Industrial production rises higher than initial forecasts

Following a harsh winter that saw the economy experience a downturn, new data indicates that industrial production in the United States is gaining some momentum as it rose more than what was forecasted in the month of March. The Federal Reserve released figures Wednesday that … [Read more...]

German economy to grow nearly 2% this year, continue growth in 2015

Munich, Germany

Germany’s Ministry of the Economy announced Tuesday that the country will grow by 1.8 percent and continue that growth by two percent throughout next year. Europe’s largest economy slowed down last year and grew by just 0.4 percent because of a paucity of investment by private firms … [Read more...]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) could see iOS rival Android smashed from within by Samsung

Hammer

For years now, the smartphone mobile operating system has been fully dominated by just two players – Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) with iOS, and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) with Android. However, there are gathering signs that Android may soon by gutted from within by one of its principle users – … [Read more...]

New Trojan app named “Qadars” targeting Android phone users who visit Facebook

Qadars

There is a new cyber threat for Android Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) users in the form of a Trojan app called Qadars. This is a new Tojan variant that introduces a JavaScript code directly into a users Facebook page when they open their browser. Qadars is especially dangerous as it … [Read more...]

Report: Record amounts of gold and silver trading for bitcoin

gold

Bitcoin has fallen a long way from its record high of nearly $1,200 late last year. Throughout the first quarter of this year, the digital currency has traded anywhere from $350 to $800 and many bitcoiners, even gold bugs, think it’s headed straight to the moon to as high as $100,000 … [Read more...]

Report: Changes in Census survey will prevent true analysis of Obamacare effects

obamacare

The New York Times published a bombshell Tuesday when it reported that the Census Bureau would be dramatically transforming the way its conducts its surveys that will make it extremely difficult to conduct any authentic analysis of the effects of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act … [Read more...]

Ron Paul: Bitcoin is not real money

Ron Paul

Anyone who has studied Ron Paul’s politics would know that he is a staunch proponent of competing currencies and that he opposes fiat money. His real alternative to government-backed currency, though, is gold and silver. Therefore, it may not surprise some that the author of “End the … [Read more...]

Samsung documents – death of Steve Jobs offered chance to attack Apple (AAPL)

Steve Jobs

Numerous secrets have been laid bare during the course of the latest legal struggle between Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung Electronics, the latest being an internal Samsung email unveiled today. This email shows that Samsung viewed the death of Steve Jobs in 2011 as an … [Read more...]

Study shows people use Facebook to make love connections

Love

A new study shows that individuals who add love interests as "friends" on Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), while currently in a romantic relationship, have a low level of commitment to their significant other. Although this may seem obvious to some, the study wanted concrete evidence before … [Read more...]

Ex-NFL superstar Chad Ochocinco Johnson getting into bitcoin

Chad Ochocinco Johnson

Celebrities are starting to hop on the bitcoin train. Ashton Kutcher, Roseanne Barr, Drew Carey, Snoop Lion and a former Spice Girl are just some of the well-known faces to become bitcoin investors. Lately, however, sports stars have started to become interested in bitcoin too. The … [Read more...]

Twitter hires Google Maps Director Daniel Graf to head consumer products division

Daniel Graf

Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has a new acquisition, former Google Maps Director, Daniel Graf. He will lead Twitter's consumer products division as its new vice president. Graf is also an expert when it comes to mobile apps. However, he has not tweeted much according to his Twitter … [Read more...]

Study finds nearly one-third of vehicles on road have unrepaired defect

Cars

Many have dubbed the past few months as the "season of recalls" as numerous automakers have ordered automobile recalls. The latest is Toyota, which is recalling more than 6.4 million vehicles around the world. Volkswagon also stopped selling one of its models after reports of leaks … [Read more...]

Former law professor Nick Szabo could be the creator of bitcoin according to new study

Bitcoin

Last month, Newsweek claimed that it discovered who the real creator of bitcoin is: Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, a 64-year-old Japanese-American living in Temple City, California, who had been part of a media chase across Los Angeles. It took only a couple of weeks for other news outlets … [Read more...]

Federal Reserve Bank President Narayana Kocherlakota is interested in bitcoin technology

Narayana Kocherlakota

Officials at the Federal Reserve haven’t necessarily been jumping for joy when the topic of bitcoin is brought up. Instead, most experts at the United States central bank usually dismiss the digital currency as nothing more than a flash in the pan and something for criminals. Not for … [Read more...]

Samsung designer’s testimony attempts to scoff Apple’s (AAPL) slide-to-unlock proof out of court

Slide to unlock

Samsung's task in defeating Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AAPL) in the current suit against it is a formidable one, given how many of its own internal document explicitly state that the iPhone should be copied as closely as possible. Today, Youngmi Kim, a UI designer from Samsung, testified … [Read more...]

Google Glass owners become target for physical and verbal attacks

Google Glass

Because of rising gentrification, the anti-tech crowd seem to be increasing their tensions with Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG). In addition, Google Glass seems to be one of the main points of contention. This is especially true in San Francisco, which is quickly being labeled the "New … [Read more...]

WGC Report: Chinese gold demand to rise 25% by 2017

Gold

Gold started off the year strong after a rough 2013, but entering the second quarter is showing that gold can’t break the $1,400 mark. At the time of this writing, gold is trading at just over $1,300, while its silver counterpart has fallen to under $20. This decline could prove to be … [Read more...]

Leaked battery photo could mean Apple (AAPL) plans July iPhone 6 release, French site claims

iPhone 6 Battery

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is highly skilled at stirring the flames of speculation about its upcoming releases to fever pitch, mostly by remaining silent and keeping most of its plans top secret. Today, a blurry photograph released by a French website, claiming to be a picture of iPhone … [Read more...]

10 new Adwords products coming April 22nd

Adwords

On April 22, Jerry Dischler, VP of Product Management for Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) AdWords will be unveiling over 10 new AdWords products. These features have been developed over the past year, and they are soon-to-be released from beta. Analysts do nott believe that any of the … [Read more...]

Do Amazon and other corporate giants need bitcoin

Amazon home

When will Amazon, Walmart and Target start embracing the peer-to-peer decentralized digital currency bitcoin? Perhaps never or maybe if bitcoin becomes a lot more mainstream. We reported Tuesday of how Amazon has reportedly declined to offer its millions of customers an option to … [Read more...]