Monthly Archives: March 2016

Hey Microsoft, how many apps are in the Windows Store?

OPINION: Windows 10 is now running on over 270 million devices. That’s arguably the most impressive number that Microsoft shared today at its Build 2016 developer conference, especially as it means the company saw 70 million devices added since January. But neither then nor now, Microsoft did not share any updates about the number of apps […]










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Decline in financial settlements with U.S. Big Pharma: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The amount of money big U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturers have paid to settle charges for violating federal health care laws has declined sharply in recent years, prompting a non-profit watchdog group to call for an increase in e...

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Fiat Chrysler talking with many non-core auto players: CEO

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is talking with many players outside the car sector about possible collaboration, Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said, and is keeping an open mind on what the possibilities might be.

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FBI may not have to disclose how it unlocked San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone

(Reuters) – The FBI may be allowed to withhold information about how it broke into an iPhone belonging to a gunman in the December San Bernardino shootings, despite a U.S. government policy of disclosing technology security flaws discovered by federal agencies. Under the U.S. vulnerabilities equities process, the government is supposed to err in favor […]










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Takata says report of estimated air bag recall costs untrue

TOKYO (Reuters) - Takata Corp on Thursday denied that it had calculated the estimated costs of a global recall of its potentially faulty air bag parts, after a Bloomberg News report that it could face $24 billion in costs in a worst-case scenario.

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Nintendo denies firing Alison Rapp due to pressure from a hate group

Earlier today, former Nintendo employee Alison Rapp revealed that Nintendo had “terminated” her employment. Now, the company is elaborating on why they came to that decision. Rapp, a member of Nintendo of America’s Treehouse localization team, no longer works for the company as of today, and the publisher says that’s because she held a second […]










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Game engine maker Unity Technologies reportedly raising money at $1.5B valuation

Game engine maker Unity Technologies is raising money at a $1.5 billion valuation, according to a report by Bloomberg. No deal is confirmed yet, and a spokesman for San Francisco-based Unity declined to comment. But the deal activity — which one source independently confirmed to GamesBeat — suggests that the company is doing something to […]










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Mobile now captures 2 out of every 3 digital media minutes in U.S.

That massive sucking noise you’re hearing while checking Facebook or playing with Snapchat’s brand-new messaging features just might be the signature sound of the entire mobile ecosystem, which is now capturing two out of every three minutes Americans spend on digital media. In fact, smartphones alone account for almost half of digital time: According to a new […]










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