Microsoft Plans To Open New Tech Hub in Brazil

Microsoft is reportedly planning to shell out roughly $100 million in investments for the establishment of its technology center in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Brazilian newspaper Agencia Estado disclosed Wednesday. The software giant appears determined to further boost its presence in South American as far as technological research is concerned following their landmark deal

Apple Spends 2 Percent in Overseas Tax Spending

The top executives at Apple has once again showcased their knack at avoiding the punitive hands of the tax collector after the Silicon Valley-based tech company reported a 2 percent tax spending for the chunk of money generated by the sales of their products overseas in the last fiscal year. According to its annual report

Sony Says Industry Must Innovate To Thrive

If the gaming industry (and the technology industry) is wanting to thrive, it must innovate, according to the PlayStation Europe Boss, Jim Ryan. When Ryan spoke to MCV, the executive sounded off on the varied trends in the gaming industry today. “It is great that the industry evolves and goes in different directions,” Ryan said.

Best Buy To Close 50 Stores, Revamp Strategy

Say it ain’t so big blue?  Best Buy, the nation’s largest consumer electronics chain reported on Thursday that they would be closing 50 stores, reducing their corporate workforce by 400 jobs and trimming $800 million in costs. They will, at the same time, open 100 new, smaller, and more profitable, Best Buy Mobile stores. “How

SXSW: What Was Wrong With The Homless Hotspots? OpED

There’s a lot of buzz about the marketing project “Homeless Hotspots” this year at South By South West Interactive. In the project, seen in the above Mashable video, 13 homeless men were charged with the task of recruiting passerbys to use their wifi for a nominal donation. The average donation was $2.00 for 15 minutes.

Russell Holly Takes Reigns As XDA Portal Admin

Many of our readers know Russell Holly either from his pieces on, or as the first Senior Editor here at While that may seem like eons ago it was just over a year ago, which in the tech journalism world, may seem like ages. In addition to Holly’s feature writing for Ziff Davis

Just as Blackhat ends, Defcon starts in Las Vegas

We are in Las Vegas Nevada and we have just ended our time at Blackhat, next up it’s  Defcon. We were planning to give you coverage on Blackhat’s mobile track,  however whoever planned it forgot to mention to the speakers that they need to show up because they didn’t.  I was waiting anxiously for the

Mavenir Systems Acquires Airwide Solutions

Mavenir Systems, one of the leading innovator of mobile solutions for LTE operators has announced their agreement to acquire Airwide Solutions, one of the leading providers of mobile messaging solutions.  

Good Google Results For Q1 2011, Larry Pages First Call

Overall Google reported a good first quarter of 2011. Let’s remind you real quick that this was not Larry Page’s first quarter as CEO it was Eric Schmidts last.  The highlight of the call in terms of numbers to report was that Google saw an increase of 27% year over year. That 27% increase was

OpED: Why So Much Hate Towards Color And Why It Makes Sense

First you will ask what is Color and why we are talking about it… Color is a new start up for both Android and iOS. It hasn’t launch past beta and has already received more then $40 million in funding. So what is Color? A Free application for iPhone and Android devices that allows people

My first week in Founder Institute

So as many as you’ve heard I’ve been accepted into the prestigious Founder Institute which has been polarized on many Tech based sites like TechCrunch. Our first meeting was last Sunday and we have weekly meetings on Mondays down in Marina Del Ray. Every session we have mentors who speak and last Monday we had: Fred Joyal

Stop Searching for Hot Working Tech Girls

Special Contribution To The Droid Guy By: The Legendary Sylvie Barak Introducing The Girls Who Get Around The Net The idea of AroundThe.Net (ATN) was born from a blog post. Not an impressive blog post by any stretch of the imagination and indeed, it was its sheer banality which galvanized us to action. One of

Geeks, Nerds, Androids Beer Pong Worth $50,000 Vegas Baby

If the 2011 CES convention and the prospects of bumping into porn stars at AVN during the same week wasn’t enough to get the geek crew to Las Vegas, well come two days earlier and you’ll be able to witness the original World Series of Beer Pong. The World Series of Beer Pong is in

App of the Week: Handcent SMS

Text messaging is huge. Hundreds of thousands of texts are sent daily by Android phones through many different messaging apps. Many of the Android messaging apps differ in their own ways, and sometimes I prefer to have some more features with my messaging app. This is why I use Handcent SMS. I have never used

Underwear Protects You From TSA

This has nothing to do with Android or Google but traveling and TSA are big topics these days. Are you worried about protecting your privacy from the radiation at the TSA screening equipment at your local airport? Jeff Buske of Las Vegas, has created a special kind of underwear just for this occasion. Buske of