Amazon’s AWS Signs Up Salesforce to Expand International Services

Once again Amazon’s AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud division has signed up another deal to expand its services internationally. The company has announced a 4-year, $400 million agreement with San Francisco-based Salesforce further strengthening...

Apple’s Siri API to be Offered to Developers

Amazon seems to be continually shaking up the market with new ideas like the incredibly popular Amazon Echo wireless speaker and voice command device. In response, Apple has taken the bait and will finally offer...

Google Trumps Oracle in Court; $9 Billion Java Copyright Claim Dismissed

After a long and drawn out six-year legal battle with Oracle over Android code copyright, a jury had ruled that Google’s use of Java in its application programming interface (API) did not infringe on...
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Is Facebook Violating Your Privacy?

In a critical report released this week from Tampa, Florida, Professor Kelli Burns at the University of South Florida claims that Facebook is not only allowing people to interact more than ever before, but...
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Microsoft Reverses Direction on Forced Windows 10 Upgrade

Due to unpopular demand, Microsoft has reversed direction on using a pop-up to upgrade users to Windows 10. According to a report from the BBC, Windows users were generally furious to find out that...
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Facebook Audience Network Yields 65% Increase in Click-Through-Rates (CTR)

Developers who’ve been running mobile app-install ads on Facebook Audience Network, or FAN are now reporting stronger than ever results according to a new study by Nanigans, a Facebook Marketing Partner.Originally designed to focus...
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Microsoft Announces More Nokia Layoffs

Microsoft announced today another step in their retreat from the mobile phone business by cutting another 1,850 jobs in their phone operations at Nokia. Most of the jobs being eliminated affect employees in Finland,...
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Will the Microsoft Universal Windows Platform be a Game Changer?

Microsoft's annual Build conference concluded last month with hints about the company’s overall strategic thinking for the next year or so about their Universal Windows Platform and the ecosystem it will drive. For the...
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Google to Kill Android Passwords

Google has announced at their annual developers’ conference that before the end of the year, Android users will be able to log in to services using something other than a password. The news confirms...

Apple OS X 10.12 to Launch in June

Apple has announced that its latest operating system version is expected to be in June as a full upgrade, rather than the update that El Capitan (10.11) was in relation to Yosemite (10.10).According to...

Amazon Introduces Oasis – Kindle’s Latest E-reader

Amazon's latest and greatest e-reader, the Kindle Oasis, has just been announced, but reviewers are complaining about the price. It seems that even though Kindles have historically settled around $50 to $100, the new...

IBM Watson Brings New Developments to Moogfest 2016

At Moogfest 2016 this past week, IBM described a number of new developments that IBM Watson is now featuring. According to IBM Watson team spokesperson Ally Schneider, Watson now features a number of AI...
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Facebook’s WhatsApp Delivers Desktop Version

Some four months after dropping subscription fees, WhatsApp is again making news as parent company Facebook has announced that there is now a full desktop version. WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook in 2014 and...
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Microsoft Adds Feedback Hub to Windows 10

Lots of folks have complained about being forced to download and install Windows 10, and lots of others have complained that it doesn’t work quite as well as everyone had hoped. Now, Microsoft is...

​Google Releases New Android N Preview

Google’s next version of the Android operating system hasn’t been officially named yet, so we’re sticking with “Android N” until the official announcement comes along. This week Google released more exciting news answering the...
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Where are Apple’s iPhone Sales Going?

For the first time in thirteen years, Apple, Inc. has recorded a decline in revenue. This puts an end to an incredible growth streak that the world’s largest listed company has enjoyed beginning in...
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Helps Push Amazon Sales Up 28%

Shares of Amazon (AMZN) soared Thursday to surprisingly strong profits during the first quarter of 2016, due mostly to its fast-growing Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud business. Strong North American e-commerce sales also helped....

IBM SoftLayer Cloud Finally Gets Power8 Machines

It’s been announced this week that IBM has finally put Power8-based systems onto its SoftLayer cloud. Way back in June 2013, Big Blue said it had plans to double the footprint of the SoftLayer...
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Facebook’s Instagram Accused of “Un-Islamic” Crimes

The Organized Cyberspace Crimes Unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards has accused Facebook’s Instagram of working with Kim Kardashian-West to corrupt Iranian women. The report is making headline news in the Muslim world and...

Microsoft Windows 10 Birthday Approaches, Roll-back Feature Should Help Avoid User Panic

It’s been almost a year since Microsoft Windows 10 was announced. Technical writers generally gave it positive reviews but some users are not quite so sure. A reader from The New York Times called...