30 April 2015

First Cell Phone Call Was an Epic Troll (video)


First Cell Phone Call Was an Epic Troll
In the 1960s and early '70s, if you wanted to make a phone call, you did so from a device wired to the telephone grid. When AT&T launched their cellular system for car phones, Dr. Martin "Marty" Cooper and his team at Motorola decided to build a truly wireless mobile phone, a handheld device that would truly free consumers to communicate on the go. (Video by Jim Fabio, additional footage AT&T Archives & History Center)

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29 April 2015

Mars One, Plans to Send Humans To the Red Planet (video)

Mars One Co-Founder Still Plans to Send Humans To the Red Planet -
Bas Lansdorp, co-founder of Mars One, discusses his plan to send four astronauts on a one-way colonization trip to Mars. He speaks with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock.

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28 April 2015

Android for Work, Android Devices, Data Protection, App Security


Android for Work brings together OEMs, Enterprise mobility management and Developers so organizations can make the most of the world’s #1 mobile operating system. This video covers the benefits for developers and what you should look out for.

Android for Work--Keep business apps and data separate and safe: 
  • Separation Business data lives in a dedicated Work Profile separate from personal apps and data. 
  • Data Protection Business data is encrypted and can be remotely wiped with additional VPN support for the work profile. 
  • App Security Apps are approved, configured and deployed by IT and distributed by Google Play for Work."
Google makes Android for Work available on nearly all Android devices - FierceMobileIT: "...The way the app works is simple: Employees who prefer to use their personal Android devices can create "Work Profiles," separate containers on a singular device, through the app. That separation works like any container technology, allowing IT to push and remove corporate data and enterprise apps, while giving users the peace of mind that their personal data is undisclosed...."

more info: Android for Workhttps://www.android.com/intl/en_us/work/ and
https://www.google.com/work/android/

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27 April 2015

SpaceX Rocket, Cost to Launch (video)

SpaceX Rocket: How Much Does It Cost to Launch? -
“BWest Byte” -- $56,500,000, for the cost of launching a Falcon 9 rocket. Bloomberg's Cory Johnson reports on “Bloomberg West."

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24 April 2015

Netflix, Record Subscription Numbers (video)

Inside Netflix’s Record Subscription Numbers -
Netflix soared to a record high after saying that its video-streaming service topped 62 million subscribers worldwide, as original shows such as “House of Cards” drew new viewers globally. Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson reports on “Market Makers,” April 16.

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23 April 2015

VaporChat App Keeps Texts Private (video)

Keeping Texts Private: The Business of VaporChat -
VaporChat CEO Ken Fried explains how the app helps keep texts private. He speaks with Bloomberg's Cory Johnson on "Bloomberg West," April 15th.

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22 April 2015

Etsy IPO, High-Risk, Lacks Proven Sustainability? (video)

Etsy High-Risk, Lacks Proven Sustainability: Gellert -
James Gellert, chief executive officer at Rapid Ratings, discusses the business of Etsy as the e-commerce site went public last week in a $267 million IPO. He speaks on “Market Makers.”

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21 April 2015

IBM Watson, Health Care Cloud Technology (video)

IBM’s Watson Brings Health Care Technology to the Cloud -
Mike Rhodin, senior VP of Watson Group at IBM, explains the new Watson Health Cloud platform, linking IBM with Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, in a new technology to let health care companies analyze patient data. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg West,” April 14th,

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20 April 2015

Fake Products Take a Bite Out of Xiaomi Sales (video)

Fake Products Take a Bite Out of Xiaomi Sales -

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi may be growing, but its sales are being held back by fakes. Bloomberg’s Yvonne Man reports on “Asia Edge,” April 10th.

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17 April 2015

How Google Keeps the Best and Brightest Employees (video)

How Google Keeps the Best and Brightest Employees -

Google Head of People Operations and “Work Rules” Author Laszlo Bock discusses employment at Google. He speaks on Bloomberg's “Market Makers.”

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16 April 2015

Is Fracking Causing Earthquakes in Oklahoma? (video)

Is Fracking Causing Earthquakes in Oklahoma? -

American Bankers Association Chief Executive Officer Frank Keating discusses the technology of hydraulic fracturing and its significance for the United States. He speaks with Olivia Stern and Tom Keene on “Bloomberg Surveillance.

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15 April 2015

How the Sharing Economy Is Impacting Travel (video)

How the Sharing Economy Is Impacting Travel -

Altimeter Capital founder and CEO Brad Gerstner and Lonely Planet CEO Daniel Houghton discuss the evolution of travel tech with Bloomberg's Brad Stone on "Bloomberg West" (April 7, 2015)

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14 April 2015

Elon Musk's Tesla Sells 10K Cars in Q1 With Eyes Now on China (video)

Elon Musk's Tesla Sells 10K Cars in Q1 With Eyes Now on China -

Shares of Tesla surge after the company reported strong vehicle sales in the first quarter. Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson reports “Market Makers,” on April 6, 2015

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13 April 2015

Everybody Has Been or Will Be Hacked: Activate's Wolf (video)



Activate Founder Michael Wolf discusses cybersecurity in the wake of the Heartbleed security bug and recent large company hack attacks. He speaks on “In The Loop,” April 7th.

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10 April 2015

Chromebooks, For Everyone, Everywhere (video)

Chromebook: For Everyone, Everywhere - Chromebooks were the best selling laptops on Amazon last holiday season, and teachers and students made them the #1 device in schools last year--

For travelers. For explorers. For makers. For everyone. From $149. Find out more at http://google.com/chromebook

Google Chrome Blog: More Chromebooks, for everyone: "This summer, ASUS will launch a new type of Chrome device: the Chromebit. Smaller than a candy bar, the Chromebit is a full computer that will be available for less than $100. By simply plugging this device into any display, you can turn it into a computer. It’s the perfect upgrade for an existing desktop and will be really useful for schools and businesses."

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09 April 2015

The Star Trek-Like Gadget to Diagnose Your Health (video)

The 'Star Trek'-Like Gadget to Diagnose Your Health -

The "Star Trek"-inspired Scanadu Scout is the health tricorder of the 21st century. With touch to the forehead the hockey puck-sized gizmo measures heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and blood oxygen level. Bloomberg'S Ramy Inocencio checks his health in Silicon Valley in this edition of "Wiring the World." (Source: Bloomberg)

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08 April 2015

Amazon Emblematic of Drone Market Challenge (video)

Amazon Emblematic of Drone Market Challenge: Wynne -

AUVSI CEO Brian Wynne weighs in on the debate over the pace of FAA commercial drone usage approval. He speaks on “Bloomberg West,” March 25th.

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07 April 2015

2 Federal Agents Charged with Stealing Bitcoin

2 Federal Agents Charged with Stealing Bitcoin -

Blockchain Technology Consumer Solutions CEO Charles Allen reports on the “BWest Byte." He speaks with Bloomberg's Cory Johnson on “Bloomberg West” on March 31st (Source: Bloomberg)

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06 April 2015

Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Online Streaming

Netflix, Amazon and Hulu - "... .After years of waging an assault on the traditional television business, these companies now must defend their turf on the battleground of the future, Internet streaming. HBO, Apple, Sony, Dish and other companies that were once challenged by services like Netflix have stormed onto the field in recent weeks, making a splash with new streaming offerings and bold pronouncements on reinventing the way people watch and pay for television. Those advances have raised the stakes for Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, which not only invented the category but also induced a wave of TV fans to watch their favorite programs without paying for a cable or satellite subscription. Now, new competition is forcing those companies to invest even more in exclusive, original productions, innovate their technologies, explore new partnerships and ramp up their marketing...." read more at Netflix, Amazon and Hulu No Longer Find Themselves Upstarts in Online Streaming - NYTimes.com

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05 April 2015

The Private Jet That Feels Like a Fighter Jet (video)



The Private Jet That Feels Like a Fighter Jet - : "A rally in the stock market and cheap fuel prices are creating major tailwinds for private jets. XOJET CEO Brad Stewart talks to Bloomberg's Olivia Sterns about the cost of flying private, who can afford it, and why XOJET is different from its competitors."

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03 April 2015

Video Ad Revenue Forecast to Grow 700% This Year (video)

Video Ad Revenue Forecast to Grow 700% This Year -

eMarketer Principle Analyst Social Media Debra Aho Williamson and AKQA Managing Director for Media Scott Symonds discuss Facebook and video advertising. They speak on “Bloomberg West.”

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02 April 2015

Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook F8 Keynote in Three Minutes (video)

Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook F8 Keynote in Three Minutes -

Facebook is opening up its Messenger app to developers and businesses. CEO Mark Zuckerberg also announced his futuristic plans for virtual reality when he took the stage at Facebook's F8 Developer Conference. Here's everything you need to know from Zuckerberg's keynote last week in three minutes. (Source: Bloomberg)

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01 April 2015

Game of Thrones Made by Dweebs, Dorks, Creators (video)

`Game of Thrones’ Made by Dweebs, Dorks: Creators -

The “Game of Thrones” cast came to San Francisco for the fifth season premiere and Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson was there. He talked with the show’s creators and stars about the strong link between the show and the tech community, but offers no spoilers for the coming season. He speaks on “Market Makers.”

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