- Reads from WWW
Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013
Western Digital has just announced its plans to acquire sTec for US$34 million. sTec was an early leader in the enterprise solid state drive industry. This acquisition is expected to augment the existing solid state storage business of HGST, a Western Digital company.
Monday, 24 Jun 2013
Mozilla announced last week that they will be collaborating on the Cookie Clearinghouse, or CCH, with Stamford Law School's Center for Internet and Society (CiS). However, this development will mean more delays to the launch of its cookie-blocking feature that was announced in February this year.
According to All Things D, Microsoft is expected to unveil a major restructuring on July 1st. CEO Steve Ballmer seems to have been planning this re-organization only with a small group of direct reports and some board members, leaving the larger group of leadership executives out of the loop.
It appears Twitter is not going to stand by idly after Facebook updated Instagram to allow for video recording and sharing. The Android version of Twitter's video recording app, Vine, has received an update so hit the link for the details.
Friday, 21 Jun 2013
Facebook will be holding a product event on 20 June, and might reveal a new feature for Instagram. According to sources familiar with the event, Instagram might be adding video into its feature set.
AMD has just announced its first ARM-based server processor, codenamed 'Seattle' that will feature ARM Cortex-A57 cores. It will be available initially as an 8-core processor, with a 16-core version to follow later. Volume production of the chip is slated for the second quarter of 2014.
Thursday, 20 Jun 2013
Yahoo has just announced that inactive (for at least 12 months) Yahoo IDs will be freed up so that new or current users can sign up for the Yahoo ID they have their eye on.
HTC just unveiled the Butterfly S at a launch event in Taiwan. (Update: We just got confirmation from HTC Singapore that the Butterfly S supports dual-bad 4G LTE. It will be available in Singapore in Q3)
A free software update activates the Wi-Fi chip inside the Lytro camera and lets it connect to your iOS device. Users will then be able to share images to Lytro.com, Facebook and Twitter via an iOS mobile app.
Following extremely negative feedback after E3, Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business President, Don Mattrick, has posted an update stating that the Xbox One will no longer require an always on internet connection, nor will there be any limitations to trading or sharing used games.