Washington, Mar 08 : Apple and Android are reportedly the top leaders in the US mobile space, a new report by comScore has revealed.
The firm revealed that Apple dominated as the top US smartphone maker for the start of 2014, while Android was the top US mobile platform.
According to Cnet, Apple's iPhones capture 41.6 percent of the US market, while Samsung came close second with 26.7 percent share, followed by LG with 6.9 percent.
Washington, Mar 06 : Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently purchased the popular messaging service, WhatsApp, for a mega 19 billion dollar deal finalized over a weekend at his home.
The uber hot deal between the two companies took years of courtship to reach final stages and it all started with an email from Zuckerberg in the spring of 2012.
According to The Verge, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum accepted the offer, a day after Valentine's Day at Zuckerberg's home and the two chiefs celebrated by opening up a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label and hugging one another.
Washington, Mar 06 : In a series of longstanding disputes among the two tech giants, Samsung has reportedly claimed that Apple leaked confidential information about the company in a licensing row.
It was earlier Apple who had claimed that Samsung had leaked the very information about itself, prompting court to fine the South Korean manufacturer.
According to The Verge, the dispute centered on a licensing agreement between Apple and Nokia that Samsung's lawyers accidentally leaked to the company's employees, for which the South Korean giant was found guilty of.
Washington, Mar. 06 - American retailer Target Corp.'s head of technology, Beth Jacob, reportedly resigned from her role after late last year's mega security breach.
Touted one of the largest data breaches in retail history, the Target breach exposed personal data of about 110 million customers due to bugged PoS systems.
According to The Verge, Jacob served as Target's chief information officer and executive vice president of technology services since 2008, and is vacating both positions and departing the company immediately.
In her resignation letter, Jacob said that choosing to leave Target was a 'difficult decision.'
Washington, March 5 : Samsung's Oscars campaign worth 20 million dollars was reportedly a major hit, according to researcher Visible Measures.
The campaign's videos were viewed and referred on social media 222,681 times in a span of three days since Samsung's "Amazing Things Happen" aired during the Academy Awards.
According to Mashable, the figure took into account video views, earned media (like press coverage) and paid media (ads), and in addition, the campaign received 489 tweets and 13,953 Facebook interactions (likes, shares, comments).
Washington, Mar 05 : Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has reportedly admitted that he has had a few regrets at his previous company but not too many to mention.
In his first public appearance after stepping down as the software giant's chief, Ballmer talked to students at the University of Oxford and reflected on Microsoft's missteps.
Ballmer said that the Microsoft might have had a strong position in the phone market ten years ago, but he regretted that the company didn't put hardware and software together quicker, Cnet reports.
However, he stressed that Microsoft remained in a strong position to catch the next wave of innovation.
Washington, Feb 21 : In his latest interview with the New York Times, Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella talked about his relationships with former company heads Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates and said both "pressure-test you."
The Indian-origin former cloud computing chief at Microsoft said that Gates is the most analytically rigorous person and in the first five seconds of a meeting he would find some logical flaw in something he has shown him.
Nadella admitted that he used to feel intimated with Gates in his early days of meeting him, but he learned that Gates was grounded and one could push back on him during arguments, The Verge reports.
Washington, Feb. 17 : Google has reportedly acquired an Israeli security startup, SlickLogin, which uses smartphones and high-frequency sounds for identity verification at Web sites.
SlickLogin's three-member team announced the acquisition by Google, which shared their core beliefs that logging in should be easy instead of frustrating, and authentication should be effective without getting in the way.
According to Cnet, although the terms of the deal have not been revealed fully, but it is speculated that the acquisition could be valued at several millions.
Washington, Feb. 17 : Nike's self-lacing 'Back to the Future' shoes are reportedly set to hit store in 2015, its designer has revealed.
The fictional Nike Air Mag sneakers from Back to the Future Part II became a reality in 2011, when Nike auctioned off 1,500 pairs to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
According to The Verge, the shoes featured a glowing LED panel , an electroluminescent Nike logo, and a battery that kept them lighted for five hours between charges, but ironically they didn't lace themselves automatically like in the movie.
Washington, Feb. 12 : Sony is reportedly in talks with Apple for supply of sensors for a 'new iPhone' that is slated for next year's release.
Sony is a supplier of CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors for the iPhone 5S' rear-mounted cameras and nearly all rear-mounted CMOS sensors for current iPhones are supplied by the company.
Japanese media reports have claimed that if Sony is able to strike the deal with Apple as a supplier for the new iPhone, potentially an iPhone 6, it could double the number of sensors it supplies to the tech giant, Cnet reports.
Washington, Jan. 6 - Mobile manufacturer HTC reportedly posted lower-than-expected income for the fourth quarter, despite aggressive cost cutting.
The Taiwanese company recorded a net income 10 million dollars for the quarter while analysts had been expecting an average net income of about 22 million dollars.
According to Cnet, the sale of its stake in Beats Electronics for 265 million dollars helped HTC avoid recording a second-consecutive quarterly loss.
HTC executives had said that the company planned to limit its operating expenses during the quarter to around 340 million dollars, 24 percent lower than what was spent the previous quarter.
Washington, Dec. 26 - Former BlackBerry co-founder and co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis has reportedly decided to call off his plans to buy the sinking smartphone manufacturer through a combined bid with another co-founder.
Lazaridis made his decision public, in which he along with fellow co-founder Douglas Fregin had combined stakes to reach 8 percent total ownership and were supposed to purchase the company.
According to Cnet, after dropping the plan, Lazaridis' stake in the sagging company is now 4.99 percent.
However, under the new CEO John Chen, the company took itself off the market as the new management is trying to turn the company around.
Washington, Dec 10 : Coca Cola is set to launch a new low-calorie Coke in the United States next year.
Coca-Cola Life, sweetened with sugar and natural zero-calorie stevia, which has been a hit since it was rolled out in Argentina this year, could make its debut in US stores.
Coca-Cola CEO and Chairman Muthar Kent hinted that Coke would introduce more products next year.
According to the New York Post, the soda, which weighs in at 100 calories per 20 ounces, about midway between Diet Coke's zero calories and Coke's 250 calories per 12 ounces.
Coke uses stevia in the U. S. in some non-carbonated drinks and in its Fanta brand.
Washington, Nov. 22 - U. S.-based multinational mass media company AOL is likely to sell its most famous media player Winamp to Microsoft.
According to the Verge, the rumors of the potential deal came just a day after Winamp announced that it would be shutting down within a month.
The deal might also include the internet radio service, Shoutcast, that was built by Winamp's creator, Nullsoft, the report added.
The most customizable and once quite-popular media player has been around for over 15 years now.
The deal has not been finalized yet, but the two companies are reportedly working out a price. (ANI)
Washington, Aug 10 - The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ordered a ban on the import and sale of some Samsung Electronics mobile devices after finding they infringed on two Apple Inc.'s patents.
The ITC Friday found Samsung guilty of infringing on two patents -- one that covers touch-screen technology and one dealing with headphone jacks, reported Xinhua.
The trade panel, an independent and bipartisan body of the US government, said Samsung can continue to import and sell its infringing devices during a 60-day review period in which the Obama administration can veto the order. (IANS)
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