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Twitter: Change the Way You Count It - 07/29/2015

The number of active Twitter users for the II quarter 2015 increased by 8 million? Perhaps, but only on the basis of those who use the service through SMS. In reality, the increase amounted to only 2 million users. Shares of the social network have fallen in price. Announcing the financial results for the II quarter of this year, microblogging network Twitter said that the number of active users...

Why Slash BBC's Budget? - 07/28/2015

In 2016 the document on the budget of the famous BBC is expires. The UK authorities have seriously thought about whether the company has the right to receive 3.7 billion pounds annually. BBC operates on the principle of public service broadcasting, and its monetization model was formed in 1922. Then it was decided to introduce an annual fee from each household using the radio. The company itself...

Daimler’s self-driven trucks to hit the road this year - 07/27/2015

Self-driven, autonomous vehicles will increasingly become common occurrence. Daimler’s autonomous trucks are likely to hit the road as early as this year. As per Wolfgang Bernhard, a member of the executive Board of Directors of the German car manufacturer Daimler, you are likely to see self-driven trucks plying on the road as early as this year.   "We are positive that we will get...

After remote takeover of its car, Fiat Chysler recalls 1.4 million cars - 07/26/2015

Connected Cars can be remotely controlled. They are security risk. Do ensure that your cars computers are secure and patched. The affected models are: Cherokee SUVs, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Challenger sports coupes. Security researchers used Fiat Chysler’s telematics system to break into its command and control center to take over driving of the vehicle while a human was driving it and...

Google Suspended Fraudsters Apps - 07/24/2015

Yesterday, Google has stopped the sale of a number of applications in its online store Google Play over concerns about the fact that these applications are helping to cheat advertisers. More than 5 thousand of applications use hidden advertising, which is allegedly shown to users, when in fact they do not see it. Advertisers are losing about $ 850 million a year on this. According to the American...

Will this be another revisit to the U.S Financial Crisis? - 07/24/2015

State-Boston Retirement System and Boston public employees have filed a lawsuit against 22 leading banks and financial institutions for manipulating and financially benefitting from U.S Treasuries auctions. State-Boston Retirement System and Boston public employees have filed a lawsuit against 22 leading banks and financial institutions for manipulating and financially benefitting from U.S...

Life After Jobs - 07/23/2015

In October 2011, when Steve Jobs was gone, internet boiled up with analytics about the company’s immediate future. Most often it sounded like ‘This is the end’. Only lazy did not write and did not repeat a dumb phrases like: "In 2013, when all the ideas of Jobs end up, the company will be engaged in purely cosmetic innovations and fade" and "the Accountant" (that is, Tim Cook) will not be able to...

Will Nokia sell of its patents related to it’s HERE mapping business to German automanufacturers? - 07/22/2015

Nokia in talks with a consortium of German premium auto manufacturers for the sale of it’s HERE mapping business For those of us who had written-off Nokia’s map, would be surprised to find out that a consortium of Germany’s premium car manufacturers are finalizing a deal with Nokia wherein they will acquire it’s HERE map business for a cool 2.5-3 billion euros. Although the deal has not yet been...

FedEx order 50 Boeing 767s for $9.97 billion - 07/22/2015

Ever since the global economic crisis came about, cargo air traffic has been hit severely by a multitude of factors. However, with FedEx placing such a large order, it would seem that the economy is shaking and picking up once again. FedEx Corp, the world’s largest cargo company, plans on buying 50 Boeing 767-300 cargo airplanes over the span of 10 years. For Boeing, this is the biggest ever...

Qualcomm is downsizing and is likely to shift its R&D base to India - 07/21/2015

At the time of the announcement of its quarterly results, Qualcomm Corp is most likely to announce the laying-off of 10% of its workforce. As per the Information website, Qualcomm Inc is set to lay off several thousand employees from its payroll. More than 10% of its 30,000 strong workforce will supposedly receive the pink slip.   As per the Tech Website, Qualcomm will most probably...
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