Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella has yet to fully function within the company but two executives are already leaving. Biz dev EVP Tony Bates and marketing EVP Tami Reller are believe to believing the software giant for a number of reasons. The company has not confirmed the news yet but it’s somehow expected. Read more
Facebook has recently acquired a New York-based startup called Branch. The company is into multiple social discussion tools and looks like they will be working with the top social network to form the Conversations group for Zuckerberg. No confirmation from either of the party but we heard a $15 million deal. Read more
I don’t like bad news especially in the mobile industry. It breaks my heart that stuff we think will work actually isn’t working. So for those using the Money mobile wallet by O2 in the UK, you have to bid goodbye to it soon. Why, the network is discontinuing the service on March 31 as its last day. It’s said that Money isn’t performing well. This shutdown is somehow expected in the region because competition is really tight. Read more
No doubt the 3D printing has become bigger this year. I know for sure that the technology will become even bigger this year what with the many advancements we’ve seen. And just before 2013 ends, 3D Systems bought something from Xerox. The latter is a company known for industrial copiers and office printers. Read more
We know Steve Ballmer would be replaced as CEO anytime soon but looks like the search for a new CEO will take a while. We’re expected an early 2014 announcement but Board member John Thompson said otherwise.
Ballmer announced his stepping down from the position within 12 months. After that, we’ve heard of a few names come up being considered for the job. We heard about the COO of Qualcomm Steve Mollenkopf and then there’s Stephen Elop of Nokia and Alan Mullaly of Ford too.
We have no idea who will be the rightful successor but we hope that person will help bring Microsoft into a better and brighter future. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Read more
Samsung and Apple may be the top phone manufacturers but other companies are not giving up in releasing their own smartphones and mobile devices. If not, a new company like the OnePlus is ready to introduce new models. Read more
We know that Verizon and T-Mobile recently rolled out LTE coverage in new markets in the US. Sprint follows by adding 70 more to the 300 cities already on its list. Read more
We have yet to hear Microsoft’s official announcement of the incoming CEO. The company is still on the loose, looking for Steve Ballmer’s replacement. Rumor has it that Steve Mollenkopf, COO of Qualcomm, is being considered for the job. Read more
Nokia’s acquisition by Microsoft will soon be finalized as the Indian court allowed the phone manufacturer to sell its Chennai manufacturing unit to the Redmond company. Nokia’s assets were previously frozen because the court says Nokia still owes taxes. Read more
If you think Samsung would have a home court advantage in South Korea, that is not the case as the recent patent saga between Samsung and Apple continues, a Korean court ruled against an Apple sales ban. Samsung also requested for damages for devices in question: iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and the iPad 2. Judge Shim Woo-yong ruled the request in favor of the Cupertino company. Read more