Yahoo! has launched a new web browser called Yahoo! Axis. It’s currently available for Apple iOS devices and as a plug-in for HTML5-enabled desktop browsers such as Firefox 7, Internet Explorer 9 and Chrome.
Features include visual previews of results, a custom homepage and a ‘connected experience’ that lets consumers start their search on one device and finish it on another.
The phablet - larger than a phone, smaller than a tablet - will see global shipments increase by a factor of 10 in 2012 from last year, according to ABI Research.
The company, which defines these devices as having a touchscreen size between 4.6 and 5.5 inches, expects more than 208 million phablets to be shipped globally in 2015.
New research from eDigitalResearch and Portaltech Reply shows that 64% of UK smartphone owners are now using their mobile devices to shop online, a number that has quadrupled since June 2010.
44% of smartphone owners said they’d use their devices to browse even more in the coming months.
The latest move in the battle for indoor internet coverage has seen pub group Greene King signing a deal with WiFi provider The Cloud.
The two companies already had a deal to offer WiFi in 300 pubs; this new agreement will see free WiFi available in 1,000 managed premises - including the Hungry Horse and Loch Fyne brands - and also offered to 1,400 leased and tenanted premises.
HP, the world’s largest technology company, has announced what it’s calling a ‘multi-year productivity initiative’.
The restructuring scheme is expected to save up to $3.5 billion by the end of the 2014 financial year and will see around 27,000 employees leaving.