Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a memo over the weekend to employees reflecting on 2013 and talking about the upcoming year of 2014, according to 9to5Mac, which got its hands on a copy of the email.Interestingly enough, Cook teased some “big plans” for 2014:We have a lot to look forward to in 2014, including some big plans that we think customers are going to love.
Vin Diesel has confirmed that Fast & Furious 7 will be released on April 10th, 2015. The movie was originally set for release in July, 2014, but its fate was in question after the death of star Paul Walker. Diesel — who will produce and star in the film — used Facebook to announce the date, posting it alongside a picture of the last scene he and Walker filmed together
T-Mobile is teaming up with Facebook to make GoSmart — its recently launched prepaid wireless service — a bit more appealing. Starting next month, GoSmart users without a data plan will be able to access to Facebook and Facebook Messenger on mobile for as long as they want, without any added costs. This isn't the first time that Facebook has partnered with a carrier to provide free access on mobile, but this is its first time it's done so inside the US.
Twitter co-founder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey will soon have an even busier schedule: today Disney announced that he's been elected to the company's board of directors effective immediately. "Jack Dorsey is a talented entrepreneur who has helped create groundbreaking new businesses in the social media and commerce spaces," said Bob Iger, Disney's chief executive. "The perspective he brings to Disney and its Board is extremely valuable, given our strategic priorities, which include utilizing the latest technologies and platforms to reach more people and to enhance the relationship we have with our customers."
A new agreement between the US Energy Department, environmental groups, and various technology firms could improve energy efficiency of cable and satellite set-top boxes by 10 to 45 percent by 2017. Experts believe the deal could save up to $1 billion in energy costs annually. The pact doesn't include any binding legislation or regulations that companies must legally adhere to
After abolishing its CEO position last month, Acer announced today that it's reinstating it and bringing in a chip industry veteran to take the reins. Beginning January 1st, Jason Chen take over as Acer's CEO. Chen was previously vice president of sales and marketing for chipmaker TSMC, and he had a long stint at Intel serving in sales and marketing positions prior to that.