25 August 2011

Steve Jobs resigns as CEO--Apple's Deep Bench Faces Challenges

Apple's Deep Bench Faces Challenges
Wall Street Journal
By YUKARI IWATANI KANE And NICK WINGFIELD There are few chief executives who are as closely identified with a company as Steve Jobs has been with Apple Inc. Now that he is stepping down as chief executive— although he will be chairman—it will largely ...
Apple Ruling Hits Samsung
Wall Street Journal
A Dutch court barred units of Samsung Electronics Co. from selling several smartphone models in much of Europe, marking a victory for Apple Inc. as it engages in global litigation to protect its iPhone and other mobile devices. ...
Russian Rocket Fails in Launch and Crashes
New York Times
By ANDREW E. KRAMER and KENNETH CHANG MOSCOW — A Russian cargo rocket ferrying three tons of food and fuel to the International Space Station broke down about five minutes after it blasted off on Wednesday, completing its flight by arcing into a ...
Lift, from Obvious Corp., a social network for 'human potential'
Los Angeles Times
The Obvious Corp. has announced Lift, its first start-up, and its not obvious as to what exactly Lift is. Obvious -- a San Francisco incubator started just about two months ago by Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, and former head of ...
Nokia Announces Three Symbian Smartphones
PC Magazine
By Sara Yin Nokia has announced three mid-tier smartphones running on an upgraded version of its proprietary Symbian platform, the Nokia 600, 700, and 701. Nokia's global head of sales, Colin Giles, a company veteran, announced the smartphones in Hong ...
Pulling OnLive Coupons From Deus Ex Could Spell Legal Trouble for GameStop
Wired News
By Jason Schreier GameStop might leave itself open to claims of tortious interference after removing giveaway coupons from new copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution . GameStop's practice of removing a competitor's coupons from new copies of videogames ...
Microsoft previews smarter file copying for Windows 8
A consolidated dialog box showing multiple files being copied in Windows 8. This optional, detailed view shows transfer progress and throughput graphs. A dialog box in Windows 8 shows a consolidated view of two files copying, rather than opening ...
Sony A77 DSLR Sports Fancy Transparent-Mirror Tech
Wired News
By Charlie Sorrel Yet another new camera announcement for today. This time it's Sony's SLT-A77, the SLR equivalent of the NEX7 mirrorless compact, also announced today. The A77 has two very cool new features. First is Sony's new translucent mirror tech ...
Facebook may raise risk of teen substance abuse
San Francisco Chronicle
Teens who see drugs and alcohol used on Facebook and other social network sites may be affected by it. A New York research group released a study Wednesday claiming American teenagers who spend time on Facebook, Myspace or other social networking sites ...
Walking could power your next cell phone, researchers say
By Doug Gross, CNN An "energy harvester" in a user's shoe could convert energy from walking into power for cell phones, researchers say. (CNN) -- Will you be able to charge your next mobile phone simply by walking around? A group of researchers at the ...
SF transit board developing cellphone policy
By PAUL ELIAS Transit agency directors appeared ready Wednesday to set a policy allowing police to cut wireless phone access on San Francisco Bay area train platforms, but only in extreme public safety circumstances. Eight of the nine Bay Area Rapid ...
Room-temperature brown dwarf  spied just 9 light-years off
By Lester Haines • Get more from this author Scientists perusing data collected by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have spotted some really cool stars – brown dwarfs with an atmospheric temperature as low as an agreeable 25°C. Dubbed ...
The Tech Trade Just What Did Google Buy?
Larry Page might discover--to his horror--that he has given comfort to the enemy: Microsoft. Was Larry Page's first major move as Google's CEO a big screwup? At the very least, the search engine giant's $12.5 billion deal to buy smartphone and ...
As Hurricane Irene nears, Americans turn again to social networks
By Sharon Gaudin Computerworld - After an earthquake rattled the East Coast and now a hurricane is roaring toward land, it's becoming increasingly clear that social networks are a key part of our disaster response. The American Red Cross reported today ...
Beijing Communist Party Chief Issues Veiled Warning to Chinese Web Portal
Wall Street Journal
By JOSH CHIN And LORETTA CHAO BEIJING–Beijing's Communist Party chief issued a veiled warning to Chinese Internet portal Sina over its Weibo microblogging service after a visit to the company's headquarters, a sign of the government's growing anxiety ...
Android malware up 76 percent, nonexistent on iOS
CNET (blog)
A recent study has found that Apple's iOS is still untouched by malware, whereas users who choose Google's Android platform are 76 percent more likely to encounter funky software, making it the most susceptible mobile operating system in the world. ...
Time Warner Cable's Sling rebate: Broadband push or broadcast dig?
By Ryan Lawler Aug. 24, 2011, 3:15pm PT No Comments Time Warner Cable will soon unveil a new promotion that will give rebates for SlingBoxes to its Wideband high-speed Internet customers. In a story first reported by the New York Times, ...
Will Any Tablet Actually Succeed as an “iPad Killer”?
By Jillian | August 24, 2011 | No comment yet Just once I would like to see a device released on its own merit. I want to see the manufacturer and reviewers all say 'this is the coolest new thing we've ever seen and you need to have one', ...
Hulu bids due - who will win its hand?
By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Bids for Hulu are due on Wednesday from a collection of tech and satellite giants -- with Yahoo, Google, Amazon and DirecTV among the likely contenders. Apple, which was at one point sniffing around the video ...
NASA boosts Webb telescope cost to $8.7 billion
WASHINGTON — NASA has boosted its cost estimate of a major telescope project to 8.7 billion dollars, even as lawmakers have threatened to slash the space agency's budget, a spokesman said Wednesday. The James Webb Space Telescope, which aims to replace ...
Hacker group posts explicit photos of BART spokesman
San Jose Mercury News
By Denis Cuff OAKLAND -- The alliance of hackers called Anonymous stepped up its attack on BART Wednesday by posting a partially nude photo of who they say is the transit agency's chief media spokesman, Linton Johnson. Anonymous has been calling for ...
Robonaut 2: Helper, job stealer ... or Cylon?
Los Angeles Times
There are two things I know for certain: I love technology. And I hate technology. A 330-pound humanoid robot was electronically awakened aboard the International Space Station this week, beginning its life as an astronaut's assistant. ...
BlackBerry, the Best Yet, Isn't Enough
New York Times
By DAVID POGUE Research in Motion just unveiled a new smartphone, the BlackBerry Bold 9900. The question is: Does anybody care? The latest in technology from the Times's David Pogue, with a new look. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 has a stainless steel rim, ...

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