16 April 2013

Dish bids $25.5B for Sprint

Dish has the spectrum to make its offer a real win-win for Sprint and Sprint customers, notwithstanding the deep pockets of the other bidder SoftBank--

Wireless spectrum is the key to Dish's $25.5 B bid for Sprint
Dish and Sprint have complimentary spectrum holdings that would make a marriage of the two companies a match made in heaven. But there are obstacles to getting the deal done. Marguerite Reardon. by Marguerite Reardon....

Europeans Reach Deal With Google on Searches
New York Times
The investigation came about because of competitors like Microsoft and Foundem, a British comparison-shopping site, which complained about the way Google conducted its search and advertising businesses. In Europe, the agreement would be legally ...

Microsoft Working With Suppliers on Designs for Touch-Enabled Watch Device
Wall Street Journal
By LORRAINE LUK And SHIRA OVIDE. TAIPEI—Microsoft Corp. is working on designs for a touch-enabled watch device, executives at suppliers said, potentially joining rivals like Apple Inc. in working on a new class of computing products. Enlarge Image ...

Wall Street Journal

Drones should be banned from private use, says Google's Eric Schmidt
The Guardian
The use of cheap, miniature "everyman" drones needs to be banned by international treaties before such devices fall into the hands of private users including terrorists, the head of Google has said. In an extended interview with the Guardian, Eric ...

The Guardian

Boot up: Apple iWatch hints, mobile in China, PC slowdown explained and more
The Guardian (blog)
Noting that he was not at liberty to give away specific details on future Apple gizmos, [Apple board member Bill] Campbell did tell the audience to expect to see "a lot of things going on with the application of technology to really intimate things ...

The Guardian (blog)

Apple dominates best-paid list
Washington Post
The urgency has increased in recent months as Samsung Electronics Co. and Google Inc. challenge Apple. “It's a retention strategy to keep the key executives who were present in the Steve Jobs era,” said Greg Sterling, an analyst at San Francisco-based...

Washington Post

Microsoft, Intel Brave a Mobile World
Wall Street Journal
These days, another vibrant technology ecosystem has emerged around mobile devices and their software—particularly apps being developed around Google Inc.'s Android operating system, which runs on chip designs using technology from ARM Holdings PLC ...

Wall Street Journal

After Apple's App Store rejection, French minister wades into debate over apps ...
Summary: After Apple expelled French app AppGratis from its store, French minister Fleur Pellerin has expressed concern about the move - and its implications for net neutrality. Valéry Marchive. By Valéry Marchive for Vive la tech | April 15, 2013 ...

Revamped Google Play Store may bring operator billing for Indian telcos
Google has updated the payment options to include an option for setting up operator billing for Indian operators in addition to the existing Debit and Credit card payment options. While the option doesn't work at the time of filing this report, the ...


As PC sales tank, what's Microsoft's Plan B?
CNET (blog)
When market analyst IDC last week noted the sharp 13.9 percent quarterly drop in worldwide PC sales, it placed much of the blame on the "radical" user interface changes of Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system. "Microsoft will have to make some ...

Google, CBA release conflicting research - Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald
The results of Google's research contradict research conducted by the Commonwealth Bank. Its research shows 81 per cent of small businesses rate their knowledge of digital technologies as good or better. In contrast to Google's research, CBA's research ...

Sydney Morning Herald
Microsoft Reportedly Preparing To Jump On The Smartwatch ...
By Chris Velazco
Apple, Google, LG, and Samsung are all reportedly working on wrist-worn computing devices behind closed doors, and it seems like that little club of big compa..

WSJ: Microsoft gathering parts for a watch-like device
By Jon Fingas
Hot on the heels of plans (official and otherwise) from Apple and Samsung, the Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft has also been shopping around for parts to build a "watch-style device." While details are scarce as to what that would ...
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Microsoft Looking to Join the Smart Watch Race - Mac Rumors
By Eric Slivka
With rumors of an Apple smart watch ramping up over the past few months, a number of other companies have also reportedly been working on their own... ... Last month, both Samsung and Google were reported to be working on their own projects, and now The Wall Street Journal indicates that Microsoft is also exploring the possibility of a smart watch. Earlier this year, Microsoft asked suppliers in Asia to ship components for a potential watch-style device, the executives said.
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

Microsoft Working With Suppliers on Designs for Touch-Enabled ...
By Lorraine Luk And Shira Ovide
Microsoft Corp. is working on designs for a touch-enabled watch device, executives at suppliers said, potentially joining rivals like Apple Inc. in working on a new class of computing products.

Microsoft To Cut Windows XP - Business Insider
By The Economist
If they are predominantly consumers (rather than producers) of internet content, they can dump Windows altogether and rely on tablets with operating systems from Apple (iOS) or Google (Android). Alternatively, they can pay the Apple ...

Kobo unveils Aura 'high definition' ebook reader
BBC News
Ebook seller Kobo has released what it is describing as a "high definition" e-ink based device. The Aura HD's 6.8in (17.2cm) screen offers a resolution of 265 pixels per inch (ppi). That puts it ahead of Amazon's bestselling Kindle Paperwhite which offers ...

BBC News

Telenav Scout app getting 3D landmarks, traffic improvements
Telenav gives us an early peek at future updates to its mobile navigation app for Android and iPhone. Antuan Goodwin. by Antuan Goodwin. April 15, 2013 10:30 AM PDT Follow @antgoo. Telenav Scout for Phones. The updated version of Scout will ...

Foxconn Steps Up Hiring As Apple Readies Next iPhone
Wall Street Journal
TAIPEI—Foxconn Technology Group has resumed hiring assembly-line workers in China after a postholiday freeze, in the latest sign that customer Apple Inc. is gearing up for production of a new iPhone. Foxconn is the trade name for Taiwan-based Hon Hai ...

Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Working With Suppliers on Designs for Touch-Enabled Watch Device
Wall Street Journal
TAIPEI—Microsoft Corp. is working on designs for a touch-enabled watch device, executives at suppliers said, potentially joining rivals like Apple Inc. in working on a new class of computing products. Enlarge Image. image. Close. image. European ...

Wall Street Journal

Cutting CO2 too difficult? Try these 4 simple tricks instead
Climate researchers - including one working for Wendy Schmidt, the campaigning wife of Google overlord Eric - have published research suggesting that there are other things apart from cutting CO2 emissions which would help to avoid disastrous rises in sea ...

Google boss: Entire world will be online by 2020
(CNN) -- Everybody in the world will be on the Internet within seven years. That's what Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said this weekend in public comments that inspired everything from excitement to incredulity. "For every person online, there are ...

Awesome Mars-Comet Impact Less Likely
Discovery News
For those of you rooting for the wellbeing of Mars, here's some good news: the probability of a massive comet impact next year has decreased. For those of you who wanted to see some planetary carnage, however, this news will likely be a major bummer.

Moore's Law and the Origin of Life | MIT Technology Review
As life has evolved, its complexity has increased exponentially, just like Moore's law. Now geneticists have extrapolated this trend backwards and found that by this measure, life is older than the Earth itself.
Technology Review blog

UK top 20 video games chart | Technology | guardian.co.uk
Bioshock Infinite holds on to the top spot for a third week, while Fifa 13 rises in a quiet week for new releases.
Technology: Games blog | guardian.co.uk

Hockey Goons Muscle Up with Fight Night Technology in NHL 14
By Owen Good
A fighting system backed by technology from Fight Night, plus off-the-ice role playing encounters in the Be a Pro career mode, are among the new features coming to NHL 14, EA Sports said today in offering the first look at the game.

50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today ...
By Jeff Dunn
Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Not with this fabulous list, though!

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