Category:  Industry News

By Trevor Sheridan, March 17, 2015 Comments Off on Nintendo To Release iOS Games Thanks To Partnership With DeNA Industry News, Upcoming Apps

Nintendo has made some of the best games over the past few decades. Those games have only been for Nintendo devices though, and Nintendo has been extremely hesitant to change that. Today, Nintendo has announced a new partnership with DeNA to release games on smart devices, including iPhone and iPad. It’s a surprise move to… Read More »

By Noah Cosimano-White, July 28, 2014 Comments Off on U.S. House of Representatives Passes Smartphone Unlocking Bill Industry News

Friday, the United States House of Representative passed a law bringing us one step closer to being allowed to legally unlock our iPhones. The House is following in the footsteps of the Senate, which also passed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act on July 15th. Both the Senate and the House unanimous consented to… Read More »

By Noah Cosimano-White, April 2, 2014 Comments Off on Amazon Introduces Amazon Fire TV, Their Own TV Box Accessories, Industry News, Off-Beat

Yes, amazon has been in the news a lot lately, and they’re at it again. Earlier today, Amazon announced its own TV set-top box which will compete with the Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku. The Amazon Fire TV has a quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM compared to the Apple TV’s single core processor and 512MB… Read More »

By Trevor Sheridan, March 17, 2014 Comments Off on Microsoft To Launch Office For iPad On March 27th With Special Event? App Store News, Industry News

Office for iPad has been a long running rumor that has been going on long enough to seem like it would never happen. It seems that it’s finally becoming a reality as The Verge is reporting Microsoft will host a special event on March 27th to introduce Office for iPad. It will include the typical suite… Read More »

By Trevor Sheridan, February 19, 2014 Comments Off on Facebook To Buy WhatsApp Messenger For $16 Billion App News, Industry News

WhatsApp is an extremely popular messaging app across multiple platforms that serves up over 10 billion messages a day. Today, Facebook has acquired WhatsApp for $16 billion, and it’s official with a filing with the SEC. The purchase breaks down as $4 billion in cash, and $12 billion in Facebook stock with a potential $3… Read More »

By Noah Cosimano-White, February 6, 2014 Comments Off on Pebble Launches Its Own Appstore For Their Smart Watch App News, Industry News

Yesterday, Pebble launched their own dedicated appstore for their line of smart watches. Announced back in December, the store will be similar to other developer to consumer application marketplaces like Apple’s App Store and Google’s Google Play Store. You could always download third party applications and watchfaces for the Pebble smartwatches, but you had to… Read More »

By Daniel Mason, January 29, 2014 Comments Off on Google Sells Motorola Mobility For 1/4th Of What They Paid Industry News

On August 15th 2011, Google acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Today, on January 29th 2014, Google sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. In essence, Google sold Motorola Mobility for a little less than a quarter of what they paid for it, less than three years ago. In 2011, Goggle’s official press release… Read More »

By Daniel Mason, January 13, 2014 Comments Off on Google Acquires Nest For $3.2 Billion, The Cost Of A Smart Home Industry News

Nest has been an inspiring company since it launched its intelligent thermostat. The company was co-founded by iPod co-creator Tony Fadell, and provided a whole new way to look at home appliances. The Nest Thermostat is a brilliant piece of tech that provides a dial based thermostat to spin in the degrees, and it includes… Read More »

By Daniel Mason, October 8, 2013 Comments Off on Nest Protect – New Smoke Alarm From Intelligent Thermostat Creators Industry News

The Nest is an intelligent, and slickly designed thermostat from a company founded by the creator of the iPod, Tony Fadell. The Nest thermostat automatically figures out a schedule for heating and air conditioning, and controls can be accessed via an accompanying iOS app. You control the thermostat via a spin wheel, and it’s a… Read More »

By Daniel Mason, September 25, 2013 Comments Off on Amazon Announces Kindle Fire HDX, Microsoft Reveals Surface 2 Industry News

We’re all waiting on new iPads, expected to be unveiled in October, but in the mean time competitors are unveiling their new offerings for the holiday quarter. This morning, Amazon announced the third generation of their Kindle Fire line, denoted HDX. There are two main versions with the “7” & 8.9”, and they both offer… Read More »