Troubled smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry may have just officially formed a committee to explore a sale of its assets last month, but the company's board is apparently eager to offload it to a willing buyer as soon as possible. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, BlackBerry's board of directors wants to hold a fast auction, with the goal of selling the company by November of this year.
Adobe today announced its Photography Program, which for $9.99 per month offers photographers who own a previous copy of Photoshop (starting with CS3) access to a “lite” version of Creative Cloud with Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, as well as a Behance membership with access to Adobe ProSite and 20GB of online storage.This offer is valid until December 31, 2013, but it’s worth noting that this is not an introductory price. Users who subscribe now will continue to pay $9.99 even after the offer expires.
Say hello to Yahoo's new logo. After changing its purple wordmark every day for the past month, Yahoo revealed the winner yesterday. It's part of an effort from CEO Marissa Mayer to give inject some fresh visual interest into the venerable tech brand, while keeping the familiar color and exclamation point. You can view take a look at the new logo by following the link in the shownotes.
Activision Publishing launched a new Call of Duty game for iOS this morning, Call of Duty: Strike Team, a new shooter experience "built from the ground up" for iPhone and iPad, according to the game's App Store page.Call of Duty: Strike Team is currently available for $6.99 and features a 1.31 GB download. Players will step into the roll of leader for a U.S. Joint Special Operations Team in 2020, seeking to save the country after finding themselves embroiled in war with an unknown enemy. The game switches between the classic first-person shooter view and top-down view to allow "reconnaissance and coordinated squad attacks."
“Private” social network Path is ramping up its monetization machine with a premium subscription service that will allow users to access all of its stickers and filters for $14.99 a year. It’s also getting a little more intimate, with new features that will allow its users to share moments with specific friends rather than everyone in their network.With the latest version of the app — version 3.2 — Path is rolling out a new Premium tier for users who are crazy about stickers and filters and all the micro-transaction add-ons that Path has available. Path users who wish to upgrade to Premium can do so for $14.99 for a year on iOS or Android devices. Or they can upgrade for $4.99 for three months on iOS or $1.99 a month on Android.
PayPal has released an update to its iOS and Android apps that is pretty significant — it’s been redesigned from the ground up for its users in nearly 125 markets. The intent is to showcase the company as something more than just an ATM, and to prove to the world that it can help consumers find what they want, when they want it, right through their mobile device.
As part of this release, users will find several new features, including the ability to order ahead, pay at the table, provide coupons and offers, and have a built-in credit line through Bill Me Later.
Google has announced the launch of Chrome Apps today in a bid to establish the Web browser as more of a platform in itself.The new apps are similar to what the Chrome Web Store already offers, but instead of launching in the usual looking browser, it launches sans address bar and navigations buttons, essentially making them look and feel more like desktop apps you’re used to using on PCs or Macs.Chrome Apps also work offline without an internet connection, so there’s no need to stay connected if you really don’t need to or really can’t.The Chrome Apps can be launched directly from the desktop too, using the Chrome App Launcher that will be automatically installed the first time you download a Chrome App.