News: Reads from WWW
Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011
Google saw a spike of new users on its Google+ service during December 2011, coinciding with a promotional video that involves the Muppets rocking out via Hangouts on Google+. Coincidence, or is this advertising done right?
Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011
Thunderbolt technology expected to hit the market with the top few PC manufacturers. Thunderbolt-supported motherboards, notebooks and desktop PCs are expected to reach the market in April 2012.
Apple recently applied for patents that point to hydrogen fuel-cell powered devices that could potentially last for "days or even weeks of usage without refueling".
An announcement on Sony UK's community page has confirmed an impending update to Android 4.0 for its tablets, the Sony Tablet S and Tablet P, though when the update will be implemented wasn't revealed.
The new figures from IBM Benchmark's survey of online sales on Christmas reveals that iOS devices were the chosen platform for 13.4 percent of all transactions.
Following recent announcements by Samsung and Sony Ericsson, LG also unveiled the Android 4.0 upgrade schedule for several of its phones which include the LG Optimus 2X, Prada phone by LG 3.0, LG Optimus 3D, LG Optimus Sol, the LG Optimus Black.
Friday, 23 Dec 2011
Google and Mozilla have just sealed an estimated US$300 million-a-year search deal that will last for three years. In other words, the non-profit organization would have US$900 million of guaranteed funding for the next three years.
After 12 days of putting his new comedy special from the Beacon Theater online with no DRM, American comedian Louis CK announces that the experiment has earned him over US$1 million.
Research in Motion denied allegations that its co-CEO Mike Lazaridis lied about the reason for the delay of BlackBerry 10 devices. A high-level employee told BGR that the actual reason was buying time as the company did not have a working product at the moment.
Thursday, 22 Dec 2011
Flickr has just updated its app for the iPhone but its absence from the iPad is still conspicuous. New changes include minor user interface tweaks and easier batch uploading of shots.