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October 03, 2013

Twitter Goes Public: What’s Next?

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Twitter has prepared its IPO and will make a full presentation soon. The popular microblogging site may or may not finalize its plans before the American Thanksgiving hoiday in November. What Has Already Been Done? Twitter started work on its IPO on September 12 when the company presented Form S-1 to the Securities and Exchange Commission. This is the usual first step in planning an IPO for American companies. Form S-1 includes financial results for all previous periods, business...

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September 27, 2013

Facebook gets into payment solutions

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The popular social network Facebook has apparently ended its payment solutions experiment and begun rolling it out to the public this week. Tech blog AllThingsD is reporting that the social network’s new feature, “Autofill with Facebook,” has been deployed as of Monday. The new service is exactly as described—once users take the option of filling in their payment information, such as credit card details, into the the Autofill fields, they can save this information, shop...

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September 26, 2013

Microsoft presented Surface Pro 2 with Haswell processor and new base

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Microsoft announced Surface Pro 2, the new version of flag 10,6" Windows Tablet. As we see, the outside changes are really negligible – device has the same size, weight and color. But company representatives assure that even if their product outer face is unchanged, the performance capabilities have changed greatly. Panos Panay, the vice president of Microsoft, announced: “We improved the performance by 20%. When earlier the device worked quickly, now it has lightning...

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September 18, 2013

What does iOS 7 mean for iPad, iPhone, and iPod users?

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  iOS 7, the latest version of the mobile operating system created by Apple for its mobile devices, is finally available to download. The update can be installed on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch compatible with this operating system, either by choosing the “software update” option from your device’s configuration menu, or by using the recently released ITunes 11.1. So what has changed with the new Apple operating system? The most obvious change is the new front-end...

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September 17, 2013

Google buys Bump mobile app

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Bump, an extremely popular mobile application that had previously raised about US $20 million in funding, has been acquired by Google. What is Bump? It’s an app that takes advantage of near field communication (NFC) to let users transfer digital content (such as photos and videos) from one mobile device to another with a single touch. Just “bump” an iPhone, iPod or iPad against another one with the app installed, and voila: You’ve just shared photos or other files with...

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September 11, 2013

Innovation dead end...or evolutionary step?

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Yesterday, we witnessed the unveiling of a plain smartphone, and a really good smartphone. You can safely ignore anyone who tells you that Apple was showing nothing more than trash. It’s clear that the iPhone 5s will be a success worldwide and sell many, many units. There’s no reason why it wouldn’t—after all, the new smartphone has everything it needs to succeed. First of all, the new phone has a universally tried-and-true design—we probably all remember the way...

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September 10, 2013

Apple’s Futuristic Accessories

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Wearable tech may very well have a future. And it could be a company like Apple that creates an entirely new category of wearable products whose popularity will reach the level of the iPhone. Of course, this won’t happen anytime soon, but smart watches and other similar goods may become more than just product innovations, but an absolute necessity that sees everyday use. Apple’s representatives seem sure about that, at least. At the D11 Conference in May, Tim Cook made the...

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September 05, 2013

Inside the Microsoft-Nokia Acquisition

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On the 3rd of September, Microsoft and Nokia entered one of the biggest business deals we’ve seen recently in the mobile space: Microsoft is buying almost all Nokia devices, its business services, licenses and patents. According to the terms of the transaction, Microsoft is going to pay 3.79B EUR for company’s devices and business services, and also 1.65B EUR for the licenses and patents. The total transaction is valued at 5.44B EUR, cash. Microsoft tapped its offshore financial...

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August 29, 2013

How wll Eruditor Group spend $12 million in investments?

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The company Eruditor Group is well-known due to its successful work in the area of leveraging web-based tech to help more than 400,000 customers recruiting private specialists of all disciplines in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and of course, Russia. The company recently received a new round of funding amounting to $12M from such established investment organizations as Frontier Ventures, Intel Capital and Runa Capital. The funding will be committed to the development of new projects with a focus on...

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August 29, 2013

Facebook updated for mobile

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Facebook has released a new update for Facebook Login which has simplified the lives of mobile users of the popular social network service. Let’s examine these recent Facebook innovations. They definitely suggest two conclusions: First, the company is out to make a lot of money from its billion users; and second, Facebook’s priority is updating its mobile version. This strategy has led to a significant increase in company revenue because more than 101 million USA users visit their...

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