11 May 2012

Sizing Up Facebook

Sizing Up Facebook
Wall Street Journal
By BEN LEVISOHN As social-networking giant Facebook prepares to sell stock to the public for the first time, money managers are mobbing investor roadshows and deluging the deal's underwriters with requests for as many shares as they can get their hands ...

The ABCs of camera phone technology
Computerworld
We explain the technology and what you should look for. By Serdar Yegulalp Computerworld - Camera phones have come a long way since the first sub-megapixel models of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Aside from being more broadly available -- there's ...

Tech Report: Bing Revamp Includes Social Network Add-Ons To ...
By Andre Torrez
Tech Report: Bing Revamp Includes Social Network Add-Ons To Take On Google. May 10, 2012 10:11 PM. Share this. View Comments. The websites of Bing, Microsoft and Yahoo are displayed on a computer monitor. (Justin Sullivan/Getty ...
CBS San Francisco

OMG, is Amazon going to kill tech blogs too? — Tech News and ...
By Laura Hazard Owen
The Daily cites unidentified “multiple sources in the Seattle area” who say Amazon plans to launch three blogs: one “designed to compete in the tech news space with websites like Gizmodo and The Verge” that would be “populated with unbiased reviews that would link back to Amazon's retail site,” one on “film, comics, TV and other geek-related activities” and one on “the emerging market of mobile phone photography apps.” ... I've seen this technology other companies use it.
GigaOM

Eight Great Tech Brands Losing Money - 24/7 Wall St.
By 247wallst
Read more: Special Report, consumer electronics manufacturers losing money, eight great techbrands losing money, tech brands losing money, technology companies losing money, AAPL, AMZN, BKS, EA, GOOG, INTC, MSFT, NOK, RIMM, ...
24/7 Wall St. - Market Wire

Are Smart Phones Spreading Faster than Any Technology in Human ...
Today's technology scene seems overheated to some. Apple is the most valuable company on earth. Software apps are reaching tens of millions of users within ...
www.technologyreview.com/business/40321/

Life as a Healthcare CIO: Cool Technology of the Week
Cool Technology of the Week ... We think the best we can do within the limitations of present server-side technology is to enforce the use of passwords on all devices .... HSPH's Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care ...
geekdoctor.blogspot.com/2012/.../cool-technology-of-week.ht...

Windows 8 RT Poses Security Dilemma
PCWorld
Windows 8 RT systems may be at greater risk than systems running more traditional versions of Windows. By David Jeffers, Content Works May 11, 2012 3:39 AM When Windows 8 hits the street later this year it will represent the boldest overhaul of the ...

Massive sunspot fires off powerful solar flares
msnbc.com
A huge sunspot that dwarfs the Earth is unleashing a series of powerful solar flares as it moves across the surface of the sun, NASA scientists say. The sunspot AR 1476 was detected by space telescopes on May 5. The huge sunspot is 60000 miles (100000 ...

msnbc.com

Apple may finally replace Google Maps in iOS 6 with own in-house version
Washington Post
It's no big secret that Apple wants to get away from its dependency on Google Maps in iOS — the company has bought several mapping companies over the last few years, and iPhoto for iOS launched in March with maps provided by the OpenStreetMap ...

Assassin's Creed III Trailer Reveals More Revolutionary Gameplay
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Ubisoft this week released another trailer for the upcoming Assassin's Creed III, which is set during the American Revolution. The two-minute clip (below) shows American soldiers battling the British Redcoats on snowy hills, ...

Infographic: Moms Embrace Social Media, Smartphones
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo Your mom might be bit more tech-savvy than you thought. Just in time for Mother's Day, new data from Nielsen indicates that moms commonly own smartphones, are active bloggers, and frequently use social media.

Facebook updates data use policy to give more information, explain how ...
Washington Post
NEW YORK — Facebook is updating its data use policy in an attempt to give users more clarity on how the information they share is used by the company. The move comes a week ahead of its expected initial public offering of stock.

Panasonic Posts Record Annual Net Loss
Wall Street Journal
By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI TOKYO—Panasonic Corp. capped a brutal year for Japan's consumer-electronics industry by posting a $5.49 billion fiscal-fourth-quarter loss, as its troubled television operations dragged the conglomerate to its biggest-ever annual ...

Shuttle replica to launch, by water, for last trek
msnbc.com
HOUSTON — A space shuttle will launch later this month from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, but instead of soaring into the sky, it will set sail on the water. The full-scale, high-fidelity space shuttle mockup, which was formerly known as ...

msnbc.com

Nvidia Q1 Profit Slumps Due To Kepler Supply Constraints
CRN
By Kristin Bent, CRN Nvidia reported Friday first-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street's expectations but still marked a hefty drop from last year's first-quarter results, as supply constraints continued to limit shipments of its new Kepler-based ...

Facial Recognition App IDs Your Friends Using Facebook
Mashable
Want to make tagging friends in Facebook photos a bit easier? New facial recognition app Klik launched out of beta on Thursday. Simply download the iPhone app and get ready to snap of picture of your friends or family. Before you even click the button ...

Facebook Permeates Everything; App Center Will Be Its Mobile Extension
ReadWriteWeb
By Dan Rowinski / May 11, 2012 10:03 AM / View Comments Facebook will soon have an application store...well, not exactly. Facebook will soon have an application repository. A display showcase. Those are probably more apt descriptions of what the social ...

HTC EVO 4G LTE Review
SlashGear
As HTC ushers in their next generation of smartphones with their hero series of HTC One devices, so too does the impact spread to their other hard-hitting brand lines like what we're seeing here in the HTC EVO 4G LTE. What we've seen of this device ...

SlashGear

For Bing and Google, the future of search is social
Christian Science Monitor
Over the next few weeks, Microsoft will overhaul its Bing search engine to incorporate results from Facebook, Twitter and other social networking platforms. By Matthew Shaer / May 11, 2012 The new Bing results page, which incorporates social search.

Christian Science Monitor

Baidu Cloud set to launch next week
SlashGear
Android and iOS may be seeing massive success in Europe and the United States, but Baidu is poised to compete against both in China. The search based company is planning to launch a new version of its operating system, Baidu Cloud, which will feature ...

SlashGear

Nokia launches Reading app for Lumia smartphone users
CNET
Rolling out this week, the new Reading app and service will let Lumia phone owners find and read books in their native language. by Lance Whitney May 11, 2012 8:15 AM PDT Follow @lancewhit Nokia Lumia owners in Europe will soon be able to pick up and ...

LG Said to Plan Selling OLED TVs for More Than $9000 in U.S.
Bloomberg
LG Electronics Inc. (066570), the world's No. 2 television maker, plans to sell 55-inch sets using the new OLED technology for more than $9000 in the US, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The price is higher than that predicted by analysts ...

Halfbrick's iOS Hit 'Jetpack Joyride' Touches Down On Facebook
TechCrunch
Here's a little something to file away for when your weekend gets dull — the Australian devs at Halfbrick have brought their premier flying-around-and-dodging-things game to its new home away from iOS. Starting today, users looking to waste a few ...

Fun New Facebook Feature: Pay $2 To Get Your Friends' Attention
Forbes
Facebook has come up with a way to commoditize that terrible feeling of being ignored by your friends. The social network is testing out a new service, reports Stuff, that would allow Facebook users to pay to have their status updates, photos, ...

Forbes

Dish Network tech risks broadcast backlash: New satcaster product strips ads ...
Chicago Tribune
With a dispute still raging with AMC Networks, Dish Network may be teeing up a new battle with content companies thanks to a new technology introduced Thursday. The satcaster unveiled "Auto Hop," which enables viewers to watch TV shows from the Big ...

Observations of an Asteroid Provide Hints of How the Earth Came Together
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
By KENNETH CHANG / The New York Times Observations by NASA's Dawn spacecraft show that Vesta formed within the first few million years of the solar system, that its surface is in places as bright as snow and in others as dark as coal,...

Report: FTC Probing Facebook, Instagram Deal
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing app Instagram is reportedly getting the once-over from the Federal Trade Commission. As reported by the Financial Times, the agency is examining the deal on competition grounds, ...

Reuters Science News Summary
Chicago Tribune
Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Maya lunar calendar notes discovered in Guatemala WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On the wall of a tiny structure buried under forest debris in Guatemala, archaeologists have discovered a scribe's notes ...

Development Team of Pebble Watches Reaches over $10000000 in Crowd Funding on ...
CollegeNews
The Pebble is a watch that basically connects to your iPhone or Android phones through bluetooth technology. With this watch you can basically run apps directly from your watch and has a beautiful high resolution e-paper display.

CollegeNews

SpaceX to Offer Trips to Private Space Stations
PC Magazine
By Adario Strange SpaceX has made a name for itself by promising to open the corridors of space to the general public at high-end consumer prices. But the real dream for many who envision traveling into space involves the opportunity to actually spend ...

Amazon conjures rights to borrow Harry Potter ebooks
Mother Nature Network
While Pottermore remains the exclusive destination for purchasing digital copies of the Harry Potter series, Kindle users can borrow the book starting June 19. By Agence France-PresseThu, May 10 2012 at 3:10 PM EST SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon said May 10 it ...

Mother Nature Network

Deutsche Telekom Said to Talk to MetroPCS on T-Mobile USA Merger
Bloomberg
Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) is discussing a merger of its T-Mobile USA unit with MetroPCS Communications Inc. (PCS) as it reviews options for the customer-losing business, according to people familiar with the matter. Deutsche Telekom is considering a ...

Bloomberg

Samsung Launches Low-end Windows Phone With 4-inch Display
PCWorld
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Samsung Electronics has announced the Samsung Omnia M, a Windows Phone with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display that will first become available in Europe, the company said on Friday. Samsung isn't providing any pricing, ...

Hidden alien planet revealed by its own gravity
msnbc.com
Detective astronomers have discovered at least one unseen alien planet, and possibly another, around a distant star by observing the odd behavior of a planet already known to orbit the same star. The newfound planet has about the mass of Saturn and ...

msnbc.com

iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak teased
SlashGear
Worried about upgrading to iOS 5.1 in fear of losing your jailbreak? Don't worry too much. Developers and hackers have been working behind the scenes in order to provide a working untethered jailbreak in the future, with pod2g teasing a video via ...

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