News tagged ‘nissan’
Small Texas Firm Accuses Apple of Using Its Battery Technologies
A firm called Somaltus, LLC has accused Apple of infringing on its 2010 patent describing advanced battery technologies. Somaltus is the same firm that filed identical lawsuits against other major vendors, namely, Samsung, Sony, Asus, Lenovo, and Toshiba.
Apple Continues Hiring Automotive Industry Experts
Looks like the guys from Cupertino haven’t given up the idea of creating their own electric car. According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple has recently hired former Chrysler executive, or, to be more precise, the Senior Vice President of the Chrysler Group Doug Betts. His LinkedIn page shows that he’s now working at Apple in the San Francisco Bay Area. However, no other details about this new hire have been shared by Apple or the Cupertino-based company.
Apple Places 55th on Fortune Top 500
Apple has placed 55th on Fortune's Global 500 Top Companies, an annual list of the world's biggest corporations. Apple moved up the list from 111th place last year. Samsung placed 20th. Top 3 are Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil and Walmart.
Here is the full list:
Apple's iAd blows away competing ads
First Apple’s iAd was Nissan Leaf ad. Users who viewed Nissan's Leaf electric car iAd spent 90 seconds with the interactive advertisement -- ten times longer than customers will spend with a traditional ad. Moreover, people are five times more likely to click on interactive advertisement than they are a traditional online display ad. One more proof of iAd success was made by Unilever, maker of Dove shower products, said its initial advertisement proved to be successful, with 20 percent of viewers checking the ad multiple times, and a percentage in the double digits seeking further information about the product. iAds are also popular among iPhone users, because they don't have to leave their app and launch a browser to view them.
iAd success helps Apple to take up more than half of the mobile advertising market in 2010. And developers, too, have found success with the new iAd platform: Apple providing them a 60 percent cut of the advertising revenue.
Take a Look at the First iAd on the iPhone
As expected iAds have arrived July 1. This advertisement for the Nissan Leaf is the first to make an appearance.
The initial launch of iAd rich media ads, featuring advertising from some of the world's leading brands, will begin July 1. At launch, we’ll roll out in North America and ramp up the number of ads served in the weeks and months ahead. For developers outside of North America, iAd will be rolled out in a few months.
Take a look:
Need for Speed Shift: Photos and Cars
Electronic Arts released several screenshots and some info about new upcoming iPhone game: Need for Speed Shift. This is a racing game similar to Need for Speed Undercover.
Here is the official list of avaliable cars in the game:
- BMW M3 GT2
- Volkswagen Golf GTI
- Mazda RX-8
- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
- Subaru Impreza WRX STI
- Porsche Cayman S
- Nissan 370Z (Z34)
- Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34)
- Dodge Challenger Concept
- Ford Shelby GT500
- Audi R8 4.2 FSI quattro
- Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
- Chevrolet Corvette Z06
- Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
- Ford GT
- Porsche 911 GT2
- Lamborghini Murciélago LP640
- Pagani Zonda F
- Aston Martin Racing DBR9
- Maserati MC12 GT1