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(REUTERS) - Google is buying JetPac, the start-up that designs social travel applications disclosed on its website on Friday, without providing details.
(REUTERS) - Google is buying JetPac, the start-up that designs social travel applications disclosed on its website on Friday, without providing details.
Microsoft has announced the local pricing of its next generation console, Xbox One, which will be launched in Singapore on Sept 23.
(REUTERS) - Yahoo Inc said it will join Google Inc to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users' messages, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Microsoft is taking pre-orders for its upcoming Surface Pro 3 tablet-laptop hybrid device. According to the Microsoft Store website, the entry level version will cost S$1,108 (GST included) and comes with an Intel i3 4th generation Core processor and 64GB of internal storage space.
Start-up Ractiv has launched a 3-D multi-touch device that lets you control your computer on any surface with hand gestures.
A new mobile call app from a local start-up promises free unlimited Internet calls.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Google has defended its policy of electronically monitoring its users' content for child sexual abuse after it tipped off police in Texas to a child pornography suspect.
NEW YORK (AFP) - Microsoft on Friday sued Samsung in federal court claiming the South Korean giant had breached a contract over cross-license technology used in the fiercely competitive smartphone market.
The start-up behind the popular photo messaging app is reportedly in talks with investors that may value the company at US$10 billion ($12.45 billion).
SHANGHAI (AFP) - Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled its Xbox game console in China, the first to enter the market after an official ban 14 years ago, even as it faces a Chinese government probe over business practices.