Facebook adopts a startup focused on natural language platforms and brings in more developers.
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Hackers managed to steal more than 61 million records from retailers in 2014, even though the overall number of cyber attacks dropped by 50 percent.
Qualcomm Inc. CEO Steven Mollenkop suggested at AT&T's Developer Summit that Qualcomm sees itself as "an enabler" in the wider Internet-of-Things movement.
Apple's software quality is put under the microscope and one line of thinking is that marketing is driving the bus. There are simpler reasons that make more sense.
AT&T Mobility's CEO acknowledged there's a lot of skepticism about the Internet-of-Things trend, leading many to speculate about the value and beneficiaries.
The move bolsters 3D Systems' printer family lineup and also further consolidates the 3D printer space.
Intel's launch of its 5th generation Core processors could spur PC sales, but perhaps the company needs focus on next-gen platforms.
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[UPDATED] The consumer electronics show has only just begun, but a number of interesting and innovative products are already of note.
The computer giant wants to bring Windows to the masses again -- in the form of a tiny desktop box.
Broadcom is eyeing retail routers, set-top boxes and other wireless gateways capable of sending HD and broadcast-quality video over a wireless network to multiple devices.
According to statistics released by the e-commerce giant, sellers sold over two billion items in last year alone. But what do payment services have to do with it?
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