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Could Amazon Fire TV Change the Face of TV Streaming?

Could Amazon Fire TV Change the Face of TV Streaming?

With the launch of Fire TV, has Amazon done enough to beat the likes of Apple TV?

The contest between television streaming boxes was starting to look like a two-horse race between Google Chromecast and its older rival, Apple TV. So with Amazon’s announcement of its new Fire TV box, the landscape for these warring products has become much more interesting.

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Is Facebook Really Becoming The New Yahoo?

Is Facebook Really Becoming The New Yahoo?

Facebook has been labelled “the new Yahoo”, but is it really fair to accuse the tech firm of a lack of vision?

Yahoo was once one of the world’s leading tech companies, but since then it is safe to say that the company has not been known for its innovative approach. When Marissa Meyer was hired as the new CEO in 2012 it was widely believed it would be her mission to get the company out of the funk it had been stuck in for years. One of the biggest fears was that its status as a major player

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Why Are Businesses Stuck on Windows XP?

Why Are Businesses Stuck on Windows XP?

Microsoft is less than a week away from ending support for Windows XP. So why are so many companies still using the outdated system?

It’s safe to say that for many companies, Microsoft products have been fundamental to their success. Some of the world’s biggest – and smallest – businesses have been built and expanded on the back of Windows, not least for the Microsoft Office suite. But it seems that the relatively high cost of upgrades has put many firms off updating to the latest version.

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25 Years Of The World Wide Web: What Comes Next?

25 Years Of The World Wide Web: What Comes Next?

The World Wide Web, the brainchild of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, turned 25 this month. Being one of the greatest inventions of our time, how will the future of the internet look?

It’s hard to imagine a time when the internet didn’t exist. Without social media, live TV streaming, online news channels and all the other functions we expect of the World Wide Web, society would look very different. Now, as the internet reaches its quarter-century, users are wondering what the future of the web will look like.

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Twitter Considers Losing ‘#’ Hashtags And ‘@’ Replies

March 26 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Twitter Considers Losing ‘#’ Hashtags And ‘@’ Replies

After being listed on the NYSE in late 2013, Twitter is now thinking about losing ‘#’ hashtags and ‘@’ replies in a bid to “move scaffolding into the background”.

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6 Things You Need To Know About Bitcoin

6 Things You Need To Know About Bitcoin

The idea of a virtual currency has certainly stirred the world’s imagination. But is Bitcoin the future or just fool’s gold? Here’s a beginner’s guide to Bitcoin.

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Google Glass Partners With ‘Stylish’ Ray-Ban And Oakley

Google Glass Partners With ‘Stylish’ Ray-Ban And Oakley

Google has struck a deal with the owner of Ray-Ban and Oakley, Luxottica, to make Google Glass stylish. Will it broaden the product’s appeal?

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Yahoo To Emulate Netflix ‘House Of Cards’ Success

Yahoo To Emulate Netflix ‘House Of Cards’ Success

Following on from Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ success, Yahoo has suggested the firm will seek to produce more original TV content. Does this mean the company is moving away from its traditional core offerings?

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New Book Reveals Steve Jobs ‘Said No To Apple TV’

New Book Reveals Steve Jobs ‘Said No To Apple TV’

Steve Jobs wasn’t in favour of an Apple television set. Does that mean the company won’t pursue it?

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It’s Official: Facebook Is Contagious!

It’s Official: Facebook Is Contagious!

A new study has found that posting a happy or sad Facebook status increases the chances your friends will do the same.

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Streaming Leads The Way For Home Entertainment in The UK

Streaming Leads The Way For Home Entertainment in The UK

Streaming services like Netflix and Spotify are leading the way in home entertainment – but could they really put an end to traditional media?

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Is Spotify Seeking an IPO?

Is Spotify Seeking an IPO?

Spotify’s decision to secure a $200 million credit facility has investors talking – but is the music streaming giant really considering an IPO? …

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Android Takes Apple’s Crown as Top Tablet OS

Android Takes Apple’s Crown as Top Tablet OS

Apple iOS has lost out to Google’s Android operating system, which already dominates the smartphone market, as the world’s top tablet OS. Is the giant really losing its grip? …

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Protect Your Smartphone from Advert Malware

Protect Your Smartphone from Advert Malware

If you’ve got malware on your smartphone, it’s more likely to come from ads than any other source. Here’s how you can protect your mobile …

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Microsoft Strikes Back: To Launch ‘Free’ Windows

Microsoft Strikes Back: To Launch ‘Free’ Windows

In its first big move since appointing Satya Nadella as new CEO, Microsoft is launching a free or low-cost upgrade of Windows 8.1 with Bing, suggesting the company is mounting another counter-attack against its rival Google. Will this work? …

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Introducing ‘Black’, Boeing’s self-destructing phone for secret texts!

February 28 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Introducing ‘Black’, Boeing’s self-destructing phone for secret texts!

Boeing is making a new smartphone specifically for defence and security staff – complete with a self-destruct function. The world of technological innovation never ceases to amaze us…

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3 Things Facebook Can Expect From WhatsApp

February 27 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

3 Things Facebook Can Expect From WhatsApp

Facebook shocked millions of users with its record-breaking acquisition of WhatsApp and the future of social networks now looks very different. We look at what Facebook can expect from buying WhatsApp …

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The Digital Currency Question: Is Bitcoin Here to Stay?

February 25 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

The Digital Currency Question: Is Bitcoin Here to Stay?

Ever since Bitcoin took off, investors have been worried about its prospects. It seems some of those fears may have been well-founded. One of the web’s largest Bitcoin exchanges just went offline …

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Are Mobiles and Tablets Set to Wipe Out PC Shopping?

February 24 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Are Mobiles and Tablets Set to Wipe Out PC Shopping?

Fears have been voiced for years that online shopping could be the death of the high street. But it appears the real competition lies between the devices themselves …

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Google Capital Takes Aim at Education

February 21 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Google Capital Takes Aim at Education

Google’s new investment arm, Google Capital, is testing the waters in the education sector by investing in Renaissance Learning, the internet juggernaut has announced …

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Facebook & Co.: Do They Have A Future?

January 23 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Facebook & Co.: Do They Have A Future?

The biggest social media networks – Facebook and Weibo – are beginning to lose ground. We ponder if they are headed the MySpace way, to digital obscurity …

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Could Hybrid Mobile Apps Revolutionise Your Business?

January 22 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Could Hybrid Mobile Apps Revolutionise Your Business?

Mobile applications have played a significant role in the way smartphones, tablets and desktops are used. They have redefined and simplified B2B and B2C interaction. We look at ways hybrid mobile apps could revolutionise your business …

 

At the IAB Engage conference in London, the Internet Advertising Bureau noted that by 2014, 75% of the UK market would have access to a smartphone. Also, IAB predicted that 50% of the UK market would have access to a tablet by end-2014.

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