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Yahoo is not changing its name to Altaba

Yahoo is not changing its name to Altaba

San Francisco [U.S.], Jan. 10 : Contrary to some news reports on Monday internet giant Yahoo is not going to change its name but only a part of the company that is not being sold to Verizon will be renamed "Altaba".

The CEO Marissa Mayer is to step down from its board, but will continue remain in the post, reports the guardian.

Verizon agreed to buy Yahoo's search engine and web portal for USD 4.83 billion back in July. However, Yahoo's shareholders held onto the company's lucrative investments - including a 36 percent stake in Yahoo Japan and a 16 percent stake in Alibaba - and patent portfolio. This remaining entity has no product and no staff members.

Google releases work tools designed for Android phones

Google releases work tools designed for Android phones

San Francisco: Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on smartphones running on the company's Android software.

The technology unveiled today launches Google's attempt to turn Android phones into the digital hub of people's personal and professional lives. The expansion will pit Google Inc against Microsoft Corp and BlackBerry Inc, which have been focusing on the corporate market for years.

Google will also be battling its biggest rival in mobile computing, Apple Inc, which forged a partnership with IBM Corp last year to build more iPhone and iPad applications tailored for businesses and government agencies.

Nexus 6, 9 may hit Indian market soon; Android 5 Lollipop launched

Nexus 6 exus 9San Francisco/New Delhi: Signalling the growing importance of the Indian sub-continent for the search giant, Google may unveil its latest devices -- Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 -- here as as early as November along with the US and other developed markets.

Google has announced the new devices a day ahead of rival Apple, which is hosting a conference on October 16. Reports suggest that the Cupertino-based firm could unveil its latest iPad.

The Nexus 6 smartphone has been developed by Motorola and will be available for pre-order in late October and in stores in November.

Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets

Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big betsSan Francisco - Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.

And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even further.

Page's vision is that Google's products and services will become the control center of people's lives: The company's driverless cars will chauffeur people around safer roads and deliver goods within hours of an online order.

Facebook names 'mobile messaging' chief

FacebookSan Francisco: Facebook announced it has hired the top executive of eBay's PayPal division to lead the social network's efforts to boost its mobile messaging.

David Marcus, who has been president of PayPal, was named to the new post as Facebook appeared set to focus increasingly on messaging.

The California giant said separately it "accidentally" released a version of a new app called "Slingshot," about which reports have been circulating for several weeks.

Samsung to organize Developers Conference in San Francisco

Samsung to organize Developers Conference in San FranciscoSouth Korean electronics giant, Samsung has indicated that it is planning to host a developers conference in San Francisco from 27 top 29, October.

The company has not confirmed details about the conference, but it is believed that Samsung is looking to engage with industry leaders, collaborate with developers and learn about new tools and development kits through the event. There are also indications that the conference will be for all divisions and devices offered by the company and not just limited to the mobile phone market.

Two killed, 61 hurt as Korean jet crashes in San Francisco

Washington, July 7 - Two people were reported killed and at least 61 injured as an Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul crashed and caught fire while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California on US West Coast Saturday.

The plane crashed about 11.30 a. m. (12 midnight India time) and came to rest on the side of one of the airport's four runways, San Francisco Chronicle reported citing Lynn Lunsford, a spokesperson with the Federal Aviation Administration.

The plane reportedly was carrying 291 people. There was no official word on any casualties. The Chronicle citing Rachael Kagan, a spokesperson for San Francisco General Hospital, said an unknown number of injured passengers were headed there.

Zynga chief Pincus to pocket just $1 as salary

Zynga chief Pincus to pocket just $1 as salary Mark Pincus, the founder and chief executive officer Zynga Inc, will pocket just $1 in salary with no cash bonus or equity award in 2013, as part of the social gaming giant's efforts to cut costs.

In a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the San Francisco-based gaming firm also declared that the salary change took effect from April 1, 2013.

Automatic Labs’ new smartphone app --- the Automatic Driving Assistant

Automatic Labs’ new smartphone app --- the Automatic Driving Assistant On Tuesday, 2012-founded San Francisco-based startup Automatic Labs released a new smartphone app - dubbed the Automatic Driving Assistant - which can keep track of the users' driving, the performance of their cars, and even the location where they have parked their vehicles.

DNA length linked to lifespan

DNA-lengthSan Francisco, March 12 : Scientists have shown that DNA length can help predict lifespan in patients with cardiac disease, says a new study.

Can the length of strands of DNA in patients with heart disease predict their life expectancy? Researchers from the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, who studied the DNA of more that 3,500 patients with heart disease, say it can.

LG Electronics buys webOS technology from HP

LG-ElectronicsSan Francisco, Feb 26 : LG Electronics has acquired the webOS mobile operating system technology from US IT giant Hewlett-Packard (HP), the two companies announced.

"LG has entered into a definitive agreement with HP to acquire the source code, associated documentation, engineering talent and related websites associated with webOS," the companies said in a joint press release.

As part of the transaction, LG also will receive licenses under HP's intellectual property for use with its webOS products, reported Xinhua.

Google introduces high-end Chrome OS laptop

Google introduces high-end Chrome OS laptopSan Francisco, Feb 22 : Google has introduced its own high-end laptop Chromebook Pixel powered by its Chrome operating system.

"With the Pixel, we set out to rethink all elements of a computer in order to design the best laptop possible, especially for power users who have fully embraced the cloud," said Google in its official blog Thursday.

According to the search giant, Chromebook Pixel, with a 4.3-million-pixel touchscreen, has the highest pixel density of any laptop screen on the market today, reported Xinhua.

Mozilla introduces Firefox OS phones

Firefox-OS-phonesSan Francisco, Jan 23 : Browser maker Mozilla Tuesday introduced two phones powered by its open source Firefox OS platform with focus on low-end markets.

In partnership with a Spanish start-up named GeeksPhone and Spanish telecommunications provider Telefonica, Mozilla unveiled two 3G phones, Keon and Peak, for its mobile system, reported Xinhua.

Rather than catering for mainstream customers, the two phones are for developers preview, enabling them to develop apps and improve the operating system.

Google quarterly earnings beat estimates

GoogleSan Francisco, Jan 23 : Google Tuesday reported strong earnings in the fourth quarter of 2012 which topped estimates by Wall Street analysts though its revenue was lower than expected.

Earnings per share excluding items were $10.65 in the quarter, compared to $9.5 in the same period a year earlier, reported Xinhua.

Excluding payment made to its advertising partners, Google's revenue was $11.34 billion, up from $8.13 billion in the quarter a year ago. (IANS)

Intel showcases 'Moore's Law Radio' and WiGig wireless standard

IntelDuring a closing keynote address at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Thursday, Intel CTO Justin Rattner showcased the newest innovations from the chip giant --- its first-ever all-digital Wi-Fi radio dubbed ‘Moore's Law Radio’; and the WiGig next-generation wireless standard.

Positioning Intel’s ‘Moore’s Law Radio’ as the chipmaker’s first step in the direction of enabling an ever-connected, wireless world, Rattner said that the digital Wi-Fi radio follows the same Moore's Law development methodology which the company follows for its processors.

Apple might unveil third generation iPad on 7 March

Apple might unveil third generation iPad on 7 MarchTechnology giant, Apple might be planning to release the third generation of its tablet computer on Wednesday.

According to the clicks of the invitation to a major media event and the usually timing for the Apple product launch cycle, the third generation, rumored to be named the `iPad 3' will be launched on Wednesday at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

HP posts decline of quarterly profit, sales

HP posts decline of quarterly profit, salesSan Francisco, Feb 23 - Information technology multinational corporation Hewlett-Packard (HP) has reported that its profit dropped nearly 44 percent in the most recent quarter, with sales also declining.

The company Wednesday posted net earnings of about $1.5 billion in its 2012 first fiscal quarter ended Jan 31, compared with a profit of $2.6 billion in the same period a year ago.

Revenue in the quarter fell 7 percent year-on-year to around $30 billion, reported Xinhua.

Intel to showcase chip with wireless integration

Intel to showcase chip with wireless integrationChipmaker, Intel is planning to showcase a new chip with wireless integration at the ISSCC 2012 in San Francisco this week.

The new chip grates a dual-core Atom processor and a Wi-Fi transceiver on the plane silicon platform. The 32nm SoC codenamed Rosepoint could allow manufacturers to make significant reductions in power, cost, and size in their smartphones, tablet computers and laptops.

Apple to introduce iPad 3 in March

Apple to introduce iPad 3 in MarchSan Francisco, Feb 10 : Apple will introduce its latest iPad 3 here next month, media reports said Thursday. The next generation iPad will have faster chips and better graphics, Xinhua reported quoting the technology news site AllThingsD.

It did not say when it will hit stores. The new tablet, which will probably be named iPad 3, will feature a Retina Display or something close to it. The iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S have Retina Display.

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang steps down

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang steps downSan Francisco / London, Jan 19 - Yahoo's co-founder Jerry Yang stepped down from its board along with all other positions he held in the company, it was announced Tuesday.

The 43-year-old Yang also resigned from the Boards of Yahoo! Japan and Alibaba Group Holding limited, Xinhua quoted the company as stating in a press release.

Having founded the online company in 1995 with David Filo, Yang served as Yahoo's chief executive from June 2007 until January 2009.

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