Datawind emerges as number one tablet seller in India
Tablets sales in India rose 7% in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the last quarter of 2015, a Cyber Media study showed. Datawind, the local firm that makes the Akash series of tablets, emerged as the leading tablet seller with a market share of 34.2%, while Samsung followed with 21%. Interestingly, most leading sellers other than Samsung are also low-cost tablet sellers such as Pantel and Micromax. Pantel holds 20% market share while Micromax has 10%.
Read more here: http://cmrindia.com/affordable-tablet-maker-datawind-leads-the-market-in-1q-cy-2016/
Misogyny is rampant on Twitter, shows study
A British study shows that misogynistic and anti-women statements are used on micro-blogging platform Twitter with restrain. UK-based research firm Demos went through 1.5 million tweets looking for misogynistic words or abusive words for women. This three-week study was carried out from mid April to May 2016. Researchers used an algorithm to look for aggressive self-identifying tweets and found 200,000 aggressive and misogynistic tweets directed at 80,000 unique users. The study claims that 50% of the abusive tweets were handiwork of women users.
Read more here: http://www.demos.co.uk/press-release/staggering-scale-of-social-media-misogyny-mapped-in-new-demos-study/
Google wins $9 billion Android patent case
Oracle’s claim that Google was using its programming language Java without its consent or paying them licence fee was rejected by a US District Court. The court pointed out that Google’s use of the 37 Java APIs was legal and within the boundaries of the copyright law. Oracle had demanded $9 billion in damages as it believed Google had developed Android OS by illegally copying core Java technology. However, the company is not going to give up easily and intends to appeal the verdict again.
Read more here: http://www.livemint.com/Companies/oo6twZwN9xeJPfFWzmhOoJ/Google-beats-Oracle-on-Java-APIs-copyright-defeating-9-bil.html
Sony sold 40 million PS4 consoles so far
Sony has sold over 40 million units of its gaming console PlayStation 4, also known as PS4, since its launch in November 2013. The company is eying another 20 million units of PS4 by the end of March 2017. The announcement comes ahead of the upcoming E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) gaming event which will be held in Los Angeles from June 14 to 16, where Sony is expected to announce a slightly upgraded version of PS4 with support 4K resolution games and movies.
Read more here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/playstation4-sales-surpass-40-million-units-worldwide-300275350.html
Microsoft and Facebook to lay down underwater internet cable network
Microsoft and Facebook have joined hands to lay down a 6,600km long underwater cable network called MAREA across the Atlantic to meet the growing demand for reliable high speed internet connection. Work on the cable network will begin in August 2016 and is expected to finish by October 2017. MAREA will be the highest-capacity sub-sea cable to ever cross the Atlantic. The network will connect US to southern Europe and then to network hubs in Europe, Africa, West Asia and other Asian countries.
Read more here: http://www.livemint.com/Industry/Niw2VGZHphaceDjoV8YriO/Microsoft-Facebook-to-jointly-build-transatlantic-subsea-c.html