08 March 2014

Frugal Innovation


Frugal Innovation: Low Tech, Simple Designs That Improve Lives Around the World from Jose Briones - Dr. Jose A. Briones is an innovator, market and business developer, futurist and idea generator. Jose has 20 years of commercial and technical experience in the manufacturing and technology industries, holding positions in the areas of marketing, innovation, sales, engineering and R&D with Fortune 300 companies, custom manufacturing operations and software companies. ... (http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP25328)

Japan Says Bitcoin Not a Currency - WSJ.com: "Government Also Says Commercial Banks Not Allowed to Provide Bitcoin as a Product"

Apple, Samsung Prepare To Spar Again
InformationWeek
Apple lost its bid to ban the sale of certain Samsung smartphones and tablets in the US, thanks to a new ruling. This means the first major court case between the two smartphone behemoths stateside is coming to a close (save for the appeals), just as ...

Google Expands Support For Tech Partners
InformationWeek
In parallel, Google launched App Engine in 2008 and the cloud-based application hosting service has since evolved into the Google Cloud Platform, which competes for corporate computing business with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, among ...

Microsoft Hopes Titanfall's Robots Can Save the Xbox One
Businessweek
Microsoft's efforts to sell the Xbox One as more of a general entertainment device akin to Roku's streaming players or Apple TV (AAPL) has left hard-core gamers skeptical of the company's long-term commitment to their pastime, says Gartner (IT) analyst ...

Google's mysterious tech barge greeted by Stockton residents weary of hard times
San Jose Mercury News
STOCKTON -- This San Joaquin Delta city has known hard times in recent years, with soaring home foreclosures, high unemployment, terrifying gang violence and a municipal bankruptcy. So when Google's mysterious tech barge arrived in port on Thursday, ...

Microsoft plans to patch critical under-attack IE bug next week
Computerworld
Computerworld - Microsoft today announced it will deliver five security updates to customers next week, two tagged as "critical," including one that will quash the open vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE) that hackers have been exploiting since ...

Is Google Too Big to Sue Over Gmail Privacy Concerns?
Businessweek
Then Google discovered Content One could not extract information from unopened or deleted e-mails, or from e-mails accessed by phones or through Microsoft (MSFT) Outlook, Rommel said. So the company allegedly reconfigured the process in 2010 to ...

Microsoft's new tack for cheap tablets: Windows 8.1 with Bing
ZDNet
Microsoft already has thrown a lot of software and services in for free with Windows 8, so it needs to find ways to make money in a world where the pressure to drop OS licensing fees is increasing. Windows leaker WZor revealed last month that there was ...

Google's Schmidt Sees Robots Becoming Omnipresent (2)
Businessweek
When asked about the state of innovation at Apple Inc. (AAPL:US) and the lack of new products, Schmidt said Google's rival is a “well-run company and I'm sure whatever issues they're facing, they'll solve.” Google is optimistic about its prospects even ...

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