06 July 2013

A Market to Itself? Amazon Cuts Back Discounts

Amazon needs more competition, but who can withstand the Bezos strategy?

As Competition Wanes, Amazon Cuts Back Discounts
New York Times (blog)
Jim Hollock's first book, a true-crime tale set in Pennsylvania, got strong reviews and decent sales when it appeared in 2011. Now “Born to Lose” is losing momentum — yet Amazon, to the writer's intense frustration, has increased the price by nearly a ...


Feeding galaxy caught in distant searchlight
TG Daily
An international group of astronomers that includes UC Santa Barbara astrophysicist Crystal Martin and former UCSB postdoctoral researcher Nicolas Bouché has spotted a distant galaxy hungrily snacking on nearby gas. The gas is seen to fall inward toward ...

HTC Suffers Another Bad Quarter, With Profits Down 83% In Its Q2
TechCrunch
HTC has just put out unaudited results for its Q2, with profits down 83% on last year. The Taiwanese phone maker, which is battling for oxygen in the fiercely competitive Android OEM smartphone space dominated by South Korea's Samsung, said its total ...

Twitter introduces 15 channels on Vine upgrade
Telegraph.co.uk
Users will now be able to share other people's posts by 'revining' videos and will have access to new camera tools and protected posts in the updated version of Vine. Twitter's introduction of further features comes after Facebook launched Instagram video, ...

Robotic Eye Tracking Technology
Energy and Capital
Many people don't know this, but Douglas C. Engelbart is one of the single most important names in the history of computing technology. eyetracking. In 1963, Engelbart revealed an invention that has literally touched the hands of almost every person living in ...


Google ordered to rewrite privacy policy by British regulators
Washington Post (blog)
The British data protection agency, the Information Commissioner's Office, said in a statementThursday that it has written to Google to confirm that “its updated privacy policy raises serious questions about its compliance with the UK Data Protection ...

Are the Google Play Edition smartphones worth it?
CNET
And best of all you're guaranteed to get all of Google's Android software updates when they are released. There's no waiting months for an update or wondering if your smartphone will ever get the update. So you'd think that the new Google Play editions ...

Apple files patent for 'Waze-plus'
Register
Apple has filed a patent application for something that looks remarkably similar to Google's billion-dollar crowdsourced mapping buy, Waze - which earlier this year was rumoured to be an Appletakeover target. The fourth-of-July filing for “User ...

Apple Founder Describes Visit with Kanye, Kim and Baby
ABC News
Naturally Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had a slew of visitors after their daughter North West was born on June 15, but joining the Kardashian clan and the new parents was an rather unusual guest.Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak visited the couple and ...

Non-Apple companies hold iWatch trademark in U.S., U.K., China
CNET
Microsoft, Google, Samsung, and Dell are all reportedly working on their own watch that talks to your phone, while Sony is already ahead of the game with the recently announced Sony SmartWatch 2. Topics: Apple Corporate; Tags: iWatch,: Apple.

'Apple seeking next big direction'
Times of India
MEXICO: Apple is in a waiting period with the US gadget giant seeking the "next big direction" almost two years after the death of its groundbreaking boss Steve Jobs, the company's co-founder Steve Wozniak said. Wozniak, speaking at a forum in Mexico ...

Microsoft Conference comes to Houston for second time [Houston Chronicle]
Businessweek
The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is a global gathering of top industry leaders who work with Microsoft and its products. The five-day conference will provide a road map for the coming year about new services, devices and products offered by ...

Video: Google Webmaster Recap, Disavowing, Alta Vista, Google Reader & Ted ...
YouTube
Google Keyword Tool is going away, which means you need to sign into AdWords to get keyword data. Google also ... Google had a logo for Franz Kafka and we had Independence Day logos from Google, Bing, Ask.com, Dogpile and others. Finally, Ted Ulle ...

Google Ordered To Amend Its Unified Privacy Policy In Europe By ...
By Natasha Lomas
Google's unified privacy policy continues to draw the attention and ire of data protection watchdogs in Europe. In the latest development, the U.K.'s ICO has confirmed it has written to Mountain View to confirm the privacy policy raises serious ...
TechCrunch

Newly Published Apple Mapping Patent Details Route Feedback ...
By Juli Clover
Apple's patent, titled "User-Specified Route Rating and Alerts," shares some distinct similarities with Waze, a company that Apple was rumored to be purchasing at one point, though it was ultimately acquired by Google. The patent, which was ...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

Google Glass update teardown reveals clues of a 'Boutique' app ...
By Steve Dent
A user named Zhouwei has taken a thorough look at the latest Google Glass Explorer XE7 version and found a few gems, including a possible app store.
Engadget RSS Feed

Google Glass Updates: A New App Store, Media Player and Lock ...
By Jamie Condliffe
With Google's most recent update for its Glass Explorer Edition come some signs of what's to come: a new app store, a dedicated media player and a security-conscious lock screen.
Gizmodo

Why Google should be sweating about Europe's privacy policy ...
By David Meyer
The UK's data protection authority has ordered Google to change its privacy policy, while action is also being taken in Germany and Spain. The company faces an increasingly co-ordinated regulatory adversary.
GigaOM

Technology of #OccupyGezi - Boing Boing
Here's a quick overview of the technologies used (so well) by the #OccupyGezi protesters in Turkey. There's no question that the right tools helped organizers ...
boingboing.net/2013/07/04/technology-of-occupygezi.html

Is Technology Making You More or Less Free? | TheBlaze.com
With futurist Ray Kurzweil predicting technology will match human intelligence before 2030 and will become fundamentally integrated with the human body by ...
www.theblaze.com/.../is-technology-making-you-more-or-less...

James Martin, Technology Consultant and Oxford Benefactor, Dies ...
Mr. Martin was an influential figure in information technology who used his fortune to study the problems and opportunities confronting the 21st-century world.
www.nytimes.com/.../james-martin-technology-consultant-and...

Google Shopping en 180 secondes - Feed Manager
YouTube
C'est en octobre 2010 que l'on voit apparaître pour la première fois le moteur de Google Shopping en France. Déclinaison de son produit Product Search présent au Royaume Uni et Allemagne, Google propose aux e-commerçants de référencer leurs ...

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