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Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013
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.
Linux kernel version 3.10 has been released. While there may not be many major new subsystems, Linux 3.10 will provide a new method for SSD caching and upgrades to Radeon graphics drivers.
Monday, 1 Jul 2013
A recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) listing reveals the specs of an upcoming ASUS K009 tablet, which is marked "nexus" for "marketing purpose".
Researcher from MIT have demonstrated the ability to see through physical barriers including walls and doors, by using Wi-Fi signals to track the relative locations and the number of subjects behind such obstacles.
Yahoo has recently announced that it will be shutting down a total of 12 products in order to concentrate on products that have more value to the company.