01 August 2014

How Long Before We Can Stop Using Passwords? (video)

How Long Before We Can Stop Using Passwords?: Video - Bloomberg:
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MicroStrategy President and Chief Legal Officer Jonathan Klein discusses the company’s alternative to passwords. He speaks on “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg July24)

France's Iliad Makes Bid for T-Mobile US - WSJ: "... Iliad said it offered $15 billion in cash for 56.6% of T-Mobile US, or $33 a share. T-Mobile US later confirmed it had received the offer but said it had no further comment...."

T-Mobile Adds 1.5 Million More Customers, Swings to Profit on Spectrum Sale | Re/code: "T-Mobile said Thursday that it added a further 1.5 million customers to its network in the second quarter, making this the fifth straight quarter of million-plus customer gains. The company posted a net profit of $391 million... “We have completely reversed T-Mobile’s trajectory and started a revolution that is changing the rules in wireless,” CEO John Legere said in a statement..."

China's Xiaomi Becomes World's 5th Largest Smartphone Maker: "Global smartphone sales are still growing, but the market’s star performer in the last three months wasn’t Apple or even Samsung. It was China’s Xiaomi. The young electronics firm run by billionaire Lei Jun captured a remarkable 5% global market share in the last three months, according to new figures from Strategy Analytics, shipping 15.1 million smartphones in the quarter. It now has a 5.1% share of the market, up from 1.8% this time last year...."

Is Huawei Eating Samsung’s Lunch? - Digits - WSJ: "... Chinese smartphone makers Huawei Technologies and Lenovo Group 0992.HK -2.23% gained market share at the expense of South Korea’s Samsung Electronics in the second quarter, according to the latest data released Tuesday by research firm IDC. Huawei’s shipments in the quarter jumped 95% from a year earlier, while Lenovo enjoyed a 39% increase, IDC said. Both companies outpaced the 23% growth in the overall smartphone market. Shipments at Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, declined 3.9%. While China’s smartphone market is becoming more saturated, demand is strong in emerging markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa, where many consumers are still replacing their basic feature phones...." (read more at link above)


Forbes

Amazon Cloud Luster Fading? Look Closer
InformationWeek
Some skeptics say Amazon's cloud dominance wears thin. I say Amazon's destiny in the cloud is in its own hands -- and you can't say that for IBM, ...


IBNLive

Facebook App Brings Free Internet To Zambia
InformationWeek
The Internet.org app, available first to Airtel subscribers in Zambia, gives users free access to 13 websites, including AccuWeather; Google Search; Go ...


Wall Street Journal

Amazon Ups the Ante in India With $2 Billion Investment
Wall Street Journal
Amazon said Wednesday that it would invest $2 billion to expand its India operations, a day after Flipkart, India's biggest homegrown e-commerce ...


TIME

Amazon Will Pay You to Accept Slower Deliveries
TIME
A worker watches as boxed merchandise moves along a conveyor belt to a waiting truck for delivery at the Amazon.com Phoenix Fulfillment Center in ...


Economic Times

Judge: Microsoft must turn over emails stored in Ireland
San Jose Mercury News
Its arguments were joined by large technology companies, including Apple, Cisco Systems, Verizon Communications and AT&T. The judge stayed the ...


Reuters

Amazon quickens push into tough local services market
Chicago Tribune
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Seattle audio and video technician Todd Mueller showed up last year for what might have been a routine job except for ...


Times of India

Google to face anti-trust probe in Europe over Android
Times of India
Android's 80% market share is at a level akin to Microsoft's Windows, itself the target ... grant better shop-window placement to rival services from Microsoft and Yahoo. ... "In fast-moving technology markets, protracted adversarial antitrust .... Apple leveraging enterprise apps to boost iPad sales in India; 3.


Economic Times

Microsoft's Device Strategy: 3 Unanswered Questions
InformationWeek
InformationWeek: Connecting The Business Technology Community ... Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's scaled-down device strategy creates new questions ... aren't strictly about chasing market share, let alone challenging Apple. ... Microsoft showed off a prototype blade that could be used to mix music, ...

Case tests limits of post-Snowden privacy
Politico
Eighteenth-century rights clash with 21st-century computer technologies Thursday, when a court hears an appeal from Microsoft against a warrant it says tramples the Fourth Amendment. The case — in which Microsoft is resisting a U.S. warrant to turn over ...


Why the Security of USB Is Fundamentally Broken | Threat Level | WIRED: "YOU HAVE TO CONSIDER A USB INFECTED AND THROW IT AWAY AS SOON AS IT TOUCHES A NON-TRUSTED COMPUTER"

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