updated - May 27, 2020 Wednesday EDT
Rising Chinese device maker Xiaomi surged past better known brands to assume the number two spot of the biggest wearable makers in the world. Xiaomi’s 2.8 million ship outs in the first quarter of 2015 bested that of Samsung’s 0.6 million units, the latest data showed.
T-Mobile and Dish Network Corp. are close to reaching a merger deal that would combine the companies’ total market capitalization of over $60 billion. The terms and conditions of the marriage remain undetermined but the respective slots that top executive of both firms appear to have been agreed upon.
U.S. aviation giant Boeing has commenced the manufacture of the first 737 MAX commercial plane at its Renton, Washington production facilities. Around 2700 units of the aircraft model have been ordered and Boeing said that it is right on schedule.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook is claiming that companies likes Facebook and Google are using their free online service to monetize on the private data of users. His company will never take on the same path, Cook said.
Facebook has added another layer of protection to the privacy of its billion-strong members. The social networking giant announced that starting this week, emails it will send to users will be encrypted by OpenPGP or Pretty Good Privacy standard.
South Korea is becoming the dominant player in the global effort to develop commercially viable renewable energy sources. The Asian country hopes to produce a minimum of 1000 units of hydrogen-powered vehicles, including the supporting infrastructures, by 2020.
Nintendo is gunning big this 2015 as the Japanese game titan revealed this week the new game titles that the company hopes will position it to growth trajectory. Heading the pack is the popular Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure that will debut in time for the E3 2015.
The U.S. city of Phoenix is suing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the airplane noise troubling the area since late 2014. City officials and residents are blaming the FAA for the disturbance.
Moving around inside the Google universe is made straightforward with the launch of a new tinkering hub called My Account. In it, users can define and reconfigure the behaviour of the numerous Google products and services to their likings.
The swelling ranks of the planet’s mega billionaires committing to ‘The Giving Pledge’ initiative set up by Bill Gates has a new member. Turkish-born Hamdi Ulukaya has announced that around half of his estimated $1.41 billion wealth will be earmarked for charity works.
Greece is nearing financial collapse and the country’s leaders are searching for political solution to stave off bankruptcy. While most of Europe and its creditors are standing firm on demands for fiscal reform, Athens, luckily has found an ally in the United States.
Google dreams of coming up very soon with an interactive garment that mimics the basic functions of a smartphone. The tech giant is teaming up with iconic jeans maker Levi Strauss for an ambitious initiative called Project Jacquard.
A U.S. recycling firm sold an on Apple I computer that was recently donated by an unidentified woman. The machine was part of the first batch of computers assembled by Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and a collector bought it for $200,000.
Giant chipmaker Intel is close into finalizing a deal with smaller industry player Altera. Reports are saying that the two companies are in the last leg of negotiations that could see $15 billion changing hands soon.