Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co. jointly grabbed 109 per cent of profits generated by the mobile industry during the third quarter of current financial year, Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley said.
According to figures analyzed by Walkley, Cupertino, California-based Apple pocketed nearly 56 per cent of the profits for smartphones and feature phones during the July-September quarter of current year; while South Korea's Samsung took a 53 per cent of the mobile industry profits.
Sony is all set to release its much-awaited games console PlayStation 4 (PS4) at 12:01 a. m. on Friday, exactly a week ahead of the release of Microsoft's Xbox One.
Videogame and accessories retailers have high hopes from the release of two big-name game consoles ahead of the Black Friday after Thanksgiving.
While Best Buy will conduct two lines, one for accepting pre-orders for the new consoles and another will be for walk-ins for as long as the supply lasts; Wal-Mart has updated its videogame aisles with attractive signs and more space for the upcoming consoles.
Targeting at the lower end of fast growing smartphone market, Google Inc on Wednesday introduced much rumored pocket-friendly smartphone Moto G at an event in Brazil.
The Android 4.3 Jellybean OS-based Moto G has been priced at $179, keeping price-conscious consumers in mind.
The Moto G features a 4.5-inch high definition (HD) display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
Smartphone devices are already growing at a faster rate than that of conventional phones, and the number of smartphone subscriptions will triple to 5.6 billion worldwide in the next six years, according to Ericsson AB's estimates.
Sweden-based Ericsson, the world's leading manufacturer of telecommunications networks, said in a newly released report that total number of mobile subscriptions would increase to hit 9.3 billion by 2019, of which 5.6 billion would be smartphone subscriptions.
The suite of entertainment apps and other capabilities of Microsoft's Xbox One are greater than those of counterpart gaming systems from rival firms Google and Apple, according to Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian.
In a recent note to investors, Sebastian said Xbox One's entertainment apps, its capability to provide users with Web content, and traditional entertainment options like music, movies and TV make it a more compelling product than rival products from Google and Apple.
Mobile access is an essential element for the future of remote and rural parts of Australia and thus it is a time to make investments to improve mobile coverage, the Broadband for the Bush Alliance said.
John Huigen, chairperson of the Broadband for the Bush Alliance, NBN satellite service would not be sufficient to meet the Internet needs of the country's most remote areas.
He suggested that mobile coverage should be extended to the 3 per cent of households that currently set to get NBN's satellite Internet service.
Japan's 250cc World Champion Hiroshi Aoyama will ride a Honda Aspar in next season's MotoGP event alongside American rider Nicky Hayden, who grabbed the 2006 World Championship title on a factory Honda.
Aoyama, who switched from Aprilia CRT machinery to Honda's new production racer, has raced for a number of teams in MotoGP racing events. He graduated to the premier class in the year of 2010.
The Japanese rider substituted for Dani Pedrosa in the factory team for the 2011 Dutch TT. This season, in Malaysia, he competed on one of Avintia's FTR-Kawasaki finishing at 11th.
In what was the third fire incident involving electric carmaker Tesla's Model S sedan in the last six weeks, a Model S owned by a Tennessee man caught fire on Wednesday after running over a trailer hitch.
Though none of the three drivers of the Model S sedans involved in fire incidents received any injuries, the occurrence of the incidents in quick succession have apparently delivered a blow to Tesla's image.
With the camera market facing increasing competition from smartphones, camera maker Nikon has gone retro with its latest product - the new `Nikon Df' camera; the company's newest high-end DSLR which boasts retro looks that mask the modern DSLR technology.
The `Df' branding in the new Nikon camera's name stands for `Digital Fusion.' One of the optional versions of the Nikon Df is somewhat of a reminiscent of the company's `F Series' of cameras; featuring a silver-hued chassis and pentaprism viewfinder, along with faux-leather textured grip and physical dial controls.
Microsoft on Friday demonstrated some more features that its next-generation game console Xbox One will offer.
The Redmond, Washington-based software giant listed numerous non-gaming features of the upcoming console, putting more weight to its claim that the Xbox One will be an all-in-one entertainment gadget rather than simply a device for gamers
Internet search giant Google Inc has just shed more light on what it plans to do with two barges floating off the U. S. coasts.
Responding to widespread speculation about what the pair of barges would be used for; Google said the two multi-storey vessels, officially called Google Barges, would be used to serve as nautical showrooms for the firm's latest & greatest products.
Widely popular social-networking site Facebook on Wednesday announced the launch of refurbished its `Like' and `Share' buttons, and ditched the iconic "thumbs up" button.
Facbook buttons, which can be seen on millions of websites, allow users to connect with Facebook regardless of where they are on the Web.
The "thumbs up" button that used to drive Facebook referral traffic has been ditched. The refurbished `Like' button now features the same format as its `Share' counterpart. More precisely, the new `Like' button features a blue and white rectangle with the company's logo.
Google Inc has expressed its displeasure over the recent French court ruling that directed the Internet search giant to remove links to images of former F1 chief Max Mosley with prostitutes.
A court in France on Wednesday ruled that Google must remove links to 9 images of an orgy that involved Max Mosley.
Responding to the court ruling, Google argued that such a ruling would be a matter of worry for all those who support freedom of expression on the internet.
Daphne Keller, associate general counsel at Google, also said that the company would appeal the ruling.
Google Maps will in near future produce more customized, individual views, according to Google Maps product management director Bernhard Seefeld.
Speaking at the GigaOm Roadmap 2013 conference, Seefeld said that Google Maps in future will produce views based on users' history on various Google services. In other words, it would take into account the places that users had previously reviewed or searched for, such as baseball grounds or restaurants.
Lavabit secure email service's former operator Ladar Levison has announced the launch of a Kickstarter project for raising funds to release the site's code as an open-source project.
It may be noted here that the Lavabit secure email service was once used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Lavabit was shutdown in August this year. It is widely believed that Levison decided to release the code as an open-source project under pressure from a subpoena to turn over his users' data.
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