Technology Sector

Apple WWDC 2014 rumors making rounds; Dr.Dre, Jimmy Iovine likely to join Apple after Beats buyout

AppleWith Apple's WWDC 2014 event scheduled to kick off on June 2, rampant rumors are making rounds about all kinds of possible announcement by the tech giant.

Among the most noteworthy of these rumors is the news that Beats' co-founders - Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine - will be joining the Apple team after Apple's acquisition of the music company.

Netflix increases monthly membership costs from $7.99 to $8.99

NetflixPopular streaming video service Netflix has increased its monthly membership charges from $7.99 to $8.99; while the service's yearly cost has been increased from $95.88 to $107.88.

Verizon adds Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Developer Edition to its catalog

SamsungBigwig US wireless carrier Verizon has recently added the Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition - with unlocked bootloader - to its catalog. Samsung had hinted in an April statement that it would release such a Galaxy S5 edition via Verizon.

EFF releases Privacy Badger for blocking cookies from sites that ignore DNT signals

Do Not TrackWith a number of online companies failing to honor the 'Do Not Track' (DNT) signals of a web browser, a new blacklisting tool - called 'Privacy Badger' - has recently been launched by the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Apple acquires small micro-LED display startup LuxVue Technology

AppleAccording to a MacRumors report, tech giant Apple has acquired Santa Clara, California-based small technology startup LuxVue Technology. The startup, marking the latest takeover of a small tech firm by Apple, specializes in the development of low-power microLED-based displays.

AT&T has approached satellite TV firm DirecTV about possible acquisition

AT&TAccording to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report, bigwig US carrier is apparently mulling the takeover of DirecTV; and has already approached the satellite TV firm about a possible acquisition.

The WSJ report, citing information shared by unidentified sources, said that AT&T's possible acquisition deal with DirecTV will likely be worth approximately $40 billion, which is the present market capitalization of DirecTV.