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facebooklit-012615.jpg Facebook Lite, an Android app aimed at users of low-end mobile devices in developing countries, is available on Google Play. The tiny 252-262KB download is also a better fit for users of older phones or those on a slower 2G network. The quick-loading, low-fi Facebook app is based on Snaptu, an...

Cablevision Systems Corp. (CVC) announced the upcoming launch of Freewheel, a new low-cost all-WiFi phone service providing unlimited data, talk and text. Freewheel is the first all-WiFi service to be introduced by a cable provider. It will be offered with the Motorola Moto G smartphone and works...

Is the password to every one of your online accounts "12345"? Anyone who has seen Spaceballs can tell you that's a mistake. Still, SplashData's list of worst passwords of 2014 had this as one of the top entries - some of you are still doing it. Here's some tips to making more secure passwords.

Whatsapp-012215.jpg WhatsApp, the latest craze of smart-phone generation is coming to the desk top. Thursday, the messaging service provide announced that the web version can be accessed using Google Chrome operating system. The web browser will be an extension of the mobile device and all the messages will be live on the handsets also.

Internet search engine Google Inc. wants to sell wireless service through Sprint and T-Mobile, The Information reported Wednesday. The news was also reported by the Wall Street Journal and the Verge. The company is said to be preparing plans to sell mobile plans that will run on the cellular networks...

Microsoft-012115.jpg Microsoft showcased Windows 10, the much-awaited new version of its operating system, as it pushes to usher in a new era of more personal computing, as well as two new devices designed to extend the Windows experience from large screens to no screens.

googleapp-011315.jpg Google Inc. (GOOG, GOOGL) made headlines recently by contributing to a $1 billion investment in space exploration firm SpaceX. This sort of thing is nothing new for Google. Here's a list of just a few recent investments Google has made in what might be considered strange places.

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF.OB) will use its own microprocessors in the next version of the Galaxy S smartphone, dropping its use of a Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) chip that overheated during the Korean company's testing, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with matter. The smartphone...

Google Inc. (GOOG, GOOGL) is close to major investment in rocket maker SpaceX, creating a formidable alliance in Silicon Valley's accelerating Internet space race, tech blog The Information reported citing people familiar with the matter. The report noted that the purpose of a deal, which is still...

Four technology companies in the Silicon Valley agreed to pay 64,000 current and former employees $415 million to settle a class-action suit related to violation of antitrust laws on poaching each other's employees. The lawsuit alleged that Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google, Inc. (GOOG, GOGL) Intel Corp....

Responding to some press reports, Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY, BB.TO) said late Wednesday that it has not engaged in discussions with South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. with respect to any possible offer to buy BlackBerry. "BlackBerry's policy is not to comment on rumors...

fb-abmeralert-011315.jpg Facebook will be posting Amber Alerts for missing children in its news feed, the social media giant announced Tuesday. The alerts will appear on a regional basis and include details such as images of the abducted child, persons of interest, and vehicle descriptions. "When you see one of these...

Cosmos Holdings, Inc. (COSM) announced that it entered into an LOI to acquire a 70 percent majority stake in Chicago-based mobile technology company Terranova Inc. The transaction is expected to close within 90 days. Terranova develops A.I. software, a proprietary algorithm and APIs that power mobile...

In December Yahoo (YHOO) achieved its highest US search share for over five years according to the latest data from StatCounter, the independent website analytics provider. Google (GOOG) fell to the lowest monthly share yet recorded by the company. These December stats coincide with Mozilla making Yahoo...

nokia215-010515.jpg Microsoft on Monday announced its $29 Nokia 215, a device that is being called the world's most affordable internet-ready phone. The 215 differs from other models in the $20-30 price range, as it includes a camera, Facebook and Twitter integration, Bing Search, and Opera Mini browser. Also, the phone...

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