06 November 2013

Experts say NSA damages Silicon Valley and other US tech

NSA spying out of control, off the rails, now mindlessly damaging US technology companies --

Silicon Valley: NSA spying could prove costly to Bay Area and other Internet businesses, experts say - SiliconValley.com: "The continuing revelations about NSA spying on sensitive data kept by Silicon Valley companies are feeding fears that Internet companies in this country -- many located in the Bay Area -- could suffer billions of dollars in lost business. . . ." (read more at link above)

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Google escalates offensive against Office with Android 'KitKat'
Quickoffice thus becomes a first-party app, just like Google Maps. Neither Quickoffice or Apple's iWork suite -- the latter is now free to buyers of new iOS and OS X hardware -- can compete with Microsoft Office on features or document fidelity. But ...

Apple Opening Arizona Plant With 2000 Workers
Apple Inc. (AAPL) said it's opening a new plant in Mesa, Arizona, that will create 2,000 jobs to make components for its products, part of a push by the world's ...


Microsoft commits to wind power
San Jose Mercury News
So as part of an effort to become carbon neutral, Microsoft has entered a... those are the challenges of companies like Microsoft, Google(GOOG)," Janous said.

Montreal Gazette

How Amazon And Netflix Are, And Aren't, Changing TV
Glimpses of the answer are visible in recent moves by Amazon and Netflix Netflix. ... Because Amazon and Netflix are trying to win different totally different kinds ...


Amazon Celebrates FAA Gadget Decision With 15 Percent ...
ABC News
You may have heard that the FAA no longer makes you hit the off button on your electronic devices before takeoff and during takeoff and landing on JetBlue and ...

ABC News

Google shuts down iGoogle, which joins long line of shuttered services
Los Angeles Times
PHOTOS: Top 10 Apple Mavericks OS X features to check out. Google has a long history of starting and shutting services and features. Here are a few notable ...

Amazon Web Services Introduces New Amazon EC2 GPU Instance ...
SEATTLE --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced G2 instances, a new ...


Book About Amazon Is Reviewed on Amazon, by Founder's Wife
New York Times
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has yet to make a public peep about “The Everything Store,” a major biography of Mr. Bezos and his company that was ...

Slate Magazine (blog)

Italy eyes 'Google Tax' to help fix public finances
No comment on the proposal was immediately available from Google Italia, Yahoo Italia or Amazon Italia. The PD plans to turn the proposal into an amendment ...


Amazon Adds Two More Services for Mobile App Developers
Wall Street Journal
(NASDAQ:AMZN)--Amazon today announced Analytics and A/B Testing services, further expanding its cross-platform services for iOS and Android developers....

India's Mars mission
Washington Post
India launches its first spacecraft bound for Mars, a complex mission that it hopes will demonstrate and advance technologies for space travel....

At least 8.8 billion Earth-size, just-right planets found, study says
Fox News
WASHINGTON – Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets that are about the size of Earth, orbit stars just like our sun, and exist in the Goldilocks zone -- not too hot and not too cold for life....

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