Apple is still the world's most valuable brand. (Image: aditza121, via Flickr / CC)
Apple has managed to maintain its position atop the list of the world’s most valuable brands, a study revealed on Tuesday.
Market research analytics house Millward Brown released its annual study Brandz, which saw the Cupertino-based company helmed by Tim Cook lead an IT-related pack of seven companies that ruled the world’s top 10 brand names.
The study found that Apple, maker of popular devices such …
Facebook IPO saw stocks sag down. (Image: Thos Ballantyne, via Flickr / CC)
Facebook’s highly awaited initial public offering (IPO) has failed to meet expectations in Friday as the brainchild of Mark Zuckerberg’s stock hang loosely in trading.
Facebook stock, originally priced at $38, closed the end of trade last week at $38.23, which raised $16 billion and gave the world’s largest social networking company a monetary value of approximately $104 billion.
At one point, Facebook’s …
Apple CEO Tim Cook. (Image: Valery Marchive (LeMagIT), via Wikimedia Commons / CC)
Apple CEO Tim Cook is the highest earning chief executive in the US after receiving more than $1 million daily for helming the company last year.
The Wall Street Journal published a list of highest earning CEOs in the US, which shows Cook sitting on his perch atop counterparts.
The report says he earned $378 million in 2011 from a combination of salary and stock, but mostly from the latter as he has …
Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility receives Chinese approval. (Image: grostoryeu, via Flickr / CC)
Chinese regulating bodies have offered complete approval of Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility and its patent portfolio.
Authorities from China approved the $12.5bn deal with a caveat that Google will offer the Android operating system free to all companies that wants it for the next five years.
The acquisition received a go-ahead from US regulators back in February when the …
Motorola Mobility has angered users of its Android devices after announcing that it will not release updates with the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
According to an official blog post published by the American smartphone maker last week, Motorola handset owners will not receive the highly anticipated Android ICS update, saying,
Wondering about software updates for your device? You’re not alone.
You may be wondering why all devices …
Google Chrome tops Internet Explorer for second straight week. (Image: Guðmundur Bjarni Ólafsson, via Flickr / CC)
Google Chrome has overtaken Microsoft Internet Explorer as the most popular web browser for the whole third week of May.
According to StatCounter statistics, Google Chrome grabbed the top spot in the second week of May from 7 to 13, and maintained its position the following week, as it accounted for 32.8 percent of web browser usage worldwide, whereas IE had 31.9 …
Microsoft launches its own social network with Socl. (Image: Microsoft)
Microsoft has unveiled its new social networking site Socl only days after Facebook launched its initial public offering (IPO) on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
The American software giant, which also has shares in Facebook, quickly introduced its own take in social networking with Socl even without hype or fanfare – a careful attempt to avoid building up hype for Socl, especially with the company’s bad record for …
Researchers have gained root access on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III. (Image: Samsung, via Betanews)
Android custom ROM modifiers (aka “modders”) have found and revealed a method on how to gain root access on the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III’s kernel only weeks before it hits UK shelves.
Researcher ‘Chainfire’ posted in a thread on the XDA Developers forum a procedure on how to modify the Galaxy S III software kernel and gain root privileges.
The researcher attributed …
Google Tops US Online Video Rankings, Again. (Image: Warren Noronha, via Flickr / CC)
comScore has recently released data that showed 181 million (about 84.5 percent of all) Internet users in the United States viewed almost 37 billion video content in the Internet for the month of April alone. Moreover, around 20 percent of the videos viewed online were video advertisements that amount to about 9.5 billion videos.
Google has yet again topped the ranking for the most viewed U.S. online video …
Microsoft Wins Motorola Phones Ban in the US
U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) found that several models of Motorola phones infringe a patent owned by Microsoft, so the import of such devices will not enter the U.S.
U.S. President Barack Obama, who has up to 60 days to block the decision through veto, has already issued the order. The decision does not explain exactly which the models are, but previously Microsoft called for banning the most popular models – ATRIX, Droid X, Droid 2, …