Reuters, reported that YouTube is getting approximately 4 billion video hits per day, as the figure has changed with an increase of 25% since May, 2011. Google relates the increase of Youtube video viewership to the increase of smart mobile devices.
Furthermore, YouTube owner Google also announced some other figures, that about 60 hours of video is now uploaded to YouTube each minute, whereas this figure was 48 hours of video upload every minute in May, 2011.
It looks like Apple’s patent spat with Samsung has now reached the land of the rising sun. Reuters is reporting that Cupertino is taking the Korean manufacturer to court in Japan, over alleged patent violations pertaining to the iPhone and iPad. Japan’s Kyodo news agency first reported the news, citing unnamed insiders who claim that Apple is looking to halt sales of Samsung’s allegedly patent-infringing Galaxy S smartphones, while seeking ¥100 million (about $1.3 million) in damages. According to the sources, the first hearing was held in a Tokyo District Court on Wednesday, [...]
Ok, so you won’t be getting an iPhone refresh this summer. But according to a trio of sources speaking to Reuters, the next-generation iPhone should be shipping in September — as we’ve heard before — with production starting in July. One source said that the iPhone will feature a faster processor, naturally, and look largely similar to the iPhone 4. If true then prepare to see it unveiled at Apple’s fall event, usually held in early September.
Hey, it’s December, what else are you going to do but monger rumors of the next iPad? Reuters has rounded up no less than four sources from within Apple’s component suppliers, all expressing their belief that the hallowed tablet will be refreshed some time in early 2011. A pair of the tipsters could only go so far as to say that production at places like Wintek and Simplo is expected to ramp up in the first quarter, while the other two were more decisive in identifying the cause for the extra activity as Apple’s next tablet iteration. As to the future iPad’s camera [...]
Following Reuters’ sources-led report on Oracle offering former HP top man Mark Hurd a job, the Wall Street Journal has confirmed it. Hurd will be co-president of the Oracle brand (reporting to his public supporter CEO Larry Ellison), and will sit on the board of directors. He’ll share co-presidency duties with Safra Catz, now that Charles Phillips has resigned. [WSJ]
At least one country is taking note, and objecting to, Apple’s now well-known data transparency issues, which made a subtle appearance in the software license every user must agree to before installing iOS 4.
That country is Germany, and in remarks made Friday, German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger asked that “users of iPhones and other GPS devices must be aware of what kind of information about them is being collected.”
How would that go about, exectly? Like so:
Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said she expected Apple to “open its databases to German [...]
Toshiba — the world’s No. 2 NAND flash memory maker behind Samsung according to Reuters — is preparing the next advance in flash technology with even denser memory chips (similar to the silicon wafer pictured above). The company currently products circuitry with widths of 32 and 43 nanometers, and wants to move into the 20s with 25nm chips.
Denser chips means more memory can be packed into the same-sized space. It’s advances like this that are why flash drives have gone from half a gigabyte to multiple gigs over the last decade. It’s not as simple as just flicking [...]
Science untarnished by “Climategate”, UN says
Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:03pm ESTReutersBy Gerard Wynn
LONDON (Reuters) – The head of the U.N.’s panel of climate experts rejected accusations of bias on Thursday, saying a “Climategate” row in no way undermined evidence that humans are to blame for global warming.
Climate change skeptics have seized on a series of e-mails written by specialists in the field, accusing them of colluding to suppress data which might have undermined their arguments.
The e-mails, some written as long as 13 years ago, were stolen from a British [...]
NEW DELHI, Aug 21 (Reuters) – India started field trials to buy 126 fighter jets this week, defence officials said on Friday, moving forward on a $10.4 billion deal to modernise the air force.
Boeing’s (BA.N) F/A-18 Super Hornet, France’s Dassault Rafale, Lockheed Martin Corp’s (LMT.N) F-16, Russia’s MiG-35, Sweden’s Saab (SAABb.ST) JAS-39 Gripen and the Eurofighter Typhoon, produced by a consortium of European companies, are in the race for the contract, one of the biggest in play.
“The trials have begun in full swing and it will take a year to complete [...]