Exactly an hour after Microsoft announced its pricing for its Surface tablet, Apple sent out the invitations to what is expected to be the launch of a smaller and cheaper iPad – perhaps called the iPad Mini or iBook – next week.
The timing is hardly likely to be coincidental but it’s hard to see who is hijacking whose announcement here. Read more
Yahoo’s chief executive Marissa Mayer gave birth to a baby boy on Sunday evening, her husband said – but she’ll be back to work in a couple of weeks.
“Baby boy Bogue born last night. Mom (@marissamayer) and baby are doing great–we couldn’t be more excited!” tweeted Zach Bogue, a technology investor, on Monday morning. Read more
Within the last hour, Twitter and Apple’s forums have lit up with hundreds of complaints from users whose upgrades to the latest iOS6 software for iPhone and iPad have prevented them from connecting to WiFi. Read more
The first batch of iPhone 5 reviews is out. Every one agrees it will be a smash hit for Apple. As is customary with iPhone reviews, there is no shortage of superlatives along the way.
“This iPhone 5 review unit is the single nicest object in my possession,” writes Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, while acknowledging the hyberbole.
That isn’t to say Apple doesn’t deserve such high praise. But with such lofty standards, the faults can stand out more glaringly, sometimes becoming minor news cycles in themselves.
So below is a nitpicker’s guide to the new iPhone, as seen by its first batch of users outside Cupertino. Read more
Poor Nokia just can’t catch a break.
The struggling Finnish phone maker had to apologise after it emerged that a YouTube advertisement for its new Lumia device, showing off its video-stabilisation technology, was not filmed on the smartphone. Read more
Valuations in technology mergers and acquisitions nearly doubled last year and have continued to rise into 2012, even as dealmaking has waned in other areas this year, a study has found.
American Appraisal, a valuation advisory group, said that on average, the multiples of earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation that technology companies paid for acquisitions in 2011 leapt from 7.7x in 2010 to 14.1x in 2011, a trend it says has continued during 2012. Read more