01 May 2014

Live Nation Channel To Save Yahoo? (video)


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Will a Live Nation Channel Save Yahoo?: Video - Bloomberg: "Bloomberg’s Jon Erlichman reports on Yahoo striking a deal with Live Nation to stream live concerts. He speaks with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart" on April 29. (Source: Bloomberg)"

Google Takes Aim at the iPhone with Android “Silver” Program - The Information: "Google is gearing up for a major effort to spur development of premium Android smartphones and re-assert control over the Android ecosystem as it seeks to better compete with the Apple iPhone and blunt the growing power of Samsung, the leading maker of Android phones. The expensive effort involves dumping the four-year-old Google Nexus phone brand in favor of a new program called Silver, under which manufacturers and wireless carriers will effectively be paid to produce and sell high-end devices that closely adhere to Google specifications, according to four people briefed on the project. The requirements sharply limit the number of non-Google apps that can be pre-installed on devices, or mandate that phone owners be able to uninstall them...."

Facebook’s f8 conference, not held since 2011, returned today (4/30) to San Francisco:
Inside Facebook - Tracking Facebook and the Facebook Platform for Developers and Marketers: "A new study on mobile referrals by Quantcast shows that Facebook leads more traffic on mobile to media sites than any other social network — by a wide margin. Quantcast analyzed the top 250 news and entertainment websites over a year period, ending with January 2014, and determined where their mobile traffic comes from...."

How Google Will Change The World - Business Insider
By Megan Rose Dickey
Google is positioned to change the world as we know it. ...

Apple vs. Samsung Patent Lawsuit Closing Arguments Spark Fireworks
ABC News
The landmark court battle between Apple and Samsung over smartphone ... according to the AP, but had instead used Google-developed Android ...

Facebook to Let Users Limit Data Revealed by Log-Ins
New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Trying to become even bigger, Facebook will allow .... When Google began offering its social log-in service through its Google ...

Yahoo Chief's Pay Tied to Another Company's Performance
New York Times
Her good fortune stems from Yahoo's stake in the Chinese Internet ... from Google in 2012, it was meant to show that Yahoo, a faltering Internet giant, ...

Microsoft Office For iPad Gains Printing
InformationWeek
Users can wirelessly print Office documents using Apple's AirPrint feature. In Word ...Microsoft also promised bug fixes and stability improvements.

Apple cuts MacBook Air prices, sells its first under-$900 laptop
Computerworld
Computerworld - Apple today quietly refreshed its MacBook Air line of light ... (For about eight months in 2011-2012, Apple sold the plastic-cased ... as a Microsoft Surface 2 Pro with half that storage space and without a keyboard. ... 5 reasons why Google can catch Amazon in the cloud....

Microsoft to introduce Xbox One to China
USA TODAY
Here's an Xbox One achievement: Microsoft plans to sell the video game ... "However, also keep in mind that Apple is marketing very expensive ...

Apple Sells $12 Billion of Bonds to Keep Cash Overseas
Bloomberg
Apple Inc. (AAPL) issued $12 billion of dollar-denominated bonds as the iPhone maker seeking to reward shareholders locked in a cheaper ...

Google launches Google Docs and Sheets apps for iPhone and iPad, Slides 'coming soon' | 9to5Mac
By Zac Hall
The new mobile productivity apps follow Microsoft's debut on the iPad with dedicated Office apps for 365 subscribers and new iWork apps from Apple ...
9to5Mac

Facebook logins are going anonymous | VentureBeat | Social | by J. O'Dell
By J. O'Dell
SAN FRANCISCO — Want to use a new app or website? Want to log in? Maybe withFacebook? Now, you no longer have to share your whole life just ...
VentureBeat

Satellite launch debris found in Brazillian Amazon - Boing Boing
By David Pescovitz
Satellite launch debris found in Brazillian Amazon....
Boing Boing


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