18 November 2013

Dead Men, Dead Data?

Death and Dying poses the questions: what happens to the data, who gets the data? --

Technology: Dead man’s data - FT.com: "Mr Wu advises clients to appoint a “digital executor” entrusted with a list of logins and passwords, and to outline explicit instructions in their estate plans on who has access to what accounts. Without a digital executor, family members will have to ask a court to order internet companies to turn over passwords. But this is novel ground in most states. . . . (read more at link above)

Google Fosters South Korean Startups
Wall Street Journal
These days, the 28-year-old Mr. Cho is busy pitching his young technology startup to venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, Asia and the U.K., with assistance from Google Inc ...

Facebook Strives to Keep Its Cachet
New York Times
Published: November 17, 2013. When Evan Spiegel peered into a crystal ball to divine a future for his company, Snapchat, he did not see Facebook. Bits · More Tech Coverage. News from the technology industry, including start-ups, the Internet, enterprise ...

Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica
Los Angeles Times
A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate. Seismologists working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western Antarctica ...

Google Nexus 5 coming to India next week: Report
Times of India
NEW DELHI: Google's Nexus 5 smartphone has been listed on the company's online marketplace since its global unveiling and is slated to be launched soon in ...

Times of India

Creepy Google Glass pics without anyone knowing? Yes, you can
The inventor of the Google Glass Sunshade says his motivation was to make it easier to see the Glass graphics when in sunshine. Coincidentally, it also covers ...

The Future of Things

Apple buys Israel's PrimeSense for $345 million: report
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Apple has bought PrimeSense, an Israeli maker of ... a scene in three dimensions, was used to help power Microsoft's Xbox Kinect.


Microsoft SharePoint: 7 Ways To Achieve More
Among major enterprise technology products, Microsoft's SharePoint is ... Yes, some claim thatGoogle Apps and other competitors are good enough to be used ...

Google Launches Interactive Winter Wonderlabs Across the US
The New York offices look just as sweet as Google's Silicon Valley headquarters. The building in the Big Apple has the second largest footprint of any NYC ...

Amazon VP Excited about Opening Holiday Deals to 3P Sellers
Would you like to showcase your products on Amazon's holiday promotion shopping pages? For the first time, Amazon is opening its holiday deals promotions to ...


Google Makes It Easier for Mobile Users to Fill Out Online Forms
Google is adding improvements in its mobile Chrome browsers to help speed ... The faster autofill features were unveiled by Google software engineers Ruslan ...

Amazon jobs boost Fernley businesses
Nevada Appeal
Standing in front of his shop, Fernley ice cream maker Steve Cordes watches hundreds of workers come and go at Amazon's huge Internet fulfillment facility on ...
The News Journal
When Sony and Microsoft last came out with new video game consoles – seven ... Along came Google's Chromecast, the Roku player, Apple TV and, of course, ...


Google prevails in long-running book digitization case
Ahram Online
In a 28-page decision, Chin said the Google program, dubbed the "Library Project," ... include Facebook, Microsoft, Samsung and other technology companies.

Ahram Online

Apple Retail Stores to Integrate iBeacon Systems to Assist with ...
Richard Padilla
Earlier this year at the keynote during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Applementioned iBeacon microlocation APIs as a new part of its...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Governments mine Google for more data 
(The Nashua Telegraph)
Several other companies, including Microsoft Corp., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Yahoo Inc., have since followed Google's practice of disclosing government ...

Apple acquires 3D sensor maker PrimeSense for $345 million
Apple has acquired PrimeSense, an Israeli based 3D sensor maker, according to Israeli financial ...PrimeSense's 3D sensing technology has been used in Microsoft's Xbox Kinnect. ... HTC delivers KitKat code for Play Edition One to Google.
iPhone Hacks | iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone Blog

Google brings All Access music subscription service to iPhone | The ...
Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Half a year after launching for Android, Google Play Music All Access is ...Google Play Music is available for download from the Apple App Store. ... Twitter launches music discovery app · Microsoft Office debuts iPhone app ...
The Columbian stories

Amazon suppresses PS4 sales; DOA systems may be at fault ...
Josh Boykin
Amazon sellers who log in and attempt to sell a PS4 are confronted with a ... corner, will these reported failures impact the sales of Microsoft's next-gen console?

CMAP: "Why do you use Microsoft Word?" - Charlie's Diary - Antipope!
Charlie Stross
You already know I hate Microsoft Word. ... and you probably won't be surprised to learn that there's a copy of Microsoft Office 2001 for .... So will Apple's Pages.
Charlie's Diary

Google Credit Card now available in Canada Google AdWords ...
Totally useless card google credit card now available in canada.
Google AdWords WebmasterWorld

Google Patenting Less Noble Use of Project Loon Tech - Slashdot
theodp writes "In June, Google unveiled Project Loon to acclaim from the press for its "moonshot" project that aims to use high-altitude balloons to cheaply ...

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