Opera announced today that they have acquired Mountain View based Skyfire Labs. + On his blog, Skyfire CEO Jeff Glueck commented: Opera and Skyfire are a natural fit. Both companies have extensive focus on operator products well beyond our well-known consumer web browsers, with complementary geographic strengths (Skyfire in North America, Opera globally and especially across the entire developing world).
Last week saw BlackBerry announce its new platform and the two new phones that will be available to use with it. The Platform is known as BlackBerry 10 and is said to be aimed at the socially active person as everything is in one place at the swipe of a finger. The Platform BlackBerry 10 is dubbed as a “robust and reliable platform that is smooth and responsive”.
After several weeks of testing and a few RC versions, the WordPress team officially released WordPress 3.5. Labelled Elvin, this is a major release of everyone’s favourite blogging platform.
Gmail’s advanced search feature is extremely powerful. I usually use this for for searching for emails from recipients or with certain labels. Today, Gmail rolled out a new feature on searching through your emails.
The Skype team today released a preview of the Skype for Windows Phone 8 app. Available for download in the Windows store. In this Preview, you’ll get all of the Skype basics in the new, modern design along with many of the new features such as integration with the People Hub and a combined contact list with buddies from Windows Live Messenger.
If you think that a few authorities can keep Kim Dotcom down, then think again. The founder of the now shutdown MegaUpload has announced the launch of a new file sharing site. Titled Mega, and soon to be available at www.
On my Windows machine, I use FeedDemon to browse my RSS feeds saved in Google Reader. In Mountain Lion, Apple got rid of their RSS reader support in Safari. If you’re already using Google Reader, then switching is extremely easy.
Sparrow, the popular mail client for Mac and iPhone has been acquired by Google for $25m. It should be a matter of time before Google integrates its features into Gmail. We’re excited to announce that Sparrow has been acquired by Google!