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Cortana Reports for Windows Phone 8.1 Duty

Microsoft on Wednesday introduced Windows Phone 8.1, the latest refresh to its mobile operating system. The update includes a personal digital assistant named "Cortana," based on the popular AI character in the video game Halo. Cortana is the Windows Phone 8.1 counterpart to Apple's Siri or Google's...

Candy Crush Fails to Melt Wall St.’s Heart

Investors didn't share the same excitement for King Digital Entertainment stock as Candy Crush fans do for the mobile game, sending King shares down nearly 16 percent in Wednesday's disappointing first day of trading. It slipped a further couple of percentage points on Thursday. King's stock debuted...

Disney Snaps Up Maker to Court Millennials

Disney this week announced it would acquire Maker Studios, a provider of short-form videos, for at least $500 million -- a number that could go up if Maker meets performance targets. Maker's videos account for more than 5.5 billion monthly views on YouTube -- it has 380 million subscribers. Among it...

Nuzzel Aims to Calm the Chatter

Nuzzel, a service that helps users pick out the most popular items from their social media feeds, launched to the public last week. The aggregating network made its debut in 2012, but until last week, it required an invitation to join. Now anyone can use the service, which is spearheaded by Friendst...

Apple May Throw the Healthbook at You

Apple reportedly is working on a health and fitness tracking app called "Healthbook," which could be a one-stop shop for iOS users interested in using mobile tech to better keep track of their progress toward health goals. The app reportedly would help users monitor blood pressure, hydration, weight...

Yahoo Plugs Yelp Reviews Into Search

Yahoo and Yelp on Wednesday announced a new partnership to display Yelp ratings with Yahoo's search results, a move designed to snag some market share from Yahoo's larger search competitors. Now, when someone uses Yahoo to search for a local business, that business' Yelp rating will pop up in the ri...

Google Doles Out Cash for Apps Referrals

Google has launched a referral program for its office apps. It will hand out $15 bonuses to Google Apps customers who convince new users to sign up for the service, which includes Gmail for businesses, Google Calendar, Docs, Slides, Hangouts and Google Drive. Google will award the $15 bonus for up t...

Democreativity Wants Your Great Gaming Ideas

The Democreativity initiative is calling for gaming ideas from anyone and everyone, with the hope of turning the best of them into hit video games. The initiative is led by Visit Sweden, the Swedish Institute and Business Sweden. Through Democreativity's new site, which launched last week, anyone ca...

Kickstarter Bags a Billion Bucks

Kickstarter announced it hit a new milestone Monday: It has surpassed $1 billion in pledges to crowdfund projects worldwide. In total, 5.7 million people have chipped in to fund Kickstarter campaigns, with about 1.6 million people backing more than one project. The pledges have come from 224 countri...

eBay Places Heavy Bet on Snapdeal

eBay on Wednesday announced it was leading a $134 million investment in Snapdeal, which claims to be India's largest e-commerce marketplace. eBay's first investment in Snapdeal came in mid-2013, when it poured $50 million into the company. Snapdeal merited additional financing because of its complem...

Investors Drop $350M on Dropbox

Dropbox reportedly has secured $350 million in a new round of funding to further its growth. The funding round generated at least $325 million but that figure could swell to as much as $450 million, according to documents filed Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It appears that $35...

Facebook Wins WhatsApp Gold

Facebook on Wednesday announced the acquisition of WhatsApp in a $19 billion deal geared toward increasing its global connectivity. The company paid $4 billion in cash, $12 billion worth of Facebook shares and an additional $3 billion in restricted stock to acquire WhatsApp. Facebook was drawn to th...

Two’s Company in Global Smartphone OS Market

Google's Android and Apple's iOS led the global smartphone operating system market in 2013, a year in which worldwide shipments surpassed 1 billion units for the first time, according to IDC. The two OSes accounted for 93.8 percent of global smartphone shipments for the year. Both still found room t...

New Technique Hikes Printed-Cell Survival Rate

Researchers have developed a new technique for printing live cells by drawing inspiration from an ancient Chinese method of woodblock printing. Scientists have been experimenting with different methods of printing cells, including using inkjet printers to build 3D cell layers. The method has been su...

Bionic Hand Gives Amputee Touchy-Feely Sensations

An amputee was able to feel sensations in a prosthetic hand temporarily wired to nerves in his upper arm. Silvestro Micera, Ph.D., led a team of researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switerland and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Italy in testing the bionic hand prototype last...

Talking Cars Coming Down the Pike

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday announced it would move forward with a plan that would make car-to-car communication mandatory among light vehicles, a measure that could lead to safer roads. Vehicle-to-vehicle, or V2V, communication allows cars to share data including speeds and brak...

The Motorola Shuffle: Lenovo Gets Business, Google Keeps Patents

Less than two years after Google's $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility was finalized, Google on Wednesday announced that Lenovo would be purchasing Motorola Mobility in a $2.91 billion deal. Google will be retaining the vast majority of Motorola's patent portfolio, including current patent a...

Smartphone Could Hold the Key to Your Room

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is rolling out a program in two of its hotels -- one in New York City's Harlem and one in Cupertino, Calif. -- that will allow customers to try a new lock system. Guests can download a mobile app that will allow them to virtually check in once they've arrived at the hot...

Glyph Mobile Theater Takes Kickstarter by Storm

Avegant's Glyph, which combines high-quality headphones with a retinal display for an all-in-one audiovisual device, has far surpassed its $250,000 Kickstarter goal since its Wednesday launch. The Glyph blew past its target within four hours, and by mid-day Friday had drawn $608,002 from 1,264 contr...

HP Urges Consumers to Give In to Their Win 7 Cravings

HP launched a marketing campaign over the weekend advertising that Windows 7 was "back by popular demand." On its website, HP highlighted a handful of devices that run on the older version of Microsoft's operating system, and it is selling the Core i5 and i7-powered machines at a $150 discount. HP d...

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