03 June 2014

Blended Model for IT Services (video); China Blocking Google

A new model for internal IT services is emerging (video below)
Businesses are moving towards a "blended model" of service delivery, merging internal IT capabilities with with third-party services, according a new report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The report 'A blended future: The changing mix of IT service delivery and consumption', is sponsored by EMC and is available for download here: bit.ly/RbktSf - Published on Jun 2, 2014

China disrupts Google services ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
新闻 | GreatFire.org: [translated via Google Translate] "In the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in China's Internet censorship and freedom of information is another big battle. Google began in March encryption enabled by default search . But on the eve of Tiananmen anniversary commemoration, GFW began seriously interfere with Google search . Interference covers all Google services, including search, image, translation, either HTTP or HTTPS. All versions of Google countries have been interference, including Google, Hong Kong, Google.com and so on. It is not clear the blockade is temporary or permanent blocking measures before the Tiananmen Square massacre. But the blockade has been four days, and we're guessing Google is estimated to be permanently blocked. We reported that Google was blocked in 2012 , that the blockade only 12 hours. We then estimated Chinese censors in the test or test public reaction "to block Google" button. We speculate that the blockade after reviewing agencies have access to enough data to permanently block Google. This is the most severe ever blocked. We condemn such acts of Chinese censors...."

SAN FRANCISCO: FBI issues nationwide alert for San Francisco man - Technology - MiamiHerald.com: "The FBI has issued a nationwide alert to law enforcement agencies about a San Francisco social media consultant they consider armed and dangerous who is wanted on suspicion of possessing explosives. FBI spokesman Peter Lee said Sunday that 42-year-old Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II was last seen in a dark blue, hooded sweatshirt and jeans...."

Apple WWDC news:
Apple rallies developers: Show the money, smart home, new programming language
ZDNet
Amazon has recently been courting developers with an argument that the company ... Safari translations and plugs for Microsoft's Bing over Google....

Google Invests in Satellites to Spread Internet Access
Wall Street Journal
"Google and Facebook are trying to figure out ways of reaching populations that thus far have been ... the 1990s. Teledesic, backed by Microsoft Corp....

Apple's Latest Offering Explores the Great Indoors
Wall Street Journal
Apple's iBeacon allows apps to locate a user within a few inches, so that a phone can direct a driver to the .... 06/01/14 Google Invests in Satellites t.

Amazon and a Mattel Unit Plan a 'Content Hub' Focusing on Children
New York Times
Now Mattel and Amazon are teaming up to sell the yellow-hatted hero to American children — a potentially controversial experiment that, if successful, ...

Google's Android TV May Escalate Web Video Fight
U.S. News & World Report
Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management at Google, speaks about ... for online TV viewers with companies such as Amazon and Apple.

No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources
ZDNet
Microsoft won't be delivering a new Start Menu for Windows 8 with its ... Up until recently,Microsoft was hoping to make a new "Mini" Start Menu part ... Apple's next big move: Capture three new ecosystems · No Microsoft Start ... Android smartphones (June 2014 edition) · Google to launch 180 satellites.

Amazon Absorbing Price Fight Punches
New York Times
Hachette is suffering big losses because Amazon is delaying delivery of ... Amazon, like so many other digital giants (Apple, Facebook, Microsoft), ...

Google Glass: Dyson designed smartglasses 10 years before Google
The Guardian
Dyson Halo smartglasses Dyson designed and built prototypes of smartglasses over 10 years before Google invented Glass. Photograph: Dyson.

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