Apple stock (NASDAQ:AAPL) got a boost today on news that Warren Buffett's hedge fund significantly increased its AAPL holdings. As of March 31, Berkshire Hathaway purchased a whopping 9.8 million shares totaling $1.07 billion. This move makes Berkshire Hathaway the 56th largest owner of AAPL. Not surprisingly, share prices surged 3.7% on the news.
Google's developer's conference, Google I/O, is scheduled to kick off on Wednesday, May 18, at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. The three day event will include a two hour keynote where Google CEO Sundar Pichai will discuss product and platform innovation. The event will also include a variety of other talks focused on Google services, such as its ad platform and Android. People attending the event can download the recently updated Google I/O app to access the conference map, create personal schedules and set up event notifications.
Opera has made paid VPN (Virtual Private Network) services a thing of the past by launching its own free VPN app. Opera VPN allows users to "do more on the web" by spoofing their location to get around region locked content, such as local sports. At launch the app offers five virtual locations (U.S., Canada, Germany, Singapore, and the Netherlands) with more planned in future updates.
Apple is set to make a splash for the 10th anniversary iPhone next year. According to the latest rumors, the company will break new ground in industrial design with radical changes to the iPhone 8. Most of the leaks surrounding the upcoming iPhone 7, which is expected to launch in September, point to a design very similar to the iPhone 6s. This has analysts worried that consumers will not be excited enough to upgrade their devices.
Accessory maker Speck has always been known for their colorful printed iPhone cases that not only look great but also offer top of the line protection. The company this month has released four new collections for spring and summer. The collections include Desert Canyon, Jungle Dream, Life Aquatic and a new line of CandyShell Inked options.