Company Updates

Microsoft's Surface tablet said to come with only Wi-Fi

According to a new Bloomberg report, the much-raved-about Microsoft Surface tablet, which will run the company's next-generation Windows OS, would probably be a Wi-Fi-only device.

The report, citing two unidentified sources `in the know' of the specifications of the Surface tablet, has revealed that the initial devices - which will hit the markets later this year - will come with only a short-range Wi-Fi connection; sans any mobile-handset network connection.

Vizio Debuts Ultrabooks, Laptops, All-in-One Desktops

In a move which underscores HDTV-maker Vizio's foray into the PC space, the company Thursday unveiled its Windows-based computers in three distinct form factors: Ultrabooks, mid-size laptops, and all-in-one desktops.

The launch event of the new PCs - which were announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this January - by Vizio was held at New York; and the devices announced at the event included: Vizio CT14 and CT15 ultrabooks; the CN15 laptop; and the CA24 and CA27 all-in-one desktops.

The botched Facebook IPO

With Facebook's much-hyped initial public offering (IPO) failing to meet the expectations, a number of disquieting questions have sprung up of late about the botched offering of the social network's stock and its potential impact on other companies planning their IPO.

While experts are of the opinion that there were quite a few slip-ups in Facebook's public debut, it is largely being believed that one of the most apparent missteps was the company's decision to set a `too high' opening price for its shares.

Zynga acquires ‘Draw Something’ game-maker OMGPOP

Zynga, the undisputed social-games champ, is acquiring York-based game-maker OMGPOP, which till now was a struggling start-up, but has recently seen a turnaround of sorts with its hot-selling `Draw Something' smartphone app.

Despite the fact that Zynga has refrained from disclosing the financial terms of its OMGPOP takeover deal, it is being largely speculated that the company paid somewhere to the tune of $210 million for the acquisition.

Apple’s new Apple TV goes through teardown

According to a post which was first noticed by MacRumors, Apple's new Apple TV has apparently undergone a dissection at the hands of Intrepid forum commenter Aicjofs, an XBMC community member, who has disclosed some noteworthy details about the device.

The teardown of the new 1080p-capable Apple TV by Aicjofs has shown that some of the key `under the hood' components of the new Apple TV include a custom-built A5 processor; 8 GB of flash memory; 512 MB of RAM; and possibly a second Wi-Fi antenna to give a notable boost to the device's online connectivity and speed.

Gene Munster: Apple could sell 1 million iPads on first day

According to the highly upbeat projections by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, the sales of the forthcoming iPad iteration - the new third-generation iPad - will apparently surpass the much enviable `one million units' mark on the very first day of the scheduled, March 16, launch of the device.

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