the deal between Bill Ackman and drug-maker Valeant to buy its competitor, Allergan, the maker of Botox, isn't normal. It's a choice between two ways the pharmaceutical business model can go.<p>The difference is clear in two deals announced this week, the deal between GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis, …

Sina Weibo Drops 'Sina' From Its Name Ahead Of US IPO

China’s Twitter-like microblogging platform Sina Weibo has just dropped ‘Sina’ from its name to become known only as ‘Weibo,’ as it aptly announced via Weibo today. The logo on the service’s homepage has also been changed to reflect the switch in name.<p>Weibo means “microblog” in Chinese. This move …

Microsoft Office hits number one spot in Apple’s App Store after just 12 hours

Following two years of rumors, Microsoft finally launched its Office suite of apps on the iPad today. And despite how frustrating it was to wait, it looks like iPad users aren’t bothered at all. The freemium app is now ranked number one in Apple’s App Store among free iPad apps — less than 12 hours …

One-Third Of iPhone Users Would Shell Out $100 For Bigger Display

Would you pay an extra $100 for an iPhone “phablet” with a larger display?<p>At least 33% of you would, according to new survey data published by Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt. The study suggests a third of U.S. iPhone users would be willing to pay an extra hundred bucks for an iPhone with a …

Mobile Technology

Instagram Passes Twitter on US Smartphone Users

In a new report that will make painful reading for those at Twitter, E-Marketer claims that Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo app, now has more smartphone-based users in the US than Twitter.<p>According to the figures — reported by the Financial Times — Instagram has 35 million US mobile users, …

Samsung 'Very Puzzled' as Galaxy S5 Launches Early in Korea

As of today, Samsung Galaxy S5 is available with South Korea's largest mobile carrier, SK Telecom. The problem with that is that Samsung had not …

Instagram reaches 200 million users, more than 20 billion photos

Photo-sharing social network Instagram announced this week that it now has 200 million monthly active users.<p>The milestone is an indicator for healthy user growth on the service, which Facebook purchased for $1 billion nearly two years ago.<p>Instagram said it reached 100 million users in February …

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CHART: Samsung Is Catching Up To Apple In Smartphone Loyalty

iPhone users are notably devoted to Apple, with few making the switch to other handset-makers when they upgrade. But now Samsung users are catching up in terms of brand loyalty.<p>Roughly three out of four existing iPhone users in the U.S., U.K, and Australia who upgraded last year chose to upgrade to …

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