- Reads from WWW
Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013
Apple is planning to construct a large-scale solar panel farm to power its data center in the city of Reno, Nevada, United States. Surplus power from the solar farm will eventually be used to meet the energy requirements of the surrounding community.
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.
Motorola unveiled the first ad for the Moto X smartphone, calling it "the first smartphone you can design yourself."
According to reports, former Microsoft Xbox boss Don Mattrick left so abruptly because of Microsoft's upcoming massive reorganization.
In another example of thinking outside the box, Apple has hired Paul Deneve, the former CEO of Yves Saint Laurent. Deneve will be joining Apple as a vice president.
Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013
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.
Bloomberg reports that Apple is applying a trademark for "iWatch" in Japan, which raises speculation that the tech company is indeed working on a smartwatch. (Update: Apple submitted similar applications in Mexico and Taiwan.)
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).
Mozilla states its intentions to go beyond smartphones for its Firefox OS.
Notebook contract manufacturers, mostly based in Taiwan, have been reporting low notebook shipments for a while now. However in Q1 2013, shipments hit the lowest point in three years -- lower than even what analysts have expected it to be.