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  • 99.6 percent of smartphones sold in Q4 2016 run Android or iOS

    20.02.2017

    The two big names of smartphone software creators now have almost the entire market to themselves. The operational systems of Apple and Android have been continuously increasing their market shares and have kept doing so in the last months of 2016, the new Gartner report reveals – the two companies accounted for 99.6 percent of all sold devices.

  • Samsung Vice Chairman and „De Facto Leader“ Arrested

    20.02.2017

    Samsung’s Lee Jae-yong, which has basically been running the company since 2014, was arrested Friday last week on bribery charges. According to the New York Times, Jae-yong is accused of paying 36 million dollars to a person close to South Korea’s president in return for political favors. The arrest might have consequences for both Samsung and South Korea as a whole.

  • Three new Nokia phones expected at the end of February

    20.02.2017

    HMD Global Oy which now has the rights to the Nokia brand is planning to go big at the Mobile World Congress later this month. According to well-known leaker Evan Blass, the Finnish manufacturer will be presenting four new models, including an homage to the old Nokia 3310, one of the most legendary phones of the brand.

  • Android Wear 2.0 is out, here’s all your smartwatch can now do

    13.02.2017

    Great news for smartwatch fans who use Android Wear – the new version is finally out! This is the biggest update after 2014 when Google’s operational system for smartwatches first launched. From more customization through Google Assistant and not relying on your phone – here’s everything the new software can do:

  • Spotify is getting huge, but its money issues are also growing

    13.02.2017

    According to the BBC, the clock is ticking for Spotify. It might be crazy to think that a company with 100 million subscribers (40 million of those paying) is having money troubles while essentially being the leader in the market of online music streaming. But it seems to be true. And it’s only getting worse.

  • „The whole world is watching Twitter“, but profits are farther than ever

    13.02.2017

    Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey recently said that the whole world is watching the platform. And he’s right. With Donald Trump being followed by probably every news station around the world and supporters and enemies alike flocking to Twitter, the company is adding users. But that’s not translating into money – it never has. And maybe it just can’t at this point.

  • Snapchat, Dropbox, Spotify – 3 tech IPOs to look forward to this year

    06.02.2017

    2017 has been called the year of the tech IPOs (initial public offerings). A lot of tech giants are looking to go public this year - from social network Snapchat through cloud storage Dropbox all the way up to music streaming Spotify. Will they be tops or flops? This might determine not only the future of these companies, but also of their entire industries. Here’s what we know so far:

  • Apple to start making iPhones in Bangalore, India

    06.02.2017

    Apple will be moving a part of its iPhone production to India. As it has apparently become tradition nowadays (I’m looking at you, Donald), the news was made public on Twitter by Priyank Kharge, the Minister of IT of India state Karnataka.

  • Amazon adds 110,000 employees in one year

    06.02.2017

    E-commerce giant Amazon has been displaying a massive growth in employees in the last years and it isn’t showing any signs of stopping. Right now, the company has over 341,000 employees – that number was 30 percent lower last year. Five years ago, there were only 32,000 people working at Amazon.

  • Alphabet revenue shows it’s still after growth, not profit

    30.01.2017

    Alphabet, Google’s relatively new parent company (found in July 2015), just posted its fourth quarter earnings. And while the revenue beat analysts’ expectations, profit per share missed them. But there is a silver lining for Google here – it’s adding employees, making more money off diverse new fields and showing a great growth.

  • Does Amazon have an India Problem?

    30.01.2017

    According to CNN, Amazon is having troubles understanding the culture in India and is making misstep after misstep, despite investing billions into the country. Government officials have voiced their annoyance in public. So what did Amazon do?

  • Wackiest patent of the week: Apple iVape?

    30.01.2017

    Welcome to 2017, the year in which a patent application by Apple got published and the true intention of the company was finally revealed – the iVape. No, seriously. A patent that Apple published last year has now been revealed and it is for a vaporizer.

  • Amazon Dash buttons go online

    23.01.2017

    Remember the Dash Button? Originally revealed in April 2014, everyone thought it was an April joke at first. But it wasn’t – the button which allows you to press it and automatically orders a product via Amazon is a real thing. And now it’s coming to the online world too.

  • Netflix’s quarter marks huge growth, best one in its history

    23.01.2017

    The streaming service Netflix just recorded the best quarter since its creation 19 years ago. The service added an astonishing 7.05 million subscribers, many of them outside of the US. This lead to more profits and a happy stock market. Here’s why it happened:

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 release is approaching fast – here’s what we know

    23.01.2017

    The Galaxy S8 is just around the corner; even the most skeptical rumors put its release date as early as this April. A new leak has revealed new details about Samsung’s long-awaited flagship. Can the company make a strong return after the Note’s inglorious fate? Here are some rumors that indicate just how good the S8 might be:

  • Nintendo Switch price, release and other details revealed

    16.01.2017

    Nintendo has finally released more details on their first console since they last released the Wii U four years ago. The Nintendo Switch, which is a module device that allows for multiple ways of gaming, will be releasing on March 3 for 299 US dollars. Here’s what we know for now and our thoughts on it:

  • Yahoo leftovers to be renamed Altaba as Verizon deals move forward

    16.01.2017

    One of the most-discussed acquisitions in tech is apparently still happening. As a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed last week, Yahoo will be purchased by Verizon. However, a part of the once proud internet giant will stay behind with the name Altaba.

  • WhatsApp “backdoor” is actually an intended feature

    16.01.2017

    Last week on Friday, the Guardian published a report on a “backdoor” in WhatsApp that could allow for messages to be intercepted. Now security researchers and the company itself have explained that this is a known vulnerability and not an intended backdoor for Facebook or the government.