Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues, reports $950 million Q3 net profit

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Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues, reports $950 million Q3 net profit

Nokia is showing signs that it has turned around its fortunes following the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft. The slimmed-down Finnish company said today that it made a third-quarter net profit of 747 million Euros ($950 million) of the year, compared with a 91 million Euros loss in the same period last year. More →
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Google partners Oxford University to teach machines to think

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Google partners Oxford University to teach machines to think

Google has announced a partnership with artificial intelligence teams at Oxford University to teach machines to think like people. Oxford professors behind spinoff startups Dark Blue Labs and Vision Factory will work with DeepMind, a London-based startup that Google bought early this year. More →
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Here’s how Twitter plans on killing passwords

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Here’s how Twitter plans on killing passwords

Twitter formally declared war on passwords during a developers' conference in San Francisco, unveiling a new system that allows users to log-in to mobile apps with a phone number. Jeff Seibert, director for mobile platforms at the popular social network, Wednesday introduced Digits, a free tool Twitter offers in 28 languages and 216 countries. More →
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It’s official! Microsoft to rebrand Nokia to Microsoft Lumia

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It’s official! Microsoft to rebrand Nokia to Microsoft Lumia

Earlier this week, reports surfaced online claiming that the Nokia nomenclature had reached its end, and Microsoft was planning on renaming the brand. Today, the Redmond-based giant used the Conversations blog to make the transition official saying that Nokia’s Lumia brand will be renamed to Microsoft Lumia. More →
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Facebook’s Rooms is a new iOS app that lets users chat about their interests anonymously

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Facebook’s Rooms is a new iOS app that lets users chat about their interests anonymously

Facebook today released an application that lets people create virtual "rooms" to chat about whatever they wish using any name they would like. "Rooms" software introduced in the US and Britain for iPhone made its debut as Facebook tries to make peace with people unhappy that real identities are mandated for profiles at the world's leading social network. More →
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‘Facebook killer’ Ello raises $5.5 million in funding

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‘Facebook killer’ Ello raises $5.5 million in funding

Flush with a reported $5.5 million in fresh funding, upstart social network Ello today legally changed its corporate standing to back a promise to remain ad-free. Ello converted to a public benefit corporation, which it described as “a new kind of for-profit company in the USA that exists to produce a benefit for society as a whole — not just to make money for its investors.”  More →
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Google releases first major update to Android Wear, adds support for GPS, Bluetooth headphones and offline music playback

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Google releases first major update to Android Wear, adds support for GPS, Bluetooth headphones and offline music playback

Google has released the first major update to its wearable operating system Android Wear. The update adds a number of new features including support for built-in GPS sensors, Bluetooth headphones, and offline music playback, the company announced in a blogpost. More →
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Mangalyaan’s one month in Mars’ orbit celebrated with a Google doodle

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Mangalyaan’s one month in Mars’ orbit celebrated with a Google doodle

India last month became the first ever nation to successfully launch a Mars mission on its maiden attempt. Today, Mangalyaan completes one month in Mars’ orbit, and Google has celebrated this momentous occasion with a doodle on its homepage. More →
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg surprises Chinese crowd by speaking seemingly good Mandarin

By on October 23, 2014 at 9:33 PM.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg surprises Chinese crowd by speaking seemingly good Mandarin

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is roaming countries these days to raise awareness about the importance of the Internet, his social networking website Facebook, while luring in more advertising partners. He recently stopped by China, a country where Facebook has been blocked since 2009 to show a dramatic display of his interest in the country when he talked in Mandarin for 30 minutes. He talked about social network’s future in the country, and why he learned Chinese among other things. Zuckerberg surprised the crowd with his Chinese language skills, which was immediately met with applauses and praises from assembled members and faculty members.   More →

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Xiaomi is migrating its international users’ data to improve service performance and strengthen privacy

By on October 23, 2014 at 9:12 PM.

Xiaomi is migrating its international users’ data to improve service performance and strengthen privacy

In an effort to improve the speed performance of its cloud services and website as well as comply with local privacy standards, Xiaomi is moving its users’ data globally. Company’s VP of International Hugo Barra wrote on his social media accounts that several of these transitions will benefit Indian users among others and expects the transition to complete by the end of this month. More →
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