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Huawei Rising: 2016 H1 Revenues Up 40%

07/26/2016, Huawei continues its impressively rapid progress and posts a first half of the year revenue growth of 40% (to ~$36.6B). Last year at the same period, the revenue growth was 30%, so the pace has accelerated, and Huawei said that it is “confident” that...

LeEco Acquires Vizio For $2 Billion

07/26/2016, Once again, the rumors were true. The tech world was bubbly about a possible acquisition of Vizio by LeEco. Now the terms are official, and LeEco has said “why” it pulled the trigger on this acquisition. LeEco will now own Vizio’s Hardware and...

Computex Sets Itself Up To Attract Startups

06/02/2016, Change is in the air at Computex. From the outside, most people typically think of Computex as a PC components trade show. On the inside, it’s also a place for most players in the IT/Technology supply chain where many exhibitors are looking for...

LeEco Establishes U.S HQ In Silicon Valley

04/28/2016, Ubergizmo readers certainly know LeEco, a company founded in China, thanks to products such as the LeSee autonomous electric car or smartphones like the Le 2 Pro. These two examples only show a fraction of the impressive number of businesses under the...

Canadian Firm Sells Bottled Fresh Air To Chinese

12/15/2015, China might be the second largest economy in the world at the moment, but all of that progress comes with a price – that is, the speed of industrialization has resulted in round-the-clock pollution in their major cities. With fresh air being a...

Seagate NAS and NAS Pro Network Storage for SMBs

07/14/2014, Seagate has announced two network attached storage (NAS) products for small and medium businesses (SMBs) with two distinct NAS models. The first is the Seagate NAS which comes with either two or four HDD bays and has been designed to provide storage for...

Flipboard Acquires Zite From CNN

03/05/2014, Flipboard has announced that it has purchased news reader Zite from CNN for $60M, according to CNN Money. By doing so, Flipboard hopes to go from the best-looking web magazine to the smartest as well. If you are not familiar with Zite, it is a news...

Broadcom Forging Ahead With 300 Mbps Cat6 LTE

02/18/2014, Broadcom has recently demonstrated that its smartphone modem can communicate with a “live” 300 Mbps LTE commercial network. Although demonstrations using a similar technology have been done in the past, Broadcom says that it is the first to do so on a...

PingPong: Simple, Interactive, Free Q&A App For Teachers

12/01/2013, I’ve recently met with the creators of PingPong, an app that is aimed at providing a higher level of interaction between teachers and students. It works by simply letting teachers create questions either on the spot (during class), or as a series or...

Smart Content Center: A Government-Supported Incubator In Korea

12/01/2013, I have visited the Smart Content Center in the G.Square building In Seoul: it is a South Korean government-supported incubator that helps startup by providing a low-cost working space (rent is free for successful applicants) that comes equipped with a...

Clash of Clans Creators Get $1.5B Investment From Japan

10/15/2013, Supercell, the parent company behind hit games like Clash of Clans has announced receiving a $1.5B investment from Softbank (the first wireless carrier in Japan to carry the iPhone) and GungHo, a Japanese known for its online and mobile games....

Verizon Committed To Help Startups Through Its Innovation Centers

10/08/2013, Earlier today, Verizon has invited developers and reporters to its innovation center in San Francisco (201 Spear Street, 9th floor, there’s another one in Boston) for a showcase in the updated show room. If you did not already know about this,...

Mobelisk Turns Ordinary Tablets Into Enterprise Devices

05/24/2013, At CTIA, MoGo has announced its second generation of modular sleeves that can turn a $200 device into a touch, enterprise ready tablet with extra battery capacity, optional laser bar code reader and many more options. Basically, if the order is large...

Microsoft Facing SEC And DOJ Probe Over Foreign Bribery

03/19/2013,   It seems like Microsoft has landed itself in some hot waters. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Redmond based company is under investigation by the Securities and Exchanges Commission as well as the Department of Justice over claims that it...