Marius Prinsloo

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IBM says sale of low-end server business gets regulator approval

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp IBM.N said on Friday that U.S. regulators had approved the $2.3 billion sale of its low-end server business to Lenovo Group Ltd 0992.HK, as the company continues its shift to more profitable software and services like cloud computing and data …

iOS global usage falls behind Android for the first time

For the first time, overall usage of iOS as an operating system has fallen behind its main competitor from over in Mountain View. While it’s well known that the majority market share in terms of install base has long been held by Android, this is one figure in which iOS has been top dog for quite …

Samsung updates its first Galaxy Gear smartwatch to replace Android with Tizen

Samsung’s first smartwatch was widely panned by critics, but the company isn’t giving up on the device.<p>With its latest update, Samsung is replacing the Galaxy Gear’s Android operating system with Tizen, its home brewed open source OS, SamMobile reports.<p>The upgrade won’t change the Gear’s interface, …

IBM Invests $1.2B to Build 15 New Data Centers and 'Cloud Hubs'

IBM (IBM) announced a $1.2 billion commitment on Friday to build 15 data centers in key financial and geographic hubs as it initiates its first major cloud expansion since acquiring SoftLayer in June for $2 billion.<p>The cloud expansion will cover 15 countries in five continents (all but Africa and …

Q3 2013: Android Hit 81.0% Smartphone Share, iOS Fell to 12.9%

Google’s Android operating system managed to grab exactly 81.0 percent smartphone share in the third quarter of 2013. Rounding out the top four smartphone operating systems were iOS at 12.9 percent, Windows Phone at 3.6 percent, and BlackBerry at 1.7 percent.<p>The latest quarterly figures come from …

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

IBM Acquires Financial Security Firm Trusteer, Opens Israel Lab

Computing giant IBM today said it would acquire Trusteer, an Israel-based company that makes financial security products. Financial terms aren’t …

IBM hopes Google et al. can breathe life into its Power chip franchise

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Right now I’m pretty sure the sum total of server vendors using IBM’s(s ibm) Power chip is one: IBM. (Don’t worry, IBM will …

5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 to pack Android 4.3, 3GB of RAM and Snapdragon 800 CPU, report says

A new Galaxy Note 3-related report from South Korea reveals some of the specs of the upcoming smartphone, including a 5.7-inch display.<p>Until recently, it was widely believed that the handset will have a 5.99-inch display but then a series of reports claimed that the handset will have a 5.7-inch …

Phones

Apple investigates iPhone electrocution death in China

Apple is investigating the death of a woman in China who was allegedly electrocuted by her iPhone, in the latest public relations setback for Apple in its second-largest market.<p>Ma Ailun, 23, was found dead holding her plugged-in iPhone 4, with burns on her hand and foot, according to media accounts …

China

Samsung sold 20 million Galaxy S4s in two months (that’s 228/minute)

Recently, Samsung has been plagued by a series of reports that questioned the market performance of its flagship Galaxy S4. Worried about a looming slowdown, a number of brokerage houses cut their estimates causing Samsung’s stock value to plummet in the past few weeks.<p>Investors might regain some …

Galaxy S4

Android remains king in the US

If you like your smartphone statistics, then I have some juicy new data to sink your teeth into. According to some new data from <i>comScore</i>, Android has retained its crown as the most popular operating system in the US, but Apple stole the biggest share of any individual manufacturer last …

Mobile

The 28 Highest Paid Tech CEOs

The New York Times put together a list of the 200 highest paid executives in the world. Twenty-eight of them run tech companies.<p>Marissa Mayer and Larry Ellison are some of the highest paid individuals. Activision Blizzard's Robert Kotick makes the highest base salary which exceeds $2 million, …

Compensation

Why IBM desperately needed to buy SoftLayer

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>IBM’s acquisition of SoftLayer is a bid to make the IT giant relevant in a world where Amazon Web Services has come in from …

The World's Fastest Wi-Fi Puts Your Sluggish Router to Shame

For the most part, we're all happy if we can get Internet that's fast enough to stream some HD video. But faster is always better, and a new, …

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung ships 4m Galaxy S 4 in 4 days: Breaks internal record

Samsung reportedly shipped four million Galaxy S 4 handsets in the space of five days, an unnamed company exec has claimed, breaking its flagship …

Android crushes puny rivals with 74% of smart phone market

Nearly three in every four smart phones sold in the first three months of the year were running Android, according to analyst firm Gartner.<p>The phone …