Xiaomi is now the third-largest smartphone manufacturer

Collen Kriel | October 30th

An IDC report released yesterday, October 29, reports a 25.2% growth from Q3 2013 in the amount of smartphones shipped. This year’s third quarter figure is 327.6 million; a rise of 8.7%...»

Apple iPhone may soon be on sale in Iran

Collen Kriel | October 30th

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple Inc. is in early stage discussions with distributors about the possibility of selling Apple products in Iran. According to people familiar with the situation,...»

MCX speaks out over CurrentC hack and their position on Apple Pay

Collen Kriel | October 30th

On Wednesday, Merchant Consumer Exchange (MCX), the group behind CurrentC, spoke out regarding reports that its system was hacked and their stance on Apple Pay in member stores. In an online press conference,...»

Fabric: Twitter wants developers to build the future of mobile software

Saroj Kar | October 29th

On the occasion of Twitter's Flight conference held last week in San Francisco, the company unveiled Fabric, a software development kit designed to help developers build, develop and monetize their mobile apps. The tool contains three parts: Twitter...»

Analysis: IBM-Twitter deal marks Big Data ascendancy

Paul Gillin | October 29th

IBM's landmark alliance with Twitter, Inc. is a symbol of the changes that are sweeping through the IT industry, transforming both the role of technology and who uses it inside corporations. The deal also shows...»

Inhaled meds get wearable trackers

Mellisa Tolentino | October 29th

This week’s Smart Health roundup features a medication activity tracker, a new platform for hardware and software designed for mobile retinal imaging and predictive analytics, and a budget-friendly health tracker for only $12.

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Ebola scares lead surge in downloads of mobile game Plague, Inc.

Kyt Dotson | October 29th

As news of Ebola outbreaks begins to percolate through the news media and popular TV shows run episodes themed by infectious diseases the gaming public has increasingly shown interest in Plague, Inc. a game about outbreaks. Plague, Inc....»

How to kill YouTube ads

Mellisa Tolentino | October 29th

Supposedly out to eliminate annoying ads on YouTube videos, Google’s video-sharing service is said to be working on a paid-subscription model. The effort is reportedly led by Google veteran executive Susan Wojcicki, who took over YouTube...»

Watson Analytics is the step between data and visualization | #ibminsight

Rachel Schramm | October 29th

Watson Analytics is designed to discover "what's actually interesting" in a customer's data, according to Marc Altshuller, vice president of Product Management and Business Analytics at IBM. Using predictive technology and cognitive discovery, Watson Analytics

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Bitcoin Weekly 2014 October 29: Bitcoin sidechains, the Bits debate, identify scams and frauds, G+ Bitcoin community

Kyt Dotson | October 29th

This week in Bitcoin is still overshadowed by last week's Bitcoin sidechains AMA by the authors of a vastly popular whitepaper on this technology that might fundamentally change how the Bitcoin protocol can be used. Scams can be fairly...»