25 November 2013

Ending Web Censorship in China

Actually, as the article at the link below notes : "We are gambling that Google is big enough and important enough that the Chinese authorities would not dare block it completely." Really? That's a bit naive -- Google is a big company and important, but I doubt it would take on the government of China on its own. However if all major IT companies banded together? . . .

Google could end China's web censorship in 10 days – why doesn't it? | Charlie Smith | Comment is free | theguardian.com: "Our two-step approach is not technically complicated. In the past, we have repeatedly asked Google to make its search engine https by default, but it took Edward Snowden and a bunch of files to make Google do this for the US market."

How Google Could End Web Censorship In China In Two Easy Steps
Forbes
Or at least how a small group of activists think that Google Google could end web ... Google needs to first switch its China search engine (google.com.hk) to https ...

PRPick.com

Velcro Feline | velcrofeline.com: Play the Google Dr Who Game: "For Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary, Google built a multiple level game. The game's premise- those dastardly Daleks have stolen the Google letters and we need Doctor Who to retrieve them...."

Google Glass developers: We're still flying half-blind
CNET
Ever since developers got their hands on Google Glass earlier this year, software coders have clamored for greater access to the programming internals of the ...

Microsoft's opens facility to crack down on cybercriminals
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
... the Microsoft employees do not mean Google Inc., Apple Inc. or Amazon.com Inc. ...Microsoft opened the doors last week to its multimillion-dollar Cybercrime ...

Google's Extremely Strange Treatment At The Hands Of The ...
Forbes
I've been trying to get my head around the way that the European Union is investigating Google Google and I'm afraid that I can't really quite manage it.

Q&A: Google Talks About Supporting Startups in Egypt, And ...
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Wael Fakharany, Google's regional manager in North Africa, speaks to The Wall Street Journal about the company's vision for supporting tech startups that can ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Microsoft's Xbox One proves it's more than a game center
The Spokesman Review
If you're a video-game aficionado, you know the answer: It's Microsoft'slatest game console, and it arrived in North America and Europe on Friday. To gamers ...

Washington Post

Microsoft Emerges as Possible Winamp Buyer
eWeek
Microsoft is reportedly in talks with AOL to acquire it. Eclipsed by iTunes and streaming apps like Spotify, Winamp and Shoutcast are being shut down by AOL ...

Guardian Express

Amazon engaging with government on relaxing FDI in e-commerce
Financial Express
SummaryGlobal retail giant Amazon.com today said it is 'engaging' with the government for relaxing of foreign investment norms in e-commerce space, following ...

Firstpost

Shane Roberts, Commerce Team
The Commerce Team recommends Amazon Prime to both readers and friends more ... Act now because Amazon's early Black Friday discounts start tomorrow.
Gizmodo

Microsoft Acknowledges Early Xbox One Hardware Issues ...
Brandon Russell
Microsoft on Friday came out in defense of its Xbox One console, saying only a small number of people are experiencing issues with its new machine.
TechnoBuffalo

Apple updates Genius Bar reservation page with new self-help option
Cody Lee
Apple products, for the most part, have a reputation of 'just working.' The company controls the entire experience, from hardware to software, and takes other.
iDownloadBlog.com

Amazon Appstore renovated with new-look UI | TalkAndroid.com
Harrison Kaminsky
The Amazon Appstore has gained a lot of traction as well as respect in the Android ... AqilAzli; Re: How to remove apps from the Google Play Store 'My Apps' list ... MadDogWix; Re: Witness credited by Apple juror as being “superstar witness”.
Android News, Rumours, and Updates

Microsoft sells over 1 million Xbox One consoles in less than 24 ...
Jake Smith
Microsoft says it's working to replenish stock to meet demand. “We are ... Add credit and debit cards to Google Wallet for Android by snapping a pic. By Elyse Betters 22 November 2013; Online.Amazon now lets you gift Amazon Prime two-day shipping service ... Apple's US site now offers unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 5S.
Pocket-lint

Graphics Coder Corrinne Yu Dumps Microsoft for Naughty Dog ...
Graphics Coder Corrinne Yu Dumps Microsoft for Naughty Dog ... adventure title King's Quest for theApple II, she adopted many game development roles before ...
Push Square | Latest Updates

The Art of Apple, In Pictures - Slashdot
Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "CNN reports that self-professed Apple fanatic Jonathan Zufi has published a book of photography profiling 500 of Apple's ...
slashdot.org/story/13/11/23/.../the-art-of-apple-in-pictures

iOS productivity showdown: Apple iWork vs. Microsoft Office 365 vs ...
One of the first concerns facing businesses -- and many consumers -- when choosing a new mobile platform is how it will enable them to get work done.
appleinsider.com/.../ios-productivity-showdown-apple-iwork-...


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