18 April 2014

Apple iPhone 6 to Cost $100 More? (video)

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Will Apple iPhone 6 Cost $100 More?: Video - Bloomberg: "Jon Erlichman reports on what Apple may charge for the iPhone 6. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg, April 14)"

Lavabit held in contempt of court for printing crypto key in tiny font [Updated] | Ars Technica: "In the opinion, Judge G. Steven Agee of the Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals didn't rule on the merits of Levison's claims and found that a procedural error on his part forced the court’s hand. Judge Agee, who was joined in his ruling by Judge Paul Niemeyer and Judge Roger Gregory, ruled that Levison should have brought his claims that the government allegedly exceeded its authority under the US “pen register” and “trap and trace” statutes prior to the district judge holding him in contempt of court last year...."

Google Play Still Tops iOS App Store Downloads, And Now Narrowing Revenue Gap, Too | TechCrunch: "....App Annie’s Q1 2014 Market Index report includes data from over 150 countries around the world, examining apps on both Google Play and the iOS App Store. However it doesn’t take into account Amazon’s Appstore, which is found to be more lucrative for Android developers than Google’s own marketplace. The key finding in terms of revenue from the Q1 report appears, at first glance, to be more of the same – that is, Apple generates more revenue for developers, despite Google’s massive install base. However, what’s interesting is that Google Play is now narrowing that revenue gap, according to App Annie...."

Google Fiber: New York City could be next on the list | BGR: ".... Google Fiber has already been a roaring success in its initial launch markets, but Google has avoided the staunch competition of large metropolitan regions thus far. Although New York did not make it on the most recent list of cities that would be receiving Google Fiber, this job opening seems to signal that Time Warner and Verizon FiOS will have some competition in the near future...."

Google’s modular Ara phones to go on public sale in Jan 2015 via configurator tool | 9to5Google: "If you’re keen to get your hands on one of Google’s modular Ara phones, the bad news is you’re going to be waiting a while: the company has said at its first developer’s conference they won’t go on public sale until January of next year. You will, though, be able to configure your own phone using a Moto Maker style tool that will allow you to not only select your components but add customized colors and designs to them as you do … "

Samsung executive says Galaxy S5 to outsell S4, sees second quarter rollout for Tizen phone | Reuters: "...Yoon said that although Android "still needs to be our main business", Tizen or Windows would be used for markets that Android could not address. "We had tried to launch (Tizen) with DoCoMo and Orange ... but couldn't because of poor market conditions. We have changed our strategy and will release the phones in a few countries where we can do well," he said, adding that he thought Tizen would have to account for up to 15 percent of Samsung's total smartphone shipments to become a successful platform...."

Google Remote Desktop Lets Android Users Access Their PCs, but iOS Users Have to Wait
If you're an Android user, you can now access any computer running Google's Chrome web browser remotely, courtesy the company's just-unveiled ...

Google Revenue Jumps, but Misses Forecasts
New York Times
Google has been on a buying binge that has had little to do with its core ... $5 billion, which is more than the total ad revenues of Yahoo or Microsoft. The only viable threat toGoogle comes from Facebook, whose ad revenues are ...

Microsoft chops the price of custom Windows XP patches
While Microsoft has pulled the plug on Windows XP support, it continues to provide Windows XP security patches to large enterprise users who are ...

Google Wants to Make 'Science Fiction' a Reality—And That's Limiting Their Imagination
The Atlantic
Self-driving cars, extreme life extension, and global wifi provided by weather balloons:Google makes projects that sound like science fiction into ...

Facebook users targeted by iBanking Android trojan app
Cybercriminals have started using a sophisticated Android Trojan app designed for e-banking fraud to target Facebook users, possibly in an attempt to ...

Amazon Workers in Germany to Strike Again, Union Says
Wall Street Journal
Amazon Workers in Germany to Strike Again, Union Says. Action Continues Protracted Dispute Over Pay. Email; Print. Save ↓ More. Save to ↓ More.

Google's 10 Big Bets On The Future
Its direct competitors in the computing market, Apple and Microsoft, tend to ... Each has taken a page from Google's playbook in moving into cloud ... Amazon is following a similar path, though it is hampered by its reliance on retail .... Facebook · LinkedIn · Google+ · RSS · UBM Tech. Featured UBM Tech ...

Samsung And Amazon Team Up For Custom Galaxy Kindle E-Book App | TechCrunch
By Ingrid Lunden
That still some way behind Apple and the iPad (which took 36% of all sales) but Samsung is gaining ground fast, picking up several percentage points ...

Twitter Goes After a Facebook Cash Cow - The New York Times
The category has been a lucrative franchise for Facebook. ... hundreds of thousands of other apps in the Apple and Google stores, the ads are a great ...
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CEO Satya Nadella: Microsoft needs a 'data culture' - Fortune Tech
By Adam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large
FORTUNE -- Neophyte CEO Satya Nadella held an event in San Francisco Tuesday, his third public appearance in three weeks. Unlike his last outing, ...

CAPTCHAs Are Becoming Security Theater
The Atlantic
CAPTCHAs are a time-worn way for humans to tell computers that ...

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