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Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013

Apple Plans for New Solar Farm to Power Data Center

Apple Plans for New Solar Farm to Power Data Center

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 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.

Moto X Touted as

Moto X Touted as "the First Smartphone You Can Design Yourself" in New Ad

Motorola unveiled the first ad for the Moto X smartphone, calling it "the first smartphone you can design yourself."

Don Mattrick Allegedly Left Microsoft Because of Upcoming Reorganization

Don Mattrick Allegedly Left Microsoft Because of Upcoming Reorganization

According to reports, former Microsoft Xbox boss Don Mattrick left so abruptly because of Microsoft's upcoming massive reorganization.

Apple Hires CEO of Yves St Laurent

Apple Hires CEO of Yves St Laurent

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 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.

Apple Applies for

Apple Applies for "iWatch" Trademark in Japan, Mexico and Taiwan (Update)

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 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).

Mozilla: Firefox Tablet is Coming Soon

Mozilla: Firefox Tablet is Coming Soon

Mozilla states its intentions to go beyond smartphones for its Firefox OS.

Notebook Shipments Lowest in Three Years

Notebook Shipments Lowest in Three Years

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.

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