Bing’s comparison with Google is an evaluation that is hard to comprehend and perhaps too harsh for the former in terms of market assessment. This is especially when Google is way ahead of Microsoft’s Bing, both in popularity and efficacy levels. With the news coming out on Tuesday that the new smartphones by Research in Motion (RIM) would be using Microsoft’s Bing, a large strata of technology population has been pleased, more specifically the people who have been MS and Blackberry patrons for years.
Blackberry users can further wait for a while, in the interim rejoicing on the news of RIM coming up with a couple of new smartphone versions. Research In Motion (RIM) on Monday unveiled two new BlackBerry Bold smart phones at its annual BlackBerry World conference. The Canadian company also unveiled its new BlackBerry 7 operating system.
Bloggers’ first love Twitter announced on Monday that it has taken over TweetDeck in a deal that is worth 50 million dollars. One of the other tech sources also confirmed the same. "Twitter has acquired TweetDeck," technology blog 'TechCruch' reported on the news appending inputs from a source with knowledge of the deal. The transaction details would be further announced in a few days.
Quite clearly, Apple Inc. that was known to only thousands back in 1997, has taken off the technology world by storm. Consumer technology companies reporting financial results this week, revealed that the entity has now become the world’s second most valuable company after Exxon Mobil Corporation. On April 20th last month, Apple Inc. reported a net income of $5.99 billion for the January-to-March period, that is nearly double that of a year ago.
In a country that boasts of more than 100 million internet users and holds a position that takes a seat at number 3 in the world for the highest number of online users, technological progression is something which is inevitable, a trend that is foreseeable and not surprising.
The long wait eventually came to an end when the much awaited, perhaps the most sought after tech gadget at present, Apple’s iPad 2, arrived in Japan. The Japanese launch was originally scheduled for March 25th, however it wasn’t made in time since the regional attention was seriously focused towards the aftermaths of the recent earthquake and tsunami.
Looking at the growing popularity and enormous business potential Groupon carries, the social networking giant, Facebook, intends to launch a ‘deals program’. The same is expected to be launched on Tuesday, starting with five cities in the United States. The group-couponing services have become some of the fastest-growing businesses in the world in the recent times.
Samsung Electronics Co. has not wasted a minute after Apple came out with a lawsuit against the company over copying its iPhone and iPad products. Not even a week has surpassed and the former has reverted by taking a legal action against Apple Inc. saying that the iPhone and iPad infringe Samsung's 10 mobile technology patents. The company further asked it to stop infringing its technology and compensate against the same.
After an opening that has been termed as ‘Big’ by the industry experts, Blackberry now ropes in Verizon and AT&T to further surge the sales of its latest Tablet. On the very first day itself, the entity sold around 50K units of PlayBook. The aforementioned mobile service providers in the US and Canada serve not only as service suppliers but also as retail stores for mobile devices for smart phone makers.
One may not term the sales figure of Playbook very encouraging on the first day though, which is close to 50K units, however the company officials and even the industry experts believe that it was a big opening despite the fact that the air was full of negative reviews just before the launch.