- Reads from WWW
Thursday, 4 Jul 2013
The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), a Hong Kong-based association formed by eBay, Facebook, Google, Salesforce and Yahoo, sent a letter in June to Singapore's Minister for Communications and Information (MCI) Yaacob Ibrahim on the new licensing framework for online news sites.
Three executives, including the former chairman of Olympus, have been found guilty of abetting a US$1.7 billion cover-up. All three will receive suspended sentences, which means they are likely to avoid prison.
Ben Lincoln, a security engineer, has discovered that his Motorola Droid X2 mobile phone has been silently transmitting his personal info to Motorola. Facebook, Twitter, Photobucket, Picasa and YouTube accounts' email addresses and passwords were sent to Motorola, as well photos that were uploaded.
The inventor of the computer mouse, Mr. Doug Engelbart, has passed away at age 88. According to the Computer History Museum, he was inducted in 2005 as a Fellow for "advancing the study of human-computer interaction, developing the mouse input device...."
SanDisk has signaled its ambitions of its SSD business by acquiring SMART storage systems, a company that specializes in enterprise grade SSDs.
Google has just taken up a 7% stake in Vevo for an estimated US$45 million, which means it's worth about US$650 million. Vevo serves music related videos, and is currently one of the most viewed channels on Youtube.
ASUS' PQ321Q - a 31.5-inch 4K UHD monitor - is now up for pre-order in the U.S. at a price of US$3,499.
Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013
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 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.
Motorola unveiled the first ad for the Moto X smartphone, calling it "the first smartphone you can design yourself."