Apple has confirmed earlier reports that it has acquired BookLamp, presumably in an effort to bolster the company’s e-book sales by tapping into the technology of the startup’s Book Genome Project. The latter, which is now shut down, was often described as a kind of “Pandora for books.” Continue reading
Sound system company and headset maker, Bose, filed a suit on Friday at the District Court in Delaware against Apple’s Beats Electronics for an alleged patent infringement involving noise-cancelling properties used in Beats headphones. Continue reading
Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is now richer than both Google founders and Amazon’s chairman. On Thursday, Zuckerberg’s net worth rose to $33.3 billion, which makes the hoodie-wearing CEO number 16 on the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. Continue reading
Apple’s grip on the tablet is loosening, with the iPad losing ground during the second quarter this year to Android and Windows tablets. Continue reading
What chance does Amazon’s Fire phone have against tech giants Apple and Samsung in the fierce smartphone market? With their new device being released on Friday, reviews of the device have been mixed. The conclusions seem to be that while it’s a good phone, it’s nothing to write home about. Amazon’s device is a “solid”, yet forgettable entry for the first-time phone maker. Continue reading
Succumbing to growing public pressure, Twitter released the gender and ethnic breakdown of its work force Wednesday, showing that it looks like most other major technology companies: overwhelming male, white and Asian.
The first public beta of Apple’s forthcoming OS X 10.10 software update, known as Yosemite, will become available to download on Thursday, July 24 for testing ahead of its scheduled release this fall. Continue reading