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Google Acquires Alto-based Mobile App Startup Pixate, Slashes Design Charges 10 Times Down

Google has acquired an Alto-based startup called Pixate, which is into mobile apps prototyping tool with all its staff joining Google’s design team. As is the case with Google always, it never disclosed the deal amount. It was Pixate that made the announcement on its blog. Pixate said that the Google acquisition will help it expand and improve the app ...

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Broadband to Wideband: What it Means?

Move over, decade-old broadband, here comes wideband, if the revolutionary speed of sending data via fiber optic cables at 12,000 kilometers speed becomes a reality soon, which is sure to be in a couple of years from now. University of California, San Diego engineers have increased the maximum power of signal to be sent through optical fibers, which provide the ...

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German Team Warns of ‘Heartbleed’ Type Flaw in Data Storage Worldwide Again

A German team has revealed that a flaw in the very system of storing data online via mobile applications is leading to 56 million items of unprotected data in products they studied so far with more in store. Whether they are passwords, addresses, door codes, location data, games, social networks, messaging, medical and bank transfer apps — all are vulnerable ...

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Swiftkey in 600 million Samsung Galaxy Phones Vulnerable to Hacking: Security Firm

Samsung Galaxy phones have come under radar for a major security lapse as techies have discovered that its Swiftkey holds the clue to hacking and inserting malware in any of these phones. The Swiftkey keyboard software comes pre-installed with Galaxy smartphones, which run into more than 600 million worldwide so far, and the users cannot even do anything even if ...

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Move Over Google, SpaceX Ponders 4,000-Satellite Internet Connectivity by 2022

SpaceX has sought official permission to go ahead with its ambitious worldwide internet connectivity program with a constellation of 4,000 satellites covering even the remotest region of the earth that may halt Google and Facebook in their threshold launching similar programs in the future. In its request to the Federal Communications Commission, Elon Musk of SpaceX wants to transform the ...

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‘Buy Now’ Button on Google Soon to be Reality; How It’s Different?

Google confirmed that it will soon introduce ‘buy now’ button on it search page, bringing the commercial angle to its own pages unlike in the past. According to multiple reports, consumers can buy products without actually entering a third-party site. This can, in fact, make the e-commerce market competition even tougher as the buyers will purchase products directly from Google ...

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Periscope, Twitter’s Live-Streaming App, Launched for Android Phones

Periscope, the live video streaming app from Twitter, is launched on Android devices after its debut on Apple’s iOS platform in March. With the launch of Periscope, Twitter has entered the battle of live-streaming apps. Its rival streaming app Meerkat was available on Google Play store from May. Meerkat became overnight sensation upon its launch, however, Twitter blocked access to ...

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Google Pays Tribute to American Astronaut Sally Ride on Her 64th Birth Anniversary Via 5 Doodles!

Google paid tribute to Sally Ride, America’s first woman to go into space, on her 64th birth anniversary today. Ride also remains youngest American to travel into the space at the age of 32. Five kinds of doodles have been created for Ride’s tribute and the user needs to refresh their homescreen to view all of them. Ride was also ...

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