Mozilla’s appointment of Brendan Eich as CEO led to a huge controversy resulting in his resignation. Meanwhile, the CTO position at Mozilla was vacant since Eich formerly occupied it. Now Andreas Gal has been named as the new CTO at Mozilla.
Microsoft acquired Nokia’s devices and services businesses a while ago. While the deal is still to met regulatory approval in Asia, reports have it that the division, previously called Nokia Oyj, will soon be rebranded as Microsoft Mobile Oy.
The wearables market is only getting started but one of the early entrants, Nike, is pulling the plug on its wearable hardware. The company has apparently decided to focus more on fitness-related software.
Airbnb has steadily grown from a startup with a brilliant idea to a huge company with a global presence. It recently raised between $450 and $500 million in a funding round which puts it valuation at a whopping $10 billion.
Smartphones have become a massively popular tool in the past few years. This popularity has also resulted in a huge surge in phone thefts. Apple, Google and Microsoft have now signed an anti-phone-theft pledge to tackle this problem.
It’s nothing new that tech companies compete among themselves, when it’s about acquiring a new company. Social media giant Facebook planned to acquire drone maker company Titan Aerospace, but all on a sudden beating Facebook, internet search giant Google has acquired it.
While Amazon is still in the process of dreaming a future where drones will deliver goods, US military is already making use of such technology. The tech behind US military’s futuristic drones is called Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS).
For long, Apple has stayed away from the larger smartphones frenzy, sticking to its guns and smaller display sizes. This may be changing as a couple of slides from Apple reveal that company knows larger smartphones are the demand of the day.
It would appear that the random self-proclaimed anarchists are out there again, this time going after the Silicon Valley. A group of such protesters recently distributed leaflets, deeming Kevin Rose ‘a parasite.’
Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin has found widespread popularity and legitimacy globally. eBay has now decided to join the party, officially allowing the sales of virtual currency in the online marketplace.
Apple is typically known as a company that isn’t driven by the market and rather, goes by its own decisions. However, an internal email from Apple now reveals that its employees are concerned about the increasingly tough competition.
Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is the big annual event of Apple. Last year, WWDC 2013 started on June 10. And lately, Apple has declared that its WWDC 2014 will start on June 2 at San Francisco’s Moscone West.
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