June 27, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Gokul Rajaram, who oversaw the development of products for Facebook's advertising business, has been hired away by Square. The defection comes as Facebook is under pressure to prove the effectiveness of advertising on the giant social network to boost its slumping stock price. Advertising accounts for about 85% of Facebook's revenue. Rajaram led the team that created all of the advertising products on Facebook. Mike Hudack, who worked on that team focusing on measuring the effectiveness of ads, will replace him. PHOTOS: Tablets under $200 Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser said Facebook investors should not be alarmed.
February 6, 2012 |
Will Apple's rumored iTV challenge Google's YouTube with a built-in video sharing service of its own? It's likely, says Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek, who can be counted as a contributor to the ever-churning Apple rumor mill. On Monday, Misek said in a note to investors that the iTV, whenever it arrives (if it arrives -- Apple hasn't confirmed such a device is on the way), will offer a "YouTube-like" feature that will enable users to easily share video online that they've produced on iPhones and iPads, according to a Bloomberg report.
March 6, 2013 |
Earlier this week I wrote about the sudden burst of distinctive new campuses being proposed for Silicon Valley. But while building your own architectural wonderland has now officially become a trend here, it was Apple's proposed spaceship campus that kicked it off. Alas, getting the thing off the ground is taking longer than expected. During Apple's recent annual shareholder meeting, Chief Executive Tim Cook told the audience that the building wouldn't be ready by 2015, and that now the company was looking at 2016 to occupy it. "It is taking a little longer," Cook said, in response to a question from a shareholder. PHOTOS: 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 Cook didn't give any specific reason for the delay, though he did say the company was continuing to fine-tune its plans.
November 21, 2010
Apple iPad Price: $499 Wi-Fi, $629 3G Size: 9.5 by 7.5 inches with a 9.7-inch (diagonal) screen Battery life: 10 hours Weight: 1.5 pounds Processor speed: 1 GHz Disk capacity: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB Operating system: iOS Number of apps: 250,000-plus Camera? No Internet connection: Wi-Fi-only and 3G models Touch-screen rating: 4 out of 5. Sensitive, bright. Resolution could be better. Overall: Thumbs up Impression: The iPad is still the Cadillac of tablet computers, with its large screen, fast processor and elegant design.
March 17, 2012 |
After spending about a day with the new iPad, it's clear that Apple's third-generation tablet is an improvement over its two stellar predecessors. Apps launch faster, websites load quicker and the camera actually takes good-looking pictures this time around thanks to a 5-megapixel rear shooter. But there is no question that the best feature found in the new iPad is its display. With a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, and 3.1 million pixels in total spread across the screen, the new iPad's screen has a higher resolution screen than today's 1080p high definition TVs. The device offers the sharpest, most impressive screen I've seen on any tablet, ever.
March 24, 2012 |
The third-generation iPad is the best iPad ever released, and it's also the best overall tablet currently on the market. But is that really saying much? Before the new iPad, the iPad 2 was our top choice among tablets, and since Apple's iPad first arrived in 2010, the product line has defined what a modern tablet should be -- a full multi-touch display up front, speedy performance, tablet-specific apps and video, music and games just a tap (and a credit card purchase) away. The new iPad simply continues the evolution of Apple's tablet with slightly better specs all around, but the user experience of the new device is largely the same as with the iPads that have come before it. Meanwhile, Android tablets -- such as the Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet, Motorola's Xyboards and Xooms, Samsung's Galaxy Tabs and options from Acer and Asus -- are continuing to improve, but at this point rivals still can't entirely match the iPad in terms of its hardware refinement, the ease of use and power of the iOS operating system or the diverse selection of apps and entertainment available in the App Store and iTunes.