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How 21 Big Tech Companies Got Their Names

Tech company names<p>The expression ‘what’s in a name’ – or the slightly more poetic ‘a rose by any other name’ – means, essentially, that a name doesn’t matter. It suggests that it’s the attributes of a person or object that will dictate what it truly is and how it is seen by the world.<p>However, in …

Andreessen and eBay hit back at Icahn's Criticisms over Skype Deal

Marc Andreessen, board director of eBay and co-founder of VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, today defended what he described as “false and misleading” accusations over his involvement with Skype and companies that compete with eBay.<p>Carl Icahn, who owns a small percentage of eBay shares, has published a …

Why Traffic To These Google Alternatives Is Soaring

What you look for on the Internet reveals a lot about you, which is why a growing number of people are turning to services that do not track their searches and offer greater privacy protections than Google.<p>“The consciousness is only slowly building on the dangers,” says Robert Beens, CEO of Dutch …

The Past, Present and Future of Crowdfunding

If you’ve been following digital trends over the past few years, you’ll probably be aware of the hockey stick-growth of crowdfunding as a ‘thing’. It’s everywhere.<p>From smartwaches and ad campaigns, to mobile phones and Google Glass apps, seemingly every industry has taken to the Web’s myriad of …

What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations

Helloooooo China!<p>The Internet we each see every day is an infinitesimally tiny sliver of the whole—the parts we have curated for ourselves, the parts our network of friends and family sends to us, and the sites that we have made parts of our routines.<p>But beyond this micro-level editing, there are …

A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

The iPhone 5S announcement this week was punctuated with a lot of specs and buzzwords. Much of it centered around the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the 64-bit processor. But the most intriguing to me was the camera advancements.<p>Apple has been putting a major focus on the camera in the iPhone …

Apple confirms Apple Store iPhone trade-in program has launched today

In line with our reports from earlier this week, Apple has announced that its Apple Store iPhone trade-in-program has launched today. The confirmation comes by way of comment to CNBC.<p>The trade-in-program is officially called the “iPhone Reuse and Recycling Program” and it is available in Apple …

Apple Needs To Regain Command Of Smartphone Buzz

It has been well documented that Android has captured about 80% of the smartphone market while Apple’s share has dropped to 14% per Gartner’s June quarter survey down from 21% in the December quarter and 18% in the March quarter. Microsoft’s Windows came in third place for the first time displacing …

Google confirms Android flaw that led to Bitcoin theft

While the tech giant explains the cause of the vulnerability that left Bitcoin digital wallets susceptible, Symantec researchers warn that hundreds of thousands of apps are at risk of similar attacks.<p>Google has confirmed a flaw in Android's operating system, which could make Bitcoin digital wallets …

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Facebook to Test Its Own PayPal Competitor in Bid to Simplify Mobile Purchases

Facebook plans to test a new payments product that would allow online shoppers to make purchases on mobile apps using their Facebook login …

Samsung's flexible display contest offers cash for device ideas, business plans

Samsung's been so busy getting its flexible displays (aka "Youm") consumer-ready, it's now got no clue what to <i>actually</i> do with them. As such, it's decided to pay others to be idea-men, launching the "Flexible Future Business Plan Competition" in the US. Starting August 29th and running to October …

Moto X review

It’s difficult and perhaps dangerous to make a <i>big deal</i> out of a smartphone these days. Can one phone change an industry? Save a company? Create a market? Perhaps that was true in the days just following the original iPhone, but times have most certainly changed. Smartphones are the norm now. No …

10 Gorgeous Stained Glass Ideas for Your Home

We know, we know. The first thing you think of when you see “stained glass” is probably a church, and you’re probably wondering what this might have to do with your home. Well, the art of playing with light is definitely one that historic structures the world over have mastered, but you can also …

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