Saturday, 25 August 2012

UBS says Nasdaq's Facebook compensation plan inadequate

By on 22:49
The falling price of Facebook's stock is seen on a screen reflected in the window of the Nasdaq building in New York August 16, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
The $62 million compensation plan proposed by Nasdaq OMX Group for fallout from Facebook's botched IPO is "inadequate to address the magnitude of Nasdaq's unprecedented failures", UBS Securities LLC said in a letter to U.S. regulators.
UBS Securities, an arm of Swiss bank UBS AG, said it lost over $350 million when Nasdaq technical malfunctions led to a delay in order confirmations during the $16 billion May 18 IPO, causing UBS's systems to re-enter orders multiple times and leaving it with a huge position of unwanted stock.

Facebook co-founder Moskovitz sold stock post lockup

By on 22:37

Facebook Inc co-founder Dustin Moskovitz sold 450,000 Class A shares over the past three days, his second such sale since last Friday, becoming the latest insider to sell shares following the end of the lockup, according to a regulatory filing late on Friday evening.
Moskovitz, who was Facebook's first chief technology officer, sold the shares in three batches of 150,000 shares each beginning on Wednesday, raising more than $8.7 million.

Apple patent victory boosts Microsoft as Asian vendors scramble

By on 22:24
The logo of Apple is seen on a product displayed at a store in Seoul August 24, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
Apple Inc's decisive triumph over Samsung Electronics in the most closely watched patent trial in years could open the door for Microsoft Corp to finally hop on board the mobile boom as manufacturers of Android-based smartphones and tablets weigh their legal risks.
Microsoft sounded a challenge to Apple and Samsung in July when it took the wraps off its Surface tablet, a showcase for the revamped Windows software that it hopes will pave the way for its entry into the mobile space.

Samsung Galaxy R receives Android 4.0 update

By on 08:54

Back in May, Samsung India had confirmed on its Facebook page that the Galaxy R will be getting the Android 4.0 update "very soon".

Well, it's been three months since but it seems now that the update is finally ready to roll out. One lucky user in Sweden managed to get his phone updated to the (not-so-latest) version of Android after he received it from the service station.

Sony Xperia P Ice Cream Sandwich update rolling out now

By on 08:52

The long awaited ICS update for the Xperia P has finally arrived. Besides the improved functionality brought by the latest Android build, Sony has added several of its own optimizations, including new media apps for your music and movies.
Some other highlights include:

Microsoft and Nokia to hold joint press event on September 5

By on 08:35

In a rather bold statement, Nokia's executive VP of sales and marketing has called out Samsung directly in anticipation of Nokia and Microsoft's press event scheduled for September 5th during Nokia World.
Samsung take note, next generation Lumia coming soon. #nokiaThu Aug 16 04:00:57 via web
Just as expected, Nokia World will be the venue of choice for Nokia and Microsoft to unveil the first Lumia devices running on Windows Phone 8.

Official Jelly Bean ROM for Samsung Galaxy S III I9300 leaks

By on 08:33

Another proof that Samsung is hard at work on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for its Galaxy S III flagship has emerged. An official Samsung Jelly Bean 4.1.1 ROM for the I9300 has surfaced in a ten-minute long video, thus showing us what the TouchWiz-ed version of Google's OS looks like.
Here's the video itself.

Google evidently working on Play Store gift cards and wishlist

By on 08:29

Google recently started seeding the latest v3.8.15 update to the Play Store app to Android devices. While on the surface the app seems to bring just minor UI changes, the file size was too great for such a minor change.
The super sleuths at Android Police smelled something fishy, so they ripped open the APK file (which you can download here) to see what secrets it hid. And hide secrets, it did.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Did the Samsung Galaxy Note II screen glass leak too?

By on 07:55

Today seems to be a day for display glass leaks. This one is allegedly of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note II, which will be announced on August 29.
The screen size is 5.5", which is in line with the rumored specs, but is quite angular - it looks nothing like the Galaxy S III front, which some sources say will be the basis for the Note 2 design.

Adobe Flash Player to drop out of the Google Play Store today

By on 07:53

Adobe announced last year in November that it is going to stop developing the mobile version of the Flash Player for Android but the app will continue to be provided through the (then) Android Market.

A couple of months ago, Adobe saw the pointlessness of having the Flash Player at all on the Play Store and said that it will be removed from the store on August 15.

Gartner: Android dominance continues, iPhone growth slows

By on 07:43

Another day, another Q2 report - Gartner put out its assessment of the mobile phone world for the second quarter of this year, detailing how individual companies and smartphone OSes did.

Sony Xperia Tablet photos emerge, show likely release date

By on 07:39

New photos which further reveal the look of the leaked Sony Xperia Tablet have hit the web. As expected, the slate does carry the unique "wedge" design of the Sony Tablet S, but does so in a thinner body.

Leaked: iPhone 5 smaller dock and motherboard

By on 07:37

The latest leaks, concerning the next generation iPhone show what appears to be the new motherboard and the new smaller dock connector.
iPhone 5 motherboard

Black Galaxy S III goes up for pre-order in the UK

By on 07:34

When a black Galaxy S III appeared on Samsung's 2012 Olympics Facebook page, many people, us included, were having doubts about its existence and eventual availability.
UK retailer MobileFun, however, has put everyone's doubt to rest with its pre-order page for the black version of the Galaxy S III. According to it, the smartphone will start selling in four to six weeks' time.
The price of the black Galaxy S III will be the same as on its blue and white versions, which currently sell for £499.95 (for the 16GB variants).

Monday, 20 August 2012

LG Optimus Black ICS update confirmed by the retail box stamp

By on 10:22

LG’s PR is not having the best of streaks recently. First Optimus 2X and Black were supposed to get ICS updates. Then they were apparently left out of the fun according to LG Canada. Later on, the LG Optimus 2X ICS was confirmed again, or at least in Korea.
Even though the mess grows bigger and more confusing, LG Global still has nothing to say on the matter.
LG Optimus Black retail box