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Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011

Live Vicariously as US President Obama Via Foursquare

Live Vicariously as US President Obama Via Foursquare

So you want to know what it's like to be the US President Obama with all that jet-setting to all kinds of locations? Now you can, but only via Foursquare.

Google-Motorola Deal Said to Have US$2.5 Billion Reverse Breakup Fee

Google-Motorola Deal Said to Have US$2.5 Billion Reverse Breakup Fee

You already know that Google is buying Motorola for US$12.5 billion; but do you know that the search giant will have to pay Motorola US$2.5 billion if the deal doesn't go through?

Samsung to Get Their Day in Court

Samsung to Get Their Day in Court

Apple struck a major blow when it got an injunction prohibiting Samsung from selling its new Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the European market. Samsung however is appealing the ruling and will be showing up in court later this month.

PrimeSense Plans to Integrate Motion-Sensing Controls with Next-Gen TVs

PrimeSense Plans to Integrate Motion-Sensing Controls with Next-Gen TVs

PrimeSense, the Isreali company responsible for the motion-sensing tech inside Microsoft's Kinect, has announced plans to bring gesture controls to future breeds of Smart TVs.

Apple Used Misleading Photo to Ban Sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Apple Used Misleading Photo to Ban Sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

It turned out that Apple might have tampered with an image of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to win an import ban against Samsung in Europe.

Monday, 15 Aug 2011

Google Acquires Motorola Mobility

Google Acquires Motorola Mobility

Google just announced that it is acquiring Motorola Mobility at approximately $12.5 billion (or $40 per share). This puts the search company in a better position to propagate its mobile OS to the masses.

UltraBooks an Intel Response to Apple Ultimatum

UltraBooks an Intel Response to Apple Ultimatum

Apple issued an ultimatum to Intel regarding its power hungry processors. Make them consume less power, or lose Apple as a customer. Intel listened, and now we have a new category of notebooks: UltraBooks.

Firefox 6 Might Hit You Sooner Than Expected

Firefox 6 Might Hit You Sooner Than Expected

Firefox version number six is out! (Unofficially though). Hit the jump to find out more.

Stone-Like Optical Discs that are Nearly Indestructible, the M-Discs

Stone-Like Optical Discs that are Nearly Indestructible, the M-Discs

Start-up Millenniata and Hitachi-LG Data Storage plan to release an optical disc and read/write player that will store photos and other data forever.

Nokia and Microsoft Plan to Conquer North America Market

Nokia and Microsoft Plan to Conquer North America Market

Chris Weber, head of North American sales group for Nokia, shared the company's strategy to dominate the smartphone market.

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