With more than $4.45 billion in annual sales, the reseller has close ties to Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Dell, Microsoft, Symantec and VMware.
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HTC today unveiled a newer, more powerful successor to its Butterfly series of Smartphones. While the new Butterfly S has a lot of features similar to its predecessor, the Butterfly J, like a 1,080P five-inch screen, the updated phone packs a more powerful processor and longer battery life, to name a few upgrades. Perhaps the [...]
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Despite the pacing and narrative problems of the first The Amazing Spider-Man, Sony’s set to make not just two but three more films for your friendly neighborhood web-slinger. They originally had a trilogy in mind but decided otherwise — and apparently this expansion that means that Mary Jane Watson’s being bumped from the second movie to the third. So what are they going to do with all those scenes Shailene Woodley has already shot? Who knows? Who cares? More Gwen Stacey, please!
Twitter acquired Spindle, an app that uses mobile devices and social networks to make a smarter localized search engine, today. The Spindle team will move to San Francisco and shutter the Spindle app.
“By joining forces with Twitter, we can do so much more to help you find interesting, timely, and useful information about what’s happening around you,” the company wrote in a blog post today.
So, remember when the Xbox One release confused the hell out of everyone and then Microsoft confirmed a bunch of hated, needless restrictions on used games and internet connection requirements? Then there was that whole thing at E3 where the crux of Sony’s presentation was, “Hey, at least we’re not Microsoft?” The backlash, as you can imagine was immensely fierce, with pissed off gamers who know inherently how important the used game market is and how stupid and insulting online requirements are.
Well, Microsoft apparently now knows it too, as they have done a serious about-face on nearly every single one of these plans. Xbox chief Don Mattrick stated on the Xbox blog:
“An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.
Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.”
So, all’s well that ends well, right? Fans pushed back and Microsoft listened. Well, perhaps not. When you consider that the chief reason for the backlash was the obvious nature of restrictiveness and money-grabbing in Microsoft’s plans, I expect gamers to not be assuaged by those plans being walked back in the aftermath. The company has made it quite clear what they think of their customers and where their priorities lie. Many jilted people won’t be fooled by this new conciliatory tone.
There is a lesson to be learned here about how a company should treat its customers. Customers meaning the gamers, not the game publishers Microsoft seemed so focused on. I don’t believe they have wiped the chalkboard clean without stain with this announcement.
Social discovery engine Spindle has been acquired by Twitter in an acqu-hire deal. The move will see the team leave Boston to join “the Flock” in San Francisco. The deal… Keep reading →
Aviary bills itself as one of Android’s most popular photo editing tools, and rightfully so: the company is approaching 50 million downloads on Google Play, and is constantly at the top of the store’s Photography category. Though Android is the company’s fastest-growing segment, increasing from 30% of its user base to 50% in just six [...]
Auralux offers a slight deviation from the standard RTS fare. The background music is out of this world, and it differs depending on the way you play the game. Aside from the dazzling light show, Auralux can set up monumental battles that can last for hours. You can compare Auralux most directly with another RTS mobile hit, Eufloria. The gameplay centers around …
(NEW YORK) — Los Angeles’ school system, the second largest in the country, is ordering iPads for all its students, handing Apple a major success in its quest to make the tablet computer a replacement for textbooks. The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved the purchase of $30 million worth of iPads as the first part of a multi-year commitment. It found that the iPad was the least expensive option that met its specifications. Apple says the initial order is for more than 31,000 iPads. The Los Angeles Unified School District has more than 640,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The textbooks will be delivered through an application from Pearson, a major publisher.