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Bilderberg 2013 delegates arrive in blacked-out cars for secretive summit

Delegates for a private conference of top politicians and businesspeople from around the world have started to arrive at a luxury country …

WWDC 2013 Rumor Roundup: iOS 7, OS X 10.9, iRadio, and New Macs

With Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicking off next Monday, June 10 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time with a keynote address, it's time for a roundup of rumors about what we might see at the event.<p>In announcing the conference back in late April, Apple unsurprisingly revealed that it …

IBM's Watson Now A Customer Service Agent, Coming To Smartphones Soon

IBM’s question-answering Watson supercomputer is building quite the résumé. First it won a much-publicized showdown against the two greatest Jeopardy! champions of all time, then it went to medical school and emerged as a budding oncologist. Now Watson has a new job–as a customer-service agent with …

Mark Zuckerberg joins the $1 salary club

Facebook confirmed in a filing that Mark Zuckerberg, the social network’s founder and CEO, is making a salary of $1 this year and foregoing any bonuses, as well.<p>But he’s not exactly taking a vow of poverty. When Facebook went public last year, Zuckerberg exercised 60 million stock options, then …

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McDonald's Is Counting On Three New Menu Items To Get Cash-Strapped Americans Back In Restaurants

The fast food giant recently revealed that sales are down 1.2% from a year earlier.<p>The reason for this decline is simple: many American consumers are too worried about money to even splurge on a Big Mac.<p>McDonald's CEO Don Thompson named three new products that he hopes will lure customers back to …

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Google On Earnings: Our Future Lies in Hardware Too

Google’s earnings have provoked mixed reactions in the major news media - Google’s core search business is under threat, said the New York Times, blow-out sales increase CNET told its readers – but one inescapable conclusion is that times are tougher when users switch from desktop to …

What the Hell Is Google Fiber, Anyway?

If you've actually made it to today without hearing the phrase "<b>Google Fiber</b>," congratulations: You are likely the only one.<p>The name has been on the …

It's Official

With giddy anticipation posted to national tech blogs, local outlets citing "unnamed sources," and Google themselves appearing to jump the gun, …

Facebook Adds Feelings and Actions: This Week in Social Media

Shares 3K<p>Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.<p>To help you <b>stay up to date with social media</b>, here are some of the news …

How to Increase Sales and Build Brand with Google Remarketing

Let’s say a potential buyer visited your site but somehow the deal bounced without a purchase or filling inquiry form. How will you induce that …