Microsoft discontinues XBOX 360

Xbox-is-discontinuedXBox 360, the flagship game console of Microsoft, will no longer be manufactured by the company. The retirement of the popular game will allow the company to focus on other developments. XBox 360 was launched 10 years ago amidst fanfare because it was then the first ever such product from the software giant.

Though specific reasons have not been given for the cessation, it is believed that the firm would like to concentrate on its core business of office applications. It is speculated that the proliferation of games on hand held devices like mobile phones and tablets may have led to low sales with the XBox, hence the retirement.

Stores world wide will continue to sell existing stocks till they run out and Microsoft will support existing users.

CEO of ExplainerDC Ghana attends YOW Australia 2015

YOWThe CEO of ExplainerDC Ghana, Enyo Kumahor, is attending YOW! Australia 2015 underway in  three cities – Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. YOW! is a global gathering of notable tech speakers including world-renowned Developers with 10+ years, inventors of globally-acclaimed products like Smalltalk and key figures from high profile Software companies like Uber, Facebook, ThoughtWorks and  Groupon.

Earlier on, Enyo spoke on a wide range of technology topics including “Frugal Innovation in Software on the continent“.

As a Founding member of Agile Africa, Enyo is specially positioned to bring the Continent to this World forum to enhance the prospects of Africa’s greater participation in the global tech landscape. Her prominence at this event, and in others elsewhere, spurs like-minded forward thinkers towards achieving recognition for technological innovation.

Enyo has granted an exclusive interview to Fetch about her attendance at the Yow! 2015. Fetch is a Melbourne based website that reviews professional events The full length interview is available here

 

 

 

Google now under a group of companies

alphabetGoogle is now under the Alphabet Group of companies.  Its a shareholding company managed by Alphabet. It will continue to do its normal business and maintain its management structure but will be under the policy control of Alphabet. This change means Google will no longer be a product and super decision company as it was in the past.

Google says it always stood for simplicity and is therefore naming the holding company after a simple experience in the literacy world – letters of the alphabet. The logo itself is a sans serif lettering with a base color –  maroon.