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Thursday, 4 Jul 2013

Google Paid $45 Million for 7% Stake in Vevo

Google Paid $45 Million for 7% Stake in Vevo

Google has just taken up a 7% stake in Vevo for an estimated US$45 million, which means it's worth about US$650 million. Vevo serves music related videos, and is currently one of the most viewed channels on Youtube.

Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013

Yahoo Acquired Video App Company Qwiki for US$50 Million

Yahoo Acquired Video App Company Qwiki for US$50 Million

Yahoo has just announced its acquisition of Qwiki, a start-up company that created an iPhone app which lets users create short movies using photos, video clips and music tracks. The deal was said to be worth an estimated US$50 million.

Facebook for Windows Phone 8 Gets a Facelift

Facebook for Windows Phone 8 Gets a Facelift

The new Facebook 5.0 app for Windows Phone 8 features an overhauled UI, improved navigation, and timeline, just to name a few, with Facebook chat being built into the Messaging app on the Windows Phone as well.

Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013

Witching Hour Studios Unleashes

Witching Hour Studios Unleashes "Ravenmark: Mercenaries" Multiplayer Wargaming Mayhem for iOS

Now available on the iOS App Store as a Universal app, Ravenmark: Mercenaries is a free-to-play game featuring asynchronous multiplayer battles against friends or random strangers.

Microsoft to Discontinue TechNet Subscription Service

Microsoft to Discontinue TechNet Subscription Service

Microsoft has announced plans to discontinue the TechNet Subscription service. Currently, it allows subscribers to try full version and beta software from Microsoft's extensive library, for an annual fee as low as US$199. However, this service will be retired by the end of August 2013.

Maxthon Partners with AMD to Offer Web Browser Optimized for Next Gen APUs

Maxthon Partners with AMD to Offer Web Browser Optimized for Next Gen APUs

Maxthon has partnered with AMD to release its new Windows-based Maxthon Cloud browser, which is optimized for AMD's next generation of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs).

Monday, 1 Jul 2013

Yahoo Retiring AltaVista and 11 Other Products

Yahoo Retiring AltaVista and 11 Other Products

Yahoo has recently announced that it will be shutting down a total of 12 products in order to concentrate on products that have more value to the company.

Friday, 28 Jun 2013

Internet Explorer 11 Adopts Open Standards, SPDY and WebGL

Internet Explorer 11 Adopts Open Standards, SPDY and WebGL

Microsoft has announced Internet Explorer 11 will support SPDY and WebGL. Early adopters can look forward to speedy web browsing, and interactive 2D and 3D graphics without the need for any plug-ins.

Google Developing Android Hardware like Game Consoles and Watches

Google Developing Android Hardware like Game Consoles and Watches

Google is rumored to be working on expanding Android's presence on more than just smartphones and tablets. Sources also say we can expect to see Google branded Android devices like gaming consoles, watches and media players -- one of which will retail by the end of the year.

Foursquare Develops First Native Tablet App for Windows 8; Windows Store Nears 100,000 Apps

Foursquare Develops First Native Tablet App for Windows 8; Windows Store Nears 100,000 Apps

At Build 2013, it was announced that Foursquare has developed a native tablet app for Windows 8 tablets. This is the company's first native tablet app. Several big-name apps are coming to the platform too, as Windows Store nears 100,000 apps.

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