Last week, social media giant Facebook bought the mobile messaging platform WhatsApp for a cool $19 billion. So what does Facebook want with WhatsApp? Well, maybe it's their 450 million users. And they've made it no secret that they want to be the focal point of your daily communications regimen. Recently, Facebook completely "un-bundled" their … Continue reading Whatsapp – is it really worth $19 billion? Facebook thinks so
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Google wants a NEST in your home
Last week, Google purchased NEST - the startup company that makes the trendy Learning Thermostat and Protect Smoke Detectors, for $3.2 BILLION. Yes, you heard that right. That's a lot of money. They previously owned 12% of the company through investments. Google made this move to acquire the terrific talent at NEST, which includes the … Continue reading Google wants a NEST in your home
Are tablets the “new laptop” ?
Everyday, we see more and more mobile professionals using tablets. They are quickly becoming almost as popular as mobile phones. People are realizing what they can be used for, and how they can save them time every day. As more and more apps are released, they are rapidly becoming a viable replacement for laptops. You … Continue reading Are tablets the “new laptop” ?
Yet another mobile OS
Apple has IOS. Android is everywhere. Microsoft is making headway with Windows 8 Mobile. So what do we need? Yes.... ANOTHER mobile operating system. Enter Firefox Mobile. From the same people who bring you the excellent Firefox browser. One of it's primary features is that it's entirely HTML5-based, and 100% open-source. Developed by a worldwide … Continue reading Yet another mobile OS
Apple wins Patent Infringement lawsuit against Samsung
After a swift deliberation of less than 24 hours, the nine-person San Jose jury awarded Apple more than $1 billion dollars in it's lawsuit against Samsung, and awarded nothing to Samsung in their counter-suit. Among the counts awarded are Samsung's willful infringement of 5 of 6 Apple patents, due in no small part to a … Continue reading Apple wins Patent Infringement lawsuit against Samsung
Facebook is now the Number 2 video site on the internet
For the first time, Facebook surpassed Yahoo to make it the second most popular video site on the internet for Jul 2012. According to ComScore, Facebook had just over 53 million unique video viewers in July, beating Yahoo's 48 million by a small margin. They all have a long way to go to catch-up to … Continue reading Facebook is now the Number 2 video site on the internet