13 October 2013

Google volunteers to help rescue Cyclone Phailin victims

Google volunteers to help rescue Phailin cyclone victims
Times of India
Google has launched a 'Person Finder' to help those displaced by the storm to reconnect with their families. It is an open source software.... (read more at the link above)

Times of India

Preston Gralla
HP, built in part on a long-time partnership with Microsoft, has declared war ... Just this week it launched the $279 Chromebook 11, created in concert with Google. ... As I write this, the two best-selling laptops on Amazon are Chromebooks --- a ... Older Post: Windows 8 shines amid shrinking PC sales; Apple gets 
whacked.Computerworld Blogs

Google Ads Will Feature You (unless you opt out or are under 18)
Google on Friday altered its Terms of Service to allow it to include users' Google+ profile names and pictures in Google products, including advertisements,...

Boston Globe

Apple's Foxconn And The Non-Scandal Of The Student Interns On ...
The latest little rumpus about student labour in China concerns students at a college who were told to go off and help Foxconn assemble the upcoming Sony ...

Washington Post (blog)

Brazil investigates Google over antitrust charges
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil is investigating Google Inc for anticompetitive practices alleged by Microsoft Corp and Brazilian rivals, adding to government ...

Maximum PC

Google X Display Guru Says Wearable Computing Is Unstoppable
MIT Technology Review
Mary Lou Jepsen, head of the display division for Google's notoriously secret hardware innovation lab, Google X–which is building the Google Glass head-worn ...
Wall Street Journal
Microsoft CEO Search Reveals Board Rifts ... Microsoft Corp. ... against rivals such as Google Inc. and Apple Inc. or on making the company run more efficiently....

Wall Street Journal

How Apple searches the App Store for its new ideas
Washington Post (blog)
A customer inspects an Apple iPhone 5 in a Portugal Telecom SGPS SA mobile communications store in Lisbon on Oct. 2, 2013. (Mario Proenca/Bloomberg)....

Washington Post (blog)

Amazon Is Courting YouTube Networks for Short-Video Push
Amazon has pitched YouTube networks on distributing their short-form videos ... The Google-owned video service receives 1 billion unique viewers a month who ... video downloads to compete with Apple's iTunes and streams on-demand to ... Bye, Bye Cookie: Microsoft Plots Its Own Tracking Technology to Span Desktop, ...


Amazon Seeks a Piece of Every Online-Payment Pie
With its new 'Login and Pay' service, Amazon is going up against PayPal and ... in the payments game this week when it joined with players such as Microsoft, ...

Google has made available more tools for game developers to understand user experience. ... Unlike Apple, Google doesn't much care about platforms (except for Google Drive which is yet not ....Amazon starts taking international orders for Chromecast ... Fear: the reason why Microsoft is creating stink about YouTube app ...Linux.com - All Content 

Unu Android Tablet Works as Game Console, Smart TV | News & Opinion | PCMag.com: "What really sets Unu apart though is what happens when it's plugged into the included docking station. While connected to a TV, Unu becomes a media hub, giving users access to content from Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, and the other usual suspects. Sunflex imagines users may buy multiple docks to easily ferry Unu between all the televisions they own. The Unu "Airmouse" remote features a full, physical QWERTY keypad and Wii remote-like pointing capabilities for easy cursor navigation. Once connected, Unu also morphs into a game console . . ."

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