Word of the day:
1. Boasting; bragging.
2. A restless tossing of the body.
Apple Sold More iOS Devices in 2011 Than Macs in 28 Years
Apple sold 55 million iPads to date, CEO Tim Cook recently revealed in an interview with Fortune. The company also sold 37 million iPhones in Q1 2012 alone, with the total being around 175 million since the device’s inception. All in all, Apple sold 316 million iOS devices so far.
Self-Driving Cars Get First Green Light As Nevada Approves Requirement Regulations
Nevada is envisioning a day when taxicabs might shuttle fares without a driver, or people with medical conditions that make them ineligible for a license could get around with a virtual chauffeur.
The concept took a big step when Nevada became the first state to approve regulations that spell out requirements for companies to test driverless cars on state roads.
How Companies Learn Your Secrets
Andrew Pole had just started working as a statistician for Target in 2002, when two colleagues from the marketing department stopped by his desk to ask an odd question: “If we wanted to figure out if a customer is pregnant, even if she didn’t want us to know, can you do that? ”
Chinese firm may sue Apple for $2 billion in U.S. over iPad name
On Friday, the Chinese company that claims to hold the trademark on the “iPad” name, threatened to sue Apple in the U.S. for $2 billion dollars, reports the AFP. Proview Technology claims it owns the Chinese rights to the iPad name and the company’s lawyers are looking to prevent Apple from importing or exporting the popular tablet in China.
Netflix Is Bringing DVD-Only Rentals Back
Since the whole Qwikster debacle, Netflix has tried to distance itself from DVD rentals in favor of its streaming service. But red envelopes will soon be popping through mail slots again now that Netflix has reintroduced DVD rentals.
BuiltWith Reveals The Tech Used By The 130 Million Web Sites That Matter Most
Search engines like Google scour the web to figure out how to rank content. Measurement firms like comScore sample users to estimate traffic to web sites. But what if you want to know which of some 2000 technologies a web site is using? And, what if you want to know what the tech trends are across the 130 million largest sites on the web today?
Google Patent Reveals Future Unlock Features for Android Devices
Back in October 2011 we reported that Apple’s “Slide to Unlock” patent stirred up a hornet’s nest in Taiwan and we now see that Apple has filed another patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung over this feature. On Tuesday, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook stated during a Goldman Sachs conference that he loved competition – as long as they invented their own stuff.
Twitter Opens Up Self-Serve Ad Platform to 10,000 Small Businesses
Twitter is rolling out the self-serve ad platform it’s been testing to 10,000 small and midsize businesses next month through a partnership with American Express, in a bid to broaden its revenue streams.