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Microsoft cuts Windows 8 license to cheap devices 0

In an attept to counter cheaper computers like Google Chromebooks, Microsoft is said to be slashing the license cost of Windows 8.1 by as much as 70 percent for manufacturers

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Facebook acquires WhatsApp messaging app 0

Just an hour ago, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company has bought messaging app WhatsApp for a whopping $16 billion. And if that is not enough, Zuckerberg also

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Studio behind BioShock Infinite disbands 0

Irrational Games, the studio behind critically-acclaimed video games like System Shock 2 and BioShock Infinite, will be closing shop after 17 years of service. In an open letter posted on

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Candy Crush Saga maker files for IPO 0

King Digital Entertainment Plc, the Dublin-based mobile game developer behind the successful puzzle game Candy Crush Saga, has announced its application for initial public offering in the United States, hoping

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Online shop Rakuten purchases Viber for $900 million 0

Rakuten, the Japanese rival of Amazon, has announced its purchase of internet voice-calling app Viber for $900 million. This would be the first time Rakuten ventures into mobile communications. Viber

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Report: Steve Jobs wanted Mac-power Sony VAIO laptops 2

Fresh out of Japan, a news report suggests that Steve Jobs was considering to establish a partnership with Sony and launch a Sony VAIO laptop that runs on Mac OS.

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Microsoft names Satya Nadella as new CEO 0

The Microsoft board of directors has chosen a long-time employee as the next CEO to lead the company. Satya Nadella, age 46, is the company’s third CEO in its 39-year

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Google sells Motorola to Lenovo for $3 billion 0

Google has confirmed on its website that it has sold its Motorola unit to Chinese PC maker Lenovo for $2.91 billion. The deal consists of $660 million in cash and

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Google acquires artificial intelligence company DeepMind 0

Google will be shelling out as much as $400 million to acquire DeepMind, a London-based artificial intelligence company that keeps its projects hush-hush. Re/code got the scoop after Google confirmed

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Google acquires Nest home automation for $3.2 billion 0

Well, this is a surprise. Nest, the company behind a line of home automation device, has announced its acquisition from Google. It comes as mild shock because founders Tony Fadell

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