Daily Archives: August 29, 2011

Zynga, which reportedly prepared the fastest IPO filing in history, is being a little more circumspect about its actual debut on a fragile stock market. Read more

If it pays to know your enemy, Paul Maritz is sitting pretty. As the boss of VMware, a Californian company that has risen quickly to become the world’s fourth most valuable software concern, he finds himself in a position that has made many other software executives squirm over the years: slap in Microsoft’s line of fire. Read more

Google TV, the search company’s troubled internet-television service, will soon be getting a reboot, its executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, hinted on Saturday.

Speaking after delivering Friday’s MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh International TV Festival, Mr Schmidt said Google was in discussions with all the major UK broadcasters ahead of a European launch of set-top boxes using its software early next year.

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Tech news from around the web:

Facebook is updating its photo viewer,  ZDNet reports. Facebook Photos will look cleaner, easier to view and bigger.

The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal reports that the mobile payment service, Square, is growing through out the US. Data from the company shows that “just about every major city and plenty of smaller places have someone using the device”. Read more