11 June 2014

China's Crackdown on Google Hurts Chinese Businesses (video)

Google Crackdown Hurts Chinese Businesses: Rein: Video
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Shaun Rein, managing director at China Market Research, discusses China cracking down on Google ahead of the Tiananmen Square anniversary. He speaks with Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg, June 3rd)

Cybercrime Remains Growth Industry With $445 Billion Lost - Businessweek: "...The outlook “is increased losses and slower growth,” with no “credible scenario in which cybercrime losses diminish,” according to the report published by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. Some of the damage will be hard to trace, such as economic downturns caused by foreign competitors selling products based on stolen designs and financial markets undermined by hackers...."

Search Apps Stealing Mobile Search Ad Revenues from Google [Report] - SEW"Google's dominance in paid search is taking a hit from the number of mobile apps that users are using on a daily basis, apps that often use alternative sources of revenue generation outside of Google ads. according to a new eMarketer report...."

Facebook mistakenly releases second Snapchat clone, quickly removes it
Los Angeles Times
In recent years, Facebook has seen its younger users turn to other apps to get their social networking fix, and Snapchat has proven particularly ...

Apple Beefs Up iOS 8 Security In Preparation For Launch Of Secure Smartphone Competition
The iPhone 6 could be Apple Apple's most secure smartphone to date ... asking users to share its app on Facebook to receive in-game bonuses.

Facebook, Twitter brace for World Cup fever
Salt Lake Tribune
New York • This year's World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it progresses in stadiums ...

Google Open Sources Its Secret Weapon in Cloud Computing
When Google engineers John Sirois, Travis Crawford, and Bill Farner left the internet ... With Borg, Google engineers could instantly grab enormous amounts of ... It also lets you oversee machines running on competing cloud services–from Amazon, say, ...

Microsoft withholds monster IE update from Windows 8.1 dawdlers
Computerworld - Microsoft refused to give Windows 8.1 customers a ... Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and ...

Microsoft firmware improves Surface 2 family's Cover performance
If you own a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 or Surface 2, good news: A number of Microsoftupdates should improve how your tablet interacts with its Surface ...

Microsoft's 3D-Sensing Smartphone: Evidence Mounts
Microsoft may be prepping a 3D-sensing smartphone that lets users interact with it ...Microsoft places a distant third in the smartphone race but has still managed to ... ReadApple WWDC 2014 Highlights: A New Era?] ... Later this month, Amazon is expected to debut a smartphone with a 3D, perhaps ...

Three Questions with Beats Designer Robert Brunner | MIT Technology Review"....Do people really want to wear another device, though? It means one more gadget to keep track of and charge. An iPad is a more limited interface, but for a certain number of things it’s perfectly adequate. So for a lot of people who bought computers for e-mail and Web browsing and games, “Oh, I’ll just get this because it’s more mobile, it’s easier,” and so forth. Well, you could see the same kind of thing happening between a phone and a watch. Let’s say with my watch I could easily make phone calls, I could easily get my messages, there’s a certain subset of things that are easier, simpler, and much more mobile, you could make that transition as well. There may be a subset of functionality on the smartphone that a bunch of people buy it for, all of a sudden it moves to the watch, and, great, I don’t have to drag this thing out of my pocket; it’s always on my wrist."

Sun Unleashes Two X-Class Flares, Back to Back
The sun unleashed two major solar flares early Tuesday in amazing back-to-back storms. The first outburst, an X2.2-class solar flare, hit its maximum at about 7:42 a.m. ET. An X1.5-class flare followed at 8:36 a.m. EDT (1236 GMT). Both flares were capable of ...

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