Post Tagged with: "Apple"

Microsoft Stock Surges 8% on News of Ballmer Stepping Down
/ August 26, 2013 12:05 pm
Microsoft Stock Surges 8% on News of Ballmer Stepping Down

VentureBeat reports that investors reacted positively to the news that Steve Ballmer will step down as CEO of Microsoft at the end of the year. “This is an emotional and difficult thing for me to do. I take this step in the best interests of the company I love; it is the thing outside of my family and closest friends that matters to me most," said Ballmer in an internal memo sent to employees. . Read More

Apple Acquires Map App Embark
/ August 23, 2013 5:18 pm
Apple Acquires Map App Embark

TechCrunch reports that Apple has acquired another app, which is focused on mapping and aptly provides transit information. Embark has been building apps for different cities in order to provide information about routes and stops. . Read More

VentureBeat: Apple to Acquire Second Screen Startup Matcha.tv
/ August 16, 2013 3:32 pm
VentureBeat: Apple to Acquire Second Screen Startup Matcha.tv

VentureBeat reports that Apple has acquired Matcha.tv, the second screen TV and video app, which had recently shut down. The company's iOS app provides a comprehensive overview of programming offered by TV cable providers namely Comcast, streaming video services (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime), and digital video stores (iTunes, Amazon). . Read More

Entangled Media, the Maker of Younity App, Raises $3.5 Million
/ August 13, 2013 5:33 pm
Entangled Media, the Maker of Younity App, Raises $3.5 Million

TechCrunch reports that Entangled Media has raised $3.5 Million in a funding round carried out by a star-studded syndicate of investors. This startup company created the Younity app, which allows users to access content across several devices. Participants in the round included Crosslink Capital, Draper Associates, PROfounders Capital, Lowercase Capital, Michael Birch, Tekton Ventures, Knight & Bishop, Kamran Pourzanjani, Brian Lee, Brad Jones, and others. The company is located in Santa Monica. Read More

CNN: Apple to Release the Latest iPhone in the Coming Month
/ August 13, 2013 5:28 pm
CNN: Apple to Release the Latest iPhone in the Coming Month

CNN reports that Apple plans to release the latest iPhone on September 10. Rumors were circulating that Apple was keenly working on the smart watch and TV; however, neither product seems likely to be released soon. The new iPhone is likely to be called iPhone 6 or iPhone 5S. The new iPhone will be running iOS 7, which consists of revamped icons, typography and color palette. Read More

Apple Reinstates Developer Services, Extends Membership by a Month
/ August 12, 2013 1:38 pm
Apple Reinstates Developer Services, Extends Membership by a Month

TechCrunch reports that Apple announced that it is bringing its developer services program back online. The Developer Services Program is the only portal for developers where iOS and OS X applications are hosted and available for download. . Read More

Sensor Tower Raises $1 Million
/ August 7, 2013 12:31 pm
Sensor Tower Raises $1 Million

TechCrunch reports that Sensor Tower, a company that helps developers track their App’s search rankings within App Stores, has raised almost $1 million in a round of funding. The funding will be used for developing an apps analytics service, which will assist developers to improve keywords in the description of their apps. Read More

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