Toshiba has agreed to sell its personal PC business to Sharp in a move which could see Sharp return to the PC market.The deal, worth four billion yen (roughly $36 million), also includes the issuance of $1.8 billion in new shares by Sharp to buy back stock from banks.Under the control of Foxconn, which acquired Sharp in 2016 for approximately $3.5 billion, the Osaka, Japan-based firm now appears to be diving towards a return to the PC business.The acquisition, which involves the transfer of 80.1 percent of outstanding shares from Toshiba to Sharp, could not only allow Sharp access once more to the PC market but under the umbrella of Foxconn, the company could also be able to manufacture devices more cheaply.Sharp was a strong player in the personal computer industry, spanning back to the 1970's and systems which relied on KB-based CPUs and MS-DOS. However, the company closed down its PC operations in 2010. According to a statement (.PDF) revealing the purchase, the PC business … [Read more...] about Toshiba sells PC business to Sharp for $36 million
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With 2018 getting underway, it’s an ideal time to reflect on a handful of emerging trends in mobile app monetization that have real potential to take off next year. These have each proven effective in small ways to date, but are replicable, scalable, and ripe for further innovation. Reward now, watch later When Featherweight Games released Rodeo Stampede, it introduced an interesting twist on the traditional rewarded video model that typically rewards players upon completing a video advertisement. In Rodeo Stampede, Featherweight flips the model, giving players who meet an untimely death an opportunity to continue the game immediately in exchange for watching a video ad after the level has been completed. Delaying the ad keeps the player engaged at critical moments, and in many instances leads to longer game plays and happier players. Dylan Bevis, director of Featherweight Games weighs in: “We felt like the benefit of not breaking the players flow by making them watch an ad … [Read more...] about Mobile game advertising trends start in the app
posted on 03 Jul 2017, 12:48 4 1. trojan_horse (banned) (Posts: 5868; Member since: 06 May 2016) South Korea taking the OLED industry by storm! posted on 03 Jul 2017, 14:18 3 7. domfonusr (Posts: 739; Member since: 17 Jan 2014) More like Apple taking the OLED industry by storm... Apple's strategy: if you can't beat your opponent, start buying their stuff, until eventually you buy all of their stuff and nobody else can get it, not even the opponent themselves. Apple likes having more than one source at a time, and also uses that to play suppliers off of each other, to make the resource scarce to everybody else, and to increase their ownership in the means of production of a resource. I believe that high-quality OLED panels are about to get more expensive, and junk panels will be plentiful. Apple and Chinese OEM’s win! posted on 03 Jul 2017, 15:35 4 13. sgodsell (Posts: 5787; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) Yet Apple continues to put crappy low resolution LCD … [Read more...] about Comments for : Apple deciding whether to invest in LG’s OLED production?
posted on 21 Apr 2014, 10:36 3 1. express77 (unregistered) I remembered that day. posted on 21 Apr 2014, 12:16 5 22. Doakie (Posts: 2253; Member since: 06 May 2009) The day the USA once again had two phone manufacturers. Google is selling Motorola to Lenovo and a legendary US cellular manufacturer is becoming a Chinese company. Now a legendary Finnish cellular manufacturer is becoming an American company under Microsoft's ownership. It's like musical chairs. posted on 21 Apr 2014, 14:21 4 32. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013) Only one wrong decision can makes wrong turn. posted on 21 Apr 2014, 10:39 7 2. alterecho (Posts: 1105; Member since: 23 Feb 2012) "You need to either adapt, or die, and Nokia chose to become a part of Microsoft in order to avoid the latter" posted on 21 Apr 2014, 11:26 4 15. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013) Just have some hope, I'm dam sure that in 2016 Nokia will come back. Just 2 … [Read more...] about Comments for : Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s phone business to be finally closed on April 25
posted on 11 Nov 2015, 21:43 0 1. zeeBomb (Posts: 2315; Member since: 14 Aug 2014) Jesus!!! Apple going to overtake PayPal too? I think everything will have an apple alternative sooner before we know it. posted on 11 Nov 2015, 22:34 1 6. AlikMalix (unregistered) I don't think we need another PayPal. Don't see this taking off. posted on 12 Nov 2015, 00:45 5 22. Scott93274 (Posts: 5786; Member since: 06 Aug 2013) Apple can't think for itself now that Steve Jobs passed. Now they're taking queues from another visionary Elon Musk, who founded both PayPal & Tesla, both of which Apple seems interested in competing with. Next we'll hear about their interest in both space flight, solar panels. posted on 12 Nov 2015, 01:19 0 24. AlikMalix (unregistered) Maybe so, but do you see others coming up with a new revolutionary product to the masses? I do like 3D Touch and a few other items. But nothing came out as revolutionary as the first iPhone from anyone … [Read more...] about Comments for : WSJ: Apple to launch competitor to PayPal in 2016