31 January 2012

Angry Birds boss: Piracy helps us 'get more business'

Angry Birds boss: Piracy helps us 'get more business'
By Anna Leach • Get more from this author Music industry chiefs must have been pleased to hear that the maker of pig-squishing iPhone game Angry Birds has learned from its mistakes in combating piracy. Contrasting the music industry's ignore-then-crush ...

IBM Buying Worklight to Enhance Mobile-Application Software
By Beth Jinks Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) -- International Business Machines Corp., the world's biggest computer-services provider, is acquiring Worklight Inc., a closely held maker of software for smartphones and tablets to enhance its mobile-service ...

German appeals court keeps Galaxy Tab 10.1 out of stores
by Don Reisinger January 31, 2012 7:36 AM PST The Higher Regional Court in Dusseldorf today upheld an earlier injunction, requested by Apple and imposed by a lower court on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, saying that the tablet violates a German ...

Two apps that one-up Facebook on smartphones
by Rafe Needleman January 31, 2012 6:00 AM PST Follow @rafe Likes! is a nice, simple way to find things your friends have liked near you. There's more than one way to use Facebook, especially if you're mobile. That's a good thing, since while Facebook ...

NASA Study Says Global Energy Is Out Of Balance
PC Magazine
By Andrew Webster A new study released by NASA provides further evidence that greenhouse gases are the main driving force behind global warming. The study looked at the planet's energy imbalance, which calculates the difference between the amount of ...

Microsoft launches Office 15 as technical preview
by Lance Whitney January 31, 2012 7:36 AM PST Follow @lancewhit Microsoft is already testing the waters with the next version of its popular Office suite. Office 15 officially made its debut as a technical preview yesterday, available to a small number ...

Pythons strangling the Everglades
South Florida Water Management District workers hold a 16-foot-long Burmese python that was captured and killed in Florida's Everglades National Park. The Python had recently consumed a 76-pound deer. The reptile was one of the largest ever found in ...

Salesforce.com Delivers Big Service Smarts For SMBs
New Desk.com help desk and customer service application offers social and mobile capabilities, in a simple, low-cost alternative to Salesforce.com's Service Cloud application. By Doug Henschen InformationWeek Salesforce.com launched Desk.com on Tuesday ...

Did Apple Really Best HP as Top PC Maker?
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Research firm Canalys is reporting that Apple surpassed Hewlett-Packard in the fourth quarter of 2011 to claim the title of top PC maker – but the company is once again counting tablets as PCs. Canalys said 120 million PCs were shipped ...

Google responds to Congress over privacy policy inquiries
by Don Reisinger January 31, 2012 6:43 AM PST Google has responded to Congress, defending its decision to make a controversial change to its privacy policy. In a 13-page letter to several Congress members, Google explains its decision for changing its ...

Apple issues second update to Final Cut Pro X to appease video pros
Ars Technica
By Jacqui Cheng | Published January 31, 2012 9:21 AM Apple has issued another update to its video editing software Final Cut Pro X, which the company describes as "significant" despite the relatively minor version number bump (v.10.0.3).

AT&T shuffles executives
by Marguerite Reardon January 31, 2012 7:03 AM PST Follow @maggie_reardon AT&T announced Tuesday a rejiggering of its management team, in what looks like a move to better align executives to AT&T's various business units. The company created a new ...

Unannounced HTC Ville with Android 4.0 and Sense 4.0 shown off in leaked video
HTC's upcoming smartphone code-named the HTC Ville just stared in a leaked video ahead of an official announcement, which is expected to come at next month's Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. BGR exclusively reported this past ...

Video: Meet the voice cast of 'Mass Effect 3'
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Role-playing game fans will hear some familiar voices when they boot up BioWare's upcoming epic Mass Effect 3. The studio unveiled the cast of actors lending their vocal talents to the game, which launches Mar.


Why Are Twitter's Revenues So Puny? Time to Grow Up
With all the commotion about Facebook's (FB) planned IPO filing tomorrow, you might have missed another study that came out yesterday from some outfit called eMarketer saying that Twitter's revenues were going to “hit” $540 million in 2014.

US judge rejects Oracle's fraud claim against HP
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author A US judge has dismissed an Oracle fraud claim against HP in the companies' ongoing legal battle over the Itanium platform. Last year, Oracle discontinued its software support for Itanium chips, ...

Russia postpones space launch
San Francisco Chronicle
By JIM HEINTZ, AP Anonymous / AP FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 file photo the Zenit-2SB rocket with the Phobos-Ground probe blasts off from its launch pad at the Cosmodrome Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos ...

13 Years Later: EverQuest Finally Going Free-to-Play in March
By Matt Peckham | @mattpeckham | January 31, 2012 | + The great-granddaddy of 3D massively multiplayer online roleplaying games won't cost a thing to play for the first time in its 13-year history come March 2012 — so sayeth the folks at Sony Online ...


Apple fights scalpers with iPhone 4S lottery system in Hong Kong
CBS News
(CBS) - Apple customers who want to camp out for the iPhone 4S in Hong Kong will be disappointed. The computer company has implemented a lottery system in an attempt to curb scalping spots in line at the Apple store in Hong Kong.

Volcanoes may have sparked 'Little Ice Age'
Fox News
A mysterious, centuries-long cool spell, dubbed the Little Ice Age, appears to have been caused by a series of volcanic eruptions and sustained by sea ice, a new study indicates. The research, which looked at chemical clues preserved in Arctic ...

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Lawmaker Markey unveils Mobile Device Privacy Act
Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) released a discussion draft of the proposed Mobile Device Privacy Act, which would require wireless operators and their partners to notify subscribers if they employ mobile analytics measurement tools like the controversial ...

Blue Whales Keep Getting Bigger
Discovery News
It's easier to grow bigger in the sea with the water holding up your weight, say researchers. Nearly all mammals have gotten smaller -- except for the blue whale. Blue whales, the largest mammal, may be gaining heft thanks to ocean currents boosting ...

Mars-bound Rover Feels Wrath of Sun's Radiation
Discovery News
Last week, as the sun crackled with flare activity and launched a succession of coronal mass ejections, it wasn't only Earth that felt the sun's wrath. Currently gliding its way toward Mars, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory detected the sun's temper ...

Lawsuit Claims Technology Industry Bigwigs Had Secret Anti ...
By Mary Beth Quirk
The ability to play employers off bids from other companies seeking to snag the best in their fields is an important one. So much so, in fact, that workers in Silicon Valley have filed a lawsuit alleging that some of the industry's biggest players ...
The Consumerist

LTNY 2012 Talking Technology to Lawyers — Slaw
By Shaunna Mireau
I have the pleasure of attending LegalTech 2012 in New York this week. Though I came to NYC to talk to vendors of legal technology products as my primary purpose, there have been some interes.

Technology Sector Review: Renewable Energy, Samsung's Galaxy ...
By info@wallstcheatsheet.com (Damien Hoffman)
Thomas & Betts Corp. (NYSE:TNB): ABB (NYSE:ABB) and Thomas & Betts (NYSE:TNB) announced that both companies' boards of directors have agreed to a transaction in which ABB will acquire Thomas & Betts for $72 per share in cash or ...
Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Lilia Ziamou: Unleash the Power of Technology: How Museums Can ...
By Lilia Ziamou
First, technology is 'cool.' This is what a group of college students told me. They were visiting the museum for a class assignment and they noticed the QR codes as they were coming up the stairs and entering the exhibition space.
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Future of Technology - Ocean motion could produce 9 percent of ...
By John Roach
Next-generation technologies that harvest electricity from ocean waves and tides sloshing along the U.S..
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Thales Australia Presents its Fibre Laser Sensor Technology in ...
By Subsea World News
Thales Australia is demonstrating its innovative Fibre Laser Sensor technology in Sydney Harbour this week as part of the Pacific 2012 International Maritime Exposition. The company is a leader in underwater systems, operating a Centre of ...
Subsea World News

A&M Students Create ZeroTouch Technology
A&M invention allows people to interact with computers in a completely new way.
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How Will You Use Technology to Revolutionize Your Learning ...
By Patrick Ledesma
Patrick Ledesma is a National Board-certified teacher and School Based Technology Specialist in Fairfax, Virginia, where he focuses on instructional-technology integration and special education at the middle school level. For the 2010-2011 ...
Leading From the Classroom

Amadeus technology outage hits major airline systems and agency ...
By Kevin May
Amadeus says a major system failure which is understood to have affected thousands of passengers on Monday has been rectified.

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