On the 23rd of May, Google Inc. was at the receiving end of a suit it had filed against Microsoft Corp. The Android software major had sued for royalties from Microsoft Corp. owed to Motorola Mobility on the use of a number of communication patents employed in the Xbox game system and Windows Operating System.
Samsung Electronics Co., which has established itself as the market leader in the Android tablet and smartphone categories, was on display at 2013 E-Tech Awards on the 23rd of May at the CTIA trade show held in Las Vegas. In an interesting development, Apple Inc. has added one more Samsung model to its long list of Samsung devices that it wants the federal judges to review for patent infringement.
The big day has come. On the 21st of May, Microsoft Corp. is due to present its Xbox 720 game console as the tech giant aims to win a bigger market share in the gaming market. The new Xbox 720 game console is expected to help the company strengthen its position in the market which has been dented by the emergence and growing popularity of mobile devices. But the fact is that Microsoft Corp. will witness also stronger competition from Sony Corp. which is due to launch its new PlayStation 4 in June. The competition gets tougher not only in the computer gaming industry, it gets tougher in the console market as well.
Black clouds are gathering over Apple Inc. and its CEO Tim Cook as the Senate panel has found that the smartphone giant avoids paying corporate income tax. The Apple CEO is due to excuse the company’s tax practices to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation on the 21st of May and it seems that he will face bitter criticism over the company’s operations.
The decision-making caucus at Yahoo Inc. now sees investing in social blogging media as the new opportunity to steer the company towards greater fortunes. In the first of the series, it will invest as much as $1.1 billion to buy famous Tumblr, a short-form blogging service. The social blogging network currently glories in staggering 108 million blogs with nearly 51 billion posts.
Apparently, 2013 is a good year for Samsung Electronics Co. Pioneering new undiscovered lands, the South Korean communication devices giant will bring the speed-breaking 5G connectivity by 2020.
The Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Operating System’s latest version is finding its way to meet user expectation. Windows 8 debuted back in 2012 and has seen most buyers of the OS, grumble, rant and finally downgrade to the previous version – crisp and comfortable Windows 7. That Microsoft Corp. thinks that it is in trouble is understood by the recent admission by some of its high-level personnel admitting that Windows 8 is not meeting expected sales figures.
If news bytes by people in the know-how at Facebook Inc. are to be believed, a high-net-worth-navigation app called Waze is likely to be acquired for an astounding $1 billion. Waze is a free-to-use navigation tool for mobile devices and popular in more than 193 countries.
It was merely a question of time before Intel Corp. would begin to focus on its mobile processor segment, considering the runaway success of Qualcomm. Not surprisingly, the US-based company has for some time now been working on improving its standard Atom mobile processors. And at last the launch of the new microarchitecture – Silvermont – was solemnly announced by Intel Corp.’s chief product officer Dadi Perlmutter on the 6th of May.
Adobe Systems Inc., the premier digital productivity tool producer for creative work, has taken the next step in the delivery of its services to its users. Announcing the change in the format of the software delivery from box-to-cloud at the Adobe MAX Conference, Michael Gough, the vice president at Adobe Systems Inc., also showcased new twin hardware products that would revolutionize creation of creative work.
The past week has been good for those looking to buy the new wave of smart tablets. It’s just not Amazon cutting prices on Kindle Fire but Barnes & Noble’s (B&N) tablet debuting with Google Play Store access for content download that is the flavor so far.
The competition among the top players in the smartphone and tablet segments has now reached the corridors of the US Department of Defense. Undeniably, the recent approval of Blackberry Operating System 10 by Pentagon implies that personnel can use Blackberry devices and applications for communication.
Intel Corp. has bet on a faithful employee as it announced that Brian Krzanich was named as chief executive officer. The choice was much predictable, yet analysts hoped for a professional out of the company who would bring fresh ideas and revolutionary changes to Intel which has been struggling due to a slump in demand for PCs. New Intel CEO Brian Krzanich is widely expected to introduce steps aimed at adjusting the company to growing popularity of mobile devices as this electronics segment has not been a main focus of the chipmaker .
Not surprisingly, Apple Inc.’s iPad, the game-changing device, continues to dominate market with its latest version release – the iPad mini. The research firm IDC projected that Apple Inc. would sell approximately 18.7 million units in the first three months of 2013.
Out of the blue, Facebook Inc. surprised with a significant increase in mobile advertising revenue. The social media giant has started bearing fruits from mobile advertising, making its investors less worried about the future of the company. Indeed, the latest figured showed that Facebook Inc. learned how to make money out of mobile ads.
Working hard on revamping the company paid off as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was awarded with staggering $36 million. Yet the Yahoo board certainly faced some problems while appeasing shareholders who believed that this award was too high.
After making a lot of fuss, Samsung Electronics Co. has finally informed that it will release its new device – Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 – in May. The successor of the Galaxy Tab 2 has been highly anticipated, but the question is whether it is surprising enough to be widely desired by customers. The launch of the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 might also turn out to be a simple washout as analysts note that it does not offer anything new or exciting.
The KALQ keyboard is to liberate us from pain which often accompanies us while we are simply typing. The question is whether the KALQ keyboard will replace the QWERTY.
T-Mobile successfully captured customer interest with advertisement of its “No contract” plan. Yet State Attorney General has put an end to the unfair practices of T-Mobile.