Nightly April 1st

  1. Apple: There are sources reporting that the rumored 5.5-inch version of the iPhone could be delayed but the good news is a 4.7-inch version is expected to launch this fall.
  2. Podcast: Launchbyte get together with fellow podcasters [Tomboy Tarts] to talk about Tech and Bitcoins. We are almost at 2000 listens for this episode and we love if you could help us share a tweet on this episode.
  3. Apple: Apple and Samsung is going for another trial. This time over squabbling over different patents and a newer generation of devices. This article gives a great overviews on the patents involved.
  4. Intel: Intel invested $740 million to buy 18 percent of Cloudera, which provides Apache Hadoop-based software to business customers. There is a short video from Intel’s CEO too.
  5. Microsoft: After Google and Amazon price cuts, Microsoft is now joining in the price war. “Microsoft officials said on March 31 that they are chopping the price of compute by 27 percent to 35 percent; and storage by 44 percent to 65 percent.”
  6. Pebble: Pebble asks users not to install v2.1 update, citing critical issue that breaks app.
  7. OKCupid: When you login to OKCupid now, you might see a slight disruption. There will be a banner stating “Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples. We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid
  8. Oracle: Oracle is now the world’s second-largest software vendor. They just overtaken rival IBM by clocking a US$29.6 billion in software revenue last year. Who’s the first? Microsoft, with $65.7 billion in software revenue last year.
  9. Yahoo!: Yahoo! might just be coming out with its own YouTube in the coming months. Sources say that Yahoo! are now actively courting “YouTube stars”. Yahoo! might just put up a good fight because the YouTube’s partners have been complaining about the 45 percent cut of ad revenue.
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