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A week of prolonged rumour about Mojang being bought by Microsoft came to a halt as the latter announced its buy-out for $2.5 billion. Following the deal, Mojang’s Co-founders Notch, Carl, and Jakob are leaving the company. Mojang’s flagship product, Minecraft, has been one of the top-selling games on iOS for a long time. In a […]
15 Sep 2014
“Our passion is to enable people to thrive in this mobile-first and cloud-first world” – Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft Microsoft has seen an eventful 39 years since its inception. The initial years of competition with Apple and the one-upmanship contest between Bill Gates & Steve Jobs until Gates became an investor in Apple years later; […]
27 Jul 2014
Touted as the very best product of Microsoft and Nokia, Lumia 930, which operates on Windows Phone 8.1, is all set to go for sale this week in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. As reported in the official blog of Microsoft, the phone comes with a 20-megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics, a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm […]
08 Jul 2014
The mobile app economy really kicked off with the launch of the iOS App store in 2008. Platforms like Ovi for Symbian and S40, Windows Mobile and Blackberry were around earlier, but none generated the excitement or the revenues of the iOS App store. Competitors followed suit: Google launched the Android marketplace in 2008 (later rechristened as Google Play), followed by the Windows Phone marketplace in 2009. The much acclaimed Qt-based MeeGo was stillborn, with Nokia announcing its demise before its official launch, and served more as a developer playground. In the period between 2012 and 2013, five new mobile platforms - Tizen, Blackberry 10, Firefox mobile, Ubuntu, Sailfish - have been announced or commercially launched. Read more about these platforms here. Suddenly, it seems, everyone's courting developers.
02 Apr 2013