|Avast not done with deal-making after AVG buy, but no rush - |
By Jason Hovet PRAGUE (Reuters) - Avast Software, maker of the world's most popular computer antivirus program, will need a year to absorb its $1.3 billion buy of rival AVG but may seek further acquisitions before an expected flotation, its chief executive said in an interview. Prague-based Avast closed its purchase on Friday of AVG Technologies, another software firm with Czech roots specializing in consumer security. The combined company will have over 400 million users and 40 percent of the consumer computer market outside of China.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:19:37 -0400
|Watch a crazy man go on a rampage in an Apple store, smashing dozens of iPhones and Macs - What happens if you’re unhappy with Apple’s customer care practices? If you’re the guy in the following video, then you simply take your petanque steel ball to the closest Apple store and start smashing everything you can, whether it’s the newest iPhone on display or a MacBook. MUST SEE: Yup, now the iPhone 7 is exploding Petanque is a French game of boules where you have to toss steel balls as close as possible to a target. But this unhappy customer played a different game inside an Apple store in Dijon, France. As you’ll see in the following video recorded in the store by a fearless bystander, the entire ordeal was pretty scary. It’s not immediately clear what the person is using to smash the iPhones and cause all that racket, but then we can clearly see the steel ball. The disgruntled Apple customer does explain that Apple refused to reimburse him for some product, according to European law. “So this happens,” he says. Employees and security guards eventually stop him from leaving the mall, even though he does try to make a run for it. It’s likely the man will have to face the consequences of his actions, including paying for the destroyed goods. Check out the entire video below, via iPhonote , complete with the initial mayhem in the store, the ensuing chase, and what sounds like some serious name-calling in French. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0cUAqpoBso Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:18:07 -0400|
|Who should go to Mars? - |
Elon Musk laid out his plan to colonize Mars at a conference on Tuesday, but it was during the Q&A session that a woman asked one of the key questions: who will be chosen to embark on a risky trip to colonize a harsh planet? The SpaceX CEO had two answers to this line of questioning.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:01:18 -0400