Bill Gates firm buys Arizona land for $80 million to create 'smart city'

A real estate investment firm owned by Bill Gates recently bought land in Arizona for $80 million to be developed into a “smart city.”

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Is This the Beginning of the End for the Set-Top Box?


C Spire started out as a privately owned wireless competitor in Mississippi. Since then, it has expanded in several directions. Its focus last year was on installing high-speed Internet in a few Mississippi cities. Now it is partnering with MobiTV to offer a new television service for the home. The service will not use the set-top boxes common with cable TV. Rather, it will use a variety of connected streaming services and devices, including Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV and Roku, as well as smartphones and tablets running iOS and Android.

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Apple Loses Video Over IP Patent Scuffle in Germany


A German court on Wednesday determined that Apple had infringed a patent owned by the Kudelski Group’s OpenTV division. Apple products sold in Germany can’t use streaming technology that infringes OpenTV’s patents, the court reportedly ruled. The suit was brought in 2014 in Düsseldorf District Court over three patents held by OpenTV and its sister company, Nagra. The plaintiffs alleged that Apple products and services — including iOS devices, Apple TV and the App Store — had infringed their video streaming patents.

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Apple Music competitor Tidal faces $5 million lawsuit over unpaid royalties

Article Image Tidal — the Apple Music and Spotify competitor owned in part by rapper Jay-Z — is facing a a lawsuit over unpaid royalities that could potentially see the service pay up to $5 million in damages.

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Apple Music competitor Tidal faces $5 million lawsuit over unpaid royalties

Article Image Tidal — the Apple Music and Spotify competitor owned in part by rapper Jay-Z — is facing a a lawsuit over unpaid royalities that could potentially see the service pay up to $5 million in damages.

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Common software would have allowed FBI to unlock San Bernardino shooter's phone

The county government that owned the iPhone in a high-profile legal battle between Apple Inc. and the Justice Department paid for but never installed a feature that would have allowed the FBI to easily and immediately unlock the phone as part of the terrorism investigation into the shootings that killed 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/22/common-software-would-have-allowed-fbi-to-unlock-san-bernardino-shooters-phone.html

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Facebook's WhatsApp Messenger drops annual fees to keep growing userbase

Article Image WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook, is dropping its 99-cent annual charge in order to continue growing, CEO Jan Koum said on Monday.

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Now Google Knows Its ABCs


Google on Monday announced a restructuring that will make it a wholly owned subsidiary of a new umbrella company called “Alphabet.” Product Chief Sundar Pichai will take over as CEO of Google, while Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergei Brin will be CEO and president, respectively, of Alphabet. Pichai “is … the right person to lead the core Google search effort,” said Barry Randall, technology portfolio manager at Covestor. “He has the intellect and the experience — and above all, the trust of Page and Brin.”

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Rockstar patent sale could net Apple $392 million in March quarter

The sale of patents owned by the Rockstar Consortium of companies could bring a windfall of $392 million in additional cash to Apple’s March quarter, estimates from one analyst predict.



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Apple shoots down Chinese state media accusations targeting iOS privacy, location tracking

Apple’s website in China has published a detailed response to accusations by the country’s state owned media, refuting claims that iOS tracks users’ locations in a firm but politely worded statement.



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Fresh spin on the vinyl revolution

Saturday marks the seventh annual Record Store Day, a celebration of independently owned record stores throughout the world, and digital-era entrepreneurs are using new technology to put a fresh spin on the old platter.

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