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IBM Completes Trusteer Acquisition IBM Completes Trusteer Acquisition

IBM has completed its acquisition of Trusteer, first announced last month. “The way organizations protect data is quickly evolving,” said Trusteer CEO Mickey Boodaei at the time. “As attacks become more sophisticated, traditional approaches to securing enterprise and mobile data …

Jada Pinkett Smith Isn’t Moving Out, Rep Says
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Rumors have been flying lately that Will and Jada Smith’s marriage is on the rocks, and when word got around the web that the couple put their Malibu mansion up for sale just two years after moving in, it seemed …

Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook Is AutoRip For Books Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook Is AutoRip For Books

Early this year, Amazon announced a new service called AutoRip that would give customers the mp3 version of any physical album bought through the retailer. It was only a matter of time before a similar initiative came to its book …

Spotify Connect Will Make Your Music-Listening Life Easier Spotify Connect Will Make Your Music-Listening Life Easier

Spotify announced a new feature called Spotify Connect that lets you control your music listening across devices without interruption. For example, if you’re listening on your phone, you can easily switch over to your living room speakers or your tablet …

Netflix Gets More Exclusive Comedy With Russell Peters Special, Documentary Series Netflix Gets More Exclusive Comedy With Russell Peters Special, Documentary Series

It appears that Netflix is really now going full-throttle with the expansion of its exclusive stand-up comedy offerings. Earlier this summer, Netflix exclusively put out a John Hodgman special, before telling investors that it was going to ramp up its …

Windows Phone Sales Rising in Europe Windows Phone Sales Rising in Europe

Though the announcement that Microsoft will be buying Nokia’s devices and services unit was not surprising, the move is now placing pressure on other smartphone manufacturers. It is expected that Windows Phone will become an exclusive Microsoft platform, changing little …

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Gets A New Trailer

Harmonix proved to be one of the best Kinect developers around with its excellent Dance Central series. It’s unknown at this point if the series will continue on the Xbox One, but the team is hard at work crafting its …

Netflix Now Putting Out Regional ISP Speed Index Reports Netflix Now Putting Out Regional ISP Speed Index Reports

Over the weekend, Netflix put out its first Regional ISP Speed Index Snapshot looking at the greater Boston area. We’ll be seeing more of these regional reports to come. The most significant finding from this particular index is that no …

Xbox One To Lack Support For External Storage At Launch

The Xbox 360 launched with memory cards, but soon ditched those in favor of standardized external memory. Unfortunately, the Xbox One won’t have support for the latter at launch. During a PAX podcast, Major Nelson revealed that the Xbox One …

Yoda, Qui-Gon Coming to ‘Angry Birds Star Wars 2′

Angry Birds developer Rovio today announced yet another set of characters for the upcoming Angry Birds Star Wars 2. Last week, everyone from Mace Windu to Jar Jar Binks was announced as a playable character for the game. This week’s …

Laura Prepon Petitioned Not To Leave Netflix’s ‘Orange Is The New Black’
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Laura Prepon is most likely leaving Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. While she is one of the most popular cast members, reports came out last month that she is returning only for a limited number of episodes in the …

LG’s 8.3-Inch G Pad Tablet Announced LG’s 8.3-Inch G Pad Tablet Announced

As the mini-tablet market begins to take sales from the full-sized tablet segment, those same tablets, like smartphones, are beginning to creep up in size. A number of new tablets in the 8-inch size category have already been predicted for …

Microsoft Explains The Rationale Behind Its Nokia Purchase Microsoft Explains The Rationale Behind Its Nokia Purchase

By now, it’s no secret that Microsoft is purchasing Nokia’s Devices and Services business. With the purchase, Microsoft will integrate Nokia’s hardware business into its own to help push Windows Phone 8 forward. The market isn’t being too kind on …

Yelp Will Help Your Business, According To This Study Yelp Will Help Your Business, According To This Study
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There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding Yelp and the impact the online review service can have on small businesses. This has included everything from fake reviews to alleged extortion, with numerous businesses speaking out on the Internet, in the …

Windows Phone Could Become a Closed Platform [RUMOR] Windows Phone Could Become a Closed Platform [RUMOR]

Microsoft decided not to take the long holiday weekend off, ironing out a deal to buy Nokia’s devices and services division for upwards of $5 billion. The acquisition makes sense due to the tight relationship the two companies have had …

Microsoft’s Nokia Purchase Is Causing Another Organizational Shuffle Microsoft’s Nokia Purchase Is Causing Another Organizational Shuffle
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Early this morning, Microsoft announced its intention to purchase Nokia’s Devices and Services business for $5 billion. It also paid $2.18 billion to license Nokia’s patents. It’s a deal that many are surprised didn’t come sooner, but Microsoft may have …

Alexi Ashe, Seth Meyers Have Labor-Day Weekend Wedding

SNL funnyman Seth Meyers tied the knot on Sunday with longtime lawyer girlfriend Alexi Ashe, and recently talked about the proposal, which was just announced last month. “I tied [the ring] in a bow around our dog’s collar,” he said, …

Vodafone Sells Verizon Shares For $130 Billion Vodafone Sells Verizon Shares For $130 Billion

British telecom Vodafone Group this week announced that it has agreed to sell its shares in Verizon Wireless to Verizon for $130 billion. The company currently owns a 45% stake in Verizon, one of the largest mobile carriers in the …

One-year-old Shot in the Head in Brooklyn

The father of one-year-old Brooklyn baby Antiq Hennis was pushing the baby in a stroller across the street when gunfire rang out. Antiq was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center on …

727-Pound Alligator Caught in Mississippi
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One would think that it would be hard to top catching a 723-pound gator and breaking a state record just days into hunting season, right? Wrong. That record lasted barely an hour when another hunting team bagged a 727-pound gator. …

Gia Coppola’s Directorial Debut in Venice

First-time director Gia Coppola says she is trying to find her own voice as a filmmaker, therefore, she didn’t seek much help from either grandfather Francis Ford Coppola or aunt Sofia Coppola. Gia Coppola, of the filmmaking Coppolas, made a …

Telluride Film Festival: Mountain Town Transforms

The Telluride Film festival in Colorado has forced the small mountain town temporarily into a transforms it into a center for the appreciation of the motion picture arts. More than six hundred people—volunteers and paid staff—work before, during and after …

Badger Cull Divides UK Communities
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In the UK, The Government’s decision to begin culling badgers across a swathe of Somerset and Gloucestershire in an attempt to stem the spread of bovine TB has left communities deeply divided. On one side are those, like Miss Brumby …

Microsoft Buys Nokia’s Phones Unit, Brings Elop Back Microsoft Buys Nokia’s Phones Unit, Brings Elop Back

Microsoft and Nokia announced that the former will acquire the latter’s devices and services business for 3.79 billion Euros ($5 billion), and will pay 1.65 billion Euros ($2.18 billion) to license Nokia’s patents, bringing the total transaction price to 5.44 …