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Google Buys Deepmind, Sells Motorola Mobility, Increases Smartphone Share to 78 Percent …and 2014 is only 30 days old

Posted: January 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Google, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Google Buys Deepmind, Sells Motorola Mobility, Increases Smartphone Share to 78 Percent …and 2014 is only 30 days old

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We all thought Google’s 2013 was mammoth, celebrating it’s 13th year of existence the search behemoth ended the year with a purchase – $US3.2 billion for Nest – It began the year by releasing it’s Nexus Tablet range and in between took ownership of the smartphone market,  hinted at Glass, dragged it’s stock price over the $US1000 barrier, sold 50 billion apps via Play and stayed well-ontop of search.

That so doesn’t sound impressive enough! Search by Google was astounding in 2013, A billion monthly unique searches, Microsoft’s Bing – the 2nd place getter – managed 290 million a month. Point is, it was good to be Google in 2013, gloating won’t slow the giant, 2014 is likely to be a GREAT  year for Google :: Read the full article »»»»


Lenovo Purchases IBM Low-end Servers

Posted: January 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: IBM, Lenovo, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Lenovo Purchases IBM Low-end Servers

Lenovo Purchases IBM Low-end ServersChinese PC maker Lenovo has agreed to buy IBM’s low-end server business for $US2.3 billion in what is set to be China’s biggest technology deal.

The long-awaited acquisition comes nearly a decade after Lenovo bought IBM’s loss-making ThinkPad business for $1.75 billion.

The sale of the low-end server operation, which still needs US government approval, will allow IBM to focus on its decade-long shift to more profitable software and services.

IBM said earlier this month that it would spend more than $1.2 billion to build up to 15 data centres on five continents, in an effort to expand its cloud services and reach new clients and markets.

Lenovo’s acquisition will lift its market share in the server area from 2 per cent to 14 per cent :: Read the full article »»»»