Twitter is apparently not satisfied with just trying to sell people things through the internet. The company has announced that it is beginning a US based test to deploy Tweet based discount codes that would be shared directly with users. This relies on the willingness of individuals to share their credit card information, but appears to be an interesting step towards Twitter expanding its services.
Everyone undoubtedly uses Facebook while at work, but that is not enough for the world’s most popular social network. Now it wants people to use it for professional interactions through something called “Facebook at Work”. It will apparently use a separate profile for this and feature things like collaborating on documents and connecting with business partners.
BlackBerry has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Samsung to provide enhanced security features to the Android platform. The agreement is mainly for the enterprise market, where BlackBerry holds the most secure platform; while Samsung has been attempting to make in-roads with its own Samsung KNOX solutions.
Recent news reports that Apply Pay and Google Wallet payment options in many US stores are being dropped to support a competing service. Those who are currently CurrentC, the service in question, have recently received emails saying that their emails have been stolen by hackers.
Financial reports for WhatsApp have recently been made public, and the it appears that the company is nowhere near the definition of profitable for the third quarter of 2014. Analysts are following the company closely as details of its recent US$16 billion acquisition by Facebook were also revealed in the reports; a price tag that appears to exist because the social networking service thinks WhatsApp should cost that much.
Apple’s new digital wallet system has hit some problems with rolling out to the public. Several large retail chains in America have begun to block the service from their counters, severely limiting the reach of what Apple hoped would revolutionise payment systems. The issue appears to be a consortium of retailers co-operating with a merchant service (one that enables credit card payments) to build their own digital wallet service.
A presentation pitching the Unity platform has been circulating around the gaming industry, prompting some to speculate that the game engine is going up for sale soon. Originally reported by CNET, the move would dramatically affect the millions of developers who rely on Unity to build games quickly; most of which happen to be on the mobile app developers.
Workplace distraction is a small annoyance that the modern employee has to put up with to maintain productivity. Jabra believes that it has found the solution to this problem by introducing the new Evolve line of professional headsets. They will produce a personal “concentration zone” using advanced noise-cancellation technology, making it impossible to hear what is going on around the office.
You might have heard a couple of rumours that stated 16 October as the date for Apple‘s next press event. Well, those rumours have been proven to be true as selected media outlets throughout the world have just received the invite for the said event from the company who has just announced iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch a month ago.
Today marked yet another interesting chapter into HP’s 75-years of history as the company has announced that it will be divided into two different companies very soon. In general, what HP has done is that it is turning its enterprise business as well as the Printing and Personal Systems (PPS) division into separate entities.
Google has apparently approached Cyanogen Inc with the intention of acquiring the company. Cyanogen Inc is the developer behind the popular custom Android ROM CyanogenMod. The company has reportedly turned down the offer, but it remains a mystery as to why Google would make the move in the first place.
The Gamergate issue that swept across the gaming industry two months ago is still making its presence felt. Intel has recently pulled its ads from gaming news site Gamasutra, apparently due to the company being flooded with complaints. Most of the complaints were aimed at an opinion piece that was critical of the insular nature of gamer culture.