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Internet Explorer gets more secure -- will start blocking outdated ActiveX controls - BetaNews

August 6, 2014 - 10:12pm

BetaNews

Internet Explorer gets more secure -- will start blocking outdated ActiveX controls
BetaNews
In the technology world, it is fashionable to bash Internet Explorer. There is that old joke that people only open IE once -- to download Chrome or Firefox. To some extent, that is true; however, Microsoft's web browser has been improving leaps and bounds.
Now even Internet Explorer will throw lousy old Java into the abyssRegister
Microsoft Adding Outdated ActiveX Blocking to Internet ExplorerRedmondmag.com
IE plays security catch-up, will block outdated Java plug-insComputerworld
Engadget -Ars Technica
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SSD controllers may run your applications someday - PCWorld

August 6, 2014 - 8:24pm

SSD controllers may run your applications someday
PCWorld
It's time for enterprise applications and storage to work more closely together, even to the point where SSDs become a pool of computing power, according to Samsung Semiconductor. The company wants industry standards for greater coordination between ...

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Uber, Lyft, Sidecar announce new carpooling services - abc7news.com

August 6, 2014 - 8:15pm

Uber, Lyft, Sidecar announce new carpooling services
abc7news.com
On-demand ride companies Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar already match drivers with passengers. Now they want to match passengers with other passengers. The rival companies each announced a new carpooling service that will pair up riders who are going the ...

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Google's YouTube buys Directr video app and makes it free - PCWorld

August 6, 2014 - 6:03pm

VentureBeat

Google's YouTube buys Directr video app and makes it free
PCWorld
Google's YouTube division has bought the Directr movie-making app for smartphones and will offer it free. Directr is an app that businesses can use to shoot videos for marketing purposes, then upload them to Facebook and YouTube, for instance, or embed ...
YouTube acquires mobile video-editing startup 'Directr'VentureBeat
Google Owned YouTube Acquires Mobile Video Start-Up DirectrAndroid Headlines - Android News
Google's YouTube Just Bought Directr, The App Making Ad Videos For Small ...Design & Trend
AdAge.com -SlashGear -Gadget Gestures
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Uber And Lyft Introduce Ride-Sharing With Strangers To Save Up To 60% Off ... - Android Police

August 6, 2014 - 3:46pm

Uber And Lyft Introduce Ride-Sharing With Strangers To Save Up To 60% Off ...
Android Police
Uber and Lyft have both separately announced two similar but unrelated ways of doing the same thing. In either case, people will soon have the ability to share rides with others in order to cut down on how much they have to pay. Uber's announcement ...

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Google acquires Emu texting and virtual assistant app - PCWorld

August 6, 2014 - 3:11pm

Google acquires Emu texting and virtual assistant app
PCWorld
Google has acquired Emu, a text-messaging app with a built-in virtual assistant created by a veteran of Apple's Siri team. The Emu team announced the acquisition in a blog post Wednesday. Emu and Google did not disclose the details of the deal. Emu was ...

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New Apple Ad Shows Your iPhone Can Measure a Horse's Heart Rate - TIME

August 6, 2014 - 2:44pm

New Apple Ad Shows Your iPhone Can Measure a Horse's Heart Rate
TIME
Apple has a new commercial for the iPhone 5s that touts the device's usefulness for medicine, science and creativity. In the ad, people are using the device to help inspect and measure minerals as well as track a horse's heart rate. It's not clear how often the ...

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Google to Acquire Smartphone-Messaging App Emu to Bolster Mobile - Businessweek

August 6, 2014 - 2:07pm

PhoneDog

Google to Acquire Smartphone-Messaging App Emu to Bolster Mobile
Businessweek
Google Inc. (GOOG:US), owner of the world's most popular Internet search engine, is acquiring smartphone-messaging application Emu to bolster its mobile capabilities. Mountain View, California-based Google didn't disclose terms in an e-mailed statement.
Will The Emu Acquisition Affect Google (GOOGL) Stock?TheStreet.com
Google purchased Emu, the Siri-like mobile appLoad The Game
Google Acquires Emu, Texting With Built-In AssistantMediaPost Communications
androidandme.com -Engadget -Android Police
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IBM-Apple App Deal for Businesses Hits Snag as China Spurns IPad - Businessweek

August 6, 2014 - 1:23pm

IBNLive

IBM-Apple App Deal for Businesses Hits Snag as China Spurns IPad
Businessweek
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM:US)'s goal to dominate the business application market through a partnership with former rival Apple Inc. (AAPL:US) has hit a snag where IBM has faced challenges before: China. China's government excluded ...
China scrubs Apple's iPad and MacBooks from government buying listComputerworld
Apple Products Banned by Chinese Over Security FearsValueWalk
China boots APPLE off government procurement list – reportRegister
BGR -Wall Street Pit
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Do you want an Amazon Fire Phone? - Mobile Burn

August 6, 2014 - 12:51pm

Mobile Burn

Do you want an Amazon Fire Phone?
Mobile Burn
We called it when the Amazon Fire Phone launched, we said that the device lacked that something special to make it a hit and later pre-order analytics proved that it could be a huge flop. It seems that no one is buying the handset just weeks after its roll out, ...
My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon's…The Denver Channel
Review: Amazon phone better for info than shoppingDaily Item
Amazon's new Fire Phone -- and razor bladesComputerworld (blog)

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What's expected from Apple's iPhone launch this fall? - Fortune

August 6, 2014 - 12:25pm

What's expected from Apple's iPhone launch this fall?
Fortune
If Apple keeps with tradition, the phone will be released for sale on Sept. 19, a Friday, according to Apple Insider. There are supposedly two versions of the phone coming, one with a 4.7-inch screen and a 5.5-inch option that's designed to challenge ...

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Pew study: Split views over whether robots will cause net gain or loss for jobs - Fox Business

August 6, 2014 - 11:51am

Pew study: Split views over whether robots will cause net gain or loss for jobs
Fox Business
FILE - This March 19, 2013, file photo shows the iCub robot trying to catch a ball during the Innorobo European summit, an event dedicated to the service robotics industry, in Lyon, central France. The iCub robot, created by the Italian Institute of Technology, ...

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Uber Could Finally Make Smartphone Carpools Work - Businessweek

August 6, 2014 - 10:33am

Businessweek

Uber Could Finally Make Smartphone Carpools Work
Businessweek
When Uber launched in New York City in 2011, I wrote a short piece comparing it to another seemingly innovative transportation startup called Weeels. Uber seemed like a clever way to take expensive black cars, while Weeels had an app offering to match ...
Lyft's Plan to Make On-Demand Carpools the Everyday Way to CommuteWired
Following UberPool, Lyft Line Also Lets Passengers Split Fares For Shared RidesTechCrunch
Uber and Lyft Both Launch Trials to Reduce Ride Costs by Sharing With StrangersRe/code
Bethesda Now -SFGate (blog) -Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
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Monkey selfie, aboriginal language among Wikipedia copyright takedown requests - PCWorld

August 6, 2014 - 9:49am

The Guardian

Monkey selfie, aboriginal language among Wikipedia copyright takedown requests
PCWorld
A selfie taken by a black macaque monkey and an entire aboriginal language were asked to be removed from Wikipedia by people who claimed to have the copyrights to them, the Wikimedia Foundation said in its first transparency report. Wikimedia, which ...
Wikipedia founder: EU's Right to be Forgotten is 'deeply immoral'Telegraph.co.uk
Wikimedia Stands Up for Monkey Photographer Rights, Refuses to Take Down ...PetaPixel
Wikipedia warns that EU legislation will create 'Orwellian memory holes' in the ...The Independent
Economic Times -The Guardian -BBC News
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Foursquare Goes Back to Basics in Search for Users, Ads - Businessweek

August 6, 2014 - 9:18am

Business Insider

Foursquare Goes Back to Basics in Search for Users, Ads
Businessweek
Foursquare Labs Inc., which built a business from a social check-in network, goes live today with a revamp of its flagship application that puts location search front and center in an effort to attract users and advertisers. The simplified update of the app focuses ...
Foursquare reboots with a mission to destroy YelpVentureBeat
This Is The New FoursquareTechCrunch
The New Foursquare Is Here, and It's Surprisingly GoodMashable
Wired -ReadWrite -Fast Company
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BlackBerry receives key US security clearance for its enterprise software - Montreal Gazette

August 6, 2014 - 9:05am

BlackBerry receives key US security clearance for its enterprise software
Montreal Gazette
WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB) says the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency has approved BES 10 secure work space software for use by government workers on devices that run the Android operating system or Apple's iOS software.

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More Privacy Woes For Google: This Time It's Autocomplete - Forbes

August 6, 2014 - 8:23am

More Privacy Woes For Google: This Time It's Autocomplete
Forbes
Another feature of Google Google Search is under challenge, just weeks after the company was ordered to implement a right to be forgotten in Europe. A Hong Kong court today ruled that local businessman Albert Yeung Sau-sing can sue the company over ...

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Dish Network loses fewer-than-expected Pay-TV subscribers - Reuters

August 6, 2014 - 6:28am

Reuters

Dish Network loses fewer-than-expected Pay-TV subscribers
Reuters
(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp, the second-largest U.S. satellite TV company, reported a 5.7 percent rise in second-quarter revenue as it earned more from each subscriber and lost fewer-than-expected pay-TV subscribers. Average revenue per pay-TV ...
Dish Network Swings To ProfitWall Street Journal
Dish Meets Estimates as Broadband Offsets Pay-TV LossBusinessweek
DISH Network Turns To Profit In Q2, But Misses EstimatesRTT News
MarketWatch -Fox Business
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Amazon Fire Phone deep-dive review: Two weeks with a weird device - Computerworld

August 6, 2014 - 6:03am

Computerworld

Amazon Fire Phone deep-dive review: Two weeks with a weird device
Computerworld
Do you want Amazon in your pocket? After half a month with the company's first smartphone, this reviewer was left scratching his head. By JR Raphael. August 6, 2014 06:30 AM ET. Computerworld - You can now buy almost anything from Amazon -- including ...
Kindle Fire HDX: Working with PDFsZDNet
No need to use Mayday: We've got 11 fresh Fire Phone tips for youDigital Trends
Deals: Huge Kindle Fire Discount, Smart Deadbolt, Logitech ComboGizmodo

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How Hackable Is Your Car? Consult This Handy Chart - Wired

August 6, 2014 - 5:37am

Reuters

How Hackable Is Your Car? Consult This Handy Chart
Wired
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Nissan, Chrysler probe claim that their cars are the easiest to hackSlashGear
Chrysler, Nissan looking into claims their cars 'most hackable'Reuters

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