March 3rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo
Good news, perhaps, for the impatient: the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is "hiring hundreds of new engineers and supply-chain managers" across Asia in an attempt to "speed up product development and launch a wider range of devices." According to "people familiar with the matter," Apple is poaching staff from HTC and other tech companies across China and Taiwan to build up teams in Shanghai and Taipei.
December 30th, 2013 | by Gizmodo
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google has been working with Audi to develop in-car entertainment and information systems based on Android—and the pair plan to make an announcement at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The newspaper explains that the announcement will also detail collaborative efforts with other manufacturers—it specifically names Nvidia, for instance—in order to "establish Android as an important technology for future vehicles." According to the Journal's sources , the new Android initiative will "allow drivers and passengers to access music, navigation, apps and services that are similar to those widely available now on Android-powered smartphones." Last June at its 2013 developers conference, Apple announced its plans to integrate iOS into the car dash , and has garnered support from BMW, Mercedez-Benz, GM and Honda in the process.
April 15th, 2013 | by Gizmodo
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft is working with suppliers to develop a new touch-enabled watch device, which sees it jumping on the same rumored bandwagon as Apple and Samsung . Citing executives from Microsoft's suppliers , the Journal reports that Asian manufacturers have been shipping components to Ballmer and co so that the company can start developing "a watch-style device". Apparently those components include a 1.5-inch display, but other details are scant
January 14th, 2013 | by Gizmodo
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has cut orders for iPhone 5 components due to "weaker-than-expected demand" for the device. Citing "people familiar with the situation", the Journal claims that Apple has cut its orders of iPhone 5 screens for the January-March quarter, for instance, by half. If the rumors are true, they suggest that the phone isn't selling as well as Apple anticipated—or, more unlikely, that its plans are changing