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Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg has now admitted to making the mistake of developing mobile web-based technology instead of building directly onto both Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) smartphone platforms, Financial Times reports.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Foxconn Technology Group, who is a main manufacturing partner of Apple, admitted the use of students on iPhone assembly lines. However, the company denied Chinese media reports that it had been forcing vocational students to work at its factories, reports The Los Angeles Times.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): “Today is a big day for Android … 500 million devices activated globally, and over 1.3 million added every single day,” stated Google’s Hugo Barra, who made this announcement via Google+ on Tuesday evening. Android reached over 500 million less than a week following when Google Chairman Eric Schmidt’s report of the amount of activations was at nearly 480 million.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Instagram will go in the direction of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, according to The Verge, who is citing sources that are familiar with Microsoft’s Windows Phone plans. The Instagram app is to be available to the platform.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) announced its Intel Perceptual Computing Software Development Kit. This will allow devs to bring gesture interaction, facial and voice recognition, as well as augmented reality features to the Intel Core processor-based Ultrabook systems and PCs. This is to be launched early next quarter.
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