03 April 2013

What Will Google Kill Next?

Are you prepared to live and function without Google services?

Are You Worried About What Google Will Kill Next?
By Walter Glenn
Now that Google plans to end support for Google Reader, are you worried about what Google service might be next on the chopping block? . . . .(take the poll at link above)
Lifehacker

Apple CEO apologizes to China
CNN
(CNN) -- Apple has published a letter to Chinese customers -- signed by CEO Tim Cook -- that addresses the growing controversy over the company's warranty policies there. Posted to the Chinese version of Apple's website on Monday, the letter (Google ...

Google faces EU action after failing to fix privacy policy
Washington Post
April 2 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. faces possible fines after six European Union data protection regulators started “coordinated” enforcement measures over the company's failure to fix flaws in a new privacy policy. A taskforce of agencies led by ...

Washington Post

Google's Alma Whitten to step down
BBC News
Google's first privacy director, Alma Whitten, is to step down after three years in the role. It was created after mistakes on privacy including the company's Street View cars collecting personal data as they captured images of street scenes. London ...

BBC News

Apple down, BlackBerry up: The new normal?
CNN
Apple (AAPL) fell nearly 2% Monday. The iEverything maker's shares were down 16% in the first three months of the year, making them one of the worst performers in the S&P 500. Meanwhile, BlackBerry (BBRY) was up more than 5% Monday. The stock ...

CNN

Google testing same-day online grocery delivery
CTV News
It's a problem that Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc., which operate the largest e-commerce sites, already have been trying to solve by offering same-day service in some U.S. markets. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, also offers same-day ...

CTV News

Microsoft launches special Chinese version of Surface Pro aimed at home users
PCWorld
Microsoft is hoping to build momentum behind its Surface Pro tablet in China by launching a special edition including Office Home & Student 2013—but with Windows 8 Standard, rather than Windows 8 Pro. Microsoft's Surface Pro 128 GB version goes on ...

Amazon Cloud Drive adds file syncing, gets ready to take on Dropbox
NDTV
Other cloud storage platforms include Microsoft's Skydrive, Google Drive, AppleiCloud and Box. For the latest technology news and reviews, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Tags: amazon, amazon cloud drive, amazon cloud player, cloud...

NDTV

Apple's key claim in 'rubber band' patent rejected
ZDNet
Samsung recently filed a notice with the Northern District of California court, where Judge Lucy Koh is presiding over the long battle between the South Korean firm andApple. The tech giants have been embroiled within a high-profile case that revolves ...

ZDNet

Now With 3 Million New Users, Google Reader's Heir Apparent ...
By Sarah Perez
Feedly, the RSS feed-reading client which is rapidly becoming the one to beat following the plannedGoogle Reader shutdown, is today launching new versions o..
TechCrunch

Amazon Cloud Drive tacks on file syncing, flexes its digital storage ...
By Mark Hearn
After nearly a year on the market, Amazon has finally blessed its Cloud Drive apps for Windows and Mac with a file syncing folder. Starting today, users. ... DNP Amazon steps its game up, adds file sync to Cloud Drive. After nearly a year on the market, ... Starting today, users can access their documents, music and photos across multiple computers -- a feature that we've seen from the likes of Google Drive, Dropbox and SkyDrive for quite some time. While this feature is far from ...
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Apple Had to Apologize to China - John Paczkowski - News ...
By John Paczkowski
So why did Apple bother? Short answer: The company's sales in China hit $22.5 billion in fiscal 2012. That's more than double what they were in 2011, and it represents about 15 percent of Apple's total revenue for the year. China is crucial to Apple's future growth. Indeed, it's so important that the company ... 
AllThingsD

Apple Slashes Prices on iPhone 4/4S by 15-25% in Brazil - Mac ...
By Eric Slivka
As noted by O Globo, Apple today made significant cuts to its pricing for the iPhone 4 and 4S in Brazil, lowering the price of the 8 GB iPhone 4 from...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

Apple Reveals iPlay Game Console - IGN Originals - IGN Video
For our April Fools' 2013 video, we had some fun with the idea of a traditionalApple gaming ...
www.ign.com/videos/.../apple-introducing-iplay-game-console

Introducing the Google Wallet Mobile ATM | Google Commerce
While payments are going digital, we realize that some daily consumer interactions will still require cash. So today, we're excited to announce the release of the ...
googlecommerce.blogspot.com/.../introducing-google-wallet-...

Facebook Phone: 5 Must-Haves
InformationWeek
How could Facebook convince people to drop their current phones for a Facebook-branded device? I have five suggestions. Start The Discussion · Tweet; Mail Mail; Print Print · Debra Donston-Miller | April 02, 2013 11:30 AM. Facebook's Futuristic Data ...

Raspberry Pi sells out in the US on launch day
Inquirer
CHEAP AND CHEERFUL TINY PC the Raspberry Pi went on sale in the US on Sunday, and managed to sell out before the day was up. Model A of the Linux based PC, which costs only $25 and has 256MB of RAM, a single USB port, a HDMI port, a SD card ...

Inquirer

Top 10 Headlines Today: Dancing Sea Lion, New Neanderthal Bones…
National Geographic
“This isn't just one more viral video.” Researchers say that Ronan the sea lion is “the first non-human mammal to show convincing scientific evidence of beat-keeping.” NBC Animals · Nature's Best Killers. “New research suggests that dragonflies may well be ...

Dutch scientists say climate change is creating MORE sea ice in Antarctica.
BBC News
This might sound surprising as often climate change is blamed for causing the ice there to melt. However experts think the increase is caused by melting beneath the Antarctic ice shelves. This water rises and accumulates in the top layer of the ocean. The cool ...

BBC News

Images and insights on star death: Supernova 1987A
EarthSky (blog)
When Supernova 1987A first appeared in earthly skies 26 years ago, astronomers were beside themselves with delight. It was the closest observed supernova since 1604. In this shining pinpoint in our sky, those fortunate to be in Earth's Southern Hemisphere ...

Shaping technology to the story - Nieman Journalism Lab
By Caroline O'Donovan
"Sometimes the technology leads, and sometimes, the journalism has to lead."
Nieman Journalism Lab

Technology could give shopping the fun factor - Independent Blogs
By Nick Booth
The retail industry has always been fun because it's about people. You see everything in this environment: all human life is here.
blogs.independent.co.uk|


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