Google North Bayshore Campus Photos

Google is proposing a crazy new futuristic campus – here are some awesome renders

By on February 27, 2015 at 2:28 PM.

Google is proposing a crazy new futuristic campus – here are some awesome renders

Apple has gotten a lot of attention for the work it’s doing with its so-called “Spaceship” campus but it turns out Google is looking to build an insane-looking futuristic campus of its own. Google on Friday revealed plans to build a massive new campus in the North Bayshore area of Mountain View, California and it posted some absolutely stunning renders of the proposed campus on its Google+ page. More →

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iPhone vs. Android Profits Q4 2014

Apple makes nearly eight times as much money as all Android vendors combined

By on February 26, 2015 at 3:40 PM.

Apple makes nearly eight times as much money as all Android vendors combined

A new report from Strategy Analytics sheds further light on the state of the smartphone business in the fourth quarter last year, confirming once again the profound effect the iPhone 6 had on the industry. The analytics company revealed that during Q4 2014, Android only managed to capture 11% of the global smartphone profit share, a record-low for Google’s ecosystem, while Apple took home a record-high 89% of all smartphone profits. More →

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Samsung Electronics Frozen Wages

More signs of trouble emerge for Samsung

By on February 26, 2015 at 2:40 PM.

More signs of trouble emerge for Samsung

In light of falling profits, Samsung is freezing wages for all of its employees in South Korea, Reuters reported on Thursday. This is the first time the company has elected to freeze wages since the international financial crisis in 2009, which goes to show just how seriously Samsung is taking this recent downturn. More →

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How To Get A Job At Apple

How to get a job at Apple: Designer reveals Apple’s insane hiring process

By on February 25, 2015 at 12:09 PM.

How to get a job at Apple: Designer reveals Apple’s insane hiring process

By all accounts, Apple can be a difficult place to work. In fact, it seems that just getting there is a chore. Information Age directs our attention to a new blog post from U.K.-based UX designer Luis Abreu, who recently had his application to work for Apple rejected despite going through “three screenings, five FaceTime calls and a trip to Cupertino.” More →

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Internet and Cable Price: Save Money

Use this map to decide if you should become a cord cutter

By on February 24, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Use this map to decide if you should become a cord cutter

The FCC may rescue net neutrality by reclassifying ISPs as utilities, but that doesn’t mean all your Internet-related problems are going away. The Guardian points out that even though the FCC wants to make sure that Internet access won’t change so  users will still be able to get the same Internet experience they get today, that doesn’t mean the Commission will also regulate prices. Since not all subscribers will spend the same amount of money on Internet and cable each month, the publication put up an interactive map showing the cost differences between different providers and regions. More →

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Apple Trillion Dollar Market Cap

How Apple might soon become the world’s first $1 trillion dollar company

By on February 24, 2015 at 5:10 PM.

How Apple might soon become the world’s first $1 trillion dollar company

With shares of Apple now hovering in the $133 range, Apple’s market cap currently checks in at a whopping $775 billion. To put that figure into perspective, Apple is worth more than double the value of Exxon. Even more impressive is that Apple is now worth more than the market values of Google and Microsoft combined; together, both companies are worth $727 billion.

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How To Lower Cable Phone Bills

The definitive guide to lowering your phone, Internet and cable bills

By on February 24, 2015 at 11:50 AM.

The definitive guide to lowering your phone, Internet and cable bills

Cable bills have been increasing at triple the rate of inflation and it’s a good bet that your wireless bill has shot up in recent years too thanks to the rise of mobile data plans. Rather Be Shopping, however, contends that lowering your bill for these services is surprisingly easy as long as you’re willing to play hardball with your service provider. More →

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Apple Acquisitions

Secret Apple acquisition uncovered as company looks to regain music dominance

Secret Apple acquisition uncovered as company looks to regain music dominance

By on February 24, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

When iTunes was first unveiled nearly 15 years ago, it was a revolutionary product — all your music available in one place. As time has moved on, other platforms, including Pandora, Spotify and others have eaten away at iTunes, as digital streaming has replaced the download.

However, Apple isn’t going to go quietly, as the company has said “music… is deep in our DNA.” More →

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HTC Vs. Apple Vs. Samsung

HTC’s master plan comes into focus

By on February 24, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

HTC’s master plan comes into focus

HTC has started recovering from its sales slump of the last few years but the company knows that to keep gaining momentum it will need more than just smartphones. CNET’s Roger Cheng has a lengthy profile of HTC’s plan to remake itself from a company that’s known primarily for smartphones to a company that makes a plethora of interesting tech products, including both hardware and software. More →

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Comcast TWC Merger Stock Price

With the TWC merger in doubt, is Comcast starting to sweat?

By on February 23, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

With the TWC merger in doubt, is Comcast starting to sweat?

Comcast thought the Time Warner Cable merger would be all wrapped up by now, mostly because it’s so used to getting exactly what it wants from Washington. However, it’s been a year since the proposed merger was officially announced and its prospects are cloudier than they’ve ever been thanks in part to a series of customer service blunders that have left both companies embarrassed and apologetic about how they treat their own customers. More →

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Apple Vs. Samsung Employees

Apple is now stealing from Samsung in a way that’s perfectly legal

By on February 23, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

Apple is now stealing from Samsung in a way that’s perfectly legal

Apple has accused Samsung of stealing its ideas but now it looks like Apple is stealing away Samsung employees. The Korea Times reports that “Apple is luring away Samsung Electronics’ experts in next-generation technology” with a particular focus on “technicians and engineers engaged in signal- and visual-processing management.” Apple has also apparently recently been poaching Samsung battery experts, which is particularly interesting since it comes at a time when Apple is reportedly working on building its own electric car and is putting a great emphasis on developing more efficient sources of energy. More →

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Apple Share Price Market Cap

Apple shares close at record high, company now worth three-quarters of a trillion dollars

By on February 23, 2015 at 4:23 PM.

Apple shares close at record high, company now worth three-quarters of a trillion dollars

Ahead of the Apple Watch launch, Apple’s stock price continues to set new records. At the close of trading on Monday, shares of Apple were priced at $133 even, marking a new all-time closing high for the stock. Notably, the new closing price marks the first time Apple shares surpassed the $130 threshold. More →

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