It was confirmed by Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam that Verizon is interested in acquiring Yahoo. The Internet search company had difficult times in the past years as many other companies had their market share in the online and mobile business. This promts Yahoo to reconstruct its business including cutting jobs.
Vivo, the trade name of Telefonica Brasil prepared a strategy in the worsening economy. The strategy is expected to increase sales and efficiency.
Vodacom Group Ltd has recorded 8.7 percent growth in third quarter revenues. The South Africa-based mobile phone company is focusing on subscribers and high-speed network expansion. Vodafone is expanding internet services and strengthening its network amid rising domestic competition.
S&P rating service on Tuesday downgraded Sprint credit to B, citing a challenging environment for the wireless industry. Morningstar and Moody have also demoted Spring credit rating.
Mophie, the famous battery cases maker, is acquired by Zagg, its competitor in mobile accessories. The acquisition is believed to bring more benefits for both parties, as to be the best in class product development, as well as to obtain more financial profits.
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) concluded the study based on 27 factors that bring both positive and negative impact towards global innovation. The study involved 56 countries, whereas China stood at the 44th rank, Thailand the 53rd, followed by India. ITIF also noted that supporting global innovation is crucial for countries' economic growth.
Mozilla has introduced a new version of its browser on Tuesday that allows push notifications even from unloaded sites. The new feature is super useful for websites like email, weather, social networks and shopping, which are usually frequently browsed for updates. This saves battery life and system resources. Through introducing the updated browser, Mozilla also keeps its earlier commitments, pledged along with other browser makers, for dropping RC4 support in 2016.
Apple is all set to build its first iOS development center in Europe. With Italy's Naples as the chosen location, the world's largest app seller plans to provide opportunities to the students of the country to join the world's most enviable app ecosystem. Apple will help the teachers draw up a special curriculum to facilitate this process. Europe is already reaping the benefits as its developers have earned a total of $11.1 billion from sale of Apple apps. Now, with its move into Italy, the country is already looking at 75,000 job opportunities.
E.F. Greenberg, representing other investors, sued Viacom, CBS, and some of their executives for prioritizing the interest of its 92-year-old executive chairman, Sumner Redstone, more than its shareholders.
Vodafone Group is confident that as soon as 5G wave hits the world in 2020, Australia will be among the first few countries to adopt this new-age technology. The mobile operator's priority goals include customer satisfaction and customized plans, along with 5G launch. A 5G-friendly Australia will be seen as a super-speedy service that should eliminate all video buffering and enable super-fast downloads.
Motorola has unveiled its Moto G3 smart phone in July 2015 and now released in the market. The concept for making budget conscious smart phones has been attracted by other mobile giants including its mother concern, Lenovo. Lenovo expects to grab the budget phone market shortly with its self developed similar products.
WhatsApp ditched its $1 annual subscription fee and instead will look for other means of income to pay the service to contact consumers.
Apple has won a court verdict regarding trade banning on certain older Samsung handsets. The verdict has been appeared as a long cherished Apple appeal. But since the matter relates to smart phones, so industry insiders prefer for negotiation instead of imposing court injunctions. This is because of the fact smart phones require others’ features to include on payment basis for continuous development of products to sustain in the competitive market.
Amazon has recently updated its Echo Smart speaker. The added features include playing Jeopardy through voice commands. This trigger word makes the artificially intelligent in built smart speaker to respond and get engaged with question- answer phrases. The updated Echo smart speaker will be charged through docked stations instead of traditional plugging in system round the clock.
Apple is possibly going to bid farewell to the headphone sockets in its new models of iPhone 7/ iPhone 7 plus/ iPhone 6C. This process will make the phone even thinner than normal, while Wolfson Microelectronics will remove background noise during listening to music and making phone calls. But all the changes, Apple is rumored to adopt, are features borrowed from market rivals.
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