Facebook has made smashing headlines all around the tech industry for the last two days, thanks to its acquisition of WhatsApp. Analysts now reveal that early Whatsapp employees stand to get as much as $160 million or more as a part of the $19 billion acquisition deal.
Tesla was all over the news recently when it was reported that the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, was in talks with Apple. Some hinted at a possible acquisition deal. Musk has now confirmed that he had ‘conversations’ with Apple but says that an acquisition is very unlikely.
One of the key features in top-end smartphones today is a voice-based personal assistant. The notion was initially popularized by Apple’s Siri. Yahoo now plans to spend $10 million in a quest to find a voice-based assistant that is smarter than Siri.
Over the years, Facebook has followed the strategy of acquiring the most popular alternate services on the social media. The social network bagged Instagram some time ago and now, it has sealed a $19 billion deal to buy WhatsApp.
Flappy Bird, the wildly popular game that rose to unprecedented success in no time, is gone. And it’s a ripe time for others to cash in on its fame. But Apple and Google have now started rejecting such app submissions which appear or are clones of Flappy Bird.
For the past few years, Apple has focused on iPhone and iPad as its key offerings. It has been speculated that sooner or later, the company is sure to expand into more smart devices. A new report now claims that one of these is a medical device.
Google has been working on trying to find viable security alternatives to passwords. The search giant has now acquired SlickLogin, which may be a step forward towards that goal. SlickLogin has a product that offers a sound-based login method.
The glaring disparity between in-travel experience of different airline classes is already a fairly controversial debate. Virginia Atlantic now aims to add some sauce to it by using Google Glass in its Upper Class Wing during a six-week pilot program.
The curious case of Windows Phone continues to pique the interest of tech enthusiasts. Rumors have it that Microsoft has plans of somehow offering the Android apps on the Windows Phone devices. The big question is, is this good or bad?
When the 1983 Aspen International Design Conference was convened, its organizers decided to bury certain artifacts from the era in a time capsule. The time capsule has been recovered now and it contains one of Steve Jobs’ Lisa computer mouse.
Wireless charging may still be a budding concept, but it is catching up fast and is expected to become the mainstream charging mode in the next few years. Now, two major wireless charging giants have joined hands.
Apple may be presented like the icon of success, wealth, quality products and the best in tech but like all companies, it must have its faults. A mobile designer who recently quit his job at Apple has now slammed the company in a blog.
Earlier, we reported that Taiwan technology giant Foxconn decided to invest $40 million in US manufacturing. Lately, it’s been reported that Foxconn has planned to invest up to $1 billion in Indonesia for diversifying production away from China.
Steve Jobs is considered one of the most remarkable innovators and visionaries of the tech world. Although he’s gone, he continues to inspire countless people around the globe with his ideas, including Oracle’s co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison.
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