AMNews: Microsoft Stops Zune, Siri Ported to Jailbroken iOS 5 Devices, Apple iTV Production Update

Microsoft has reportedly decided not to produce new versions of its Zune media player owing to its rapidly declining demand. Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported the company won't continue to make new Zune video and music players, but will instead focus on other devices.

Developers have managed to release a port for the Siri voice controlled assistant for jailbroken Apple devices running on iOS 5. The new Siri port, called Spire, is available for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, third generation iPod touch, fourth generation iPod touch, and first generation iPad.

Apple's suppliers will start preparing materials for iTV sets during the first quarter of 2012. Citing sources within the industry, Digitimes reported that Apple's supply chain partners are preparing to meet the iPad maker's deadline for launching the new product - during the second or third quarter of 2012.

Twitter has proven to be more popular than Facebook in terms of media coverage during 2011. The micro-blogging platform, which has more than 100 million monthly active users, was featured in 50 percent of media reports related to social networking platforms while Facebook was featured in 45 percent of them

Seems like SAP - the Enterprise software maker - has finally decided it is time to jump into the cloud computing race and make the most out of it while the sector is still expanding. As part of this effort, SAP has gone ahead with the proposed acquisition of SuccessFactors for a $3.4 billion.