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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced Facebook is acquiring Instagram in a deal worth US$1bn. The photo-sharing start-up recently passed 30m members. Particularly since picking up a slew of new users with its Android app launch, Instagram has become one of the most important for taking and sharing photos on mobile devices, so it makes perfect sense that Facebook would want the

Continuing its trend of turning science fiction into reality, Google officially announced its augmented reality glasses on Wednesday — and yes, they look about as geeky as you’d expect. Dubbed Project Glass, the glasses will allow you to do many of the same things you do with your smartphone without whipping out a separate device

A common frustration with London’s subsidised cycle-hire scheme is that it can be insanely hard to find a bike in rush hour, or a vacant docking slot at the end of a ride. Savvy cyclists tap an icon on their smartphones that shows them where to look. The widget, devised by Little Fluffy Toys, covers 32 cities in countries from America to

Greg Smith’s resignation op-ed in the New York Times must surely take the prize as the most talked about resignation op-ed of all time. Smith’s fans argued that his article was just one more proof that a once great company, Goldman Sachs, is on the skids. His

Linux is everywhere. You might not see it, and you probably don’t know it yet, but it’s powering the Web services you use, the phone in your hand and the ATM at your bank. The following video, just released by the Linux Foundation, is all about the places and apps where Linux is lurking

Internet Explorer has been sliding downhill in market share for the past few years, but recently mined stats show something the critics never expected to see: a small but significant uptick in IE’s numbers since the beginning of 2012. Data from NetMarketShare show that while IE had indeed been in a slump for quite some time

Credit card processor Global Payments released a statement on Monday admitting that its systems have been compromised. The announcement came after reports surfaced that thousands of credit card accounts had been breached through its machines. Last week, security researcher Brian Krebbs discovered Visa and MasterCard were alerting US banks

Cloud storage powerhouse Dropbox revealed on Monday that half of the popular rock band U2, Bono and The Edge, are investors in the company. Dropbox closed a jaw-dropping US$250m round in October 2011, so it appears Bono and The Edge were part of that round that also included names like Index Ventures, Sequoia Capital

Take a moment to digest this news: Ashton Kutcher, he of That ’70s Show,Dude Where’s My Car?, and now Two and a Half Men fame, is reportedly attached to play the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic. The indie film will simply be titled Jobs, according to Variety’s Jeff Sneider. Shortly after