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Microsoft CEO Says He Was 'Completely Wrong' to Suggest Women Shouldn't Ask for Raises

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a new interview that he was “completely wrong” to suggest it’s “good karma” for women to wait for a raise instead …

Satya Nadella

Facebook Asks DEA Not to Make Fake Profiles

Be careful who you poke.<p>While certainly not the first time someone online has misrepresented their identity, the Drug Enforcement Agency may have …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Shows Why Azure Is A Serious Threat To Amazon And Google

At a press event held in San Francisco, Nadella gave a bunch of figures that show Azure's rapidly growing business. He said more than 80% of Fortune 500 companies used Azure, resulting in a revenue run rate of nearly $4.4 billion.<p>Although the revenue run rate is not the actual sales amount — but …

Microsoft Azure

BlackBerry's Comeback Plan Is Bearing Fruit — So Far

For Järn Harry, his BlackBerry Z10 has one killer feature that iPhones just can't match: a blinking red light.<p>"I look at the iPhone, and I don't know …

Pokemon teams up with manga horror legend Junji Ito to ruin your childhood

One of the world's finest creators of comic book horror has teamed up with The Pokemon Company for a special "scary" collaboration.<p>Pokemon, on the surface, seem fun and colourful and a bit of light fun. Once you start reading the Pokedex in any great detail, though, things can get a little …

Pokémon

Microsoft Xbox One Digital TV Tuner Now on Sale in Europe

Back in August, we revealed that Microsoft was launching a digital TV tuner in Europe, so that Xbox One owners could use their console to access and control live TV. Well, this is now available to buy, costing £24.99 in the UK or €29.99 in France, Germany, Italy and Spain.<p>With the USB device, you …

Internet.org Offers $1M Prize For Apps That Make People In India Want The Web

“A recent survey that we did shows that 69% of people in India who are not connected, if you ask them why they’re not connected, what they say is that they don’t know why the Internet would useful for them”, Mark Zuckerberg explained today at the Internet.org summit in New Delhi. That’s why …

Samsung brutally trolls Apple, predicts the iPhone 7 will be a Galaxy Note 4 clone

Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 4 TV commercial may be iPhone-free, as the South Korean giant focuses on repeating the word “Note” over and over rather …

If You Buy An 'iPhone 6,' Expect Your Phone Bill To Go Up

Apple hasn't revealed any details about the so-called iPhone 6 yet, but here's something that doesn't need confirmation from Cupertino: If you buy the next iPhone, you're going to gobble a whole lot more data. And in a world where unlimited data plans are increasingly scarce, that may mean bigger …

Apple's iWatch Pegged for 2015 Debut in Two Sizes With 8 GB Storage, Multiple Material Options

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a research note today with updated information on Apple's rumored iWatch wearable device. Echoing earlier reports, Kuo believes Apple will unveil the iWatch at its upcoming September event, with sales starting in 2015. This early announcement would …

Hands On: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

Samsung recently unveiled two new Galaxy Note phones, one that’s a by-the-book upgrade to last year’s Note 3, and one that does something innovative …

Gear & Gadgets

Feds nail Google for ‘family fraud;’ fine the company $19 million

A drop in the bucket. But it’s a start.<p>The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hit Mountain View-based Google with a $19 million fine for unfairly billing children — yes kids — for millions in unauthorized credit card charges from the tech titans Google Play app store.<p>The children, many of them …

Why Dyson's robot vacuum took 16 years, and why it's headed to Japan first

Dyson almost launched a robot vacuum. Back in 2001, after three years in development. Its first effort, shown to the British public in London looked nothing (and we mean nothing) like the eventual 360 Eye unveiled today. Sixteen years is a long time in tech. The DC06, as it was called, never made …

FCC Chairman Says All the Right Things, But Critics Remain Suspicious

Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler gave an impassioned speech Thursday, saying it’s “intolerable” that 75% of Americans have no choice …

Net Neutrality

Apple Is Reportedly Getting A Sweet Deal From Big Banks As It Pushes Into Mobile Payments

According to the report, Apple has reached agreements with companies including American Express, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Capital One, and Bank of America.<p>Apple's platform will get what's called "card present" transaction rates, which is the same rate as when a customer swipes a card at the …

FinTech

Most smartphone users download zero apps per month

Mobile apps have skyrocketed in popularity and utility since Apple introduced the iPhone App Store in the summer of 2008. Apps now represent 52% of time spent with digital media in the US, according to comScore, up from 40% in early 2013. Apple boasted 75 <i>billion</i> all-time App Store downloads at its …

Apps

Coin delays product launch until spring 2015 as questions remain

The startup behind a smart electronic device that stores credit and debit cards will offer a beta program for 10,000 customers.<p>Coin, the makers of an electronic device that works like a credit and debit card by storing information on all on your cards, is taking a pause.<p>On Friday, the startup said …

Customers

Twitter Is Working With Payments Startup Stripe on Its Commerce Initiative

While Stripe is believed to be Twitter's only payments partner, it's not clear whether that will remain the case.<p>Twitter’s long-awaited plan to let its users make purchases right from a tweet is nearing, and payments startup Stripe will have a role in the business, multiple industry sources tell</b> …

He Caught All 719 Pokémon

Gotta catch ‘em all! Matthew Sullivan did just that: he caught all 719 Pokémon, a project that started in his childhood and became an obsession as he …