05 June 2014

Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Pawns of the Villain? #China --

"U.S. companies including Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, etc. are all coordinating with the PRISM program to monitor China... To resist the naked Internet hegemony, we will draw up international regulations, and strengthen technology safeguards, but we will also severely punish the pawns of the villain." - China's People's Daily
China's state media wants Apple and Google to be 'severely punished' for NSA spying: "... a sudden spike in anti-American sentiment in Chinese state-owned media, with Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook all being described as "pawns" of the US government (aka the "high-level hooligan"). Articles in the China Daily and People's Daily call for these companies to be "severely punished" for their alleged roles in the PRISM scandal, but there's no obvious trigger to explain the timing of their publication. One possible factor is today's date: June 4th marks the bloody end of the Tiananmen Square protest of 1989, when government forces killed hundreds of pro-democracy activists in the streets of Beijing. Google and other sources of international news are being subjected to extra censorship in order to control discussion of the Tiananmen anniversary within China, which implies that these outlets are currently even more irksome to the Communist Party than they usually are...."

Apple's U.S. iPhone Market Share Holding Steady
Forbes
Google's and Apple's gain have come at the expense of Blackberry while Microsoft Microsoft has increased its share slightly from 3.0% to 3.3% in the ...

Google goads users to use encryption
USA TODAY
According to Google's statistics, AOL, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and ... Microsoft'sOutlook.com e-mail system was encrypted about 50% of the time.

Apple Dumps Google Search For Microsoft's Bing
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Apple has dealt Google another blow by announcing a new default Web ... Last year, the company struck a deal with Microsoft to name Bing as the ... its list of default search engines, which also include Google, Yahoo, and Bing. ... Best Practices for Security and Compliance with Amazon Web Services.

Apple Partners With Epic, Mayo Clinic For HealthKit
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Apple made a long-awaited entry into mobile health technology this week, previewing an iOS 8 app called Health, along with a HealthKit cloud API for ...

Microsoft Touts Device Partners At Computex
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Microsoft hyped its partners' new Windows 8.1 tablets and PCs. ... Last month, Microsoftadvanced its internal device strategy with the Surface Pro 3. ... Android became dominant partly by playing in budget markets that Apple, ... devices to Computex, but also a variety that run Google operating systems.

Apple Makes Nice With Digital Currencies, But Some Bitcoiners Aren't Buying It
Wired
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Amazon Opens On-Ramp For VMware Workloads
InformationWeek
Amazon Web Services makes a bid for VMware-based workloads by giving vCenter virtual machine admins a direct link to its EC2 cloud. 6 Models Of ...

An Android Wear Design Story | Android Developers Blog
By Android Developers
A few weeks ago, Timothy and I were chatting about designing apps for wearables to validate some of the content we're planning for Google I/O 20141 ...
Android Developers Blog

Microsoft Is Bringing Office to Google's Android - Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) - 24/7 Wall St.
By 247sarah
Microsoft plans to release a version of its Office software suite -- optimized for touch screens ... Office for Google's Android would be another example of CEO Satya Nadella ...
24/7 Wall St.

Bitcoin Jumps As Apple Folds On Blocking Virtual Currencies | Zero Hedge
By Tyler Durden
Many people are closely scrutinizing Apple's policy changes at its ... My liberal friends are all addicted to their smart phones, facebook and texting.
zerohedge.com

Nova Launcher Update Adds “OK, Google” Hotword Detection, Other Beta Features | Droid Life
By Kellex
Nova Launcher 3.0 “stable” is rolling out to all on Google Play, this afternoon, bringing with it the list of new beta features that were introduced a week ...
Droid Life

Yahoo Sports Fantasy Hockey
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Google Online Security Blog: Making end-to-end encryption easier to use
Your security online has always been a top priority for us, and we're constantly working to make sure your data is safe. For example, Gmail supported ...
googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/.../making-end-to-end-enc...

With New Overnight Delivery, Google Confirms It Wants to Be Amazon | Business | WIRED
wired.com
Apple Debuts OS X Yosemite, iOS 8, and Tons of New Developer Tools .... Share onFacebook ... When Google started offering same-day delivery to the public last September, it felt more like a curiosity: With all ... Amazon has perfected the art of shipping orders quickly from massive, centralized facilities.
www.wired.com/.../google-overnight-delivery-ends-any-doubt...

Why iOS 8 matters
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — Flash back a year to Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference and the introduction of iOS 7. Apple shook things up with what was a radically reimagined look for its mobile operating system. Gone was the "skeuomorphic" design long ...

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