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Remember last month when Bloomberg first broke the story that Apple is planning a smaller iPad designed to compete with tablets from Google and Amazon? Well, AllThingsD got an independent confirmation that the company does in fact plan to unveil a smaller and cheaper tablet dubbed the iPad Mini at a special event sometime in October.
I’m guessing $299.99 is going to be their price point.
It’s only been a few months since Google dropped $12.5 billion in cash to acquire Motorola Mobility but that isn’t stopping them from making big changes. The company announced this morning that it intends to reduce the Motorola workforce by 20%. That’s 4,000 jobs.
It’s all business, of course. But it’s still a lot of people on the unemployment lines worldwide.
Looking for a new tablet? You may want to consider an Android based Nook from Barnes & Noble. They just slashed their prices to compete with Google and Amazon.
- The 16GB model is now $199, down from $249.
- The 8GB model has dropped to $179 from $199.
- The Nook Color is now $149, down from $169.
They aren’t the fastest or the prettiest tablets out there today – but they’re damn cheap!
Google just announced plans to update their search algorithms next week to penalize search rankings of sites flagged for repeated copyright infringement. While the intention is good, this isn’t going to end well for Google. It’s only going to take one or two highly publicized incidents where someone is wrongfully punished to generate another public relations nightmare.
It was a month ago yesterday that an anonymous source first told the Associated Press that Google would pay a $22.5 million fine to the Federal Trade Commission - the biggest fine in its history – for intentionally circumventing privacy functions in the iOS version of Safari.
Today, it’s official. So much for their old, “Do no evil,” motto.
Apple is removing the YouTube app from iOS 6 because the company’s license to include the YouTube app in iOS is ending, the company told The Verge today.
iOS users can obviously still use YouTube in the Safari browser and the Google app team is working on a new app to be featured on the App Store. It just won’t come pre-installed going forward, which you’ll know is a blessing if you’ve ever tried to use the current version.
Google put the world of Internet service providers on notice today with the unveiling of its new Google Fiber service, which provides customers with 1Gbps Internet access. The service is set to launch this fall in Kansas City, Missouri. Installation will cost $300 but beyond that the monthly cost for service is a mere $70. That includes 1TB of Google Drive storage and TV.
Google has a $10 pre-registration website where residents can declare interest. Once “40 to 80″ people have signed signed up for what Google is calling a Fiberhood, they’ll make plans to set up service in that area. You have to pre-register by September 9th, so act fast!
Google has temporarily suspended sales of the 16GB version of their new Nexus 7 tablet to allow them time to catch up with unexpected and overwhelming demand. It’s unclear how long it will be before Google will resume taking orders, however the 8GB version is still in stock.
Fortunately, we got our orders in early. (Yes, we intend to give one away soon.)
Microsoft posted its first quarterly loss in the company’s history yesterday to the tune of $6.2 billion. The loss is almost entirely because of the tech giant’s buyout of aQuantive, an online ad service that Microsoft had hoped would put them in a position to compete with Google.
Considering that they’re on the verge of launching Windows 8, the new Surface tablet, and a new Xbox console at some point in the near future, however, there’s no cause for concern.
Further demonstrating that the company’s management has absolutely zero concept of how to run a business, Yahoo is reportedly giving former Google executive Marissa Mayer a pay package worth a jaw-dropping $100 million over the next five years.
Mayer, 37, announced this week that she and her husband are expecting their first child. That kid is going to live a very cushy life thanks to Yahoo’s desperate attempt to remain relevant.