Presenting to you some of the most important tech news that you need to know right now. It includes major announcements and news from some of the tech giants around the world.
8 Most Important Tech News
FACEBOOK DECLARES PHILIPPINES IS AT WAR (ACCIDENTLY)
The social media giant raised eyebrows and became a laughing stock worldwide as it displayed inverted flag to greet its Filipino users on their Independence Day. Individuals on various social media platforms didn’t miss to take a jibe on Facebook and created too many memes of Facebook. The company was trolled heavily everywhere including its own website.
MICROSOFT TO BUY LINKEDIN
In an acquisition, which known as year’s one of the most significant buyouts, software behemoth Microsoft is looking forward to buying LinkedIn at a value of US$26.2 billion. The company will pay US$196 per share for the company. Microsoft bought LinkedIn with a sole purpose of dominating the market of human resources by entering into a tough, neck-to-neck fight with Facebook’s Facebook@Work. The service by Facebook has been doing very well so far. The LinkedIn acquisition will also boost the credibility of Microsoft in the market.
MAJOR WWDC 2016 ANNOUNCEMENTS
Apple announced major updates for its platforms at annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Updates include revamped Apple Music, Siri availability for Desktop, Apple Pay availability for Safari, New Notifications for iOS, New Lock Screen Interaction for iOS, and Faster Command Center for Apple Watch. Apart from this, Apple showcased Swift Playground App in the WWDC 2016. This app will help kids in developing coding skills.
UBER RIVAL DIDI CHUXING RECEIVED US$600 MILLION FUNDING
Uber’s fiercest rival in China is on cloud 7 these days. First, it received a whopping $1 billion investment from Uber’s fellow American tech giant Apple and now it managed to rake in $600 million in a funding round. Didi Chuxing backed by Chinese giant Alibaba and global giant Apple is known to be Uber’s fiercest competitor in the local Chinese market. While Uber is trying everything to stay ahead in the competition and becoming the number one ride-hailing service in China, its rival Didi Chuxing is trying hard to beat Uber and reach the top position in the market.
PLAYSTATION VR RELEASE DATE
October 13 has been confirmed by the company as the PlayStation VR release date. The fresh details related to Sony’s VR platform was revealed during Sony Press Conference held at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
GOOGLE LAUNCHED SPRINGBOARD APP
It’s a tool for Google Apps for Works clients, which allows searching all the data across the entire suite of Google Productivity Tools.
FACEBOOK MAKES MOMENTS APP COMPULSORY TO DOWNLOAD
The company has started sending emails to users regarding requests that say, ‘Facebook is about to delete photo albums if users do not install the app.’ If users wish to keep their photos safe then they are required to download the Moments App.
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LENOVO DEBUTS WORLD’S FIRST TANGO-ENABLED SMARTPHONE, PHAB 2 PRO
At the Lenovo tech world event taking place in San Francisco, the Chinese tech giant announced the first consumer Project Tango phone; the mammoth sized Phab 2 Pro.