19 March 2014

Amazon Video Streaming Device Coming

Move over Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast -- here comes Amazon --

Amazon to Ship Video-Streaming Device in April
Wall Street Journal
The device will thrust Amazon into an intensely competitive market in set-top boxes, which include the Roku device, Apple TV and Google's Chromecast, a top-seller on Amazon'sown website. Roku's streaming devices sell for as little as $50, while the ...

Microsoft CEO Nadella to unveil Office on iPad next week
Computerworld
Computerworld - Microsoft will announce Office apps for Apple's iPad on March 27, according to a pair of reports Monday. CEO Satya Nadella will take part in his first public press conference starting at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET) that day, according to ...

Google, Viacom settle YouTube lawsuit
CNNMoney
By Brian Stelter @brianstelter March 18, 2014: 10:40 AM ET. google youtube. Viacom sued Google unit YouTube in 2007, seeking more than $1 billion for unauthorized video uploads from "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," and other programs. NEW YORK ...

Google buy eBay? A 'home run' says analyst
MarketWatch
Sebastian noted that Google Chief Executive Larry Page “has shown that he is open to large deals, and both companies would likely be stronger together in the significant technology and user arms race unfolding with Amazon, Apple and Facebook ...

Apple introduces cheaper iPhone 5C
CNNMoney
Sales of the colorful, plastic iPhone 5C have been below the company's expectations, and CEO Tim Cook acknowledged in January that Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) misjudged demand for it. As a result, Apple unveiled an 8 GB version of the iPhone 5C on ...

Microsoft ships Surface 2 tablet with LTE
PCWorld
To deliver on Microsoft's vision of productivity for the Surface tablet, it needed an LTE version—and that has finally arrived. Microsoft said Monday that it will begin shipping a version of the Surface 2 tablet with LTE connectivity embedded inside ...

Microsoft's OneNote strategy: Battle Evernote, or something bigger?
Computerworld
The OneNote app has been published to the Mac App Store, the OS X version of Apple'sbetter-known App Store for the iPhone and iPad. Microsoft also scratched off the price tag from the Windows desktop version of OneNote, which had cost $70 as a ...

Apple's rumored Healthbook app: 7 things you need to know
Los Angeles Times
In terms of design, Healthbook is expected to look a lot like Passbook, one of Apple'sexisting apps that is used to store passes from numerous iOS apps. 9to5Mac included mock-ups of the app in its report, which are based on screen shots of the app ...

Google's chat service crashes in second major disruption of 2014
San Jose Mercury News
Google has been building up its professional offerings to challenge Microsoft's dominant enterprise offering of the Office productivity tools and Outlook email program, offering paid versions of its free Web-based suite to corporations. Google's non ...

Google not playing around with Google Play updates
Computerworld (blog)
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced .... it is unlocking its Googly self to help empower gamers. Along with updates to allow game gifting, it has enhanced the GooglePlay Game service to permit multiplayer invites to Apple's iOS devices. Google of ...


A new look at the Big Bang, moments later
Boston Globe
CAMBRIDGE — In a landmark discovery about the first moments of the universe, a team led by a Harvard astronomer announced Monday it had found strong evidence of what happened just after the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago: In the slightest fraction of a ...


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