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Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has today announced its $ 900 million acquisition of Viber. The hugely popular messaging and VoIP service will help Rakuten expand its digital ecosystem even further, and it marks its first foray into voice communication.  With over… Read more ›     

Getting Apple to dish on secrets is practically impossible, but if you’re looking for an inside line to one of the most powerful CEOs in tech, the house next door to Tim Cook just went on the market. That’s right,… Read more ›     

Google has beaten out Facebook to acquire London-based Artificial Intelligence company DeepMind — for an amount alleged to be in excess of $ 500 million. DeepMind was founded by neuroscientist and chess prodigy Demis Hassabis, as well as Skype and Kazaa… Read more ›     

    

Carl Icahn’s relationship with Apple has been rocky ever since he became the company’s most loquacious investor last Fall. While ribbing Tim Cook publicly with one hand for not doing a bigger buyback, the other has been busy forking over fat… Read more ›     

      Apple will hold its quarterly earnings call next Monday, which means analysts are beginning to weigh in on how many iPhones Apple sold during the holiday quarter. Although Apple’s new sales with China Mobile didn’t make it… Read more ›     

I crossed the 3-million Google+ circles line this morning. It’s weird and thrilling to have so many “followers,†and to be sandwiched in circle counts between Paris Hilton, who has a couple hundred thousand more circles than I do, and… Read more ›     

After years of speculation — and some incredibly drawn-out contract negotiations along the way — China Mobile finally began selling iPhones today. Tim Cook was in Beijing for the launch, where he handed out autographed iPhones to customers, alongside China… Read more ›     

The Los Angeles Board of Education has voted to continue its efforts to provide every student and teacher in the L.A. Unified school district with a computer by approving a new $ 115-million proposal to distribute iPads to 38 more campuses.… Read more ›     

Tim Cook was paid $ 4.25 million in 2013, according to a regulatory filing reported by Apple on Friday. This figure broke down as $ 1.4 million in salary, and a further bonus bonus of $ 2.8 million. Cook’s other compensation included $ 52,721… Read more ›      [Read More...]