Welcome to Friday following the birthday of the Declaration of American Independence. It really feels more a like Saturday or Sunday. Looking back there were a few things to report on in the past week although most work got deferred.
- Amazon is reported to be developing an Android Smartphone
It certainly definately a week in technology to pay attention to for sure.
Bits & Bytes for the week:
- The Oracle v. Google patent case is done and gone finally.
- Google I/O event is on.
There was much happening in the world of tech to list in this weeks Bits and Bytes. If we miss anthing major, please let us know so we may pass it on to all of our readers.
What happened this past week?
- Apple is pushing Podcasts Out of iTunes and into its own iOS6 app
- HTC is planning to aim on Upper End phones to raise brand’s value
- Judge provides Apple 2nd Chance To Prove Motorola Infringement
- Apple’s Siri vs. Samsung’s S-Voice = Serious Competition!
- iOS 6: Apps requests permission to access personal data
- iOS 6 restricts apps from stealing your contact data
- Vizio (a TV company) launches Laptops & All-in-One PCs
- Nokia’s mounting problems haunt Microsoft
- Nokia Cutting at least 10,000 More Jobs
- Motorola Solutions snatching up Psion
- Surprise: Microsoft Building Own Tablet soon
- Coming: 13′ MacBook Pro w/Retina display
- Microsoft upcoming L.A. Event stirs Windows Tablet Talk
- Oracle-HP settlement talks hit a deadend
- Syncapse snaps up Clickable
- Federal government looking into Data Caps
- Possible MacBook Pro (Retina) has pundits raving for joy
- Lamborghini’s ridicously expensive Android tablet
- Apple+Facebook relationship is established in iOS 6
- iPhone 4 ans 4S might lack some iOS 6 features, Facetime
- Apple Killing Ping in upcoming iTunes Releases
- Acer releasing 10″ ICS tablet with Full HD display soon
- RIM CEOs get paid hefty $12 million for weak outcomes
- Yahoo interim CEO Levinshon puts Dave Dibble in charge of tech
That’s enough to make you think and to keep you interested, for more news Bits and Bytes check back here ocassionally throughout the week or suscribe to our RSS feed. We are here to keep you informed and happy.
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- Apple’s WWDC soon iOS 6 & a new MacBook Pro expected
- WWDC rumors:
- 15″ MacBook Pro, 2 MacBook Airs w/ Retina, new iMac
- “Do Not Disturb” feature rumored for iOS 6 (Mountain Lion)
- Apple refreshing all Mac models with Retina Display
- Oracle Ordered to Pay Google’s Legal Costs in legal loss
- Microsoft looking hard at Android options and openings
- Kindle Fire off to a slow start in domestic Tablet Market
- 35 New Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks expected in next 30 Days
- Paypal working In-Store Paypal offline Payments
- Apple iPad Mini and iPhone 5 expected in the Fall
- Lenovo Launching 40 New Smartphones In 6 Months
- Android platform growth stalls over past 4 months, iOS grows
- Siri coming to the iPad via iOS 6
- ABI Survey says: 2 of 3 tablets are Apple iPads
- Google snaps up Quickoffice to make Google Docs native
- $799 Sony VAIO T13 Ultrabook coming to USA
- Flashback Malware was a red flag warning for Apple
- ‘Tinba’ Bank Trojan found digging into Browsers Stealing Logins
- Ransomware Scam: Accuses Viewing Child Porn, Pay Up!
- Facebook ceases Chrome recommendation, now urges Opera
More to come check back here real soon!
Usually there is very little happening on the weekend to merit attention or mention but this doesn’t seem to be a typical weekend.
- “Everyday is Mother’s Day”, All the best to all Moms
- Yahoo CEO Thompson stepping down for “Personal Reasons”
- Company says “Thompson parts ways fFOR CAUSE”
- Ross Levinshon Yahoo’s new intirim CEO
- Panasonic reports record 2012 loss
- Adobe reverses decision on paid CS6 upgrade
- Apple rumored dumping Google Maps for proprietary development
- Facebook App Center possibly launching in weeks
- FBI: Malicious hotel hotspots installing malware
- Samsung Galaxy S III launched ahead of CTIA
Another absolutely beautiful Friday here in Cali with a unique moon expected. Here we offer up another horde of interesting news bits and briefs to catch up on. No major theme emerges except for things in Samsung’s world. It was clearly Samsung’s week and it is just as clear that Samsumg really does belive that flooding the smartphone market with product is a valid competitive strategy and they plan to exploit it. Other once-major players like RIM, Dell, Nokia and Microsoft are attempting to thrive and survive by redefining themselves and their business models.
Here is the list of tech news bits that caught our attention this past week.
- Oracle and Yahoo case goes to a stuck jury. Verdict still pending
- Yahoo CEO facing charges of submitting a False Resume
- Samsung Galaxy S III to bundle in 50GB Of Dropbox Storage
- LG Optimus LTE2 debuts
- Successful Samsung Galaxy S III launch event
- Arrianna Huffington’s Role reduced at AOL
- LinkedIn Beat Earnings investors jubilent stock at All-Time High
- LinkedIn in acquistion mood buying up SlideShare for $119M
- New Trend: App Interaction (Facebook Action links)
- iPad pulls down over 68% share of the tablet market
- Samsung Galaxy S III S-Voice takes on iPhone’s Siri
- Zuckerberg Will retain Control of Facebook after IPO
- Nokia considering move from Microsoft over to Android platform
- Nokia also suing HTC, RIM, and Viewsonic for patent violations
- LG staying put, sticking with Microsoft
- RIM unveils new prototype
- RIM fesses Up To spurring Fake Apple Protest in Australia
- Target considering ceasation of Amazon Kindle Sales
- Sony promoting new Vaio T Series Ultrabooks
- Microsoft junking Windows Live brand for cloud services approach
- George Zimmerman’s Old MySpace reveals Racist Tirade
- Social Media Day is on June 30, 2012, events planned
- Google possibly facing fines in the millions over Safari privacy snafu
- Yankee Closer Mariano Rivera’s possible career closing ACL injury
Now that you’ve survived the tricks and treats of April 1 it this is a good time to get back to the ever-changing truth of things in technology. Bits and Bytes this week do not fall into any particular theme but are scattered widely across the whole tech ecosystem. If any rise heads above the muck and mire it surely must be the mounting persistence and prevalence of patent suits and an increase in competitive attacks disguised as unsubstantiated rumors.
Let’s get down to it:
Bits & Bytes Friday 4.6.12
- Flashback OSX trojan concerns the Mac world
- Google innovates Eyewear with Project Glass
- Auto Innovator Ferdinand Porsche passes
- Comscore: Android has 50% of US market
- Philadelphia schools may get $35 Indian “Aakash” tablet
- Is Apple really at war with Android? Maybe
- Yahoo Lays Off 2,000 Employees — 14 % of Workforce
- HP Lab’s leader Prith Banerjee leaving
- Rumor: iPhone 5 going into production?
- Is RIM to ceding consumer markets? Maybe, maybe not!
- RIM launching BlackBerry Mobile Fusion (for businesses)
- Point of Discussion: Can RIM Make a Comeback?
- Massive VISA, MasterCard Breach reported
- Facebook goes after Google with new search functions
- Nokia Lumia 900 launching TODAY in NYC
- Barnes and Noble NOOK Audio coming soon
- MetroPCS’s New $70 LTE Plan (Throttling-Free)
- Facebook Striking Back at Yahoo With Patent Claims
- Google v. Oracle Patent Case going to Trial
- New HTC One X starting to gain traction
- iPad tops Consumer Report”s tablet list
- ESER presents $50 Android tablet
- HP’s Envy Spectre 14 Ultrabook is cool
- iPhone Outsells All Smartphones at Sprint & AT&T
- Dell buys Wyse Technology to get Cloud Patents
- Apple, DoJ May Settle re: Ebook Pricing
- Hyundai A7 Android 4.0 ICS tablet $110
- LivingSocial kills Instant deals
- Rumor: Siri to MacBook Pro by summer 2012
- iPhone market is red hot in Japan
- New HTC One S possibly to T-Mobile by 4.22