22 October 2012

Doesn't the FTC have anything better to do than go after Google?

Doesn't the FTC have anything better to do than go after Google? [Video]
ZDNet
Doesn't the FTC have anything better to do than go after Google? [Video]. "Summary: It looks like the FTC is poised to finally do more than posture around Google's alleged anti-competitive practices. . . this is really just a colossal waste of taxpayer money....Have we learned nothing over the years about government intervention in monopolies? Things have gone so well with the Baby Bells...why not give it another shot, right? Instead, why doesn't the FTC save the taxpayer dollars it will invest in efforts to prosecute Google for what may or may not be anti-competitive practices and just let the market sort this out? It's only a matter of time before some new startup finds a way to disrupt search and related advertising. Amazon and Facebook aren't exactly sitting on the sidelines in all of this either and both, as examples, have incredibly powerful assets with which Google is struggling to compete. When you need to buy a case for that new iPhone, do you Google "iPhone cases" or just go right to Amazon and search there? I'm willing to bet that the majority of you cut out the middleman and search on Amazon. I know I do. If the market could talk, it would happily say, "I got this." The Internet and the business models around it are moving a lot faster than the FTC ever will."

Samsung Chromebook: Hands-On Review
InformationWeek
Google's latest Chrome OS device, the third-generation Samsung Chromebook, isn't quite disposable, but it's so affordably priced--$249, or $330 with 3G--that you could drop it and live with yourself. All your valuable data would be safe in some distant data ...

Samsung To Cut The Cord, End LCD Panel Supply Relationship With Apple
TechCrunch
Samsung told The Korea Times on Monday that it will end its LCD panel supply relationship with Apple as of next year. That's according to a “senior Samsung source” who declined to be identified, citing insufficient margins owing to Apple's supply pricing...

TechCrunch

Apple iPad Mini Launch: What Else On Deck?
InformationWeek
The invitation for Apple's October 23 media event read, "We've got a little more to show you." The presence of the word "little" is clearly a play on the event's main attraction, which is to be a smaller version of Apple's smash-hit tablet, the iPad ...

Apple plays hardball with iPad Mini reveal
Computerworld
Computerworld - In staging an Apple event on Tuesday to unveil the long-awaited iPad Mini (and, perhaps, updated iMacs and MacBook Airs), Apple is poised to steal a lot of Microsoft's thunder later in the week. On Thursday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer...

Computerworld

Samsung kicking Apple to curb for LCD panels, report says
CNET
Samsung kicking Apple to curb for LCD panels, report says. The Korea Times says Samsung will replace the lost Apple business with more display orders from Samsung's handset business andAmazon. Shara Tibken. by Shara Tibken. October 22, 2012 7:26 ...

Google struggles to boost profit as advertising goes mobile
Newsday
That suggests consumers may be bypassing Google to seek out information on websites such as Amazon.com Inc. or Yelp Inc., said Sameet Sinha, an analyst at B. Riley & Co. "This is the main product, the most profitable product that they have," Sinha said ...

Newsday

10 Things Google Won't Tell You
Smartmoney.com
Google Books, originally launched in 2010 as Google Print, has achieved scant market share, studies say. Of the four major players in book retailing to develop an integrated store-device-platform (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Google), "Google has ...

Steven Sinofsky: Microsoft's controversial Mr. Windows 8
CNET
The newest version of the operating system is a huge bet for Microsoft, a bid to regain some of its lost leadership in an industry where Apple and Google are increasingly setting the tone. Success is hardly a sure thing for Windows 8. There's no doubt ...

Beyond Their 10 Blue Links, Google's And Bing's Search Strategies ...
By Frederic Lardinois
Not too long ago, Google and Bing seemed fully focused on adding as many social features to their search engines as possible. For Google, that meant adding lots of Google+ features and for Bing it meant making the best out of its exclusive ...
TechCrunch


Apple's newest iPad: What to expect on Oct. 23 - Apple 2.0 - Fortune ...
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
Source: Apple Media Events FORTUNE --It's the worst-kept secret in Silicon Valley. Even beforeApple (AAPL) issued press invitations for Tuesday's special ... Wu doesn't believe it has to sell for as little as $199 -- the price of Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and Google's (GOOG) Nexus 7. He's looking for something in the $299 to $349 range for 8GB, Wi-Fi only ... Today in Tech: Why Microsoft should develop a Surface phone. Current Issue. Can Apple win over China? Give the gift of Fortune ...
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Apple Preps California Theatre for Oct. 23 'iPad Mini' Event
By Josh Ong
Beyond Apple's launch, there's also a Google event on October 29th that should bring new tablets and smartphones and Microsoft's also holding a Windows Phone 8 launch on the 29th. Join TNWApple on: Follow @TNWapple OR rss ...
The Next Web

Japan court rules Apple did not infringe two Samsung patents ...
By Jamie Rigg
In the latest scuffle between Apple and Samsung, a Tokyo court has ruled that the iPhone 4 and 4S do not infringe on two of Sammy's patents. According to. ... Google opens the playground for an Android event October 29th. 4 days ago ...
Engadget

On Tap This Week, Apple and Microsoft Events, Earnings - Tricia ...
By Tricia Duryee
There are also contingencies in place for unplanned events — like, say, Google accidentally publishing its earnings release hours before it was supposed to.) From Apple's iPad Mini event to Yahoo, Facebook and Amazon's earnings, here's a ...
AllThingsD

Surface with Windows RT includes Microsoft Skydrive
Timeless. Tough. A feat of engineering and a work of art. One touch and you'll recognize the thoughtful design and precision craftsmanship that make Surface a ...
www.microsoft.com/surface/en-US/surface-with...rt/home


Microsoft's Skype for Windows 8 to launch October 26
ZDNet
After screen-shot tease after screen-shot tease, it was just a matter of when, not "if," Microsoft would release a version of Skype customized for Windows 8. And today, October 22, is the day when Microsoft is lifting the curtain on the new client due October 26.

'iPad mini' event reaffirmed to highlight education uses
Apple Insider
'iPad mini' event reaffirmed to highlight education uses. By Katie Marsal. At its media event on Tuesday, Apple reportedly plans to make a point of showcasing how its new, smaller iPad will be particularly useful in the classroom. Citing an unnamed person ...

Apple Insider

Google expected to launch Samsung 10 tablet and LG Nexus 4 smartphone next ...
Computerworld
Computerworld - Google's product unveiling event next Monday will feature a 10-in. tablet running Android 4.2, possibly named the Samsung 10, and an LG Nexus 4 smartphone, according to reports. The Next Web said it learned of the new tablet from an ...

Apple: Sterne Agee Boosts Ests Ahead Of Earnings Thursday
Forbes
The Street's Apple analysts are tweaking their estimates ahead of the expected iPad Mini launch tomorrow and September quarter earnings on Thursday. Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu this morning writes in a research note that he expects a “modest” revenue ...


Stray cat discovers ancient Roman catacomb in a residential neighborhood
SlashGear
There so many ruins, ancient constructions, and grave sites in Rome that it's hard to do any construction project without running into some sort of priceless archaeological artifact. In fact, there are apparently so many yet undiscovered Roman artifacts and ...

SlashGear

Sony PS3 System Software Update 4.30 Wraps Up Folding@Home
DailyTech
Update will also make changes to the trophies section. Sony announced that it would tomorrow launch a new system software update (Version 4.30) for the PlayStation 3 that will include many changes to the Trophies section on the PS3. One of the changes...

DailyTech

Sun's Plasma Loops Shine as Art in NASA Video Technique
Space.com
This image of the sun (as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on Feb. 24, 2011) shows light emitted by million degree plasma, a temperature that is particularly good at highlighting fine arcs in the sun's atmosphere called coronal loops.

Daily Report: Windows Makeover May Cause Head-Scratching
New York Times (blog)
Microsoft Windows, which has more than a billion users around the world, is getting a radical makeover, a rare move for a product with such vast reach, Nick Wingfield reports in The New York Times. The new design is likely to cause some head-scratching for ...

New York Times (blog)

Orionid meteor shower wows weekend stargazers
Fox News
Photographer Tommy Eliassen captured this spectacular view of an Orionid meteor streaking through the dazzling northern lights and Milky Way from his camp in Korgfjellet, Hemnes, Norway, on Oct. 20, 2012, during the peak of the 2012 Orionid metTommy ...

Dragon Age 3 Inquisition: New details, first concept art
Computerandvideogames.com
BioWare has provided a few new details about Dragon Age 3 and released the first concept art for the game. Dragon Age 3 will feature character customisation "in a big way", including "follower customisation", the studio said during a panel at the Edmonton ...

Motorola offers phone deal due to Jelly Bean
TG Daily
Because Motorola has been slow to roll out its Jelly Bean updates, the company is now offering a pretty good deal. It's giving customers a $100 rebate if they buy a new Motorola phone that does not yet have the Android 4.1, or Jelly Bean, update. Motorola...

TG Daily

Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X now available for pre-order at Best Buy
TechSpot
Best Buy is now accepting pre-orders for Nokia's flagship Lumia 920 as well as the HTC 8X. The AT&T exclusive 920 will retail for just $149 while HTC's handset can be yours for $99. Pricing for both includes the typical two-year service agreement subsidized ...

TechSpot

Tiny meteorite fragment strikes home in San Francisco Bay area
SlashGear
It's rare enough to see a meteorite and its resulting fireball streaking through the atmosphere. What's even more rare is for the meteorite to cause a giant fireball in the sky witnessed by multiple people and then to have enough of that meteorite survive the fiery ...

SlashGear

Google CEO Larry Page Discusses Firm's Mobile Success
Tom's Hardware Guide
Android on course to help Google generate $8 billion this year. After its quarterly earnings was mistakenly published early (consequently leading to billions of dollars being knocked off its value), Google chief Larry Page spoke about the firm's success in the ...

Carphone Warehouse to stock the Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Inquirer
UK MOBILE RETAILER Carphone Warehouse has revealed that it will sell the Amazon Kindle Fire HD. The online phone shop has added the Amazon Kindle Fire HD to its coming soon webpage along with the original Kindle Fire tablet that is finally making its...

Inquirer

Forza Horizon Review: It's A Party, It's A Race, And It's A Fantastic Time!
FanBolt.Com
Forza Horizon Review: It's A Party, It's A Race, And It's A Fantastic Time! Forza Horizon Playing On: Xbox 360. Publisher: Microsoft Game Type: Racing Forza Horizon takes the Forza series in a new direction with an open world to explore and the opportunity ...

Can life exist in buried Antarctic Lake? Scientists continue Lake Vostok search
The Bell Jar
Credit: Flickr. There was no native life in the first sample of lake water from the top of Lake Vostok in Antarctica, scientists reported this week at the 12th European Workshop on Astrobiology in Stockholm, Sweden. An international team of scientists say that a ...

The Bell Jar

Yelp to Business Owners: Don't Try to Game Our System
Terra.com
image credit: Yelp. For business owners, having a page on popular user-review site Yelp can be a blessing or a nightmare. A page full of five-star reviews can help drive business. A page stocked with negative reviews, however, can turn potential customers ...

Snazzy Subcompacts: Chevrolet Reveals SEMA-Ready Spark, Sonic, and Cruze ...
Automobile Magazine
At this year's SEMA show, Chevrolet will reveal a number of compact and subcompact concepts, including modified Chevrolet Cruzes, Chevrolet Sonics, and Chevrolet Sparks. Chevrolet will also introduce the Z-Spec parts line of accessories, which will be...

Automobile Magazine

Don't Say 4K Anymore, It's Officially 'Ultra High-Definition'
Hot Hardware
The display format previously known as 4K will now and forever be referred to as "Ultra High-Definition," or Ultra HD for short. So says the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which has bestowed upon the next-generation format its official consumer ...

Hot Hardware

Brazil to Google News: Leave our newspapers alone
ZDNet
Brazil's National Association of Newspapers (ANJ) has denied Google News the ability to re-post headlines and newspaper article excerpts. googlenewsbrazil. The BBC reports that all 154 members have followed the association's recommendation to opt-out ...

Smash Bros. gets PlayStation All-Stars hack
StickSkills
With the release of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale not far off, what better way to celebrate than to play the game that kicked off mascot fighting genre again? Well, apparently hacking Super Smash Bros. Brawl and adding a mod is one way to go. This new ...

StickSkills

Lorca earthquake 'caused by groundwater extraction'
BBC News
Scientists studying the fault beneath the Spanish city of Lorca say that groundwater removal may be implicated in a deadly 2011 earthquake there. Detailed surface maps from satellite studies allowed them to infer which parts of the ground moved where.

BBC News

Apple sued over deal locking iPhone to AT&T network
CNET
A pair of iPhone owners are suing Apple to get their handsets unlocked. Zach Ward and Thomas Buchar filed a putative class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Northern California on Friday alleging that the tech giant violated antitrust laws by locking ...

Samsung Galaxy Premier rumor gathers steam with leaked GLBenchmark results
Engadget
DNP Samsung Galaxy Premier rumor. When we first heard of a rumored Samsung Galaxy Premier handset that might be a Nexus device, we had our doubts, especially when we saw TouchWiz adorning the alleged leaked image from Mobile Geeks. Now ...

Apple lets hacker go
Fudzilla
Apple's experiment of hiring a hacker in a poacher turned gamekeeper deal has ended. Nicholas Allegra was hired last year after gaining fame for writing his JailBreakMe. Apparently he was let go after not responding to an e-mail offering to extend his ...

Microsoft offers free upgrades to Office 2013 for those who buy 2010 now
ZDNet
Microsoft offers free upgrades to Office 2013 for those who buy 2010 now. Summary: In the run-up to the release of Windows 8, Microsoft has reassured those buying the legacy version of Office now that they will get a free upgrade to the new version when it...

ZDNet

First Comes the Android App, Then Come Mobile Boarding Passes on JetBlue
Jaunted (blog)
JetBlue is usually pretty on top of stuff when it comes to technology, but it's been a long time coming for them to jump on the Android bandwagon. Thankfully users of Android phones can now do the mobile app thing with JetBlue, as the carrier just released the ...

Jaunted (blog)

The iPad Mini is Expected to be Released Tomorrow, Here is Everything We ...
BostInno (blog)
Apple's stock [AAPL] is still a buy, even at $600 a share. The company has successfully launched a few major products (iPad 3, iPhone 5, new iPods, 15-in Retina MacBook Pros) this year and is about to launch a few more just in time for the lucrative holiday ...

BostInno (blog)

AMD 12.11 "Never Settle" Driver
Benchmark Reviews
BmR Featured Content. RHA CA-200 Black Noise Isolating Headphones · Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset · PNY XLR8 PRO Solid State Drive · CM Storm Recon Mouse and Skorpion · Genius GX-Gaming Cavimanus 7.1 Headset · NETGEAR R6300 ...

FGCU to display space shuttle artifacts
Naples Daily News
Florida Gulf Coast University's fledgling museum studies program is preparing for take-off after recently acquiring several space shuttle artifacts from NASA. The artifacts include shuttle tiles and computer hardware that will be displayed in a full exhibit next ...

Bioshock: Infinite Pre-Orders Get A Game To Promote The Game
Side Mission (blog)
Well before Booker DeWitt showed up and set off the chain of events we see in Bioshock: Infinite, there were plenty of working stiffs in the city just trying to go about their day. And if you're curious what that was like, GameStop has a puzzle game you can play ...

Side Mission (blog)

Medal of Honor Warfighter Release Date: Pre-order Bonus Details (10/22 Update)!
HawtWired (blog)
Amazon Exclusive Tin Case and Zero Dark Thirty Map Pack Pre-order Medal of Honor Warfighter on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, or PC and receive an Amazon.com exclusive tin case. The tin case will ship at game launch. The limited edition also includes the ...

I just wanted to unwind, says internet troll
Independent Online
Related Stories. A world first for Twitter. Los Angeles - A man recently dubbed the “biggest troll” in the history of the internet has offered a cautious apology, saying he is “to some degree” sorry for his online behaviour, but blaming it on an addiction that was...

Independent Online

New details on Sony Online Entertainment MMORPG Dragon's Prophet
Gamersyndrome
The ” Free to play” model for Massive online games is quickly becoming widespread. It's probably the way to go for MMORPG for a lot of reasons: a lot of players don't like to have a monthly subscription fee and feel like they have to play as much as they can to ...

Facebook and Twitter Apps Removed From Xbox 360′s Dashboard
GamerFront
If you're one of the few people who used the Xbox 360′s Facebook and Twitter apps prepare to be disappointed. Microsoft announced last Friday that the apps have been removed in the last mandatory Dashboard update. When questioned about the ...

GamerFront

Google touts map APIs for enterprise
Register
Google has announced two new APIs to its Google Maps service, designed to allow enterprises build their own location-enabled applications. The Maps Tracks and Maps Geolocation APIs were announced last Wednesday at Google's Enterprise blog.

Colliding Galaxies Provide A Glimpse Into Our Future
Forbes
A new image from the Hubble Space Telescope provides a glimpse into our galaxy's future. The photo above is a Hubble image of the galaxy NGC 2623. Located about NGC 2623, this single galaxy was once two separate galaxies, but for several million ...

Forbes

Miniature Portal Gun Replica Now Available (video)
Geeky gadgets
Portal game fans might be pleased to know that a new miniature portal gun replica has now landed on the Think Geek website and is available to purchase for $60. Joining the already available Portal turret, which is also available to purchase. Watch the ...

Geeky gadgets

Apple dumps Java
TechEye
The programming geniuses who gave you the ultra-secure iOS and Apple maps have decided that Apple users can do without Java because it is insecure. Apple is culling old versions of Oracle's Java software from internet browsers on the computers of its ...

TechEye

9ff Unveils 911 GT3 GTurbo
CarBuzz - Car News and Reviews
Porsche aftermarket specialist 9ff has raised the bar once again for street-legal speed and power with an epic 911 GT3 build. The 997-era 911 GT3 features a completely rebuilt engine with added turbos and enhanced aero for one of the quickest custom ...

CarBuzz - Car News and Reviews

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