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Alibaba in Renewed Push into Internet TV

Alibaba is determined to expand its horizons by making another push into the Internet TV market after the smart TV failure last year. This time the e-commerce giant has collaborated with Haier Electronic Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) announced that it is launching new Internettelevision sets in China, in partnership with Haier Electronics Group Co Ltd (OTCMKTS:HRELF).  The sets will come ... Read More »

Alibaba Invests USD 50million in TV Remote Application Firm

Alibaba Group Holding, has invested over US$ 50 million in California-based start-up firm, Peel Technologies which developed a remote application for television.  The application can control over 3,500 brands of televisions and 600 set-top-boxes.  Peel will utilise the fund to expand its line of products and services. This is apparently the second round of funding from Alibaba – in 2013, the ... Read More »

Microsoft Cuts 18,000 Jobs

Microsoft announced it would slash 18,000 jobs from its global workforce over the next year, the majority from the integration of the Nokia unit acquired this year.  The move is part of “a restructuring plan to simplify its operations and align the recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services business with the company’s overall strategy.” In an email to employees, Microsoft CEO ... Read More »

Apple & IBM Forge Global Partnership to Transform Enterprise Mobility

By bringing together the analytics and enterprise-scale computing of IBM with the elegant user experience of iPhone and iPad, this partnership will deliver a new level of value for businesses. Apple and IBM announced an exclusive partnership that teams the market-leading strengths of each company to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps – bringing IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to ... Read More »

Apple Faces $840 Million E-Books Antitrust Claim

According to Bloomber.com/news Apple faces as much as $840 million in state and consumer antitrust claims related to electronic-book deals with publishers as it continues to oppose a court-ordered monitor in a related U.S. government case. State attorneys general and consumers who sued the world’s most valuable technology company are seeking $280 million in damages and want that amount tripled, ... Read More »