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Facebook acquires Instagram for $1 billion


April 10th, 2012 - 4:29 am ICT by BNO News
MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -— Internet social network giant Facebook announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement to acquire popular photo-sharing app Instagram for roughly $1 billion.According to the ... Read more...

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Yahoo! to cut another 2,000 jobs in restructuring effort


April 4th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by BNO News
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Internet giant Yahoo!, Inc. on Wednesday said it will cut another 2,000 jobs, or about 14 percent of its global workforce, as part of a broader ... Read more...

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Britain to introduce legislation to monitor internet use


April 2nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- The British government is to introduce new legislation next month which would allow intelligence agency GCHQ to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visitors of everyone in ... Read more...

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Kim Dotcom: ‘Many Megaupload users are from the US Government’


March 13th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has stirred a hornet’s nest when he alleged that many of the Megaupload users are in reality top officials of the US ... Read more...

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Khan academy releases their iPad app


March 12th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The YouTube lecture series Khan Academy is all set to revolutionize the educational world with their new iPad app. The basic idea of the brains behind ... Read more...

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Europe’s youngest app developer Aaron Bond expelled from school


March 8th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Europe’s youngest app developer, 14-year-old Aaron Bond, has been expelled from his school and given police reprimand after he was caught breaking into his school’s computer system. ... Read more...

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Android taking over the smartphone market


March 8th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Mar 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Google’s Android OS is fast crowding the smartphone market. Market analysts ComScore Inc. reports that three in every four smartphones in the United States currently runs on ... Read more...

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Cell phone jammers without proper authorization are illegal in US


March 6th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ever since a bus commuter, only identified as Eric, admitted to the use of cell phone jammer, the interest in the device has gone up in many ... Read more...

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YouGov poll reveals that Britons are bored of Social Media


March 6th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Following the boom of social media networks during the last parts of the last decade of the century, the effects seems to be draining from some people. ... Read more...

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David Cameron’s iPad app to cost £20,000


March 5th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British Prime Minister David Cameron will soon be managing the country from the screen of his iPad. Cameron will be able to do so with the help ... Read more...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 to go on sale from 1st of March


February 29th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Samsung’s latest device Galaxy Tab 7.7 will go on sale from the 1st of March 2012. Carrier Verizon announced on Tuesday that the tablet will be sold ... Read more...

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Kim Dotcom to appeal against judge’s decision


February 28th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Auckland, Feb 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kim Dotcom, the embattled founder of Megaupload, is confident that all the charges against him will be dropped after the trial. The self-confessed former hacker was speaking ... Read more...

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Smartphone makers try to outdo each other at MWC


February 27th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Barcelona, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) All the major device makers are trying to show off at the Mobile World Congress which is currently ongoing in the Spanish city of Barcelona. Sony, LG ... Read more...

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Apple wins slide to unlock case


February 17th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Munich, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A court in the German city of Munich has ruled in favor of Apple in a case with rival Motorola involving a patent of the slide to ... Read more...

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Samsung Galaxy Note - ‘Tablet cum Smartphone’


February 14th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When Samsung announced the release of the Galaxy Note, many tech fans never actually knew what to make of it. The device was too small to be ... Read more...

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Is Apple going to announce the release date of iPad 3 soon?


February 9th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Francisco, Feb 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is a lot of speculation always about upcoming Apple products and the latest product that is on everyone’s mind is the iPad 3. Some sources ... Read more...

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Mark Zuckerberg may need to pay $2 billion in taxes


February 8th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may pay up to $2 billion in taxes after his successful social network goes public this year. Tax experts are looking into ... Read more...

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Twitter users post more than 12,000 tweets per second during Super Bowl


February 6th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by BNO News
SAN FRANCISCO (BNO NEWS) -- Users of the social networking website Twitter posted more than 12,000 tweets per second during the last moments of the Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, the company ... Read more...

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Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg earned $30.9 million in 2011


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Feb 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer – Sheryl Sandberg earned a whooping $30.9 million in the last financial year. This huge figure includes her basic salary ... Read more...

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Apple criticized for the state of its Chinese factories


January 27th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Apple has been criticized after the alleged condition of its workers in China was reported by the New York Times. The newspaper claims that the California tech ... Read more...

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Bill Gates contributes $750 million to global AIDS fund


January 26th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by BNO News
DAVOS, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Thursday announced his foundation will give $750 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria after ... Read more...

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom denied bail


January 25th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has been kept in custody ahead of a possible extradition to the United States. US officials have launched a heavy clamp down on ... Read more...

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Largest video game controller unveiled in London


January 19th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The largest video game joystick has been unveiled in London. The 265-pound pad was developed by students from Dutch’s Delft University of Technology.The pad was on display ... Read more...

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iPhone 4s to go on sale in China next week


January 6th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) iPhone 4s will go on sale in the biggest market in the world next week. Apple has confirmed that the blockbuster phone will go on sale in ... Read more...

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Saudi hackers leak credit card information of thousands of Israelis


January 4th, 2012 - 2:25 am ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) -- Hackers have posted the credit card information of thousands of Israelis on the Internet, local media reported on Tuesday.The details of about 15,000 Israeli credit cards were posted ... Read more...

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Steve Jobs immortalized as an action figure


January 3rd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Steve Jobs’ action figure is incredibly close to his real figure. The image has already been shown on television and on the Internet.The details of ... Read more...

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Facebook lists the most popular games of 2011


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Facebook’s published list of the most popular games on its platform has been challenged. Several sites wonder why Playdom's Gardens of Time instead of Zynga's Cityville, ... Read more...

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Facebook’s IPO will give birth to many millionaires


December 9th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Facebook’s anticipated IPO next year is being monitored by investors keenly. Experts are speculating that the IPO could make at least a thousand people millionaires when ... Read more...

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eBay bans the auction of date with Virgin Mary


December 7th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Online auction site eBay has suspended the account of dating site BeautifulPeople.com after they tried to auction “a date with Virgin Mary.” The website placed an ad ... Read more...

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Facebook to embark on a hiring spree next year


December 5th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Unemployed Americans are excited following reports that social networking site Facebook will embark on a hiring spree next year. The company announced on Friday that they ... Read more...

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Apple denies claims Siri is anti-abortion


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tech company Apple has been forced to come out after claims that its voice-activated assistant called Siri is anti-abortion. The rumors follow what Apple calls "not ... Read more...

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Survey reveals that Android and Apple control 71 percent of the smartphone market


November 30th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new survey by the research firm Nielsen has revealed that more Americans are switching to the smartphone. The survey found that 56 percent of all ... Read more...

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Facebook discussing filing IPO in 2012


November 30th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Facebook is reportedly in talks for an initial public offering in April 2012. The social networking site which is home to about 800 million users will ... Read more...

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Facebook’s releases list of most popular ’shared’ news items


November 30th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Facebook has released the list of the top 40 most "shared" news in the past year. The popular social networking site published the list on Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Antitrust suit against Netflix thrown out


November 25th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A judge on Tuesday threw out the antitrust suit brought against media streaming outlet Netflix. The suit which was filed in 2009 by eight individuals was thrown ... Read more...

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