A former iPhone user sued Apple Inc. (AAPL) claiming the company’s messaging system interfered with delivery of texts after she switched to an Android-based smartphone. Apple’s iMessage retains text messages sent from other users of Apple devices and won’t deliver them to her Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) phone running on Google Inc.’s Android operating system,… Read More »
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According to several US publications, Google is reportedly in talks to buy Twitch, a videogame streaming service with more than 45 million monthly users. This latest acquisition would be made through YouTube, which Google acquired in 2006 for $1.65 billion, and would be the biggest for YouTube since its purchase. Twitch reportedly chose Google over… Read More »
In a move aimed at bolstering Google’s translation service online, the company has acquired Word Lens app maker, a startup specializing in using smartphones to translate signs, billboards or other written words in real time. Quest Visual and the technology built into its Word Lens application will become part of a Google team devoted to… Read More »
Beats Electronics, which is close to being sold to Apple Inc for $3.2 billion, has been sued by the founder of a music service Beats bought two years ago claiming he has been cheated out of his share of the company. David Hyman, the founder of the music subscription service MOG Inc, filed a lawsuit… Read More »
Apple Inc and Google Inc’s Motorola Mobility unit have agreed to settle all patent litigation between them over smartphones, ending one of the highest-profile lawsuits in technology. http://technewsrprt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/05.17.14_technewsrprt.com_apple-motorola.jpg In a joint statement on Friday, the companies said the settlement does not include a cross license to their respective patents. “Apple and Google have also agreed… Read More »
Pinterest raised $200 million in new capital which brings the company’s valuation to about $5 billion, making it one of the most valuable venture-backed startups in the world. The San Francisco-based company has raised $764 million in total, mostly from venture capital firms such as Bessemer Venture Partners and Andreessen Horowitz; even investors such as Japanese e-commerce firm… Read More »
Google has appointed design and fashion marketing veteran Ivy Ross to lead its Glass unit as the company looks to broaden the appeal of the wearable technology. Google made the announcement a day after it made Glass available to anyone living in the US for a price of $1,500. Ivy Ross who exits the art… Read More »
Chinese budget smartphone maker Xiaomi yesterday unveiled its first tablet, expanding its product line-up to directly challenge established rivals Samsung Electronics and Apple. The .9-inch Mi Pad comes the same five colours that Apple chose for its plastic-backed iPhone 5c (Android-style green, light blue, yellow, apricot pink and white) for its tablet and added one… Read More »
A day after Dong Nguyen, creator the popular mobile game Flappy bird disclosed that the Flappy Bird game will return in August, he has revealed a new game via Twitter. http://technewsrprt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/05.16.14_technewsrprt.com_google-glass.jpg “I am making a new game. So people can forget about Flappy Bird for a while,” Nguyen said in a tweet that was favourited or… Read More »
In a bid to encourage Kenyan girls to embrace ICT, Cisco played host to a group of 26 girls aged between 14-18 years. All this took place during an event dubbed ‘Girls in ICT Day’ that was launched in 2010. The 26 girls from various institutions were mentored by representatives from from Global Peace Foundation,… Read More »