19 April 2014

Google Fiber to test small-business service

Google Fiber plans to test small-business service in Kansas City - KansasCity.com: "...First, however, it’s querying those potential test customers about the industries they’re in, how many people they employ, whether their managers have Google Fiber service at home, their use of remote Internet storage and technical issues about their existing Internet connections. Those businesses have until April 25 to fill out the online questionnaire."

Coincidence Or Accident? Microsoft Security Essentials Bug Rendering XP Machines Hamstrung Like A Virus - HotHardware: "....If this is a widespread issue, and hints are leading us to believe that there are many out there battling it, we can't help but wonder what Microsoft is going to do about it - if anything at all. After all, with XP dead on the consumer side, it has no responsibility to continue updating it at all. If Microsoft does decide to patch it, we'd imagine users could go online and download the most up-to-date version of MSE, as it's not exclusive to XP. Still, what a coincidence. If you're still running an XP box, have you been bitten by this bug?"

The Future of Facebook May Not Say ‘Facebook’ - NYTimes.com: "Every time a new, much-hyped Facebook product blows up on the launchpad, and every time the company pays billions for someone else’s greatest idea, predictions of Facebook’s doom begin to roll in. But Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s co-founder and chief executive, is not worried. Facebook’s innovation engine may have stalled lately, but Mr. Zuckerberg has been working on revamping the way the company creates and distributes new services. The effort, which he began discussing this year, is called Creative Labs, and can be summarized in a single word: apps. Lots and lots of apps."

Exclusive: Google's Project Loon tests move to LTE band in Nevada
PCWorld
Google has expanded its Project Loon tests to the Nevada desert and, for the first time, into licensed radio spectrum. Google declined to comment on ...

Google offering try-before-you-buy kits to those interested in Glass
Los Angeles Times
Google has begun contacting customers and offering them the chance to try out the ... Get ready for new Facebook privacy freakout: 'Nearby Friends'.

Google wins a game of “Escape from East Texas,” linking Rockstar to Apple
Ars Technica
A federal judge issued an order today decreeing that Google's court battle against a "patent troll" owned by its competitors must be fought out in ...

Apple Makes Key Part Of Google's Experimental 'Project Tango' Phone
Forbes
Online repair guide iFixit tore down one of Google's Project Tango phones ... makes components for Microsoft's Microsoft's Kinect and Apple used parts from Samsung going way back. ... Then again, Apple likes to let others be the first movers in a market and ... Yes, Facebook Buying Oculus Is Dumb.

Microsoft's Brand New CEO Needs to Do Much More
TIME
Office, of course, had long been Microsoft's great cash cow fenced off from the ... share lags those of Samsung, Amazon's Kindle Fire, and of course the iPad. With Nadella taking the reins from Ballmer, Microsoft has the chance to ...

Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems: 4 Facts
InformationWeek
Microsoft tries to become a power player in the brave new world of Internet-connected sensors, using a cloud-based Internet of Things management ...

Microsoft has sold more than 5 million Xbox Ones
MarketWatch
Microsoft Corp. on Thursday said it has sold more than five million Xbox One consoles to retail shops since the product was launched in November.

Microsoft's Outlook.com now imports Yahoo Mail
PCWorld (blog)
In the past year or so, Microsoft, like its rivals Apple and Google, have tried to develop a complementary set of services and apps that share ...

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