July 2012 Archives
Friday, 20th July 2012
In a bit of a shocker, Sparrow announced Friday that the app and whole team has been acquired by Google. Sparrow makes the favored third-party email app for Gmail users on Mac and iOS. Google doesn't often put effort into native desktop software, and the Gmail iOS app has always had only the bare minimum features, so this is an unusual move.
Why Senator Schumer Wants the Apple E-Book Pricing Lawsuit to Disappear
Charles Schumer is not pleased. The Democratic senator from New York wrote an impassioned op-ed in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week decrying the U.S. government's antitrust lawsuit against Apple, which accuses the company of colluding with publishers to raise the prices of e-books. But wait: Wouldn't cheaper books be good for consumers…
Microsoft's "Magic Wall" Tech on Windows 8 Laptops & Tablets by Next Year
Microsoft announced its acquisition of Perceptive Pixel just as it was preparing to launch Windows 8, Office 13 and the Surface tablet. The timing wasn't by chance: The maker of huge multi-touch screens - check out CNN's eight-foot "magic wall" - is an integral part of software giant's bet-the-company leap into mobile and tablet…