03 April 2014

T-Mobile fastest 4G LTE network, but goodbye BlackBerry

Sprint is the worst -- no wonder Sprint is trying to take over T-Mobile --

T-Mobile ranked fastest 4G LTE network in the US, Sprint the worst: "If you’re lucky to live in an area where T-Mobile has a good 4G LTE coverage, then you’re using the fastest 4G LTE network in the U.S. According to a report conducted in February, T-Mobile has the fastest 4G LTE network in the US, study from OpenSignal concluded...."

BlackBerry Ending US Licensing Deal With T-Mobile - ABC News: "BlackBerry's existing licensing agreement with T-Mobile U.S. Inc. expires on April 25."

Amazon announces $99 Fire TV set-top box, available now | The Verge"Apple and Roku have a new competitor in the living room. Amazon just announced its own video streaming device: the $99 Amazon Fire TV. It starts shipping today. "We need to invent and simplify on behalf of customers," said Amazon's Peter Larsen. During the presentation, Larsen went over three pain points of current devices: search, performance, and "closed ecosystem." Fire TV promises to avoid the problems that plague other living room hardware, according to Larsen."

Microsoft announces Cortana smartphone voice search
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft on Wednesday announced new features for ... a widely anticipated Siri- and Google Now-like voice assistant called Cortana. ... e-mail and the like, similar to what you find on Android and Apple devices. Microsoft also announced new features for the Start Screen and a ...

Apple and Samsung Reprise Patent Fight (With Google a Shadow Presence)
New York Times
SAN JOSE, Calif. — As lawyers for Apple and Samsung made their opening statements in their patent trial in a federal courthouse here, they could not ...

Microsoft demos touch-focused Office apps at Build
PCWorld (blog)
Less than a week after introducing Office for iPad, Microsoft showed off the progress of touch-friendly Metro Office apps at its Build conference keynote ...

Microsoft Battles Google, Amazon In Cloud Price War
InformationWeek
Microsoft executives have previously said they planned to match AWS pricing, but that was before both Google and Amazon enacted steep drops in ...

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Now Among Billionaire CEOs Earning $1 Salary
Forbes
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now the company's ... Zuckerberg — worth $27.8 billion mostly in Facebook stock — requested an annual ... Google's Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page, worth roughly $30 billion a ...

Google's 'evil' stock split
Fortune
It's been almost 10 years since Google famously told the world in its filing for an initial public offering that ... Google now is worth more than Microsoft.

Apple patches Safari's Pwn2Own vulnerability, two-dozen other critical bugs
Computerworld
Apple on Tuesday patched the security vulnerability in Safari that was ... Of the others, more than half were reported by the Google Chrome security team, ... 

HP agrees to pay $57 million to settle shareholder lawsuit | Reuters: "...The lawsuit was filed after former Chief Executive Leo Apotheker shocked investors on August 18, 2011 by announcing plans to refocus the company on business services and products. He also revealed plans to scrap WebOS, whose rights HP had obtained when it bought Palm Inc in 2010; pay $11.1 billion for British software company Autonomy Plc; and possibly spin off HP's personal computer business. The company also halted sales of the TouchPad, after just seven weeks on the market....The case is Gammel et al v. Hewlett-Packard Co et al, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, No. 11-01404."

How Gmail Happened: The Inside Story of Its Launch 10 Years Ago Today | TIME.com: " . . . One remarkable thing about Gmail that wasn’t obvious in 2004: Its creators built it to last. The current incarnations of Outlook.com and Yahoo Mail have nothing to do with the email services Microsoft and Yahoo offered 10 years ago. But Gmail–despite having added features more or less continuously and gone through some significant redesigns–is still Gmail. “I can’t think of another app that has existed so close to its original form for 10 years,” says Fox. “Someone who had only used Gmail in its first iteration and suddenly used it today would still understand Gmail. They’d know how to use it for virtually everything they’d want to do.”..."

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