Newsreel [Nov 3] Three out of four phones run on Android and Microsoft might start making phones
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Android Market Share Reached 75% Worldwide In Q3 2012: Android shipments reached 136 million units in Q3 2012, which accounts for 75% of the 181.1 million shipments during the quarter. Android operating system was found on three out of every four smartphones shipped during the third quarter of 2012, according to IDC. Read more here.
Microsoft is planning to make Phones if partners fail: Microsoft Corp is making plans for the possible creation of its own mobile phone to help it gain share in the market for handheld devices, according to people with knowledge of the company’s plans. The company is considering building mobile hardware as a back up, if its partner approach fails, reports Bloomberg. Read more here.
SEC Questioned Groupon Over Weak Financial Controls: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked Groupon Inc. to explain its accounting for coupon refunds and other aspects of its business after the daily deal site revised 2011 results and disclosed a “material weakness” in its financial controls. The regulator asked Groupon to disclose more information about refunds, newer types of coupons for travel and music concerts and its contracts with local merchants. Read more here.
Facebook’s Sandberg sells $7.4 mln in stock: Facebook Inc’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and two other executives at the social networking company sold millions of dollars worth of stock this week as restrictions on insider trading expired. Sandberg netted about $7.44 million by selling roughly 353,000 Facebook shares on Wednesday Read more here.
Twitter to Add Photo Filters to Compete With Instagram: Twitter plans to update its mobile applications to introduce filters for photos that will allow people to share altered images on Twitter and bypass Instagram, the popular mobilecentric photo-sharing network, according to people who work at the company but asked not to be named as they are not allowed to discuss unannounced projects. Read here.
Sunny Leone is dangerous: Beware while opening the sites that feature photos of sensational Sunny Leon, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra as these stars are ‘Most Dangerous Celebrity in Indian Cyberspace’ according to a research conducted by the security solutions firm McAfee. Read complete post here.
Carry original ID if you have booked rail ticket online: From December 1 onwards, you need to produce original identity proof to travel in any reserved services of the Indian Railways. Those without identity proof will be treated as travelling without ticket and attract a penalty equivalent to the ticket fare.Read complete post here