Marissa Mayer, new Yahoo CEO, is pregnant
The newly appointed CEO at Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, announced her pregnancy recently. Marissa has just become the 5th Yahoo CEO in the last 4 years and is planning to get back to her executive job after several weeks of maternity leave. While some skeptics doubt changing diapers along with Yahoo’s corporate culture will be possible, Marissa Mayer gets congratulations both for her appointment and a future Silicon Valley’s replenishment.
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New Twitter for Blackberry launched.
While BlackBerry sales drop immensely, dedicated BB users may enjoy the new Twitter app launched recently. Obviously RIM expects this to contribute to BlackBerry revival. According to IDC (International Data Corporation), the world-wide smartphone sales as for the 1st quarter of 2012 show 56,1% of the market belonging to Android, 22,9% to iOS, 8,6% to Symbian, and 6,9% to RIM, while mobile data usage shows 65% of mobile data traffic to be from iOS, 20% from Android, 2% from BlackBerry and 1% from Symbian as for July 2012.
Migrate2Mobile can’t predict future of mobile, though one thing is obvious: more and more people are leaving the platform, so it’s a big question if the developers will continue upgrading their apps for Blackberry. Read the rest of this sad or vv. motivating story.
Shoppers go online while doing shopping in stores.
According to Emphatica, social media penetrates deeper and deeper into consumers’ decision making process while shopping: downloading a mobile app, reading a review, scanning QR codes, checking brand’s posts and likes on facebook, all are being widely used by shoppers. Impressive 55% of the survey respondents used their mobile devices in-store to compare prices between retailers, some of which seem to be quite worried by this unexpected source of competition.
Another booming trend is tablets accounting for 40% of all mobile retail searches reflecting a migration away from laptops and PCs.
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iPhone 5 uncovers its probable ‘face’.
While current users of iPhone 4S are still boasting about their smart devices, most farseeing search the net for new iPhone 5 images leakage. Superstitions grow since some not-so-much-reliable sites post images of what seems to be a front casing of the upcoming novelty. Nonetheless all the Apple workers are under NDA, thus any possible leaks can’t be considered real and possible.
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First smartphone for blind people.
Georgie, a device designed by a blind couple, has just been launched and offers apps to catch a bus, read text or pin-point a location. The smartphone uses a voice-assisted touchscreen to dial a number and speech input to send text messages.
Physical disability is not an obstacle to migrating to mobile anymore.
Microsoft Office-2013’s approaching.
The new version of Microsoft Office is on its way to be released soon, now integrated with the company’s recent acquisitions: Skype and Yammer. Office 2013 is fully-touchable as well as Surface, Microsoft’s new tablet computer expected in October. This should help Microsoft gain iPad’s popularity in the tablet market.
Microsoft Office still remains trendy, holding ~90% of the market, and there is no company to take significant market share from Microsoft yet according to Gartner analysts. The future will show.
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