04 July 2014

Sony's Biggest Flops (video); Android Split for Work and Play


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Sony's famed and praised Walkman turns 35 this week but not every Sony product can say they've lasted that long. Bloomberg Ranx looks at five of Sony's biggest gadget flops. (Source: Bloomberg July 3, 2014)

Google Splits Up Your Android Phone for Work and Play | Business | WIRED: "... According to Amit Singh–who oversees business sales at Google–the software used to separate apps is based on technology Google acquired with its recent purchase of a company called Divide. The idea is that, by placing corporate apps in secure software “containers,” Google can allow businesses to manage and monitor them without messing with all the personal stuff on your phone. For instance, if you leave your job at a particular company, Singh told us after Pichai’s keynote speech, the company can erase all your corporate data and apps without touching, say, your personal Gmail account or Twitter app. For Google, the ultimate aim is to make Android more appealing to businesses that are concerned about securing corporate data on employee phones...."

Google Starts Scrubbing News Articles From Search After Court Ruling
TIME
Google In this photo illustration the Google logo is reflected in the eye of a girl on February 3, 2008 in London, England. Chris Jackson—Getty Images ...

Google makes way for wearables with Play Services update
PCWorld
Google has released a new version of Play Services that opens the door to more smartwatch apps and cooler games. Play Services is a set of features ...

Facebook may face European inquiries
Boston Globe
NEW YORK — Facebook could be in hot water with Europe's privacy regulators. The social network is facing potential investigations after it disclosed ...

Apple expands CarPlay to nine more automakers
Los Angeles Times
CarPlay, Apple's forthcoming vehicle radio system, will be supported by nine ... Googlelast week announced a vehicle radio system of its own called ...

Facebook's mind game was a violation of trust
Boston Globe
Every so often, the giant social network Facebook does something guaranteed ... And yetFacebook, Google and every other big-name Internet site ... ignore Google and ... at least dip into alternate services like Bing or Yahoo, or the ...

Amazon vows to fight FTC over sales to youths
Boston Globe
LOS ANGELES — Amazon said Wednesday it is prepared to go to court against ...Apple complained when the FTC announced its settlement with the ...

Google scoops up Songza and its modern version of the 80s mix tape
Computerworld
Music streaming service Songza announced today that it is being acquired by Google. Neither company provided financial details of the deal, ...

Microsoft trolls for Office beta testers
Computerworld
Computerworld - Microsoft today put out a call for commercial and consumer beta testers to put upcoming versions of Office through the wringer.

Google Bans Porn From Its Ad Network
NBCNews.com
Google Bans Porn From Its Ad Network. Google is getting ... work in the industry. In May, Amazon began deleting the wish lists of several adult stars.

Microsoft Outlook Web App: Slicker Email Attachment Handling
InformationWeek
Microsoft Office For iPad Vs. iWork Vs. Google ... Earlier this year, Microsoft previewed a variety of upcoming tools designed to make Office easier to ...

Google Alerts British News Outlets About Deleting Their Links - NYTimes.com
By By MARK SCOTT
LONDON – A week after Google started to remove links to online content in Europe, some ... (The links, however, are still available on Google.com) ... market share in Europe, and other search engines like Microsoft's Bing. ... The Wall Street Journal | A senior Amazonexecutive on Tuesday defended the ...
Bits

How Google Street View Was Created - Business Insider
By Lisa Eadicicco
Elliot Kroo, an engineer that claimed he was Google's youngest intern ever at 14, helped create ... Login With Facebook Login With Twitter Login With Google ... BEACONS: What They Are, How They Work, And Why Apple's iBeacon ...
Business Insider

'Right to be forgotten': BBC, The Guardian, Daily Mail push back on Google
Sydney Morning Herald
A disgraced football coach and an investment banker involved in the global financial crisis are two of the early successful applicants to evoke the digital world's newly minted "right to be forgotten". Three major international news groups have received "notice ...

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