Barry DeDominicis

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Here's what Russian intervention in Syria means for oil

Notably, many of the geopolitical players directly and indirectly involved in the Syria conflict also happen to be the world's leading oil producers.<p>Accordingly, it's worth considering what Russia's intervention in the Syrian civil war means for energy producers and for global oil prices.<p>In a …

French-Algerian billionaire's son 'humiliated' at Ben-Gurion, igniting diplomatic incident

Israel's ambassador to France, Aliza Ben-Nun, and her deputy, Mark Atali, met with the businessman, who has asked that his identity not be revealed.<p>><br>• ><p>…

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Galaxy S5 fans, here is why the S3 was more important (video)

With invites for Samsung's 'Unpacked' event sent out, we're likely only a few weeks away from getting our first official look at Samsung's long-awaited Galaxy S5. But Samsung wouldn't have got this far without the Galaxy S3 -- a true turning point for the South Korean tech giant. Press Play on the …

The US is switching from credit card signatures to PINs, but banks need to get on board

US banks and merchants may finally shift to a more secure way of authorizing credit card transactions in which customers will enter a personal identification number (PIN) at checkout instead of signing a receipt.<p>The US is the last major market in the world using the signature system, which is part …

Shazam Revamps iPhone App In Hope Of Increasing Engagement

Shazam’s iPhone app is getting an overhaul, starting with a release that puts a larger focus on TV results, music videos and lyrics, the company is announcing today. The update is the first of what Shazam describes as “a larger refresh of the app,” which is expected to roll out over the month ahead.<p>…

Arizona Won Apple's Sapphire Plant with Tax Breaks, Energy Infrastructure, and Responsiveness

A new report from <i>Bloomberg</i> takes a look at how Mesa, Arizona was able to secure its deal with Apple to bring the company's new sapphire manufacturing plant to the city. That facility is set to begin operation this month with production at a scale massive enough to support a shift to sapphire …

Bolt for Android offers free calling without messing up your routine

Could this be the iMessage of calling?<p>Free calling apps, such as Viber, Skype, and others, are quite common, but they all suffer from the same fatal flaw: they require you to remember to use their special apps when you’re calling someone on their networks and use the standard phone app when you’re …

Analyst reveals that Microsoft earns $1.6 billion a year from Android

<i>ZDNet</i> has managed to get its hands on an interesting report from Nomura, a financial services company, which shows that Google’s Android is proving to be a major breadwinner for Microsoft.<p>Due to licensing agreements between the two technology giants, Microsoft netted $1.6 billion from Android over …

Shazam's new iPhone app gives you faster access to lyrics and music videos

If you're like us, you usually stop using Shazam as soon as you've identifed that catchy tune -- while the software has a lot of features under the hood, they haven't been easy to find. That's why the company is rolling out the first phase of an iPhone app redesign. Its new song interface …

eBay Founder’s News Site, The Intercept, Launches With NSA Revelations

eBay founder Pierre Omidyar revealed the first publication in his new media organization, First Look Media. “The Intercept” launched last night with revelations about the National Security Agency which had apparently been using the bulk collection of phone records to target terrorists with …

The 16 Most Interesting Things To Come Out Of Bill Gates' Reddit AMA

Everything from the name of Warren Buffett's plane to what kind of computer he uses. He replied to an "ask me anything" thread for a few hours today.<p>When Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates speaks, people tend to listen — more so these days as he is taking an increasingly …

Intel's new low-power graphics could boost battery life in your next laptop

Graphics hardware can rapidly drain a laptop's battery -- there's a good reason why many Ultrabooks ship with nothing more than basic integrated video. If Intel brings a new low-power graphics core to market, though, high-performance visuals and long battery life won't be mutually exclusive …

Microsoft May Dole Out More Free Storage To Users In OneDrive Rebrand

Microsoft will soon rebrand its SkyDrive cloud storage service OneDrive. The OneDrive splash page currently reads “Coming Soon.”<p>It now appears that there is more to the coming OneDrive rollout than a simple name change. According to leaked screenshots posted by LiveSide, Microsoft will roll out a …