06 August 2013

Apple Wins at the White House

A friend in need is a friend indeed!--Obama as Apple fanboy?--

Samsung Loses $1 Billion in Market Value After U.S. Veto on Apple ...
By Richard Padilla
After the Obama administration vetoed a partial ban on the import and sale of some Apple products, Samsung announced that it has been granted a hearing in a US appeals court next year against the original ruling, as reported by the ...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

Veto of Apple Ruling Likely to Upend Big Patent Battles - Ian Sherr ...
By Ian Sherr and Brent Kendall
The Obama administration's decision to overturn an international trade ruling against Apple Inc. — the first such veto in more than 25 years — promises to upend long-running battles over intellectual property in the smartphone market and change the strategies some of the world's biggest technology ... How Google Enlisted Bloggers to Spread the Word About Moto X ... Allan Friedman, Fellow and Research Director at the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings, in The Atlantic.

Microsoft Surface Pro Price Drops $100
Microsoft confirmed to the Verge website that the discount will run until August 29. The price cut arrives in time to take advantage of the back-to-school rush, which is traditionally a heavy period for device sales. It could also persuade on-the-fence ...

Android One-Click Google Apps Access Cracked
Android smartphone and tablet users: Beware attackers who come gunning for a Google-issued authentication token that allows your device to automatically log into Google Apps, Gmail, Google Drive, or any other Google service. That warning comes by way ...

Apple to shrink some iCloud accounts by 20GB
Of the major players -- Apple, Google and Microsoft -- the latter's SkyDrive is the least expensive across the board. ... Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld. Follow ...

Where's Google's Android star Andy Rubin? Robots
SAN FRANCISCO -- Former Android chief Andy Rubin -- who officially works on mysterious projects at search giant Google -- left Silicon Valley with a perplexing case of "Where's Andy?" when he stepped ... Before he started Android, Rubin co-founded ...

Google Co-Founder: The Man Behind the $300K Test-Tube Burger
ABC News
If you are going to spend thousands of dollars on a burger made not out of meat but of bovine stem cells, you've got to have a huge passion for science and innovation. You've also got to have a lot of money. The 39-year-old co-founder of Google fits ...

Apple losing innovative core?
Boston Herald
Instant iCloud: Microsoft helped pioneer the idea of instant cloud backup for consumers. When you save a document in Office 365, it's backed up automatically to the so-called SkyDrive cloud service. Apple should rip off this idea, as we know it's had ...

Google finds streaming gold
Boston Herald
Google, which has tried to carve out market-share in the living room for years, finally may have found a winner in its sleek streaming stick, Chromecast. For a paltry $35, the tiny device just a bit bigger than a USB drive plugs into the back of your ...

Apple's iPad lineup slipped to 32% of tablets shipped in Q2 2013
Apple Insider
However, by the fourth quarter we expect new products from Apple, Amazon, and others to drive impressive growth in the market." IDC. While Apple's shipments slid 14.1 percent year over year, competing tablet makers who use Google's Android mobile ...

Google Play versions of Galaxy S4, HTC One to get Android 4.3
ZDNet (blog)
The roughly one-week turnaround means Google has delivered on the promise of faster updates on the Google Play editions, which have only been released in the US and run a vanilla version of Android without the tweaks vendors lay over the OS. The new ...

Daily Report: Amazon Runs Up Against Germany's Labor Culture ...
German labor unions say Amazon has imported American-style business practices — in particular, an antipathy to organized labor — that stand at odds with European norms. Read more… ...
NYT Bits

Lync, Azure, Office 365 And The Shifting Center Of Microsoft's Gravity
By Alex Wilhelm
The reason for the mild coverage of Lync and its performance is in fact a non-puzzle: One billion dollars in revenue stacked next to Microsoft total fiscal 2013 top line of $77.8 billion isn't much, and enterprise-facing products from incumbent firms aren't sexy, thus often getting lost in the press .... Won The SEO Wars, Google Has.

Technology blog | Technology | The Guardian
As part of the triumvirate that runs the tech giant, Brin developed Google Glass ... Boot up: Microsoft's challenge, Google's aims, Apple's (screen) independence, ...

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