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Facebook seeks India revenue boost with 'missed call' ads - KFGO

July 2, 2014 - 2:56am

Facebook seeks India revenue boost with 'missed call' ads
KFGO
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc wants its users in India to hang up on advertisers. The Internet social networking company is testing a new type of ad in the country that allows mobile phone users to click a button that calls a brand advertiser, ...

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Facebook's New Ad Effort Focuses on Emerging Markets - Wall Street Journal

July 2, 2014 - 2:41am

Wall Street Journal

Facebook's New Ad Effort Focuses on Emerging Markets
Wall Street Journal
Facebook's user growth is expanding rapidly in emerging markets such as South America and Asia. AFP/Getty Images. Facebook Inc. FB +1.14% Facebook Inc. Cl A U.S.: Nasdaq $68.06 +0.77 +1.14% July 1, 2014 4:00 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 32.82M ...
Facebook Debuts 'Missed Call' Ads in India So It Doesn't Miss a Huge Emerging ...Bloomberg
Facebook seeks India revenue boost with 'missed call' adsReuters Canada

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Review: Android Wear is about simplifying future - Financial Express

July 2, 2014 - 12:39am

Review: Android Wear is about simplifying future
Financial Express
In its first iteration, Google's Android Wear software for computerized wristwatches isn't so much a... Google adds more musical chops with Songza dealMicrosoft sides with Qualcomm in showdown over connected homeFrom big to giant: Behemoth TVs start ...

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The world's most American vehicle is... - iAfrica.com

July 1, 2014 - 11:44pm

World Tech Today

The world's most American vehicle is...
iAfrica.com
Cars.com has released its annual American-Made Index, with the Ford F-150 taking the top spot for the second year in a row. The ranking takes into account three factors to determine how "American" cars are, including domestic-parts content (percentage of a ...
Huh? 7 of the Top 10 'American-Made' Cars Are Japanese BrandsTIME
Ford F-150 Pickup Is Most 'American-Made' CarFox Business

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Lenovo Expects IBM and Motorola Deals to Be Completed by Year-End - NDTV

July 1, 2014 - 11:03pm

NDTV

Lenovo Expects IBM and Motorola Deals to Be Completed by Year-End
NDTV
Proposed purchases by China's Lenovo Group Ltd of IBM's low-end server unit and Google's Motorola Mobility business should be completed by year-end, Lenovo Chief Executive Officer Yang Yuanqing said on Wednesday. The deals are currently ...

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Lenovo Still Expects IBM Low-End Server Deal to Close This Year - Wall Street Journal

July 1, 2014 - 10:29pm

Reuters UK

Lenovo Still Expects IBM Low-End Server Deal to Close This Year
Wall Street Journal
After announcing the two deals in January, Lenovo said it expected both deals to close by the end of this year. Still, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal last month that U.S. security officials are looking into risks related to the IBM server ...
Lenovo expects IBM, Mobility deals to be completed by year endReuters UK

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The Most Important Things You Can Do With Google's New Smartwatches (GOOG) - Chron.com

July 1, 2014 - 9:56pm

The Most Important Things You Can Do With Google's New Smartwatches (GOOG)
Chron.com
You'll be able to buy smartwatches running Google's new operating system for wearable computers, Android Wear, starting this month. Here's a quick look at the most important features in Android Wear. We used Samsung's newest smartwatch, the Gear Live, ...

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Comcast announces Wi-Fi hotspots in Green Line stations - WHDH-TV

July 1, 2014 - 8:12pm

Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)

Comcast announces Wi-Fi hotspots in Green Line stations
WHDH-TV
Passengers riding the Green Line will soon be connected to more than just their destination. Tuesday Comcast announced new Wi-Fi hotspots on subway platforms from North Station to Kenmore. Most phones struggle to get internet service while commuters ...
To Xfinity WiFi we're all hotspots, but you don't have to bePCWorld (blog)
Comcast activates Xfinity WiFi hotspots at many Green Line MBTA stationsBoston Globe
Comcast Powers Xfinity WiFi Hotspots On Boston's MBTA Green Line On ...MarketWatch
Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)
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Is Making John Cena WWE Champion What's Really Best For Business? - Forbes

July 1, 2014 - 6:56pm

Forbes

Is Making John Cena WWE Champion What's Really Best For Business?
Forbes
When WWE's Money in the Bank pay-per-view event went off the air Sunday night, it closed with a defiant John Cena brandishing his newly won WWE World Heavyweight Championship belts. It was, for many fans, a disappointing finish, but hardly a surprise.

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Windows 9 preview expected this autumn - TrustedReviews

July 1, 2014 - 5:20pm

TrustedReviews

Windows 9 preview expected this autumn
TrustedReviews
A Windows 9 preview could launch this autumn ahead of the operating system's full release in 2015, latest reports have suggested. With Windows 9 currently doing the rounds under the codename 'Threshold', it has been suggested that the Windows 8 ...

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Microsoft Boosts Encryption For Outlook.com, OneDrive - CruxialCIO

July 1, 2014 - 3:46pm

CruxialCIO

Microsoft Boosts Encryption For Outlook.com, OneDrive
CruxialCIO
Microsoft has upped encryption for its Outlook and OneDrive cloud email and storage services. The company said it made the move in part to keep governments' prying eyes off user data. Reuters ...

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Google buys Songza, a Pandora-like player where context is king - CNET

July 1, 2014 - 3:29pm

ABC News

Google buys Songza, a Pandora-like player where context is king
CNET
For all the flash of Apple buying Beats, Google's purchase of Songza gives it an online music service focused on anticipatory contextual playlists -- key to an "Internet of Things" future. by Joan E. Solsman · @joan_e; July 1, 2014 1:00 PM PDT. comments. 0.
Google Buying Songza to Enrich Digital Music ServicesBusinessweek
Google Buys Streaming-Music Service SongzaWall Street Journal
Google's Latest Buy Is Full of HitsABC News
Reuters -Bloomberg -USA TODAY
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Microsoft thumbs nose at NSA, hardens crypto for Outlook, OneDrive - Register

July 1, 2014 - 3:06pm

Microsoft thumbs nose at NSA, hardens crypto for Outlook, OneDrive
Register
Microsoft has flipped the switch to activate stronger encryption on its OneDrive and Outlook.com cloud services as part of a broader effort to make it harder for the NSA and other spying agencies to snoop on its customers' data. Specifically, Outlook.com now ...

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Vine Adds Loop Counts to Chart Video Popularity - PC Magazine

July 1, 2014 - 2:25pm

Vine Adds Loop Counts to Chart Video Popularity
PC Magazine
The top right-hand corner of your Vine now includes a running tally of how many times people have played it. 0shares. Vine Loop Counts. Twitter on Tuesday updated its Vine video service with loop counts to help you determine the popularity of your ...

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FTC: T-Mobile knowingly added bogus charges to bills - USA TODAY

July 1, 2014 - 2:16pm

USA TODAY

FTC: T-Mobile knowingly added bogus charges to bills
USA TODAY
The Federal Trade Commission accused wireless carrier T-Mobile of adding bogus charges totaling "hundreds of millions of dollars" on customers' accounts without their consent. In a statement released Tuesday, the FTC alleges T-Mobile placed charges on ...
T-Mobile put lots of bogus charges on customers' bills, FTC allegesLos Angeles Times
FTC Accuses T-Mobile of Billing Customers for Bogus ServicesWall Street Journal
FTC charges T-Mobile with bogus third-party billingZDNet
New York Times -Businessweek -Washington Post
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Samsung's 850 Pro is the first consumer SSD to use 3D NAND - ExtremeTech

July 1, 2014 - 2:09pm

Samsung's 850 Pro is the first consumer SSD to use 3D NAND
ExtremeTech
Today Samsung is taking the lid off its new 850 Pro SSD — the first consumer drive to use 3D NAND and the replacement for the 840 Pro, which debuted in 2012. The launch of a 3D NAND drive is particularly important given that vertical NAND is believed to ...

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Telecommunications firm launches rural networks - Chron.com

July 1, 2014 - 1:44pm

Telecommunications firm launches rural networks
Chron.com
HARDWICK, Vt. (AP) — The telecommunications company VTel is marking the launch of a statewide high-speed communications network that will serve rural Vermont. The Tuesday event will mark the launch of the company's wireless network that will reach ...

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Vine's New Loop Count Is Perfect For Advertisers - Forbes

July 1, 2014 - 12:48pm

AppAdvice

Vine's New Loop Count Is Perfect For Advertisers
Forbes
Its six-second loop was just long enough for one idea, one recurring message, or one jingle. And while Vine, which Twitter launched in early 2013, might not have grown into something mainstream users turned to often, it was gold to creative types: comedians ...
Vine unveils loop counts to track clipsUSA TODAY
Vine introduces loop counts to highlight popular videosVentureBeat
Narcissism wins again with Vine's 'Loop Count'TechRadar UK
ABC News (blog) -AppAdvice -TechCrunch
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GM reunites Detroit veteran with stolen '79 Corvette after 33 years - MLive.com

July 1, 2014 - 12:39pm

CBS Local

GM reunites Detroit veteran with stolen '79 Corvette after 33 years
MLive.com
For the first time in 33 years, the 71-year-old Vietnam veteran started his 1979 Chevrolet Corvette, which was stolen from him along Detroit's Jefferson Avenue in 1981. "This is overwhelming," he said. "This is a blessing to me." On June 13, Talley received a ...
GM returns stolen Corvette to owner after 33 yearsFresno Bee

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Microsoft Just Improved Security for OneDrive and Outlook.com - SYS-CON Media (press release)

July 1, 2014 - 12:20pm

Microsoft Just Improved Security for OneDrive and Outlook.com
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Microsoft announced a trio of security-focused nuggets on Tuesday. First up, Outlook.com is now cloaked in Transport Layer Security (TLS), cryptographic protocols used to safeguard data traveling between users – this works for both outbound and inbound ...

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