Author Archives: David Guevara

India’s Flipkart shutters digital music store, says country’s download market ‘will not scale’

India’s largest e-commerce service Flipkart has announced it will shutter its digital music store Flyte next month, less than 18 months after it launched, claiming there is insufficient demand for paid downloads in the country. Flyte, which debuted at the end of February last year, sells DRM-free music but it will take ...

Colin Stretch Named Facebook’s New General Counsel as Top Lawyer Departs

Facebook announced on Thursday that Colin Stretch, a three-and-a-half-year veteran of the company, will soon take over the position of vice president and general counsel for the social giant, assuming responsibility for leading Facebook’s legal team. Stretch will take over the position after the departure of Ted Ullyot, Facebook’s acting ...

Angry Birds Trilogy slingshots to Nintendo’s Wii U and Wii consoles on August 13th

As if its flock of angry fowl weren't already near-ubiquitous, Rovio's today announced an August 13th release date for the Wii and Wii U versions of Angry Birds Trilogy. The Finnish company had previously committed to the two Nintendo ports earlier this year, prompted by the success of the ...

Amazon Storyteller launches in beta, creates a storyboard automatically from uploaded movie scripts

Amazon is looking to nurture the next generation of scriptwriters, directors and cinematographers with a new, free online tool called Amazon Storyteller, which helps convert initial scripts into dynamic and professional storyboards. The project is currently in beta, but can automatically identify scenes, locations and characters from a script that has ...

Chrome OS dev channel gains Quickoffice powers, lets users edit native Excel and Word files

Chrome OS hardware continues to proliferate, and on the software front, Google continues to add features to the platform in the hopes of persuading more folks to exit the traditional PC paradigm. Today marks a significant step in achieving that latter goal, as the dev channel of Chrome OS has ...

Massive benchmark shows AT&T fastest mobile network, Verizon mostreliable

If you've ever questioned the claims made by big cellular network operators like "America's fastest network", thenhere's an article just for you. After driving more than 20,000 miles and surveying mobile data speeds across the U.S, PCMag's data shows AT&T has the fastest overall cellular data network while Verizon's proved ...

CompuLab MintBox 2 unveiled with four times the power, same Linux Mint flavor

Now that Linux Mint 15 is available, it's only fair that we get a new MintBox to match. The CompuLab and Linux Mint teams won't disappoint us on that front: they've just previewed the MintBox 2, a big upgrade to their open source mini PC. The new version drops AMD ...