By: Sambit Satpathy | Dec 10, 13
Yahoo has acquired cross-platform video streaming app called QuikIO. In a farewell note to its users, the company said that after December 31, the “FedEx of media files” would be shut down. Yahoo spokesperson confirmed that three employees from QuikIO have joined Yahoo’s video team in Sunnyvale.
Back in October we had reported about Angry Birds Go— Rovio’s latest Angry Birds spinoff. The Finnish game developer had announced that the game would be launched on December 11 and right on cue Angry Birds Go has been launched today.
Despite a stuttering start, Google’s Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) is alive and kicking with over 200 online retailers will be offering a variety of deals and discounts. The shopping frenzy continues till December 13 and here are a select few deals that caught our attention.
A Google techie has reportedly predicted ‘screenless’ computing devices in future, including mobile phones, which would rely purely on voice recognition. Google’s head of voice recognition technology and senior engineering director at the firm, Scott Huffman said that the company has seen dramatic growth of voice search and recognition tools.
Earlier this year at Computex, Asus unveiled its Windows 8 and Android hybrid device called the Transformer Book Trio. Today, the Taiwanese company has launched it in India for Rs 98,099 and will be available across the country later this month.
Although Microsoft is a much larger company than Nokia with a bigger workforce and more resources, it seems that the one-time Finnish dynamo has managed to completely trump Microsoft when it comes to building a top-notch tablet display. DisplayMate president Raymond Soneira, whom we last saw trashing the Retina iPad mini’s display, writes that the display on the Nokia Lumia 2520 is superior to the display of Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablet in just about every way in terms of brightness, contrast and overall color gamut.
There were whispers about Nokia working on Android smartphones internally despite betting the farm on Windows Phone and today the speculations have been confirmed. The Verge reports that Nokia has an affordable Android smartphone, codenamed Normandy, which would be running a forked version of Android. It would be a part of Nokia’s next-level of affordable smartphones. BGR India has independently verified the claims. Prolific leaker @evleaks had leaked the photo of the Normandy, which has been confirmed to be spot on.