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Paul Allen opens office in Silicon valley

Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, has opened an office in Silicon Valley to invest in emerging technology and Internet companies. The Palo Alto office will operate under the name Vulcan Capital, the investment arm of Vulcan Inc., the company that manages Allen’s personal fortune of around 15,000 million (11,600 million Euros). The 60-years-old, co-founded with Bill […]

BlackBerry returns to profitability

BlackBerry has stabilized their standings on the Wall Street but without much enthusiasm before the publication of the results. It was a positive surprise for the American technology giants, who had been on the verge of losing battle with Apple and Samsung with respect to smartphones. In the last quarter, the Canadian manufacturer of mobile phones […]

Microsoft releases its "transparency report"

As do Google and Twitter, Microsoft has begun publishing called "transparency reports" which, in reality, does not mean they do business with their cookies or customer data, but what different government agencies ask about customer data. The report states that they have received 75,000 applications for police from different countries to meet user data from Microsoft and mentioned names such as U.S., […]

Motorola loses another patent lawsuit

Microsoft did not infringe patents owned by Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility when they made Xbox, according to the International Trade Commission ITC. Failure to sign will end the uncertainty hanging over the consoles in July. Microsoft had accused Motorola Mobility of infringing five patents when the suit was filed in 2010. Though four of them have been dismissed, it is […]

EU Fines Microsoft $561 Million

Joaquin Almunia, European Commissioner for Competition, has announced a penalty of 561 million Euros to Microsoft by skipping the engagement with the authorities on the choice of browsers on your operating system. The fine has an exemplary character because Microsoft is the first company to break an agreement with European authorities, even for a technical failure as Microsoft […]

Apple set to pay for children’s download

Apple has reached a settlement to resolve a class action of parents, who had sued the company for allowing minors to download free games and asking for micropayments later on. Apple could end up paying around $ 100 million, but would not have to pay that money as the technology giants are preparing to add $ […]

Google stock price $ 800 mark

The share of the technology giants, has reached $ 806.85 for the first time in the history of the company. Their stock closed on the NASDAQ in New York over the barrier of $ 800 Tuesday. So far, the Californian-based company has accumulated 13% rise in share this year. However, the value of the firm increased by […]

The tablet is key to accelerating the mobility of firms, according to Gartner

It is predicted that more than a billion smartphones and tablets will be sold in 2013. And the percentage of the smartphones will be 70% of all devices sold this year, according to consultancy Gartner, which has organized a symposium in Barcelona to discuss the impact of mobility in business. “For most businesses smartphones and tablets will not entirely replace PCs, […]

Computer sale seeks a significant drop in Europe

Computer sales in Europe fell by 8.4% in 2011. According to data from Gartner, 58 million units have reportedly been sold during the year. During the last quarter of the year, the sales of the personal computers declined to 11.7% (15.3 million units) over the same period of 2011. In the last quarter, the decline […]

Mayer criticizes the Yahoo-Microsoft deal

Marissa Mayer wasted no time to break the taboo of their agreement to rent the company’s search engine to Microsoft. In addition to paying, they lose market their respective share to Google. Yahoo signed a 10 year long agreement with Microsoft in 2010, hoping that the collaboration will cause trouble to the other technology giant, […]

Nintendo set to cut price of Wii U sales

Nintendo has rectified its forecasts announcing annual losses, the year ending in March, about 180 million Euros instead of the anticipated benefits. They have arguably suffered their first annual loss in three decades. Nintendo’s flagship product, the new Wii U, has not had the impact of the above. They initially planned to distribute 5.5 million units worldwide. However, […]

China set to lift the ban on game consoles

China is considering lifting the ban on game consoles, established in 2000 to "safeguard the mental development of children", as reported by China Daily. In November, PlayStation 3 from Sony received quality certification from the Chinese authorities, which gave the first clue. "We are reviewing the policy and have done some surveys and discussions with other ministries […]


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