News: Reads from WWW
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Barnes & Noble to launch slimmer and lighter e-book reader on June 10. The upcoming black and white Nook will feature a 6-inch touch screen and can hold up to 1,000 digital books. It also features the latest E Ink technology which significantly minimizes flashing during page flips.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Mobile payments startup Square, founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey with Jim McKelvey, are releasing an upgrade to their iPad app set to challenge traditional cash registers. Named Square Register, the app not only receives credit cards for payments, it now produces analytics for businesses to better understand their customers.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has told an audience in Japan that the next version of its Windows operating system will be released next year.
Back in Febraury 2011, Sony had forecast a profit of US$857 million for the fiscal year 2011. That figure has now been revised to a loss of US$3.1 billion. And it seems that the losses may keep piling up through 2012.
Apple Legal has sent a letter to Lodsys saying that its existing license for patents regarding in-app purchases applies to iOS app makers as well.
Toyota plans to create a new social networking service for car owners to interact with their vehicles. The project will involve a working alliance with Microsoft and Salesforce.com.
Monday, 23 May 2011
Word on the Web is Amazon may be releasing two tablets instead of one as originally thought.
Reported to be the strongest and most conductive material ever known, many are now predicting that graphene would change the future of computers and other devices forever.
According to Google, if your device has been rooted, you'd not be able to access its new movie rental service.
United States Justice Department prosecutors are looking into whether Google has been implicit in accepting advertising business from illegal drug sellers.