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Google accuses Microsoft, Nokia of mobile collusion

Google accuses Microsoft, Nokia of mobile collusion

In a formal complaint filed with the European Commission, Internet search giant Google has leveled ‘mobile collusion’ allegations against Microsoft and Nokia, saying that the two companies have conspired to use their patents against rivals in the smartphone arena.

Sony will announce an ebook initiative for PS3 and Vita at E3

Sony will announce an ebook initiative for PS3 and Vita at E3

Sony will reportedly use the upcoming E3 event to detail an eBooks initiative for the PlayStation 3 as well as PlayStation Vita games consoles.

According to a recent report on MCV, the initiative, which will be called Storyteller, will be used to offer interactive documents and books, with a special concentration on content for children.

Evernote Hello available for Android

Evernote Hello available for Android

Evernote Hello, a smart contacts management app which is already available for Apple's iOS-based devices, is now also available on the Android platform.

The Evernote Hello app allows users to save information about people in a visual contact list that gathers contacts' details from Android's contact app and other social profiles. It had also crated integration with LinkedIn to allow the user to connect with the existing as well as new contacts via LinkedIn references.

In simple words, the new app helps people maintain a record of people they have met in a very simple yet smart way.

Skype kept its identity and autonomy: Tony Bates says

Skype kept its identity and autonomy: Tony Bates says

Tony Bates, the former Skype chief executive and the current president of the Microsoft’s Skype division, has said that the consumer internet calling service has so far kept its identity.

Redmond-based software giant US$8.5 billion for Skype around seven months back, with a promise to integrate the popular internet calling service across a range of its products, including Xbox, Kinect, Windows Phone and business-oriented product called Lync.

RIM to throw 2,000 people out of jobs globally: report

RIM to throw 2,000 people out of jobs globally: report

Struggling Canadian manufacturer RIM Ltd. is reportedly preparing for a massive restructuring that will throw more than 2,000 people out of job globally.

Citing unnamed sources, the Globe and Mail reported that RIM has planned the next round of layoffs for around June 1 - just a day before the end of the beleaguered manufacturer's first quarter.

The report also states that the cuts are expected to sweep across a wide rage of departments, including the legal, finance, human resources, sales and marketing.

Facebook is interested in Opera: report

Facebook is interested in Opera: report

Menlo Park-based social-networking service Facebook's next acquisition target could be Web browser maker Opera Software, according to a fresh report by website Pocket-lint.

Pocket-lint reported that "one of its trusted sources" informed it that Facebook is interested in Oslo, Norway-based Opera Software.

Opera Web browser, which claims to have more than 200 million users, is available on desktop PCs, some tablets, various smartphones phones and even the Nintendo Wii.

Pacific Symphony says it was thrilled to record score to 'Diablo III'

Pacific Symphony says it was thrilled to record score to 'Diablo III'

Pacific Symphony orchestra said it was “thrilled” to collaborate with video games giant Blizzard Entertainment.

More than one hundred classically trained musicians from the renowned orchestra recorded soundtrack for Blizzard’s recently released role-playing game Diablo III at the Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in July last year.

Pacific Symphony President John Forsyte said video games are one of the most remarkable sources of new symphonic scoring.

BlackBerry continues to lose market share to rivals

BlackBerry continues to lose market share to rivals

Waterloo, Canada-based RIM’s struggling BlackBerry platform continues to lose market share to its biggest rivals- Adorid and iOS.

As per figures compiled by research firm IDC, BlackBerry’s share in the global smartphone market slipped form 13.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2011 to merely 6.4 per cent in the first quarter of this year.

Apple chief designer Jonathan Ive knighted at Buckingham Palace

Apple chief designer Jonathan Ive knighted at Buckingham Palace

Jonathan Ive, senior vice-president of industrial design at Apple, has been knighted for his services to design and enterprise.

The 45-year-old British designer, who is now based in the United States, was honoured yesterday by the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace.

Ive was made a KBE (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the New Year Honours list for services to design & enterprise.

Ive’s credit includes Apple's renowned iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad among other products.

Windows 8 to come with numerous multi-monitor support features

Windows 8 to come with numerous multi-monitor support features

Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system will have a number of new multi-monitor support features, including the one that will allow users to run full-screen Metro applications across several screens.

Mark Yalovsky, a program manager on the software firm's user experience team, said that the multi-monitor setup in Windows 8 will allow users to be more productive by having more windows across multiple monitors.