29 October 2014

Tech, Robotics, Ebola (video)

Ebola: Tech and Robotics Are Helping FightVirus: Video - Bloomberg:
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The Naked Future” Author Patrick Tucker discusses the use of tech to fight Ebola. He speaks on “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg 10/27)

Google announces PwC as latest Apps for Work and Google Cloud Platform partner | 9to5Google: "Google announced on Tuesday that professional services company PwC is the latest business to adopt the Apps for Work suite and Google Cloud Platform. The news comes less than one day after Google tabbed Squarespace and WordPress as two other new Google for Work partners, greatly expanding its business portfolio as competition increases."

FTC says AT&T misled customers with unlimited data - The Washington Post"AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers about its unlimited data plans. The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T failed to adequately disclose to customers that it would reduce data speeds if they went over a certain amount of data use in a billing cycle. The practice, known as throttling, slows down things like web browsing, GPS navigation or watching streaming videos...."

ABC News

Apple CEO Tim Cook Happy With New Apple Pay Service
Wall Street Journal
Speaking at the WSJD Live Global Technology Conference, Mr. Cook said the number of ... An email sent to Google PR wasn't immediately answered.
Alibaba Eyes Payments Tie-Up With Apple - Wall Street Journal


2 drug chains disable Apple Pay, as a rival makes plans
Boston Globe
NEW YORK — Apple Pay, the Silicon Valley giant's highly anticipated mobile wallet, has been available for only one week but already may be inciting ...
Some US retailers shun Apple Pay, eye rival payments system - Reuters
4 Perils Of Apple Pay - Forbes
As CVS and Rite Aid disable Apple Pay, does the digital wallet have a rocky road ahead? - Washington Post (blog)

Wall Street Journal

Hacking Trail Leads to Russia, Experts Say
Wall Street Journal
China, the object of recent U.S. allegations of cyberspying, may hack more often, U.S. officials and researchers say. But Russia hacks better. 'I worry a lot more about the Russians' than China, America's top spy, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper ...


Apple thinks iPad photography is here to stay
(CNN) -- It's the most controversial issue since people started filming videos in portrait mode. Should tablets be used as cameras? Whipping out a tablet to take a photo is a practice that, like it or not, is going mainstream. Once primarily the domain of dads who ...


Apple Pay Faces Challenge as CVS, Rite Aid Reject System
Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s mobile payment technology ran into a roadblock a week after its introduction as CVS Health Corp. (CVS) and Rite Aid Corp. (RAD), part of a consortium developing a competing system, disabled Apple Pay in their drugstores. CVS and Rite ...


YouTube chief 'optimistic' site will launch music service 'soon'
Susan Wojcicki dodges a question about YouTube's expected music subscription product, saying at the Recode mobile conference that her company is "working on it." by Shara Tibken. , Richard Nieva. , and Joan E. Solsman. October 27, 2014 9:02 PM PDT.


Amazon's $39 Fire TV Stick makes us wonder why you'd buy a $100 Fire TV player
Fox News
If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber looking for a stick-style streaming media player, you now have a new option: The Amazon Fire TV Stick, a $39 player that's priced between Google's $35 Chromecast and Roku's $50 Streaming Stick. And if you're a new ...

Is Uber going to crash into Google?
During the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference last summer, I spent some time chatting with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick about who might make a ...

Amazon to bring 1000 jobs to Illinois, open first warehouse in Chicago area
Amazon is announcing plans to open its first warehouse and several other facilities in the ...

Google Fit: An effortless, comprehensive view of your fitness.
When it comes to improving our fitness, every little effort counts. That's why we've created Google Fit – a fitness app that helps you to start tracking your ...

Apple Watch Battery Needs to be Recharged Daily, Apple CEO Confirms
Tim Cook offered a bit more info on the Apple Watch's battery during a recent interview, but you might not like his answer. ... MobileWearable Technology ... color displays or the larger ecosystems offered by Apple andGoogle. ... coming to its Windows Phone app and products that support Microsoft's…

Google Fit app released to track all your moves
Google announced it back at Google I/O 2014 in June, and built in support for it into Android 5.0 Lollipop in August, but it's now finally here, it being ...

Amazon just launched a crowdsourced publishing program
The Verge
Amazon's new publishing program, dubbed Kindle Scout, launched today on the company's ...

OneDrive delivers unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 subscribers
OneDrive Blog

Google Inbox beta users selling invites on Ebay for up to $300
Google Inbox beta users selling invites on Ebay for up to $300. by Lauren O'Neil ...

Amazon buys Rooftop Media to grow digital content
Amazon is buying online comedy service Rooftop Media, as the company pursues its ambition of building ... 

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