16 August 2013

Microsoft, Windows Phone, Google, YouTube

The giants from Redmond and Mountain View just can't "get along" --

Google blocks Microsoft's new YouTube Windows Phone app | The Verge: ""Microsoft has not made the browser upgrades necessary to enable a fully-featured YouTube experience, and has instead re-released a YouTube app that violates our Terms of Service," says a Google spokesperson. "It has been disabled. We value our broad developer community and therefore ask everyone to adhere to the same guidelines.""

Microsoft Outlook, SkyDrive outages hit users worldwide

ZDNet
Summary: Some Microsoft users are reporting problems accessing their Outlook, ... Microsoft is experiencing difficulties with its Outlook.com, Skydrive and ...
USA TODAY
LOS ANGELES -- Well-known investor George Soros has nearly doubled the size of his investment in Apple, the latest sign how the struggling stock is drawing ...
Fortune
Judge Cote had asked Apple to supply her with a list of evidence that the company ... paragraph eight, which is the issue about Google and Amazon credibility.
Computerworld
Computerworld - Apple's innovation problems were highlighted today when Forbes published its 2013 list of the world's most innovative companies and ranked ...

Computerworld
Instead of pulling your car over and scrolling down through your email searching for your flight information or your friend's email about dinner, Google's new ...
Washington Post
SAN FRANCISCO — Consumers waiting for Microsoft's revamped version of its latest Windows operating system will be able to get the software beginning Oct.
Computerworld (blog)
In a UK first., Google has agreed to lend Trecker to take pictures of the ... journalist/blogger who first got online in 1993 and began writing about Apple in 1999.
USA TODAY
Market share climbed to 79% for phones from a variety of companies running Google's Android operating system, up from 64.2% the year before. Apple sold ...
Ars Technica
Google developers have confirmed a cryptographic vulnerability in the Android operating system that researchers say could generate serious security glitches ...

Ars Technica

Google Fiber has Vudu integration on its set-top boxes, Android app
Richard Lawler
The Google Fiber Android app got an update today that adds support for Vudu, adding another over-the-top ... Amazon gives Silk browser UI a major overhaul ...
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Sony and Viacom Reach Tentative Internet TV Deal
New York Times
Viacom has tentatively agreed to let its popular cable channels — like Nickelodeon and MTV — be carried by an Internet TV service in the works at Sony, a deal that could signal the start of a new era of competition for entrenched cable and satellite providers.

Kepler's Planet-Hunting Days Are Over
New York Times
NASA said on Thursday that its celebrated planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, which broke down in May when a reaction wheel that controls its pointing failed, will never get well enough to hunt for planets around other stars, so-called exoplanets, again.

Apple Tightens App Store Rules On Kids' Data
InformationWeek
Faced with broader federal rules to protect children's privacy online, Apple requires developers to treat kids' data more carefully. Start The Discussion. Tweet; Mail Mail; Print Print · Thomas Claburn | August 15, 2013 03:30 PM. 6 Top iOS Photo Apps.

First Take: Why big media is ripe for hacking
USA TODAY
Rather than directly attack the Washington Post, Time and CNN, hackers from the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) this morning seeded infections on recommendation site, Outbrain, knowing ...

New mammal species discovered: a raccoon-sized critter with teddy bear looks
Fox News
WASHINGTON – Imagine a raccoon with a teddy bear face that is so cute it's hard to resist, let alone overlook. But somehow science did — until now. Researchers announced Thursday a rare discovery of a new species of mammal called the olinguito.

Report: Facebook testing service for online payments
USA TODAY
SHARE 24 CONNECT 16 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE. Is Facebook prepping a service to take on PayPal? According to an All Things D report, the social network is testing an online payments service tied to the user's Facebook login. The report cites ...

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