Ahead of its time in the unlimited music streaming industry, Omnifone briefly enjoyed some high profile success in the early 2000s, but recently filed for bankruptcy (August 2016).
Now, TechCrunch has revealed that Apple has picked up some of Omnifone's assets, including some 16 members of staff, and probably some technology to go with it.
A quick analysis of the employee's LinkedIn profiles shows that they have changed employers to Apple, and are working in various roles, including some in iTunes and app development.
While Apple has a history of acquiring technology companies for their assets, this is not a standard acquisition following their usual processes. However, Omnifone does possess a number of patents which might be of interest to Apple, which fuelled speculation that they might have bought out the company for 10 million.
Steve Jobs Paperback Bio Pre-Sales Exceed All Expectation
The world awaits this great paperback that is due to be released in September and the Steve Jobs paperback bio certainly ranks number one of many wish lists. This man was one of the most inspirational people that ever walked this earth and his words of wisdom were a breath of fresh air. Steve's life may have been cruelly cut short but he has left an incredible legacy in his wake. It is no wonder that the Steve Jobs paperback pre-orders have already exceeded all expectation. The photograph on front cover of the Steve Jobs paperback is bewitching -- a portrait of Jobs as a handsome, virile and innovative young man.
10 Billion Dollars Paid To Apple App Store Developers
According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple has paid app store developers $10 billion since 2008 -- more than three times that of all the other platforms combined! Apps have been downloaded over 50 billions times, and the numbers are rising every day.
In fact, half of that $10 billion has actually been paid out within the last year -- showing the astronomical growth of the industry. Not only within the Apple App Store, app developers are seeing a boom in their field like never before.
English: iPhone using the Wikitude application, demonstrating an example of Augmented Reality (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
How Much Does Cell Phone App Development Cost?
One of the most common questions surrounding app development is “how much does it cost?” Unfortunately, the answer is not as clear or direct as the question. Zco Corporation has developed apps costing as little as $5,000 and as much as $1 million. The overall cost to develop an app depends on a number of factors throughout the development process.
Steve Jobs was one of the biggest titans in the digital age. Yet, how does he compare to other famous businessmen?
It will take awhile before we can truly answer this question as technology is still evolving. In addition, we do not know what Apple will achieve in the future. However, it is pretty clear that Steve Jobs was a top visionary in the IT world. It is sad that fate decided to take him away at such a young age. He died at only 56, an age that is too young to pass away. On the other hand, he did accomplish many things in that short period of time. As such, we need to use his memory as inspiration for both ourselves and our children.