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Tim Cook says Google wasn't committed to Motorola

In a new interview with <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked for his thoughts on Google's pending sale of Motorola to Lenovo. "I wasn't surprised," Cook said, calling the deal "a logical transaction." Cook pointed out that Motorola was a financial disaster for Google — a point many …

IBM says it’s king of cloud. Amazon, I’m guessing, would beg to differ

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Credit: Flicker: Andyz<p>Cloud reporters got a pitch from IBM(s ibm) the morning after Amazon’s fourth quarter earnings …

Microsoft CEO Search Shifts To Insider More Likely To 'Tweak' Than Transform

When Steve Ballmer announced he was stepping out as MicrosoftCEO in August, industry watchers said the world’s largest software maker needed an outsider to step in and shake things up at a company trying to transform itself into a devices and services company.<p>What a difference five months …

Bill Gates may work on future products at Microsoft

Microsoft is expected to name Satya Nadella as its new CEO in the coming days, but attention is shifting towards Bill Gates’ role at the software company. <i>Bloomberg News</i> reported on Friday that the Microsoft board is considering replacing founder Bill Gates as the company’s chairman. Gates took a …

Facebook Estimates Between 5.5% and 11.2% of Accounts are Fake

Last week, during its fourth-quarter earnings report, Facebook revealed it had 1.23 billion monthly active users, 757 million daily active users, 945 million monthly active mobile users, and 556 million daily active mobile users. In its 10-K filing published on the weekend, the company estimated …

Facebook at 10: Zuckerberg hails 'incredible journey'

From Harvard dorm room to 1.2 billion users, Facebook has come a long way in ten years<p>Tomorrow marks 10 years since Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook from his dorm room at Harvard University. Since then, the site has grown to become a global service with more 1.2 billion monthly active users.<p>“It's …

Samsung, Google sign broad patent cross-licensing deal

Samsung and Google have signed a sweeping deal to license their patent portfolios to each other, covering both existing intellectual property in addition to patents filed over the next ten years. United under Android, the two companies haven't really been seen as litigation threats to one another — …

Google to buy artificial intelligence company DeepMind | News Home | Reuters

(Reuters) - Google Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire privately held artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies Ltd.<p>A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in Toronto September 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren<p>Technology news website Re/code, which reported …

Artificial Intelligence

San Francisco's guerrilla protest at Google buses swells into revolt

Google's corporate mantra may be to do no evil, but to a determined band of activists in San Francisco the company could just be the devil incarnate.<p>Corporate buses that Google and other tech companies lay on to ferry their workers from the city to Silicon Valley, 30 or 40 miles to the south, are …

Google will rank ISPs based on YouTube performance

Soon, YouTube viewers might have a better idea why their videos take so long to load. Google will launch its Video Quality Report next week, a service which will rank internet service providers based on the quality of YouTube video playback. It will first be available for Canadian users, but …

Gmail And Google+ Go Down Across The World, Service Returns After Roughly 50 Minutes

<b>Update 2:</b> As of 2:52 service seems to be restored and reliable on both Gmail and Google+ for most of those affected.<p><b>Update:</b> Users are now reporting that Gmail service at least is back for some, though recurring outages and slowness are also being reported. At this stage it appears that some have …

This Apple iWatch Concept Design Is Simply Incredible

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Everyone's hearts go aflutter at iWatch rumors, the supposed wearable wrist computer that Apple could launch as early as this year.<p>A designer named Todd Hamilton took a stab not only at what the still-speculative watch might look like, but how it …

Apps

Google ad patent would offer e-shoppers a free taxi to stores

Brick-and-mortar retailers might one day be able to serve up high-tech Web ads that do the math and potentially offer big-ticket shoppers free rides to their stores.<p>At Google they try to think of everything.<p>The principle behind this is that if they think of everything, there's a chance they can …

eCommerce

Microsoft: documents were stolen during recent employee email hack

Microsoft has revealed this week that documents "associated with law enforcement inquiries" were stolen during recent attacks on employee email accounts. The software giant has been the subject of a recent campaign by the Syrian Electronic Army to compromise Microsoft email and social media …

Google patents ads that offer a free ride to your next shopping spree

Having items shipped to our door when we order them -- or even before -- is nice, but a new Google patent flips things around and offers potential buyers an immediate trip to the store. Apparently, Mountain View's toying with the idea of arranging transportation for customers who want to visit its …

Eric Schmidt says encryption will help Google crack Chinese censorship and stop the NSA

Eric Schmidt thinks encryption is the answer to many of the internet's problems. Google's executive chairman said last November that "encrypting everything" could "end government censorship in a decade." Now Schmidt says that in that same decade, encryption could "open up countries with strict …

Microsoft says (what else?) that its cloud biz is growing

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Adoption of Microsoft’s cloud software is growing like gangbusters, at least according to Microsoft execs on the company’s …

Apple’s computers for everyone are 30 years old. Look at how far they’ve come

On January 22, 1984, Apple aired an ad promising that personal computing would save us from a totalitarian future. While it’s debatable if they actually saved us from a dystopia, they’ve certainly made good on their promise to bring computers to the masses. To show how far the company has come, …

iPhone

Associated Press News

It Is Now Possible To 3-D Print Your Unborn Fetus

Forget grainy black and white ultrasounds. The newest baby accessory is a 3-D doll of your fetus.<p>So you dropped some cash and upgraded to a 4-D ultrasound, and now you’re thinking to yourself, “Well I’ve already had my unborn baby’s glamour shots captured in every dimension known to man. Now how …

Pregnancy

Designers Delay Duck’s Death With 3D-Printed Limb

In the future, no duck will have to die because of missing legs. In fact, they will live forever if us nerds have anything to say about it. To wit: a designer named Terence Loring in Sicamous, British Columbia is busy building a fancy leg for a duckling named Dudley who, and this is true, lost his …

JILA Stronium Atomic Clock Will Lose 1 Second Every 5 Billion Years

Scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have created the worlds most accurate clock, the JILA Stronium Atomic Clock.<p>The JILA Stronium …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Press Images Leaked

Look what we have here, some unofficial press renders of the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, which is expected to be a trimmed down version of …

More Evidence Emerge About Samsung Galaxy S5 Launch

We come across a new rumor every day when it comes to Samsung Galaxy S5. Not too long ago, a Russian journalist who goes by the name of Eldar …

Intergalactic Snacking: 3D Spaceship Cookie Cutters

Make an out of this world snack with these 3D Spaceship Cookie Cutters. As with the 3D Dinosaur Cookie Cutters, each one allows you cut all the parts …

New Robot Rene Designed To Diagnose And Treat

Autism - a disorder characterized by repetitive behavior and impaired social skills - received its first official diagnosis back in 1938. Since then, …

Google's Next Big Battle: A Conversation With Ad Chief Susan Wojcicki

Straightforward and unflashy, Susan Wojcicki doesn’t come off like the most powerful woman in advertising that Forbes and others have labeled her. When we meet outside her office at the Googleplex in Mountain View, she’s dressed in jeans and a simple maroon top and speaks with an almost …