IBM names first female CEONokia shows off its first Windows Phone handsets, Amazon's Kindle Fire is in hot demand, and Big Blue appoints Virginia Rometty as its new CEO.
It's Wednesday, October 26th, 2011. I'm Bridgette Carrie on cnet.com and it's time to get loaded. Big news today for Big Blue. IBM is appointed it's first female CEO in it's 100 year-history. Virginia Rommety, currently a Senior Vice-President for sales and marketing will succeed Sam Palmisano as Chief Executive in January. There are only two other women in charge of large technology companies. Meg Whitman at Hewlett-Packard and Ursula Burns at Xerox. Nokia announced it's first two Windows phones overnight. The Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710 and with troubles Nokia's going through financially, they are really counting on these new units to succeed. The Lumia 800 will launch in six countries in Europe next month. The lower cost, 710 model that will come out later in Hong Kong, India, Russia and Taiwan. The US won't be seeing any Nokia Windows phones 'till sometime next year. One big reason, Windows phone software doesn't work with LCE 4G yet. When it does, then you'll see Nokia making the effort to compete in the US market. Twitter is quietly working on an update with timeline feature that lets you view a message threat to see our related conversations and how many people re-tweeted the message. So, instead of expanding on the message in the right hand side panel, it simply can be opened in the mainstream feed. One Twitter user discovered, he was among the few to have it and posted a video showing how it works. Amazon is building millions more candle fire units in the company plant a cell according to Amazon's 3rd quarter earnings report. In the release, Chief Executive, Jeff Bezos, said September 28th, that was when the new Kindles were available for pre-order. That was the biggest order date ever for the Kindle. Even bigger than the previous holiday peak days. Also in the 3-week since launch, orders for the electronic ink Kindles are double than the previous version's launch. But the square's earnings were not as hot as what should expected, even with the popularity of the new tablet, the company sees the 4th quarter also being a little rough since it's taken a short term profit hit on the cost of making the Kindle Fire. Grant at Auto Five has been announced, but we have no idea what the theme is. Rock Star Games just teased the logo and the design is inspired by elements sort of $5 bill. So, could this be hinting at a Las Vegas theme of high stakes action? Perhaps it's said in Washington DC with some twists on the treasury. We'll find out next week. The trader will be unveiled November 2nd. When Grand Theft Auto 4 was released in 2008, it sold $6 million in the first week. It was the best-selling game of all time. That is until (College UD Modern 2?) came out the next year. (Collar Duty Black Ops?) now hosts the title for best-selling game. Those are your headlines for today. I'm Bridgette Carrie from cnet.com and you've just been loaded.