Skype to Acquire Qik
Skype today announced plans to acquire Qik, which makes mobile video sharing software. Qik, which has 60 employees, is based in California. Terms were not disclosed, but Skype believes that Qik's video sharing technology will help it enhance its own offering. Qik has software available for most smartphone platforms. This is Skype's first acquisition.
Oct 1, 2020
New York State has launched COVID Alert NY, its official app enabling the COVID-19 Exposure Notification system developed by Apple and Google. New York is the largest US state to date to launch an app using the system, and joins ten other states that have already launched similar apps: Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wyoming.
Oct 19, 2021
Google released details of the new Pixel 6 series phones that the company has been teasing for months. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are both high-end phones with a striking new two-tone design and the company's own Tensor chip instead of a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip.
Feb 10, 2022
Google today released Android 13 Developer Preview 1, with several new features that consumers can expect to see in Android 13 in the second half of this year. First, a new " photo picker " will let the system sit between apps and the user's content library, enhancing privacy.
Aug 31, 2022
HMD Global this week finally launched its Nokia G400 5G with T-Mobile. Way back in January, the company announced that the launch was planned for the second quarter of the year.
Dec 16, 2020
Qualcomm and Google have collaborated to "enhance and extend" Project Treble, Google's initiative to make make it easier for phone makers to offer OS updates (major and minor) faster, more often, and for longer after a phone has launched. Offering an OS update for a phone requires work on the part of both the phone maker and the maker of the phone's chipset.