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Amazon Pushes Cloud Product for Consumers

Not to be outdone by other consumer tech companies that offer free online storage, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) now offers free cloud-based storage as well. The service is a means ...
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Google Buys Jetpac, Ends Apple Support

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) bought city guide app creator Jetpac and immediately announced it would withdraw its product from Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) store. The battle between the two app stores ...
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Worldwide Smartphone Sales Top 300 Million

The extent to which smartphones continue to replace desktop and laptop PCs and even threaten tablets was evident from second quarter 2014 sales figures. Worldwide smartphone sales passed 300 million ...
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Women Mobile Gamers Ruled — Even Before Kim Kardashian

Since its late June launch by Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood has been estimated to be raking in about $700,000 a day, on its way ...
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Baird’s 4 Top Speculative Risk Tech Stocks to Buy Now

Despite the intense beating the market took last week, both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq are still up almost 5% for the year. The top sector for investors through ...
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Can Apple Save IBM?

The tables have been turned over time. Decades ago, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) could not get businesses to buy its Macs. They were relegated to classrooms and individual buyers. After ...
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Why Is Apple Running Commercials for Fitness Apps?

One of the rumors about the new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 6 is that it will be the ultimate fitness tool. The smartphone allegedly will do everything from measure ...
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Will Windows 9 Transform Microsoft? More Windows 8 vs. Back to Windows 7

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has had two things going for it since Satya Nadella took over the role of Chief Executive Officer from Steve Ballmer. The most obvious is that ...
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Three Serious Takeover Candidates in Data Security

Demand for security software continues to grow, as corporations and governments around the world look to protect their precious data. From the looks of things, demand is growing and the ...
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Yodlee Files for IPO — Financial Apps Galore!

What happens at new all-time highs in the stock market? Outside of everyone seeming to be more happy, you generally start to see more market-sensitive initial public offering filings and ...
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The Business of Covering Apple

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) almost certainly is the most widely covered company in the world, as nearly every general news operation, business website and paper, tech news medium and a small ...
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Google’s One Set-Top Box Too Many

According to a number of media reports, Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) will release a set-top box. Presumably the product is meant to allow it to compete with new generation products ...
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Why Oracle Made a Bid for Micros Systems

In an attempt to gain a stronger foothold in the retail and hospitality industries, Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) reportedly is nearing a deal to acquire Micros Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRS). ...
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Mobile Fitness Apps See Huge Growth

Over the past six months, daily usage of health and fitness apps has grown by 62%, a growth rate that is 87% faster than the mobile apps industry as a ...
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Facebook Hit With Huge Outage, Then Recovers

Update: As of 4:31 a.m. in New York, the Facebook site has recovered, at least here. According to many news reports, Facebook Inc.'s (NASDAQ: FB) service is down around the ...
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