News: Reads from WWW
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.
Samsung celebrates the festive season by offering some games for free through its app store. The offered titles will vary according to devices and region.
Hasbro, makers of the Transformers toys, is suing ASUS over its Transformer Prime tablet, claiming that the product violates trademarks related to Hasbro's line of toys that depict transforming robots.
If you cannot wait for the official Android 4.0 update from HTC in early 2012, you can try the Android 4.0 ROM that was leaked on XDA.
Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011
Rumors of Microsoft and Nokia considering a joint bid for Research in Motion might not be too far-fetched, with the Canadian company conducting layoffs in light of its nett income taking a hit over the last few months.
Mozilla and Google have decided that the latter will remain the default search engine for the popular browser for another three years. At the same time, Firefox 9 is available as a beta download.
Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony and Toshiba have announced that they are collaborating to device a new content protection technology for flash memory cards such as SD cards and various storage devices.