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Javier Soltero leaves Microsoft


Javier Soltero leaves Microsoft

Javier Soltero, Microsoft's corporate vice president in charge of the virtual digital assistant Cortana is leaving the company according to a report. Soltero was recognized as a rising star within Microsoft, by CEO Satya Nadella during his first year in office.

Samsung sues its Russian Brand Ambassador for using an iPhone X on camera


Ksenia Sobchak (left) pictured using her iPhone X

Ksenia Sobchak, a Russian politician, TV anchor, journalist, socialite and actress is also the Brand Ambassador for Samsung in Russia. She was sued by the company for a sum of $1.6 million for using an iPhone X during a television interview.

CVS now supports Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay in nationwide pharmacies


CVS now supports Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay in nationwide pharmacies

CVS will now customers to use Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay in its pharmacies across the United States. This is a great victory for both the payment providers and the customers.

The first-ever Presidential Alert is headed to every US phone


The first-ever Presidential Alert is headed to every US phone

Today, the United States is set to receive its first ever "Presidential Alert", a routine test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Google Inbox app to shut down in March 2019


Google Inbox app to shut down in March 2019Inbox by GMail was launched by Google a couple of years ago aiming to offer a better email experience to its users. Instead of being an alternative to GMail, the app was meant to be an active platform for Google to test new features it could bring to GMail.

HMD Global purchases PureView brand, reunites it with Nokia


HMD Global purchases PureView brand, reunites it with Nokia

HMD Global recently purchased the PureView trademark from Microsoft, thus reuniting the Nokia and PureView brands, ensuring a possible Nokia PureView device in our future.

Google wants to appeal European Commission fine


Google wants to appeal European Commission fine

The European Commission (EC) recently imposed a record $5 billion fine on Google for taking unfair advantage of its monopolistic digital services. Google's CEO Sundar Pichai has posted a memo on the company's corporate blog in response to allegations.

T-Mobile's new International Data Pass costs $5 per day


T-Mobile's new Simple Global Plan costs $5 per day

Are you someone who often travels internationally? If so T-Mobile is announcing a new plan that may be of interest to you. Priced at just $5 a day, its users will get Unlimited calls and texts along with 512MB of 4G LTE data.

European Commission wants to fine Google over antitrust practices


European Commission wants to fine Google over antitrust practices

The European Commission is concluding an investigation in began in 2013 regarding Google's policy on Android and phone manufacturers. According to reports, the fine against Google could be as high as 5-billion (4.34 billion euros).

The Indian mobile phone landscape - H1, 2015


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The Indian mobile phone landscape - H1, 2015

The mobile phone market is extremely dynamic and has been growing rapidly over the years. The Indian market itself is a good example of how the market has grown, and is expected to continue to grow in the years ahead. Gadget research website 91mobiles has put together their own study of emerging trends in the Indian smartphone market, and compiled some infographics predicting what we can expect in the coming months.

Nokia announces sale of HERE for $3.07 billion to Audi AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG


Nokia announces sale of HERE mapping service

Nokia announced on Monday, that it has sold its HERE mapping service to a German auto consortium made up of Audi AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG. The price of the sale came to the equivalent of $3.07 billion USD. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016, and Nokia expects to book proceeds of $2.75 billion USD. The company will report a profit on the sale.

Need for Speed returning to consoles and PC in 2015


Need for Speed returning to consoles and PC in 2015

During its yearly financial call, EA confirmed that the Need for Speed racing franchise will be returning to high end consoles and PCs in 2015. Last year we saw the company breaking its chain after releasing Need for Speed for 13 consecutive years.

ZTE Nubia Z9 Max sales delayed by one month as a result of production issues


ZTE Nubia Z9 Max sales delayed by one monthAccording to a post by ZTE on its Weibo page, the company is facing a delay in the sale of the ZTE Nubia Z9 Max by one month as a result of production issues. The handset was introduced by the company last month, alongside the ZTE Nubia Z9 mini, and was expected to go on sale tomorrow. ZTE blamed the delay on the complex production and manufacturing process required to build the Nubia Z9 Max.

Nokia purchases Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion


Nokia purchases Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billionAfter two years of discussion, Nokia has announced its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent for a sum of $16.6 billion. The transition will combine two of the smallest network equipment firms in Europe, thus better equipping them to take on industry leaders like Ericsson and Huawei.

WhatsApp for Windows Phone set to receive voice calling feature


WhatsApp for Windows Phone will gain voice calling featureWhatsApp for Android was recently updated to support voice calling between Android users. WhatsApp for iOS is also expected to gain the voice calling feature in just a matter of weeks, but it will have to work within the fenced-in iOS infrastructure.

Now the WhatsApp team have confirmed that they will be bringing the voice calling feature to Windows Phone users.

Microsoft celebrates 40th birthday


Microsoft celebrates 40th birthday

On April 4th, 1975, two young men, Bill Gates, aged 19 and Paul Allen aged 22, left Harvard and Washington State and set up shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with an idea to put a computer in every home, on every desk. This marked the birth of Microsoft.

Next Windows 10 for phones build will support "a lot more" phones, here's the entire list


Next Windows 10 for phones build will support "a lot more" phones, here's the entire list

When Microsoft rolled out the First Technical Preview of Windows 10 for phones, the company allowed only a select few handsets the ability to install the preview version of the company's next mobile operating system. This was due to a "system partition" issue. Now, the company has revealed that the next build of Windows 10 for phones will support "a lot" more phones.

WhatsApp for iOS will support voice calls in just a matter of weeks


WhatsApp for iOS will support voice calls in just a matter of weeksDuring the Facebook F8 developer conference on Thursday, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton made it clear that the feature allowing live phone calls to be made from the app will be offered to iOS users in a matter of weeks. He stated that WhatsApp had just the last year getting the feature for Android users, and that the iOS platform was the next in line for the update.

HTC appoints Cher Wang as new CEO, Peter Chou stays on as head of HTC Future Development Lab



HTC (formerly High-Tech Computer Corporation) was founded by Peter Chou, Cher Wang, and H. T. Cho (oddly familiar initials) back in 1997. Ever since, the company has evolved from being an ODM for others like Compaq Computers and T-Mobile to becoming a standalone branded smartphone manufacturer.

Twitter acquires live-video streaming startup Periscope


Twitter acquires live-video streaming startup Periscope
Twitter has just revealed details regarding its acquisition of live-video streaming app Periscope, which it closed a month ago. In fact Periscope was still in the process of privately beta testing its app when it started negotiating with Twitter. As it happened, one of the beta testers was a Twitter exec who knew one of Periscope’s co-founders.

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