Thursday, April 9, 2020

Tech News Today

Ballmer surprises with Microsoft-RIM partnership
Microsoft will invest in the BlackBerry platform from Research in Motion, becoming the default search provider in BlackBerry browsers and maps, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said during a surprise keynote appearance at BlackBerry World today.

Bin Laden, Twitter, and the frenzy of noise
There were unparalleled levels of raw emotion pouring through Twitter when it was announced that terror leader Osama bin Laden had been killed. There was also noise and confusion like never before.

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Apple refreshes iMacs with faster CPUs, Thunderbolt ports
Along with the updated CPUs and the new high-speed data port, the new iMacs sport faster AMD graphics than their predecessors and integrated FaceTime HD video cameras.

Sony says sorry with freebies
Sony is offering free content to those affected by its recent data breach. This includes 30 days of access to the PlayStation Network. Only those who suffered damage will be covered. Data on 78 million users was leaked during the PlayStation Network breach

Amazon tablet to hit market later this year?
A DigiTimes report says Taiwan-based manufacturer Quanta Computer has already received orders from Amazon for a tablet PC and that a launch could come in the second half of the year.

Microsoft to deliver Windows Thin PC to customers by June 30
On May 2, Microsoft made the Release Candidate (RC) test build of its Windows Thin PC available for download by testers

Amazon takes on iTunes
Amazon is trying to expand its 10-percent share of the digital music download business. It is cutting prices on some top-selling MP3s to 69 cents. These songs often sell for $1.29 on iTunes




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