Technology News Archive - October 08, 2012

Big Data Booming In India

As American companies look for more information about their customers, the products they buy and the goods that capture their attention at department stores, more and more of them have started turning to firms located in India.

Foxconn Denies Strike, Production Disruption Reports

Representatives from a Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company are denying reports that workers have gone on strike and have been disrupting the facility's production of the Apple iPhone.

Twitter Drives Mercedes TV Commercial

Automotive manufacturer Mercedes-Benz turned to social network users this past weekend to help them determine the outcome of a new series of television commercials, according to various media reports.

Happy Birthday To The Barcode: 60 Years Of Scanning History

Barcodes have been the mainstay of the consumer world for close to 40 years, first used on a food product in 1974...

Government Warns Against Doing Business With Huawei And ZTE

A year-long report conducted by the House Intelligence Committee has ended with a warning to American companies: Do not get in business with Chinese tech firms Huawei and ZTE.

Motorola Dumps Webtop App

Goodbye, Webtop: You were a great idea, but ultimately killed by sloppy implementation and greedy carriers.

Smartphone Maker HTC Sees Profit Slump In Q3

HTC began the week on a down note when it announced its earnings for the third quarter of this year.

New iPods Possible In 3 Weeks

When Apple announced new iPod Touch and iPod Nano models last month during the combined iPhone 5 / iPod event, they began taking pre-orders straight away, with a promised ship date of “October.” That’s it, October. The entire month.

Apple Could Sell 10 Million IPad Minis in 4th Quarter

It was only last week that the Wall Street Journal ran a story confirming Asian suppliers have already begun “mass production” of the rumored iPad Mini.

Polycom Brings Videoconferencing To The Cloud

Cisco rival Polycom plans to take yet another aspect of business into the ever-growing cloud: Videoconferencing.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.