Late News: Cook Positive Over Post-Jobs Apple, New Wii Price Drop Likely, Free Wi-Fi At Travelodge

Tim Cook, the new Apple CEO, who recently took charge of Apple after former CEO Steve Jobs decided to call it quits, has written a letter to Apple employees, promising that the company will continue to build on Steve’s philosophy. The first day Cook took the responsibilities of the CEO, he wrote a letter to Apple employees, produced by The Guardian in its entirety, assuring that the company is not going to change.

Samsung on Thursday clarified that the rumours about it being interested in Hewlett-Packard Co.’s PC business do not hold any ground. It’s been a while now since the market has been flooded with reports of the Korean electronics giant eying HP’s PC business in order to conquer the number one spot in the PC industry. These rumours started spreading last week when HP officially announced that it was planning on "strategic alternatives" for its PC business.

Telecom giant Verizon Communication announced on Thursday that it acquired Burlington based cloud software technology provider, CloudSwitch. According to Verizon, the deal has been inked by the company with the view of capitalising on CloudSwitch’s expertise on innovative cloud based software services, which could ease up the process of switching to the cloud for enterprises, thus eventually causing its widespread industry-adoption.

Retailers in the UK are prepared to drop the price of the new-look Nintendo Wii to £79.99 or less when it launches, it has reported. UK’s leading retailers have claimed that they are more than willing to drop the price of the console below the £80 mark during the fourth quarter season, even if the price drop is a temporary promotion.

UK based budget hotel chain Travelodge has decided to offer access to free Wi-Fi to its customers. In a first-of-its-kind offering from a budget hotel, travellers wishing to access the web when they are away from home will be able to do so without having to deal with a spike in the budget.