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Oculus CEO hacked using four year-old MySpace password

Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus VR, has become the latest technology executive to have his social media accounts hacked, with a particular individual claiming responsibility for it on Twitter, announcing themselves as the new head of Oculus. Purportedly, they were able to crack his accounts by discovering his four-year …

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Yahoo investor goes rogue, wants to take over the company

A major investor of search and advertising giant Yahoo, has announced its intention to take control of the company through dominating the board of directors. To make that happen, it’s put forward nine candidates and has asked fellow investment firms to join with it and help those members get elected, effectively …

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Apple joins firms calling for block of Snooper’s Charter

It didn’t take long for politicians to jump on the recent attacks in Brussels, as further evidence that the Theresa May driven Investigatory Powers Bill, more colloquially known as the Snooper’s Charter, is needed. This despite many of the world’s major tech firms claiming otherwise and now Apple has joined the likes …

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Mark Zuckerberg wants to build AI to run his home

It looks like Mark Zuckerberg wants to try his hand at being Tony Stark as the Facebook CEO has set himself a goal of building artificial intelligence system to help run and control his home this year- Arnold Schwarzenegger even offered to be the voice of it. Zuckerberg set himself …

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Mt Gox CEO charged with embezzling bitcoins

The former CEO of Mt Gox, Mark Karpelès has been officially charged with embezzlement by Japanese prosecutors. The former head of the Mt Gox Bitcoin exchange is said to have embezzled ¥321 million or £1.7 million. The exchange itself fell apart in 2014 after hundreds of thousands of Bitcoins disappeared …

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John Smedley steps down from Daybreak to head new company

Its official, John Smedley has left Daybreak Studios for good, after stepping down as President in order to take some time away following a series of personal attacks alongside some high-profile DDOS attacks on the company’s game servers. It was initially thought that Smedley would return to the former SOE …

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Spotify swiftly apologises following privacy concerns

Earlier today, Spotify updated its terms and conditions and thanks to the wording, it sounded like the streaming service wasn’t taking user privacy very seriously at all. Fortunately, the company’s CEO, Daniel Ek, is eager to clear things up a bit and try to stop people from freaking out. In …

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Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata passes away at 55

30 year Nintendo career man and eventual CEO of the much lauded game maker, Satoru Iwata, has died, passing away at 55 from bile duct growth. Seen as the man behind many of Nintendo’s successes in the past decade,  Iwata once claimed that while his head was that of a …

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Former Nokia CEO is leaving Microsoft

Last year, Microsoft officially acquired Nokia, the company’s mobile division swiftly merged with Microsoft and quite a few key employees stayed on. However, now around a year later, Nokia’s former CEO, Stephen Elop, is leaving Microsoft, alongside a few other key members of the Nokia mobile team as Microsoft re-organizes its …

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Zynga to cull another 350+ staff

Zynga has fallen far from its peak when share prices were good and tens of millions of people played its games every day via Facebook. It still makes a reasonable living from its various freemium titles, but things aren’t what they once were. Which is perhaps why the higher ups …

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CCP Games head thinks we might be overestimating VR

We might be overestimating virtual reality, according to CCP Games CEO, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson. Those are big words coming from the head of the studio making one of the most promising virtual reality projects so far, Eve Valkyrie. According to Pétursson, right now “people tend to overestimate what we will …

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eBay CEO defends Google in EU anti-trust case

You have probably heard by now that the European Commission really has it out for Google and recently escalated its case against the company, which could result in a massive fine. However, it looks like at least eBay has Google’s back, as CEO, John Donahoe has debunked the EU’s monopoly …

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Lenovo CEO may have shown off the next Moto 360

Lenovo’s CEO may have inadvertently shown off the successor to Motorola’s smartwatch, the Moto 360. Yang Yuanqing posted in image to social network, Weibo, showing off a briefcase of Motorola smartwatches, although the units differed from the Moto 360 we all currently know. The aim was to show off the …

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Amazon CEO says Fire Phone was a ‘smart failure’

It is safe to say that the Amazon Fire phone hasn’t lived up to the company’s hopes or expectations, failing to appeal to both critics and consumers but at least Amazon isn’t under any delusions as CEO, Jeff Bezos categorizes the device as a “smart failure”. Speaking with NBC, Bezos …

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Oculus needs Sony to get VR right says Iribe

Oculus VR is one of the world’s biggest start up success stories of recent years. Just two years after creating his first prototype and showing it off to John Carmack, founder Palmer Luckey sold his fledgling virtual reality company to Facebook for a cool $2 billion earlier this year. But …

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Former EA head appointed Unity CEO

The former head of EA, John Riccitello, has now been appointed as the new CEO of Unity Technologies while company co-founder and ex-CEO, David Helgason, will be taking a step back to serve as the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Communications. Riccitello had resigned from EA during March of …

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Facebook doesn’t even know what to do with Whatsapp

Earlier this year, in a slightly surprising move, Facebook acquired popular messaging app, Whatsapp, for £13.6 billion ($22 billion). You’d think that a company paying out that much would at least have a plan to make that money back, right? It turns out that Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has no …

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Oculus CEO says VR roots will always be in gaming

Oculus CEO, Brendan Iribe has said that while the Oculus Rift may have other uses and purposes, its roots will always be in gaming. Several members of the Oculus team discussed a lot of potential uses for virtual reality at an event last week, at which the company also announced …

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Blackberry Passport smartphone sold out in less than a day

Was there consumer demand for a square shaped smartphone with physical QWERTY keyboard running Blackberry’s OS? Apparently so as the company has already sold out of its recently announced device. The Blackberry Passport officially launched on Wednesday and has sold 200,000 units, which is impressive considering the company’s current lack …

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Larry Page wants Google 2.0 to build cities and airports

Google really does want to try and do everything, it’s got driverless cars, Internet carrying balloons- heck, the company is even trying to eradicate death itself. However, apparently all of that isn’t enough, as Google’s CEO, Larry Page, has reportedly started up a new project, ‘Google 2.0’, with plans to solve more …

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EA to re-establish ‘player first culture’

EA CEO, Andrew Wilson, has been making an effort to turn around the publisher’s image this year, admitting to mistakes and claiming that changes are coming. These changes have yet to really come in to play as game development is a long process but Wilson is looking to assure gamers …

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Apple could have made a larger iPhone ‘years ago’

The iPhone is finally joining the ranks of plus sized handsets this year with the iPhone 6, featuring a 4.7 Inch display. While it appears that Apple has been slow to increase its screen size, CEO Tim Cook has stated that the company could have done this years ago but …

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