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.
Wireless charging has been gaining slow but steady traction in the tech world. While wireless charging for smartphones is still a relatively rare practice, Korean researchers have created a brilliant new wireless charging system which can charge smartphones from 5 meters away.
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.
Predicting the future, grown-up face of someone who is a child at present is a complex art. A new software seems to have made significant progress in accurately predicting the face changes of a child over the years.
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.
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