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Nadella outran better-known candidates for Microsoft CEO

<b>New York/Seattle:</b> The race to determine the next head of Microsoft Corp looks to have ended where it began, with the software giant poised to take …

In India, would-be Microsoft CEO showed inquisitive streak

<b>Mumbai:</b> In his university days in India, Satya Nadella, likely the next chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp , was a relentless questioner.<p>"When …

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For Real-Time Super Bowl Marketing, Brands Chose Twitter Over Facebook

Facebook has been working hard to convince users and advertisers that it’s a venue for real-time conversations, not just a place for talking about something before and after the fact.On the evidence from Super Bowl Sunday, it still has quite a ways to go before it catches up with Twitter as a live …

FiftyThree Asks Facebook to Change the Name of its Paper iPhone App

Oh dear. FiftyThree isn’t happy with Facebook’s decision to brand its new iPhone app ‘Paper‘. The company has an app of its own that uses the same name – it’s a well-known app for drawing on your iPad – and has picked up numerous awards since its initial release in March 2012.<p>In a blog post, …

Microsoft Resumes its Chromebook Bashing

Microsoft won plenty of acclaim for its Super Bowl ad — ‘Empowering’ — but now it’s back to the business of bashing Google in its latest advert, which takes a swipe at Chromebooks that “have to be connected to the Internet to get much done.” The ad went out during ‘New Girl,’ which ran just after …

Apple reportedly testing wireless and solar charging for iWatch

Undoubtedly, one of the biggest problems wearable gadgets face is the sad state of battery technology today.<p>So it’s not a huge surprise to hear that Apple is exploring ways to get around aging battery technology for its oft-rumored smartwatch project — in particular, wireless inductive charging and …

Tech Companies Release Details On Surveillance Data

Facebook, Microsoft, Google and LinkedIn released updated details on the number of times the U.S. government asked the companies to turn over information about its users.<p>If you remember, the tech companies filed suit against the U.S., claiming that the government was violating their right to free …

On-demand-car service Uber reaches Chennai

The global on-demand-car service innovator Uber that has shaken up taxi markets worldwide has had a soft launch in Chennai recently.<p>They have been …

Don’t worry, Apple’s not killing off the iPod yet

When Apple reported its Q1 2014 earnings results this week, it couldn’t deny the fact that, as Tim Cook put it, “iPod is a declining business.” That’s because Apple’s results showed it only sold a little over 6 million iPods in the holiday quarter— about half of what it sold the same time the year …

Yahoo Mail resets user passwords after discovering an attempted breach

A bad month for Yahoo Mail just got worse. The company said today that it has detected "a coordinated effort" to hack into Yahoo Mail accounts, and reset passwords for the accounts that are affected. A spokeswoman declined to say how many accounts were affected, and said the company is working with …

With Paper, Facebook Stops Trying To Be Everything For Everyone

Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow Facebookers hope to Paper over the problems of its primary app with a new, content-sharing, stand-alone app. Will Paper perform like Facebook Messenger or like Poke?<p>This is no Paper tiger. Whether Facebook’s new stand-alone take on a news feed app flops or takes off, …

Facebook is launching its own 'retweet' button

Under the surface of Paper — Facebook's new mobile app that's half news feed, half news reader — lies an important new feature that works just like Twitter's well-known "retweet." At the bottom of any post inside Paper, you can tap an arrow symbol to bring up a Share dialog and then tap Reshare to …

Svbtle’s Blogging Platform Is Now Open to Anyone

Svbtle has announced that anyone can now sign up for its blogging platform. The minimalist publishing tool temporarily opened up for new users earlier this month as a test, but this time around, it should be for good.<p>Svbtle has, in our opinion, the “slickest user experience” of any blogging …

Google Issues Subtle Warning To Affiliates That Have "Thin-Content"

Google’s Chris Nelson of the search quality team issued a warning on the Google Webmaster Blog to affiliates who produce thin-content. He said that …

Apple confirms deal for 3D sensing company PrimeSense

A week after reports began circulating that Apple had purchased PrimeSense, Apple has confirmed the acquisition of the 3D sensing company behind Microsoft's Kinect sensor.<p>Apple spokesperson Kristin Huguet on Sunday confirmed for CNET the deal's closure, which had been reported by AllThingsD. …

Learn how Internet companies are turning to clean power

Internet giants are increasingly turning to clean energy to help power their data centers. Data centers are power hungry, there’s more and more of …

Meet the first company cashing in on its Google Glass app

The Fancy lets users shop what they see<p>The exciting promise of Google Glass was that it would be a wearable technology allowing users to merge the physical and digital worlds, to craft a layer of information on top of what the user was seeing around them. So far, however, most of the apps on the …

Tizen news roundup: Samsung’s NX300M camera runs on Tizen with phones and TV to follow, Nokia signs on for maps

If you’re curious to get your hands on a Tizen-powered device, you might be surprised to learn that more than one is already available. At this …

Ericsson: Global smartphone penetration will reach 60% in 2019

In 2019 there will be 9.4 billion mobile subscriptions around the world, and 5.6 billion of them, or 60 percent, will be linked to a smartphone, …

Amazon forges new deal with USPS to deliver packages on Sundays

It wasn’t long ago that the United States Postal Service (USPS) was lobbying Congress to allow it to stop delivering packages on weekends due to budgetary constraints. That equation, however, lacked Amazon.<p>Under a new deal with online retail giant Amazon announced today, the USPS will now be …

Apple Reportedly Developing Large Curved Screen iPhones For Late 2014, Better Touchscreen Sensors

Apple is said to be working on two curved display iPhone models for the “second half of next year,” according to a source speaking to Bloomberg, with a likely release planned for the third quarter, as well as better touchscreen sensors that introduce fine pressure sensitivity for later devices to …