26 April 2013

Microsoft Windows just a "niche player" in tablets

Microsoft a distant third in tablets--

Windows tablets no more than 'niche' player in Q1, research firm says
Computerworld
Computerworld - Microsoft garnered just a "niche" in the global tablet market in the first quarter of 2013, following a period of user confusion after the launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets, analysts say. According to Strategy Analytics, Windows 8- and ...

EU Nears Antitrust Deal With Google Over Web Searches
New York Times
BRUSSELS — European Union regulators took another step Thursday toward reaching an antitrust settlement with Google, asking its competitors to review remedies the company has proposed to resolve concerns with its Internet search and advertising ...

Einstein Proved Right on Gravity—Again
Wall Street Journal
Scientists have subjected Albert Einstein's famous theory of gravity to its toughest real-world test so far—and it has prevailed. Einstein's general theory of relativity states that objects with mass cause a curvature in space-time, which we perceive as gravity.

Google report shows record rise in government takedown requests
Register
Google's latest transparency report has shown requests for content removal by governments around the world rose 26 per cent in the last six months of 2012, with complaints about defamation being by far the most common reason. "As we've gathered and ...

Cell Phone Service, Free Wi-Fi Arrive at 30 More NYC Subway Stations
PC Magazine
Subway riders will no longer have to put away their cell phones at some of the Manhattan's busiest subway stations. City officials on Thursday announced that 30 additional subway stations and platforms are now equipped with wireless voice and data service, ...

Ancient Maya civilization's roots deepen - USA Today
USA TODAY
Soaring pyramids, ceremonial plazas and ritual plazas, signatures of the ancient Maya, owe their origin to a broad cultural shift in Central America around 1,000 B.C., the ruins of Ceibal suggest. Maya. A carved stone head excavated from the lowland Maya ...

LinkedIn wants to be your personal assistant with new Contacts app
Los Angeles Times
LinkedIn, the business-centric online social network, is rolling out an iPhone app and website feature that combines users' address books, calendars and email accounts in one location. Like a virtual personal assistant, the new app, dubbed LinkedIn Contacts ...

WWDC Sells Out in Less Than 2 Minutes - Mashable
Mashable
Want to go to Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, often referred to as WWDC? Hopefully you got in early because the event sold out in just two minutes. Cult of Mac reports tickets were gone in just 120 seconds and that many would-be ticket buyers ...

Typing, Made Easy
New York Times (blog)
When I reviewed the BlackBerry Z10 in January, I wrote that it was a surprisingly complete, elegant, attractive phone, considering that the company was on its deathbed. (The BlackBerry's share of the smartphone market was a dismal 2.9 percent, down from...

Kindle TV? Amazon reportedly working on its own set-top box
Los Angeles Times
Apple and Roku's dominance in the Internet-streaming TV set-top box market might be about to get interrupted by Amazon.com, which is reportedly working on a box of its own. The giant online retailer is working on a device due later this year that would ...

Yahoo! Japan Injects $20M Into Softbank Capital's Early-Stage ...
By Jordan Crook
Today SoftBank Capital, the NY-based venture arm of Japan's largest wireless provider Softbank Corp., has strengthened its ties to Japan even further, an..
TechCrunch

Some of the Technology That Could Have Helped Prevent the ...
By Liz Klimas
Last week, TheBlaze talked with security experts about the technology used to help identify and then track down suspects in the Boston bombing and also sort through evidence that could help bring them to justice. Now, experts are discussing ...
TheBlaze.com - Stories

Pentagon's research agency developing next generation of ...
By Agence France-Presse
The US army is working to limit its dependence on GPS by developing the next generation of navigation technology, including a tiny autonomous chip, the director of the Pentagon's research agency said Wednesday. DARPA, the research ...
The Raw Story

Technology finds the right bike for you | WGN-TV
By elyserussowgntv
Using a laser pointer and a few tracking balls, a computer fitting can enhance the ride for bikers and reduce pain. It starts with an interview, and a few body measurements. Then a cleat check: A simple adjustment can help relieve pressure on ...
WGN-TV

'Innovation Zones' in Minnesota Focus on Technology, Workforce ...
By Sean Cavanagh
A coalition of Minnesota districts are using a state-designated "innovation zone" to experiment with online learning.
Digital Education - Education Week

EC details Google's proposed search concessions
CNET
Thomas Vinje, counsel and spokesman for FairSearch Europe, a coalition of critics includingMicrosoft, TripAdvisor, Foundem, Oracle, Nokia, and others, requested more time to evaluateGoogle's proposal. "Google has taken a year to develop the proposal ...

Amazon Said to Plan TV Set-Top Box for Streaming Video
Bloomberg
Amazon would move into closer competition with Apple Inc. (AAPL), which sells its own set-top box called Apple TV. The device would also compete with products from Roku Inc. and Boxee Inc., as well as gaming consoles from Microsoft Corp. and Sony Corp.

Apple CEO Wary Of Phablets
InformationWeek
During the company's phone call with media and analysts on Tuesday, Cook expressed doubt thatApple would offer such a device anytime soon. Cook's comments came in response to a direct question about his thoughts on phablets, or phones with large ...

Microsoft to Unveil New Xbox on May 21
Wall Street Journal
The videogame industry is facing increasing pressure as mobile devices, such as Apple Inc.'s iPad, not only continue growing in raw sales but also become more technically capable of powering immersive titles that consoles are known for. The ...

Google Pays CEO a Buck, 4 Other Execs Get $124M
ABC News
Page and Brin, who co-founded Google in 1998, have capped their salaries to $1 since the company went public in 2004. It's a symbolic gesture that other top Silicon Valley executives such as AppleInc.'s late CEO Steve Jobs, and Yahoo Inc. co-founder ...

Hey Eddy Cue, Apple, its time to fix the App Store
Computerworld (blog)
Apple [AAPL] is pretty proud of the App Store, which has generated billions of dollars for third party developers -- but past success is no reason to be complacent today. Improve App discovery. Take app discovery: Developers spend money building their ...

Google buys Wavii for $30 million, mirroring Yahoo's deal
Economic Times
Google's successful bid came after Apple Inc had expressed interest in buying Wavii to incorporate the startup's natural language technology into Siri, Apple's voice-activated personal assistant feature, said the person, who declined to be named ...

Economic Times

Apple iTunes Turns 10, Faces New Challenges
Indiatimes.com
At first only available to Mac users, iTunes debuted two years after Apple's groundbreaking iPod. With a catalog of 200,000 songs - compared with tens and tens of millions of songs available today - iTunes entered an industry being upended by illegal ...

Apple confident about iPad Mini despite low margins
PCWorld
The low-priced iPad mini was one of the reasons Apple reported a drop in profits for its second quarter of 2013 on Tuesday. Apple's profit was $9.5 billion, down from $11.6 billion from the same quarter last year, while revenue was $43.6 billion, up ...

Google Tests Search Without Instant Previews - TechCrunch
By Frederic Lardinois
Back in 2010, Google launched Instant Preview to provide users with a quick way to get a graphic preview of a webpage before you click on the actual link. Now, as first spotted by Alex Chitu from theGoogle Operating System blog, it looks like ...
TechCrunch

Strategy Analytics: Microsoft's share of tablet market quadrupled ...
By Sharif Sakr
Say what you like about Windows 8, but before it arrived Microsoft's presence in the tablet sphere was as small as it was stagnant. By the reckoning of number-crunchers at Strategy Analytics, just 400,000 Windows-running slates were shipped ...
Engadget RSS Feed

Apple Submits Revised Campus 2 Plans, Delays Tantau ...
By Juli Clover
Earlier this month, a report revealed that Apple's upcoming "spaceship" campus in Cupertino is both behind schedule and $2 billion...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

Amazon Developing Competitor to Apple TV Set-Top Box - Mac ...
By Jordan Golson
The box will compete with similar offerings like the Apple TV and the Roku, though both Microsoft'sXbox and Sony's Playstation have moved into the streaming video arena in recent years. The set-top box is being developed by Amazon's ...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

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