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Twitter Acquires Over 900 IBM Patents Following Infringement Claim, Enters Cross-Licensing Agreement

Twitter announced today that it has acquired over 900 patents from IBM, and that it has entered into a cross-licensing agreement with the Internet services and software company. IBM had issued a complaint against Twitter previously for patent infringement, as reported in an S-1 filing ahead of the …

US phone companies to explore replacing all phone numbers with IP addresses

Voice-over-IP (VoIP) is nothing new, of course, but so far it's been regarded merely as an add-on to America's regular, analog-based copper and cellular voice networks -- networks that are currently maintained as a matter of legal requirement. The FCC isn't necessarily such a stickler for …

Amazon Prime Could See $20 To $40 Price Hike

Amazon Prime might be getting more expensive. The retailer revealed during its quarterly earnings conference call that it might jack up the price of the yearly subscription by up to 50%.<p>Prime currently costs $79 a year. It’s the best service a person could buy. Free two-day shipping on most …

Amazon profits jump but shares fall

Amazon said it earned $239m in the final three months of 2013, but still missed Wall Street estimates<p>Amazon's profit and revenue both grew in the latest quarter but its results fell below what Wall Street was expecting and shares of the world's biggest online retailer tumbled.<p>Amazon has long …

Project: Dark

<i>Move silently. Hide in shadows. Make theirs yours.</i><p><b>"Dark's intense focus on stealth, combining intricate maps with deeply specialized characters,</b> …

IG: Afghans Can’t Be Trusted

Giant Elephant Photobombs Oblivious Tourists in Africa

Home / PhotographyGiant Elephant Photobombs Oblivious Tourists in Africa<p>By on January 30, 2014<p>While taking a quick break on an animal preservation trip at Imire: Rhino and Wildlife Conservation in Zimbabwe, 24-year-old Marcus Sderlund managed to capture this incredible image of an elephant …

Wildlife

Physicists say energy can be teleported 'without a limit of distance'

A team of physicists has proposed a way of teleporting energy over long distances. The technique, which is purely theoretical at this point, takes …

Quantum Physics

13 Things The Cast Of "Game Of Thrones" Is Thinking In The New Season

I'm sooo looking forward to the new season.

61 Adorable Behind-The-Scenes Moments At Puppy Bowl X

Welcome to the Puppy Bowl, where the puppies are the stars and the kittens win our hearts.<p>All photos by Chelsea Marshall and Sami Main for Buzzfeed.

Why Are Check-Ins Dying?

<i>Answer by Jonathan Brill, Start-up specialist, on Quora,</i><p>The biggest thing is that the functionality has been built into Facebook, which has far more capability and exists as a suitable replacement. In addition,<p>I believe that check-ins never really caught on enough to achieve critical mass as a …

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• This premium Direct Trade flavored coffee is fresh roasted right after you order it; it's roasted on demand just for you<br>• 100% Specialty Grade Arabica …

'SwiftKey Note' Brings Contextual Word Suggestions and Autocorrect to iOS with Evernote Integration

Last week, an image was posted on Twitter by noted leaker @evleaks appearing to show a "SwiftKey Note" app for iOS from the company behind the popular alternative Android keyboard that ranked as the top-selling paid app on Google Play last year.<p>SwiftKey Note is indeed real and it launches today as …

PayPal feels the threat from Apple’s mobile payment plans, says it ‘wants to help’

PayPal is clearly feeling the threat posed by Apple’s plans to use Touch ID to facilitate payment for physical goods from other retailers: <i>re/code</i> is reporting that the company has offered to help.<p>PayPal is essentially willing to white label parts of its payment service to be used in an Apple mobile …

Barneys Is Counting on 17 Transgender Models for Its Spring Campaign

In a departure from its traditional spring marketing, luxury retailer Barneys is launching a campaign to raise awareness about transgender …

Thai red shirts leader says 'It's time to get rid of the elite'

As election day approaches in Thailand, supporters of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra vow to take to the barricades in her defence<p>Clad in a red beret, combat jacket and sunglasses, Ko Tee looks like a cliché of a 1970's revolutionary as he gathers with the angry activists under his command.<p>But …

Thailand

22 Things That Can Easily Ruin Any Man's Day

Peeing and shaving are harder than you might think.

Five things to watch out for in Obama’s NSA speech | Financial Times

On Friday, seven months after Edward Snowden began leaking documents about the National Security Agency, President Barack Obama will give a speech in …

Tiny Plastic Men Sketch - Arch-Enemies With Benefits

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GitHub buys Easel, picking up tech to design sites without coding

GitHub has built itself up into a popular service for housing all the code developers write, and now the company has fixed its gaze on web development where no code is involved at all. It just acquired a startup called Easel, which provides web-based software for designing websites, according to a …

“NSA gate” makes global expansion a sticky wicket for U.S. cloud providers …

It’s clear that American tech companies are pushing their respective cloud services abroad as fast as possible at a time when suspicion of American …

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

App developers see wearable devices as next big thing

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wearable computers like Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch may not have caught fire yet, but that hasn’t stopped mobile game developers from rushing to create apps for the new devices, eager to seize what they hope is the next big moment in consumer …

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

Military Spending

Procedurally sound: No Man's Sky and 10 other games reaching for infinite replayability

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>One of the standout trailers to emerge from the <i>VGX</i> awards was No Man’s Sky from developer Hello Games, the studio behind the racing-stunt series Joe Danger.<p>Not …