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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Nokia’s Chennai manufacturing plant head quits, V Sembian to take over as new head

By on April 16, 2014 at 12:58 PM.

Nokia’s Chennai manufacturing plant head quits, V Sembian to take over as new head

Finnish handset maker Nokia’s Chennai plant head Prakash Katama has quit, at a time when the company has been going through controversies regarding the transfer of the plant to Microsoft under its acquisition deal. A Nokia spokesperson has confirmed it to BGR India that the Chennai plant will now be headed by V Sembian, who has been appointed as the new director for Chennai plant with immediate effect. More →
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Twitter’s CEO, top share holders won’t sell off shares

By on April 16, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Twitter’s CEO, top share holders won’t sell off shares

The founders and top share holders of social network giant Twitter, are reportedly not in the mood to sell off their shares. According to TechCrunch, Twitter this morning signaled to investors that its founders and board still believe in the long-term value of the company, with news that CEO Dick Costolo, plus co-founders and board members Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams, as well as Benchmark, have no intention of selling their shares of Twitter common stock. More →
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Mozilla names Chris Beard as interim CEO

By on April 16, 2014 at 11:02 AM.

Mozilla names Chris Beard as interim CEO

Mozilla has reportedly named Chris Beard as the company’s interim CEO after Brendan Eich was asked to step down from the post amid gay marriage controversy. According to CNET, Beard has been working for Mozilla from a long time, and has played some very important roles such as overseeing products, innovation, and marketing. More →
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BlackBerry invests in NantHealth for healthcare solutions

By on April 16, 2014 at 10:29 AM.

BlackBerry invests in NantHealth for healthcare solutions

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry today announced an investment in Californica-based healthcare IT firm NantHealth. "BlackBerry's capabilities align closely with NantHealth's and this investment represents the type of forward-looking opportunities that are vital to our future. More →
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Asus aims to capture 10 percent of tablet market share in India

By on April 16, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

Asus aims to capture 10 percent of tablet market share in India

Taiwanese technology firm Asus today said it aims to grow its share in the Indian tablet market to 10 percent by the end of this year as it expands product portfolio and enhances retail presence across the country. "Currently, we have single digit market share between 3-5 percent. The Indian tablet market is estimated to be about 50 lakh units. We want to grow our share to 10 percent this year," Asus regional head South Asia and India manager system business group, Peter Chang told PTI. More →
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13 of the most memorable things Steve Jobs said

By on April 15, 2014 at 6:47 PM.

13 of the most memorable things Steve Jobs said

Apple’s iconic co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs was essential to the company’s successes, both in its early days and especially after he was hired back to steer it away from dark waters. The company has been responsible for reshaping various industries, including the computer, music, smartphone and tablet businesses, with Jobs at the helm — and the CEO was always ready to share his opinions on everything having something to do with the company. More →
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Micromax denies rumors of investing in Pantech

By on April 14, 2014 at 6:58 PM.

Micromax denies rumors of investing in Pantech

Micromax has reportedly denied rumors of being in talks with Pantech for acquiring stakes in the South Korean smartphone company. Earlier today, Reuters had reported that Micromax is eyeing a stake in Pantel. However, according to the Times of India, one of the spokesperson from Micromax said that the company is not planning to invest in any company for now. More →
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