14 August 2014

Is Your Smartphone Secure? (video)

Mobile Device Threats: Lookout Helps Secure Your Smartphone: Video - Bloomberg:
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Lookout Co-Founder John Hering discusses the cost of mobile security and $150 million in new funding. He speaks on “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg Aug. 13)

Government+ - WSJ"The Administration admits the genesis of its new U.S. Digital Service—a team of "our country's brightest digital talent"—was the HealthCare.gov tech fiasco that "reminded" officials that technology matters. The White House says the new service will be led by Mikey Dickerson, the Google engineer who was recruited last year to manage the rescue of HealthCare.gov, to the extent it was rescued. Mr. Dickerson and his digital SWAT team will now roam Washington spreading "best practices" and tech "plays" that will ensure a "customer-focused government" with "exceptional service delivery.""

“If Facebook decides to tinker with its algorithms tomorrow, these viral publishers could be gone in the blink of an eye,” said Nate Elliott, an analyst with Forrester Research. Source:
50 Million New Reasons BuzzFeed Wants to Take Its Content Far Beyond Lists - NYTimes.com"... The company, which now has 550 employees, has been especially successful at distributing its lists and content through mobile devices and through social sites like Facebook and Twitter. The photo-sharing site Pinterest, in particular, now drives more traffic to BuzzFeed’s Life section than Twitter does, Mr. Peretti said. Social media accounts for 75 percent of BuzzFeed’s referral traffic, according to the company..."

Wall Street Breakfast: Amazon Unveils Mobile Credit Card Reader | Seeking Alpha: "Jumping further into the mobile payments market, Amazon has unveiled a credit card reader to take on devices made by Square, PayPal, and a range of other companies. The new gadget expands the online retailer's presence in the brick-and-mortar world, and will give the company data on how U.S. consumers shop offline. Amazon will compete with rivals by charging lower fees per swipe."


Forbes

With Disney Dispute, Has Amazon Gone Too Far?
Forbes
In the latest sign that Amazon is willing to play hardball with suppliers, the ... Apple has a book store and it's easy enough to buy things on Amazon ...

PhoneDog

Amazon Makes Push Into Stores With Payment Service
Wall Street Journal
Amazon unveiled Local Register, a new mobile-payment service that could threaten rivals like Square and PayPal. WSJ's Scott Thurm explains on ...
Amazon Ups Stakes In Payments War, Undercuts Square And PayPal - Forbes
Amazon Takes Shopping Offline With a New Mobile Credit Card Reader - Wired
Amazon undercuts Square and PayPal with its own mobile card reader - Engadget RSS Feed


TIME

This Is the Biggest Threat Facing Google Right Now
TIME
Amazon might be the first company since Microsoft to announce a major ... Which is strange, because without Google's help, the Fire wouldn't exist.


USA TODAY

Purdue, Amazon to offer students savings on textbooks, provide first-ever on-campus pickup services
Purdue Newsroom
Purdue and Amazon have launched the Purdue Student Store on Amazon, a new, co-branded experience where students can purchase lower-cost ...


WVEC.com

How to chat in the Facebook app without downloading Facebook Messenger
Washington Post
If you are one of the Facebook users who's been cranky about Messenger, ... You will be directed to the App Store or Google Play to download Facebook ... Reopen the Facebookapp, and you should have your chats available ... applications and extensions that aren't available from Apple's App Store.


IBNLive

Suppliers for Apple are making new iPads
Washington Post
Apple's suppliers have started manufacturing new iPads, according to people ... In China, 40 percent of mobile gadgets based on Google's Android ...


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