Its been 25 long years and finally Microsoft is out with their new logo. It is the fifth logo since the formation of company in the year 1975.
This is an exciting year for Microsoft as they are all prepared to release new versions of nearly all their products. From Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8 to Xbox services to the next version of Office, you will see a common look and feel across these products providing a familiar and seamless experience on PCs, phones, tablets and TVs.
The new logo resembles the old windows 95 logo. Microsoft always believes in simple and easy technology and a very simple logo is what we have. Its a timeless logo and we guys love it.
After a long wait the deal is finally done, Google has completed the acquisition of cellphone maker Motorola Mobility for an all-cash deal.
Google’s CEO Larry Page, made an official announcement on their blog that the deal was finally closed and for a whopping sum of around $12.5 Billion dollar, it is the biggest deal in Google’s history of 14 years. As part of the acquisition, Motorola Mobility chief Sanjay Jha has stepped down from his post. In his place, Google Dennis Woodside to be the mobile firm’s new chief executive.
The main reason Google acquired Motorola Mobility was for its patents. Motorola Mobility has around 17,000 mobile patents. Google is fighting many legal cases around the world over Android patents. Motorola Mobility holds thousands of patents and patent applications that would help in future legal proceedings.
As Dennis Woodside reigns the throne fresh blood will come in and will definitely bring in great changes and innovations. We could hope Motorola on the new line of success.
Bharti Airtel, India’s top mobile phone operator, on Thursday cut prices of its third-generation (3G) mobile data services by about 70 percent, in a move to boost usage of the premium services in the country. This move has made it the cheapest 3G data provider in the country
3G services were launched in the country last year by all the telecom giants of the country but till now remain unpopular due to its excessive tariff. Its adoption rate is very low. With the new rates in effect, the above situation will indeed change.
For prepaid users browsing rates for 3G have been brought down from 10 paise per 10 KB to 3 paise for the same amount of data transfer. The new data plan for pre-paid customers, now starts at Rs 10 for 30 minutes of usage, with a validity of one day, Rs 45 for 150 MB with 7-day validity, and Rs 1500 for 10 GB with 30-day validity. Post-paid users will now have to pay Rs 100 for 300 MB and Rs 1500 for 10 GB, each with a validity of 30 days.
The company has also launched Smartbytes data packs for post-paid like in the broadband service where in the users who exhaust their monthly usage limit, are offered a choice of different 3G data top-up packs, allowing users to control their spending. These packs are priced from Rs 80 for 200 MB to Rs 300 for 1 GB.
We hope that this reduction will soon increase the 3G customer and the trend will be followed by other telecom operators as well.