Seagate Technology announced it is the first hard drive manufacturer worldwide to have shipped 1 billion hard drives â€“ a number not only staggering in size but also emblematic of the massive amount of digital content being created in the home, hand, office, car and dozens of other markets. Consider this: the 1 billion hard drives Seagate has delivered equates to approximately 79 million terabytes, able to store 158 billion hours of digital video or 1.2 trillion hours of your favorite music â€“ and Seagate hard drives and storage solutions enable people to create, share, enjoy and protect more digital content every day.
If youâ€™ve ever wondered about what it takes to become the worldâ€™s top search engine, then you might want to take a look at the February 4 issue of Fortune. The magazine conducted a joint interview with Google’s top brass and uncovered a key element to its success: long-term commitment.
Apple may have started with the wrong foot, but it is determined to turn the tables this month! It recently revealed its new strategy for the device: a significant software update that will unhitch it from the computer, coupled with online movie rentals that will be available in high-definition as it heads into the family entertainment room!
The deal will create a new industry leader (By a mile. Seriously.) entitled Activision Blizzard. The new company is rumored to be worth a little over 8 billion dollars. Billion Dollars. Interestingly enough, the merger also boosted shares (for laymen, share boosts usually mean better game development. More money, less fear of layoffs means programmers who are fat and happy and productive.) of rival Ubisoft Entertainment. This is because Electronic Arts (theyâ€™ve been at this for a minute now.) may feel threatened by the combination of these two huge competitors, and try and snatch up Ubisoft and make their own New York Yankees-like game development corporation.