05 August 2014

LinkedIn Pushes Content Creation to Draw Users (video)

LinkedIn Pushes Content Creation to Draw Users: Video - Bloomberg:
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LinkedIn Executive Editor Daniel Roth discusses content creation and users use of relevant information on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg July24)

This Google Opportunity Could Spell Serious Competition For Facebook - Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) | Seeking Alpha: "Discovery of apps continues to be a serious challenge on the Google Play Store. With over 1.5M apps, finding the right content is becoming a chore for users. The soaring cost of installs sold by Facebook is pricing many developers out of the market. Given its ads business, Google could easily build a $1bln+ business by inserting ads into the Play Store."

Researchers from Nvidia Show a Way to Quadruple the Resolution of Virtual Reality | MIT Technology Review: "Researchers at Nvidia now have a possible solution. They have built a prototype VR headset to demonstrate a technique that can quadruple the pixel density of an LCD panel. They call their new design—made by modifying two off-the-shelf LCD panels—a “cascaded display.” “This is useful in applications like a head-mounted display, where each pixel looks really large because it is very close to your eye,” says David Luebke, a senior director of graphics research at Nvidia."

What's The Real Purpose Of Google Shopping Express? - Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) | Seeking Alpha: "...Is Google Shopping Express a Data Collection Effort or an Amazon Killer? Google certainly has money to spend, but why is it spending that money on a delivery business? The most likely answer to that question is both simple and interesting: Google Shopping Express isn't just a delivery service. Instead, it is a data collection or data mining effort...."

Tech City broadband is 'not fit for purpose', say startups | Technology | theguardian.com: "London’s much heralded Old Street technology startups are struggling to grow their businesses because of poor internet connection services, the Guardian has been told. Lengthy installation delays and high fees have caused some companies to leave the area, while others complain of months of costly hold ups moving to new offices. Startups and smaller ISPs, as well as technology collective Perseverance Works, are all due to meet Labour MP Meg Hillier on Thursday to discuss the crisis in the capital’s broadband provision. Hiller represents Hackney South and Shoreditch where many tech companies are based, and described the situation “a national embarrassment” that requires urgent action...."

A Neutral Guide to Net Neutrality | SingleHop: "...In April 2014, a set of rules proposed by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a former lobbyist for cable and wireless companies, indicated that the FCC may abandon its previous Net Neutrality position and consider letting ISPs provide tiered service. Wheeler denied that the proposed rules changed the FCC’s position,[13] but more than 100 companies supporting Net Neutrality wrote a letter to the chairman in May criticizing the proposed rules...."

FCC Chairman blasts Verizon:
The FCC Chairman blasted Verizon... over a plan to slow down speeds for some customers who are using unlimited data plans that have been grandfathered-in. "Reasonable network management concerns the technical management of your network; it is not a loophole designed to enhance your revenue streams," Wheeler wrote in a letter to Verizon Wireless CEO Daniel Mead. 'It is disturbing to me that Verizon Wireless would base its 'network management' on distinctions among its customers' data plans, rather than on network architecture or technology." Verizon Wireless, in a statement, called its announcement last week a 'very limited" effort, which is 'only targeting cell sites experiencing high demand." Read Wheeler's letter, here: http://politico.pro/1s5oZ2e

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