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AT&T generates $33.2bn in revenue during Q4

AT&T Inc. has reported strong earnings of $0.53 per share on revenue of $33.2 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2013.

The Dallas-based network provider has also announced that it gained 566,000 new postpaid wireless subscribers during the October to December quarter of last year.

During the company's earnings call, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, said the company's cash generation had been boosted by both operations and monetization of non-strategic assets.

Top-level domains all set to be available to the public

The popularity of existing domains ending in .com, .net and the like may soon take a dip as new global top-level domains (gTLDs) are all set to be available to the public as soon as next week.

James Cole, a spokesperson for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), has announced that gTLDs would be available on 4th of February.

It may be noted here that gTLDs will connote everything to the right of the dot in an online address, such as .bike, .book and .wed.

NAIAS has come a long way: says Bob Shuman

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) has come a long way in the last 25 years, Chairman Bob Shuman said as the popular show closed on a high note on Sunday despite ruthless winter blues.

Braving blustery winter conditions and icy roads, a huge number of people visited the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit to feast their eyes on new cars on the final day of the 2014 North American International Auto Show.

Pope Francis may visit the U.S. next year

Pope Francis has reportedly plans to visit the U. S. next year to attend a meeting of the Roman Catholic Church.

Citing Vatican sources, CNN has reported that Pope Francis has expressed his intention to attend the 8th World Meeting of Families, which is scheduled to take place form September 22 to September 27, 2015, in Philadelphia.

The World Meeting of Families has been taking place every three years since the late Pope John Paul II started the first such meeting around two decades back in 1994.

Apple may enter mobile payments business: report

Mobile payment services like PayPal and Square are facing a potentially big challenge as Apple Inc is reportedly preparing to enter the field in the near future.

Citing anonymous sources, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported that Eddy Cue, the head of Apple's App Store, has met with several payments executives to discuss the tech giant's interest in erecting a payments business of its own.

Google patents technology for ad-based taxi service

Tech giant Google Inc has been awarded a patent for ad-based taxi services that will provide people free or discounted taxi ride when they are heading to an advertiser's business location.

According to the tech giant's patent application, filed with the U. S. Patent & Trademark Office, the new Google technology will allow companies to advertise a deal and then provide consumers a free or discounted taxi service to get them to their destination.

A second look at OCZ Vertex 460 SSDs

Toshiba-owned OCZ Storage Solutions' recently launched storage product Vertex 460 SSDs promise to offer a blend of high performance, reliability and ample storage space at relatively lower prices.

Designed for performance-demanding users, the Vertex 460 SSDs comes equipped with the firm's proprietary Barefoot 3 M10 controller and Toshiba's 19nm MLC NAND flash memory.

AMD launches new 12-core and 16-core server chips

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Thursday announced the availability of two new server processors - the 12-core AMD Opteron 6338P and the 16-core Opteron 6370P. The new processors further lengthened the company's the widely acclaimed Opteron 6300 Series.

Codenamed Warsaw, the new processors are specifically designed for enterprise use. The new processors are fully compatible with the company's existing Opteron 6300 Series chips. Equipped with AMD's Piledriver core, they promise improved power efficiency and cost effectiveness.

OCZ becomes wholly-owned subsidiary of Toshiba, launches new Vertex 460 SSD

Toshiba has announced that storage solutions provider OCZ has become its fully-owned subsidiary as it has completed the acquisition of the firm. OCZ Technology Group had filed for bankruptcy late in 2013.

The acquisition of OCZ, which has further expanded Toshiba's solid-state storage capabilities, represents the company's commitment to address storage challenges being faced by both client and enterprise customers.

Protesters stalk Google’s self-driving car engineer

Continuing their protest against the increasing dominance of tech giant Google, a group of people in San Francisco on Wednesday blocked in a Google employee at his house.

The group, possibly the same one that last month attacked a bus full of Google employees, shown up to the house of Anthony Levandowski - the leader at Google's self-driving car project.

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