14 December 2014

Tech News Week Review, Jack Ma Richest in Asia (video)


Jack Ma has become the richest person in Asia. The 50-year-old founder of Alibaba Group Holding, China’s biggest e-commerce company, passed Li Ka-shing, the Hong Kong property and ports tycoon who has held the top spot in the region since April 5, 2012, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Bloomberg's Yvonne Man has more on "On The Move Asia." (Source: Bloomberg 12Dec)


CNET

FCC to spend $3.9 billion to expand Internet access to schools in rural and poor ...
Washington Post
The Federal Communications Commission agreed Thursday to dramatically boost spending to bring high-speed Internet access to schools and libraries in poor or rural areas, a move that would probably increase Americans' phone bills by about $2 a year.


USA TODAY

'Call of Duty' and Xbox One pace monthly game sales
USA TODAY
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare captured the top spot on November's video-game sales list and Microsoft's Xbox One outsold the PlayStation 4, according to The NPD Group — the first month Xbox has been the top seller since the consoles were released a ...


Forbes

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook May Offer Something Beyond The Like Button
Forbes
For years, people on Facebook have wanted something more than the Like button to express their feelings about the posts they see on the social network. Despite the clamoring, though, all you see to click on below posts is a thumbs up. That could change ...


Fortune

Twitter co-founder: 'I don't give a sh*t' if Instagram has more users
Fortune
Yesterday, Instagram announced it has 300 million monthly active users. The news drew immediate comparisons between the photo-sharing app, which sold to Facebook FB for $1 billion in 2012, and Twitter TWTR , a $24 billion publicly traded company ...


Financial Times

Google shuts Russia engineering office
Financial Times
Google is to close its engineering office in Russia, in the latest sign that a crackdown on internet activity by Russian authorities this year could hasten an outflow of engineering talent from the country. A series of moves against internet companies, culminating ...


Wired

Original Apple computer sells for $365000 at New York auction
Reuters
A fully operational Apple computer that company co-founder Steve Jobs sold out of his parents' garage in 1976 for $600 sold for $365,000 at Christie's on Thursday. The Ricketts Apple-1 Personal Computer, named after its ...


Quartz

Priceline.com Becomes First Major Online Travel Agency to Integrate Apple Pay ...
MarketWatch
Priceline.com announced today that it is the first major Online Travel Agency (OTA) to integrate Apple Pay in its recently updated ...


CBC.ca

Spanish news to vanish from Google News globally
Fresno Business Journal
Google announced Thursday it will close Google News in Spain and block reports from Spanish publishers from more than 70 Google News international editions due to a new Spanish law...


NDTV

YouTube unveils experimental new GIF maker, currently in testing on PBS Idea ...
9 to 5 Google
YouTube has just released a new GIF-making tool in testing on PBS's Idea Channel. The tool is available under the share menu and allows users to pick a five-second clip from the video, add two lines of text, and export the file to their computer. The frame rate ...

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