May 2012 Archives
Tuesday, 22nd May 2012
What Google's Acquisition of Motorola Means for Android
Google now owns Motorola. Chinese regulators followed the U.S. and Europe in clearing the deal earlier this week, removing the last barrier. Although the acquisition opens new territory for the search giant, its most immediate effect could be remaking the existing Android landscape. Will Google use its new arm to pound all competitors, or just…
What to Expect From the 1,000 New Facebook Millionaires
Facebook’s initial public offering is believed to have created as many as 1,000 new millionaires Friday, many of them employees who helped build the world’s largest social network. Now that the company is public, Facebook’s biggest challenge may be making sure it doesn’t have an exodus of talent.
SpaceX Launches the Era of Private Spaceflight
Last night, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It's carrying a reusable spacecraft called Dragon, which can dock with the International Space Station. It's unmanned this time, but it's capable of carrying cargo or crew. This will be the first time a spacecraft built and launched by a private company docks…
Read/Write Daily: The Facebook IPO Hangover
The Facebook IPO was a euphoric moment for tech. For the first time, a social Web company had resisted acquisition, dominated the world and gone public without compromising itself. But now that the frenzy has subsided, where does the tech industry stand? What does the Facebook news say about our economy in general?