The People reported that the bids received for Kodak's portfolio of 1,100 digital patents thus far were significantly below $500 million, as consortiums that include Apple Inc. and Google Inc. declined to engage in the sort of spirited bidding that drove up prices in an auction of Nortel Networks Inc. patents a year ago.
According to Diablo III, Blizzard's Battle. net service has been hacked. In an update on it's website, the company revealed that their security team discovered unauthorized and illegal access into their internal network. Investigation involving security experts and law enforcement are underway.
Foursquare back in June unveiled their overhauled mobile app calling it the "All New Foursquare". It brought an entirely different look with redesigned friends feed and explore tab. Foursquare has returned a popular feature for viewing just the check-ins of nearby friends to its mobile application.
The knowledge bank, Wikipedia plunged into darkness when two of the cables near a data centre in Florida were cut. Wikipedia and various other associated sites went offline and were inaccessible for over two hours on Monday. The site however ruled out any report of malicious intent behind the problem.
In the next version of Apple software's for iPhone and iPad, google Inc's YouTube won't be included said Apple Inc. Since Google's entry into the smartphone market, the relationship between the two companies have strained due to the escalating competition. Android software by Google has taken the smartphone market by storm becoming the world's largest smartphone operating system.
Mat Honan's iCloud account hacking caused havoc on Friday that wrecked his personal machines as well as the twitter feeds of Gizmodo's for which he is the tech reporter. However on Sunday it came out that Apple's tech support was to be partly blamed for the breach.
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