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Friday, 23 Dec 2011

Google, Mozilla Seal US$900 Million Firefox Search Deal

Google, Mozilla Seal US$900 Million Firefox Search Deal

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.

DRM-Free Content Earns Comedian Louis CK Over US$1 Million

DRM-Free Content Earns Comedian Louis CK Over US$1 Million

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.

RIM Rejects Allegations on BlackBerry 10 Delays

RIM Rejects Allegations on BlackBerry 10 Delays

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 App Updated for iPhone

Flickr App Updated for iPhone

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 Giving Away Games for Selected Galaxy Devices

Samsung Giving Away Games for Selected Galaxy Devices

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 Sues ASUS Over Transformer Prime Name

Hasbro Sues ASUS Over Transformer Prime Name

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.

Android 4.0 ROM with HTC Sense Leaked

Android 4.0 ROM with HTC Sense Leaked

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

Rumor: Microsoft and Nokia Might Perform Joint Bid for RIM

Rumor: Microsoft and Nokia Might Perform Joint Bid for RIM

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 Seals the Deal with Google and Readies Firefox 9

Mozilla Seals the Deal with Google and Readies Firefox 9

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.

Five Companies Collaborate to Protect HD Content on SD Cards

Five Companies Collaborate to Protect HD Content on SD Cards

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.

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