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Twitter Actively Seeking Terrorist Supporters

Twitter is using technology that is spam-fighting to search out accounts that could be promoting terrorist activity and is looking at other accounts that are related to those flagged for the possibility of having them removed, said the company on Friday. This announcement demonstrates the efforts by the micro-blogging company to automatically identify tweets that are supporting terrorism, which reflect an increased amount of pressure on companies in social media to respond to the abuse in a more proactive manner. Child pornography previously was... 
 

One Billion Users Might Not Be Sufficient for Phone Carriers in India

India has signed up its one billionth customer for mobile phones joining China as the only two countries that have crossed that threshold. However, the base of one billion might not be sufficient to keep the wireless industry from struggling. The third largest Asian economy is crowded with 12 or more wireless carriers, more than in any country with spectrum difficult to come by and there are high regulatory risks. Add that all up and it is not surprising that lower profitability is delivered than operators enjoy in other areas of Asia, said one... 
 

Analysts Predicting Flat 2016 For Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

A number of Wall Street analysts are predicting a flat year for Apple in 2016. Apple is currently the world’s biggest tech company. However, in the past six months, more than $220 billion has been slashed from the company’s value, as its share price has plummeted. Next year, the company is planning to refine its existing products rather than launching new ones. 2015 was a year of big Apple releases, including the launch of the Apple Watch. Released in April, the Apple Watch was the first truly new Apple product since the 2010 launch of the iPad.... 
 

Tim Cook Said Idea Apple is Avoiding Taxes is “Political Crap”

Tim Cook the CEO at Apple dismissed the notion that the Cupertino, California based tech behemoth was avoiding U.S. taxes as “total political crap.” The remarks by Cook were made during an interview that aired on 60 Minutes Sunday evening and comes amidst a big debate in the U.S. over companies avoiding taxes by using techniques such as tax inversion deals, in which a company is able to change its domicile to another country that has a lower tax base. Apple is able to save billions of dollars in taxes through its subsidiaries it has in Ireland,... 
 

Apple Has New COO and Chief of App Store

Apple Inc. announced a number of changes to its teams of leaders on Friday, including promoting Jeff Williams to COO, which is a role that was last held by Tim Cook but has been vacant since he became the CEO at Apple back in 2011. Williams, who started in 1998 at Apple, was named as the VP of Operations 11 years ago. He is currently overseeing the new Apple Watch program. Apple also said that it has expanding the duties of Phil Schiller the VP of Worldwide Marketing to include the running of Apple\s App Store on all platforms. According to one... 
 

Facebook Taking on Yelp and Angie’s List with New Services

Facebook has quietly been testing one of its new features that direct users to the best reviewed and rated local providers of service in the area in which they are located. At the URL Facebook.com/services, that is easy to access, the social network compiled a directory that is searchable of providers of professional services, such as contractors, painters, doctor’s offices, plumbers, auto repair, childcare, salons, event players, pet groomers, decorators as well as many more. The effort is like the moves made by both Google and Amazon to connect... 
 

Verizon Boosts Its Video Team With New Hires (NYSE:VZ)

Verizon recently launched its go90 mobile video service, which lets consumers anywhere in the country watch video on their smartphones. The service was launched in September as a free, ad-supported mobile video service. Verizon is dedicating a considerable amount of resources to the effort. The company has hired thousands of people to work on the project at its facility in Silicon Valley. Verizon’s mobile video service will provide mostly short-form programming but will have some long-form programming available as well. Verizon has been striking... 
 

Sony Banking on Record PlayStation 4 Sales for Turnaround

The PlayStation 4 popularity is bolstering the long term confidence at Sony for its games console after sales surpassed 30 million units in November. The PS4 is the fastest selling console for home use ever, exceeding the PlayStation 2 early sales, which went on to sell the most units of any other during its 12 year lifespan. Sony Computer Entertainment CEO and President Andrew House said that this past weekend he expected the PS4 would match or outpace the sales of the PS2 in its first five years. House added that the company has seen is most successful... 
 

Huawei Mate 8 Moves Up to New Phablet Heights

Huawei has launched the Mate 8 its flagship phablet the new 6-inch device is a sleek, fast, good value, great battery life phablet with the most up to date Android version available. The release for other countries besides China will likely be during the first three months of 2016, but one can be purchased now in China for a starting price of $470. The Mate 8 specs are a big departure from both the Mate 7 and Mate S, except for the 6” screen and the large battery that is 4000mAh. The Mate 8’s heart is its HiSilicon new Kirin 950, a 4x Cortex... 
 

Sony Sales for PlayStation 4 Pass 30 Million

Sony’s game console PlayStation 4 has sold over 30.2 million consoles worldwide since its original launch just two years ago. That figure is up from the last report of sales of PS4 in January of 18.5 million, which included over 4.1 million in sales during the holiday season of 2014. That number will likely increase once again prior to the end of 2015 as holiday shoppers will use a PS4 discount by Sony of $50 for their holiday gifts purchases. We are grateful that gamers everywhere around the world have continued to choose the PS4 as their best... 
 

Apple Remains Committed To Strong Encryption Technology (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple says that its support for strong encryption technology remains as strong as ever. Apple’s Tim Cook is one of the highest-profile supporters of strong encryption in the tech industry. Apple’s popular messaging client iMessage uses end-to-end encryption so the messages cannot be intercepted and read by a third party. These third parties include police and Apple itself. Cook recently told the Irish Independent that the company has no plans to weaken the encryption technology. Following the revelations by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden... 
 

Cisco Forecast for Second Quarter Misses

Cisco Systems the maker of network equipment forecasted revenue and adjusted profit growth for its second quarter that was below estimates of analysts citing slow order growth and a weakness in its international enterprise business. A strong U.S. dollar hurt the demand for enterprise products from Cisco in Canada, Latin America and Asia-Pacific, said Chuck Robbins the CEO, who succeeded John Chambers the long time Chief Executive Officer. Robbins added that the guidance reflects order growth that is lower than had been expected for the first quarter.... 
 

Facebook Warning Users They Might Be Targets of Attacks

Years after Google had implemented a feature that is similar for users of Gmail, Facebook said it would start alerting its users if it suspects they might be a target of attacks that are state-sponsored. That is if Facebook believes the user’s account is targeted or is already compromised by a hacker working on behalf of a state or nation. Facebook will send a pop-up notification to the user that warns them of what is taking place and instructing them to turn on their Login Approvals, which is an additional mechanism for security that protects... 
 

Apple’s Lowest iPhone Share in U.S. Offset by China

Kantar has released its smartphone numbers of August, which showed that the iPhone from Apple is having its lowest market share in the U.S. since October of 2011, gaining a little more share of month to month inside China and seeing its lowest Japan and EU5 share. The EU5 consists of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Britain, since December. The trends should be reversed with the new generation iPhone 6s and sibling 6s Plus just released but not as dramatically as it did a year ago when the U.S. share of Apple moved up from 30.5% during August to... 
 

Facebook to Use Satellites for Broadband in Africa

In its most recent quest to open up access to Internet to the developing markets Facebook partnered with Eutelsat Communications a satellite company based in France. Scheduled for launch during the second half of 2016, the initiative will use satellite technologies to help more Africans get online It will be using the upcoming $200 million AMOS-6 satellite a 5-ton satellite that Israel Aerospace Industries built. Eutelsat and Facebook said they would create a new system that is aimed specifically at bringing Internet connectivity to large areas... 
 

Apple Wins Court Ruling Forcing Samsung to Make Changes

Apple Inc has won a ruling by a federal court that might force South Korea based Samsung Electronics to stop the use of some features in its Galaxy older model smartphones as well as tablet and give the maker of iPhones a better leg up in the dispute that has gone on for four years. An appeals court announced that Apple was entitled to an order that prevented the device maker based in South Korea from using the slide to unlock, quicklinks, autocorrect features. The ruling otherwise eliminates the patent rights for inventors on certain types of features... 
 

Report: Samsung Eliminating 10% of Staff at Head Office

Samsung is reportedly planning to layoff as much as 10% of its staff at its South Korea headquarters in a move that highlights the continuing struggle it has to compete with lower cost smartphone makers from China and Apple in the worldwide smartphone space that at one time it dominated. The company already has started cutting back on staff at is back office in Suwon, South Korea, including those in human resources, finance and its press office, according to a South Korea newspaper report. Samsung is also planning to cut back general expenses by... 
 

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Additional Cars to Fight Off Hackers

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ordered its second recall in the last two months to install software that will protect against hackers. The recall was ordered on Friday and will update software in more than 7,800 of its Jeep Renegade 2015 models that have touchscreens of 6.5 inches. Since this is a new model Renegade, about half of the vehicles affected remain in the hands of the dealers. The system in this latest recall is a different one from the infotainment system that also was the subject of a 1.4 million vehicle recall this past July, said the automaker. Owners... 
 

Lenovo Sets Up Manufacturing Facility in India

Lenovo Groups announced on Tuesday it would establish an assembly unit for smartphones in India, becoming the largest company from China thus far to respond to Narenda Modi the Prime Minister’s campaign of turning India into a powerhouse of manufacturing. Partnering with Flex a contract manufacturer, which was known previously as Flextronics, Lenovo announced through a prepared statement it was working on a new assembly line in Chennai a city in southern India. Using parts that are imported, it would have yearly production capacity that exceeds... 
 

AT&T Increases Data Plans for Mobile Users to Maintain Pace

The time is right to be a wireless subscriber at AT&T as the wireless provider boosted its data plans and has added other perk to maintain competiveness with Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. Late last week, AT&T announced its new Mobile Share Value plans that go into effect Monday August 17. In certain instances, the wireless provider is cutting the cost of the service, while in others it adds more data and keeps the same prices. AT&T is also adding free text messaging and calling to Mexico and Canada to its customers that sign up for its... 
 

Windows 10 Scam Being Sent Via Email

Fraudulent emails that are encouraging people to upgrade to the new Windows 10 are dropping ransomware into computers and not the new operating system from Microsoft. If you are waiting for your copy of the new Microsoft operating system Windows 10, no one can blame you for your eagerness to start using the new OS. However, if an email arrives that encourages an upgrade to the new Windows 10, caution must be exercised as there are scammers out there wanting to do damage. A post that was published on the Cisco Systems blog outlines the way scammers... 
 

FireEye Shares Drop Prior to Opening Bell on CFO Departure

Shares of FireEye Inc, the cyber security company fell during Friday’s premarket trading, the morning after the CFO of the company announced he would be leaving. Michael Sheridan had been the CFO dating back to 2011 and the company said he was leaving in August to be the CFO at a tech company that is privately held in an industry that is unrelated. The interim CFO will be Frank Verdecanna, the current finance vice president announced the company on Thursday night. David DeWalt the Chairman and CEO at FireEye said that Sheridan had helped to build... 
 

IBM Announces Most Powerful and Densest Microchip Available

IBM, the tech behemoth announced it developed a new microchip to be used in computers that is four times stronger than ones currently on the market. The firm said on Thursday that it manufactured the chips with its components that were only 7 nanometers wide, which is 1,000 times smaller than red blood cells. The smallest components to date in a computer chip are just 14 nanometers in size. However, the industry has started to make the transition to producing chips that are 10 nanometers in size. Each generation of new chips is defined by smaller... 
 

Allot Announce Severe Warning on Revenue Shares Tumble

Allot Communications released a severe profit warning that sent its share price tumbling on Monday’s Tel Aviv Stock exchange. The share price for the company is nearly 12% off in Tel Aviv. The company that specializes in broadband solutions said that on its preliminary estimates show that revenue during its 2015 second quarter will be between $21 million and $22 million. This is significantly less that the average estimate by analysts of $30.4 million and represents a drop of between 25% and 29% compared to the same quarter last year. It is also... 
 

Photo leaked on Internet Shows Blackberry Operated by Android

Blackberry has insisted it is reinventing itself by developing a totally different smartphone. Now a photo that was leaked on the Internet shows Venice a Blackberry smartphone with the Android operating system. The photo shows the lower half of the display and a three-row keyboard that resembles an earlier Blackberry model such as the Passport. The report that released the photo also said that Blackberry entered into a partnership with AT&T as a distributor for the phones. The image shows that the new device has the three buttons specific to... 
 

Facebook Catching YouTube in Ads for Videos

Facebook has gained more ground on YouTube, owned by Google, as an outlet for the big companies to market products through videos online, which is now the fastest growing Internet ads category, said a report on Monday. The competition for viewers of video opens up another front in the clash between the two giants of the web that are already competing in other advertising types given the appeal they have to international as well as young consumers, said a new study. Ampere, a research firm based in London predicts a new arms race in advertising between... 
 

Cisco Investing $2 Billion in India During 2015

U.S. tech giant Cisco announced on Thursday that it has committed to manufacturing in India and is going to invest $2 billion this year into the country The U.S. based company, which pumps over $1.7 billion each year, is investing another $60 million in the country for training and for expansion of its facility. CEO and Chairman of Cisco Systems John Chambers said the company was investing big in India, and committing to manufacturing there. He added that the company needed to skill people there for the jobs and hopes to train another 120,000 by... 
 

Alibaba Wants to Make China’s Version of HBO and Netflix

Alibaba Group Holdings is planning to build a version of HBO and Netflix in China via a new service named Tmall Box Office, as it attempts to service over 600 million families that are craving additional content that is entertaining. Tmall Box Office is expected to be available in two months through the set-top box of Alibaba as well as smart television that carry the same operating system, including those that are manufactured by the Haier Group, said the Alibaba president of digital entertainment Lui Chunning at a Shanghai press briefing on Sunday. Some... 
 

NSA Planned Hacking of Android Phones and Google Play Store

NSA, the National Security Agency, partnered with governments from four countries on a programmed attack seeking to infect millions of different smartphones with its spyware according to a recent report. This program, codenamed Irritant Horn, was setup to hijack the connections of phones at app stores operated by Google and Samsung that would then allow spying by the agency on the different users’ devices. The report was based upon internal documents from the NSA that were provided by Edward Snowden the former contractor and whistleblower of the... 
 

Netflix in Talks with Wasu to Enter China

Netflix Inc has entered talks with Wasu Media Holding a media company based in China backed by Jack Ma, as well as with other possible business partners as it looks to enter into the $5.9 billion video online market in China. Netflix has been holding talks with more companies than just Wasu about forming partnerships, according to a number of people, who requested anonymity since the talks remain private. Netflix is planning to be close to global by the start of 2017 said one of its spokespersons when asked about a possible partnership in China. If... 
 

Dining Goes Mobile: Is Your Business Ready?

A social media revolution is underway. Talking on a telephone at the dining table or (heaven forbid) in a restaurant was the height of poor etiquette once upon a time. However, mobile social consumers are starting to forget that stigma and making room for mobile devices at their proverbial tables. Restaurants have to keep pace or be left behind by their more mobile-friendly rivals. Mobile-Conscious Consumers Mobile devices like Apple’s iPad and high-end smartphones like Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge are changing the way people interact with each... 
 

Facebook Boosts Pay of Low Wage Earners

Facebook has become known for offering its employees some perks that have become enviable. Now the social media giant wants its janitors and other workers who are low wage earners to get a boost as well. The company on Wednesday announced plans to require its contractors and its vendors in the U.S. to pay their employees a minimum of $15 per hour and to offer paid time off for both vacations and sick days. Facebook will require its contractors as well to offer a child benefit of $4,000 for workers who do not already receive parental leave. This... 
 

Apple Extending Its Green Footprint into China

Only 3 weeks after capturing the headlines locally with its plans of investing in solar farms, global tech leader Apple is now rolling out even more initiatives that are environmentally friendly in its attempt to impress both government officials and consumer in what is now one of its most important markets, China. The latest initiative probably will not receive much attention from western media, as it might appear to be more of a publicity stunt even though it lays out huge goals. However, foreigners were never the real target of Apple with the... 
 

Apple Watch: Impresses for the Most Part in First Reviews

The reviews have started to come in on the Apple Watch that was launched on Friday and critics have started giving their opinion of the high-tech timepieces. The overall consensus seems to be that the sleek wearable by Apple is cool but not all that necessary. One analyst wrote that the launch of the watch marked an epic release because it was the company’s first new product line since it released the iPad. It was also the tech behemoth’s first new product since Steve Jobs had died. The analyst called the timepiece beautiful but short of life... 
 

Automated classrooms

The use of automated classrooms is one that may prove to be challenging especially with the people that are uncomfortable with computers.  It is thereby essential that when the automated classes are being made to consider the use of technology that is easy to use for all the students.  Programming has proved to be a nightmare to most students thus it should be avoided in automating the classrooms.  The paper will highlight how classrooms can be automated with linear actuators in the most simpe and convenient way for both the instructors and... 
 

Java Loading Adware on Macs

A number of websites require computers to use Java, but the latest update of the program for Macs includes adware. The new update automatically installs an add-on for the Web browser for Ask.com. When a search is performed, Ask.com automatically becomes the default option, replacing the search options of your choice. The homepage of the browser also changes to Ask.com, yet one more annoyance that was not requested. Previously just users of Windows had been subjected to the irritating practice, but now Mac computers by Apple, celebrated for being... 
 

China Bars U.S. Tech Firms From Its Government List

The central government of China has dropped a number of top technology companies from the United States, including Apple and Cisco, from its list of products approved for purchases by the state, amidst a growing rift about cyber space amongst the two countries. The move follows revelations by Edward Snowden about a huge cyber-espionage program of the U.S. codenamed Prism. It also comes as China is bolstering energetically what it is calling its cyber-sovereignty. It can be seen as well as part of the wider cyber war taking place between the U.S.... 
 

AT&T Adds on Privacy Charge for High Speed

For a price of $70 per month, subscribers can enjoy the ultrafast, fiber optic Internet access from AT&T. For another $29 per month, subscribers can avoid being tracked by the system. AT&T introduced a one gigabit per second Internet service in 2013 in Austin, Texas and this past week rolled out the same in Kansas City, Missouri. However, this service comes with one hitch: The company can track its users as they are surfing on the web. Customers who want to maintain their browsing habits to only themselves must pay to opt out. A computer... 
 

Pinterest Ends Affiliate Links, Prepares for Buy Button

Pinterest, the site for social networking is banning the affiliate links and the redirects it allowed, according to an online watchdog site. The news comes as rumors have surfaced that Pinterest is planning to launch its own buy button later in 2015, possibly in collaboration with Stripe the payment service. However, the company has denied it was blocking links to affiliates because of monetization purposes. A spokesperson for Pinterest said the decision was 100% about ensuring relevant content and the Pinner experience on Pinterest. However, the... 
 

Yelp Acquires Eat24 the Food Delivery Service

Yelp the review website has purchased Eat24, a food delivery service online that allows users to order food from over 20,000 restaurants in more than 1,500 cities across the U.S. Shares of the company based in San Francisco were up 7% in trading after hours on Tuesday following the release of information that it acquired the service for $134 million of which $75 million was in cash and 1.4 million in Class A stock. The service is in competition with GrubHub, which is currently the largest food delivery service online connecting over 30,000 restaurants... 
 

Advantages of IT Outsourcing to Ukraine

Most business persons will agree that IT outsourcing plays a crucial role when it come to a sensible business management. IT outsourcing is a good chance to find reliable business partners, as well as save or cut down company’s expenses. Ukraine is one of the best countries for IT outsourcing. Ukraine’s IT and software development industry is quickly developing and is known for its highly qualified and skilled specialists. Today, Ukraine holds leading positions in the list of the world’s best providers of IT outsourcing services. Many... 
 

First Ubuntu Smartphone to Be Launched

The world’s first smartphone by Ubuntu the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone goes on sale Monday February 9 in Europe, after years of delays and false starts followed by broken promises. The phone will have a QHD display of 4.5 inches, a MediaTek Cortex quad-core A7 processor, with 1.37 GHz and RAM of 1GB. It also will feature a front camera with 5 megapixel and a rear camera with 8-megapixel. Ubuntu Phone will likely shake up how the smartphone users interact with their own phones and the apps that are pre-installed. Ubuntu Phone wants to integrate... 
 

Alcatel-Lucent Bolsters Profit through Internet Routing

Alcatel-Lucent announced on Friday that its profit for the fourth quarter was increased by rising sales and cost controls at its business of Internet routing that is high margin. That put the company on track for free, positive cash flow for the first time in 2015. The maker of telecommunications equipment based in Paris reported net profits of $311 million or 8 cents per share in comparison to 5 cents per share profit for the same period last year. Profitability increased as the business continued to see an increase in sales of its Internet backbone... 
 

How to Make a Website Popular

Introduction Websites have become a traditional source of income, information and ways to advertise. For one to be able to conquer this vast competition, you have to be smart moving quickly with the times. Due to lack of Knowledge some websites fail miserable and in a timely manner they become useless. Regular updates According to SEO company in Vancouver, regular updates by continually gathering new information consistently, without giving up it increases the website’s quality, the biggest problem most websites have is having a lot of quantity... 
 

Intel to Buy Lantiq

Intel has entered into an agreement to purchase Lantiq the German network chipmaker for an amount that was not disclosed. Intel is seeking to expand its range of different chips used in gadgets that are Internet-connected, said the two companies on Monday. The former unit at Infineon was purchased in 2009 by Golden Gate Capital a private equity company for 250 million euros or $280 million. Amongst the companies that invested through Golden Gate in Lantiq was Deutsche Telekom. Adding connections to Internet to devices ranging from industrial and... 
 

newoldstamp: Simple Way to Create Email Signature

Everyone will agree that every letter should be finished with a signature. This essential letter component helps to deliver needed information to the sender and promote yourself with every email you send. Signature is an inseparable element not only of a handwritten letter. Every electronic letter should also contain a signature. There are some programs that allow creating email signatures, however, many of them are pretty similar. So if you want to sign your electronic letters with a unique signature you should forget about traditional, as well... 
 

Apple Smashes Projections with iPhone Sales

Apple’s results crushed Wall Street expectations for its fiscal first quarter of 2015 selling an incredible 74.6 million iPhones while earning $18 billion in profits, which was 38% higher from the same quarter last year on $74.6 billion in sales, said the company on Tuesday. Per share earnings at Apple were $3.06 and its gross margins finished at 39.9%. Wall Street was expecting Apple to have a net profit in the first quarter of $15.3 billion on $67.6 billion in sales, with per share earnings reaching $2.57. Those forecasts and Apple’s own for... 
 

Study in Ukraine

Higher education is a key to a successful career, but due to lack of high quality universities or excessively high tuition fees in their home countries, many young people are driven to look for education opportunities elsewhere. Ukraine has recently become one of popular destinations for those who want to study abroad. Ukraine is a big country located in Eastern Europe which offers students from all over the world a unique combination of high quality education and low tuition fees. Here is why more and more students choose to get their higher education... 
 

Sharp Shares Plummet on Earnings Warning

Investor confidence in Japan-based Sharp was hurt after the Apple supplier warned it might be short of its guidance for earnings for the full year, due to being squeezed by profit margins on its smartphone and television displays. The warning on Monday came as the display makers from Japan, including Japan Display and Sharp buckle under the intense competition from rivals in Asia that have driven down the prices of panels. Trouble at Sharp has been increased by the weaker yen in Japan. That has cut into profit from products such as refrigerators... 
 

Intel Posted Record Revenue, But Weak Outlook Scares Investors

Intel posted revenue that was record setting in 2014 for the chipmaker. Sales for the full year as well as the fourth quarter both improved by more than 6%. However, shares of the largest chipmaker in the world fell during afterhours trading because of the company’s dismal forecast for the first quarter of 2015. Intel’s sales for the fourth quarter increased from $13.8 billion during last year’s fourth quarter to $14.7 billion. Sales for the full year grew from $52.7 billion during 2013 to $55.9 billion. Profits increased by 39% to end the... 
 
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