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Google overtakes Apple as world's most valuable brand

Google has usurped Apple as the most valuable brand in the world after three years at the top, according to a new survey<p><b>Google</b> has been named ahead of <b>Apple</b> as the world's most valuable brand, according to a new survey.<p>Apple's brand value fell by 20pc in the past year to just under $148bn (£88bn), …

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See global cyberthreats mapped in real time

Where does your country rank when it comes to malware infection rates? A cool-looking but scary interactive map from Kaspersky Lab has answers.<p>IT security vendor Kasperksy Lab has released a real-time interactive map of online malware threats, and it ain't pretty (well the brightly colored "War …

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What Does the Future of Bitcoin Look Like for E-Commerce?

<i>Garrett Heath is a technology storyteller with Rackspace.</i><p>The meteoric rise of Bitcoin’s value—from a low of $13 to upwards of $1000 in 2013—caused the general public to take notice of this cryptocurrency. Once relegated to tech circles, last year saw major economists discussing the digital …

Obama to meet with tech leaders again over surveillance

The president will meet Friday with tech leaders to discuss privacy, technology, and intelligence, Politico reports.<p>President Obama plans to meet with a select group of technology CEOs on Friday to discuss "issues of privacy, technology, and intelligence," a White House official told Politico.<p>A …

Surveillance

Leaked documents detail how and why NSA targets network admins

With the amount of NSA-related information that's been leaked to the press, one may wonder if the feds will have anything new to share whenever the agency's first transparency report releases. The latest info is that the NSA was targeting foreign network administrators to gain access to the …

New Jersey slaps MIT Bitcoin hackers with subpoena — and they’re fighting back

The MIT students behind Bitcoin mining program Tidbit won the “most innovative” award at a recent hackathon.<p>But they will soon face a ruling from another kind of judge: one employed by the state of New Jersey.<p>In early December, a few weeks after the hackathon, the New Jersey division of consumer …

This concept car uses its own reconnaissance drone to spot traffic jams

The idea of receiving traffic updates on your sat nav may suddenly seem tawdry next to this more futuristic alternative dreamed up by Renault: If you're driving along in its "KWID" concept car and you're worried about jams up ahead, you simply launch a quadrocopter drone from the car's roof, send …

Russia Says Bitcoin Should Be Avoided [Updated]

Russia doesn’t do things by halves — Bitcoin shouldn’t be used by individuals and legal entities according to a recent statement. If you have a Bitcoin wallet on your computer, the Government will be suspicious. The Central Bank of Russia reiterated that the official currency is the Ruble, and that …

Kilka tygodni z Samsungiem Galaxy Gear i już wiem, że muszę zrewidować swoje zdanie - recenzja Spider's Web

<b>-A co to? To taki zegarek z internetem? Pokaż!</b><p>Odpowiadam zwykle, że tak i demonstruję aparat, powiadomienia SMS i Facebooka, bo Facebook robi …

U.S. official: 'Specific' Sochi threats

WASHINGTON — A top U.S. counterterrorist official says there are “a number of specific threats” aimed at the Winter Olympics that start this week in Sochi, Russia — with the greatest danger coming from the Caucasus Emirate, which has threatened to attack the games.<p>Matthew Olsen, director of the …

A Blackmailer Acquires Popular Twitter Handle, Commits A Near-Perfect Crime

<i>Updated January 29 at 3:52 p.m. with comment from GoDaddy appended at end of post</i><p>Naoki Hiroshima, a developer of social apps like Echofon and Cocoyon, was used to people trying to steal his rare Twitter username, @N. He regularly received password reset instructions from people who were trying to …

Ameryka żegna się z Europą? Pretensje do sojuszników, najważniejsza Azja

31 stycznia 2014, 7:20<p>Wizyta w Polsce amerykańskiego sekretarza obrony Chucka Hagela jest pierwszą i być może ostatnią. Stany Zjednoczone, kończąc …

Mark Zuckerberg on why Facebook succeeded: 'We just cared more' - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Zuckerberg on Facebook’s success: We ‘cared more’<p>Play Video - 1:13<p>Play Video - 1:13<p>More video<p>1:20 Sponsored Content Now PlayingSecond April snowstorm set to hit Northeast as Midwest shivers<p>1:29 Sponsored Content Now PlayingTrump threatens China with …

Pebble Steel UK Review: Is This The Smartwatch of Your Dreams?

The Pebble Steel is the latest smartwatch to make the claim that it is (a) beautiful and (b) genuinely useful.<p>Arguably no smartwatch has managed both …

U.S. ‘Deeply Concerned' Over Press Freedom In China As New York Times Reporter Forced Out

NEW YORK –- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that the U.S is “deeply concerned” about the ability of foreign journalists to do their jobs in China, shortly after New York Times reporter Austin Ramzy was forced to leave the country over visa issues.<p>"Foreign journalists in China …

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, …

Edward Snowden responds to phone spying investigation, lays out hopes for reforms

A week after President Obama's speech on US surveillance policy, Edward Snowden says he believes there's hope for reforming the US intelligence system, but returning to see those changes would be "not possible" under current laws. Today, Snowden held a rare live question-and-answer session through …

US willing to hold talks with Edward Snowden, but only if he pleads guilty first

The US Justice Department says it will hold talks with Edward Snowden's lawyers, but only under one condition: the NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower must return home and plead guilty to the charges against him. Snowden is currently living under asylum in Russia to avoid charges of espionage after …

Sina Weibo just lost 28 million users to censorship and WeChat

China’s favorite social media network, Sina Weibo, is losing followers: the microblog’s user base fell 9% to 280.8 million, from 308.6 million the year before, according to a report (pdf, p.36 link in Chinese) by the government-backed China Internet Network Information Center. While Sina Weibo’s …

China

Here’s how you’ll browse Facebook in your car without running down pedestrians

Connected cars have a problem—most of the things that they are supposed to enable, like browsing Facebook while you roar down the autobahn—are illegal. And the ways they were supposed to enable this—for example, touch screens—are disliked by drivers, who still prefer good old-fashioned knobs. …

General Motors

Nomad ChargeKey review: An iPhone charger you won’t leave home without

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>I usually leave my iPhone(s aapl) plugged in to a power source right up until the moment I leave my …

Wealthy Chinese flee China, taking their fortunes with them

Do the wealthy Chinese know something we don't?<p>A new report shows that 64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them. The United States is their favorite destination.<p>The report from Hurun, a wealth research firm that …

China

Chinese villagers build £1.3 million 'money wall'

Chinese media says the village in the country's southwest became rich after locals invested in pig farms, cherry growing and hydroelectric energy<p>Rural farmers from southwest <b>China</b> have become instant celebrities at home after building a £1.3 million "money wall" in their village with rectangular …

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Paper od Facebooka da nam odpowiedź czy Zuckerberg jeszcze rozumie internety

<b>Facebook</b> <b>zamierza powalczyć z Flipboardem. Wkrótce mamy doczekać się aplikacji o nazwie Paper. I wszystko byłoby pięknie, gdyby nie długa seria</b> …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

How Scared Should You Be of a Cyberwar?

Everything you need to know about the future of warfare.<p>Multiple justices of the U.S. Supreme Court—the people who will ultimately decide where the law stands on cyber-military issues—do not even use computers. P.W. Singer, director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and …

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …