Apple on Monday, confirmed that it had bought Topsy Labs, a research company that could help Apple better understand what people are talking about on social media networks like Twitter.
Topsy focuses on analyzing the half a billion messages sent over Twitter every day. The company has indexed every tweet ever sent and has made them searchable, much like Google does for the web. The company also helps clients analyze tweets for various business trends.
It is not clear the purpose of Apple a hardware company buying Topsy.
The drone, as constructed today, looks like a barbecue grill, attached with eight propellers and a basket to it and will be used to deliver small items to people’s houses. He envisions this drone delivery as easy as a milkman delivering milk like the old days.
Mr. Bezos announced this on CBS’ 60 Minutes program. Though the news was the talk of watercoolers everywhere, it seems like Mr. Bezos had another… Read More
China Mobile will finally be the first carrier to offer 4G LTE in China on Dec. 18, followed by China Unicom and China Telecom, the country’s other two major carriers, according to Xinhua.
The launch of 4G in China is good news for Apple because the company can start offering their latest iPhone models compatible with TD-LTE, the 4G standard used by China Mobile. The timing couldn’t be any better because in September, after years of negotiations, Apple secured the final government license needed to run the iPhone on China Mobile’s proprietary… Read More
Stan Shih, the founder of Acer, was named chairman of the computer maker. Mr. Shih returns to lead Acer, after several years of hard times.
Stan Shih, co-founded the company in 1976. He is among several founders who have left and returned, including Steven P. Jobs at Apple and Michael Dell of Dell.
Mr Shih has a huge challenge ahead of him. PC sales, Acer’s main line of business, are slumping as people turn to smartphones and tablets. As this consumer trend is happening, Acer is having a difficult time adjusting. The… Read More
Umeng, a Chinese analytics provider startup, confirmed that it was acquired by Alibaba.
The young startup has collected data from 180,000 apps and 590 million active devices throughout China. Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant reportedly on on the verge of going public, now has another e-commerce business under it.
Both companies did not disclose the value of the deal. However, it was rumored back in the spring to be worth $70 to $80 million. The startup was part of Kai-Fu Lee’s Innovation Works incubation program and was infused with $10… Read More
Two large online travel agencies have hired India’s top celebrities to be their pitchmen.
Musafir.com, the online travel agency based in the United Arab Emirates, last month announced it hired Mr. Tendulkar, India’s most revered athlete and one of the most recognizable faces on the subcontinent, as its “brand ambassador.”
Sachin Tendulkar, swung his final cricket bat on Friday ahead of one of the most watched and talked-about retirements from athletics in India. He will now trade in his cricket uniform for a red turban and a fake mustache and a career in… Read More
Medic Mobile, the non-profit tech company, has an ambitious goal; to bring healthcare to the developing world where it healthcare is almost nonexistent. By working with community health workers in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia and equipping them with $10 cellphones. This hub-and-spoke model of health care potentially could revolutionize the way millions of people get well.
Healthcare in the developing world is not as advanced and as connecting then developed countries. Every year, one million babies die on the day they're born, many of them in developing to third world countries.… Read More
China set an online sales record for its online shopping day November 11. Alibaba, China’s biggest online shopping company, said it processed more than $5.75 billion in its online payments system — a record for a single day, not just in China but anywhere in the world. This number easily surpasses Cyber Monday in the United States.
November 11 used to be the unoffical day where single men in China lament about their single status with a drink. The so-called Singles’ Day, symbolized by the four lonely 1s of 11/11, five years ago was… Read More
Ad agencies face more competition today than ever before. As more and more channels rise, and consumers find their voice, the modern ad agency needs tools to compete. Unfortunately, tools can be just as much distraction as aid. For this reason, we suggest using tools that meet core business functions using a simple interface. The following 3 are some of our favorites.1. PipelineDealsThis simple CRM tool makes it relatively easy to nurture relationships with your customers, without the incredible bloat and training necessary to make a tool like Salesforce work. Modern ad agencies will have a very difficult… Read More
Could Apple be following Samsung when it comes to innovation? Reports have surfaced that Apple is developing iPhones with curved-glass screens and enhanced sensors that detect different levels of pressure.
According to Bloomberg, two models — one with screen of 4.7 inches and another with a screen of 5.5 inches —are in the works, and both would use glass that curves downward at the edges.
The two models would rival Samsung's Galaxy Note 3, which boasts a 5.7-inch screen. The second model is also significantly bigger… Read More
Looks like the mystery (sort of) has been solved on the mysterious barges floating near San Francisco and Portland, Me.
In a statement, Google says it is exploring using two large barges on the east and west coasts as interactive learning centers. The barges, four stories tall and made of shipping containers, were hiding in plain sight until last month, when a Cnet reporter its connection to Google.
At first speculation was rampant, anywhere from floating data centers, traveling Google Glass stores or showrooms with party decks.… Read More
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