During the course of a recent address at a Deutsche Bank technology conference, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said that Verizon intends continuing with the conventional 'subsidy/contract model' because the company feels that there is a lot of risk in abandoning subsidies.
In a move which marks the first substantial upgrade of Apple's last September-launched iOS software, the company has recently released an updated iOS 7.1 version of its iPhone and iPad operating system. The updated version is now available for download from the Settings app, where the users have to tap 'General' then 'Software Update.'
During the course of his recent address at the South by Southwest (SXSW) event, Google's Android/Chrome SVP Sundar Pichai said that the company has efforts underway to release an Android-based Software Development Kit
(SDK) for wearable devices.
According to reports, Microsoft's plans to retire its Windows XP operating system in April has apparently raised serious concerns in China, largely because the country has been slow to upgrade its computer systems to newer software.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., on Thursday, announced that its current President and Chief Executive Officer America, Jack Tretton, will retire from this role as of 31 March, 2014. Citing no reason for the stepping down of the person crucial to the growth of the Playstation business in America, the company declared that this was a mutual decision.
Bloomberg has revealed in a recent report that two leading consumer privacy groups - The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) - are trying to halt social network Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of instant mobile messaging service WhatsApp.
Social network Facebook revealed in a Thursday announcement that it has efforts underway to launch an "updated look" for the desktop version of News Feed.
On Thursday, Google announced that it is expanding its July 2102-launched Google Cloud Platform Partner Program. In a move which marks the expansion of the channel program for the Google Cloud Platform in both scope and membership, the company has unveiled a new three-tier channel program.
In a Tuesday announcement, virtualization giant VMware revealed that it is pursuing FedRAMP authorization for providing hybrid cloud services to government agencies. In pursuit of the authorization, the company has partnered with Carpathia Hosting, which has vast experience in providing IT services to the US federal government.
According to a Reuters report, Yahoo has plans underway to phase out Facebook and Google IDs over time. In a change which Yahoo will reportedly bring about gradually, Facebook and Google accounts will be blocked from accessing Yahoo services.
Apple's new CarPlay technology is being previewed at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The technology was announced by Apple in June 2013 - it was originally called 'iOS in the Car' technology - when the company said that it has plans underway to increase the compatibility of its iOS mobile operating system with cars.
Tech giant Apple has revealed in a Tuesday statement that the company's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Peter Oppenheimer is stepping down. The disclosure from Apple comes close on the heels of Monday reports that Oppenheimer - who joined Apple in 1996 - will be taking a board position at Goldman Sachs Group.
A Wall Street Journal report has revealed that Roku has recently announced an updated second-generation version of its Roku Streaming Stick --- a media stick which is the size of a flash drive, and connects to the TV.
According to recent reports from CNBC and TechCrunch, social network Facebook is currently in talks with drone-maker Titan Aerospace to work out a possible acquisition deal. The acquisition of Titan Aerospace - manufacturer of solar-powered drones - will accelerate Facebook's efforts in the direction of providing Internet access to remote parts of the world.
At the 2014 Mobile World Congress (MWC) show in Barcelona last week, Sony had a notably strong presence, unveiling its latest handset - the Xperia Z2. While the new Xperia Z2 handset grabbed the headlines for Sony at the MWC, the bigger Xperia Tablet Z2 was probably a sleeping hit for the company.
According to a recent leak from prolific device leaker @evleaks, the forthcoming new version of Samsung's Chromebook device will come with a faux-leather back. An image of the new Samsung Chromebook with a faux-leather back - which is apparently becoming a Samsung trademark - was uploaded by @evleaks some time back.
Tech news site Re/code has revealed in a Sunday report that two top Microsoft executives - Tony Bates and Tami Reller - are leaving the company. The two high-profile departures come within a month of Satya Nadella's February 4 appointment as the new Microsoft CEO.
On Friday, tech giant Apple announced a $25 gift card with the purchase of an Apple TV - a promotion which will run through March 5, 2014. Since promotions and discounts from Apple are extremely rare, the noteworthy gift card deal from the company has triggered rumors that a new version of Apple TV is apparently round the corner.
At Apple's annual meeting held on Friday, the company's CEO Tim Cook revealed that the sales of Apple TV set-top boxes in 2013 had surpassed $1 billion in 2013. Cook also said that Apple is making heavy investments in its next generation of products.
Motorola’s Moto X successor coming “late summer;” Moto G is the company’s most successful handset ever
At its press conference at the 2014 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, Motorola hinted that the successor of its flagship Moto X handset will likely be launched in "late summer."
- Next generation optical disc by Panasonic and Sony
- Pebble launches its App Store on Android smartphones
- Oscar Mayer unveils new ‘Wake Up & Smell the Bacon’ alarm-clock app for iPhone
- Dyson launches a quieter, more efficient bladeless fan
- Samsung reveals new Black Edition models of Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini