Daily Archives: May 3, 2011

Joseph Menn

Apple updated its flagship desktop iMac computers on Tuesday, giving them more powerful components, including Intel processors with four engines and AMD graphics chips that it said make video as much as three times faster. 

Richard Waters

The realignment in the tech world triggered by the smartphone wars continues apace. The latest installment: Microsoft and RIM, which will make Bing the default search engine on the BlackBerry. It may only be a distribution deal for search and maps at this stage, but the appearance of Steve Ballmer at a big RIM event was striking. 

Tech news from around the web:

  • Twitter has acquired the social media aggregator TweetDeck for between $40m-$50m, according to TechCrunch. The UK outfit had been previously courted by Bill Gross’s UberMedia.
  • Yahoo has poached Jai Singh, Huffington Post’s managing editor, to become its editor-in chief, AllThingsDigital reports. Before moving to the HuffPo, which is now the key content unit of AOL, Mr Singh ran CNET Networks.

 

Sony closed a second online network for its gaming customers and said for the first time that hackers had stolen account information on thousands of payment cards.