You won’t have to wait long for the new Steve Jobs movie! Also, Xiaomi is holding a press event in… San Francisco?! Meanwhile, Microsoft acquires a calendar app.
It wasn’t long ago that the cast for the new Steve Jobs biopic was being decided. Now Universal Studios is all ready to go and has set a solid release date for the film – October 9th.
That is amazingly fast in the world of film-making! Regardless, whether it will be a good movie or not is yet to be seen. Now we know Michael Fassbender will be playing Steve Jobs. Meanwhile, we have Seth Rogen taking on the tech erudite Steve Wozniak.
Opinion: Fassbender seems like a legit actor, but I have never seen him play anything like Steve Jobs. To be honest, Ic an’t even imagine it. Just like I can’t imagine Seth Rogen being any good at representing Woz.
Xiaomi is doing what?! Does this mean they are finally entering the USA market? Not so fast! Xiaomi has announced a press event will be taking place in San Francisco, come February 12th, but there will be no major announcements made. So then, why is Xiaomi even hosting a press event?
According to Xiaomi PR representatives, the idea here is to allow Americans to get to know the company more. Interesting, right?
“We can also confirm that Xiaomi will not be launching in the U.S. or entering the U.S. market this time, but this is an opportunity to get to know the company and leadership a bit more.”
Opinion: I am guessing this will be some kind of way to build strong relationship with the USA mobile market. After all, you need strong connections before entering such a competitive market like America. Maybe they can even meet with carriers and try to build some relationships.
Microsoft is going through a major overhaul, but they are not doing it all on their own. The company has started acquiring start-ups and talent to help them get to the top, where Microsoft once stood as king. New rumors suggest the Redmond-based company has acquires calendar app Sunrise.
The deal is said to have gone for $100 million, but we have no idea what Microsoft intends to do with it. What we do know is that Sunrise is one hell of a calendar app. It may be among the best. It syncs between devices, and has some of the best cross-platform support, allowing you to access calendars from Google, iCloud and Microsoft Exchange.
Opinion: Microsoft did acquire Acompli and then re-branded it as Outlook. Could it be that the same faith awaits for Sunrise?