29 May 2014

Google Driverless Cars, Facebook WhatsApp deal, Apple Passwords

Technology News Updates:

Google's Next Phase in Driverless Cars: No Brakes or Steering Wheel
New York Times
Humans might be the one problem Google can't solve. For the past four years, Googlehas been working on self-driving cars with a mechanism to ...

Facebook Seeks EU Antitrust Review of WhatsApp Deal
Wall Street Journal
Facebook agreed to buy messaging company WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock in February. ... "Facebook might prefer to go to the commission than go before several ... app Instagram for more than $1 billion in 2012, and, a year earlier, Microsoft Corp. ...Amazon Murder Raises Brazil Tensions.

Apple urges hacked users to change passwords
CNET
Following a hack that saw iPads, iPhones and Macs across Australia compromised and held to ransom, Apple has urged affected iCloud users to change their passwords. . . .

Amazon says quick end unlikely in dispute with Hachette
Chicago Tribune
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is preparing for a long battle with Hachette Book Group over a contract dispute that led the U.S. online ...

Apple's 800M accounts spent $3.29 each last quarter, down 24%
Fortune
But the App Store is taking up the slack, and Apple could still bring iTunes to Android. Click to enlarge. FORTUNE -- "Online services is an ...

Apple plots home break-in, home automation break-through
Computerworld
Computerworld - Apple will trumpet its entry into the home automation ... includes everyone from Google and Samsung to Cisco and Intel, they said.

Fidelity, Amazon, others backing FinTech startup program
Boston Globe
Fidelity Investments, Thomson Reuters, and Amazon.com are jointly launching a business startup program in the Boston area later this year that will ...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg not summoned to Iran, prosecutor says
San Jose Mercury News
TEHRAN, Iran -- An Iranian prosecutor Wednesday denied reports that a local judge ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear ...

For Microsoft's CEO, no need to mince words
Fortune
Appearing at a conference in California, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella ... Plus,Google's Sergey Brin on self-driving cars. ... Amazon (AMZN), for instance, understands the importance of its Kindle app on the iPad. Years ago, Apple figured out how critical it was to produce a version of iTunes for ...

Apple and Google angle for control of the Internet of Things
Fortune (blog)
Which is what makes the so-called Internet of Things (IoT, per Wikipedia) so interesting, especially now that Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL) have ...

Microsoft gets most things right with Surface Pro 3
Detroit Free Press
NEW YORK — Microsoft had Apple in the cross hairs when it introduced the Surface Pro 3 tablet last week. Every one of Apple's tablet rivals has ...

Apple Will Stream The WWDC 2014 Keynote Live On June 2 | TechCrunch
By Darrell Etherington
Apple will be streaming this year's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 2 at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET), the company announced today.
TechCrunch

Google Analytics Premium launches executive-level business reporting - Analytics Blog
By Adam Singer
“Prior to using roll-up reporting we had no way to see all of our sites in a single GoogleAnalytics view. Now we can easily compare our nine sites and ...
Google Analytics Blog

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