28 March 2014

Facebook-Oculus deal; Marissa Mayer performance at Yahoo (video)



Active Founder and Managing Director Michael Wolf discusses Facebook’s deal to buy Oculus VR, and comments on Marissa Mayer performance at Yahoo on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (March 27, 2014 - source: Bloomberg

Amazon Counters Google Cloud Price Cuts
InformationWeek
Amazon's announcement at AWS Summit 2014 came a day after Google made a 32% price cut across all virtual instances on its Compute Engine, ...

Facebook Debuts Web-Scale Variant Of MySQL
InformationWeek
Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter share expertise to launch ... Commercial database vendors including IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle, meanwhile, ...

Microsoft proclaims Azure as first foreign cloud in China
ZDNet
The race for China's cloud market is on and, according to Microsoft, Azure's move to general availability in the country yesterday makes it the first ...


Amazon's Apple TV Competitor Expected to Debut at April 2 Media Event - Mac Rumors
By Eric Slivka
Following rumors of a March launch, it looks like April 2 will be the day Amazon introduces its Apple TV competitor, as Re/code notes that the company ...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

iDrive Combines Backup and Sync for Twice the Space as Google Drive - Lifehacker
By Melanie Pinola
For roughly the same price as Google Drive, you get double the storage space, split between your ... Microsoft Announces Office on iPad (Finally!) ... The Picture-Perfect,Apple App Developers' Workspace ... for Lifehacker; bHide; EShare to Kinja; jShare toFacebook · iShare to Twitter · rGo to permalink.
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Google Play Music for Chrome delivers browser uploads, finally - Engadget
By Billy Steele
Google has finally enabled uploading tracks to its Play Music service through a browser, but for now, you'll need to flip the switch yourself. In the.
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Infographic: Guide to Facebook News Feed image sizes - Inside Facebook
By Justin Lafferty
As Facebook rolls out a redesigned News Feed to more and more users, page admins are trying to stay a step ahead in planning visual content that ...
Inside Facebook

Amazon to unveil its Apple TV competitor on April 2nd | 9to5Mac
By Mark Gurman
Amazon has been developing a set-top-box product for several months, and the company appears ... The new product comes amidst work from both Apple and Google on their own new boxes. ... Microsoft announces new Office for iPad apps including Word, PowerPoint, & Excel ... 9to5mac on Facebook ...
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Google’s brilliant plan to get millions to adopt its e-money system: Gmail - Quartz: "In May 2013, Google soft-launched a straightforward scheme for sending money to other people. It lets you connect Gmail with a Google Wallet account and send money to a friend for free (from a linked bank account) or for a small fee (from a credit card). + While the service has been available since last summer to anyone who had a Google Wallet account or had already been sent money via Gmail, Google now seems to be starting to push it out to the broader public...."

Microsoft, Dell seal Android, Chrome royalty pact | Reuters: "...The two companies will license to each other intellectual property related to Android and Chrome devices, such as "Chromebooks" based on Google's Chrome operating system...."

Pew finds embattled newspaper industry still pulls in more than half of all news revenue | Poynter.: "Also, while earlier Pew reports have documented the dominance of giants like Google, Facebook and Yahoo in share of digital advertising, none is considered a news company for purposes of this report. Pew found that nearly 70 percent of all news revenue comes from advertising, just under a quarter from audience, 7 percent from other and only 1 percent from philanthropy and venture capital. "

Keeping Quantum Secrets In An NSA World
Science 2.0
Revelations of the extent of American government surveillance into the private lives of both the American public and foreign leaders worldwide has shone a spotlight on the lack of security in digital communications. Even today's encrypted data is vulnerable ...


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