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Chrome Is Now More Popular Than Internet Explorer

Google Chrome has edged out Microsoft's Internet Explorer in the ongoing battle of the browsers, according to Adobe Digital Report (ADI) data.<p>The …

Lenovo overtakes Apple in US PC sales for the first time

Apple has rightly made a big deal of the fact that its Mac sales have continued to grow, in spite of a contracting PC market. But Cupertino certainly isn't alone in having figured out how to win at desktops and laptops: Lenovo has just reported big gains in its full-year revenue and profits, and it …

Eat That, Apple: Study Says Google Is Now the World's Most Valuable Brand

Google and Apple have been fighting for the title of the world's most valuable brand for years now, but last year Apple has been dominating the lists …

Zuck Says Ads Aren’t The Way To Monetize Messaging, WhatsApp Will Prioritize Growth Not Subscriptions

Facebook won’t be throwing its advertising weight behind its new acquisition WhatsApp like it did with Instagram. But WhatsApp also won’t be focusing on rolling out the $1 a year subscription fee it currently charges in some countries. Instead, with the financial security Facebook brings, it will …

Facebook buys WhatsApp for £11.4bn or $19bn. To put that into perspective Microsoft spent just £4.6bn buying Nokia... http://bit.ly/1gjPtpx

Flappy Bird collects $50K per day in ad revenue

Mobile game <i>Flappy Bird</i> pulls in an average of $50,000 per day in revenue generated from in-app ads, creator Dong Nguyen told The Verge.<p><i>Flappy Bird</i>, known for its minimalistic yet challenging controls, has been downloaded 50 million times since it launched for iOS last September and for Android last …

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Android 4.x now on 78.6% of active devices, KitKat still under 2%

Jelly Bean pushes over the 60% mark while ICS dips<p>Google has just released its monthly report on active Android devices and their platform version …

Microsoft names Satya Nadella as new CEO

Microsoft's long search for a new boss is over: The company's board of directors has named Satya Nadella its new CEO, effective immediately, which means that current CEO Steve Ballmer is retiring early.<p>The announcement confirms recent reports indicating that Microsoft was set to promote Nadella to …

New Microsoft CEO says company needs to focus on and “reimagine” the mobile world

Microsoft has named its third CEO, with Satya Nadella taking the reins from Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates before him. Gates is staying on as …

Google search bug floods random man's Hotmail account with 10,000 emails a day

Blank missives are arriving at a rate of roughly 500 per hour<p>Starting yesterday afternoon, the Hotmail account of California resident David Peck suddenly became a lot more popular. It's the result of a bug in Google search, which <i>The Verge</i> was able to reproduce. Search for "gmail" and the first …

Valve joins the Linux Foundation

Valve is now part of the Linux Foundation, according to a press release published today on the organization's website.<p>The Linux Foundation was created to support companies and individuals who use and develop for the open source operating system. The Foundation, which employs Linux creator Linus …

Steam hits 7.2 million users

There is no doubt that Steam is a popular gaming service now. On Sunday, Steam logged a record breaking number of concurrent users, beating its …

Android and Windows Phone make huge third quarter gains as BlackBerry crumbles, IDC reports

We know BlackBerry is a withering mobile brand, but how fast is it crumbling, and who is gaining from its demise? IDC's latest quarterly numbers yield some answers, showing that Android continues to solidify its dominant lead in the smartphone market, crossing the 80 percent threshold to hit a …

So about 1 year ago I bought $1,500 or so worth of Bitcoin.. and forgot my wallet password. It hit me this morning. And boy did it me.

759<p>Posted by<p>u/JasonBored<p>4 years ago<p>Archived<p>A year or so ago when bitcoin was not mainstream at all, I had some spare cash lying around from my tax …

Middle Earth comes to life in epic Chrome experiment

We're go out on a limb here and say that the Venn diagram of Engadget fans and Tolkien fans looks something like this. So, we figure you'll probably want to hear about a brand new Chrome experiment that brings various parts of Middle Earth to life, including the Trollshaw and Dol Guldur. It starts …

Where is the next generation of coders?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1026000/1026620_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532480711_f595b73f911b6bfbe11f5ab90a933931<p><b>These days coders are as in demand as supermodels were in the 1980s.</b><p>From banks to hospitals to local government, everyone wants a techie on their …

Microsoft Unifies Windows And Windows Phone Developer Programs, Lowers Registration Fees

Microsoft announced today that it is bringing together its Windows and Windows Phone developer programs. The commingling of both groups is a move by Microsoft to encourage developers to build for more than one of its supported device classes. It also represents another step in Microsoft’s effort to …

Android tops 81 percent of smartphone market share in Q3

Now that we know what smartphone market share looked like in the third quarter when broken down by manufacturer, it's time to compare performance by platform. As you'd imagine, the world is still Android's oyster. Strategy Analytics estimates that the OS has crossed the symbolic 80 percent mark, …

Here's what you need to know about Android 4.4 KitKat - http://tcrn.ch/1aWMsHW

The 10 Companies That Own the Internet

Roughly one of every seven people on the planet visited a Google web property in July. Google sites received 1.2 billion unique visitors in that …

Raspberry Pi Microcomputer Racks Up 1.75M Global Sales, 1M Of Which Were Made In U.K.

The Raspberry Pi microcomputer, which costs as little as $25/$35 and has helped fledge many a DIY hardware project, has racked up worldwide sales of 1.75 million, its U.K.-based creator, The Raspberry Pi Foundation, said today. The first Pis went on sale in March 2012, with its U.K. makers …

ITU: 6.8B Mobile Subs By End Of 2013, Nearly As Many People As There Are On Earth; 2.7B Internet Connections

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN agency that oversees IT and communications development, today released its latest annual report charting how well we are doing as a planet in getting everyone connected. Mobile is the topline success story: the ITU projects that by the end of …

Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code | WIRED

In the past five years, however, a number of groundbreaking projects have begun to prove that consensus wrong. Besides Gibson’s tic-tac-toe and graph …

PS4 to outsell Xbox One in run up to Christmas

Sony's Playstation 4 console is set to outsell Microsoft's Xbox One this holiday season, according to a new report.<p>The PS4 will hit store shelves in Europe on 29 November for £349, while Microsoft's Xbox One launches on 22 November for £429. Although it is £80 more expensive, Microsoft's option …

Skype Will Finally Start Syncing Chat Messages Across Devices

If you use Skype on your phone and desktop, you know how annoying its inability to effectively keep your chat message status in sync between different machines can be. After you start Skype on your phone, for example, it downloads and alerts you of all of the sometimes hundreds of messages you’ve …

Why Did Apple Buy Cue? Because Google Now Eats Siri’s Lunch

Apple has acquired the ‘smart assistant’ company Cue, for over $40M. Why? Because Google is absolutely murdering Apple when it comes to the utility of Google Now.<p>Apple is likely to use the acquisition, or its talent, to bolster the offerings of its Today section with additional signals curated from …

Apple Becomes The World’s Most Valuable Brand

According to a recent report by Interbrand, Apple has taken the top spot for the world’s most valuable brand, Coca-Cola has previously been in the …

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