Microsoft Corp. is revamping the Xbox to fend off a breed of competitors ranging from Apple Inc. to Facebook Inc. Those companies were nowhere in gaming when the software maker debuted its last version five years ago.
Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo said the online service for 140-character messages is increasingly being used to track personal health with wearable computing gadgets such as Nike Inc.’s fitness devices.
As Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. develop smart watches and Google Inc. prepares to roll out Web-enabled eyewear, an ecosystem of software developers is springing up to lend a hand and reap the profits.
Facebook Inc., owner of the world’s most popular social-networking service, is in talks to acquire mobile-mapping application provider Waze Inc. for as much as $1 billion, two people familiar with the matter said.
Ouya Inc., the maker of a $99 video- game console that uses Google Inc.’s Android operating system, raised $15 million in venture funding to expand operations. Industry pioneer Bing Gordon joined its board.
King & Spalding LLP recruited Australian arbitration and construction lawyer Peter Megens as a partner in the Singapore office starting in July. Megens was at King & Wood Mallesons in Melbourne, where he was co-head of the firm’s arbitration practice and a senior member of its construction team.