Consumer Electronics


US stock photo agency Shutterstock to acquire WebDAM

New York, US-based stock photography agency Shutterstock is acquiring San Mateo, California-based digital asset management software maker WebDAM for an undisclosed amount to widen its market reach.

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Ellen's Selfie at the Oscars

Samsung donates $3M to Ellen DeGeneres chosen charities because Oscar selfie retweeted photo success

Samsung will be $1.5 million each to two charities chosen by host Ellen DeGeneres after getting pleased with the results of her popular selfie taken with Samsung's Galaxy Note, TechCrunch reported.

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Apple CarPlay

Apple launches CarPlay feature for in-car iPhone use

Cupertino, US-based tech giant Apple launched its new CarPlay feature for safer in-car iPhone use, which will be integrated first into Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo vehicles.

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Scottish tech firm Dukosi secures £320,000 from Par Equity venture capital and Scottish Investment Bank

Dukosi, the Scottish technology firm that developed the Electric Vehicle Optimization Integrated Circuit, secured £320,000 to help finance the commercial roll out of its smart chip geared towards electric vehicles, the Herald Scotland reported.

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Acoustic Stream

UK's Acoustic Stream launches $50K crowdfunding campaign for guitarist's wireless recording gadget

Penzance, UK-based firm Acoustic Stream launched a $50,000 crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter to develop a 4-in-1 device that allows guitarists to tune their guitar, and record, stream, and share their performances to the world.

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Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York

Apple CEO promises new products, says Apple TV no longer a 'hobby'

Apple Inc sold more than $1 billion of Apple TV set-top boxes in 2013 and is investing heavily in the next generation of products, Chief Executive Tim Cook said at the company's annual meeting on Friday.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook takes solid stance for the environment

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook did not take too kindly on the suggestion of a shareholder to abandon its environmental causes that don't add to the company's profits, CNET reported.

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Apple's Tim Cook says TV division posts $1B revenue in 2013

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook told investors that its television business sold more than $1 billion TV set-top boxes last year, the Financial Times reported.

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Electronic cigarette maker NJOY gets $70M in private funding round

E-cig maker NJOY secured $70 million from Brookside Capital and Morgan Stanley Investment Management in a private round, The New York Times The Dealook reported.

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InteraXon CEO denies rumors of Google acquisition offer

Ariel Garten, the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of InteraXon, belied rumors that Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin made her an offer to purchase the startup.

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Apple iPhone fingerprint scanner

Apple to release improved Touch ID fingerprint recognition feature

California, US-based electronics giant Apple is currently working on a software update that will improve the fingerprint recognition ability of its Touch ID system, based on a report by AppleInsider citing a source familiar with the situation.

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US-based fitness monitor Moov attains $40K crowdfunding target in 90 minutes

California, US-based next generation fitness tracking device Moov attained its $40,000 target within just 90 minutes and will begin shipping the pre-ordered product by summer this year.

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Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft mulls over launching free version of Windows 8.1

Redmond, US-based tech giant Microsoft is mulling over launching a free version of the Windows 8.1 OS (operating system) or selling it for a very low price, according to a report by The Verge.

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Sony Corp

Sony said to divest former Tokyo headquarters

Citing a source, The Wall Street Journal blog Digits reported that embattled Japanese technology giant Sony has plans of selling its former headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

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Best Buy

Best Buy dedicates space for Samsung products in store-within-store concept

If you want to get a Samsung gadget, head to best buy. Nearly every Best Buy store has a space for Samsung products in its store-within-a-store concept, TechCrunch reported.

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