In hindsight, one can clearly comment that Apple has started feeling the heat, meaning the temperature is rising with every sunrise. It seems the legal clouds have completely taken over the battleground and are all set to come up with some water. In a series of claims, Apple has filed HTC again over patent rights, this time during the business hours earlier today. With this, the contention between the two has further aggravated, depicting some real competition in the coming times.
Not many in the tech biz are surprised as the ‘much awaited’ finally happened when Microsoft broke in with the chance by filling in the empty gap, which apparently a year and a half ago, was left abandoned by Google. The latter withdrew its services in China after screaming concerns about censorship in several of its regions. Microsoft has pitched in with the opportunity of uniting with Baidu.com to offer web search services in English, deploying its search engine ‘Bing’.
In Britain, until now it was Microsoft that was leading the way with only Google to catch up in terms of ‘Website visits’, however now its Facebook, though for the first time, that has replaced the second spot in the list beating all the Microsoft sites combined. The report was made public by UKOM/Neilson recently which is among the prominent online gauging entities in the world. With this, Facebook has been tagged as the second most popular site in Britain, a fact that looks like a trend and aiming to last long.
The toast time for the hackers’ community appears to continue till wee hours and rightly so, they have a reason to celebrate which adds another feather to their caps and this time around, it’s the Japanese Gaming giant, Sega, that has lost the plot. The personal information of over 1.29 million Sega users was hacked off by some smart computer experts over the weekend. This apparently has been one of the biggest security blows in the recent times.
If at all there were good reasons for some to visit Twitter every morning and evening, they would now be persuaded by their old daddy to stay on and not leave for the fact that they enjoy this special feature which lets people share what they are thinking, doing, or seeing and that too instantly, in messages of 140 or fewer characters.
Almost after 5 years, the top of the ladder players in the global web arena, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have again pitched in close, this time to launch Schema.org that aims at improving web search efficacy levels. Earlier in 2006, it was Sitemaps.org that helped in standardizing sitemap protocols. The move was widely acknowledged across all spheres as the event looks to be one out of many, solely based on harmony in contrast to much heated technology battle. The three entities in Yahoo, Microsoft (Bing) and Google have launched a site called Schema.org that constitutes of a common set of HTML tags which webmasters would use to mark up structured data on their sites. Schema.org has around 100 different HTML tags for structured data categories such as events, places, people, organizations, products, music, movies and TV shows. "We are announcing schema.org, a new initiative from Google, Bing and Yahoo to create and support a common vocabulary for structured data markup on web pages," Google said. Via the new site, the owners and developers would be able to gather info about structured data and improve how their sites show up in major search engines output. The objective is to be a ‘one place for all’ for webmasters looking to append markup to their pages. Most of the sites are produced from structured data that is often stored in databases. While this data is formatted into HTML it becomes stiffer to recover the original structured data. Be this occurrence a one time effort after a long lull, the happening would surely bring about long term benefits for one and all, hooking to the internet, starving for that much needed information.
In the best favor of the company, the new management at Nokia feels that the Ovi services brand should now be done away with. The world’s largest cellphone maker in terms of volume, Nokia had launched its Ovi services brand back in 2007, that aimed at offering maps and music services to its customers. Back then, the entity was strongest in the domain holding around 40% of the market ground in terms of cellphone handset sales.
Despite being the very first in the race for planning the launch of the world’s first Tablet PC, the Canadian giant, Research in Motion (RIM) has not been able to reap the full out of the hanging opportunity. The failure on the part of the entity has been termed as ‘Opportunity lost’ by the tech experts. Only others in the domain apart from RIM have gained, they further opine.
Skype deal can easily be termed as one of the most prominent pacts in the recent times, especially looking at all the acquisitions done in the tech domain lately. Inside sources say that the transaction has been done very smartly, specifically as the top officials have been drawing the outline of the agreement well before it was executed. Microsoft reportedly has saved close to 25 to 30 million dollars by not deploying any advisor to the deal.
Succeeding Amazon’s footprints, which in April this year launched an online music service, Google, in all certainty, would be coming up with a similar music service on the web very soon. The initiative would bring in with better choices for the internet users while they intend to utilize their free time listening to some vocals and instrumentals. The information was unveiled by the Wall Street journal which had some prior knowledge about the project plan.