Gartner: Apple outsold Samsung for the first time ever in Q4 2014

Collen Kriel | March 4th

Apple Inc.’s iPhone outsold smartphones from rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2014 for this first time since 2011. Apple sold 74.83 million iPhones worldwide compared to 73.03 million...»

One PaaS to rule them all: Red Hat unifies projects under common umbrella

Maria Deutscher | March 4th

Red Hat Inc. hopes to rally the members of its vast open-source cloud ecosystem in the same direction with a new initiative aimed at pulling the different communities closer together. The effort will center on propping up...»

BlackBerry unwraps all-touch BlackBerry Leap, CEO says company is ahead of turnaround plan

Collen Kriel | March 4th

BlackBerry Ltd. on Tuesday took the wraps off the BlackBerry Leap, a five-inch, all-touchscreen smartphone due to go on sale at $275 this spring. The erstwhile smartphone pioneer also teased three other new models...»

IBM steps up mobile enterprise push with 3 new Apple apps

Mike Wheatley | March 4th

Pressing ahead with an alliance it forged with Apple last year, IBM has just unveiled a fresh crop of enterprise-focused iPhone apps at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, targeting the banking, retail, and airline...»

HP advances hybrid cloud push with Helion updates

Mike Wheatley | March 4th

Hewlett-Packard Co. has reinforced its commitment to the hybrid cloud model with the launch of an updated version of its enterprise-focused, Openstack-based Helion cloud platform. The biggest news is that HP is restoring Helion's compatibility with...»

Leak: Microsoft’s new web browser Spartan looking good with Cortana

James Farrell | March 4th

We already know that Cortana will play a big part in the replacement browser for IE, Spartan, after Microsoft revealed plans for the new browser back in January. Thanks to a recent leak discovered by...»

Australia isn’t the United States and Netflix is not a net neutrality hypocrite with iiNet deal

Duncan Riley | March 4th

Netflix Inc.'s announcement that it has partnered with Australia's second largest ISP iiNet Ltd. to allow customers to view Netflix's soon to be launched local service without data used being counted against a customers data...»

Sony’s Project Morpheus VR headset to go on sale in the first half of 2016

Duncan Riley | March 3rd

Sony Corp. announced Tuesday that it will begin shipping its virtual reality (VR) headset, codenamed Project Morpheus, in the first half of 2016. First announced in March 2014, the company also announced a range of new...»

The spin stopped here: sold in epic fire sale to PCH for $15 million

Duncan Riley | March 3rd

All but failed online e-commerce site has been acquired by Irish custom design manufacturing company PCH International. The acquisition price was officially undisclosed, but Re/Code and others report the figure was $15 million, split between...»

Spare change: Uber acquires mapping company deCarta

Duncan Riley | March 3rd

Uber Inc. has acquired San Jose, CA based mapping company deCarta Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 1996, deCarta provides geospatial software platforms that power Internet, mobile, personal navigation and location-based service applications, or if that doesn't make sense,...»