Car manufacturers are slowly but surely morphing into technology companies and it's not just upstart manufacturers like Tesla who are trying to piggyback on Silicon Valley's deep pool of engineering and academic talent.
General Motors, for example, already has offices in Palo Alto and today, Ford announced that it has also chosen Palo Alto for its new Silicon Valley lab.
The company already has research labs in Dearborn, MI; Aachen, Germany; Nanjing, China and Tel Aviv, Israel. The lab will ...
Apple products are already wildly popular in China. Reports of local search support being added to iOS may just take that popularity to a whole new level.
According to news site Tech in Asia, reporting via Chinese-language site Sina Tech, Apple will begin integrating Baidu’s search function into iOS next month.
Baidu is the dominant search power in China and it currently holds around 84% of the Asian superpower’s internet search revenue.
The new implementation will reportedly give Safari users ...
Instagram for Android? Hooray! Visit the signup page now, young gadget-freak and become one of the “first in line” to receive news of its imminent arrival.
The page itself is a bare-bones effort, but shines brightly with the heat of a 1 000 rainbows. Entering an email address delivers the message of “Thanks for signing up! We’ll be in touch soon!” Thanks for nothing then, Instagram.
Thankfully, there is some information on why the brand-spanking new Android Instagram app took so long ...
In the war between online pirates and content producers, it’s pretty obvious which side of the fence Microsoft stands on. The Redmond-based software-giant has started blocking all links to The Pirate Bay in Microsoft Messenger.
According to The Verge, anyone who attempts to send through a link to the renowned file-sharing site is met with a reply saying: "the link you tried to send was blocked because it was reported as unsafe."
The error message reportedly appears in Microsoft’s native clients ...
Is there a mystery UK launch planned for the Galaxy S III? According to some candid snaps of an Oxford-based retail store, something is “coming soon” from Samsung.
The store: Phones 4U. A retail outlet which was the first store to sell the Galaxy Nexus when it initially launched and in our opinion, it would be a waste of time and money to promote a random Samsung phone such as the Pocket or a new Tab.
Come 30 March, Oxford may be ...
Moments ago LaunchCapeTown announced the winners of the Cape Town Entrepreneurial Competition for 2012.
Congratulations to the following teams.
Track 1 -- Idea Stage
1st place: Zoe-X
2nd place: Ching
3rd place: Home Bug
Track 2 -- Growth Stage
1st place: Snapplify
2nd place: Triggerfish
3rd place: Umuntu Media
Earlier today all ten finalists received a second round of coaching and delivered their final pitches in front of the judges, mentors and other finalists.
The awards ceremony concludes CTEC 2012, but the three Growth stage winners will receive additional coaching ...
Memeburn was in the house for day one of the Cape Town Entrepreneurial Competition (CTEC), part of LaunchCapeTown, the event that brings together startups, entrepreneurs, and digital tastemakers.
The morning started off with an opening address by Belinda Walker from the City of Cape Town. In her spirited talk, ten teams waiting to deliver their opening pitches listened intently as Walker stressed the the importance of entrepreneurship in job creation.
She called Cape Town “a city of contrasts” and highlighted the 28% ...
Last night, at LaunchCapeTown's TechBash opening ceremony, the ten finalists for the Cape Town Entrepreneurial Competition (CTEC) were announced. LaunchCapeTown is a five day event that brings together startups, entrepreneurs, and digital tastemakers.
Five finalists were announced for two groups. The "idea stage" group -- businesses that are not trading yet -- and the "growth stage" group -- businesses that have been trading for less than two years or that have been trading for more than two years, with a new ...
The social network says the changes were made to be “easier to understand and ...
“My name is Floris Kaayk I’m actually a filmmaker and animator. I’ve been working on an experiment about online media for 8 months...” Now that the Dutch artist Floris Kaayk, also known as Jarno Smeets, the man behind one of the most elaborate internet hoaxes of recent times has come clean, how do you feel?
You’re a dreamer and for a moment Kaayk’s project inspired you, you defended it to the hilt. You’re disappointed.
You’re a skeptic and you gasped as ...