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In the news: Facebook buying Whatsapp for $19B

  FACEBOOK BUYING WHATSAPP FOR $19B, WILL KEEP THE MESSAGING SERVICE INDEPENDENT Facebook is purchasing messaging giant WhatsApp for $16 billion in cash and stock, according to a regulatory filing. The deal is being cut for $12 billion in Facebook shares, $4 billion in cash and an additional $3 billion in RSUs for employee retention. A termination […]

In the news: Sony sells Vaio division, restructures TV business

 SONY SELLS VAIO DIVISION, RESTRUCTURES TV BUSINESS Sony sold its PC business, operated under the VAIO brand, to Japanese investment fund Japan Industrial Partners , the company announced Thursday. Sony will also spin off its TV business, which has been operating at a loss for the past couple of years, into a separate, wholly owned […]

In the news: Samsung Galaxy S5 rumored for two plastic models

SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 SPECS RUMORED FOR TWO PLASTIC MODELS Samsung may release two new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones this Spring to compete on multiple price levels, according to a new investor note from the man who accurately predicted many of the iPhone 5s features in 2013. Read the full article…  GOOGLE ACQUIRES ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE STARTUP […]

In the news: 10 excellent platforms for building mobile apps

 10 EXCELLENT PLATFORMS FOR BUILDING MOBILE APPS If you’ve ever wanted to build an app for your business, blog, product or service, but the heavy investment of both time and money put you off, you’re not alone. The good news is that entering the mobile market no longer necessarily requires thousands of dollars and months […]

In the news: Eric Schmidt writes a guide for switching from iPhone to Android

ERIC SCHMIDT WRITES A GUIDE FOR SWITCHING FROM iPHONE TO ANDROID Thinking about making the switch from iPhone to Android? “Many” of Eric Schmidt’s friends are, he says — and so he wrote them a 900-word guide to walk them through the process. Google’s executive chairman took to Google+ earlier this week to share tips […]

In the news: Microsoft announced the arrival of the official Instagram app for Windows Phone

 INSTAGRAM COMES TO WINDOWS PHONE STORE These days, a mobile OS is only as good as its ecosystem, and no company knows this fact more than Microsoft. Its smartphone platform known as Windows Phone has had plenty of growing pains during the first three years of existence, which is mainly related to a limited number […]

In the news: Samsung Galaxy Round: The First Smartphone With a Curved Screen

 SAMSUNG SAID TO RELEASE THE GALAXY S5 IN JANUARY It appears that despite the excellent sales performance of the flagship, Samsung is still not really pleased and think it could’ve done better. As a result, the company is pushing the Galaxy S5 release to mid-January, instead of March as was the case this year and […]

In the news: Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer gives final emotional speech

MICROSOFT’S STEVE BALLMER GIVES FINAL EMOTIONAL SPEECH TO STAFF Among cries of “we love you” from the crowd, Microsoft’s outgoing chief executive Steve Ballmer made his last company-wide speech in a torrent of emotion. ”It’s not about one person,” said Ballmer. “It’s about this company – a company that’s important, forward thinking, innovative, ethical, and hires […]