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  • Snapchat, Dropbox, Spotify – 3 tech IPOs to look forward to this year

    06.02.2017

    2017 has been called the year of the tech IPOs (initial public offerings). A lot of tech giants are looking to go public this year - from social network Snapchat through cloud storage Dropbox all the way up to music streaming Spotify. Will they be tops or flops? This might determine not only the future of these companies, but also of their entire industries. Here’s what we know so far:

  • Apple to start making iPhones in Bangalore, India

    06.02.2017

    Apple will be moving a part of its iPhone production to India. As it has apparently become tradition nowadays (I’m looking at you, Donald), the news was made public on Twitter by Priyank Kharge, the Minister of IT of India state Karnataka.

  • Amazon adds 110,000 employees in one year

    06.02.2017

    E-commerce giant Amazon has been displaying a massive growth in employees in the last years and it isn’t showing any signs of stopping. Right now, the company has over 341,000 employees – that number was 30 percent lower last year. Five years ago, there were only 32,000 people working at Amazon.

  • Alphabet revenue shows it’s still after growth, not profit

    30.01.2017

    Alphabet, Google’s relatively new parent company (found in July 2015), just posted its fourth quarter earnings. And while the revenue beat analysts’ expectations, profit per share missed them. But there is a silver lining for Google here – it’s adding employees, making more money off diverse new fields and showing a great growth.

  • Does Amazon have an India Problem?

    30.01.2017

    According to CNN, Amazon is having troubles understanding the culture in India and is making misstep after misstep, despite investing billions into the country. Government officials have voiced their annoyance in public. So what did Amazon do?

  • Wackiest patent of the week: Apple iVape?

    30.01.2017

    Welcome to 2017, the year in which a patent application by Apple got published and the true intention of the company was finally revealed – the iVape. No, seriously. A patent that Apple published last year has now been revealed and it is for a vaporizer.

  • Amazon Dash buttons go online

    23.01.2017

    Remember the Dash Button? Originally revealed in April 2014, everyone thought it was an April joke at first. But it wasn’t – the button which allows you to press it and automatically orders a product via Amazon is a real thing. And now it’s coming to the online world too.

  • Netflix’s quarter marks huge growth, best one in its history

    23.01.2017

    The streaming service Netflix just recorded the best quarter since its creation 19 years ago. The service added an astonishing 7.05 million subscribers, many of them outside of the US. This lead to more profits and a happy stock market. Here’s why it happened:

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 release is approaching fast – here’s what we know

    23.01.2017

    The Galaxy S8 is just around the corner; even the most skeptical rumors put its release date as early as this April. A new leak has revealed new details about Samsung’s long-awaited flagship. Can the company make a strong return after the Note’s inglorious fate? Here are some rumors that indicate just how good the S8 might be:

  • Nintendo Switch price, release and other details revealed

    16.01.2017

    Nintendo has finally released more details on their first console since they last released the Wii U four years ago. The Nintendo Switch, which is a module device that allows for multiple ways of gaming, will be releasing on March 3 for 299 US dollars. Here’s what we know for now and our thoughts on it:

  • Yahoo leftovers to be renamed Altaba as Verizon deals move forward

    16.01.2017

    One of the most-discussed acquisitions in tech is apparently still happening. As a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed last week, Yahoo will be purchased by Verizon. However, a part of the once proud internet giant will stay behind with the name Altaba.

  • WhatsApp “backdoor” is actually an intended feature

    16.01.2017

    Last week on Friday, the Guardian published a report on a “backdoor” in WhatsApp that could allow for messages to be intercepted. Now security researchers and the company itself have explained that this is a known vulnerability and not an intended backdoor for Facebook or the government.

  • The 4 most exciting announcements CES 2017

    09.01.2017

    One of the most innovative and interesting trade shows the tech world has to offer just came to an end last weekend. And boy, it didn’t disappoint. We saw products that have the potential to change our ideas about technology in the coming years. Here are our 4 top products from CES 2017:

  • HTC sales fall to 12-year-low, but there’s still light at the end of the tunnel

    09.01.2017

    The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has been having troubles for a while. At the start of 2016, the company announced a drop in sales, equal to roughly one third compared to 2015. This year, the losses appear pretty much the same, with a 35 percent loss compared to the already weak 2016.

  • Just 10 years ago, Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone

    09.01.2017

    Really, ten years? Yes, almost exactly – on January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs showed the world a product that would change the world and how we communicate. On that day, the world saw the iPhone for the first time.

  • The top ten smartphone apps of 2016 by the numbers

    02.01.2017

    Which smartphone apps had the most users in the past year? Nielsen just published the data from 2016, showing how many unique users the most popular apps had. Think you have the answer? A lot of your hunches are probably right, but a few might of the top spots surprise you.

  • Alexa – Did your owner murder someone?

    02.01.2017

    In a case that raises some alarming questions about the Internet of Things, a police department in Arkansas has issued a warrant for the recordings from an Amazon Echo. The device, powered by Amazon's assistant, Alexa, might hold information vital to solving a murder case. But could a precedent so simple open the flood gates towards everyone being spied on?

  • Bitcoin is back on track with a 3-year high of 1,000 dollars

    02.01.2017

    Well that’s a surprise - Apparently Bitcoin hasn't been dead these past couple of years. Instead, the online currency has slowly been rebuilding itself. And it has been doing a good job of it. At the time of writing this article, it is creeping closer to the mark of 1,000 US dollars, a value Bitcoin last reached in January 2014.