Former Apple CEO John Sculley to start new smartphone brand in India
Former Apple CEO, John Sculley, is now working out plans to launch a new smartphone brand in India, according to a report by BGR India. Singapore-based Inflexionpoint, a firm at which Sculley is a founding partner at, will be funding the brand. While it is yet to receive a name, the new brand will be headed by former HTC India boss and current Micromax smartphone division head, Ajay Sharma.
Wake up and smell the bacon-scented iPhone alarm clock
The sound and smell of sizzling bacon might be the pinnacle of early-morning iPhone alarm clocks wake up calls … or just a way to torture yourself on a wet weekday morning. Meat producer Oscar Mayer has created a small iPhone accessory that plugs into the headphone jack and emits the sound and smell of bacon sizzling in the pan on demand to rouse the slumbering.
LG L90 roll-out begins but you’re probably still in for a wait
The LG L90 only appeared the other day at MWC but it’s already on its way to stores. At least, it is if you live in Russia and the surrounding countries, as the handset will land over there starting this week. The rest of us might have to wait a little bit longer, but hopefully not too long as the press release states that the L90 will be arriving in “other markets around the world” just as soon as it’s finished launching in eastern Europe.
Yahoo claims to have fixed its staffing problem
Search outfit Yahoo claims to have fixed one of its biggest problems – all the talented staff wanted to work for other companies. When CEO Marissa Mayer took charge she moved swiftly to fix a lack of talent in the company by buying companies and drafting their employees to work for Yahoo. The biggest buy out was the $1.1 billion purchase of blogging service, Tumblr.
Target’s CIO resigns after massive data breach
Target’s chief information officer Beth Jacob has resigned just two and a half months after the US retailer confirmed a data breach impacting about 40 million credit and data debit cards. The information stolen during the breach included customers’ names, card numbers, expiration dates and card verification value (CVV) information that would enable cyber criminals to clone cards.
Dell charges customers £16 to install free browser Firefox
Computer maker Dell has been criticized after customers found that the company has been charging customers £16.25 ($27.18) to install the free web browser Firefox. Mozilla, the makers of Firefox, told The Next Web that “There is no agreement between Dell and Mozilla which allows Dell or anyone else to charge for installing Firefox using that brand name.
Skype for Outlook.com finally goes worldwide
Microsoft has announced the worldwide availability of Skype for Outlook.com. The rollout follows last year’s preview version, which brought video calling and messaging to the Redmond-based firm’s email service in select markets. “Now we’re excited to celebrate this milestone with our customers around the world. We’ve also made some improvements that will make your experience even better,” Microsoft’s Karen Tong wrote in a post on the official Skype blog.
Airline to stream in-flight movies to passengers’ tablets
Lufthansa announced plans to offer wirelessly streamed movies to passengers on trans-European flights. The German airline said passengers on some medium-haul flights would be able to stream movies, TV programs, music or games from an onboard server to their own portable devices or smartphones starting from the summer.
Getty Images opens up its library of pictures for everyone to use, for free
Getty Images, a huge virtual warehouse of pictures, has only ever sold its photos until now. Today users can embed images from the site for free. Using a new embed tool a user is able to include an image from Getty on their website, blog or social media channel legally and for free. That includes images of news, entertainment, sport, archival and creative shots. This will work anywhere HTML can be posted. But how can photographers still make money from their work?