SoftBank Corp. President Masayoshi Son has announced that he would start a "price war" in the US telecom market if regulators allow his company to acquire T-Mobile USA.
Masayoshi Son, who bought controlling stake in Sprint last year, said merging the third and fourth-largest mobile-phone operators in the US would enable his merged entity to compete against larger rivals AT&T Inc. and Verizon.
Renowned chipmaker Intel has hinted that it could soon introduce a faster version of its widely acclaimed connector technology Thunderbolt with a throughput of up to 50Gbps.
Thunderbolt technology, which connects computers to external hard drives and other peripherals, offers a much faster alternative to widely used USB technology. But, Thunderbolt technology is also more expensive than the USB technology.
While USB technology is found in most personal computers available today, Intel's Thunderbolt ports can be seen in select Windows PCs and Apple's Mac computers.
South Korea-based gadget maker Samsung Electronics Co. recently introduced a new free music service called Milk Music service in the United States.
Designed to be awfully fast, easy to use as well as highly customizable, Milk Music service includes more than 200 stations and nearly thirteen million songs.
Computer giant Dell on Thursday introduced the world to its new education-geared range of laptops called Latitude 13, which can efficiently withstand the common knocks & tumbles to which school children often subject their devices.
Available immediately with starting price tag of $539, the Latitude 13 laptop features a 13.3-inch screen that offers a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels. Processor options range from Intel's Celeron Dual Core chip all the way to a powerful Core i5.
American meat & cold cut production firm Oscar Mayer has come up with an innovative small device that can transform an iPhone into a bacon-scented alarm clock.
When plugged into an iPhone's headphone jack, the device emits the sound as well as smell of sizzling bacon. Users can use Oscar Meyer-created mobile app to set an alarm to wake up to the smell of bacon in the morning.
Popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter, which allows startups to raise funds to transform their ideas into realities, has finally hit the $1-billion-mark in pledges.
On Monday, the company said in a statement that it had received its billionth dollar in pledges. The crowdfunding platform also said in the statement that a total of 5.7 million people had thus far pledged money to various projects posted on the platform.
Social gaming giant Zynga on Monday announced three new mobile games, viz. Farmville 2: Country Escape, New Words with Friends, and New Zynga Poker.
The "FarmVille 2: Country Escape" game, which is already available PC, challenges gamers to raise crops in a coastal setting on their mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. It has rewards system similar to that of existing FarmVille 2. It also offers "Social Control" options to prevent you from spamming all your friends and family with your progress. What makes it more worthwhile is that it works offline.
The Google Now launcher, which was launched for the Nexus 5, is now available to more Android-based devices, thanks to its availability through the Google Play Store.
Google on Thursday brought the same launcher to its digital store Google Play as a free download.
The Google Now Launcher provides the company a way to update the home screen experience without any need to update Android operating system. The etch giant has applied this philosophy to some of its applications like Gmail and YouTube.
Tech giant Google Inc is looking at what its potential employees are capable of doing and not at their college degrees.
Laszlo Bock, senior vice-president of people operations at Google, noted in an interview that the company had determined that grade point averages (GPAs) were worthless as a criterion for hiring.
Luxury car maker Volvo is developing an innovative system that will enable online shoppers to get their parcels delivered direct to their cars rather than their homes.
Currently, there are a number of services like Amazon and eBay that allow you to shop online, but there must be person at home to receive the parcel and sign for the resulting delivery. What is more ironic is that parcels usually delivered during the day when most people are away at work.
WhatsApp Co-founder and CEO Jan Koum has assured that the popular mobile instant-messaging firm will remain autonomous and operate independently even after its merger with Facebook.
On Wednesday, social-networking giant Facebook confirmed that that it was going to acquire WhatsApp for around $16 billion to expand its global reach. The potential merger was revealed in a filing by the company with the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).
Koum assured WhatsApp users that they should not worry that the service would change because of the merger.
Popular social-networking service can reportedly tell when a user is going to change his/her status from "single" to "in a relationship" even before the user makes the change.
The Facebook Data Science research service has claimed that a study conducted by it in more than three years revealed a few trends on Facebook that showed that the social network could predict the potential change in a user's status.
To reach the conclusion, the research service analyzed nearly 18 million posts by 460,000 couples between 2010 and 2013.
Popular fundraising platform Kickstarter has confirmed that it hackers breached its cyber security system and slipped away some of its users' personal data. But, the crowd-funding site assured that hackers could not access any kind of credit-card information of its users.
Confirming the hacking attack, Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler said law enforcement officials contacted alerted the company about the breach on Wednesday night last week. They told the company that hackers had gained unauthorized access to some of the company's customers' data.
HTC's two smartphones, viz. HTC One Max and HTC One Mini, will get the latest Android 4.4 KitKat software in a couple of months time, the Taiwan-based handset maker has confirmed.
The American arm of HTC has announced that the KitKat updates for the two devices are already in the works, adding that the HTC One Max would likely get it in March, while the HTC One Mini would get it in April.
Various bugs that affected people's ability to use Skype's instant messaging feature across different devices have been fixed through an upgrade to the Skype servers, Redmond-based tech giant Microsoft has announced.
Several users of Skype's instant messaging service had been reporting sync errors that had been causing messages to not appear in all of a user's devices, along with causing some other inconveniences.
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