Marketing analysis firm eMarketer reported the rise in search ad spending with Google as the major player in the market. The firm estimates search spending will rise 27% to $19.51 billion. By 2016, search ad spending will approach $30 billion, following slower but consistent growth between now and then. Google’s revenues, among the top four search sites, grow most...

South Korean Electronics giant Samsung lost a bid today to overturn a ruling on an the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Germany – resulting that the company is only able to sell updated version only – on the other side, the results indicated a symbolic “legal victory” for the iPhone maker, Apple. A higher regional court in Duesseldorf, Germany, said on...

Apple today announced that John Browett will join the company as senior vice president of Retail, directly reporting to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Prior to joining Dixons Retail, Browett held a series of executive positions at Tesco plc including CEO of Tesco.com. Earlier in his career he advised retail and consumer goods clients at Boston Consulting Group. “Our retail...

Amazon S3 – the retail giant Amazon’s online web storage service, said – it now processes over 500,000 requests per second for objects on its servers at peak times and saw year-on-year growth of 192% – ensuring it grew faster that it did in any year since it launched five years back. As of 2011 end, there are 762 billion objects in Amazon S3. The blog...

With the Microsoft trying to make it mark again in the market with its upcoming windows version – the Windows 8 – as the company is preparing for its late-February beta release. The company unveiled changes that according it is based on the feedback it gets from early testers. The changes it mention aren’t pretty exciting – one is about identifying duplicate...

SoftKinetic announced in partnership with Intel the development of a revolutionary digital signage solution that combines the Intel AIM Suite, an anonymous viewer analytics technology providing a powerful data collection and audience measurement tool, with SoftKinetic’s DepthSense 3D camera and iisu 3D gesture recognition middleware. With this solution retailers...

With the Research in Motion (RIM) drastic change on early last week announced Thorsten Heins as company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mike Lazaridis, who worked with the company as co-chief executive officer left the position at the time. “It was very hard,” Lazaridis said in an interview with The Record this week. The company announced that...

Editor’s Note: Guest Author Ajeet Pratap Maurya is a Software Engineer specializing in .NET technologies and iOS development. “Nearly one third of organizations use or plan to use cloud offerings to augment business intelligence capabilities,” says Gartner. Nearly one third of organizations either already uses or plans to use cloud or software-as-a-service (SaaS)...

Facebook – the world’s largest social networking site is not only big with its users’ numbers but it is also big with its year-on-year revenue it is making since from the start. According to CNBC correspondent Julie Boorstein claimed that the company’s 2011 revenue was $3.8 billion with an operating profit of around $1.5 billion. She posted the number of twitter. The social network giant who is gearing up for the whooping $100 billion IPO – largest by any tech company, and with such numbers – which of course still not confirmed...

TechStars announced an enhanced relationship with Microsoft through the new BizSpark Plus program for accelerators and incubators. The enhanced program allows TechStars accelerators in Boulder, Colo.; Boston; New York; Seattle; and Texas to offer each of their startups up to $60,000 (U.S.) of Windows Azure compute and storage over a 24-month period, at no cost. TechStars,...