10 January 2014

Google, Android, Internet, Smartphones, the World

Editor's note: I know it may be hard for Apple users in the US to believe, but Android is paced to rule the internet (and world) in the foreseeable future, as the article at the link below indicates --

Google's master plan for Android: More Internet users paying $6.30 a pop - TechRepublic: " . . . let’s face it: the emerging markets are where the action is. The U.S. is already over 80% Internet penetration. Most European countries are at least 70% saturated. Add in mobile phone subscriber numbers, and it’s clear that the only real growth left in developed economies is getting users to trade up to more expensive smartphones and tablets. In emerging economies, however, there is still tremendous room to move users from feature phones to Internet-enabled smartphones. Which means the field is ripe for Android...."(read more at link above)

Apple and Samsung CEOs agree to mediation in court dispute
IDG News Service - The CEOs of Apple and Samsung Electronics will participate in mediation ahead of a March trial in a patent dispute in a federal ...


Amazon ponies up for second CBS summer show, 'Extant'
Amazon and CBS are replicating their "Under the Dome" partnership for another TV series from Steven Spielberg, this time a space thriller starring ...

Cinema Blend

Google faces French fine for privacy policy
San Jose Mercury News
PARIS (AP) -- The French digital privacy watchdog is fining Google (GOOG) $204,000 for breaking rules on ensuring data privacy. The CNIL agency ...


Apple's App Store: 'The insidious march of a disruptor'
FORTUNE -- Asymco's Horace Dediu, who created the attached chart from data Apple (AAPL) released Tuesday, doesn't buy the accepted wisdom ...

The Periscope Post

International Business Times
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS 7.1 beta 3 was released to developers through official channels on Tuesday morning, with bug fixes, features and ...


Timing of Apple Earnings Has Options Traders Scrambling
Wall Street Journal (blog)
A later-than-expected earnings report date for Apple Inc. has some options traders nursing lossesWednesday. Apple said Tuesday that it would report ...

Google providing hotel guests more photos, maps
Google is expanding its hotel business, offering several new ways for travelers to learn about accommodations. The most noticeable change will be ...

Times of India

Mayer: New apps, sites and acquisitions in store for Yahoo! - UPI.com: "...Mayer told an audience at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Tuesday the two biggest products to be launched Yahoo! News Digest and Yahoo! Magazines, which factor heavily in the company's media strategy, CNNMoney reported.  Yahoo! News Digest will incorporate much of the technology Yahoo! acquired from teenage developer Nick D'Aloiso when it spent $30 million for his application Summly last year, she said. Yahoo!'s online news content is being re-envisioned as Yahoo! Magazines, delivering stories through a Tumblr-powered interface that works on either a computer or a tablet...."

Yahoo malware turned European computers into bitcoin slaves | Technology | theguardian.com: " . . . Bitcoin is so valuable to botnet owners, criminals who control large numbers of compromised computers, that one academic paper argues that the security of the network is permanently at risk. Philipp G├╝ring and Ian Grigg argue that the currency violates Gresham's Law (pdf), an economic theorem that states that bad money drives out good. Since bitcoin mining is far more profitable done on stolen computers with stolen energy, they argue, it will soon be uneconomical to do it any other way."

Google seeks to offer more info on hotels
San Jose Mercury News
NEW YORK -- Google (GOOG) is expanding its hotel business, offering several new ways for travelers to learn about accommodations. The most noticeable change will be the introduction of a series of high-resolution panoramic photos that are stitched ...

Microsoft promises Xbox One fixes in major update
Yes, Microsoft does plan to fix some of the bugs and quirks in the Xbox One in an upcoming update. Chatting with the folks at Engadget, Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten said that he's thrilled with the 3 million in sales and the reaction from ...

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