Forcing Steve Jobs out was a mistake: Former Apple CEO John Sculley

By on April 19, 2014 at 12:13 PM.

Forcing Steve Jobs out was a mistake: Former Apple CEO John Sculley

It’s safe to say that former Apple CEO John Sculley has some regrets in his career. In an interview with The Times of India, Sculley admits that ousting Apple cofounder Steve Jobs as CEO way back in 1985 was “a mistake” that cost the company dearly and set it on the path toward near-oblivion. However, Sculley says that the decision was much more justifiable at the time it was made because Jobs’ always-difficult personality was even tougher to rein in during his younger years. More →
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Obi Mobiles: Is there space for another smartphone brand in India?

By on April 17, 2014 at 6:34 PM.

Obi Mobiles: Is there space for another smartphone brand in India?

Earlier today, former Apple CEO John Sculley launched his smartphone brand Obi in India. The company plans on initially selling smartphones in the Rs 5,000-Rs 8,000 range and expects to sell a million units and be profitable in five months. But in a segment which has tier-one companies like Samsung, as well as local brands like Micromax, can Obi succeed? More →
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Google’s shares fall after the company misses Q1 profit estimates

By on April 17, 2014 at 4:03 PM.

Google’s shares fall after the company misses Q1 profit estimates

Google's shares dropped nearly six percent in after-hours trading after the tech company's first-quarter profit missed analysts' expectations. Google logged weaker-than-expected first-quarter results, as the company missed forecasts on two key search advertising metrics. More →
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Flipkart expects mobiles to become the main shopping channel in two years

By on April 17, 2014 at 1:01 PM.

Flipkart expects mobiles to become the main shopping channel in two years

Flipkart expects orders made from mobile handsets of customers to account for a significant part of sales in 18 to 24 months as the online marketplace major bets big on growth in India with the spread of the Internet and affordable smartphones. At present, 20 percent of the orders on the e-commerce firm are made using mobile apps and the number of users visiting the portal through their handsets is increasing. More →
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Marissa Mayer reportedly wants Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo as the default search engine on iPhone and iPad

By on April 17, 2014 at 12:27 PM.

Marissa Mayer reportedly wants Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo as the default search engine on iPhone and iPad

If you want to search something on the Safari browser on iPhone or iPad, you can choose from between Bing, Yahoo or Google, though the latter is the default choice. Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer is said to be working hard to change the situation and wants Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo, Re/code reports. More →
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Twitter acquires Gnip

By on April 16, 2014 at 4:44 PM.

Twitter acquires Gnip

Twitter has acquired social data firm Gnip for an undisclosed amount. Gnip which was already in partnership with the social network for collecting and sharing public Twitter data with clients to help them in getting relevant information about Twitter users. Gnip will continue to operate under its own branding and from its current headquarters in Boulder. Gnip has been in partnership with Twitter since 2010. More →
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An inside look at Google X, the top-secret lab where Google makes its craziest products

By on April 16, 2014 at 4:07 PM.

An inside look at Google X, the top-secret lab where Google makes its craziest products

Google Glass, self-driving cars or weather balloons that deliver Internet connectivity. These are just some of the wild and crazy projects that have come out of Google X over the past five years. For those who don’t know, Google X is Google’s top-secret lab where teams of engineers are tasked with thinking way, way, way outside the box for solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. Not coincidentally, many of these projects also have the potential to boost Google’s bottom line but there’s certainly no guarantee they’ll do so. In fact, as a new profile of Google X in FastCompany makes clear, there’s a very good chance they’ll crash and burn. More →
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