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.
Microsoft Corp. will use an Advanced Micro Devices Inc. processor in its next Xbox game console as it seeks to cut the cost of building machines and get developers to create more titles, people with knowledge of the matter said. AMD surged the most in almost two years.
Samsung Electronics Co., stepping up a battle with Apple Inc., will staff mini-stores at Best Buy Co.’s U.S. locations to showcase how its tablets, smartphones and televisions work together. Best Buy shares surged.
Chinese television makers, including TCL Corp. and Hisense Electric Co., are accelerating their push into the U.S., marketing cut-rate sets and advanced technology as they try to grab share from Japanese and Korean competitors.
Samsung Electronics Co. will hold a very Apple-like event to unveil its latest smartphone in New York today. The Korean company will take the wraps off the Galaxy S4 at Radio City Music Hall and stream the event live on video screens in Times Square.
Hewlett-Packard Co. unveiled a tablet computer called the TouchPad in a bid to gain a foothold in the market for handheld computers, and said the product’s software, acquired in last year’s purchase of Palm Inc., will run on personal computers this year.
Apple Inc. said it will give software developers more leeway in how they create applications for its iPhone and iPad, a move likely to benefit Adobe Systems Inc., whose software had been panned by Apple’s Steve Jobs .
Apple Inc. said it will publish review guidelines for its App Store for the first time and relax restrictions on the development tools that software programmers use to create applications for its iPhone and iPad.