24 May 2013

$33 Trillion Technology Payoff

And government has nothing to do with it--except to "get in the way" or keep it from happening by regulation (protecting dinosaur technologies and companies)--

McKinsey: The $33 Trillion Technology Payoff - NYTimes.com
A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, the research arm of the consulting firm, estimates that there could be $33 trillion-a-year payoff from 12 ...
bits.blogs.nytimes.com/.../mckinsey-the-33-trillion-technology...

Google engineer bashes Microsoft's handling of security researchers, discloses ...
Computerworld
Computerworld - A Google security engineer accused Microsoft of treating outside researchers with "great hostility" just days before posting details of an unpatched vulnerability in Windows that could be used to crash PCs or gain additional access rights.

Microsoft reveals more versatile Xbox One designed for mainstream users
Washington Post
That space has become intensely competitive with similar consoles unveiled recently by traditional gamemakers Nintendo and Sony as well as an array of games, movies and other content fromAmazon.com, Netflix, Google and Apple that can be displayed ...

Did Apple Pare Its Tax Bill With a 'Double Irish?'
Businessweek
Apple (AAPL) has a deal with Ireland granting it an effective 2 percent tax rate on tens of billions of dollars in profit at the company's Irish affiliates, according to a U.S. Senate report released on May 20. Ireland, though, says that isn't true ...

Apple Adds Samsung's Galaxy S4 To Lawsuit
InformationWeek
Put another way, Apple thinks the Google Now features of the Galaxy S 4 infringe on its patents linked to Siri, Apple's own voice-assisted search tool for the iPhone. Google followed Apple's lead with voice-assisted search on its Android devices, and ...

Google's Eric Schmidt believes one company is an island
The Guardian
A week or so ago, Google's chief executive, Larry Page, caused ripples when he suggested at a public event that laws older than 50 years or so shouldn't apply to internet companies, and that it might be fun to have an island where Google could dabble ...

Google acquires kite-power generator
BBC News
Google has acquired a US company that generates power using turbines mounted on tethered kites or wings. Makani Power will become part of Google X - the secretive research and development arm of the search giant. The deal comes as Makani carries ...

Google Search Gets Smarter
InformationWeek
It's not immediately clear when other desktop and mobile Web browsers will be able to trigger users' microphones so their computers can capture spoken Google queries. It depends upon how and when they enable the Web Speech API. Apple's next version ...

Review: Google's new music plan solid, serendipitous, but touchy interface can ...
Washington Post
LOS ANGELES — Google Inc.'s new music service offers a lot of eye candy to go with the tunes. The song selection of around 18 million tracks is comparable to popular services such as Spotify and Rhapsody, and a myriad of playlists curated along ...

Amazon Rewrites the Rules of Fan Fiction
Wall Street Journal (blog)
This morning, Amazon announced a new digital publishing experiment called “Kindle Worlds,” which will allow people to sell fan fiction through the Kindle platform. For the moment, fan fiction writers can only sell stories based on a few best-selling ...

Microsoft turns Siri against Apple in hilarious new Windows 8 ad
PCWorld
After coming out swinging a few days back with a Surface ad that focused on Office, Microsoft has a new ad that confronts the iPad head-on. And here's the crazy part: it's surprisingly amusing. The commercial is a takeoff of Apple's iPad Mini piano ...

Google X Acquires Makani Power And Its Airborne Wind Turbines ...
By Frederic Lardinois
After previously investing in the company, Google has now acquired Makani Power, a green energy startup that is currently building airborne wind turbines. The acquisition was first reported in Brad Stone's Businessweek story about Google X, ...
TechCrunch

Apple's Smart Watch May Not Launch Until Late 2014, Use ...
By Eric Slivka
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has on a number of occasions offered accurate information about Apple's product plans, issued a new... ... Microsoft Releases Windows 8 Tablet Ad Highlighting iPad's Flaws, High Price. 13 hours ago on iOS Blog · As noted by The Verge, Microsofthas released a new Windows 8 ... Google has announced plans to roll out an update to the iOS version of Chrome that will enable voice searching. The feature will function similarly to Siri on the ...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

Apple Hires Tech Analyst Michael Gartenberg - John Paczkowski ...
By John Paczkowski
Forbes reports, and AllThingsD has independently confirmed, that Gartenberg has recently taken a job at Apple. Details on his role at the company are slim, though sources say he'll be working forApple's marketing group, a division overseen ...
AllThingsD

Google Fiber Coming to Raytown, Missouri - The Next Web
By Emil Protalinski
Google on Wednesday announced that Raytown, Missouri will receive the company's Fiber Internet service. Just like for the last few expansions, Google says it doesn't have an estimate for when the service will be available in the city, merely ...
The Next Web

Google Penguin 2.0 Update is Live - Search Engine Watch (#SEW)
By Jennifer Slegg
The much anticipated next generation of Google Penguin went live this evening. Google's Matt Cutts announced the algorithmic update will affect 2.3 percent of English U.S. queries and significantly larger impact on spam than the original ...
Search Engine Watch - Latest


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