10 September 2013

LIVE coverage of Apple Event Tuesday; Amazon says no phone in 2013, no free phone ever

LIVE coverage of Apple Event Tuesday - new iPhone(s) - at 10 am PDT, 1 pm EDT (US),  5:00 pm UTC, at TWiTCNET and The Verge.

Reports of an Amazon plan for free smartphone? Nevermind --
Amazon Refutes Report of Free Smartphone
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The statement, from an Amazon spokesman, refutes a report from website JessicaLessin.com on Friday that the Seattle company has been exploring options to offer a smartphone free of cost. “We have no plans to offer a phone this year,” said the spokesman ...

Register
Amazon won't be launching a freebie phone later this year, in fact it won't launch any phone this year and has no future plans to give hardware away, ever. The story started on Friday as an exclusive from ex-WSJ journo Amir Efrati, and spread across the ...

By Ina Fried
... it wouldn't be a giveaway product. “We have no plans to offer a phone this year, and if we were to launch a phone in the future, it would not be free,” Amazon said in a statement to AllThingsD. ..
AllThingsD

By Jim Edwards
A spokesman for Amazon.com Inc. said Sunday the online retail giant won't launch a smartphone this year, and that if it did launch one in the future, it “would not be free.” The pair also note that the official denial covers phones of any ...

8 iPhone 5 Rumors: Best And Worst
InformationWeek
Apple reveals its latest iPhone -- possibly two of them -- on Sept. 10. We separate the bogus iPhone rumors from the smart predictions....

Disruptions: Apple's Next Unveiling Could Make or Break a Business
By By NICK BILTON
SAN FRANCISCO — On Tuesday morning, about 200 people — most of them from the news media — will gather in a Cupertino, Calif., auditorium to watch Timothy D. Cook,Apple's chief executive, unveil new iPhones. The people who make it ...
NYT Bits

Microsoft expands Xbox Music service to Web and devices
USA TODAY
Microsoft is taking aim at Spotify and other streaming services with free Web streaming of music and a larger portable device portfolio for subscribers. XboxMusic_All ... Those new apps are now hitting the Google Play store and iTunes App store. Next ...

EU: Google submits new proposals in antitrust case
MiamiHerald.com
A group of complainants in the case — comprising Microsoft, TripAdvisor and otherGoogle rivals — said it wasn't enough for the Commission alone to review the new proposals. Instead they said all parties involved in the case should be allowed to test ...

Microsoft's mobile fate rests on Nokia deal
Computerworld
Computerworld - Microsoft's move to acquire Nokia's devices and services business is a gamble that the company had to take to boost its flagging mobile business. For Nokia, it's an admission that it lacks the resources to compete with Samsung and Apple ...

Apple's innovation problem is real
CNN
Phones and tablets from Samsung and others who make devices running on Google's Android have outsold the iPhone and iPad. Apple's ... But the wearable space is still extremely young, and Apple has to worry about both delivering a polished solution and...

Worries That Microsoft Is Growing Too Tricky to Manage
New York Times
The company is a mash-up of the businesses in which competitors like Google, Yahoo, Oracle, Apple and Nintendo specialize, putting an enormous burden on the company's chief executive, Steven A. Ballmer, who has announced plans to retire within the next ...

Apple Used To Be A Pretty Horribly Run Company – Here Are Some Of Its Worst ...
San Francisco Chronicle
"[Then Apple CEO John] Sculley did a demo at CES [the Consumer Electronics Show] with the Newton tethered to a IIfx, which was this monster Mac the size of a suitcase. That was the way Apple would do things. Be kind of secret, but the minute they got ...

Apple's Cook, Following Steve Jobs' Game Plan, To Kick Off Year of 'Wow' With ...
Forbes
Investor Michael Obuchowski believes Apple is following through on the game plan dreamed up by former CEO Steve Jobs: Introduce a must-have gadget every three to four years that moves Apple into a new industry, and then update that device annually ...

US tapped into networks of Google, Petrobras, others: report
Reuters
RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The U.S. government tapped into computer networks of companies including Google Inc. and Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA, according to leaked U.S. documents aired by Globo, Brazil's biggest ...

Google-backed incubator hopes to inspire Latinos to launch startups
San Jose Mercury News
In exchange for a 4 percent piece of their companies, entrepreneurs in the program will gain access to mentors from Stanford, Apple (AAPL) and WalmartLabs, among others. The program will culminate in a November "demo day" at Google, where the ...
Use Google Glass And New App Glashion To Buy Fashion Items ...
By Leena Rao
Of late, some of these synergies involve Google Glass. At the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 hackathon today, Glashion made its debut, providing a way for Google Glass wearers and users to buy fashion items that they spot on the go.
TechCrunch

Dell Tips New Tower, Mobile Workstations, One With QHD+ Screen
PC Magazine
Dell today introduced its new line of tower and mobile Precision professional workstations. Some of the highlights are 4th-generation Intel Core processors, Intel Xeon E5 processors, professional AMD and Nvidia graphics, various SSD options including PCIe ...

Instagram Pictures Itself Making Money
Wall Street Journal
Instagram Director of Business Operations Emily White, right, joined from Facebook. Amy Cole and Josh Riedel are among the people on her team. MENLO PARK, Calif.—When Emily White joined Instagram from parent company Facebook Inc. in March, her ...

Facebook offers real-time feed of user data to online and TV news
PCWorld
Facebook revealed a new tool that enables news organisations to tap into user comments and display them online or on TV in real-time. The social network launched two tools on Monday, the Keyword Insights API (application programming interface) and the ...

PS Vita 2000 goes lighter and slimmer
CNET
The update to Sony's Vita line will be 20 percent lighter and 15 percent thinner than the current console and comes with 1GB of onboard storage. by Reuben Lee. September 9, 2013 5:21 AM PDT. PS Vita 2000. The new PS Vita 2000. (Credit: Sony).

Microsoft launches Xbox Music on Web for free
Fox News
Microsoft is making its Xbox Music streaming service available for free on the Web -- even to those who don't use Windows 8. The expansion beyond Windows 8 devices and Xbox game consoles starting Monday is intended to bring new customers into the ...

Climate Change Impacts Ocean's Chemical Cycles as Temperatures Rise
Science World Report
Climate change is affecting ecosystems all across the globe. Now, scientists have discovered that as conditions change, rising ocean temperatures will upset natural cycles of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and phosphorous in the world's oceans. This could have ...

Nissan's Smartwatch Connects To Cars. What Does This Mean For The Future ...
Fast Company
The Nissan Nismo watch, which makes its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month, keeps tabs on extensive biometric and telematic data from its drivers. By: Addy Dugdale. While smartwatches generally connect to a phone, a new device from Nissan ...

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