28 October 2013

Google Getting Faster, Expanding Infrastructure

Google's expanding network serving up faster internet services --

Google serves users from 700 p.c. more locations: Study - The Hindu: ". . . according to researchers from University of Southern California (USC). From October 2012 to late July 2013, the number of locations serving Google’s search infrastructure increased from a little less than 200 to a little more than 1,400, and the number of ISPs grew from just over 100 to more than 850, according to the study. Most of this expansion reflects Google utilising client networks that it already relied on for hosting content like videos on YouTube, and reusing them to relay -- and speed up -- user requests and responses for search and ads, researchers said. . . ." (read more at link above)
MarketWatch
For its fiscal first quarter, Microsoft reported a profit of $5.24 billion, or 62 cents a share, on revenue of $18.53 billion. During the year-ago period,Microsoft ...

MarketWatch

Stephen Elop is Ready for Big Change at Microsoft
Tom's Hardware Guide
With the departure of a good chunk of Microsoft's old guard and a series of big moves that have left consumers skeptical of the 800 pound gorilla of the tech world, Stephen Elop just might be the person to set the company back on the right track. In an interview ...

Apple reports fiscal 4Q results Monday
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — Wall Street isn't expecting much when Applereports its fiscal ... The 47 stock analysts who publish research on Applesee the company's ...

WCCFtech

Newsday
SAN FRANCISCO - There isn't one thing that jumps out with Apple's new Mac operating ... It's similar to the approach Google's Gmail uses to organize email. ... And it's certainly not as revolutionary as Microsoft'stransition to Windows 8 and a ...

Newsday

Apple, Google must face antitrust suit on hiring
The Seattle Times
Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley companies must face a group lawsuit representing more than 64,000 technical employees claiming their incomes ...

Techie News

Apple's plan to wipe out disc drives is nearly complete
CNET
With only a single machine that still has a DVD drive, Apple is close to finishing ... namely Adobe and Microsoft, were pushing their biggest products as cloud ...

CNET
For processors, Microsoft's tablet houses a 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 4, whereas Nokia went ... for recent hot tablets such as the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 and the Google Nexus 7. ... "Google and Microsoft are very capable organizations, [with] lots of ... Thumbnail image of Apple's plan to wipe out disc drives is nearly complete.

PhoneDog

Amazon woos fashion industry as studio opens
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
NEW YORK — In Williamsburg — a Brooklyn neighborhood that's become something of an epicenter for the prototypical hipster — Amazon.com Inc. is working ...

Kara Swisher
Amazon Builds the Spheres, While Google Opts for the Hulk ... As with Apple, Facebook, Samsung and many other tech companies, ... Microsoft Q1 Unveiled Today, but Don't Expect an October Surprise for New CEO (See You in December).
AllThingsD

Addition by subtraction? Hands on with Apple's new iWork ... - Gigaom
Mark Crump
I've always felt that Numbers was an app Apple created because they had to; not because they wanted to. I'm not at all a Microsoft Excel power user (once in an ...
Gigaom

Top 10 Clever Google Search Tricks - Lifehacker
Whitson Gordon
Google is a more powerful tool than most people realize. You can get much more ... Is It Actually Cheaper to Order Everything from Amazon? ... You've probably searched for comparisons onGoogle before, like roku vs apple tv . But what if you ...
Lifehacker

Tesla hires ex-Apple VP for new vehicle development - Autoblog
Damon Lowney
Tesla hires former Apple vice president of Mac hardware engineering, Doug Field, as the vice president of vehicle programs.
Autoblog

Paul St John Mackintosh
The head of Amazon Publishing has left, along with some other staff members. How much will it hurtAmazon? Probably not much.
TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

Running Google Apps on the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX (Gmail, Play ...
Brad Linder
It's possible to load some of the Google's key Android apps without rooting the tablet. That includes Gmail, Google Play Music, the Chrome web browser, and ...
Liliputing

Mysterious floating barge in San Francisco Bay could be secret new ...
Could this barge be home to Google's next big operation? ... is likely home to a major marketing effort, a “kind of giant Apple Store,” in support of Google Glass.
news.yahoo.com/.../mysterious-floating-barge-in-san-francisco...

Google: Our Robot Cars Are Better Drivers Than You - Slashdot
An anonymous reader writes "At a robotics conference in Santa Clara, California, the head ofGoogle's autonomous car project presented results of a study ...
slashdot.org/.../google-our-robot-cars-are-better-drivers-than-...

Amazon's In Favour Of The Online Sales Tax Bill Now - Forbes
Amazon's now come out in favour of the online sales tax bill: specifically, that all online retailers should be collecting it from consumers and passing it onto the ...
www.forbes.com/.../amazons-in-favour-of-the-online-sales-tax...

Thoughts and Observations Regarding This Week's Apple Event
Apple and Google are squeezing Microsoft from both sides, and the result is that .... Android-based competitors — from Samsung, Google, and Amazon — and ...
daringfireball.net/2013/10/this_weeks_ipad_event

Amazon and the "profitless business model" fallacy — Remains of ...
[DISCLOSURE: As always when I write about Amazon, I'll note I worked there from .... Why doesn'tGoogle break out its lines of business in more detail in its financials? Why doesn't Apple reveal more detail about exact sales of the various ...
www.eugenewei.com/.../amazon-and-the-profitless-business-m...

Apple's Jony Ive Designs Special Edition Red Mac Pro - Mashable
Apple design chief Jony Ive has revealed a customized version of the company's new Mac Pro that will go on auction in November.
mashable.com/2013/10/26/jony-ive-red-mac-pro/

BBM heads to the top of Google Play | CrackBerry.com
As of now BBM is riding high in Google Play with downloads in the 10000000 ... in lots of places but as long as people keep saying apple rocks and that hype ...
crackberry.com/bbm-heads-top-google-play

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