Social-networking giant Facebook has reportedly hired Richard Williamson, who was fired by his former employer Apple in 2011.
Emerging reports suggest that Mr. Williamson will serve Facebook as part of its mobile-software group. However, the social-networking site hasn't confirmed the reports.
Mr. Williamson was a member of the Apple team that created the original iPhone, which took the world by storm. But, he is better known for being the poor performance of Apple's original Maps service.
Redmond-based software giant has announced the general availability of its Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS), and promised that it would match Amazon's service in pricing.
Microsoft claims that its IaaS is an all-inclusive hybrid cloud service that offers a blend of all the benefits of the public cloud and existing IT infrastructure.
Bill Hilf, General Manager for Windows Azure Product Management, wrote on the official Azure blog that customers wanted to avail all the benefits of their already made investments while also able to enjoy the flexibility of the cloud.
Four of the five highest-paid executives among Standard & Poor's 500 companies in 2012 were from Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant Apple, a fresh analysis by Bloomberg revealed.
According to the analysis, Apple executives Bob Mansfield, Jeffrey Williams, Bruce Sewell and Peter Oppenheimer were ranked as four of the five top-paid employees in the country.
Google on Monday celebrated math pioneer Leonhard Euler's 306th birthday by posting a special Doodle on its homepage.
The Doodle featured some of the 18th century math genius' most famous equations, such as his famous polyhedral formula and a graphic depiction of a polyhedron inside the letter "G" of the search engine's name.
Born on April 15, 1707, in Switzerland, Euler wrote as many as 900 books on a number of topics, including algebra, lunar motion, acoustics, optics, calculus, number theory and geometry.
Pebble has finally released firmware update version 1.10 of PebbleOS that brings a number of new features and improvements for the company’s admired smartwatch.
Support for third-party watchfaces is one of the main new features that the latest version of PebbleOS offers. It opens users up to a broad variety of creations.
It also brings some enhancements, such as a battery indicator which is more accurate and responds better than the previous version. The company has also made some tweaks to system applications to decrease their drain on the battery and to boost their response rates.
Intel Corporation has partnered with Chinese search engine Baidu to set up a new joint innovation lab for developing mobile apps for China’s fast-expanding mobile Internet market
The innovation lab is part of a deal signed by the two sides on Thursday this week.
The deal will provide Chinese developers with access to Intel technologies, including personal computers, tablets, and mobile phones, to test & port software for various Baidu and Intel platforms.
When it comes to choose a smartphone, Blackberry is the least desired, according to a fresh survey.
In the survey, which was conducted by Raymond James, people were asked which phone they would like to buy from the list of Blackberry, Android, and iPhone next time. The survey found a whopping 71.4 per cent people saying that they would never choose a BlackBerry.
Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple's iPhone once again emerged as the most popular handset, with just 19.7 per cent of the people surveyed saying they would never use this smartphone.
Foreseeing a large potential in Flash storage, IBM on Thursday announced its plans to invest $1 billion in Flash research and development.
Increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets has lead to an unprecedented rise in demand for storage over the past few years, and IBM sees a solution in Flash memory that is capable of processing the data faster, more reliably, while consuming less energy than a hard disk drive (HDD).
Social-networking site Facebook's mobile ads have become a big threat to Google Inc's dominance in the segment, research firm IDC said in its latest report.
IDC said that Facebook is leading rival mobile publishers like Pandora and Twitter, in the mobile display advertising market in the United States. The research firm added that Facebook even outpaced Google in mobile adverting in the United States.
New York-based Tumblr has recently rolled out a revamp of its Android app, describing the revamp as a "total facelift".
The revamped app features a beautiful Holo user interface (UI) that add fancy post animations and make images pop.
Announcing the revamp, Tumblr wrote in its official blog, "Tumblr for Android just got a total facelift. We've completely redesigned the interface, added fancy post animations, made images pop, and a whole lot more."
South Korean electronics giant Samsung will dodge the typical seasonal downturn and grab nearly 35 per cent of the global smartphone market in the March quarter, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Sue.
In a fresh research note, Sue wrote that the South Korean firm could sell around 70 million Galaxy S4 smartphones this year, including as many as 10 million units during the first month of the phone's availability.
The analyst added that Samsung's smartphone market share would be significantly larger than that of its biggest rival - Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple.
In an effort to steal customers away from rival mobile phone carrier T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile is offering a credit of $100 to any T-Mobile customer who will leave T-Mobile to join Virgin.
Virgin Mobile is running a marketing campaign titled "Retrain Your Brain" that is promising to ensure savings of up to $334 to customers in two years.
Fisker Automotive, the manufacturer of the Karma hybrid luxury vehicle, can file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as early as this week, people familiar with developments at the company revealed.
According to the sources, the green-car startup is under intense pressure from the side of the U. S. Department of Energy repay around $200 million in government loans.
The sources added that the company's attorneys have already drawn up documents for the Chapter 11 filing and the application could be submitted in the next few days.
An apology from police has been received by a 67-year-old woman, who was handcuffed for demanding to see her medical notes.
Due to a mix-up of records with details of another patient, Mary Kerswell went to Biggleswade Health Centre in Bedfordshire in order to check for corrections.
Due to being denied to see the full record, she staged a sit-in protest. After this, the lady was taken out in handcuffs as the police was called in.
Bedfordshire Police said, "It could have acted in a less intrusive manner."
Drivers from outside the USA will no longer need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in Florida, thanks to the state's decision to revoke the law that required the official document.
The law was put into effect on 1st of January this year, but it came to light in February when a British holidaymaker was not allowed to hire a car because he did not hold an IDP.
Florida's Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) finally announced that the law would not be enforced.
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