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Apple & Google Brands Worth Over $100 Billion Each

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According to a report from brand consultancy Intebrand, the Apple & Google brands are worth over $100 billion each. Jez Frampton, Interbrand’s Global Chief Executive Officer, commented on the findings: “Apple and Google’s meteoric rise to more than USD $100 billion is truly a testament to the power of brand building. These leading brands have reached new pinnacles—in terms of …

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Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Acquires Thomson Reuters Data Centre for $19 Million

Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT, Inc. has acquired the Milwaukee Data Center used exclusively by Thomson Reuters U.S. LLC for $19,500,000. The property, located in Harland, Wisconsin, covers 59,000 sq ft. The deal was part of a dual purchase which included the Windstream Charlotte Data Center in in Charlotte, North Carolina, which went for $26,400,000. This second property has a number of tenants across 60,850 sq ft. …

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Ay+ and Infobip Collaborate on Pre-Loaded Direct-Billing Android Apps

Ay+ and Infobip have announced a collaboration on the development of pre-loaded direct-billing apps for Android smartphones. Ay’s mobile app and gaming platform is pre-loaded onto Android smartphone destined for emerging markets. The new functionality from Infobip will allow for users to add the cost of a new app, or in-app purchases such as credits and upgrades, onto their mobile …

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LG and Sprint Team Up to Launch Flexible Smartphone

LG are launching their new flexible smartphone, the LG G Flex, to United States customers on the Sprint network. G Flex will be available on Friday 31st January 2014 through Sprint for $299.99 with a new two-year service agreement. The curved mobile device will then arrive in Sprint stores on Friday 7th February 2014. LG says the curved, 6-inch HD …

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Speakers from Twitter & Netflix to Attend Red Hat Conference: DevNation

Speakers from Twitter and Netflix will be attending a new conference from Red Hat (NYSE: RHT). DevNation will see Chris Aniszczyk, head of open source at Twitter, and Jeremy Edberg, reliability architect at Netflix, join fellow software developers at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 13-16, 2014. The meet will coincide with Red Hat Summit 2014 and will focus …

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Looking Ahead to the Solar System Internetwork – Scott Burleigh

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Communication with spacecraft, both crewed and robotic, and both in Earth orbit and in deep space, should become a bit easier in the near future.  The world’s national space agencies have converged on standards for building a “Solar System Internetwork” (SSI) that is aimed at simplifying communication among engineers, scientists, and robots in space flight missions in much the same …

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Rakuten Vies With Amazon for Slice of eCommerce Market

Rakuten (JASDAQ: 4755) has staked its claim on the global eCommerce market with a new fulfillment center near Scranton, Pennsylvania, approximately 80 miles from New York City, and an expanded presence in Las Vegas that doubles the size of an existing Webgistix fulfillment center. Semi-automated logistics centres are the powerhouses driving the world’s largest eCommerce websites such as Amazon. Webgistix …

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LinkedIn Reveals Most Popular Employers in UK

LinkedIn has revealed the top 20 most in-demand employers among its 13 million UK-based members. The social network for business, LinkedIn is heavily geared towards the job and career markets. The latest statistics display the way in which LinkedIn’s user demographic is focused around the professional classes. The company has already been marked out for advertisers as an aggregator of …

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Brave New World: Tackling Internet Governance at IGF 2013

Debate about the future of Internet governance has recently gained great currency and pierced the Twitter sphere. Over the past year, major developments in the internet landscape have brought the global internet governance ecosystem firmly into the spotlight. Internet governance issues are now in the mainstream of international policy concerns and there is a growing realization among ordinary individuals that …

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