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However, it seems the same timeframe will see a change in the Apple Watch's display technology as well, the latest report from Taiwan's DigiTimes indicates.Unnamed supply chain sources have told the website that Apple's smartwatch will switch from its existing OLED display to Micro-LED panels.This is suggested to take place towards the end of 2017, indicating that the new screen will debut on the "Apple Watch 3," seeing as how the second-generation wearable is expected to be announced later this year.There's no reason provided for why Apple would move the Apple Watch away from OLED, especially at the same time as the company is trying to ramp-up production of the display technology for future iPhones.However, Micro-LED panels are said to be thinner, brighter, and use less power than LCD displays as they don't require backlighting.Assuming DigiTimes' report is accurate, Apple may have found a way to make use of that purchase.
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Everyone hates Uber s surge-pricing, except for Uber of course.Now the crazy-making lightning bolt that indicates you re about to spend a fortune to get home is going away, replaced by a fare guarantee that tells you exactly what you re going to pay for the ride.Uber s new up-front fare feature, which is slowly rolling out for UberX rides in some U.S. cities and in India, is exactly like the pricing you already see for UberPool rides.Just put make sure your pickup location is accurate, then enter your destination and Uber will calculate your exact fare.Now they won t know surge is in effect, unless they see a bit of small text beneath the upfront price that says fares are higher due to increased demand.But you ll at least know what your credit card will be charged at the end of a trip, which might cut down on the complaints Uber receives—and the cold sweat you feel when you check your receipt the next morning.
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John Lewis tops LinkedIn's UK list.British members of LinkedIn would most like to work for John Lewis stores, or Harrods, or even Dixons Carphone, with Selfridges, Arcadia, House of Fraser, Marks and Spencer and Net-A-Porter also making the Top 25 below .Some tech companies make the UK list, including Google, ASOS, Amazon and Facebook.It's a tech company that has plenty of retail stores in the UK, so - never mind the death threats - why don't Brits want to work there?Carillion Facilities Services 14.House of Fraser Retail 24.
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If you re a sufficiently decent person, stop reading.If you re a terrible person, the kind of person who takes pleasure in the misery of others, you d probably like spoiled.io.Spoiled automatically sends text messages that reveal key elements of the GoT storyline to friends, enemies, or anyone else you don t like.For $1, Spoiled will send the anonymous messages for the rest of the season.The idea was inspired by this woman, who last month got internet famous for spoiling every episode of Game of Thrones for her ex-boyfriend after the two broke up.Creators Ross Hettel, Hunter Lane and Joe Mainwaring said more than 120 people have been signed up to receive alerts since Spoiled debuted last week.We created it as a social experiment just for this season, but we are considering expanding and will have a poll on the home page after the Game of Thrones season is over to ask what show users would like spoiled next, Hettel told VentureBeat via Twitter.Spoiled is one of a series of prank apps and tools that costs about $1.Goat Attack anonymously sends goat stories and photos to people.There s also Cat Attack and Adele Attack.In 2014, Cat Facts became so popular on Reddit it was made into an Android app.
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It s true, there are a ton of apps out there that want to help you plan and enjoy your next vacation, but Yahoo believes its new Radar app can do things a little differently to the current crop of offerings.So yes, everything you d expect is included – advice on unmissable sights, suggestions for great dining and shopping experiences, notes on must-see events, and so on.When it comes across something relevant, for example flight and hotel booking information, it ll automatically incorporate it into your itinerary.Radar also offers up tips from people who ve already been to where you re going, and you can use their recommendations to build your own bucket list – another feature of the app.Rather than inputting text for searches the whole time, the app endeavors to guide you through by offering options via buttons, its AI engine learning about your preferences as you use the app and responding accordingly.As we said at the top, there s a plethora of travel apps already out there fighting for your attention.
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I can never forget September of 1982, when my family drove an hour north to buy ColecoVision, the new video game system that would eventually make the Atari 2600 irrelevant.I had been waiting for the system for almost four months.The system came with the Donkey Kong cartridge, which really wasn t one of ColecoVision s best games, but was fascinating as it was the very first home video game that somewhat resembled the actual arcade game.This happened because company s such as Atari over-saturated the market with horrible games such as E.T.Even though the Super Game Module was announced for the Summer of 1983, it was eventually discarded as the crash began to take its full effect.However, the gaming industry still owes its respects to ColecoVision for being the first video game system that allowed consumers to be able to play arcade-quality games in their own living rooms.
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If you re at all interested in classic cars, you ve probably heard about the high-dollar auctions where rare and valuable automobiles are sold.Auction houses like Barrett-Jackson, Mecum, Bonham s, and Sotheby s show up in places like Monterey, California in August, or Scottsdale, Arizona in January.Auction companies facilitate the sale of thousands of cars every year, and each company has its own focus, it s own rules, and a loyal following of buyers and sellers.First, you ve got people who own classic, exotic, or otherwise interesting cars, and want to sell those cars.I say it helps, but the auction world has seen its share of ginned-up rare cars, and although the auction houses try to catch those, sometimes they slip through.Jeff Zurschmeide/Digital TrendsThat leads to a good point, because it s generally up to the buyer to be prepared and know what they re bidding on.
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With a limited number of missions to run, the game can quickly become a bore if you meet regularly to play.Aegis.Since we were using motion controls to track our movements, the various gestures have a uniquely human quality to them that AI simply can t achieve.To do this, I switched my interface to the Warp settings, and found the system that needed our help.Once everything was lined up and the engines were primed, I pulled back on a silver handle on my left, and we entered warp.I actually managed to play the game a second time with a new crew, and the outcome was significantly different, as different tactics were employed by the other crew members.
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"Long term, this is going to be seen as a watershed moment—the flood gates will now be opened and drone use will be broadly authorized for commercial industry, so we can take advantage of all of their safety and efficiency benefits."Notably, the new rules also require that any drone-related incident that results in at least $500 worth of damage or causes serious injury be reported to the FAA within 10 days.That likely would cover the handful of incidents that Ars has reported on where people have shot at drones.Most of the new restrictions can be waived, however, but pilots will need to apply directly to the FAA for an exemption and/or a waiver.We re already working on additional rules that will expand the range of operations."In a press release, the agency wrote: "the FAA is acting to address privacy considerations in this area.
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Those hoping for a total revamp of the iPhone this fall will be sorely disappointed according to sources familiar with the matter as reported by The Wall Street Journal.If Apple were to follow its standard practice of overhauling its phone every two years, the iPhone 7 set to arrive later this year would be due for a major update.This move will allow Apple to slim down its flagship by about one millimeter according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.Looking ahead to next year, Apple is reportedly planning to replace the display with an edge-to-edge OLED screen and remove the physical Home button, instead building the Touch ID fingerprint sensor into the main display.But with Apple s earnings recently having dipped for the first time in 13 years, can the Cupertino-based company afford to gamble at a time when markets are becoming saturated and demand has slowed?Sources say Apple hasn t yet finalized the design of the 2017 iPhone so it s possible that such changes may not make it into the product that eventually goes into production.
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Cameras linked to IBM's Watson "machine-learning" platform may be monitoring your facial expressions and trying to work out what emotions you are displaying.Wimbledon's digital team has a global audience to serve - the website received 71 million visitors last year - and a window of just a few seconds to persuade people to read its social media content rather than that of other publishers.This performance-monitoring data - everything from live scores to fastest serves to the number of backhand winners - is made available to fans via smartphone apps, the website, and now Apple TV.It will be interesting to see if this limited connectivity - and potentially higher mobile data costs - mars the user experience, particularly for international visitors.Super Bowl economicsThe increased use of smartphones and apps is giving sports venues reams of valuable data about the way fans move around, the things they buy, and the content they want to watch.Andrew Chant, head of networks at cloud services firm Exponential-e, notes: "Since the Uefa European Championship began on 10 June, an average of 30% extra traffic has been added to networks.
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Toyota is hoping in five years it can implement its own driverless car system based on artificial intelligenceJapanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp is planning to develop driver assistance that will be based on artificial intelligence AI within the next five years to improve the current state of vehicle safety.But Toyota hopes to achieve an AI solution to enable the vehicle to evade obstructions beyond the one lane, which will make it suitable for a variety of terrains.Currently Toyota, which makes the Prius hybrid, Camry sedan and the luxury Lexus models, already uses sophisticated robotic arms in auto production.Toyota has already produced some great robotics technology and hopes to use the sensing technology in them in their automobile products.The announcement comes just weeks after another Japanese auto giant, Honda Motor Co announced that it was setting up a new research body that would focus on artificial intelligence.Other global automakers like Ford and Volkswagen AG have also expressed their interest in investing in AI and robotics research to make better auto products.
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From February this year, the site has brought in another 10 new furnishing stores with a range of over 30 000 new products. Among these we find two of the leading players in the furnishings market. Something that makes us even more driven to work harder towards the improvement and establishment of the brand, says Sebastian Plengier Ehrnfelt, CEO of roomly AB Roomly AB has also begun in the spring of a possible expansion to two additional countries in Europe. - It has for years been negotiating with several international traders who have had requests for possible exposure outside Sweden. Meanwhile, we have also taken the time to make contact with a number of local shops in the country that has been very beneficial to the service. Which country or countries involved, we do not comment right now says Sebastian Plengier Ehrnfelt, CEO of roomly AB Interior The service can be found here Roomly.se
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Some intersections lack proper lights, are too crowded, require you to cross multiple lanes of oncoming traffic, or are just badly designed, and the new feature hopes to offer navigation suggestions to help you avoid these difficult and dangerous intersections.There isn t even a public beta yet, which means there is plenty of time for Apple to patch whatever exploit iH8sn0w managed.Windows Experience Blog Starbucks for Outlook can help you easily set up meetings at your local Starbucks.Hey, that s not even a bad idea if you frequently have meet-and-greets outside your office for whatever reason.But I d be a little concerned to be the recipient such an invitation if its laden with a bunch of Starbucks logos.Office Store via The Verge
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The studio is part of Sony's Digital Motion Picture Centre Europe DMPCE and will serve as a training and testing center for third-party interoperability. IP Live studio will serve as a playground for the clients who are part of Live IP Alliance. Tredjepartsinteroperabiliteten allows customers to use their own equipment along with Sony's systems. With a wide range of IP-enabled software that extends across the entire industry will DMPCE platform enable the partners to ensure that their customers can interact with different workflows thanks to Sony's technology. In the studio include Sony's HDC-4300 4K / HD live SLR and BPU-4500 baseband processor, working in parallel with NXLK IP40F-SDI to IP conversion tables and a state of the art network structure. Manufacturers who contributed equipment to the studio: Avid Cisco Evertz EVS Imagine Communications LEADER Electronics Juniper Tektronix TSL The following operational and technical capabilities will be demonstrated: 4K and HD over IP Video switching over IP Real-time graphics over IP System interoperability for both partners and clients Network Media Interface Dynamic routing ability of a system to allow as many roads as possible through the system, where the roads are characterized by their destination
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Concept cars are, well, concepts.They re not real in the sense that my dodgy, decade-old Vauxhall Tigra is real.The luxury driverless motor was revealed at event in London yesterday, and is the first pure concept Rolls-Royce has ever produced in its 105-year history.Today, Rolls-Royce, the world s leading luxury brand, has defined the future of luxury mobility, said Torsten Muller-Otvos, CEO of Rolls-Royce, who said that the car is an exquisite fusion of technology, design and hallmark Rolls-Royce craftsmanship .Speaking at the launch, Giles Taylor, Director of Design at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said: With the Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100, we were mindful not to dwell on the past.We wanted to be as innovative as possible and, at the same time, transcend the design history of the marquee.
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Each year, we try to outdo ourselves with mind-blowing visuals, meticulously designed stages and loud, explosive performances.11 annual, ever-growing editions later, however, and it s become increasingly more difficult and elaborate to achieve the same sense of awe.Josephine is 11 years old.We invited her on stage because it s easy to get lost in the bubble of technology and forget about the ways in which human needs can change.Indeed, it s easy to forget about the ways in which people themselves can change, too.I m the one that will help you out when you re in trouble and I m the one who will suffer from the world s problems, or I will fix them.
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I mitten av januari i år lanserades Swish Handel, en tjänst riktad till e-handlare.– Vi upptäckte ett problem med driftstörningar i hela swishsystemet i slutet av maj. Då gjorde vi en stor felsökning och kunde snart konstatera att det berodde på en felaktig implentering, , säger Per Ekwall, presskontakt på Getswish, bolaget bakom Swish som ägs gemensamt av Danske Bank, Handelsbanken, Länsförsäkringar, Nordea, SEB samt Swedbank och Sparbankerna.Och på Swish Facebooksida trängs inlägg från besvikna och upprörda e-handlare.Vad säger ni till de e-handlare som satsat på Swish – får de någon kompensation?– Vi ser att vi har enormt förtroende hos vår bas som består av 4,5 miljoner privatanvändare som är väldigt nöjda med tjänsten.När den nya versionen av vår e-handelstjänst är ute och är stabil tror jag att vi ganska snabbt får tillbaka förtroendet där också.
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Flinthook, a little indie rogue-lite from Montreal-based developer Tribute made some waves at PAX East in March, with a flashy gameplay demo showing off its distinctive art style and grappling-hook-centric gameplay.Players move from room to room, using a grappling hook to navigate rooms full of enemies and traps.It s cute, cherubic pixel-art aesthetic is, like so many others, reminiscent of an earlier time.Combine that with a gun that s aimed using the same stick as the grappling hooks, and a time-slowing mechanic used to get through certain puzzles, and there s always two or three things you should be doing.Of all of them, Flinthook felt the most natural: The grappling hook is not the solution to a problem, or a way to mix things up.Though an official release date has not been set, Tribute told Digital Trends its targeting an early 2017 release date, and expects to launch the game on Steam, Xbox One, and PS4.
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Image Source: SonyAlthough Sony didn t have any new consoles to announce at E3 2016, there was one piece of hardware that stole the spotlight during the company s press conference: the PlayStation VR.Launching this fall, the PlayStation VR will be the first consumer VR headset that doesn t require a beastly PC, and later this week, you ll be able to try the headset for yourself at select retailers.If you want to find a PlayStation VR demo near you, just head to the official PlayStation VR trial site and enter your zip code.Additionally, gamers will be able to experience PS VR during the Road to Greatness tour, which still has several stops around the United States before it comes to an end in mid-July.PlayStation VR launches for $399 or $499 for the bundle on October 13th.If you want to see what we thought of some of the launch games we got to try, be sure to check out our preview from earlier this year.
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Dejtingappen Bumble påbörjar ett samarbete med Spotify.I ett nytt samarbete med dejtingappen Bumble och Spotify kommer singlar framöver kunna visa vilka artister de lyssnar på mest i sin dejtingprofil och även se vad deras möjliga matchningar har för musiksmak.Medan vissa ser en framtida partners val av musik som sekundär, tror Bumble att det är en tillräckligt viktig komponent som kan påverka om du sveper höger eller vänster på en annans profil.Musik säger mycket om hur vi är som människor och den kulturella anknytningen kan tjäna som en grund för att skapa meningsfulla relationer , säger Whitney Wolfe, VD och grundare av företaget till Techcrunch.Läs även: Så bestämmer Tinder hur åtråvärd du ärDet här kan vara skräcken för singlar som vet med sig att de lyssnar på okreddig musik på streamingstjänsten Spotify.Läs även: Riskkapitaljätten EQT Ventures lanserar ett Tinder för investeringar
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Razer's first entry into virtual reality seems more promising on the software side, though making everything open source may bring problems of its own.To that end, Razer has created a $5 million fund to help support developers who choose OSVR and are willing to collaborate with Razer on bringing more content to its platform.As it currently stands, however, OSVR has a plethora of titles at its disposal including AAA games from the HTC Vive's library to emulators to games created exclusively for the headset using Razer's SDK.One downside of the tight fit is that those of us burdened by poor eyesight are better off not wearing our spectacles in VR – it's just a bit too tight of a fit to have glasses on and have the lenses focus for the optimal experience.PerformanceWhen asked what hardware would work best with the headset, Razer's Jeevan Aurol, OSVR's Product Manager, pointed to the specs put out by Oculus and HTC: namely, an Intel Core i5-4590K and either a Nvidia GTX 970 or AMD R9 390 GPU.The device is uniquely Razer in that it is attempting to make VR an open platform for anyone to create their own VR hardware - similar to the concept of last year's modular PC, Project Christine.
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Depending on the exact nature of your business, there are a variety of skills that are good-to-haves.What if you need to code and develop a proprietary web application?But your main area of focus should be ranking your content in search, since there are many technical aspects in the constantly shifting world of SEO, and keeping up with it all is a full-time job in and of itself.Content drives traffic, builds trust and attracts new leads and customers to your business.Don t forget to put strategies in place to get visitors onto your email list.Final thoughtsIf you re going to run an online business, you'll have to wear a lot of different hats.
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In stark contrast, WWDC keynotes over the last few years have largely been spoiled weeks, if not months, ahead of time.Not only was it sourced from a publication without a solid track record with respect to Apple rumors, but it just never made a whole lot of sense to begin with.Everything Apple does, in a broad sense, is designed to make more money, either via software or hardware.It certainly wouldn t help increase iPhone sales.Amazon Echo competitorThis one was a bit of a longshot to begin with, if only because WWDC is typically a software-only affair.Notably, rumors that Apple would add a Dark Mode option to iOS 10 weren t rooted in any specific reports, but only picked up steam based on the look and feel of Apple s WWDC website and app.
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Wikimedia, CC Uber is raising up to $2 billion in the form of a leveraged loan, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal's Marueen Farrell, Matt Wirz, and Douglas MacMillan.The ride-hailing company is tapping Barclay's PLC and Morgan Stanley to sell a leveraged loan of up to $2 billion, according to The Journal.The move comes just two weeks after the ride-hailing service raised $3.5 billion from a Saudi Arabian investment fund.In the coming weeks, Uber is also said to be planning to tap institutional investors for a loan as well.NOW WATCH: 40 years ago, NASA sent a message to aliens — here's what it says Loading video...
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It s rare to see a high-profile company spend years building its brand, only to change its name after the fact.It s even more unusual to see said company assume the name of a well-known brand with a controversial – some may even say tarnished – reputation but that s exactly what took place with Rhapsody on Tuesday.The streaming music provider, which first opened its doors in 2001 as Listen.com, said on Tuesday that it will be changing its name to Napster later this summer.Napster was a pioneering peer-to-peer P2P file sharing service co-founded by Shawn Fanning, John Fanning and Sean Parker in 1999.It allowed people to easily share MP3 files over the Internet at a time when buying music in-stores via CD was how things were run this was before streaming and even iTunes .The service quickly found itself the target of legal disputes from major record labels and even individual groups such as Metallica and Dr. Dre.
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OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2: Has the Chinese company outdone itself with its latest handset?And with the amount of leaks we've seen in the build up to the handset's official release, we already have a fairly good idea of whether that's the case.The only discernible difference is that the front-facing camera seems to have switched sides between models, from right to left.OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2 – HardwareOnePlus has always managed to impress with its high-end hardware packed into an affordable handset, and the OnePlus 2 was a great example of just that.OnePlus' Android skin manages to preserve the look of Android for the most part, while adding a few extra features and functions beneath the hood.There's also been talk of Oppo's VOOX fast-charging appearing on the new phone, which would allow the handset to charge from empty to full in 15 minutes – a welcome prospect after the comparatively slow charging on the OnePlus 2.
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According to a developer working on Gears of War 4 the Xbox One S console features additional CPU and GPU horsepower which it will deliver an enhanced frame rate in certain titles.HDR or high dynamic range lighting is a feature commonly associated with the new 4K resolution, but it's actually a separate feature.Gamers will have to wait until Microsoft's Project Scorpio to experience 4K gaming - and virtual reality - on the Xbox One.Three levels of performanceThe news means that we will soon see three different levels of performance on what is supposedly a single console generation.It's not yet clear how development across the three pieces of hardware.Developers may have to code for the hardware specifically, but equally Microsoft may provide graphics APIs like those that exist to deal with the numerous different hardware configurations possible on the PC.
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While Google Apps is making some big strides in selling to business customers, Microsoft Office is still the de facto standard in software for getting work done.But there's one thing that Google is, and has always been, better at than its rivals at Microsoft: Search.In fact, Google boasts, it's been providing search solutions to businesses for the last 15 years.Enter Springboard, which not only helps you search, but also automatically suggests files for you, either based on the last things you were working on, or using Google's artificial intelligence acumen to guess what file you need at any moment."The idea is you shouldn't have to think about it, it should just work," Tabone says.Along similar lines, Google also unveiled today a new and souped-up Google Sites website building tool for the business, also in early preview.For instance, if you change the background image on a site to something dark, it'll automatically make your text brighter and bolder so it remains legible, while tweaking the overall color scheme so it's all complementary."These things are possible because of our lead in machine learning," says Tabone.Microsoft, too, is investing in machine learning, with AI-powered features coming to Office.
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MoreFILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014, file photo, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner speaks during the company's second annual "Bring In Your Parents Day," at LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Microsoft said Monday, June 13, 2016, it is buying professional networking service site LinkedIn for about $26.2 billion.By joining forces, the rival chipmakers are hoping to make a bigger dent in the rapidly growing market for wireless devices.Hewlett-Packard Co. buys Compaq for about $19 billion in 2002This deal was championed by then-CEO Carly Fiorina as a way for HP to become a more formidable rival to computer maker IBM, but it faced staunch resistance from some prominent shareholders, including some of the heirs to the HP's founders.Last year, HP split into two companies, one focused on serving businesses and the other on the selling of PCs and printers.Last month, that company said it would shed the former EDS operations as part of an $8.5 billion deal to sell its business services division to Computer Sciences Corp.Google Inc. buys Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for $12.4 billion in 2012The Internet company primarily bought Motorola for its portfolio of 17,000 mobile patents, but Google also inherited an unprofitable division that made smartphones.The buyout gave Oracle ownership of the Java programming language and catapulted the software company into the hardware business.
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