Category Archives: Tech

Four Numbers That Explain Why Facebook Acquired WhatsApp

WhatsApp Co-Founders Jan Koum & Brian Acton

Source: Sequoia Capital Yesterday, Facebook announced its acquisition of WhatsApp for $16 billion. It’s a spectacular milestone for the company’s co-founders Jan Koum and Brian ... Read More »

Xerox, Microsoft spinoff develops Snapchat rival


Scott Richardson is the chief product development officer for ContentGuard, which released its first mobile application Monday.

  Dallas Business Journal Tuesday 17th December, 2013 Plano software company ContentGuard on Monday released a mobile application that allows users to control the time ... Read More »

Jury Verdict: Samsung must pay Apple an additional $290M

A federal jury leaned toward Apple in determining damages in the latest round of the Apple-Samsung patent case. -
Andrey Rudakov

Samsung Electronics must pay Apple Inc. an additional $290 million in damages for infringing iPhone and iPad patents, the Associated Press reported. A U.S. District ... Read More »

Athens garbage to power homes, generate money for county

Athens-Clarke County has completed a $3.5 million gas conversion system that will utilize methane gases released by landfill garbage to power homes, reports the Athens ... Read More »

First Google Glass, Now Google Tattoo???

Google's Electronic Skin Tatoo Patent (USPTO)

by Excel Fields Nov. 13, 2013 1:00pm I saw a live demo of Google Glass recently. After witnessing the demonstration, I was left with a ... Read More »

New Georgia renewable energy facility to use Starbucks’ waste

Photo: Environmental Defense Fund

A new renewable energy facility announced Thursday for Augusta Corporate Park will use a neighboring Starbucks’ waste for its main source of power, reports The ... Read More »

Tumblr’s extremely popular — but where’s the money?


It’s been four months since Tumblr was acquired by Yahoo, and the new addition still looks to be a long way off from making any ... Read More »

UGA, DOJ study how much consumers would pay for Internet


How much would you pay to use the Internet in the future? That’s what The University of Georgia researchers and the U.S. Department of Justice ... Read More »

Activity Monitor in OS X Mavericks brings significant changes


One common utility for troubleshooting problems in OS X is Activity Monitor, which will display the system’s running processes and various statistics about them, including ... Read More »

Motorola Launches ‘Have It Your Way’ Smartphone Project

Motorola's new open source Project Ara promises to let you play with the guts of your smartphone to your heart's content.

Motorola’s making a big splash with the launch of Project Ara, an ambitious, open source hardware initiative that allows consumers to customize their entire phone, ... Read More »