Apple on Wednesday confirmed it plans to purchase Beats for $3 billion, just as rumored in previous weeks. But the deal isn t necessarily good news for all music creators, Bloomberg reports, especially for smaller artists who fear that Apple s music streaming service will negatively impact their earnings.
Francisco Tolmasky is a 29-year old app developer who recently launched an iOS game called Bonsai Slice that lets users swing the tablet to cut down virtual objects. However, he ll be remembered for a far more ambitious project: designing the Safari mobile browser in the first iPhone. In an interview with The New York Times, the former Apple employee in charge of one of the most important features of the iPhone shared some of his stories about Apple, including several Steve Jobs anecdotes.
The Internet as we know it today would not exist without Google Search, but more than 15 years ago things were a lot different. And now, a new Business Insider story details how Google s co-founder and current CEO wanted at one point to sell his newly invented search algorithm to a leading Internet company.
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.
Google on Friday is not only opening up Google Glass orders to interested buyers looking to score a pair of smart glasses, but it s also rolling out a major update to its wearable device, bringing KitKat to Glass owners. Starting with 9 a.m. EDT, Google will be opening up a limited number of spots in the Explorer Program, but the device will only be available to U.S.-based customers willing to spend $1,500 for it.
Now that Motorola is no longer a Google company (well, almost, as the Lenovo acquisition is not yet final) and Dennis Woodside, the former Googler named to lead it under Google, is now the COO of Dropbox, Motorola on Wednesday announced its next President and COO will be Rick Osterloh.
Qualcomm on Monday announced that its flagship 64-bit mobile processors will arrive next year, when they should equip various smartphones and tablets from Qualcomm partners especially high-end models. The company introduced two new processors that will be part of the Snapdragon 800 family, including the Snapdragon 810 and 808, which will become the company s highest performing platform to date, and will be optimized for exceptionally low power consumption that does not sacrifice performance.
Studying ways to reduce paper and ink use for his school, a 14-year old teenager figured out that by switching from Times New Roman and other fonts to Garamond, organizations and businesses could save a ton of money on printer ink each year, CNN reports.
Sony, which has been making Android-based smartwatches before other OEMs showed interest in launching such products of their own, said it won t leave its own platform for Android Wear in the future. We ve already invested time and resources on this platform, and we will continue in that direction, Sony Mobile U.S. chief Ravi Nookala told CNET in an interview.
In most cases, popular mobile games hit Android only after they have been launched in the App Store, but that won t be the case with a special version of Portal that s apparently been developed for NVIDIA s Android-based Shield console. The company announced that it s working with Valve to bring the critically acclaimed PC game to Shield fans, although it s not clear when the game will launch or how much it will cost.