Category: Business

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Google (You Tube) buying Twitch for $1 Billion

If you don’t know what Twitch is, it is a very popular livestreaming service dedicated to gaming, formerly called “Justin TV”. Over the past 2 years, Twitch has dominated the market for online amateur gaming streamers. Currently, Twitter is blowing up with a rumour that You Tube is going to buy...

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Camden is first London Borough to get free Wi-Fi

Camden, arguably the most trendy and vibrant of all the London Boroughs, has become the first to offer free Wi-Fi throughout its streets and open spaces. The service will be available free for the first 30 minutes of use. Communications infrastructure firm Arqiva will be building the necessary infrastructure over the course...

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Google cosies up to Samsung with OLED Glass displays

It’s not a secret that some companies are getting wary of Samsung’s huge presence in the Android market. In Q1 2013 alone, the company shipped 106.6 million handsets, capturing almost 30% of the worldwide market. Apple have recently made bold moves away from the Korean giant, changing its suppliers for a...

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Apple fined over illegal copyright violation

Apple has been hit with a fine in China after it was determined they illegally distributed copyrighted material via their online book store. It represents another case in a long line of legal cases brought against the company in the last few months. China Daily reports that the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate...

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Foxconn takes on more staff to ramp up iPhone production?

Apple has asked manufacturing firm Foxconn to take on additional staff at its Zhengzhou factory, Bloomberg reports. Foxconn apparently began hiring at the factory a month ago, adding to the current workforce of between 250,000 and 300,000 people. Workers have been recruited at Foxconn’s plant in Zhengzhou, eastern China, for...

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Microsoft to release a smartwatch, WSJ reports

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft are to throw their hat into the smartwatch game, joining Apple, Samsung and Google. The WSJ, citing unnamed supply chain sources, claim that Microsoft asked Asian suppliers to ship device components pertaining to an unconfirmed smartwatch. Microsoft would be joining other companies...

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Bitcoins: Explained

Bitcoin is the “first decentralised digital currency”. Effectively, rather than transferring currency via bank or online banking service, such as PayPal, Bitcoin lets you make direct P2P payments with ‘Bitcoins’ (BTC). Benefits of the system include a lack of regulation — whereby international banks won’t take a commission on transactions...

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Amazon acquires Goodreads, a social network for books

Amazon have today issued a press release announcing their acquisition of Goodreads, a social networking site based around book recommendations. According to the press release, Goodreads has over 16 million members, contributing to more than 30,000 online book clubs. Whilst Amazon have now acquired the company, the site’s primary retailer is...

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Google Glass breaks the ‘made in China’ trend

We’re used to pretty much everything we own coming, at least at some point, from China. No electronic device, item of clothing or indeed any other material good seems to lack the notorious ‘Made In China’ sticker. Originally the reserve of cheap tacky items, China are now the global industry...

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HavenCo Returns, as a VPN Service?

SEALAND have today announced the return of HavenCo, a data haven based on the principality, after being offline for 5 years, and not accepting customers for 10 years. It’s not entirely clear as to what it will do exactly, but VPNs have been confirmed and secure storage solutions are also...