12 June 2014

Mobile Payment Systems in China (video)

Mobile Payment Systems Take Off in China: Video - Bloomberg:
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Bloomberg's Rosalind Chin discusses the m-commerce boom in China with Angie Lau on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg June 5, 2014)

Google's New All-Seeing Satellites Have Huge Potential—For Good and Evil
The reach of Google's online empire is hard to overstate. In a sense, the Google search engine is the loom through which the entirety of the public ...

Google Bought a Satellite Startup to Make Maps, Not Internet Connections
In March, meanwhile, Facebook (FB)spent $20 million on Ascenta, another ... Googleplans to use Skybox's satellites to make better maps with ... say, Apple (AAPL)'s iOS, which continues to struggle with its own mapping software. ... Do Customers Even Care About Amazon's Hard-Nosed Negotiations?

Microsoft fights US search warrant for customer e-mails held in overseas server
Washington Post
Microsoft, one of the world's largest e-mail providers, is resisting a government search warrant to compel the firm to turn over customer data held in a ...

Apple's tax practices are target of EU investigation
San Jose Mercury News
Apple has a deal with tax authorities in Ireland, Starbucks has one in the ... Asked whether Google might also be investigated, he said "this is the ...

Will Amazon's Local Services Marketplace Kill Yelp And Angie's List?
... that Amazon's push into local services/searches could spark a reaction from companies like Google, eBay, Yahoo and even Apple — that if Amazon ...

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 ...

Google to buy Skybox Imaging for $500m
The Guardian
Google is to buy Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launch pad for it to send its own fleet of satellites to take aerial pictures and provide ...

Amazon Said to Be Close to Unveiling Music Streaming Service
New York Times
Amazon is planning to introduce a limited music streaming feature as early as this week, according to several people briefed on the company's plans.

Apple is Being Investigated Over Irish Tax Shelters - Valleywag - Gawker
By Kevin Montgomery on Valleywag, shared by Sarah Hedgecock to Gawker
Apple's long history of using tax shelters is finally coming under European scrutiny. EU regulators have begun ... Facebook Investor Sues Company for Paying Itself Too Much ... Tracking Detroit's Decay Through Google Street View ...

The Best Stores for Deals on Apple Products - Lifehacker
By Louis Ramirez
Take for instance the Apple Store. With roughly one sale per year, it's the worst place to go for deals on new Apple products. Other stores, like Amazon ...

Janrain added to Facebook PMD roster - Inside Facebook
By Justin Lafferty
Facebook today has welcomed two new companies to its Preferred Marketing Developer ecosystem — first Adphorus, now Janrain. Janrain ...
Inside Facebook

Why Google is sowing the seeds of container-based computing — 
By Derrick Harris
Google open sourced a Docker-centric tool called Kubernetes that lets its ... AmazonWeb Services, but pushing technologies reminiscent of Google's ... Some very smart folks from Google (Urs Hölzle), Facebook (Jay Parikh), ... One of the themes of Satya Nadella's short tenure as Microsoft CEO so far ...

Google Wallet's 2-Click Instant Buy Checkout Comes To iOS | TechCrunch
By Frederic Lardinois
About a year ago, Google Wallet launched its Instant Buy API for Android apps, and today it is bringing it to iOS apps. With Instant Buy, developers can.

Google To Battle Apple's IBeacon With 'Google Nearby' 
By Mike Schuster
As Apple continues development on its proximity-aware iBeacon and Continuity, Googlewill soon debut a service that also triggers actions based on ...

Microsoft breaks the Surface tension - BetaNews
By Joe Wilcox
Major platform providers Apple, Google, and Microsoft sell digital lifestyles around their products. Amazon, Samsung, and Sony do likewise with ...

The Evolution of Facebook - In Photos: The Evolution Of Facebook
Facebook has come a long way since 2004. Here's a look back at some of the site's most notable redesigns and features.

Google Cultural Institute
The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.

Chimps outsmart humans at simple strategy game
When it comes to simple strategy games, chimpanzees consistently outperform humans at tasks that involve short-term memory and predicting opponents' moves

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