Facebook's multi-billion acquisition of Oculus VR still has some followers puzzled, but the social network offered some extra foresight into its vision for the subsidiary on Thursday.
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Amazon announced two tiers of unlimited storage for Cloud Drive, marking the first time such an option is available to users outside of select criteria.
Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge offers a snazzy design and a lot of hope, but it's unclear how functional that sliver of screen really is. Here's a look at what the Edge offers on the wraparound screen today.
The launch of the Galaxy S6 is critical to Samsung's overall financial performance and it's clear there will be strong curb appeal among the Android crowd. Switchers from the iPhone are unlikely.
Lax security and poor programming appeared to be at fault, but that's little comfort to the latest swathe of victim virtual currency investors.
The company said it is facing numerous challenges ranging from enterprise demand, pricing and product qualifications.
Other cloud giants with FedRAMP status handed down by other U.S. Government departments include Microsoft Office 365 and Amazon Web Services.
Google has joined other tech heavyweights in calling on Congress to reform current US surveillance policies.
The cloud ERP player is now hitting an annual revenue run rate of about $50 million and plans to spend the dough on product development, sales and various corporate functions.
Red Hat shares were up approximately 5.2 percent shortly after the report hit the wires during after-hours trading.
Facebook positions Messenger as a business communication platform. Funny that's what Google is trying to do to. The scrum for business ad and platform dollars is on.
Announced during Facebook's F8 conference, the SDKs are designed to let developers integrate data from internet-connected devices.
Facebook's warpath to establishing its social media conglomerate continues.
The 180 puts Google in a camp that includes Microsoft and Mozilla for a Pointer Event standard for browsers.
The firm's State of the Internet report found average connection speeds rose 20 percent annually. However, due to the FCC's change in broadband definition, Akamai will rethink the report going forward.