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  • Yahoo rumoured to buy news distribution service

    The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth bit of gossip claiming that Yahoo is in preliminary talks to buy online video service News Distribution Network for $300 million.
  • Microsoft cuts Azure price

    The price war on cloud prices between Microsoft, Amazon and Google is heating up and everyone is slashing the cost of their service.
  • Aussies clamp down on Google Glass

    The former British penal colonyof Australia is considering banning the filming of private conversations or activities using Google's Glass eyewear.
  • Mozilla faces mass board resignations

    Mozilla's mobile version of Firefox has vanishingly small usage, and its mobile operating system, Firefox OS, is a new arrival in a market dominated by Google's Android and Apple's iOS.
  • Turks ban YouTube now

    In a week after the government was told that its shutting down of Twitter was illegal, Turkey is now banning Google’s popular video site, Youtube.
  • Blackberry boss will give product leakers a good kicking

    In this case the leaker “falsely posed as an employee of one of BlackBerry’s carrier partners to obtain access to secured networks,” the man muttered.
  • Roku rubbishes Apple TV

    Competition among streaming-video devices is also expanding. In addition to Roku's biggest rival in Apple TV, Google launched Chromecast to wide appeal last year, and Amazon is widely expected to release a streaming product at an event next week in New York.
  • ZTE sees boom in 4G phones

    IDC claimed that Huawei shipped 48.8 million smartphones last year and Lenovo, which acquired the Motorola Mobility handset unit from Google in January, shipped 45.5 million units.
  • Apple mulls extension to walled garden

    To make matters seem more desperate, Apple is looking at adding an iTunes App for Android phones, the Google rival. The move would, Apple hopes, mean that it will get its lucrative iTunes software on another platform and no longer depend on the ever shrinking iPhone sales.
  • Tech heavyweights buy some artificial intelligence

    Earlier this year, Google stepped into the ring when it wrote a cheque for $400 million to buy  DeepMind which is a "cutting edge artificial intelligence company" with commercial applications in simulations, e-commerce, and games.
  • Turks on back foot over Twitter

    According to the Internet activist collective Telecomix, there also were reports that devices configured to use Google's DNS service or other DNS providers outside the country were being hijacked to a local DNS server by the Wi-Fi network at Istanbul's airport.
  • Prism did not search for keywords

    James Baker, general counsel for the FBI told the board that the data collection from Internet companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft is done with the companies' knowledge.
  • Top Microsoft researcher wins Turing prize

    He wins a $250,000 prize, with funding support by Intel and Google.
  • Asustek bows to pressure on twin OS gear

    Intel and Asustek's plan to release mobile gear that can run both Windows and Android have hit a brick wall with both Google and Microsoft saying no.
  • IBM realises that any NSA relationship is an albatross

    Brazil is considering asking service providers to hold data within the country, a move that Google describes as potentially fragmenting the internet.
  • Haiti builds its own Android tablet

    The Western Hemisphere's least developed country has made a surprising entry into the high-tech world with its own Android tablet.
  • Aussies want people to decrypt their encryptions

    Yahoo!, Google and Microsoft already enable encryption by default for their respective web-based email services. BlackBerry's messaging encryption has also previously been raised as a law enforcement issue.
  • Apple cans big tab – report

    The same wire notes that Google will introduce an 8.9-inch Nexus tablet this year. It’s all an unholy mess, isn’t it?

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