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Google buys virtual imaging patents from Foxconn

Google has bought virtual imaging patents from Taiwanese supplier Foxconn that could be used in its interactive “Google Glass” devices, according to a document acquired by AFP on Saturday. No details were released on the amount of the transaction. The…

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Facebook plans to test mobile payments

Facebook plans to test a mobile payments service that lets users make purchases inside mobile applications using payment information they have added to their account on the social network. Facebook said Thursday that it is working on a “very small…

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Is Apple Losing its Innovative Edge?

When consumer products become so popular and ubiquitous that they become synonymous with an entire industry, manufacturers know they have reached the peak within their industry. Take Kleenex and Jacuzzi for instance. Both Kleenex and Jacuzzi are brand names in…

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iPhone 5 most popular smartphone in Britain

The Apple iphone 5 is officially Britain’s highest selling mobile according to the uSwitch.com mobile tracker website. Based on searches, pre-orders and sales the smartphone has captured the imagination of the public in large numbers, following its highly publicised  launch…

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App developed by 15-year-old bought for millions by Yahoo

It is high times for Nick D’Aloisio who has sold an app he designed to Yahoo! in a deal believed to be worth tens of millions of pounds. The teenager, who developed the app at the age of just 15…

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EA admit it was a ‘dumb’ SimCity Launch

EA has apologised for the chaotic launch of their latest version of city building game SimCity. General Manager Lucy Bradshaw admitted that EA and game studio Maxis had incorrectly setup servers – which is where the problem stem from. “A…

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Microsoft fined £484m for failing to offer rival browsers in Windows

Microsoft has been fined by the European Commission for failing to offer a choice of rival internet browsers. The software giant had promised to make a choice of browsers available to its Windows users in Europe following an anti-trust battle…

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