25 May 2013

FTC starts another meritless investigation against Google

FTC doing another "government sponsored shakedown" of Google--wasting millions in taxpayer funds--how about "sequestering" 100% of the FTC's operating funds since they apparently have no interest in fulfilling their true purpose and mission?

Google faces new FTC probe over display ads
Washington Post
Federal investigators have begun probing whether Google is using its increasingly potent position in the online advertising market to undermine competition, an issue officials have monitored since its acquisition of digital ad company DoubleClick in ...

Details Spilled on Apple's iOS 7 Overhaul
PC Magazine
Apple senior vice president of industrial design Jony Ive is overhauling the system by dropping its current lifelike design in favor of a simpler interface, according to 9to5Mac. Unnamed sources described the new iOS 7 as "black, white, and flat all over," tipping ...

Used Computer, $116000 or Best Offer
New York Times
Others were there too, notably the MITS Altair, which was introduced before the Apple-1, and was the first personal computer that Microsoft's founders, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, wrote software for. But Apple proved to be the enduring computer maker ...

Google Said to Consider Buying Waze Presaging Bidding War
Businessweek
Google Inc. (GOOG), maker of the Android operating system, is considering buying map-software provider Waze Inc., setting up a possible bidding war with Facebook Inc., people familiar with the matter said. Waze is fielding expressions of interest from ...

Google Researcher Reveals Zero-Day Windows Bug
InformationWeek
Ormandy, a Switzerland-based British information security researcher who works at Google -- charged with keeping the company's products secure -- appears to have a beef with Microsoft. "Note that Microsoft treat vulnerability researchers with great ...

Potential Setback for Apple in E-Books Case
Wall Street Journal
The Justice Department sued Apple and five major publishers, alleging they colluded to raise the price of e-books in response to discount pricing by Amazon.com Inc. The publishers have all entered into settlements with the Justice Department and in a ...

Google Loses Bid to Block U.S. Imports of Microsoft Xbox
Bloomberg
The system is scheduled to go on sale later this year as part of Microsoft's strategy to fend off competition from Sony Corp. (6758)'s PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Co.'s Wii U, as well as new devices from Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Amazon.com Inc ...

Microsoft reportedly to take cut on used Xbox One game sales
CNET
To deal in used games, retailers will reportedly have to agree to Microsoft's terms and use Microsoft's online Azure-based pre-owned system. After the used game is registered through Microsoft as having been sold, the seller's access to that game is ...

Bloomberg View: Don't Blame Apple for Keeping Its Money
Businessweek
When Apple's (AAPL) chief executive officer, Tim Cook, bragged to a Senate committee on May 21 about his company's culture of innovation, he probably hoped people would think of Apple's gadgets, not its tax strategies. That seems unlikely, at least for ...

Google Search can now sift through your personal photos
PCWorld (blog)
This might sound a bit creepy, but Google will now let you search through your own photos on Google+ via the main Google Search bar. The feature helps you find photos you uploaded on Google+ by typing the “my photos” prefix followed by your search term ...

Report: Waze Could Be In Play Again, With Google The Latest Suitor ...
By Natasha Lomas
Meanwhile Apple has also previously been linked with a Waze buy – having had its own highly public problems with maps. Google has also previously been rumoured to be interested, as has Microsoft. So that's the full complement of tech ...
TechCrunch

Apple's WWDC Keynote Scheduled for Monday, June 10 - AllThingsD
By John Paczkowski
Apple today said the keynote address for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference will occur at10 AM PT Monday, June 10, at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Not a big surprise, as that is the day the event kicks off. Speakers for the ...
AllThingsD

Google, Google, and More Google! - Lifehacker
By Adam Dachis
This week on the podcast we're talking about Google, Google, and more Google. Also ... Amazonoften earns its reputation as the world's largest online retailer due to the fact that they offer tons of awesome discounts and services… Read…
Lifehacker

Apple Posts New iPhone TV Ad 'Music Every Day' - Mac Rumors
By Jordan Golson
Apple started running a new iPhone ad this evening called 'Music Every Day', the second in a series that launched last month with a spot... ... Avatar · samcraig. 13 hours ago at 07:25 pm. Interesting timing given Google's streaming music launch. Rating: 7 Positives. Avatar ... 2 days ago on iOS Blog · As noted by The Verge, Microsoft has released a new Windows 8 tablet ad that uses Siri to highlight a few of the iPad's shortcomings, depicting the ASUS VivoTab Smart tablet as a robust.
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

Microsoft Inaccurately Depicts Windows Tablet as Larger than iPad ...
By Juli Clover
To go along with two previously released anti-iPad Windows 8 tablet ads, Microsoft has released a side-by-side comparison of the iPad and various... ... Remember when Apple used those manipulated images of the Galaxy Tab to make it look more similar to the iPad? Rating: 22 Positives. Avatar · applesith. 15 hours ago at 02:36 pm. That's really pathetic and misleading. Rating: 22 Positives. Avatar · charlieegan3. 15 hours ago at 02:36 pm. Microsoft's advertising is getting ...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

A smoother Drive app for Android | Google Drive Blog
The process of creating and accessing your stuff shouldn't be, well...a process. Today, the Drive app for Android is getting several improvements to make ...
googledrive.blogspot.com/.../a-smoother-drive-app-for-androi...

Google Chrome Blog: Richer notifications coming to Chrome
When you're surfing the web, you can get so immersed that you might not realize you're late for a meeting or that someone messaged you in another chat ...
chrome.blogspot.com/.../richer-notifications-coming-to-chrom...

Google Chrome Blog: Searching on the go, made even simpler
Today's Chrome for Android stable update, now available on Google Play, makes searching on the go even simpler. You can now see your search queries in the ...
chrome.blogspot.com/.../searching-on-go-made-even-simpler....

Amazon Media Room: Press Releases
Amazon Publishing Introduces “Kindle Worlds,” a New Publishing Model for Authors Inspired to Write Fan Fiction—Launching with an Initial License of Popular ...
phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p...ID...

Microsoft Xbox One - Consoles - CNET Reviews
Catch up on what's new in Microsoft's just-announced console. ... Get ready to do some gamestop or amazon trade-ins for store credit or cash... .... This thing will fail on trying to capture the living room against Apple &/or Google's products.
reviews.cnet.com/microsoft-xbox-one/


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