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Half a billion Android devices activated: Google


September 13th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 13 (IANS) Google Wednesday announced that 500 million devices running on its Android operating system have been activated so far."Today is a big day for Android... 500 ... Read more...

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Facebook CEO commits to lock his stock for 12 months


September 5th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 5 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has no intention to sell his stock for at least 12 months, said the social network company in a regular ... Read more...

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Singer of Hippie anthem `San Francisco’ dies


August 21st, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) Singer Scott McKenzie, whose "San Francisco" became an anthem of the California city's 1967 "Summer of Love", died in Los Angeles, according to a statement on ... Read more...

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Hacker claims security flaw with Apple’s iPhone


August 18th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) A hacker Friday revealed a security flaw that he claimed could make Apple's iPhone particularly vulnerable to text message cheating.The flaw has existed since iPhone ... Read more...

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Matrix director Larry Wachowski is now a she


July 30th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Larry Wachowski, the former Matrix Director recently underwent an operation so that he could switch his gender. Wachowski now goes with the name Lana, after having ... Read more...

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Swimmer Ann Curtis dies


July 27th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
California, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ann Curtis, who is a renowned swimmer for winning two gold medal at the 1984 Olympics that were held in London died on Thursday at the age ... Read more...

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Obama to meet shooting victims in Colorado


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday left Washington for Colorado state's Aurora city to meet families of the victims of the deadly shooting in which 12 ... Read more...

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Gurdas Maan set for US tour, says he’ll sing new songs (With Image)


July 20th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) His fans love to hear his old numbers, but Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan plans to belt out songs from his new album "Roti" during his ... Read more...

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Google reports strong second-quarter earnings


July 20th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 20 (IANS) Google has reported strong second-quarter earnings during the current fiscal.For the quarter ended June 30, the Internet search giant posted revenue of $10.96 billion, representing ... Read more...

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Yahoo confirms 400,000 user accounts stolen by hackers


July 13th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 13 (IANS) Yahoo has confirmed that hackers had stolen around 400,000 account credentials from its computer system.In a statement to technology blog TechCrunch Thursday, Yahoo said that ... Read more...

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Microsoft to acquire multitouch display maker


July 10th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Microsoft has announced that it has agreed to buy large-scale multitouch display maker Perceptive Pixel.Perceptive Pixel's "large touch displays, when combined with hardware from our ... Read more...

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Google axes five products


July 4th, 2012 - 7:42 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 4 (IANS) Google Tuesday announced to axe five products that are not core to its business.Among the products to be axed, the most notable are iGoogle, the ... Read more...

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Micron to acquire Japanese chipmaker


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 3 (IANS) US semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology has announced acquiring the bankrupt Japanese chipmaker Elpida Memory for approximately $2.5 billion. Under the agreement, Boise, Idaho-based Micron will ... Read more...

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Google announces cloud-computing service


June 29th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, June 29 (IANS) Google has announced Compute Engine, a cloud-computing service that allows businesses to run their applications on servers in the tech giant's data center."We're introducing Google ... Read more...

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Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2 bn


June 26th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, June 26 (IANS) Microsoft has acquired business-focused social network Yammer for $1.2 billion."The acquisition underscores our commitment to deliver technology that businesses need and people love," said Steve ... Read more...

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Austrian to circumnavigate world in small plane


May 12th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, May 12 (IANS) In a daredevil effort with a single-engine small aircraft, a 44-year-old Austrian recreational pilot has set off on a 48,000-km-long trip to circumnavigate the world.Helmuth Lehner, ... Read more...

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Harry Potter eBooks come to Amazon Kindle library


May 11th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, May 11 (IANS) On-line retailing giant Amazon has announced that all seven Harry Potter eBooks will be added to its eBook lending library for owners of the company's ... Read more...

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Google selling smartphones again


April 25th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, April 25 (IANS) Google has begun selling Galaxy Nexus smartphones in its online Google Play store. The unbranded phone costs $399.The device supports NFC (near field communication) technology ... Read more...

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Microsoft quarterly earnings top estimates


April 20th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Microsoft Thursday reported a modest revenue increase and profit decline in its quarterly earnings with numbers still topping analysts' estimates. For the quarter ending March ... Read more...

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Intel quarterly profit drops


April 18th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) Intel has reported that its profit in the most recent quarter fell nearly 13 percent, but the results still beat analysts' estimates.In the company's 2012 ... Read more...

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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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Indian missions in US outsource passport services


April 6th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) The Indian embassy and its consulates in other parts of the country have, like many missions in other parts of the world, outsourced passport related services.Outsourcing ... Read more...

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Google tests glasses that provide real-time information


April 5th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, April 5 (IANS) Google has announced test of its "Project Glass", a pair of augmented reality glasses that provides users real-time information right in front of their eyes. In ... Read more...

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Smallest town in US up for sale


April 5th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS/EFE) Buford, Wyoming, the smallest town in the US, is going on sale this week for an asking price of $100,000.The sale, set for Thursday, "represents a ... Read more...

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Chinese airline to buy 10 Boeing 777s


February 29th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Feb 29 (IANS) Boeing announced Tuesday that China Southern Airlines has agreed to buy 10 long-haul B-777 aircraft, a deal that still requires Chinese government approval. "We're very ... Read more...

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Spinal-injury patients can now operate computer


February 20th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) A wireless device helps people with severe spinal injuries operate a computer or move an electrically powered wheelchair by simply by moving their tongues.The sensors track ... Read more...

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Microsoft redesigns Windows logo


February 18th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Microsoft Friday announced that it was redesigning the logo of Windows software, making a fundamental change to the iconic four-colour Windows logo users have been ... Read more...

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Apple tests smaller tablet with eight-inch screen


February 15th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) Apple is working with component suppliers in Asia to test a new version of its popular tablet computer with a smaller screen, US media reported ... Read more...

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Bennett to be honoured in San Francisco


February 12th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) California residents are set to honour the 50th anniversary of Tony Bennett's hit song "I Left My Heart" in San Francisco with a city-wide tribute.The 85-year-old ... Read more...

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Apple to introduce iPad 3 in March


February 10th, 2012 - 3:01 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Feb 10 (IANS) Apple will introduce its latest iPad 3 here next month, media reports said Thursday.The next generation iPad will have faster chips and better graphics, Xinhua ... 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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Spanish singer to take a break due to exhaustion


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 2 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer Monica Naranjo wants to take a break from her career to focus her energies on her family and on her next artistic project, ... Read more...

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Android’s big share of global tablet shipments in Q4 2011


January 27th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Jan 27 (IANS) Global tablet shipments reached nearly 27 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011 with Android jumping to a record share of 39 percent, said ... Read more...

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Indian community in US celebrates R-day


January 27th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) The Indian community in the US celebrated the Republic Day with the Ambassador Nirupama Rao unfurling the national flag at a colourful function at the Indian ... Read more...

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