29 April 2013

Consumer shift to old iPhones concerns Wall Street

Consumers' shift to older iPhones raises concerns on Wall Street - latimes.com: "When Macchiavello went shopping recently for a new phone, she wasn't thinking about the bigger screen size of the iPhone 5, its faster processor, or the fact it could come with 32 gigabytes of memory. What she did think about was its price, ranging from $199 to $399. So instead, she gravitated to the iPhone 4, which to some may border on heresy in the gadget-obsessed Bay Area. Macchiavello got the iPhone with a mere 8 gigabytes of memory for practically free from AT&T in exchange for signing a two-year service contract."

Google acquires news stream service Wavii
BBC News
Yahoo subsequently added the facility to its iPhone app earlier this week. NeitherGoogle or Wavii have revealed the price of the deal, but most reports say it was about $30m. Wavii was created by engineers who previously worked for Amazon and ...

BBC News

iTunes is 10 years old today. Was it the best idea Apple ever had?
The Guardian
... Apple be rated as a hardware company struggling with commoditisation (like Dell or Nokia), or a software company able to extract monopoly rents (like Microsoft), or a services company that grows stronger the more users it has (like Google orAmazon)?

The Guardian

Gallaga: Microsoft, ignored in tech chatter, putting out bolder products
Austin American-Statesman
Apple's iOS (the software on iPhones and iPads) versus Google's Android system. Samsung's phone designs versus Apple or HTC. Facebook versus Twitter and every other social network. It's almost as if many are willfully ignoring the King Kong still in ...

Microsoft teases launch of Xbox
Sky News Australia
Microsoft invites journalists to see the 'beginning of a new generation of games' as the company tries to keep up with rival Sony. The new Xbox console looks likely to be unveiled on May 21 after Microsoft put out an invitation to see 'a new generation ...

Sky News Australia

Google removes some content, but shady 'defamation' requests denied
NBCNews.com (blog)
The report covers the last six months of 2012, during which Google received 2,285 government requests to remove a total of 24,179 pieces of content. That's about a 20 percent increase over the previous six months. Interestingly, much of that increase ...

After WWDC tickets vanish, Apple touts 'Tech Talks,' videos
CNET
Programmers who waited more than two minutes to try to get tickets for Apple's 2013 Worldwide Developer's Conference -- and thus missed the boat -- will be happy to know they now have some other options. In the briefest of announcements, Apple said ...

Amazon Creeping Up On Google and Apple in Key Markets
Forbes
Apple brings in at least $20 billion in revenue from its App Store and iTunes, and the figure is likely to be closer to $23 billion. Google is thought to draw in about a quarter of Apple apps revenues, and is catching up. How is Amazon.com doing with ...

Microsoft wins Google's Xbox $4 bn patent claim - Zee News
Zee News
In 2012, Google subsidiary Motorola had sued Microsoft, claiming it was owed royalties for technologies used in the Xbox console. It sought damages of about four billion dollars a year, but Microsoft said it would pay about one million dollars. James...

Zee News

Apple unveils world's most lucrative dividend as blockbuster gadget awaited
Financial Post
If Wall Street follows Apple's famous advertising slogan of old, it may relieve some of the pressure on Apple's chief executive, quiet investors' grumbling about its recent share price slide, and buy the company time to do what it says it does best ...

Skip Google+ Sharing And Tweet Photos Directly From Google ...
By Drew Olanoff
The excitement about developing for Glass reminds me of the early days on Apple's App Store. Gottfried explained: “It's a great platform and being able to create all of the fundamental apps for people is a tremendous opportunity.” ...
TechCrunch

Google releases Glass kernel GPL source, lets developers have at it
By Joe Pollicino
While our own Tim Stevens is currently adapting to life through Google Glass, developers are going beyond scratching the surface to fiddle with what's.
Engadget RSS Feed

Look Out Google Fiber, $35-A-Month Gigabit Internet Comes to ...
By Shalini Ramachandran
Heads up Google Fiber: A rural Vermont telephone company might just have your $70 gigabit Internet offer beat. ... Apple Shares Take a Wild Ride as Analysts Recalibrate. John Paczkowski in News. How Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Sees the ...
AllThingsD

'Arms Dealers' Win Apple-Samsung Fight - Business Insider
By Justin Menza
"The smartphone market is not saturated but Apple now finds itself losing out to more diverse and better-priced (Google) Android alternatives," he told CNBC. Gauna has a "market perform" rating on the stock. UBS's Steve Milunovich is a more ...
Business Insider

Google Buys Startup Wavii in Move to Boost Knowledge Graph ...
By Rosalie Marshall
Google has acquired news summarization start-up Wavii for more than $30 million. Wavii, which uses natural language processing ... According to reports, Apple had been interesting in acquiring with Wavii to integrate it with its Siri division, thereby forcing Google's hand. Google's purchase of the startup follows a ... Wavvii was founded by former Microsoft employee Adrian Aoun in 2009 and has raised around $2 million in seed funding so far. The original TechCrunch report suggested ...
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Spain arrests suspect in massive cyberattack
CNN
(CNN) -- Spanish police say they've arrested the man behind what's been called the biggest cyberattack in history. The suspect, a 35-year-old Dutch citizen, traveled around Spain in a van he used as a mobile office, Spain's National Police said in a statement ...

LivingSocial's breach draws advice from security experts
PCWorld
The cyber attack Friday on the Internet deal site LivingSocial that forced it to reset the passwords of some 50 million users has elements of what's becoming an all too familiar storyline. Along with the names, birth dates, and email addresses of some of the ...

The smartphone revolution is complete! Sales top feature phones for first time
TechRadar UK
In our tech-focused minds its sometimes easy to forget that not everyone is packing a cutting edge, top of the range smartphone in their jeans pocket. So when IDC announced on Friday that sales of smartphones had overtaken feature phones for the first time ...

Bing, Skype, and Xbox rebranding revealed in Microsoft design presentation
The Verge
At a recent design day event in Norway, Windows Phone design studio general manager Albert Shum and Todd Simmons, creative director at Wolff Olins, held a talk about "re-imagining" Microsoft. After switching its Windows, Office, and Microsoft brand logos ...

'Wintel' on the wane: Intel goes Google
CNET
Intel has been synonymous with Windows PCs seemingly forever. But it's trying to change that in a hurry. Enter Google. A sign of things to come? A $99 Craig Android...

Iterations: How Six Technology Investors Size Up The Google Glass ...
By Semil Shah
People won't stop talking about Google Glass, and rightfully so. Ever since the epic parachute-hangout demo, the Valley has been buzzing about the future co..
TechCrunch

Technology isn't Magic: Why Clarke's Third Law always bugged me
By Esther Inglis-Arkell
Arthur C Clarke was a brilliant futurist and writer, but he is probably most widely known for the third of his famous three laws, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." As much as I like the idea, I have to say it's ...
io9

Why Los Angeles could become the next technology ... - The Next Web
By Ilya Pozin
That's what made the city's longtime status as a second or third tier technology hub perplexing. The emerging tech scene in the area comes nowhere close to Silicon Valley's technological prominence. Other U.S. cities — including New York, ...
The Next Web

Separation technology can stem nuclear waste threat | The Augusta ...
By Rose O. Hayes, Ph.D.
Nuclear pundits use far-reaching extrapolations on coal and oil data to create a mirage in the public's mind of a power source that makes a safe, clean and cheap contribution to the environment and America's needs. Photos ...

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