20 March 2014

Nexus 5 smartphone and Nexus 7 tablet market expands

The pure Google Android experience moves to international markets --

Google Nexus 5, 7 Reach More Countries
PC Magazine
Just like Google's Chromecast, the Nexus 5 smartphone and Nexus 7 tablet are getting a larger rollout. Google's international expansion continues today with the launch of its Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 ...

Google Unveils Software for Smartwatches-to-Be
New York Times (blog)
Adjusting Android — a breakaway hit as an operating system for smartphones — to work with wearable computers is a pre-emptive move for Google, which entered the smartphone and tablet markets after Apple. This time, it should have a first claim on ...

Google, Intel, Microsoft help build climate change tools
Google plans to create high-resolution drought mapping for the mainland United States as part of a White House effort — to be unveiled Wednesday—to give communities more data so they can prepare for climate change. Google, one of several corporate ...

Microsoft Releases In-Memory Ready SQL Server 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 has been released to manufacturing, the company announced on Tuesday, promising general availability of the product on April 1. The company also announced the general availability of Hadoop 2.2 support in its Windows Azure ...

Google launches Chromecast in UK, Europe; tackles Spotify in Nordics
Available for £30 ($50) in the UK or €35 elsewhere, as usual the Chromecast is still more costly in Europe than in the US, where it retails for $35. However, the Google dongle will still be considerably cheaper than Apple's £99 Apple TV and, perhaps ...

Microsoft scrambles to simplify its convoluted business licensing
Microsoft's licensing policies and procedures are devilishly convoluted, a situation that has worsened in recent years with the popularity of virtualization, cloud computing, mobile devices and the consumerization of IT. By fracturing the conventional ...

Microsoft shares flirt with dotcom-boom levels on iPad app report
Chicago Tribune
Investors have for years urged Microsoft to adapt Office, its most profitable product, for iPhones and iPads and devices using Google Inc's Android software rather than shackling it to Windows as PC sales decline. Microsoft's productivity tools remain ...

Apple drops iPad 2, inserts 4th-gen Retina iPad into $399 price slot
"Slowly but surely, Apple is moving people to newer technologies," said Carolina Milanesi, strategic insight director of Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, She pointed out that unlike the iPad 2, the newer Retina iPad relies on the "Lightning" transfer and ...

Apple discounts iPhone 5C 8%-9% in five markets via storage cuts
Computerworld found the 8GB iPhone 5C on Apple's e-stores in just five markets: Australia, China, France, Germany and the U.K. Spot checks revealed that the model was not available in other major markets, such as Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, ...

Google won't face email privacy class action
(Reuters) - Google Inc won a significant legal victory as a U.S. judge decided not to combine several lawsuits that accuse the Internet search company of violating the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of email users into a single class action. In ...

Colliding solar eruptions created 'perfect storm' in space
Mother Nature Network
A new study analyzes the rare July 2012 solar superstorm to better understand extreme solar phenomena....

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