The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a probe into Internet search giant Google's display ad business, according to report published by The Guardian.
The FTC is reportedly trying to determine whether Google's DoubleClick advertising subsidiary is pushing clients into buying advertisements on other Google advertising products like text-based AdSense.
Rivals are said to have raised concerns that DoubleClick, which was acquired by Google in the year 2008 for $3.1 billion (£2 billion), is being used to push sites to use other products of the company, such as AdExchange.
UK network provider EE has confirmed that Facebook has indefinitely delayed the plans to launch the HTC First, aka the Facebook phone, in the U. K. market as Facebook is giving a facelift to its Home software.
EE, the mobile phone carrier that was to carry the phone exclusively, has also confirmed that that the pre-orders for the phone are being refunded.
The carrier added that the decision to focus on adding new customization features to Home and indefinitely delay the plans to launch the Facebook Phone in the U. K. was taken by Facebook following customer feedback.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) on Thursday announced the launch of three new APUs, code named Temash, Kabini and Richland.
Temash, which particularly aims at a category that AMD calls Elite Mobility, comes as dual-core A4 and A6 processors. These processors have been designed keeping touch-based tablets and up to 13-inch notebooks in mind. The A4-1200, 1250, and 1450 chips will bring Radeon HD 8100 and HD 8200 graphics to the tablet form factor.
The HTC First, the Android-based customized Facebook phone, will reportedly not be sold in the UK.
According to Engadget and others, UK network provider EE, one of the HTC's carrier partners in Europe, has confirmed that it would not sold the so-called Facebook Phone in the UK as Facebook was looking to enhance the Facebook Home experience's customization features before the phone's availability on the right hand side of the Atlantic.
Mobile phone carrier Verizon Wireless on Wednesday a partnership with renowned singer Jennifer Lopez to revolutionize smartphone shopping and to better capitalize on the Hispanic market in the U. S.
Verizon Wireless joined forces with Viva Movil, a new shopping tool created by Lopez with Latino consumers in mind.
Speaking at the company's CTIA 2013 media event yesterday, Lopez said, "This new company is here to revolutionize the entire mobile experience for Latinos."
The opera browser for Android, which has been in beta for a few months, is finally available for the masses.
Opera Software has started releasing the finalized version of its WebKit-based mobile browser for Android OS.
Available as a free download from Google Play, Opera for Android boasts a few popular features from the OS' desktop version.
Israel-based wireless-power startup Powermat Technologies on Tuesday announced that it would acquire its Helsinki, Finland-based rival PowerKiss.
The two companies, which previously used to offer incompatible technologies, committed to the PMA standard and agreed to combine under the Powermat Technologies title.
Scrapbooking social network Pinterest has tweaked the power of some of its pins so that everyone, including businesses, can get more details on the showcased items.
Pinterest has allowed users to organize and collect or pin things from around the Internet. It has worked really hard to make pins more useful by adding germane information to certain sorts of pins and allowing users to pin using mobile apps.
South Australia's first Apple Store is all set to open to the public from 10am on Saturday in Adelaide.
The $2.5 million Rundle Mall store will be the Cupertino, Calif.-based technology giant's first official store in South Australia and 20th in Australia.
Interested shoppers can start use the upcoming store's official website to book appointments with staff at its "Genius Bar" to get tech support and repairs.
A few of the first lucky shoppers through the Rundle Mall store's doors on Saturday will get an honoring T-shirt.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Friday announced the availability NFC TecTile 2 tags that are compatible with the company's new Galaxy S4 smartphone.
Samsung's TecTile tags are small NFC (near field communication) stickers which can be easily programmed to execute certain tasks on a smartphones and other mobile devices when the device is brought into contact with them.
Increasing prices of gas in the United States has surprised market watchers, as prices are moving up at a time of the year when they typically moderate.
In Yankton, the average price of unleaded gasoline has jumped 32 cents per gallon within the last seven days and by whopping 62 cents per gallon within the last two weeks.
Prices of the fuel in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin have jumped by up to 40 cents per gallon during the last one-week period.
Fights back in ongoing antitrust case over e-book price-fixing, Apple has alleged publishers had taken measures like windowing - a practice of postponing releases of e-books to benefit sales of hardcover editions, as early as 2009.
In a filing before the Court for the Southern District of New York, the Cupertino-based tech giant also said that the publishers had also followed in 2009 an agency model to sell e-books, in which the publisher used to set the price range and the retailer would act as an agent and receive a commission on sale of each copy of an e-book.
Recon Instruments has come up with Google Glass-like heads-up display glasses called Recon Jet.
Recon Instruments demonstrate the Jet at Google's annual I/O conference in San Francisco.
Almost identical in size to the Google Glass, the Recon Jet has been designed keeping the sports crowd in mind. It shows the user statistics of my speed and altitude in various sports. The company didn't name any sport to be targeted by the Jet, but many people who donned the glasses at the conference said that it would be perfect for skiing and skydiving.
The New Yorker magazine's anonymous submission system Strongbox, which lets sources to communicate with writers & editors with a reasonable amount of anonymity, has finally become operational.
The newly launched Strongbox is an online whistleblower technique that allows the magazine's readers to "communicate with our writers and editors with greater anonymity and security than afforded by conventional email".