Apple releases a small number of products that run on iOS, but Google Android is open source. Hundreds of manufacturers have built Android devices. Apparently, there are nearly 19,000 Android devices, according to OpenSignal.
The price of the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Verizon has been discounted. RadioShack will be selling the Samsung Galaxy S5 for $79 on a new two-year contract starting today on Verizon Wireless. The offer is available for new and existing Verizon subscribers. The Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch display, 1080p resolution, quad-core 2.5GHz processor, 16-megapixel rear camera, 2GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB internal storage, microSDXC support, 2,800 mAh battery and Android KitKat..
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) launched ads for app developers last spring. The ad formats launched on Google’s AdMob in June. It is now available on Google search and YouTube. The mobile app install ad appears on Android and iOS devices. On Android devices, the ads will automatically be excluded from showing on devices that already have the app installed on Android devices. However, it will still show up on iOS devices that already have the app installed.
Barbara Newhouse, the president of the ALS Association, said that it has raised $31.5 million total as of Wednesday from the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. It is unknown how the ALS Association will spend this newfound wealth. The $31.5 million is a jump of $8.6 million from Tuesday’s $22.9 million. That means that the ALS Association raised $8.6 million in 24 hours. Last year, the ALS Association received $1.9 million total. The ALS Association has awarded $3.5 million in research grants to find treatments and a cure for ALS.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is rolling out OS 6.0 to vehicles, according to Electrek. The new OS adds several new features to Model S vehicles, including a new calendar app for in-car use and improvements to Maps/Navigation software.
Chain.com is a Bitcoin developer that has raised $9.5 million led by Khosla Ventures with participation from RRE Ventures, Thrive Capital, Box Group and Barry Silbert. The company helps developers build Bitcoin apps by connecting to the public ledge that records every Bitcoin transaction. Khosla partner Keith Rabois is joining Chain.com’s board of directors.
Barnes & Noble has partnered with Samsung to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, which is a 7-inch Android tablet running a custom version of the Nook software. The tablet is available in black or white for $179 at Barnes & Noble retail stores nationwide.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock has jumped to an all-time high on Wednesday, which surpassed a 2012 record. Apple’s stock increased to $100.77 in New York yesterday morning, which tops the split-adjusted record of $100.72 that was reached on Sept. 21, 2012.