Google Project Loon Ready for Real-Service Testing with Carriers and Customers

Project Loon

One of the objectives of Google is to provide affordable internet access to the far-flung areas of the world using high-altitude balloons. To achieve this goal, the search engine giant launched Project Loon with an experimental pilot in New Zealand in June 2013. Project Loon is a network of high-altitude balloons in the stratosphere that can beam internet connection to rural and remote areas of the world. Google has been testing Project Loon in partnership with telecommunications companies such as Vodafone in New Zealand, Telstra in Australia, and Telofonica in…

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LG Unveils X-Series Smartphones with One Exceptional Feature

LG Electronics (KRX: 066570) announced a pair of new mid-range, X series smartphones called the X cam and X screen. Both devices come with one exceptional feature to provide users with a unique experience. The South Korean electronics manufacturer will showcase the X cam and X screen smartphones during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on February 22 to 25. According to LG Electronics, the X cam and X screen are the first two models under its X series smartphones. Both devices are designed for customers who do need…

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Apple Reportedly Producing an Original TV Series with Dr. Dre

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was reportedly producing an original TV series with Dr. Dre, the rapper, producer and co-founder of Beats Electronics, which was acquired by the tech giant for $3 billion in 2014. Dr. Dre will star in the original TV series called “Vital Signs,” according to Bloomberg based on information from people familiar with the matter. Apple is producing an original TV series as part of its initiative to provide more entertainment to users and attract more people to buy its devices.  The sources said it wasn’t clear how…

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Google Wins Anti-Competitive Lawsuit Filed by Streetmap

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Google won the anti-competitive lawsuit filed against it by Streetmap, a British online mapping services company. Streetmap accused Google of abusing its dominant position in the online search and/or online search advertising markets through the new-style Maps One Box. Allegations against Google The British online mapping services company argued that the search engine giant abused its dominant position by bundling Google Search with Google Maps, which deprives users of un-distorted choice of online mapping services. The bundling gives Google Maps an unfair advantage over Streetmap and produces discriminatory effects. Streetmap…

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Apple Plans to Open First Technology Development Center in India

Apple

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is planning to open its first technology development center in Hyderabad, India. It was recently reported that it was on track to receiving an approval for its first retail store in the South Asian country. The iPhone maker is expected to build its technology development center on WaveRock, a 2,500,000 square feet, a new commercial development property operated by Tishman Speyer. WaveRock is located in Hyderabad, and it is being developed as a world-class IT/ITES Special Economic Zone. Apple could create 4,500 jobs in India According to ZDNET,…

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Tesla Improves Car Safety with Summon Remote Parking Technology

Tesla

Tesla  Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) introduced  a remote parking technology known as Summon to improve further the safety and convenience of its vehicles as it moves towards a safer autonomous driving future. Earlier this year, the electric car manufacturer added a series of new Autopilot features to the Tesla 7.1 software. According to the electric car manufacture, Summon addressed three primary goals. First, the safety risk inherent to driver-operated vehicles in tight quarter or spaces where the blind spot of the driver increases when maneuvering the vehicle. Second, Summon improves the convenience…

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France to Facebook: Stop Collecting Data from Non-Users

Facebook

The French privacy watchdog ordered Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) to stop collecting data from people who do not have user account with the social network giant. In a statement, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) said Facebook failed to comply with the French Data Protection Act based on its onsite and online investigation and documentary audit on the company’s privacy policy. The CNIL and the data protection authorities in Belgium, Hamburg, Spain, and the Netherlands made a decision to investigate the social network giant’s the data collection activities.…

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Apple on Track to Get Clearance to Open First Retail Store in India

Apple

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is on the path towards receiving a clearance from the government of India to open its first retail store in the country, according to Bloomberg based on information from a person knowledgeable about the situation. During a recent town hall meeting with Apple executives, CEO Tim Cook stated that the iPhone maker was in the early stages of its application to open a retail store in India. The source told Bloomberg that the iPhone maker is resubmitting its application to the Indian government because the format was…

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