Nest, the smart thermostat unit of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), is launching its smart thermostat and smoke detector in several areas of Europe in late September.
Getty Images is known for suing blogs and websites for using professional photos without a license, but now the company is going after Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Getty Images filed the lawsuit against Microsoft claiming that the new Bing “Image Widget” tool is violating “massive infringement” of copyrighted images.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has hired designer Marc Newson to join his friend Jony Ive. Ive is known for working closely with late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to design many of Apple’s hardware products.
TwitPic is shutting down after a trademark dispute against Twitter. Apparently Twitter threatened to cut off TwitPic’s API, which was the source of the content for all of TwitPic.
Microsoft is partnering with Toshiba on a small screen tablet with a low price. Microsoft and Toshiba announced the Encore Mini at the IFA conference in Berlin. The Encore Mini is a 7-inch Windows powered tablet and is a smaller version of the 10-inch Encore 2 tablet released earlier this year.
Samsung has announced a new smartphone called the Note Edge. The Note Edge has a 5.6-inch display with a curved right side. The Note Edge has adopted glass with enhanced strength to cover the curved display. The curved side of the Note Edge can display text messages and menu icons. The curved display operates independently when the 5.6-inch display is turned off. The Note Edge will be released in a small number of countries. The Note Edge will cost over one million won (around $982).