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Microsoft acquires Skype for $8.5B in cash

In a landmark deal, Microsoft Corp. has acquired internet phone company Skype Technologies SA, reps for both the companies announced Tuesday. Placing its biggest bet yet, the Redmond software giant paid $8.5 billion in cash to buy VoIP provider Skype Global.

Neurowear's wearable cat ears let you express emotions

Hesitant in expressing your innermost feelings? Try Neocomimi, the fluffy cat ears, which come laced with sensors that respond to one's emotions.

Apple beats Google to claim 'World's Most Valuable Brand' title

Apple has overtaken Google as the world's most valuable brand, thanks to the company’s high-profile products like iPhone, iMac and iPad, according to a new study by global brands agency Millward Brown, a subsidiary of advertising company WPP.

Apple's iPad 2 launch results in feud at Beijing retail store

Internet is ablaze with reports from Beijing, China stating that a near-bloody altercation broke out among crowds lined up to buy the iPad 2 at Beijing's flagship Apple retail store.

'Ghost' voice actor hints at possible Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

The US gaming world got what is called the first real hint at what's going on with the next Call of Duty. Craig Fairbrass, a seasoned "Call of Duty" voice actor, dropped hints during a radio weekend interview that Activision might be developing "Modern Warfare 3."

Pepsi's new vending machines let you socialize, gift drinks

Ever imagined buying a drink to a friend living on the other side of the globe? Well, you will soon be able to with PepsiCo's Social Vending System that will enable users gift beverages to friends anywhere in the world.