18 July 2012

Marissa Mayer on Women in Tech

Marissa Mayer on Women in Tech
CNET (blog)
You can actually and the computer science lately guided and they get an acute computertechnology I was in college. But it hasn't is -- fast industries he thinks it freed up a lot of studies shows that. Payment update to get technology computer science ...

Brainstorm Tech Day 1: Appointment of Mayer as Yahoo CEO dominates ...
Aspen Business Journal
Instead, that news served merely as a fitting backdrop to one of the day's keynote discussions, “Women and the Web,” which illustrated perfectly why females will be playing a much larger role in the way technology companies do business in the future.

Barnes & Noble Unveils Nook for Web
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Barnes & Noble today unveiled Nook for Web, which will allow PC and Mac users to sample and buy Nook e-books directly from the browser. To access a free sample, click the "Read Instantly" icon next to any book, and the selection ...

Judge dismisses Novell's antitrust suit against Microsoft
Federal judge finally lays to rest case against Microsoft alleging antitrust behavior stemming back 17 years over WordPerfect. by Zack Whittaker Finally. After years of to-ing and fro-ing from the courtroom, a US judge has ended a lawsuit that reaches ...

Autodesk buys Socialcam for $60 million
Perhaps the most popular smartphone-based video app (besides YouTube), Socialcam has been acquired by Autodesk for $60 million, helping Autodesk's mission of "helping everybody imagine, design and create a better world." Autodesk, which is known for ...


Next iPhone Has Thinner Screen
Wall Street Journal
By JURO OSAWA And LORRAINE LUK People familiar with the matter are telling the WSJ's Juro Osawa that Apple's next iPhone model could be thinner and lighter than Samsung's OLED-screen smartphones. What other features will Apple offer to try to stay on ...

Wall Street Journal

EU Investigates Microsoft Over Browser Access
Wall Street Journal
By VANESSA MOCK BRUSSELS—The European Commission Tuesday said it will investigate whether Microsoft Inc. stuck to commitments it made in 2009 to offer its customers a choice of Internet browsers, following a long run-in with the commission over its ...

Samsung Acquires CSR Tech, Patents for $310M
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Samsung has acquired handset technology and patents from CSR for $310 million, the companies announced today. As part of the deal, Samsung will acquire CSR's development operations in handset connectivity and location, including 310 ...

Fresh shift of 'nauts comes aboard space station from Soyuz podule
By Lewis Page • Get more from this author The latest shift of 'nauts has successfully boarded the International Space Station for their stint of orbital duty, arriving at the sky-high outpost last night (UK time) aboard a Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft sent ...

NASA Releases Mars Rover Game for Xbox 360
PC Magazine
By Adario Strange Much has been made of NASA's seeming retreat from space in the wake of the retirement of the space shuttle program. But while NASA has, at least for now, stopped sending people into space, it remains heavily invested in exploring our ...

LG employees charged with Samsung OLED theft
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) —LG Display Co. said 11 people including six of its own employees have been charged with stealing advanced TV display technology from rival Samsung. LG Display said Tuesday that it was charged along with the 11 for alleged theft ...


Wouldbe Apple App Store killer WAC disappears into GSMA
By Bill Ray • Get more from this author The Wholesale Applications Community has been voluntarily subsumed by the GSMA, selling off its technology and giving up its independence. The app store which never was will now never be.

Video: 'Medal of Honor: Warfighter' multiplayer features
By Mike Snider, USA TODAY Development studio Danger Close and publisher Electronic Arts are providing more footage of the upcoming video game Medal of Honor Warfighter (due Oct. 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360) -- and the first chance to get into ...


Skype Starts Rolling Out Fix for IM Bug
PC Magazine
By Stephanie Mlot Following a week of rogue Skype instant messages hitting third-party contacts' inboxes, the video chat service today began rolling out a fix. The first set of patches are now available for download on Skype for Windows and Skype for ...

Samsung Galaxy Note comes to T-Mobile
By Mihaita Bamburic Let's assume you're a big fan of the Samsung Galaxy Note and you want one, but you reside in the United States and your carrier happens to be T-Mobile. Well, take Note! T-Mobile has officially confirmed that it is coming online and ...


Sprint Turns on 4G LTE Network in 15 Cities
It may not be the nation's largest LTE network, but it's a start. Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) announced late Monday that it had powered up the first branches of its LTE network. America's third largest carrier joins AT&T, Inc. (T) and Verizon Wireless (a ...

Microsoft's Office 2013; Mayer Chosen as Yahoo CEO; Comcast Snags MSNBC.com
PC Magazine
By Stephanie Mlot Microsoft on Monday unveiled its newest Office suite, which includes Office 2013 for the desktop and Office 365, a subscription-based version that includes more frequent updates and integration with Microsoft's cloud service, ...

Google+ nabs top spot in customer satisfaction survey; Facebook falls
Washington Post
July 17 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc.'s social network debuted at the top spot on a customer-service index of social-media websites, including Facebook Inc., which sank to a record low in the annual report. Google+, which was started in June 2011, ...

GM to allow drivers with OnStar to rent their cars
| DETROIT, July 17 (Reuters) - General Motors Co drivers can rent out their under-used vehicles by using an OnStar service that allows potential renters to unlock the doors using their smart phones. The No. 1 US automaker said Tuesday it is working ...

Review: Nokia's Lumia 900 already feels outdated
Nokia's Lumia 900 was supposed to reboot the Finnish company's fortunes and provide a showcase for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system. Just three months after its launch, though, the most-hyped Windows Phone is starting to look obsolete.

Steam and Linux Are Now an Item
Escapist Magazine
For years, Linux users looking to do a little gaming have been forced to resort to stop-gap measures like Wine, the popular Windows emulator. Of course, emulators come with a whole mess of bugs, quirks and compatibility issues, and considering that ...

VMware's Maritz Out As CEO
Maritz will be replaced by Pat Gelsinger, president and COO of EMC's information infrastructure products division. The EMC leadership watch continues. By Kevin McLaughlin, CRN Paul Maritz is out as VMware CEO, and he is being replaced by Pat Gelsinger, ...

RIM's $147M Patent Trial Loss Could Add $2000 to Average Phone Prices
Mobile & Apps
By Alexandra Burlacu | July 17, 2012 9:46 AM EDT BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) continues to sail in rough waters, and has now received another blow. A jury in California has found RIM had infringed on a patent relating to the remote ...

Mobile & Apps

Thieving rodents: Did they save tropical trees?
Science Codex
Big seeds produced by tropical trees such as black palms were probably once ingested and then left whole by huge mammals called gomphotheres. Gomphotheres weighed more than a ton and dispersed the seeds over large distances.

Science Codex

Study: Viewers Turning to YouTube as News Source
by Jake Coyle AP NEW YORK (AP) - A new study has found that YouTube has become a major platform for news, one where viewers are turning for eyewitness videos in times of major events and natural disasters. The Pew Research Center's Project for ...

Never Before Seen Video Shows Snow Leopard Moms and Cubs
by Brook Bolen July 16, 2012 In a move that satisfies both researchers and big cat aficionados, a new video reveals never-before-seen footage of the Mongolian dens of two snow leopard mothers and their young. The video footage is not only heartwarming, ...

Manhattan-Size Iceberg Breaks Away from Greenland Glacier
Our Amazing Planet
A massive iceberg larger than Manhattan has broken away from the floating end of a Greenland glacier this week, an event scientists predicted last autumn. The giant ice island is 46 square miles (120 square kilometers), and separated from the terminus ...

Microsoft and NBC Complete Web Divorce
New York Times
On Sunday night, MSNBC.com did something that successful Web sites almost never do: it renamed itself. The site became NBCNews.com, signifying the end of a relationship between NBC and Microsoft that dates back to the earliest days of the commercial ...

Europe joins UK open-access bid
Britain plans to dip in to research funding to pay for results to be freely available. Being the first to try something new is nerve-wracking — so it is always a relief to see someone else follow your lead. When the UK government announced on 16 July ...

Living with a Nexus 7 Tablet: A $199 Winner
PC Magazine
By Michael J. Miller I shared my first impressions of the Nexus 7 tablet when I was at Google I/O a couple of weeks ago, and while I liked it then, the more I use it, the more I'm finding to like. As the tablet is now starting to ship, I thought I'd ...

Center4(TM) Technology Accelerator to Launch This Fall in NYC
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, NY, Jul 17, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Today, FEGS Health and Human Services, one of the largest and most diversified health and human service organizations in the country, and its subsidiary company, All Sector Technology Group, ... 

Tech Look Ahead: Yahoo Names New CEO
Audie Cornish looks ahead to the week's tech news with Laura Sydell. They discuss the new Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer. ... NPR Technology Podcast. Perspectives on digital culture, research news, gadgets, the tech industry and more. Subscribe ...

5 Tech Jobs That Let You Escape the Cubicle Farm
Business Insider
Looking for an exciting career in tech and science outside the norm? Check out the CIA's Sc... ...And pretty much every federal program needs information technology, from Homeland Security to Medicare. By this fall, the largest federal agencies ...

Facial Recognition Technology Will Make You Hard To Miss - Reason
By J.D. Tuccille
The high-flying tech company with the notoriously clueless approach to public relations stepped into the spotlight when it implemented newly purchased technology to scan customers' uploaded photos to find friend recommendations, and ...
Reason.com Full Feed

Banking Technology and Innovation Summit in Dubai gearing up for ...
Over 150 senior banking and financial professionals have already confirmed their participation at the 2nd Annual Middle East Banking Technology & Innovation Summit, due to be held at the Emirates...
2012 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days are underway
By Bob Meyer
Wisconsin Farm Technology Days this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday just north of New London. Vic Grimm is Executive Chair of the Outagamie County Executive Committee; he says the show is a great display of agriculture in the county.

Marissa Mayer Has Something To Prove | Simon's Technology Blog
By simon
I'm sure you've seen the news – Yahoo! has hired Marissa Mayer to be its new CEO. Now, I don't know Marissa personally – but I do know one thing. She has something to prove. So she'll be extremely motivated to succeed. Why do I say she ...
Simon's Technology Blog

Farm Technology Days returns to Outagamie County
By Kelly Schlicht, FOX 11 News
"The theme that we selected is innovations in agriculture,” said Jarek, the executive secretary for Farm Tech Days. So what's new at Farm Technology Days? This isn't your grandfather's tractor anymore. With GPS and other high-tech gadgets, ...
News | WLUK TV

Today's Technology: Post-PC or PC-Plus? | InvestorPlace
By Brad Moon
Technology manufacturers from Apple to Dell take the distinction between a post-PC and PC-plus era very seriously. The question, though, is which side is right.

Challenger: Tech Job Cuts Highest in Three Years in First Half
Wall Street Journal
Figures from industry research firm Gartner show that global spending on information technologyproducts is expected to increase 3% this year, however an analysis of job postings by online jobs aggregator Indeed.com found that information technology ...

Info-Tech Research Group Ranks Avaya as Enterprise LAN "Champion"
MarketWatch (press release)
The Avaya VENA Enterprise Fabric enables organizations to add services up to 25 times(1) faster than with current technology, with less risk, across both wired and wireless networks. In addition, virtualizing the network core increases protection ...

High-tech gives textile industry new life
Textile engineers at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science andTechnology (Empa) have been and it won't be your typical pilot uniform. Scientists there have developed a unique temperature control system integrated in the suit. “As the ...


Israeli tech firms raise $453 mln in Q2 from VCs
TEL AVIV, July 16 (Reuters) - Israeli high-tech firms raised$453 million in venture capital in the second quarter, down 6percent from the first quarter, the Israel Venture Capital (IVC)Research Center.

Cinnober's clearing technology wins the technical battle at LME
MarketWatch (press release)
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) -- The London Metal Exchange (LME) has today announced the appointment of Cinnober as LME's technology provider for their new clearinghouse, LME Clear. In December 2011, following an extensive feasibility study, ...

New York Startups Help Fuel City's High-Tech Renaissance
Huffington Post
But New York has become an attractive home to many startups who are applying new technology to reach customers online. They need less office space, less funding and fewer engineers and more creative experts in specific industries -- the types of people ...

Next iPhone to Use In-Cell Tech for Thinner, Superior Display ...
The next generation iPhone will employ “in-cell” technology, allowing the device's screen, and thus the device itself, to be up to 1.4 mm thinner than the current ...

LG Display Workers Charged Over Samsung Mobile Technology Theft
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Facebook has blocked imgur.com : technology
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Customer satisfaction index: Facebook falls, Google+ rises | The ...
The Technology Chronicles · « LinkedIn facelift has mix of Facebook, Pinterest, ... The TechChronicles · Contact Follow on Twitter, Facebook. News and views ...

BBC News - Pirate Bay block effectiveness short-lived, data suggests
By Dave Lee Technology reporter, BBC News. The Pirate Bay screenshot Blocking The Pirate Bay was "ineffective", critics said. Continue reading the main story ...

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