25 October 2014

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Facebook launches Rooms app for anonymous sharing of interests
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has taken the wraps off a new app for iOS called Rooms that brings people together around their interests. A "room" is a feed of photos, videos and text like Facebook or Instagram, but the focus is on a single topic chosen by the ...


Microsoft Q1 sales jump, but Nokia drags down earnings
Microsoft revenue leaped 25 percent in the first quarter but profit dropped, dragged down by expenses tied to its ongoing wave of layoffs and to the integration of Nokia's phone business. Revenue hit $23.2 billion in the quarter ended Sept. 30, easily ...

India Today

Google Outlines How to Move From iOS to Android
PC Magazine
Apple beat Google to the punch with an Android-to-iOS guide, but Google has now restored the balance....Google has never been one to shy away from the smartphone ...

Wall Street Journal

Ello converts to a PBC to remain ad free
Social network Ello has announced that it will continue to remain ad free, despite recent speculations that suggested it will be forced to allow paid ads onto its network. What's Hot on ZDNet. Microsoft reveals audacious plans to tighten security with Windows ...

Christian Science Monitor

Airbag defects affect millions
Bend Bulletin
WASHINGTON — More than 30 million cars and trucks nationwide are equipped with dangerously defective airbags, congressional officials say, a number that raises questions about whether the U.S. auto industry can handle what could become the largest ...

Master Herald

Surface Isn't Dead As Revenue Doubles With Microsoft's Third Version
Microsoft's division in charge of the Surface hardware has doubled its revenue over the last year, with the team reporting revenue of $908 million for the quarter which ended on Sept. 30. Ben Kepes takes a look at Microsoft's Q3 numbers in more detail here on ...


Are Consumers Ditching Their Tablets For PCs?
Intel's Intel's latest financial figures released recently paint a rather rosy picture not just for the company as a whole, but for PC's too. The humble personal computer has seen sales nose-dive during the last six years of financial problems, but sales of other ...


Hackers use Ebola outbreak to trick users into downloading malware
CYBER CRIMMINALS are taking advantage of the recent Ebola outbreak to trick unsuspecting web users into downloading malware sent in emails that purport to come from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Uncovered by security researchers at ...


Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer
Maryville Daily Times
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg (left) speaks during a dialogue with students as a newly-appointed member to the advisory board for Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management Wednesday in Beijing, China. Posted: Friday, October 24, ...

Apple and Facebook Chiefs Navigate China Visits
China Digital Times
In an interview with Chinese news portal Sina.com, Mr. Cook said the Cupertino, Calif., gadget maker will also increase investment in China by an unspecified amount. “In the future China will become Apple's biggest revenue contributor,” he said, according to ...

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