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Box Said To Have Filed For IPO, Could Go Public As Early As April

Cloud-based storage company Box is said to have filed an IPO, according to an initial report from Quartz, later followed up by confirmations from The Wall Street Journal and Forbes. It did so quietly, filing the paperwork recently (possibly at the beginning of this week), according to the reports, …

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 3 Neo with full S Pen functionality

Expectations have been building for a while about the possibility of a Galaxy Note 3 lite from Samsung and a few weeks ago various different sources started to reveal that the device is to be called the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. Now thanks to a press release published by Samsung Poland the Galaxy Note 3 …

Phones

Windows 8.1 update may default to desktop on startup

An expected update to Windows 8.1 could reportedly boot directly to the traditional Windows desktop, bypassing the tiled "Metro" start screen.<p>(<b>Update:</b> ZDNet is calling the report into question, saying, "if Microsoft did make skipping the Metro Start screen a default option, the company would give …

Microsoft Windows

Android on 79% of the 998 Million Smartphones Shipped in 2013

Almost 1 billion smartphones (998 million to be exact) shipped in 2013. Compared to 2012, this represents a 44 percent year-over-year increase.<p>The latest figures come from Canalys, an independent analyst firm which found Android’s dominance grew with the platform running on 79 percent (785 million) …

Facebook to launch standalone news app ‘Paper’

Facebook is launching a new standalone mobile news app called Paper that features a slick new look and content creation tools.<p>Why is Facebook concentrating solely on a news feed app? Well, the company definitely understands that its news feed is one of the most vital components overall. It’s one of …

Google Glass User Detained By Feds Talks About Ordeal

While some businesses are banning the high-tech wearable device Google Glass, a theatre owner in Columbus, Ohio, saw enough of a threat to call the Department of Homeland Security. The manager called in unnamed Homeland Security agents to remove a Balkan programmer who was wearing Google Glass …

BBC tries Instagram video to deliver daily news

The BBC is experimenting with Instagram video. Launched late last week, Instafax is a short-form video news service that’s distributed using the BBC News Instagram account. Three 15-second videos will be published each day over the month-long experiment, and all are designed to highlight the day’s …

Apple Wins Big Against Samsung In Court

<i>This</i> is the song that never ends.<p>Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California, presiding over two separate patent cases between Apple and Samsung, yesterday issued a summary ruling against Samsung.<p>The ruling declared that Samsung was infringing on one of Apple’s patents involving …