20 August 2011

Investors Rebel Against HP Plan

Investors Rebel Against HP Plan
Wall Street Journal
By JUSTIN SCHECK And JOANN S. LUBLIN Investors abandoned Hewlett-Packard Co. after its plan to get out of the personal-computer business left serious questions about the technology company's strategy. HP shares plunged 20% Friday to $23.60, ...

Views from under the Palm
There is no more “business as usual” for HP’s PC unit after what Leo Apotheker did yesterday. . .
Apple iPad 3: Retina display and 5 more features we'd like to see
Los Angeles Times
The Web was abuzz Friday with a rumor we've all been hearing for months -- that the iPad 3, whenever it comes out, will be outfitted with Apple's retina display. Double the resolution, up to 2048 by 1536 from the iPad 1 and iPad 2's 1024 by 768 for a ...
DARPA offering $500000 grant in November to fund Starship research
Digitaltrends.com
DARPA is looking to make starship's a reality. The US defense organization is awarding a $500000 grant to one organization willing to take on a 100-year research project for humanity's future. This fall, one lucky organization will be crowned with the...
Facebook's 'Like' button illegal in German state
CNET
A German state would very much like for its residents to keep their fingers--and other assorted pointers or cursors--away from Facebook's "Like" button. The state of Schleswig-Holstein has ordered all government offices to remove the button from their ...
Woot! Oxford English Dictionary adds cyberbullying, sexting. Retweet.
Los Angeles Times
For its 100th anniversary, the Oxford English Dictionary is proving it's still hip with the times by adding some tech-centric terms to its pages. Cyberbullying, sexting, retweet, textspeak and woot have joined the ranks as real words, along with some ...
Feature: Windows 8: making the PC a post-PC device?
Ars Technica
By Peter Bright | Published August 19, 2011 7:14 PM For the first time in fifteen or more years, Redmond faces a genuine challenge to its Windows desktop monopoly. The threat isn't coming from Linux or from Mac OS X or from any other operating system. ...
Apple Shifts Stance On Mobile Software Identifier
Wall Street Journal
By YUKARI IWATANI KANE Apple Inc. is advising software developers to stop using a feature in software for its iPhones and iPads that has been linked to privacy concerns, a move that would also take away a widely used tool for tracking users and their ...
Report: AT&T Exec Confirms October iPhone 5 Launch
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn It's been a day of Apple rumors. Reports about an iPad 3 with retina display coming in early 2012 were followed by rumors of Apple scaling back iPhone shipments. Now, Boy Genius Report says that an AT&T vice president told several ...
Report: Clearwire in Acquisition Talks
Digital Media Wire
Sprint Nextel Corp. is reportedly talking with cable companies about a possible acquisition of Clearwire Corp., according to a Bloomberg story that cited three sources familiar with the situation. Earlier this summer Clearwire announced their decision ...
This week in Google+ updates
Digitaltrends.com
Another week, another batch of Google+ upgrades. They range from the minute to the innovative, and we'll let you be the judge of how much they will actually impact your G+ time. Here's a quick look at some improvements and features that hit the site ...
AT&T Discontinues $10 for 10000 Text Plan
Top Tech Reviews
AT&T announced that it would no longer offer the $10 plan that would give the consumer 1000 text messages. New customers can choose the $20 unlimited plan or have no text plan and be charged 20 cents for each text. Its $30 a month family plan that ..
Apple Cracks Down on Knockoffs in New York
Mashable
In an ongoing battle against trademark infringement, Apple has filed a lawsuit against two sellers of knockoff Apple accessories based in the New York City neighborhood of Flushing, Queens, according to documents unsealed Thursday in Brooklyn federal ..
Google is Street Mapping the Amazon Rainforest
Geekosystem
by Max Eddy | 5:25 pm, August 19th, 2011 Google street view can already show you the best way to get to the movies and let you wander around Antarctica, but soon the map service will let you cruise through the Amazon rainforest. ...
New Aurora 8 works on memory, guts, and add-ons
CNET
Two add-on changes were revealed last week that represent, for the first time in possibly years, that Mozilla has forced changes on how third-party programs and Firefox interact. Basically, Mozilla is disabling the ability of a third-party program, ...
Anonymous Hackers Release FBI Contractor's Drone Data
International Business Times
By Alastair Stevenson | August 19, 2011 10:55 AM GMT The hacker collective Anonymous has released a fresh batch of data taken from Vanguard Defense Industries, a Pentagon and FBI contractor. Hacker collective Anonymous has released a fresh batch of ...
83 percent of Google+ users are inactive [INFOGRAPHIC]
GigaOm
By Colleen Taylor Aug. 19, 2011, 12:00pm PT No Comments Now closing on its second month, the Google+ social networking platform has seen rapid growth — and lots of attention — in its short lifetime. But new research indicates that the lion's share of ..
After Insulin Pump Hacking, Lawmakers Seek Review
ABC News
Two lawmakers are requesting a review of the government's security standards for wireless medical devices after a diabetic discovered how to remotely reprogram his and other people's insulin pumps. Reps. Anna Eshoo of California and Edward Markey of ...
Google Provides Weather Forecast on Maps
PCWorld
By John Ribeiro, IDG News Google is providing current weather information and cloud data from around the world on its Google Maps application, by an arrangement with The Weather Channel'sweather.com and the US Naval Research Laboratory. ...
iPhone 5, Nexus Prime Slated For Epic Battle
InformationWeek
An AT&T executive let slip that Apple's iPhone 5 may launch in early October. That's also when the Google Nexus Prime is expected. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Though many an analyst has predicted September as the probable launch period for the iPhone ...
Jamaica: Technology & Business · Global Voices
By Janine Mendes-Franco
Jamaica: Technology & Business. Posted 19 August 2011 16:32 GMT. Written byJanine Mendes-Franco. Countries, Jamaica. Topics, Business, Internet & Telecoms, Software & Tools, Technology. Languages, English ...
Global Voices
Rice Says Some Technology Valuations Have Gone Too Far - YouTube
By Bloomberg
Aug. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Bob Rice, general managing partner at Tangent Capital Partners LLC, talks about technology stocks, company valuations and the outlook ...
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The Power of Tax Breaks in Ontario's Technology Corridor ...
By james_fudge
Members of Ontario's "Technology Corridor" attended Gamescom in Cologne, Germany to show their support for the culture, work ethic and incentives the Canadian region provides to developers. Over the past two years, Canada's gaming ...
GamePolitics blogs
Green Car Congress: Mikro Systems and Siemens sign collaborative ...
By Mike Millikin
Mikro Systems has applied its patented Tomo-Lithographic Molding (TOMO) manufacturingtechnology to gas turbine airfoils with funding support from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). ...
Green Car Congress
Smartphone Wars: Will Android and iOS Continue to Dominate?
PCWorld
By Ginny Mies, PCWorld Aug 19, 2011 5:30 PM HP announced Thursday that it will discontinue its WebOS line of devices, which includes the HP Veer 4G, the HP Touchpad tablet and the yet-to-be-released HP Pre 3 smartphone. With the iPhone and Android ...

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