The social network giant, Facebook, just acquired a new small company again as a part of its aggressive growth.
The company is the cloud service firm, Parse, a provider of developer tools for apps in different mobile platforms. Facebook announced this acquisition and confirmed it in their blog today. According to TechCrunch, the deal was closed at around $85 million in cash and stock.
With this move of Facebook, it is not only focusing from being a social network but a business service provider as well.
Parse is responsible for the toolbox . . . → Read More: Facebook Acquires Parse for $85 Million in Cash and Stock
To celebrate the Earth Day, Nissan is joining forces with the people of New York City to introduce new environment-friendly cars to be used as taxis in the city that never sleeps. Six cars from Nissan, the Leaf, is going to be the taxi and will be a test program of mayor Michael Bloomberg. His goal is to make the electric taxis the city’s taxi in 2020.
The program launched earlier today to celebrate Earth Day. The other purpose of this program is to show the New Yorkers, as well as people from other cities, how . . . → Read More: Nissan and NYC Introduces Electric Taxis to be Used in the City
Samsung, as one of the leaders in the smartphone market, has been caught red handed in paying people to bash rival smartphone manufacturer HTC.
According to reports, Samsung hired people and paid them to talk bad things over a couple of sites through comments and forums against their Taiwan-based rival. The Fair Trade Commission of Taiwan is now investigating the issue after receiving a lot of complains about these practice of Samsung.
Samsung, however, did not deny the allegations and immediately released a statement of an apology.
A tech news site, PC . . . → Read More: Samsung Caught Hiring People to Bash HTC
Google Maps, the worlds’ eye that can see everything from naked people to pranks to gruesome murder scenes. Yes! it witnessed a somewhat and image of a gruesome murder scene that was captured way back 2009.
Users of Google Maps have been speculating for quite a while now ever since the captured photo of a murder scene with 2 people dragging a bloody body leaving a trail to a jetty. It looks like they are trying to dump a body in the water.
The place is in Alemere in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The image had . . . → Read More: Google Maps Captured Murder Scene?
Microsoft has announced today that they will stop the support for their Office 2008 for Mac.
Microsoft’s Office Suite for the OS X has long been a choice for people using Mac with their work that mostly relies on the popular Microsoft Office Productivity Suite. Microsoft managed a team dedicated to the development for their Mac-compatible software which has headed the development of Microsoft Office versions 2004, 2008, 2011, and 365.
With this halt of support from the Office team and company, users of the Office 2008 can still continue working on their files . . . → Read More: Microsoft Stops Support for Office 2008 Mac Versions