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Snapchat Inc. Valued at $10bn by Kleiner Perkins

by Ranjan Yadavon August 28, 2014
Snapchat, a photo messaging application founded by Stanford grads, Evan Spiegel and Jonathan May in 2011, has received a valuation of $10bn. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has agreed to invest in the fast-growing instant message service. Kleiner Perkins has put Snapchat among most valuable start-ups. Snapchat first launched in July 2011 with the name Picaboo […]
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Amazon Acquiring Twitch for Over $1 Billion

by Ranjan Yadavon August 27, 2014
Amazon, the Seattle, Washington based international e-commerce and online retailer, has confirmed acquiring Twitch, a live streaming video gaming platform, for $970 million in cash. Amazon’s recent quarterly report states that it had around $5.06 billion in cash and equivalents at the end of the period. Amazon is poised to spend around 20 percent of […]

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Amazon Prime Air: Post FAA Setback, May Opt Indian Liftoff

by Ranjan Yadavon August 21, 2014
Amazon Prime Air, the e-commerce biggie’s research project aimed to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less via unmanned drones is shaping up despite FAA’s setback. The FAA’s anti-Prime Air approach this June led Amazon’s plans grounded. It banned package-delivering drones using lingo meant at Amazon’s Prime Air program directly. New key Hires in July included […]
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Xbox One to get Early Access Gaming, ReddX

by Ranjan Yadavon August 20, 2014
Xbox One game console by Microsoft is witnessing a considerable spin around beyond usual updates. Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer recently signaled at Gamescom that Steam’s massively popular Early Access program is likely to come to Xbox One. It enables developers to release games still in development and also allows gamer’s to participate in the development […]

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HTC One Windows Version Begins New Smartphone Blitz

by Nino Marchettion August 19, 2014
The late summer rush of new next generation smartphones kicked into high gear today with the lead off debut of the HTC One (M8) on the Windows mobile platform. The phone will exclusively be available through Verizon Wireless for a promotional price of around $100 with a new two-year contract for a limited time or around $30 per month […]
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NOKIA: What next after selling devices business?

by Ranjan Yadavon August 14, 2014
Nokia Oyj, Espoo, Finland based mobile giant, began its business in 1865 as a paper manufacturer, ventured into tires in 1898, later turned an electricity supplier in 1910, and started its own radio business in 1963. Nokia closed the deal of selling its devices business to Microsoft in April, 2014 and will now be known […]

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KILL SWITCH 2015: The Remote Disabling of Smartphones

by Ranjan Yadavon August 12, 2014
“Kill Switch”, meant to remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data is set to be a standard in 2015 in the US. This kill switch enabling pledge is supported by mobile world’s major market players like Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft. The major cellular carriers in the US viz. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular, have also signed to this voluntary […]
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The Xbox One runs on Windows 8

by Ryan Burgesson April 21, 2014
Whilst many thought the Xbox One ran just 2 OS’ with a switcher for the two it is now been revealed that the Xbox One in fact runs 3 different operating systems. It was found that the Xbox One contains a fully fledged Windows 8, a stripped down Windows 8 and a host OS. The […]
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Amazing Spiderman 2 ‘delayed indefinitely’ on Xbox One

by Ryan Burgesson April 17, 2014
Activision today has told MCV that Amazing Spiderman 2 has been delayed until further notice on Microsoft’s Xbox One. Activision said: We want to inform you that we are revising our release plans for ASM2 on Xbox One, When and whether ASM2 is released on Xbox One is TBD. This is very strange and I […]

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Titanfall Xbox 360 boosts sales 220% in the UK

by Ryan Burgesson April 14, 2014
The previous generation crowd are making their voices heard as Titanfall on the Xbox 360 has boosted Titanfall’s sales 220% pushing it back to the top of the UK charts. 70% of the units sold were on the Xbox 360 and it just goes to show that Titanfall wasn’t quite the system seller many thought […]
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Trials Fusion to run at 1080p on PS4 and 900p on Xbox One

by Ryan Burgesson April 12, 2014
Ubisoft’s Trials Fusion has been revealed to run at different resolutions on each console and of course it is the PS4 that has won out. This can not keep happening to Microsoft everytime news like this appears it really shows the gulf in hardware power and shows up their much more expensive console. Of course […]

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DirectX 12 is coming to Xbox One

by Ryan Burgesson April 8, 2014
It was revealed at the GDC that DirectX 12 would be coming to Xbox One and now we have some details on what exactly DX12 will bring to the table for Microsoft. Stardock CEO Brad Wardell had this to say on Neowin about the updated API: The results are spectacular. Not just in theory but […]
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Microsoft are considering Xbox 360 emulation for the Xbox One

by Ryan Burgesson April 7, 2014
In an interview at the Microsoft Build Developer Conference, development lead Fred Savage explained the difficulties behind a 360 emulator on the Xbox One. Fred Savage said: There are, but we’re not done thinking them through yet, unfortunately, It turns out to be hard to emulate the PowerPC stuff on the X86 stuff. So there’s […]

 
 
 
 

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