Monthly Archives: February 2016

HTC will release our mobile devices as well as HTC Vive

Even though HTC M10 won’t be debuted at MWC. It released the selling price of HTC Vive on Feb 21. Each HTC Vive charges $799 which is expensive than Oculus Rift. Besides HTC Vive, HTC will also release four mobile devices, including the HTC X9 that was revealed before and another three Desire series devices.

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HTC X9 applies the full metal body that started from M7. It offers gray, silver, gold and rose colors for options. It is set with 5.5 inch full HD screen, equipped with 13 megapixel camera that is featured by anti-shake function. Its camera supports for the 4K video making. Its front camera has 5 megapixel feature.

HTC is deployed with 64 bit processor of Helio X10, 3GB RAM. Its storage space is 32G and support for the MicroSD extension of 2TB.

There are three mobile devices launched for Desire series, including Desire 550, Desire 630 and Desire 825. Their body shapes are different from X9’s. They deploy the plastic as the body shapes. The body designs look more fashion and young. Their cover are splash ink designs make the devices look great. Desire 630 and 825 have two colors for options.

Desire series all deploy with 5 mega pixel front camera. To the rear camera, Desire 630 and 825 are with 13 mega pixel while Desire 550 is with 8 mega pixel.

Desire series are mid-range mobile devices, while Desire 825 are the most advanced. It is equipped with Qualcomm 400 and 2GB RAM.

Yahoo made readjustment for the development direction of Tumblr

Mayer carried out a series of acquisition since she has been working as Yahoo CEO. She was criticized by the board of directors as those acquisitions did not help a lot to the company. Yahoo spent $ 1 billion to acquired Tumblr which could be considered as the worst acquisition.

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Recently, Yahoo announced to start dealing the Tumblr assets, and give up the 2014 sales integrated plan.

In 2013, Mayer decided to acquire Tumblr with $ 1 billion. The analysts queried such offer was too much. Tumblr’s revenue and user growth disappointed the public in the following years. Its popularity is under Instagram’s, Snapchat’s and Pinterest.

Yahoo released its 4Q 2015 earning report lately. Yahoo announced that it carried out $230 million asset write-down to Tumblr. The American medium assumed Tumblr was the worst acquisition that Yahoo and Mayer has ever made.

BusinessInsider reported that Yahoo ended the independent operation of Tumblr in April 2014 and integrated it with Yahoo’s advertising sales department.

However, Yahoo made another decision that it would ease the integration plan and split off Tumblr from Yahoo advertising sales department. Then Tumblr will realize the independent operation as it did in 2013. Yahoo might close down some of assets or cut jobs to adjust its business.

Mayer predicted the revenue of Tumblr could reach $ 100 million in 2015. It turned out to be a failure. Yahoo works hard to adjust its business in order to enhance its competition, however, the result does not come as expectation.

Evernote stops selling the third-party authorized products

Evernote announced that the company won’t sell or fulfill the orders for the third-party authorized products on Evernote market. It will transfer this duty to its partner and focus on the launcing of software.

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Evernote Market was introduced in 2013 that offered the office tools and products. Those products are entitative and connected to Evernote. Evernote teamed up with Adonit, Moleskine and PFU, integrated their products, productivity with note apps. The monthly revenue of Evernote Market once accounted for 30% among the Evernote business. Evernote addressed it sold $12 million commodities for the first year it was introduced.

John Hoye, Co-Director of Evernote explained that it sold 800,000 units of Evernote Moleskine, 300,000 units of Jot Script and 20,000 units of Evernote ScanSnap.

Evernote CEO Chris O’Neil also stops offering the unlimited storage space for its subscribers and closed down its Video app and Skitch app. He dismissed 47 employees and closed down 3 offices to focus on its major business. Evernote Market seemed to be the victim for its new measures.

It had sign that Evernote Market would be closed since last December. Evernote Market claimed that it would stop using Evernote app to promote the business.

Even though Evernote no longer to forwardly sell the third-party products, the cooperations with those enterprises still continue. Evernote implies it will cooperate with more partners to integrate its business.