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

By | February 6, 2014

Sony Vaio 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 subsidiary by July. Sony claims imaging, game and mobile are the three core businesses that will drive the company’s growth. Read the full article…

Samsung Huron

SAMSUNG WINDOWS PHONE 8.1 ‘HURON’ HANDSET SNEAKS ONLINE

Samsung’s rumored Windows Phone handset just can’t stay out of the spotlight – and now there’s finally a picture to bolster its confidence. The photo was tweeted by @evleaks, the same tipster who on Monday outed the phone’s supposed codename, “Huron,” and said it will be carried on the US’ Verizon network. Read the full article…

icloud HOW APPLE COULD DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE iCLOUD’S PERFORMANCE

Apple is working on its own content delivery network (CDN), a move which could improve iCloud’s performance. According to a report , Apple has made key hires in the industry and is currently working to build its own CDN. Apple has traditionally relied on third-party CDNs, such as Akamai or Level 3. Read the full article…

augmented TV AUGMENTED REALITY TV SYSTEM MIXES PROGRAMMING & WEB CONTENT

A new venture in television created by a San Francisco-based startup combines web content with television programming in a way that makes information-rich viewing experiences nearly seamless. InAir presents television programming side-by-side with related web content. For example, a viewer could watch a show on NASA’s Voyager spacecraft while simultaneously accessing information from NASA’s website. Read the full article…

komliKOMLI MEDIA LAUNCHES REMARKETING PLATFORM TO TAKE ON GOOGLE, FACEBOOK

It’s been a roller-coaster ride for Komli Media so far, the Indian digital ad network that has raised around $97 million from investors including Peepul Capital, Norwest and Nexus Venture Partners. Within few weeks of raising its biggest funding of $30 million in October last year, Komli’s CEO, Prashant Mehta, quit the company, raising concerns about the startup’s future. Till then, the startup was aiming to achieve $100 million in revenue by 2014. Read the full article…

kit kat ANDROID 4.4 KITKAT NOW SEEDING TO KOREAN GALAXY S4 LTE-A

Samsung has just launched the latest Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Korean Galaxy S4 LTE-A units that are based on Snapdragon 800 chips. Reportedly the new firmware is available both via Kies and OTA. The new firmware is said to make the Galaxy S4 LTE-A phone even faster, with better RAM management and improved TouchWiz user interface. The latest TouchWiz version is also supplied with the release. Read the full article…

 

 

 

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