13 July 2013

Google Maps App Fix

"we've created a new way for you to access maps offline by simply entering 'OK Maps' into the search box when viewing the area you want for later"--

Google Rushes Maps App Fix
Google's rapid response may reflect wariness about enduring criticism similar to that which Apple weathered when its iOS 6 Maps update disappointed users. The Google+ post from the Maps team explains that the company has added a "Make this map area ...

Microsoft reportedly gave NSA special access to email, chat data
Fox News
Microsoft reportedly has allowed the National Security Agency special access to some of its biggest web products -- and potentially tens of millions of users -- as part of the government's wide-ranging surveillance program. The Guardian reported on the ...

Microsoft announces sweeping reorganization
Washington Post (blog)
Microsoft announced a sweeping corporate reorganization Thursday that attempts to pull the firm into a better position to compete more fiercely with Apple and Google. Under the new structure, called “One Microsoft,” Microsoft will have half as many ...

Google's Schmidt says relationship with Apple has improved
SUN VALLEY, Idaho (Reuters) - The relationship between Google Inc and Apple Inc has improved over the past year with the rival technology companies and sometimes partners conducting "lots and lots" of meetings, Google Executive Chairman Eric ...

Amazon.com shares on a tear, flirt with $300
Shares of the online retailer soared to a new high, briefly surpassing $300 a share, as investors bet the online retailer could be a big winner from Apple's loss in the courts which would giveAmazon.com more flexibility in selling e-books. Shares were ...

Microsoft Memos for the Ages: Keep Calm, And Face The Cougar
Wall Street Journal (blog)
This is Microsoft we're talking about, so the notes take on the full range of the company's experiences, from optimism about a promising new technology called the World Wide Web to the machinations of a giant corporation reshuffling the deck. Some are ...

Microsoft CityNext Aims to Build 'Smart Cities'
PC Magazine
The announcement comes about two weeks after Nextdoor, the social networking service for neighborhoods, partnered with New York City to give Big Apple residents important city and safety updates. Earlier today, meanwhile, Microsoft also unveiled a ...

Report: Skype And Microsoft Handed Over Calls And Emails To NSA ...
By Gregory Ferenstein
mybuddy-microsoft. The Guardian revealed more top-secret documents alleging that both Skype andMicrosoft cooperated with U.S. spy agencies to give away the content of email and video chats. Though it's unclear whether the collection of ...

Microsoft helped the NSA bypass encryption, new Snowden leak ...
Microsoft worked hand-in-hand with the United States government in order to allow federal investigators to bypass encryption mechanisms meant to protect the privacy of millions of users, Edward Snowden told The Guardian. ... Liberties Union told The Guardian. "It's hard to squareMicrosoft's secret collaboration with the NSA with its high-profile efforts to compete on privacy withGoogle." Earlier this week, Yahoo requested that the FISA court unseal documents from its own FISA battle.
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Daily Report: Microsoft Revamps Its Corporate Structure - NYTimes ...
Daily Report: Microsoft Revamps Its Corporate Structure. By THE NEW YORK ... The change is meant to encourage greater collaboration, as competitors like Apple and Google outflank it in the mobile and Internet markets. Steven A. Ballmer ...
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Apple Investigating Indonesian Tin Production for Illegal Mining ...
By Jordan Golson
Apple has updated the Supplier Responsibility page on its website addressing concerns over the illegal mining of tin in Indonesia. The company is...
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Microsoft Mulling Surface RT Price Cut - John Paczkowski - News ...
By John Paczkowski
This is the latest in a series of giveaways and educational discounts intended to pare down some of the Surface RT inventory on which Microsoft is sitting. ... Apple's Chances on an E-Book Ruling Appeal Are Lousy, Say Legal Scholars. July 10 ...

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