Facebook isn’t the only company that can pay upwards of $1 billion to acquire a hot digital property.
According to AllThingsD, Yahoo may be seriously considering the acquisition of social networking platform Tumblr.
Earlier this week, Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman spoke at JP Morgan’s Global Technology conference and underscored the need for the aging Silicon Valley Internet giant to attract more users from the coveted 18-to-24-years-old age bracket. Along with more marketing, he explicitly said Yahoo needed to be “cool again.”
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The latest speculation out of the Asian supply chain is that Apple’s next-generation iPhone 5S, which could debut next month or sometime in July, may present a new fingerprint-scanning home button protected by a scratch-proof sapphire crystal glass.
Although rumors have persisted for some time now with regard to Apple introducing a fingerprint sensor in a subsequent iPhone refresh, this news from supply chain sources in Taiwan suggests the possibility of a much bigger effort on Apple’s part to make the home button as revolutionary as possible.
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The United States Department of Justice is really putting the squeeze on Apple.
The DOJ, as we know, alleges that Apple engaged in a horizontal price-fixing scheme with regard to eBook prices. But new documents filed by the DOJ reveal that Apple may have played a much bigger role than anyone realized in the conspiracy with publishers to violate antitrust laws and “strip retailers of pricing authority.”
The department’s Antitrust Division filed papers for a trial set to begin June 3 in federal court in Manhattan that included excerpts of e-mails and depositions of Apple executives including the company’s late founder, Steve Jobs, and Senior Vice President Eddy Cue and publishing executives.
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South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung is moving full-steam ahead into 5G wireless technology.
Yonhap News reports that Samsung has “successfully developed a core technology of the fifth-generation network (5G) for the first time, aiming to enable users to access faster data services by 2020.”
The new wireless technology will let customers access a stream of data “faster than the current fourth-generation network and download an entire movie in less than a second,” the world’s largest smartphone maker said according to the report.
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A new study commissioned by the Mobile Marketing Association is shedding some light on today’s mobile marketing ecosystem.
According to the report, which was conducted by consulting firm mLightenment, the number of mobile marketing-related jobs will climb from 524,000 in 2012 to 1.4 million in 2015.
The mobile marketing ecosystem “exhibits remarkable levels of investment for an industry so young.”
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Twitter’s latest acquisition is Lucky Sort, a Portland, Oregon-based startup recognized for its work on TopicWatch, an impressive visualization and navigation engine.
Financial terms of the deal weren’t made available Monday, but Lucky Sort has raised $600,000 to date.
Although Twitter has played this one close to the chest, Lucky Sort confirmed the acquisition on its website today.
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The FOX network has confirmed that “24″ is returning as a 12-episode miniseries dubbed “24: Live Another Day.”
According to the network’s announcement, the series will follow Kiefer Sutherland’s lead character – Jack Bauer – as he presumably attempts to stop another terrorist plot from unfolding on U.S. soil.
We’re told the 12 episodes will span a full 24 hour day but each show will cover a two hour timeframe.
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