Days before the much-anticipated visit by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Silicon Valley to focus on supporting innovation & technology in India, Silicon Valley based Peel, a smart remote maker, has announced they are acquiring the Cloud R&D division of Hyderabad-based Fission Labs which will now become Peel India. With a three-year sales growth of 1607%, Alibaba-funded Peel ranked 287 among the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies this year.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) shows no signs of slowing down, following its record breaking IPO. The company has now invested $50 million in Peel Technologies, the smart TV remote app developer. Peel specializes in converting smartphones into remote controls for televisions and air conditioners.
Since Dish’s Sling TV streaming service launched in 2015, there were two regularly repeated gripes from cord-cutters: That Sling didn’t provide online access to any of the major broadcast networks and that you were forced to only using Sling on a single device at any given time. Sling is now taking steps to address both of these issues, but will they be enough to offer a true cable replacement?
Habib Najmi hops out of a blue Honda. He is skinny, and wearing white tennis shoes and faded blue jeans and a half-bewildered look on his face, because he is almost 18. And at 18, bad things aren’t supposed to happen to you and your buddies, right?
You are just getting started in life. And Royal Virk, Mr. Najmi’s basketball pal and, man, was he ever a terrible player, but much more than that he was a real “chill” guy. Funny and full of life and up for just about anything.
While the Federal Communications Commission has okayed maybe going ahead with creating a market for non-proprietary cable boxes, Verizon FiOS customers who have been using their Xbox consoles or smart TVs to access a subset of channels instead of renting extra cable boxes for each television set in their home are about to be disappointed, as Verizon is ending these apps.
Weather apps are the new Twitter apps. For a time, designers put their efforts into making cool Twitter apps. Twitter apps were a way to play around with different design ideas, while still appealing to a broad base of users. Twitter basically shut down all the third party apps. It wanted to take control of its platform, so the creativity in Twitter apps is pretty much dead.