19 April 2013

Apple setting up shop in Florida for custom chip development

While Orlando is not known as a hub for silicon development, the area does have a strong presence in tech in a variety of manners. Most notably, AMD has a research, development and design office based out of the city.

Apple setting up shop in Florida for custom chip development: " . . . together with the addition of AuthenTec and the new Orlando-based positions, Apple's presence in Florida is growing. Just last week, AppleInsider also discovered that Apple was hiring personnel for its "Melbourne Design Center," a position likely connected to AuthenTec.Orlando isn't known for silicon development, but the area is home to an AMD R&D facility, as well as "Madden NFL" developer EA Tiburon. Also in Orlando is Electronic Arts' Tiburon game development studio, responsible for the popular "Madden NFL" franchise. The city is also home to the media-centric Full Sail University, and houses the University of Central Florida, the second-largest university in the U.S. by student enrollment. . . ."

Larry Page excited by bets on Google Now, Voice, and Glass
Regarding lowering the $1,500 price for Google Glass, the Google CEO says, "The price tag was set for developers for early test. We don't have news to announce there." Dan Farber. by Dan Farber. April 18, 2013 2:39 PM PDT Follow @dbfarber. Google ...

Tuning in: Twitter Launches Music App
ABC News
Twitter has launched a service that lets people find music they like and tweet songs from iTunes, Spotify and Rdio. Twitter made the app available for download from Apple's online store and also launched a Web version on Thursday. Twitter said the service ...

Verizon's Profit Rises 16% as Margins Improve
Wall Street Journal
Verizon Communications Inc.'s first-quarter profit rose 16% as its wireless business continued to add customers and reached its highest profitability ever. The carrier has been outperforming its rivals in recent years in grabbing market share, retaining ...

Google earnings top estimates, despite mobile problems - Apr. 18, 2013: "Mobile continues to be a problem for Google, as the company struggles with how to make money off mobile ads and its Motorola smartphone unit. But earnings still beat Wall Street estimates. Overall, Google's first-quarter revenue jumped to nearly $14 billion, in line with Wall Street expectations. Net income rose to $3.9 billion, or $11.58 per share, handily beating estimates."

Microsoft FYQ3 Rev Misses, EPS Beats; CFO Klein to Step Down - Tech Trader Daily - Barrons.com: "Microsoft (MSFT) this afternoon reported fiscal Q3 revenue that missed analysts’ estimates but earnings per share that topped consensus. Revenue in the three months ended in March rose 18%, year over year, to $20.49 billion, yielding EPS of 72 cents. Analysts had been modeling $20.53 billion and 68 cents  per share."

NASA Sees Distant Planets That Seem Ideal for Life
ABC News
NASA's planet-hunting telescope has discovered two planets that seem like ideal places for some sort of life to flourish. And they are just the right size and in just the right place. One is toasty, the other nippy. The distant duo are the best candidates for ...

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Apple Shares Dip Below $400, Representing A 16-Month Low ...
By Romain Dillet
Apple shares (NASDAQ:AAPL) are currently trading down at $398.11, 6.6 percent below yesterday's closing price of $426.24. It represents a stark downturn..

Google increases Chrome's security, singles out shady browser ...
By Mark Hearn
We know Google isn't afraid to make it rain for the sake of Chrome's security, but today's provisions appear to be an inside job. Laying the smack down on toxic browser extensions, the company introduced a new set of security measures that ...
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On the Silicon Prairie, the Silicon Hills, and now ... - Google Fiber Blog
By Google Fiber Blog
Google Fiber—On the Silicon Prairie, the Silicon Hills, and now the Silicon Slopes. Today the GoogleFiber team is in Provo, Utah, where Mayor John Curtis just announced that we intend to make Provo our third Google Fiber City. Utah is ...

Google Fiber Goes Next to Provo, Utah - Arik Hesseldahl - News ...
By Arik Hesseldahl
Google Fiber, the super-fast, fiber optic-based Internet and TV service that launched in Kansas City last year and Austin, Texas, last week, now has a third city on its steadily growing target list: Provo, Utah. Google announced the move in a ...

US House passes cyber security bill as privacy concerns linger
Reuters UK
Nonetheless, the future of cyber security legislation in the Senate remains unclear, given Obama's veto threat and a lack of action from Senate Democrats. Several influential industry groups had come out in support of the bill, though, including the ...

Harper Government Announces Action Plan for Cyber Security
Wall Street Journal
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 18, 2013) - The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, today announced the release of the Action Plan 2010-2015 for Canada's Cyber SecurityStrategy. This action plan demonstrates the accomplishments ...

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