South Korean giant Samsung has bought a 10 percent stake in rival and South Korea’s third largest mobile phone company Pantech according to reports by TheNextWeb .
The purchase was done for a reported sum of 53 billion won or $48 million, Pantech is also Samsung’s component customer, this deal will solidify the relationship between the South Korean companies and help joint research and development.
Google demonstrated conversational search for desktop version of Google Chrome browser at last week’s Google I/O conference, the Google Now like voice search to the desktop is now available to users of its Chrome browser through the latest version of Google Chrome browser (27.0.1453.93).
Conversational search works on natural language and semantic search and more built into it. To use the feature [...]
Apple had requested California courts dealing with the patent cases permission to add Samsung Galaxy S4 as an infringing device in its ongoing patent battle with Samsung.
Apple has officially filed a motion detailing five patents infringed by Samsung in it’s latest flagship Galaxy S4 and another two Siri related patents infringed by the device’s Google Now voice controlled search feature according [...]
Microsoft unveiled Xbox One, its next-generation home game console which aspires to go beyond gaming and become the focus of a consumer’s living room entertainment experience. Microsoft showed off the console along with a new gamepad controller as well as a new Kinect motion camera.
Xbox One runs on an eight core processor based on AMD’s Jaguar. It comes with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB [...]
Tumblr got more than its share of attention this week, but, Yahoo did not forget Flickr, another beloved start-up when Yahoo purchased it eight years ago. Yahoo has announced a new remodel to Flickr that puts more emphasis on the photographs plus Flickr users now get1 terabyte of space without shelling a dime.
“At Flickr, we believe you should share all your images in full resolution, so life’s [...]
Tumblr is famously known for animated gifs and nsfw posts, since Yahoo’s acquisition rumours started last week, analysts have been predicting user discontent and crackdown on nasty posts. Even before the news became official on Monday, 72,000 users migrated from Tumblr to WordPress according to WordPress’s founder Matt Mullenweg’s blog post.
Here’s his post:
It now looks pretty certain [...]
The worst kept tech secret of last week is true – Microblogging website Tumblr is being acquired by Yahoo. Marissa Mayer announced the deal today morning along with a “promise not to screw it up.” Yohoo! is coughing $1.1 billion for Tumblr, “substantially all of which is payable in cash,” Yahoo said.
Yahoo is not absorbing its acquisition, Tumblr is going to run separately [...]
Yahoo’s board has just given nod to Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer’s plans to acquire publishing platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion on Sunday according to reports by AllthingsD. Tumblr acquisition will be Yahoos biggest acquisition and the fourth biggest overall.
As first reported by AllthingsD last week, Yahoo is all set to buy out Tumblr, and the amount of cash to change hands was [...]
YouTube one of the most visited website in the world turns eight years old today, YouTube was launched back in 2005 and were among the first website to offer streaming video, Google marked YouTube’s eight year anniversary by sharing the statistic that it is now seeing more than 100 hours of video uploaded every minute.
“Today, more than 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every [...]
Samsung Galaxy phone lineup’s latest entrant, Galaxy S4 is on track to selling 10 million handsets in its first month according to the The Korea Times who quoted Samsung’s co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun.
“It is selling much faster than the previous model S3 … Samsung spent 50 days to pass the 10 million sales mark for the S3. The S4 will be Samsung’s first ’10 million [...]