Technology Sector

Apple doesn’t own everything: Samsung

Apple is a great company but it does not own everything; South Korea-based smartphone maker Samsung's attorney John Quinn said on Tuesday in a US court as he was arguing against the Cupertino-based tech giant's claim that Samsung copied Apple devices.

Attorneys of the two companies made their opening statements yesterday at the companies' third trial in the long-running legal battle in a San Jose, Calif.-based federal court.

Crackle, Vudu, Rdio & PlayOn finally available via Google Chromecast

Gradually expanding the list of its offerings, Google's Chromecast has become compatible with a number of much sought-after services like porting video content service Crackle, , and online movie service Vudu, and music-streaming service Rdio.

Crackle, which is a video streaming app from Sony, allows users to stream TV shows and films for free. To generate revenue for its owner, this app shows advertisements. Both the Android- and iOS-based Crackle apps are now compatible with Chromecast.

Hackers flood Pinterest accounts with images of women’s rear ends

The Council of Better Business Bureaus has issued a scam alert warning Pinterest users to be very careful when clicking on pins that do not look like the usual pins that their friends or relatives usually post.

Facebook exploring possibility of spreading internet through drones & satellites

Mark Zuckerberg-led social networking giant Facebook is working on drones and other new technologies to spread internet access to every corner of the world.

Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer, yesterday revealed a new lab, dubbed the Facebook Connectivity Lab, where engineers are building flying drones, satellites as well as infrared lasers that will beam internet access to the two-thirds of the world not yet connected.

Photo-sharing service Instagram closes in on Twitter

Facebook's photo-sharing service Instagram is closing in on Twitter, thanks to its faster than ever seen before growth rate.

According to figures released by research firm eMarketer, nearly 35 million people in the United States alone used Instagram at least once a month in 2013. The figure is not far below Twitter's figure of 43.2 million, given the fact that Twitter is four years older than Instagram.

AWS authorized to work with all Department of Defense agencies

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud services arm of Amazon, has been awarded with security authorization to work with all agencies within the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD).

AWS said it met the Department of Defense's security requirements in all regions in the country, particularly AWS regions like its AWS GovCloud. The Department of Defense gave it the authorization for its cloud security level 1-2.