Thursday, 20 February 2014

What's up Facebook? Zuckerberg buys WhatsApp for $19 billion

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Social media giant Facebook has announced plans to acquire WhatsApp, a rapidly growing cross- platform mobile messaging company, for $19 billion in stock and cash. The acquisition will however, see WhatsApp run semi-independentally much like Instagram.

Facebook has posted on its blog, citing reasons behind the acquisition. The post states that the acquisition supports Facebook and WhatsApp's shared mission to bring more connectivity and utility to the world by delivering core internet services efficiently and affordably. The combination will help accelerate growth and user engagement across both companies.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, said that WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people. The services that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable.
WhatsApp co-founder and CEO, Jan Koum posted on WhatsApp blogpost about the acquisition saying that "WhatsApp will remain autonomous and operate independently. You can continue to enjoy the service for a nominal fee. You can continue to use WhatsApp no matter where in the world you are, or what smartphone you're using. And you can still count on absolutely no ads interrupting your communication."

Facebook's acquisition move is bigger than Google, Apple or Microsoft has ever done. Google's biggest acquisition Motorola Mobility was at $12.5 billion while Microsoft's largest was Skype at $8.5 billion. Apple has never done a deal above $1 billion.

Here we list down reaction tweets from around the world on the big money acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook.

And here's the tweet from WhatsApp owner Brian Acton from 2009, when facebook had turned his offer down.


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Superhandle -- Metallic Photo & Video Shooting Assistant---TECHNOBLOG

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Valve Steam controller review: Hands-on

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Valve's has finally announced the hardware for its Steam gaming PC OS at CES .Check out our Valve Steam Controller hands-on
The long awaited Steam controller is designed to work with Valve's Steam OS, with the company unveiling a launch line-up of 14 Steam machines from various manufacturers at CES. The controller will be bundled with all of the new machines, though the brands will all have the option of designing their own controller as well.

Valve Steam controller: Size and build

The first thing we noticed about the light grey unit was how light it was - certainly lighter than the Xbox One and Sony PS4 controllers, although it does have a similar shape to the two next-gen controllers.

We were told that the final units will probably be very slightly heavier once the wireless unit is in place, plus the battery (the demo unit was charged via micro USB) but the build will still be relatively light and comfy to hold.
Valve Steam controller: Controls
There are a staggering 16 buttons in total - you'll find the usual A, B, X, Y lineup - though they're not together, as you'd expect. Instead, they're placed around four central buttons. These sit in place of the touchscreen that was originally announced.

You'll also get three pairs of triggers - one pair on the underside of the controller - plus two circular trackpads which are designed to produce the same movements as a PC mouse.

All of the controls can be configured to different functions depending on your preference. One thing's for sure - it's going to take a while to get used with so many buttons and triggers on board.

Valve Steam controller: Verdict

We can't help but think that the controller we saw will change considerably before the final product arrives, but it sat comfortably in the hand and was very light.
It'll certainly take some getting used to for PC gamers who are used to a keyboard and mouse, but we look forward to giving it a proper test when we can get our mitts on the finished article. Keep your eyes peeled for a full review.
Valve Steam controller release date: 2014
Valve Steam controller price: TBC


Monday, 27 January 2014

Top 5 Best Selling Phones in India-----TECHNOBLOG

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Here’s another series of Top 5. This is Top 5 Best Selling Phones in India. India is a huge market for Mobile Phone business. India may not sell millions of iPhones but there are some phones which makes the manufactures millions in terms of sales. Here are our best 5.
5.  XOLO Q1000S.
Xolo Q1000S
The Q1000S is a mid range device with good specs to compete with high end devices like Galaxy S3. The key feature that makes this phone popular is its price of Rs. 13500/-
XOLO Q1000S :
  • 5-inch full HD display
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • 1.5GHz quad-core processor
  • 13MP camera
  • Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery
If you don’t care about the brand this phone is good to go and looks pretty attractive too.

4. Micromax Canvas 4
Micromax Canvas 4
Micromax has made a big name in Indian market. They clearly know what the people of India want and at what price they want. The Canvas series is the Galaxy equivalent series for Micromax. The Canvas 4 is a power packed device with lot to offer.
Micromax Canvas 4:
  • 5-inch full HD display 1280 x 720 resolution
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 32GB of expandable storage
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • Dual SIM (GSM+GSM)
  • 13MP camera
  • 5MP Front Facing Camers
  • Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery

With a Full HD Display and a powerful processor and 1 GB RAM this device is a beast in hand. Priced at only Rs. 14200/-

3. Lenovo A390
Lenovo A390
The A390 from Lenovo is an entry level phone with all the goodness of smartphone. Priced at only 5,387/- it is a good budget friendly phone.
Lenovo A390:
  • 4-inch display 480 x 800 resolution
  • 512GB of RAM
  • 4 GB internal Storage and 32GB of expandable storage
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • Dual SIM (GSM+GSM)
  • 5MP camera
  • Android OS, v4.0 (ICS)
  • Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery

The specs don’t compete with other devices on the list but its price makes this one a best seller phone.

2. Samsung Galaxy Duos 2
Samsung Galaxy Duos 2
Samsung is a well known brand and the Galaxy Series makes it even more desirable. People often buy Galaxy phones for the brand value and value for money.
Samsung Galaxy Duos 2:
  • 4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 768GB of RAM
  • 4 GB internal Storage and 32GB of expandable storage
  • 1.2GHz Cortex A9 BCM21664T dual core processor
  • Dual SIM (GSM+GSM)
  • 5MP camera
  • Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean )
  • Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery

At price of Rs. 11,190/- it’s a popular phone among youngsters.
1. Nokia Lumia 520.
Nokia Lumia 520
Windows Phones have not been much of a crowd pleaser but this one outruns even the Android Phones. A great phone at a great price. Lumia 520 has been the best selling phone in India for quite a while and even Nokia and Microsoft agree to that.

Nokia Lumia 520:
  • 4-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen with 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 8 GB internal Storage and 32GB of expandable storage
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core 1GHz processor
  • 5MP camera
  • Windows Phone 8 OS
  • Li-Ion 1430 mAh battery

Nokia Lumia 520 is our best selling phone with a price of Rs. 8799/- Only. With many color options and a fluid OS.

These are Top 5 phones in the best selling category in India.


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