02 August 2012

Judge Rules in Favor of HP in Oracle Case

Judge Rules in Favor of Hewlett-Packard in Oracle Case
Wall Street Journal
By BEN WORTHEN A state court judge in California ruled that Oracle Corp. is contractually obligated to develop software for some high-profile server systems sold by Hewlett-Packard Co. The ruling Wednesday is an important victory for HP, ...

The elusive paperless office: HelloSign says it has the answer
The new product from Y-Combinator's HelloFax aims to replace printing and scanning documents while taking a consumer approach to the fabled office of the future. by Donna Tam HelloFax CEO Jospeh Walla wants to kill printers and scanners -- doing away ...

Google Revamps Pay-By-Phone Service to Add More Cards
Wall Street Journal
By Andrew R. Johnson Google Inc. (GOOG) unveiled changes to its mobile-payment system Wednesday in a bid to get the upper hand in the battle for control of consumers' "digital wallets." The revamp allows a consumer to load any existing credit- or ...

Quora reveals your reading habits by default with 'Views'
Now your reading habits on Quora will be revealed publicly, unless you take the extra step of turning off a new feature. by Elinor Mills If you want to keep your reading habits private on Quora you can either delete your view on any individual post, ...

Hands on: Amazon Instant Video on iPad sorely lacks Airplay support
Ars Technica
by Chris Foresman - Aug 1, 2012 9:50 pm UTC Watching a scene from the excellent fourth season episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer titled "Hush," streaming from Amazon to my iPad. Amazon launched an iPad client for its on-demand Amazon Instant Video ...

Ars Technica

AMD Hires Apple Chip Exec Who Worked on iPhones, iPads
AMD, which lost a chip engineer to Apple last month, is looking to Jim Keller to work on chip core designs and push the company's ambidextrous strategy. Advanced Micro Devices, which saw one of its own chip designers to Apple earlier in July, ...

New report says iPhone will have an 8 pin connector dock
Los Angeles Times
Here's the latest from Apple rumor land: a connector dock controversy! Contrary to popular rumored belief, the iPhone's new connector dock may be even smaller than previously rumored, according to a new report from the website iLounge.

FTC Recommends New Guidelines for Handling Kids' Online Data
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius The Federal Trade Commission today published proposed rules intended to better protect the personal, online information of children. The recommendations suggest extending the provisions of the Children's Online Privacy Protection ...

Watch Live: Mars Rover Chief Engineer Gives Behind-the-Scenes Tour at JPL
Wired News
By Adam Mann Get the latest scoop on NASA's new Mars rover, Curiosity, with this live show from the Slooh Space Camera collaboration starting at 2 pm Pacific/5 Eastern. The first in a three-part series over the coming days, the show will feature Robert ...

Facebook platform partnership director says goodbye
| SAN FRANCISCO Aug 1 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's director of platform partnerships announced he was leaving the company on Wednesday, the latest high-level departure since the social networking company's initial public offering in May.

Facebook Told Me To Sell My Business To Them Or Be Destroyed, And I Said Stuff ...
San Francisco Chronicle
An app developer named Dalton Caldwell has written an acerbic open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The letter is about how Caldwell was called into Facebook to meet with a group of executives, and how these executives told Caldwell that his ...

EMC s interest in China, servers continues to grow
By Lucas Mearian Computerworld - EMC is showing heavy interest in boosting its share of the data center market by moving from storage and related services to servers. Over the past two years, EMC has announced a number of partnerships and products that ...

Facebook Introduces Advanced Post Targeting Abilities For Business Pages
By Brad Chacos, PCWorld The effectiveness of Facebook's mobile ads may get all the headlines, but once you've convinced a potential client to Like your Page and engage with your company, it's up to you to keep them engaged and coming back for more.

Oceans, plants help put the brakes on global warming, study finds (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
Earth's oceans and plants are now absorbing more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide that they soaked up in 1960, helping to slow global warming, a new study has found. By Alister Doyle, Reuters / August 1, 2012 This 2011 photo shows piles of coal ...

Christian Science Monitor

New spiral galaxy image shows pair of supernovae
Christian Science Monitor
The European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope in Chile captured a very detailed image of a galaxy that hosted two supernova explosions within the past 30 years. By Space.com Staff, Space.com / August 1, 2012 This picture taken with the ...

Christian Science Monitor

Facebook's Mobile Traffic Jumps 23 Percent Since March
Facebook's recent dedication to mobile came just in time -- the number of users accessing the social network by mobile devices is growing by leaps and bounds. According to Facebook's 10-Q SEC document, the number of users that accessed Facebook by ...


Motorola Electrify 2, Defy XT Coming to US Cellular
PC Magazine
By Stephanie Mlot The Electrify 2, running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, is available today online and in stores beginning tomorrow. On Friday, Motorola will launch its Defy XT phone via Internet and brick-and-mortar retailers.

Roku Grabs TV Partners For 'Streaming Stick'
Here's a clever idea. Rather than charging a premium price for a smart television, build a competitively priced set and let consumers bring their own smarts. The company best known for selling tiny boxes that let users put NetFlix and other streaming ...

Four player co-op in Far Cry 3 walkthrough trailer is half arcade, half ...
In case you were thinking, "Hey, Far Cry 3 doesn't have a broad enough appeal!" then have I got news for you. Introducing Far Cry 3's 4-player co-op campaign, which takes place 6 months prior to the main story and revolves around four Left 4 Dead-style ...


Oculus Rift surpasses Kickstarter goal in matter of hours
We knew that the Oculus Rift VR headset would be popular when it hit Kickstater, but now we have a better idea of just how popular it is. The Rift has already rocketed past its Kickstarter goal of $250000, managing to do so just a few hours after the ...


American Tower's Q2 Lifted By Growth Of Mobile Devices
Investor's Business Daily
By BRIAN DEAGON, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Global demand for wireless services continues to fuel cell tower providers, as American Tower early Wednesday reported 17% second-quarter sales growth. The results for the operator of cell towers were largely ...

You and your friends can no longer sue Valve together
Attack of the Fanboy
Valve has officially updated its Steam Subscriber Agreement, and with it comes the stipulation that you can no longer sue Valve collectively with your buddies for any reason, as the agreement prevents users from participating in class-action lawsuits ...

Attack of the Fanboy

Social media hurdles in London Olympics
Urban Oahu
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Fans of the Olympics aren't just glued to their televisions anymore. They're sending tweets, posting on Facebook, and sharing results hours before the events air in prime time. The popularity of social media is changing the...

BWI Airport offering free Wi-Fi service
LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is now offering free wireless Internet service to all travelers. The free Wi-Fi launched Wednesday. Those who use the complimentary Wi-Fi will have to watch an ...

Feds Lack Privacy Protection Safeguards
GAO cites data breaches, improper uses of personal information, paltry citizen notification as ongoing government problems. By Patience Wait InformationWeek Federal agencies are falling short in protecting personally identifiable information (PII) ...

Nintendo DSi gets Matte Red and Matte Blue finishes, shrugs off sunshine glare
By Mat Smith posted Aug 1st 2012 5:41PM If glossy handhelds covered in fingerprint mess aren't your thing, then Nintendo's recently-announced matte finish DSi consoles might appeal. The games maker took to Twitter to announce that both the red and blue...

Dropbox Admits Hack, Adds More Security Features
Flood of email spam blamed on attacker grabbing an internal document containing users' email addresses. By Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek Dropbox Tuesday confirmed that its users have been experiencing a spam onslaught, and pointed the finger at ...

Mystery of Mars still attracts space lovers
MELBOURNE, Fla. -- It might take a rocket scientist to land a rover on the Red Planet, but it doesn't take an astrophysicist to explain why people have a soft spot for Mars. Mars is cool. No, not that kind of cool, though it gets nippy on a planet with ...

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