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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Apple iPhone Wallet; iCloud Security Questioned

Apple Teaming Up With Visa, MasterCard on IPhone Wallet
Bloomberg
"Apple Inc. plans to turn its next iPhone into a mobile wallet through a partnership with major payment networks, banks and retailers, according a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. and American Express Co. and will be unveiled on Sept. 9 along with the next iPhone, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. The new iPhone will make mobile payment easier by including a near-field communication chip for the first time, the person said. That advancement along with Touch ID, a fingerprint recognition reader that debuted on the most recent iPhone, will allow consumers to securely pay for items in a store with the touch of a finger...."



CBS News

Apple patches iCloud security gap after celebrity photos hacked, reports say
CBS News
The day after private, nude photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities were released online, Apple has reportedly patched a security ...
Apple patches 'Find My iPhone' exploit - ZDNet
Jennifer Lawrence - Daily Mail


Apple - September 9 Will Give You A Stomach Ache And Nothing More... Focus On Sales - Apple Inc.  | Seeking Alpha"With the iPod, AAPL still has 72% of the portable music player market even though the overall portable music player market has been cannibalized by smart phones by 33%. According to AppleInsider, Steve Jobs once said, "if we don't cannibalize ourselves, someone else will." This brings an interesting take on the iPod. Apple will effectively know when to kill its iPod if and when the time comes."


Forbes

FAA Dithering Forces Google And Other Drone Innovators To Take Their Jobs And Technology ...
Forbes
What wasn't surprising to experts familiar with the industry is that Google conducted all ... Amazon waited patiently for months, while the FAA dithered.


NBCNews.com

A Drone Flew Over Apple's New Campus, And What It Saw Was Amazing
Forbes
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said last week that he was 'doubling down on ... You can follow him on Twitter @GregoryMcNeal or on Facebook.
Drone gets peek at Apple's new 'spaceship' campus (VIDEO) - RT - Daily news
Someone Flew A Drone Over Apple's New "Spaceship" Campus In California - BuzzFeed


New York Times

Amazon Bets on Content in Deal for Twitch
New York Times
Amazon's desire to outmaneuver both Google and Yahoo and get its hands on the controller at Twitch probably makes sense. Demographically, it's a ...


Wall Street Journal

EU Sends Questionnaire to Rivals Over Facebook Deal With WhatsApp
Wall Street Journal
Here, the Facebook and WhatsApp icons are displayed on an iPhone. ... looking into the way in which many people now use Apple Inc.'s iMessage, ...

Staying Safe And How To Disable Apple iCloud
Forbes
'TFA' is offered by Apple as well as rivals Google Google, Microsoft Microsoft and social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. TSV greatly ...


The Guardian

Move over Amazon, HMV is getting people back in stores
The Guardian
The music retailer is on course to overtake Amazon as the UK's biggest music and DVD retailer, just 18-months since its collapse. What's behind the ...


Telegraph.co.uk

As Amazon And Alibaba Face Off, Who Will Come Out On Top?
Forbes
Amazon and Alibaba, the world's largest e-commerce companies, are ... With big names like Burberry and Apple Apple recently joining the Tmall ...

This could be the Apple iCloud flaw that led to celebrity photos being
Owen Williams
An alleged breach in Apple's iCloud service may be to blame for countless leaks of private celebrity photos this week. On Monday, a Python script ...


What Happened to Motorola | Chicago magazine | September 2014: "...However, as the history of many giant corporations (Lehman Brothers, General Motors) shows, great success can lead to great trouble. Interviews with key players in and around Motorola and its spinoffs indicate that the problems began when management jettisoned a powerful corporate culture that had been inculcated over decades. When healthy internal competition degenerated into damaging infighting...."

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