If your familiar with Linkedin you know the business social media network, you know people give out endorsements. The endorsement feature was rolled out last fall and it highlights certain skills of a user. Well today Linkedin announced they have reached 1 billion endorsements since the feature was launched in the fall. Here is an infographic highlighting the endorsment feature on Linkedin.
Samsung just invested 3% into Japanese tech company Sharp. As we all know Sharp is a major player when it comes to supplying Apple parts. Samsung invested about $110 million in the Japanese company for their LCD business. Whats interesting is Apple is a long time partner of company so its almost like Samsung is investing into Apple’s business, but at the same time Sharp has been a rival to Samsung when it comes to the TV market so this was definitely a interesting investment for Samsung. The Wall-street Journal says “For cash-rich Samsung, the move will ensure a stable supply of LCD screens for TV sets from Sharp. The Japanese company is the only LCD manufacturer that currently operates an advanced manufacturing facility—in a separate partnership with Hon Hai—capable of turning out TV panels from the industry’s largest sheets of glass. This allows Sharp to lower the manufacturing costs of TV screens larger than 60 inches. Samsung may also rely on Sharp to supply panels for tablets.”
Guess whose returning as Princess Leia in the new Star Wars,Actress Carrie Fisher will return as the famous the character. When the actress was interviewed by the Palm Beach Illustrated, they asked her if she would return and play the famous character again she said yes. She said she would see the role as her being elderly and living in an intergalactic old folks’ home.”The bagel buns and the bikini, because probably she has sundowners syndrome,” Fisher said. “At sundown, she thinks that she’s 20-something. And she puts it on and gets institutionalized.” The next Star Wars flick will be directed by famed director J.J. Abrams. No word on when the film will be released.
Billboard is reporting that major music label and distrubootur Warner Music Group has joined and signed up with Google’s music subscription service. Also the deal could also affect Google’s division of Youtube. So it looks like Google is ready to take on the big dogs in the music streaming busiess which includes spotify and Pandora.’Warner Music Group has struck a licensing deal with Google for two music services the technology giant is launching later this summer, according to executives familiar with the agreement. Google will offer two distinct subscription services – one through its YouTube online video property and another via its Google Play platform.’
Microsoft’s team of experts explain what it means to go viral. They explain the process that goes though Twitter news, videos, and photos which produces quantitative notion of whether something has indeed gone viral. In other words when things get going on social networks.
The Resident Evil movie franchise is still on a roll. As production of the film has just underway, part 6 will see the return of star Milla Jovovich and husband/director Paul W.S. Anderson. The projected release of the film is September 12, 2014. Currently the movie doesn’t have a catchy title like the other movies but we’re sure one will come about.“Resident Evil: Retribution reportedly cost $65 million to make and grossed $221 million worldwide. Yes, Michelle Rodriguez was back in it. Yes, it was somehow explained. No, we can’t recall the reason. Clearly we aren’t on the same page on how these movies should be enjoyed.”
New news is speculating that Apple may release their 5th gen iPad as early as April. So far the 5th gen iPad casings have leaked from Foxconn, which does;nt mean that Apple will release a new iPad as early as April jsut means they are already in the works. Also the word on the new iPads are dont expect any big design changes (of course not) but expect a minor spec upgrades like better battery life. Is Apple releasing another iPad mini too early. In my opinion yeah, instead of pushing the specs up a little bit, but overhaul the entire device.