Earlier in February this year, there was talk about Alibaba picking up Yahoo, but that did not materialize. Well, we do know that Alibaba is one the larger companies in China that can be considered to be a market leader, and they have just purchased back half the stake that Yahoo Inc. owned in the company, forking out approximately $7.6 billion in the process, which would also be a strategic move in helping them edge closer towards the possibility of floating Alibaba on the stock market via an initial public offering.
According to Alibaba, they handed Yahoo around $6.3 billion in cash and $800 million in preferred shares in Alibaba Group, not to mention also going through a one-time cash payment of $550 million that has something to do with the amendment of both companies? intellectual property license agreement.
Yahoo responded by returning shareholders $3 billion of the $4.3 billion of after-tax proceeds from the sale, which is separate from the $646 million downpayment that it has already returned to its shareholders via buybacks. After the dust had settled, Yahoo will still own around 23% of Alibaba’s common stock that remains valued at $8.1 billion thereabouts.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Yahoo-Alibaba talks breaking down , Alibaba casts an eye at Yahoo,
Heads up, those of you who are rocking to the South Korean version of the Samsung Galaxy S3, which is also known by its model number SHV-E210K. It seems that the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Test OTA (Over The Air) update for said handset can be retrieved, although it is not yet available to the masses. Word has it that this particular update will also be able to assist 3rd party Android Developers such as CyanogenMod Team to further improve their Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean custom ROMs for Samsung Galaxy S3. Again, we must stress that this particular Jelly Bean Test is meant for the South Korean version of the Galaxy S3 only, try it on other Galaxy S3 models and it will not work.
The entire OTA update weighs in at a massive 323.9MB, sporting a build date of September 18, 2012. You will need to be on E210KKKALH6 firmware before the update can be flashed properly. For the uninitiated, you might just want to play it safe and wait it out for an official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for your device and save yourself from any potential heartaches and headaches.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy S3 arrives this October, says Samsung Denmark, Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update loose release window mentioned,
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When BGR first bandied about the October 21st release date for the Nokia Lumia 920, it is easy to say that there was your fair share of naysayers concerning Microsoft was the one who announced that Windows Phone 8 will be released on October 29th instead. The thing is, BGR could very well be spot on the money, as another Windows Phone site, WPCentral, claimed that they had a reliable source who did pass to them accurate Windows Phone Mango launch dates in the past, once again come to share recent documentation that confirmed the launch of the Nokia Lumia 920 this coming October 21st.
After all, October 21st is a Sunday which has remained to be a firm favorite with AT&T when it comes to launching Windows Phone devices, and history had shown that Microsoft too, did share the same affinity as AT&T. Still, all we need to do to clear up any confusion would be to wait patiently for slightly more than just one more month. After all, even if the Nokia Lumia 920 did not appear on October 21st, there was only one more week to go after that before all should be revealed, officially. This is definitely earlier than the speculated November 2nd date.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Nokia concludes Lumia 920 fake video investigation, "appropriate action" has been taken, Nokia Lumia 920 could arrive on AT&T come 2nd of November,
Earlier this morning, we took a look at how Samsung rolled out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean source code for international versions of the Samsung Galaxy S3, and folks who are rocking to powerful but yet not the latest Android smartphones, there is hope for you yet. Especially so if you are rocking to the Samsung Nexus S or the Nexus S 4G. In fact, Google has just rolled out factory images of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean for both the Nexus S and Nexus S 4G today, where these images can be flashed onto your respective smartphone so that it can return to the original factory firmware just in case Murphy decides to strike and your handset ends up bricked.
Needless to say, it would be prudent to stash away the factory image in a safe place, as you can never quite tell just when you need it. Like most of the other things in life, you cannot quite find them when you need it the most, so being prepared is always a good mantra to live up to. The Google Developers page has more information on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean factory image if you are interested to know more.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sprint Nexus 4G now up for pre-order at Best Buy, Android Jelly Bean usage grows 1500% over two months,
Just yesterday, we reported that the Kindle Fire as well as the Kindle Fire HD might be ?hack resistant?, as in their bootloaders are locked so that you cannot mess with the software bit of either tablet. Well, assuming your mourned upon hearing such news, it is not time to throw off the sackcloth and wash away the ash on your head just yet, as there are reliable sources which ?confirmed? that the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2, too, will come with a locked bootloader.
This particular act of blocking will ?prevent its users from installing proper custom ROMs with kernels and radios?. Good thing there is more than one road to Rome, so chances are someone out there with the will and know-how will be able to figure out a way to circumvent this particular locked bootloader. Surely past experience of overcoming this obstacle on Verizon?s locked devices will come in handy this time around. Definitely an inconvenience that some Verizon customers might prefer to avoid, but c?est la vie, no?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Alleged Verizon Galaxy Note 2 gets pictured, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 headed for Verizon, and more [rumor],
Just what do you think of the Android mascot? I find it really cute and it can be suited up to accommodate many different situations, literally wearing a slew of hats for various festivals if you want it to. Well, here is another clever use of the Android mascot that comes in the form of the Cry-on Series 3 Android collectible. To put it in a nutshell, this is an Android Krylon spray paint which can be shaken, it might be able to motivate you into tagging your office wall. Don?t worry about getting caught in the act of vandalism, as there is no actual paint residing within, but it will still sound and look like it.
Word also has it that the shipments of Series 3 collectibles have cleared customs, and are ready to be sold to adoring masses. We are looking at a time frame of just days away from the Cry-on Series 3 Android collectible to be shipped to retailers, before your favorite delivery person drops it off at your doorsteps.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean factory image for Nexus S and Nexus S 4G released, Android Jelly Bean usage grows 1500% over two months,