Apple has been building a campus building were the old HP and other campuses were. The cost of just purchasing the land has costed Apple over $300 million. This campus, Apple has decided to build will be at least at the level of Google’s own Googleplex. With this in mind 9to5Mac has acquired images on how the new campus will look like when completed. For more pictures hit the source link below.
Ebay has purchased Svpply, in a manner to make Ebay more hip and modern. Svpply is the equivalent of Pinterest, except with shopping as its main goal. With over 70,000 brands at Svpply, it wasn’t bought for inventory, but for reshaping Ebay’s 17-year old landscape to a more modern era. This will probably make Ebay shopping closer to window shopping in the future. But who knows maybe Svpply will change something else with Ebay.
The latest rumors on the iPhone 5, have surfaced again, only this time its about the cost. 9to5Mac claims that it got it hands on some code matrix’s regarding the iPhone 5‘s price. From what it looks like, a (16GB) iPhone 5 will cost you around $200 and from there, you’ll be able to step up to $300 (32GB) and $400 (64GB). Of course, these prices are with a contract, so don’t think Apple is handing them out for free.
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- Tagged 16gb iphone, Apple, Apple iPhone 5, gadgets, Handhelds, IPhone, iphone 4s, iphone 5, mobile, Price, Rumors
Security has always been a problem for the American government, from Chinese hackers to WikiLeaks. This time around, AntiSec a hacking group has obtained over 12 million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs). The hack was obtained through a Java exploit on a FBI Agent’s Dell Vostro notebook. At the end of the day, it shows how much governments secretly monitoring people, nevertheless this is probably illegal for both the hackers and the FBI.
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- Tagged AntiSec, Apple, Apple Unique Device Identifiers, Dell Vostro, fbi, fbi agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, hack, hacker, Hacking, hacking group, Java, UDID
Apple’s new hobby looks like suing Samsung, as they isn’t their first time trying to grab some money out of Samsung’s pocket. As they have just recently finished suing Samsung in South Korea, and California, they have decided to have another round at it. However, this time their adding Samsung’s Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10.1, to what they claim their “violated” patent list. Although sometimes they come out successful, it’s not like Apple never copied anyone else (*cough, cough*… Microsoft).
Source: Apple Insider, Apple’s legal complaint (PDF)
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Walmart customers have always complained about the huge line-ups and limited number of cashiers. In consequence of that, Walmart has decided to try letting you do their dirty work, by letting you checkout their goods. They have started a pilot program called ‘Scan & Go’, running in supercenter Rogers, AR. If you ever end up visiting there, Walmart will give you up to $100 for trying the new iPhone app. Finally, whether you save them millions of dollars in letting cashiers become extinct, or continue waiting in those long line-ups, you’ll always know that they prefer iPhone over Android users shopping at their stores. *Side note: This is our hundredth post :p
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- Tagged app, cashiers, IOS, IPhone, line ups, mobile, mobilepostcross, pilot program, Reuters, rogers ar, Rogers Arkansas, scan and go, scan go, ScanAndGo, ScanGo, self checkout, SelfCheckout, shopping, technology, wal-mart, Walmart
Becoming a writer was once consider a hard job, that only the best could succeed in it. But, this has all changed as physical publishing is become a thing of the past, and digital printing is becoming more and more viral. If you ever decide to write your own book, you have the option to publish it on multiple platforms which include: Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, and Google Books. However, with this in mind, you wight want to put Amazon Kindle first as they have just announced that their digital platform has published over 180,000 Kindle exclusive books in their KDP program, that have been downloaded over 100 million times. At the end of the day, whether you choose to go with Amazon, with the KDP program or not, you’ll always have the option of self-publishing any books, plus financial investment free.
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- Tagged Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Amazon.com, Authors, becoming a writer, books, digital platform, Digital Publishing, KDP, Kindle, literature, Novels, Publishing, Satistics, Self-Publishing, Stats, technology, Writing
Finding a job has always been a problem in our economy, so Slip is trying to make it easier for all of us. With this in mind, online job hunting networks are always a good way to find a job, but what if you could find one via your friends contacts? Well with Slip, you now can. The whole idea behind slip, is to use your Facebook’s friends work connections to land you a job. Not only will this help you find a job, it will also help employers find more detailed information about potential employees. So whether you join Slips 700,000 plus network of contacts, or stick to the old fashion route, make sure you look over your Facebook page, as you don’t want your future employer looking at what you did last night.
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- Tagged Employee, Employer, Employment, Facebook, facebook friends, finding a job, Friends Contacts, Job hunting, Jobs, Slip, Social Job Hunting, Social network, work connections
Apple and Samsung are both companies that love suing each other, hoping for a chance to increase their profit margins. This wasn’t the case today, as both Apple and Samsung were found guilty of patent infringement, claims the South Korean court. The verdict rules that Apple owes Samsung $35,000 and Samsung owes Apple $22,000. The funny things about the verdict is that both companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars just on lawyers. So in the end they both lost, and entertained the blogsphere. However, on the other side of the world in California, Apple is suing Samsung for over $2.5 billion dollars. So at the end of the day, the ruling basically made a joke out of two giant egoistic companies.
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- Tagged Apple, California, Court, IPad, IPhone, Patent, Patent infringement, profit margins, Samsung, South Korea, Verdict
Chinese online sources claim that Xiaomi might be releasing its successful phones in Europe as early as Q1 2013. The real question behind this statement is whether Xiaomi has the capabilities to expand its market in a completely uncharted area. Just to start off, Xiaomi will have to invest a lot of money in advertisement in Europe as not a lot of people are familiar with the brand. Finally, the funny part about this story is that Xiaomi has about 1.3 billion people in china to sell to, but that’s not good enough for them, of course.
Source: Tech In Asia, Engadget
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