Mobile phone carrier Verizon Wireless on Wednesday a partnership with renowned singer Jennifer Lopez to revolutionize smartphone shopping and to better capitalize on the Hispanic market in the U. S.
Verizon Wireless joined forces with Viva Movil, a new shopping tool created by Lopez with Latino consumers in mind.
Speaking at the company's CTIA 2013 media event yesterday, Lopez said, "This new company is here to revolutionize the entire mobile experience for Latinos."
Increasing prices of gas in the United States has surprised market watchers, as prices are moving up at a time of the year when they typically moderate.
In Yankton, the average price of unleaded gasoline has jumped 32 cents per gallon within the last seven days and by whopping 62 cents per gallon within the last two weeks.
Prices of the fuel in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin have jumped by up to 40 cents per gallon during the last one-week period.
Netflix and YouTube consume nearly half of internet capacity at peak hours in the U. S., according to a fresh bandwidth study by Sandvine.
According to the Sandvine Networks Internet Phenomena, popular video streaming service Netflix accounted for 32.5 per cent of total downstream traffic on U. S. fixed line networks as of the first half of 2013.
With 17.11 per cent share, Google's video service YouTube emerged as the second biggest guzzler of the internet capacity in the U. S.
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has asked tech giants to detail what efforts they are making to tackle the rising problem of device theft.
Schneiderman has sent out letters to the chiefs of Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, stressing on the urgent need to tackle the problem of device theft.
The city has been suffering a drastic increase in violent street crimes called "Apple Picking," which refers to the theft and snatching of smartphones and other devices.
Social-networking site Facebook has reportedly blocked Path’s "Find Friends," disabling users from searching for friends.
TechCrunch reported that access to Find Friends was restricted after San Francisco-based Path updated its smartphone app on Friday last week.
While Facebook didn’t say anything about blocking access to Path’s Find Friends service, TechCrunch said that the access might have restricted due to a recent spamming mishap in which the app flooded address book contacts of users with invites.
U. S. Cellular has confirmed that it has signed a contract with Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant Apple to sell widely popular iPhones.
As per media reports, the announcement was made by U. S. Cellular CEO Mary Dillon during his address to investors & analysts on Friday last week. As per the terms of the contract, U. S. Cellular will purchase nearly $1.2 billion worth of Apple iPhones over a period of three years starting later this year.
Intel Corp., the world's largest chipmaker, has promoted its Chief Operating Officer Brian Krzanich to the top post of CEO.
Intel announced that Mr. Krzanich would replace Paul Otellini on May 16. Mr. Otellini announced his surprising decision to step down from the top post nearly six month back. Mr. Otellini has been with the company for nearly four decades, including eight years as CEO.
CenturyLink Inc, the incumbent phone firm in Omaha, has announced that it would provide nearly 48,000 homes and businesses in West Omaha with Internet speeds of up to one Gigabit per second (1Gbps) under a pilot high-speed fiber network initiative.
The Internet speed of 1Gbps is around 100 times faster than average broadband speeds in the state.
The company claimed that it new service would allow subscribers to download high-definition (HD) movies in seconds and also provide them with instant access to cloud services and apps on demand.
Vine, Twitter's app that allows iPhone users create & share six-second videos, now supports front-facing camera too, thanks to the latest update.
The recently released updated version of Twitter Vine (version 1.1) allows users to shoot short-videos using the front-facing camera. The updated version of the app, of course, also allows users to switch back and forth between the front-facing and rear-facing cameras in the same video.
Jack Dorsey, chief executive officer of the micro-blogging site, tweeted that Vines could now be recorded using the iOS devices' front-facing camera.
Online daily deals site LivingSocial has requested its customers to immediately rest their passwords as their existing passwords could be misused in wake of recent hacking attack.
The Washington, D. C-based site on Friday confirmed that it became a victim of a powerful cyber hacking attack, which affected personal data of its more than 50 million customers.
The daily deals service wrote on its website, "Important notice for customers. If you haven't already updated your LivingSocial password, please update it now."
Verizon on Tuesday announced that it would offer Android-based Pantech Perception starting Thursday, 25th of April.
The Pantech Perception is an entry-level, pocket-friendly, handset that features a 4.8-inch HD (720p) super AMOLED screen, 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera plus a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
In addition, the new handset boasts 3D gesture sensing technology onboard and 4G LTE connectivity.
Rumors are flying that Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc may fire its CEO Tim Cook and fill the vacant position with a more dynamic leader.
The latest rumblings came from Wall Street reports that the iPhone-maker may be looking to shake-up its top management.
On Sunday, columnist Gene Marcial claimed that sources told him that a move like replacing Tim Cook was afoot, but then he conceded that there was no available evidence that the tech giant's board was officially in such a game-changing mode.
Overall game sales slipped nearly 10 per cent year-on-year in March, as per stats released by research firm NPD Group.
Gamers spent nearly $993 on gaming hardware, software and accessories during last month, as compared with $1.1 billion in the corresponding period of the previous year. Taking used, rental as well as digital sales into account, the industry raked in an estimated $1.9 billion during last month.
Provo, Utah, is going to be the third city to receive Google's ultra-fast fiber-optic Internet service.
Google has announced that it would take over Provo's troubled fiber-optic system and provide residents with basic Internet service for free. The free service provides speeds of 5 megabits per second.
However, the Internet search giant will charge Provo customers a one-time $30 activation fee. Residents will also be able to opt for paid service that runs 200 times faster. The company will also provide cable and satellite TV services.
Drivers from outside the USA will no longer need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in Florida, thanks to the state's decision to revoke the law that required the official document.
The law was put into effect on 1st of January this year, but it came to light in February when a British holidaymaker was not allowed to hire a car because he did not hold an IDP.
Florida's Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) finally announced that the law would not be enforced.