Google Looks To Rival Thomson Reuters & Bloomberg

Tech giant Google is all set to make a new investment in the field of communication by investing in Symphony Communication Services LLC, a messaging startup. Symphony offers a centralized platform to different individuals, corporate users and financial firms towards digital communications. Therefore, its collaboration with Google is expected to bring some significant developments in the world of communication.

Google takes interest to invest in Symphony Communication ServiceSpeculations are doing the rounds

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has made a new round of investment for Symphony, which is now valued at $650 million. However, a source close to the deal told Reuters that talks between the two companies are in progress and they are yet to make a final decision on the terms.

While there is no confirmation from any of the companies involved so far, reports of the deal have already fueled up speculation. The service, which is backed by several banks along with the Goldman Sachs Group, is now touted to become a rival of Thomson Reuters Corp. and Bloomberg LP, as these are trusted sources for offering information and messaging services to investors, traders and bankers.

At present, Symphony’s services are available for small businesses as well as individuals for free while businesses which have more than 50 users need to shell out $15 per month for every user. … Read the rest

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Metallic Nokia Lumia 928 Sure to Release in May on Verizon?

While almost all other major smartphone makers have already brought out their flagship offerings for 2013, everyone’s busy wondering what Nokia has up its sleeve for this year. After the success of the Lumia 920, the world is gearing up to expect another stellar flagship, the Lumia 928.

According to latest news by Bloomberg, Nokia and Verizon have struck a deal to bring out the Lumia 928 on this carrier. The latest reports also confirm that Nokia will indeed have an all metal body to give it a premium, classy look.

Fans of the Nokia Lumia series can expect to see this phone launching by sometime next month, which seems to be coinciding with Verizon’s “Save the Date” invites sent out for the 22nd of May. In all likelihood, the Lumia 928 could have a 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1280X768 pixels, 1 GB of RAM, an 8 MP camera with Xenon and LED flash, Windows Phone 8, 32 GB of internal storage space and a 2,000 mAh battery. And yes, it will be lighter and thinner than the Lumia 920 as well.… Read the rest

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