Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Tech trendsetters will likely be wading even deeper into overseas markets for years. Seeing little competition and questionable demand, Internet service providers have traditionally shrugged at spending the billions of dollars needed to boost U.S. Internet speeds. Until now. Tech giant Google has reportedly finalized a deal to buy game live-streaming service Twitch Interactive for $1 billion and fold it into its YouTube unit, making a big bet on streaming games. While Verizon Wireless is moving to throttle bandwidth hogs, a scrappy T-Mobile is taking on the giants with a limited-time promotion it hopes will drive up the churn rates of its wireless rivals. Stanford researchers have found a way to use lithium in a battery's anode, a breakthrough that could triple capacity and has been described as the "holy grail of battery science."
Wall Street Journal Hacked Again Hacked again. That’s the story at the Wall Street Journal this week as the newspaper reports that the computer systems housing some of its news graphics were breached. Customers not affected -- yet.
Watson Gets His First Customer Service Gig Since appearing on Jeopardy, IBM's Watson supercomputer has been making a living using his super-intelligent knowledge base for business verticals. Now, Watson's been hired for his first customer service job.
Tablet Giants Apple and Samsung Feel the Heat When a company saturates its home market with a once-hot product, expect it to pump up efforts elsewhere. Apple, for its part, is now pushing iPads to big corporations and the enterprise market.
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Android 'Fake ID' Puts Millions of Users at Risk Having this fake ID is nothing to brag about, even if you are a minor. The “Fake ID” Android flaw drops malware into smartphone apps. It can steal credit card data and even take over your device.