Apple acquires Beats Audio, now what?

Beats Audio

All those rumors were true, Apple went for Beats Audio and got it for $3 billion, which is $200 million less than what was previously suggested. Of the complete sum, $400 million of that amount will vest over time. And as part of the deal, Beats Audio’s co-founders, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, will be…

Google acquires Divide to make Android more secure

Google acquires Divide to make Android more secure

As part of its enterprise play to bring Android to places it hasn’t been before, Google is acquiring Divide — former Enterproid — to make its mobile platform more secure. Backed by venture arms of Google, Comcast and Qualcomm – Divide relies on containers to keep part of user’s data securely stored on a device,…

PayPal now Accepted on the Google Play Store

paypal

Google has finally added PayPal support to the Google Play Store, allowing users to make purchases easily with their PayPal balances. That includes Play Store offerings such as apps, songs, movies, TV shows and even in-app purchases can be made with PayPal. The feature is available in twelve countries, three of them being the U.S.,…

Samsung head of mobile design Chang Dong-hoon resigns only to head-up the company’s design center

Samsung head of mobile design Chang Dong-hoon resigns only to head-up the company's design center

Samsung’s head of mobile design, Chang Dong-hoon, has resigned following criticism over the Galaxy S5 design. While Sammy’s latest flagship looks great, it falls behind the competition (Sony and HTC) which are now using more premium materials for their high-end phones, rather than plastic. Chang will remain active within Samsung and will now head up…

Nokia to invest $100 million in connected cars market

Nokia to invest $100 million in connected cars market

Now that it’s “lost” its Devices division to Microsoft, Nokia is looking elsewhere for business. And it wants to explore other growing markets, like connected cars. To that end, the Finns are launching a $100 million venture fund to invest in auto technology companies across the globe. They are looking for promising startups and auto…

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