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Vending machines and WiFi – Sounds little inappropriate, when listened for the first time. But what if it is true, Vending machines in Japan come with the ability to emit a free wifi signal within a 50 meter radius that anyone in range can use. The wifi-enabled vending machines are powered by Freemobile and manufactured by Asahi, allowing users to log on – whether...

Splunk, an enterprise data software company has filed for $125 million IPO on January 12. San Francisco based Splunk offers businesses software used to report, monitor and analyze the machine data produced by the applications, systems and infrastructure that runs a business. The company’s focus is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone....

Obama Administration is debating a real issues concerning online piracy by responding back over the weekend, including the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the Protect IP Act and the Online Protection and Digital Enforcement Act (OPEN). Yesterday came words from White House that a key House hearing originally scheduled for Wednesday will be delayed till there is a “consensus”...

Acacia Research Corporation, known for its 200+ technology patent portfolios, announced that it has acquired ADAPTIX, a 4G wireless technology company. The company is paying $160 million for the acquisition. ADAPTIX, which is having its 230 issued and pending patents portfolio in 13 countries, is recognized well in the industry as one of its first developers of cutting...

I Can Has Cheezburger, the website best known for its power as one of the World’s largest comedy networks, turn five last week, sharing exactly 14,683 lolz, after launching in 2007. “Reaching our fifth anniversary means that we’re not just seen as a cat website company,” Cheezburger editor in chief Emily Huh mentioned. She also added that, “It’s amazing...

Bill Gates, the man who is currently working as a chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen in mid nineteen-seventies. Being known by the whole world, Bill gates made another mark, through donations to numbers of global health causes; he has saved an estimated 5.8 million lives. Frugal Dad detailed the impact that Bill Gates’ philanthropic...

According to an estimate from Gregory Lyons, iCrossing, if Facebook continues at the same rate, it will hit a billion users mark by August 2012. The company claimed that it has 800 million users in September, so it’s not surprising that the world’s largest social network achieve the billion marks. Using a process of linear regression on the data from the end of...

International Game Technology confirmed that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Double Down Interactive LLC, a leading online social gaming company and developer of the popular Facebook’s DoubleDown casino. DoubleDown Casino currently has 4.7 million monthly active users, up from 3.3 million it is having in October 2011. It is considered as world’s...

A survey of 714 Japanese who either owned or were interested in portable gaming device, confirmed that their maximum interest is in PlayStation Vita gaming device. The survey was a private internet-based questionnaire that was conducted between 22nd and 26th December 2011 by the members of the CLUB BBQ, located in Japan. The audience surveyed was 57.0% male, with 30.0% in their twenties, 49.9% in their thirties, and 20.2% in their forties. Over 83% of them said they owned a Nintendo DS, and 48.9% said they owned a PSP. Slightly over 16%...

Microsoft Corporation has signed a patent agreement with LG Electronics over LG’s tablets, mobile phones and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome based OS platform. The deal marks their 11th agreement together with Android and Chrome OS device manufacturers, including HTC, Samsung and Acer. With the LG deal, Microsoft will cover more than 70 percent...