Sydney, Australia will be the location of Microsoft’s first flagship store not on American soil

James Farrell | April 21st

Microsoft has elected Sydney, Australia, as the location of its first ever store located outside of North America, where the company currently has 119 stores situated in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. The move promises not...»

MyEarth app visualizes energy saving efforts by letting you save a virtual polar bear

Collen Kriel | April 21st

If you’ve ever wondered what impact – if any – your daily recycling or water saving efforts have on the environment, there is a new app that wants to help you keep track of your contribution in a...»

Android Wear is getting a massive update, here’s what you need to know

Collen Kriel | April 21st

In a bid to make Android Wear more “helpful”, Google Inc. is rolling out a major update to its smartwatch operating system over the coming weeks. Announced Monday, the update includes a new app...»

By next year you may be able to buy a Nokia smartphone again

Collen Kriel | April 21st

Nokia Technologies, one of only three business units of the once dominant Finnish mobile phone maker to remain, may be staging a re-entry into the consumer smartphone market as early as 2016. Sources familiar...»

Spammy: Twitter now allows users to accept DMs from anyone

Duncan Riley | April 21st

Twitter Inc. has changed the way its direct messaging (DM) service works by introducing the ability to receive DM's from anyone. Previously users could only receive DM's from people they were following, although as TechCrunch notes some...»

SaaS customer support startup Freshdesk raises $50 million Series E

Duncan Riley | April 20th

SaaS customer support startup Freshdesk Inc. has raised $50 million Series E in a round led by Tiger Global that included Accel Partners and Google Capital. Founded in 2010, Freshdesk offers a customer support solution that is...»

Mobilegeddon: Google to boot non-mobile friendly sites from mobile search results

Duncan Riley | April 20th

Google Inc., is about to change the way it ranks sites, and if your website isn't mobile friendly you may be about to lose a pile of search engine referred traffic. Dubbed Mobilegeddon and due to...»

Top 25 public gaming companies earned $54.1 billion last year, industry up 10% overall

Eric David | April 20th

The video game industry shows no signs of slowing as the global game market grew 10.4 percent in 2014, according to research firm Newzoo. Last year, the top 25 companies in gaming earned of $54.1 billion in...»

How the desire for Jedi killed Star Wars Galaxies

Eric David | April 20th

While the "New Game Enhancement" update is considered by many to be the death blow that eventually killed Star Wars Galaxies, former creative director Raph Koster says the seeds for the game's...»

Teradata rolls out warehouse appliance, adds virtualization feature

Paul Gillin | April 20th

While Teradata Corp.’s recent acquisitions should leave little doubt that the data warehousing giant is serious about distributed Hadoop Big Data, the company is also demonstrating that it hasn't forgotten about the big integrated appliances that...»