Ubuntu switches back to GNOME desktop. Canonical will focus on Cloud and IoT instead of Phones.

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution has announced that it is stopping the development of Unity8 desktop, and will be bringing back the GNOME desktop for Ubuntu. And, Canonical had decided to end its investment in the phone business. Instead, Canonical is going to focus on the cloud and IoT. The most of … Continue reading “Ubuntu switches back to GNOME desktop. Canonical will focus on Cloud and IoT instead of Phones.”

Google announced a new parent company Alphabet

Google Inc. announced plans to create a new public holding company, Alphabet Inc., and a new operating structure to increase management scale and focus on its consolidated businesses. Under the new operating structure, its main Google business will include search, ads, maps, apps, YouTube and Android and the related technical infrastructure (the “Google business”). Businesses … Continue reading “Google announced a new parent company Alphabet”

Taiwan fines Apple for dictating iPhone price to local carriers

Apple has been fined $670K by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) for Interfering with Local Distributors’ iPhone-Pricing Plans. First time Apple has been fined for such practices. Although Apple can appeal against the fine, it could face a fine of up to $1.6 million if it does not meet the terms. In a statement FTC … Continue reading “Taiwan fines Apple for dictating iPhone price to local carriers”

Apple Buys the Social Media Analytics Firm “Topsy”

Apple has decided to buy the Social Media Analytics Firm Topsy Labs. Topsy Labs is a social search and analytics company based in San Francisco, California. The company is a certified Twitter partner and maintains a comprehensive index of tweets, numbering in hundreds of billions, starting from launching of Twitter in 2006 . Topsy makes … Continue reading “Apple Buys the Social Media Analytics Firm “Topsy””