Samsung and Apple have been bitter smartphone rivals for nearly a decade now, but it appears that Samsung may be ready to finally embrace iOS.
Some of Samsung’s best apps (if not all) are coming to iOS soon, according to a new report that claims the Galaxy-maker plans to pull a Microsoft and bring its apps to Apple’s platform as part of its effort to increase adoption of its connected devices.
Japan’s troubled Toshiba plans to sell part of its chip business as it aims to recover from a $1.3 billion accounting scandal.
Early interest in the sale has been shown by the Development Bank of Japan as the state-owned bank has already invested in Seiko’s semiconductor operations.
The sale would exclude Toshiba’s mainstay NAND flash memory operations which are still doing rather well.
Hackathon prize money keeps rising each year as organizations learn to take advantage of their value. Runner-up cash prizes are now in the thousands, and grand-prize payouts are as high as $1 million.
There is now a compelling argument for ambitious programmers to live off hackathons: They can forget the long-term slog of building a startup and instead focus on the fun part — the first few days of innovation.
As a result of its recent crowdfunding campaign, the Tor Project announced Thursday that it had raised over $200,000 from more than 5,000 individuals over nearly two months.
The organization also released its 2014 Form 990, the financial document that all nonprofits must file with the IRS.
As of 2014, the organization took in about $2.5 million annually, roughly 75 percent of that coming from grants from US government institutions such as Radio Free Asia and the State Department.
Social notworking site Twitter says it has fixed the buggy software which caused a worldwide outage yesterday.
Users from Scandinavia to Saudi Arabia to South Africa reported outages. India and Russia also suffered performance issues, according to a Twitter technical site.
Both Twitter’s Internet and mobile services began experiencing outages concentrated in northern Europe around 0820 GMT. Intermittent breakdowns later spread to the United States and Canada in the early part of their working day.