DailyDose: Apple paid out $8 bn to developers, up by a billion in a month & failing Yahoo- Microsoft search deal

DailyDose, your everyday technology brief is here. In today’s edition: Apple’s massive payout to developers. The failing Yahoo- Microsoft search deal. Obama’s plans to make education more tech focused and more.

Apple announces $8B paid out to developers, a jump of $1B in just one month: Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced that Apple had paid out $8B to developers, a number that displays an increase of $1B since the last time numbers were announced on January 7th. That displays a massive increase in acceleration for developer payouts. More here.

Marissa Mayer
Marissa Mayer

CEO Marissa Mayer Says Yahoo-Microsoft Search Deal Is Underperforming: Yahoo’s search deal with Microsoft is underperforming, CEO Marissa Mayer said during an appearance at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. Read More here.

Apple buying small companies every other month but constantly evaluating larger acquisitions. At the Goldman Sachs’ Technology and Internet Conference on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook pointed to the company’s “deliberate, thoughtful” mantra as a reason it doesn’t typically acquire large companies but admitted it’s not opposed to such purchases if the right one comes along. More here.

Obama Announces Plan To Make Education More Focused On Tech Skills: During the State of the Union, President Obama has announced a plan to make the American education system more focused on tech skills. More here.

Intel confirms its Internet TV launch this year, complete with set-top box and a camera. Erik Huggers, General Manager of Intel Media, has confirmed that the company is, in fact, working on providing television over the internet, and it plans to do so with new consumer hardware that Huggers described as something with “beautiful industrial design.” More here.

Silicon Valley and Immigrant Groups Find Common Cause. Silicon Valley executives, who have long pressed the government to provide more visas for foreign-born math and science brains, are joining forces with an array of immigration groups seeking comprehensive changes in the law. And as momentum builds in Washington for a broad revamping, the tech industry has more hope than ever that it will finally achieve its goal: the expanded access to visas that it says is critical to its own continued growth and that of the economy as a whole. More here.

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