The company’s decision to purchase 180 small, high-capacity satellites is just the first step in a project that could cost the search giant over $3 billion, reported The Wall Street Journal. The project’s price tag will depend on whether the company decides to embark on a second phase of the project, which would double the number of satellites needed, Google insiders told the WSJ.
Wireless carrier AT&T (T) was the top target of so-called patent trolls in 2013, having been sued more than 54 times by them in 2013—more than once a week.
Wow. Nothing is sacred. The Washington Post has discovered that the NSA and FBI have teamed up to tap into the servers of nine US tech companies—Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, you name it—and have extracted e-mails, photographs, audio, video, documents and connection logs. They basically have free reign to take whatever they want. And they’ve been doing it since 2007.
The technology industry often finds itself pontificating about the future, but the busy news cycle this year gave us plenty to discuss.
When Bill Gates testified via videotape in Microsoft’s antitrust trial in 1998, he was combative and defensive, as if he couldn’t believe how stupid the entire procedure was.
A company linked to Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen is suing 11 major corporations, including Apple, Google and Facebook, accusing them of infringing on technology patents.
Love him or hate him, Bill Gates was, and still is, the face of Microsoft. What Microsoft doesn’t want you to know though is that Gates has almost nothing to do with the company anymore.
German singer Lena has won the Eurovision Song Contest, the continent’s biggest musical competition, which allowed musicians from 25 countries to shrug off the economic gloom shrouding Europe, at least for a day.
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