31 October 2013

Young Teen Use of Facebook Drops

OK it's not the end of Facebook dominance, but it may be the beginning of the end --

Facebook admits decrease in usage among young teens
Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook Inc. for the first time on Wednesday acknowledged it may have a challenge in holding the attention of young people. Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman said during the company's third-quarter earnings call that Facebook ...

Google's social network sees 58% jump in users
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — Google said Tuesday its social network Google+ has seen a 58% ... Vic Gundotra, head of social at Google, said Google+ has 300 million ...

ABC News

NSA reportedly collecting data secretly from Google, Yahoo
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting Internet data -- almost certainly including American email traffic -- as it transits to Google and Yahoo servers abroad, according to the latest disclosure from former NSA contractor ...

Dark matter hunt nears final phase
BBC News
Scientists could be nearing the final phase of the search for dark matter: the enigmatic substance thought to make up a quarter of our Universe. The first results from a particle detector called LUX show it is the most powerful experiment of its kind. It did not ...

Pissed-off Dell laptop owners seek answer to cat-pee odors
CNET
Months of complaints about the smell of cat pee emanating from new Dell 6430u laptops cap off with an official response to the stinky problem. . . .

Intel to start manufacturing ARM chips: "In a shocking move, Intel has decided to open up its industry-leading chip manufacturing facilities to none other than its arch-rival in mobile - ARM. The announcement comes from Intel partner Altera and was made during the ARM developer conference on Tuesday, according to Reuters. Intel will open its fabs, the name used for the manufacturing plants, to make ARM’s 64-bit chips beginning next year. . . ." http://www.altera.com/corporate/about_us/abt-index.html

The Cost of Connectivity 2013 | NewAmerica.org: "Last year, the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute published The Cost of Connectivity, a first-of-its-kind study of the cost of consumer broadband services in 22 cities around the world.[1] The results showed that, in comparison to their international peers, Americans in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC are paying higher prices for slower Internet service. While the plans and prices have been updated in the intervening year, the 2013 data shows little progress, reflecting remarkably similar trends to what we observed in 2012. . . ."

USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO – Some on Wall Street grumble that Amazon.com operates ... Starting Wednesday, when Amazon customers shop on a new version of the ...

Apple iPhone 5s battery issue could result in reduced battery life
PCWorld
Apple is reaching out to owners of the iPhone 5s because of a manufacturing issue that could result in reduced battery life. The problem is only affecting a "very ...

ZDNet

Google Smartwatch Nears Production
InformationWeek
Google Now is a personal assistant similar to Apple's Siri. It is capable of performing a wide range of tasks and can discern spoken requests quite well.

gearburn

Microsoft names India-born Gurdeep Singh Pall as Skype VP
Times of India
He is heading the information platform and experience team inMicrosoft's ... According to the Microsoft website, Pall has more than 20 patents (in process or ...

Times of India

Google mum on mysterious floating barge projects
New York Daily News
But other tech insiders told local KPIX5 the structures would debut as sleek, Apple Store-style marketing centers for Google Glass that will float from city to city ...

New York Daily News

Google Apps, once a leader, falls behind cloud app rivals
Computerworld
Seven years later, complacency has diluted that innovative spirit, andGoogle Apps now trails competing suites from IBM, Cisco and Microsoftin areas like ...

PR Web

Amazon planning 2014 smartphone with advanced 3D gesture ...
Apple Insider
That would place Amazon in direct competition with Apple's iPhone, which currently leads the way in the high-end smartphone market with its iPhone 5s.

Apple Insider

Apple In The Green After Stock Initially Dips Post-Earnings
Forbes
Google Google (GOOG) had a nice move after earnings and is still trying to digest that move. ...Amazon (AMZN) pulled back a bit after its earnings day....

Google and Motorola: Aha! It's all starting to make sense
Computerworld (blog)
Google And Motorola When Google bought Motorola two years ago, most of us were pretty surprised. What would Google, an Internet services company that ...

Computerworld (blog)

Google Lays Some Halloween Easter Eggs In Its Knowledge Graph
Ken Yeung
Google has rolled out some easter eggs just in time for Halloween. ... Europe, India, Latin America, Middle East, UK, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter.
The Next Web

Microsoft Surface 2 Review: Better, But Still Not Best | TechnoBuffalo
Brandon Russell
Microsoft's newest Surface 2 improves on some issues we had with the ... Between Google, Appleand Amazon, the sheer amount of movies, TV shows and ...
TechnoBuffalo

Strike a light: Amazon's ebook-matching service goes live - Gizmag
James Holloway
The catch appears to be that Amazon has had to strike deals with publishers, though big names ...Kindle MatchBook provides a similar service for books as Apple's iTunes Match and ... Google'suProxy could help fight Internet censorship.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Amazon's Kindle Matchbook Offers Cheap Ebook Versions of Books ...
Alan Henry
Amazon unveiled Kindle Matchbook today, a new service that offers affordable eBook versions of some of the physical books you've already ... Top 10 Clever Google Search Tricks ... Most Popular Travel Router: Apple Airport Express ...
Lifehacker

How Apple Can Stick It to Icahn and Change the World | Breakout ...
Apple should shock the world by kicking off more in dividends than any company in the history. Related: Suddenly It's Microsoft, Not Google, That Apple Hates.
Yahoo Finance: Breakout

Watch “A Morning With Google+” Live – Droid Life
Kellex
At any moment, Google should begin their “A morning with Google+” event which is streamed live to the world on YouTube. We'd imagine we will see lots of ...
Droid Life

Apple highlights 64-bit A7 processor in new iPhone 5s print ad
Cody Lee
Earlier this month, Apple began running a magazine advertisement for its iPhone 5s with a ...Microsoft admits its recent anti-iPhone ads were “off the mark” ...
iDownloadBlog.com

Apple, Yahoo lead techs up; Seagate falls - MarketWatch
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Apple Inc. and Yahoo Inc. shares propelled the tech sector to early gains Tuesday, but Seagate Technology fell sharply on ...

Apple iWatch Could Reportedly Use LG Display Tech
Apple is reportedly close to a deal with LG that would see Cupertino use the Korean company's flexible display tech in the rumored iWatch.
LAPTOP Mag Main Feed

Nexus 5 & Android 4.4 KitKat Update MIA at Google Event
Adam Mills
The Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat update remain MIA after another Google press event. ... tablet from Asus, the latter of which is expected to take on the iPad Air from Apple. ... Microsoft Surface 2 Review Part 2: Apps and the Problems They ...
Gotta Be Mobile

Why does Tim Cook keep talking about new Apple products? | The ...
Yesterday's Apple results were fairly unsurprising, as the company beat Wall Street's Q4 estimates... The Verge Reads: 'The Circle' by Dave Eggers · Google shows off updated Glass hardware with earbud and. .... Previous Story Amazon's Cloud Player music app now available for OS X · Next Story Dell .... Microsoft Tribe ...
www.theverge.com/.../tim-cook-and-new-apple-products-a-sh...

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