Former Yahoo Exec Henrique de Castro 58 mil platinum parachute, Bio-Wiki-Video  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

Henrique de Castro's 15 months as Yahoo's chief operating officer may have ended on a sour note, but it was sweetened by a severance package valued at nearly $58 million. All but about $1 million of de Castro's severance was based in the value of his equity award in Yahoo, which began appreciating after former Google colleague Marissa Mayer joined the company in July 2012. - Full Article

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Googles customizable smart phone to the next 5 billion subscribers  

The Christian Science Monitor By : Karis Hustad

Google’s next major smart phone project won’t just be competing for the same customers as Apple’s iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy S5, or even Amazon’s rumored upcoming smart phone.

Google is aiming for the “next 5 billion” mobile consumers who are poised to jump from feature phones to low-cost smart phones as the technology and mobile access expand to further corners of the globe than ever before. - Full Article


Intel is losing billions every year on tablets and smartphones  

The Verge By : Staff Reporting

In recent months, Intel has been under pressure to explain why personal computers haven't been selling quite as well.

But the chipmaker may have another pressing concern: losing billions of dollars on mobile. In 2013, Intel's mobile chip division lost a hefty $3.15 billion, after posting an operating loss of $1.78 billion in 2012.  - Full Article


One-day sale empties Google Glass shelves  

Computer World By : Tim Hornyak

Google's one-day sale of Google Glass seems to have been a success with all units sold out, a blog post by the search giant suggests.

"All spots in the Explorer Program have been claimed for now, but if you missed it this time, don't worry," the Google Glass team wrote on its blog on Wednesday.

"We'll be trying new ways to expand the Explorer program in the future." - Full Article


Google to acquire drone-maker Titan Aerospace  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

Send in the drones. Google says it has agreed to acquire Titan Aerospace, a 2-year-old start-up maker of high-altitude drones.

The search-engine giant did not say how much it will pay for Titan, whose solar-powered drones will help Google collect aerial images. - Full Article


How Android Changed After the iPhone  

re/code By : Ina Fried

Android, which in its earliest days bore more resemblance to a BlackBerry than a modern smartphone, evolved significantly after Apple’s 2007 introduction of the iPhone.

Before Apple showed off its smartphone, Android lacked touchscreen support and depended on physical keys for control, according to an internal Google document made public as part of the Apple-Samsung trial. - Full Article


Abandon Android: Samsung planned on backstabbing Google for years  

Tech Times By : Staff Reporting

New revelations in the battle for smartphone supremacy are being released by a number of media organizations, with reports that Samsung has been planning to end its use of Android technology from Google for its smartphones as it looks to create and implement its own operating system for its devices.

A number of bloggers and observers have called the leak documents proof that Samsung is looking to leave Google behind in a move that could send shockwaves through the industry. - Full Article


Two 34-Year-Old Aussies Are Latest Techies To Become Billionaires Thanks To Sky High Financing Round  

Forbes By : Alex Morrell

Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes are Australia’s newest billionaires after their business software company Atlassian announced this week it had closed a financing round that valued the company at $3.3 billion.

T. Rowe Price and Dragoneer Investment Capital paid $150 million, which amounts to a 4.6% stake in Atlassian. - Full Article


Wolff Olins Global CEO Karl Heiselman Leaves to Join Apple  

Ad Age By : Staff Reporting

Wolff Olins Global CEO Karl Heiselman is leaving the branding agency to join Apple next month in a marketing communications role, he told Ad Age Friday.

Mr. Heiselman confirmed by email that he accepted "an exciting new role at Apple after 14 fantastic years at Wolff Olins," but referred further questions to Apple. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment. - Full Article


Android Chief Claims Google Invented Key Features Before Apple  

App Advice By : Staff Reporting

Apple might be accusing Samsung of infringing several of its key patents, but on Friday an Android executive explained that Google actually invented many of the “key features” discussed before Apple patented them.

The news comes as the Apple vs. Samsung patent trial reaches its second week. - Full Article


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