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Microsoft And Google Tweet Wars

Our tech giants Google and Microsoft has taken the patent war to next level and Twitter is the new war zone. Recently, Microsoft, along with Apple and Oracle collectively bought some 6,000 patents from Nortel inc.

In the mean time, Google bought around 1,000 patents from IBM. Microsoft, Apple and Oracle in a group known as CPTN paid $3.5 billion more than the predicted price for buying the patents.

IE Users Angry Over Accusation Of Having Low IQ

AptiQuant is the research firm behind the survey from which they inferred that Internet Explorer users are usually dumb and have low IQ levels when compared to Chrome, Mozilla or Safari users.

This is a highly profane statement regarding IE users which have led them to a fury against the consulting company. Since the release of study results, IE users have threatened to file a law suit against the company and have sent hate mails to the company. The company performed more than 100,000 IQ tests and compiled the results on the bases of browser a user used.

Foxconn Will Replace Workers With 1 Million Robots

Foxconn is a Chinese based company and the biggest manufacturer of products of some notable companies such as Nokia, Apple and Sony. Foxconn recently got ripped from an iPad 3 manufacturing contract. Moreover the company had been suffering with some serious problems concerning mostly the labor.

The serious problems with labor were suicides of some of the workers because of low wages, protests against the company and an explosion in the factory. Consequently, Foxcon has now decided to replace manual labor with automated machine robots.

Apple Breaks Ties With Foxconn For iPad 3

Did you know that your favorite iPhone and iPad devices were all manufactured in China? For those of you who knew it, they won’t be produced any more in China. Foxconn was the company responsible for producing the majority of the i-devices. But it looks like Foxconn is out of play now.

Reports suggest that Apple has cancelled the iPad 3 manufacturing contract with Foxconn and is most probably opting for a Taiwanese company, Pegatron. Recently, Pegatron stated that they had received a contract for manufacturing 15 million iPhone units.

CA Buys Watchmouse

CA, an IT company which provides software support and solutions to businesses has now moved a step further in providing website monitoring and security services. CA has recently acquired Watchmouse.

Watchmouse is an online service which provides sites, servers and application monitoring services to businesses. However, CA has not disclosed the amount paid for Watchmouse’s acquisition. Watchmouse has a large monitoring network of 60 monitoring stations working in more than 40 countries. These monitoring stations are used to conduct regular activities on demand of the consumer.

Reality Car Windows Unveiled By Toyota!

Toyota is announcing new technology in their vehicles. The Japanese car manufacturing company unveiled a new window in a new manufactured vehicle where children can write on windows or make a sketch of outside objects.

The drawing will stick to the window till the outside object passes away or until the passenger itself removes it. That is something really cool for a long drive or even for small drives where any one can enjoy travel. For bored adults it’s really fascinating, and hopefully this new tech will be enough to keep consumers from worrying about a third recall.

Play Traditional Vinyl Records, Vertically

Everyone is working on creating new things such as creating new applications and converting things from analog to digital but very few companies are trying to make advancements in ‘old things’. Have you ever thought of playing vinyl records vertically?

Well, now it is possible. Ionaudio has introduced a new Vertical Vinyl system for playing records. So now you can play records vertically by place it on the wall, and I have to admit, it’s a pretty neat feature for all the audiophiles out there.

Pandora’s IPO Raises Again, To $16

After we had just covered Pandora’s IPO raise from $7-$9 a share to $10-$12 a share, the company has just raised the price to $16 per share (nearly double of its original offering). According to Chris Nerney from IT World, this is an old Wall Street trick to raise investor enthusiasm.

Nerney argues that this is a tactic to make Pandora seem like an extremely desirable investment, whether it is or isn’t. This opens Pandora’s box (so to speak) on the first day of trading and will cause investors to pay a high price of about $30 to $40 a share. It is also likely that the stock may dip down to a low $20 in the coming weeks.

HP Bringing NFC To Phones And Tablets This Year

Hewlett-Packard said that it is considering implementing NFC technology (Near Field Communications) in its mobile handsets, and aims to bring the NFC phones to the U.S. market by the end of this year.

Bloomberg reports that two people familiar with the company’s direction have stated that HP will not only introduce NFC technology to its phones, but tablet PCs as well. Although this isn’t ground-breaking news that a large manufacturer like HP is adopting a soon-to-be trendy technology, it does offer us a time table of when we can expect major companies to jump on board with NFC.

Advertising Startup, TellApart, Raises $13M Funding

An advertising startup that uses a pay-for-performance model, called TellApart, announced today that is has successfully raised $13 million in Series B funding led by Bain Capital, which brought the total amount raised to nearly $18 million.

The company was founded by two former Google product engineers, Josh McFarland and Mark Ayzenshtat. TellApart assigns a Customer Quality Score to each individual customer, based on the customer’s onsite behavior patterns (products viewed, items purchased, etc.). The data is then compiled into a CQScore that distinguishes high value customers from ordinary customers, hence the name, TellApart.