News: Reads from WWW
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Microsoft buys Skype for a whopping US$8.5 billion, making it the company's most expensive purchase of all time.
Google launches an invitation-only version of its online music service. Still in its beta phase, users get to store digital versions of songs they own in an online "locker" which they can access via Internet-enabled devices.
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
The Wall Street Journal has broke the news that Microsoft is in talks to buy Skype.
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the co-founders of YouTube, buy yet another company, after buying bookmarking site Delicious from Yahoo last month. The latest company they're acquired is Tap11, an analytics firm which tracks social media.
With the addition of thousands of Hollywood feature films such as Inception, The King's Speech, and The Green Hornet, YouTube has officially entered the movie-rental business in the US.
Microsoft Research has just demonstrated a few new gestures for Microsoft Surface. This includes as a rock to anchor a point and a rail to act as a ruler, moving beyond the usual multi-touch pinching methods.
Monday, 9 May 2011
Samsung debuts a 75-inch D9500 3D TV in Korea, complete with Smart TV contents and active-shutter glasses. Pre-sales begin at the end of the month.
According to the 2011 BrandZ study, Apple has becomes the most valued brand across all categories and companies finally ending Google's four year reign at the top.
The judge presiding over Oracle's impending patent lawsuit against Google's Android mobile operating system has ordered Oracle to reduce its claims by 98%.
So, instead of getting an Apple computer, Microsoft wants you to do the maths and see just how much you save.