Bump, the contact and media sharing app for Android and iOS, has been acquired by Google.
Bump co-founder and chief executive David Lieb said the company was “thrilled” to join Google, citing similar passions for sharing information between people and devices.
In September 2011, the company announced it had 50 million downloaders and 10 million active “bumpers.” Just less than a year later, more than 600 million photos were shared by “bumping” phones. Later it released an iPhone-only version photo-sharing app dubbed Flock (not to be confused with [...]
The next big thing from Micromax, the Micromax Canvas 4, is now up for pre-order on their official website.
To pre-order the Micromax Canvas 4, you will have to pay an initial amount of Rs. 5,000. When the device is officially released, on July 8, customers will have 7 days to pay the rest of the amount (If the consumer fails to pay the remaining amount by 15 July, the order gets automatically cancelled), which is rumoured to be around the Rs. 15,500 price mark.
The official specifications and other details of the phone, including the price, will be revealed on July 8th. Micromax has [...]
A Best Buy customer was pleasantly surprised after she opened a package from the store. The woman ordered one iPad from Best Buy but instead of getting one iPad tablet she got five of them. She wondered what to do and after a while she called the Best Buy hotline to report the mistake to the company.
A store rep from Best Buy’s 1-800 number acknowledged their mistake. Again, to the woman’s surprised she was told to keep the extra iPads.
[quote]”We, here at Best Buy, acknowledge that we obviously made a mistake, but in the spirit [...]
Oracle Corp. on Monday agreed to acquire network-technology provider Xsigo Systems Inc. for an undisclosed sum, broadening the software giant’s already growing footprint in the data center.
Based in San Jose, Calif., Xsigo provides appliances that more efficiently manage the tangle of connections needed to access stored data. The technology cuts electricity costs and boosts performance for companies that manage large data centers.
Privately held Xsigo has more than 300 enterprise customers, according to its website, including Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) and BT Group PLC (BT).
Oracle’s latest acquisition, expected to close this fall, comes [...]
Facebook has acquired Acrylic Software, a Vancouver-based developer of Mac and iOS apps.
The small firm is known for the RSS app Pulp (a personalized newspaper) and the secure database app Wallet (for securely storing passwords, credit-card numbers, etc.).
The company has decided to cease development of the two apps, which Facebook itself has not acquired. This means that the apps will continue to be available for download and purchase, but will no longer be updated.
Acrylic has two employees and both are moving to work on the social-networking giant’s design team in San Francisco. Additional details of the [...]
Talk about big acquisitions! Social networking giant Facebook will buy popular imaging app Instagram for $1 billion in cash and shares. This comes soon after the app was developed for Android.
We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience. We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.
-Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom
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Google announced yesterday that it has acquired restaurant rating company ZAGAT.
“ZAGAT will be a cornerstone of our local offering — delighting people with their impressive array of reviews, ratings and insights, while enabling people everywhere to find extraordinary (and ordinary) experiences around the corner and around the world, I’m incredibly excited to collaborate with ZAGAT to bring the power of Google search and Google Maps to their products and users, and to bring their innovation, trust and wealth of experience to our users”
-Marissa Mayer, vice president of local, maps and location services at Google
Samsung CEO during the IFA trade show in Berlin on Friday said Samsung would “never” make the purchase.
It’s not right that acquiring an operating system is becoming a fashion”
Samsung already owns a proprietary OS – BADA , and also manufactures mobile phones on various other platforms including Android, Widows Phone 7, Brew etc. Although CEO Choi Gee Sung has said that the company will not buy WebOS, sources claim that Samsung is in talks about licensing WebOS from HP for their upcoming smartphones.
The Anticipation clock of most humans starts to ring with the sight of an Apple Product Launch. This time around people are expecting 3 new launches. The iPod refresh, the iPad with some minor changes and most importantly the iPhone 5 (or iPhone 4s).
The iPhone is the most successful smartphone ever made, with in excess of 18.5 million devices sold this year the iPhone has set records that are yet to be matched. Why everyone loves the iPhone? There could be several answers:The User Interface The OS The Hardware The Looks The Company Name / Brand Value Pricing It could be any or all of the factors from above, we [...]
The iPhone 3Gs was a hardware revision device for the iPhone 3G, bringing more CPU power and Ram to the equation. The iPhone 3GS also brought about a better 3.2mp camera with tap to focus.
We got information of the impending re-launch of the iPhone 3Gs on 24th June. Without fail the 3Gs reappeared at the new price point of 20k. Now the question remains does the iPhone 3Gs qualify as a good option? Does is present a value for money deal?
Here is what we think.
The iPhone 3GS was originally launched in 2009 in the US and 2010 in [...]
Microsoft and Skype have made it official , The Mega Software/Hardware giant has acquired the Video Chat mega-enterprise for a whopping 8.5 Billion (Yes BILLION) US dollars. There is also a mention of XBOX and Kinect Support.
The other important aspect of the acquisition is that non-MS users (existing Skype users) will not be affected in any way with the acquisition.
According to data: Skype was first sold to eBay in 2005 for 2.5$ Billion US who in turn sold it for 2.75 Billion US $ to Silver Lake. The deal is expected to close by the end of this year and you can read Microsofts and Skype’s full announcement below.
US Telecom giant At&T will buy rival company T-mobile from Deutsche Telekom for a whopping $39 Billion. At the end of this deal, AT&T will have a total of 130 million Subscribers making it the largest company in the United States. In the Deal the German company will be getting $25 billion in cash and $14 billion in stock, giving it an 8 percent stake in AT&T .
Read the full PR
AT&T to Acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom
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