19 July 2014

Snowden Says Drop Dropbox, Use SpiderOak

Take it from the "pro" --
Snowden Says Drop Dropbox, Use SpiderOak - Digits - WSJ: "Edward Snowden singled out cloud-storage provider Dropbox for lacking security measures he says would protect users from government snooping. He then plugged smaller competitor SpiderOak, which he says does."

Amazon unveils Kindle Unlimited, an e-book subscription service
Los Angeles Times
Amazon entered the e-book subscription market Friday by launching Kindle Unlimited, a Netflix-like subscription service for e-books available for ...


New York Times

Microsoft may drag out layoffs for a year
Computerworld (blog)
Computerworld - Microsoft yesterday said it could take as long as a year to lay off the 18,000 workers who will be eventually shown the door, making ...


FanSided

Google reveals Athena, a Material Design-inspired revamp of Chrome OS
PCWorld (blog)
Chrome evangelist Fran├žois Beaufort gave us a glimpse of the potential future of Chrome OS on Friday, and boy is it ugly. Maybe that's a bit harsh.


The Guardian

Apple should do more to tackle in-app purchases problem: EU
Chicago Tribune
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Apple has provided no concrete and immediate solutions ... Since then, Google, which owns the Android operating system for ...


Reuters

Google's executive shuffle highlights its growing ambitions
Chicago Tribune
On Thursday, Google announced the surprise departure of its veteran ... such as the Google+ network launched to take on Facebook Inc, appear to ...


Wall Street Journal

Google Honors 'Right to Forget' Tantric Workshop
Wall Street Journal
Europe's new "right to be forgotten" on the Web now applies to references to Tantric sex. A Netherlands-based private-equity investor named Greg ...


CIO Today

Apple-IBM Deal: 9 Moves Rivals Should Make
InformationWeek
With Apple and IBM allied to advance iOS in the enterprise, these mobile technology ... As for Google and Microsoft, the gauntlet has been thrown.

Microsoft Shows Tech 'Monopolies' Don't Last
InformationWeek
... shows just how vulnerable the world's biggest software company has become as competitors from Apple toGoogle to Amazon.com have eaten its ...


Boston Globe

Facebook tests button to let people shop from its website
Boston Globe
The “buy” button is shown on a Facebook page. With the feature, the social network aims to keep up with Twitter and Google. ... The company also recently signed a deal withAmazon.com to let Twitter members shop by hashtag.


TIME

Microsoft Is Shuttering Xbox Entertainment Studios, but Halo TV Series Lives On
TIME
Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Studios Phil Spencer speaks at the Microsoft Xbox E3 2012 media briefing in Los Angeles on June 4, 2012.
Why Microsoft is Closing Xbox Entertainment Studios - The Next Web

Lenovo stops selling small-screen Windows tablets in the U.S. due to lack of demand | PCWorld"Lenovo has stopped selling Windows tablets with screen sizes under 10 inches in the U.S. due to lack of interest."

On Apollo 11 anniversary, people share their memories and thoughts
Washington Post
On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was “out of town” when the world rejoiced in a way never seen before or since. He and Neil Armstrong were on the moon. They missed the celebration 45 years ago. So did Michael Collins, orbiting solo around the moon in the ...


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