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Google Buys Motorola for $12.5B To Rival Apple iPhone

In a surprising acquisition move, Google Inc. announced it is buying cell phone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for a cool US$12.5 billion in cash. This is Google’s biggest acquisition, easily dwarfs previous biggest deal in 2008 when it purchased DoubleClick for US$3.2 billion. Google will pay a whopping $40 a share for Motorola Mobility, […]

... written on Aug 16 2011

How Did Some Great Companies Get Their Cool Names?

Entrepreneurs and founders have a common problem during their company setup – what shall be their company’s name? It would be a challenge especially during current internet age because the domain name you desire may not be available. From product concept to their pet name, that’s how some of these successful companies get their name. […]

... written on Jul 13 2011

Watch Out China, 25% Of U.S. Hackers Are FBI Informer

Sony has just announced its Next Generation Portable (NGP) at E3, Los Angeles, and it’s called PlayStation Vita. One of the reasons was to divert attention from the hacking attack that left millions of PSN users’ data at risk in order to win back some trust.Obviously E3 was the platform to convince the Sony’s fans […]

... written on Jun 08 2011

Microsoft-Skype Deal – 7 Reasons The Sucker Did It

Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, agreed to pay $8.5 billion cash for Luxembourg-based Skype. That was cool because both Google and Facebook were trying to acquire Skype as well. But Google doesn’t really need Skype because it has its own Google Voice. As much as Facebook would like to add Skype into its inventory, […]

... written on May 11 2011

Google’s Stock Tumbles Due To Hiring Spree

Larry Page, who replaced Eric Schmidt as Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, stock) CEO last week, is back on hiring spree in his hunger for new growth opportunities such as mobile and video advertising. Google boosted hiring by more than 1,900 people during the first quarter and in the process hurt the bottom-line, something which caused […]

... written on Apr 15 2011

Relax Najib, Stop Worrying About Egypt Uprising

Conservative Muslims and Christians, young and old, yuppies and the unemployed formed the tens of thousands of protesters who have thrown Egypt’s 30-year-old regime headed by President Hosni Mubarak into turbulence. The uproars immediately saw its effect globally from the price of crude oil to shivers into some leaders elsewhere. It’s interesting to note that […]

... written on Feb 09 2011

No More Nanny Schmidt for Google’s Page & Brin

In a surprise move, Google announced that Larry Page, one of its founders, will replace Eric Schmidt as the company’s CEO in April. The news came on the same week Apple announced that Steve Jobs, the man instrumental in iPod, iPhone and iPad, would be on medical leave without much more details. Was the timing […]

... written on Jan 25 2011

Google’s Robot Cars Project – Look Ma, No Hands

Google’s Artificial Intelligence software may be the future solution enabling us to travel from point-A to point-B without us having to actually drive it. The Toyota Prius and Audi TT were used in a Google’s secret project of which seven test cars have driven 1,000 miles without human intervention and more than 140,000 miles with […]

... written on Oct 10 2010

Top 100 Best Global Brands – Technology Co. Rules

Except for Nokia at 8th position, the top-10 of 2010’s 100 Best Global Brands is dominated by American brands – according to Interbrand agency. For the 11th year in a row, The Coca-Cola Co. ranked as the world’s top performing brand with a value of nearly $70.5 billion. The second and third place also remain […]

... written on Sep 18 2010

Gartner’s Prediction on Mobile OS Top Market Shares

Just after Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ, stock) fired its CEO Mark Hurd who was later welcomed by Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL, stock) CEO Larry Ellison as co-president and board member, Nokia Corp (NYSE: NOK, stock) axed its CEO and replaced it with Stephen Elop, a 46-year-old Canadian, who resigned as Microsoft Corp.’s Business division president […]

... written on Sep 11 2010









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