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Spotify to soon launch brand apps

Spotify to soon launch brand apps

Popular music streaming company Spotify will soon launch a range of brand apps featuring products and brand names as a part of its aggressive hunt for new revenue possibilities.

Spotify's branded apps will come from the likes of Reebok, McDonald's, Intel, AT&T and many more.

Apps from mega-brands will provide the acclaimed music streaming service with a new source to make money.

75 Ultrabook models under development: Intel

75 Ultrabook models under development: Intel

A total of 75 Ultrabook models that will run on Intel chips are under development, renowned chip maker Intel announced on Wednesday.

Intel announced the concept of Ultrabook in May last year, and since then twenty-one Ultrabook devices have already hit the market.

Ultrabook are ultra-thin laptops that are not only light, but also offer long battery life and quick turn-on times as compared with existing tablet computers.

FCC announces PROJECTS Initiative to fight cellphone theft

FCC announces PROJECTS Initiative to fight cellphone theft

On Tuesday, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced its PROJECTS Initiative --- a three-point plan aimed at fighting cell phone thefts, which comprise nearly 40 percent of all robberies in Washington, D. C., New York and other major cities of the country.

For the anti-theft initiative, the FCC will be supported by mobile phone manufacturers - including Apple, HTC, Motorola, RIM, Nokia, and Microsoft - as well as service providers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Nex-Tech Wireless.

RIM’s BlackBerry sales to US federal agencies are rising

RIM’s BlackBerry sales to US federal agencies are rising

While the Apple iPhone and handsets based on Google's increasingly popular Android operating system are making evident inroads into Research in Motion (RIM) BlackBerry's consumer and business market share, the struggling Canadian handset-manufacturer has recently revealed that its sales of BlackBerry devices to US federal agencies has been on the rise.

Google’s much-rumored tablet delayed: report

Google’s much-rumored tablet delayed: report

Google’s much-rumored 7-inch tablet will not be launched until at least July this year, sources close to the Mountain View, California-based firm’s tablet team revealed.

Citing anonymous sources, The Verge reported that Google postpones the launch of its tablet to get more time to find ways to cut costs and drag the tablet’s price down so that it could compete with budget tablets such as the Kindle Fire.

N.Y. removes registered sex offenders from online gaming networks

N.Y. removes registered sex offenders from online gaming networks

New York has been running a crack-down, called “Operation Game Over” that aims to rinse out registered sex offenders from online gaming networks.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman revealed that New York teamed up with a number of tech companies, including Apple, Microsoft, Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Sony and Warner Bros., to set digital playgrounds free from dangerous predators.

Speaking on the aim of the crack-down, Schneiderman said, “That means doing everything possible to block sex offenders from using gaming networks as a vehicle to prey on underage victims.”

Nissan’s new 2013 Altima debuts in New York

Nissan’s new 2013 Altima debuts in New York

Nissan Motor Co. yesterday pull wraps off its new 2013 Altima at the New York International Auto Show in United States.

The 2013 Altima midsize sedan, which aims to challenge the likes of Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, is more stylish and distinctive than its predecessors, thanks to its wider-looking front and sharply defined fender flares.

EA crowned with “Worst Company in America” title

EA crowned with “Worst Company in America” title

Electronic Arts (EA), one of the world’s biggest video game publishers, has been crowned with the “Worst Company in America” title.

Consumer watchdog website The Consumerist carried out a series of polls, which revealed the extent of consumers’ disappointment about EA’s business practices and corporate culture.

In particular, consumers expressed their disappointment about the way EA gulps down smaller firms and concentrates more on the bottom line than creativity. In video games industry, creativity is the most significant characteristic.

Yahoo to implement 'Do Not Track' policy this summer

Yahoo to implement 'Do Not Track' policy this summer

Internet firm Yahoo has confirmed that it would implement 'Do Not Track' solution this summer, in a move that would enhance users’ online privacy.

The so-called ‘Do Not Track’ feature will be implemented the Internet search giant’s entire network, including properties such as Interclick and Right Media.

The consumer privacy technology is already available at rival firms such as Google, Microsoft and Apple.

Galaxy products don’t copy Apple’s products: Samsung design boss claims

Galaxy products don’t copy Apple’s products: Samsung design boss claims

Samsung’s Galaxy products are original from the beginning and do not copy Apple’s products, Samsung vice president of design Lee Minhyouk said.

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple is suing South Korean electronics giant Samsung in several countries, claiming that the Galaxy Tabs and smartphones copy the iPad and iPahone.

But, Minhyouk refuted Apple’s copycat claims, saying the Galaxy products are totally different products as they have a different design language and different technology.