17 June 2014

Is US Government Sanctioning Bitcoin With Auction? (video)

Is the Government Sanctioning Bitcoin With Auction?: Video - Bloomberg:
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The U.S. government will start selling one of the largest caches of bitcoins, seized last year from the illicit Silk Road marketplace, triggering a decline in the virtual currency’s price. Coin Apex co-founder Alex Waters, TradeHill CEO Jared Kenna and Bloomberg's Matt Miller comment on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg, June 13)

Jonathan Ive on Apple's Design Process and Product Philosophy - NYTimes.com"Innovation at Apple has always been a team game. It has always been a case where you have a number of small groups working together. The industrial design team is a very small team. We’ve worked together, most for 15 or 20 years. That’s a fairly typical story here: Creative teams are small and very focused. One of the underlying characteristics is being inquisitive and being curious. Some of those personal attributes and hallmarks haven’t changed at all."

Microsoft, Apple, Cisco seek to halt overseas snooping by US
San Jose Mercury News
NEW YORK -- Microsoft, Apple, Cisco Systems and two large American telecommunication companies are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line ...

Apple Reaches Settlement on E-Books Suit
Wall Street Journal
In a letter to U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, Steve Berman, an attorney representing consumers and some U.S. states, said Apple and the plaintiffs ...

Microsoft Supercharges Bing Search With Programmable Chips
Wired
The move is part of a larger effort to fix what is an increasingly worrisome problem for big web companies like Microsoft, Google, and Facebook.

Microsoft Embraces Open With IE Developer Channel
InformationWeek
Microsoft on Monday launched Internet Explorer Developer Channel, ... IE Developer Channel could help by shifting Microsoft's Web efforts toward the ... rapid-release models favored by competitors such as Mozilla and Google. .... Apple just held WWDC, where the theme of the day was more open ...

Microsoft readies public preview of cloud-based machine-learning service
ZDNet
Azure ML got its start as a Microsoft Research project that was codenamed "Passau."Microsoft's developers used the algorithms the company developed for services like Xbox Live ... Vice President Joseph Sirosh who joined Microsoft at the end of 2013 fromAmazon, where he was ... Facebook Activity ...

Amazon Appstore Selection Nearly Triples Year-Over-Year
Wall Street Journal
The Amazon Appstore now has over 240,000 apps and games, is available in ... The broad growth in the Amazon Appstore is enticing developers--the ... login in with their Amazon,Facebook or Google identities, leading to higher ...

Apple opens applications for $100 million program to improve tech in schools
Washington Post (blog)
Apple chief executive Tim Cook is starting to send out letters soliciting ... Several other firms, including Microsoft, Sprint and Verizon are also ...

Google's Balloon Internet Experiment, One Year Later
Wired
This Week's Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible .... A Loon balloon ascends to the stratosphere and heads toward Google's ... Earlier this month, Mike Cassidy, a project director at Google's high-risk .... (Facebook reportedly also bid on Titan; not long afterward it bought another ...

310 Microsoft patents used in Android licensing agreements revealed by Chinese gov
ZDNet
While Microsoft and Google are rivals in many arenas, Microsoft makes a ... scrutiny by the country's government, alongside IBM, Google and Apple.

Parallels Access goes universal, extends Mac and Windows remote desktop ...
Apple Insider
Parallels on Tuesday announced an update to its subscription-based Parallels Access remote desktop app, adding new gestures and controls to support operation on smartphones like Apple's iPhone. With the latest Parallels Access version 2.0 for iOS, the ...

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