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  • Digital gaming sales hit record $61 billion in 2015 Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 6:00 AM ET
    Digital gaming sales hit record $61 billion in 2015

    Worldwide digital video game sales hit a record last year, according to SuperData Research.

  • Siemens beefs up industrial software with CD-adapco Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 1:22 PM ET

    MUNICH, Germany, Jan 25- Germany's Siemens has agreed to buy U.S. engineering software firm CD-adapco for $970 million, it confirmed on Monday, beefing up its core industrial business with the latest in a string of acquisitions in the area. "As part of its Vision 2020, Siemens is acquiring CD-adapco and sharpening its focus on growth in digital business and...

  • Facebook's WhatsApp nixes fees Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    Facebook's WhatsApp nixes fees

    The mobile messaging service will no longer charge annual subscription fees.

  • Foursquare valuation halved; Crowley out as CEO Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 6:29 PM ET
    Dennis Crowley, co-founder and CEO of Foursquare.

    Foursquare's latest round of funding pegs the former start-up darling at half its 2013 valuation, the NYT reports.

  • Here's one more thing that Siri can do: Beatbox Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 11:00 AM ET
    Here's one more thing that Siri can do: Beatbox

    Apple's voice-powered personal assistant can beatbox and fulfill other requests

  • Most notably, BMW has created a 200- strong digital innovation hub in Chicago, hiring software engineers who worked for mobile phone pioneer Nokia, as the German carmaker seeks to get ahead in the area of assistance systems and software applications. "Their task is to develop a premium experience in the digital area and in mobility services," BMW board member Ian...

  • DETROIT, Jan 11- Rapidly evolving technology is upending the traditional pecking order in the luxury car market, which has always valued larger vehicles over smaller ones. Mercedes-Benz, for example, has equipped its new E-Class mid-sized sedan with better computer chips, cameras, software and sensors than those in the S-Class- the flagship that has for decades...

  • Uber taps into public transit with new partnership Monday, 11 Jan 2016 | 10:00 AM ET
    Uber taps into public transit with new partnership

    The ride-hailing app partners with TransLoc to ally itself with public transit agencies.

  • Microsoft building its own SIM cards Friday, 8 Jan 2016 | 10:00 AM ET
    Microsoft building its own SIM cards

    The software giant is testing a cellular data app that lets users connect to mobile networks without a contract, The Verge reports.

  • Apple acquires emotion-detecting AI start-up Friday, 8 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    Apple acquires emotion-detecting AI start-up

    The tech giant buys a company that uses artificial intelligence software to analyze emotions from facial expressions.

  • GrubHub finds rise in savory foods on New Years Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    GrubHub finds rise in savory foods on New Years

    Deep dish pizza is 3,252% more likely to be ordered than usual.

  • Should you download the 'Carrier Settings Update' on an iPhone, iPad?

    Re/code says most updates are safe to download, but there's no harm in waiting either.

  • Going to China? Read this before you email anybody Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    Tourist in Shanghai China

    When traveling abroad, it is important to protect your email communication and prevent hackers from stealing private information.

  • This app is growing rapidly at colleges Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 6:45 AM ET
    This app is blowing up on college campuses

    The startup crowdfunding app Tilt makes it easy to collect money from groups. Here's a look at why it is rapidly growing on college campuses in the U.S. and abroad.

  • Oct 21- SolarWinds Inc said on Wednesday it agreed to be taken private by investment firms Silver Lake Partners and Thoma Bravo LLC for $4.5 billion, joining a growing list of enterprise software makers going private. SolarWinds earlier this month said it was exploring strategic alternatives after Reuters reported that the company was in talks to sell itself.

  • SEOUL, Oct 16- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's biggest smartphone maker, and news and information provider Thomson Reuters Corp on Friday announced a collaboration to develop products and services for enterprise customers. In the first phase of the tie-up, the companies will provide content and software applications developed by Thomson Reuters for...

  • How to get Microsoft to mentor your big idea Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    The tech giant is running accelerators to help start-ups in a host of areas—from cloud computing to mobile gaming. The goal: tap big ideas.

  • CAD software maker Autodesk's revenue falls 4.3 pct Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 4:26 PM ET

    Aug 27- Autodesk Inc, the maker of computer-aided design software, reported a 4.3 percent fall in quarterly revenue as its licensing revenue declined because of the company's shift to a cloud subscription-based model. Autodesk reported a net loss of $235.5 million, or $1.04 per share, compared with a profit of $31.3 million, or 13 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Rovio jobs on the chopping block Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Rovio jobs on the chopping block

    Maker of angry birds may have some (former) workers very angry indeed.

  • How this developer's code saved 'Game of Thrones' Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 2:22 PM ET
    AppDynamics CEO Jyoti Bansal.

    As the world migrates to code, AppDynamics is more than doubling annual sales by helping companies find, attack and prevent problems.