late august

late august

iOS users generate double the Web traffic of Android users
Samsung's supersized Galaxy Note II will reportedly be shown off on August 30th

Big Media Is About To Pull The Plug On Newt Gingrich

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The suits are taking charge, and they're killing the travel budgets. Sorry Newt, Rick, Zeke! Gingrich is about to lose his pack. It's January 31st and it’s over. Mitt Romney has blown away the field in the Florida primary and is now the de facto Republican 2012 nominee for president....
Big Media Is About To Pull The Plug On Newt Gingrich

How Low Can You Go: Record Arctic Sea Ice Melt Continues

www.theatlantic.com
Last week, the press was awash with reports of a new sea ice low in the Arctic. The previous low ever recorded was 4.17 million square kilometers of ice, and in late August, the sea ice extent as measured by the National Snow and Ice Data Center, fell to 4.1...
How Low Can You Go: Record Arctic Sea Ice Melt Continues

Pirate Bay Founder Released From Solitary Confinement

torrentfreak.com
Following his arrest late August, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm was deported from Cambodia to Sweden. Initially it was assumed that Gottfrid was sent to Sweden because of the outstanding one year prison sentence in the Pirate Bay case. However, once he touched down at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, the authorities...
Pirate Bay Founder Released From Solitary Confinement

Apple Wants $707 Million More From Samsung For Damages

www.businessinsider.com
SEOUL (Reuters) - Apple Inc has asked for a court order for a permanent U.S. sales ban on Samsung Electronics products alleged to have violated its patents along with additional damages of $707 million on top of the billion-dollar verdict won by the iPhone maker last month. Samsung has responded...
Apple Wants $707 Million More From Samsung For Damages

Hackers Steal Millions of Social Security Numbers From South Carolina Taxpayers

betabeat.com
Hackers were likely not ski-masked in this case. Hackers from outside the United States recently penetrated the website for South Carolina’s Dept. of Revenue and reportedly made off with 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 16,000 unencrypted credit and debit card numbers. South Carolina has a population of approximately 4.5...
Hackers Steal Millions of Social Security Numbers From South Carolina Taxpayers

Google teams with leading US carriers to form Mobile Payments Committee

9to5google.com
There is a new sheriff in town for the mobile payments arena—or at least that’s what VentureBeat described in a report this morning on the newly-formed Mobile Payments Committee. Electronic Transactions Association CEO Jason Oxman announced the group’s formation in an interview with Devindra Hardawar, where he explained the...
Google teams with leading US carriers to form Mobile Payments Committee

Samsung intros Galaxy Camera Wi-Fi-only model

www.electronista.com
Samsung has revealed a lower cost version of its Galaxy Camera, first revealed at IFA in late August last year. The original version shipped with 4G connectivity built-in, while the new model retains the dual-band Wi-Fi capability for sharing photos and video over a wireless network. Correspondingly, it is expected...
Samsung intros Galaxy Camera Wi-Fi-only model

AT&T's shared data plans: not the savings we hoped for

arstechnica.com
As promised, AT&T has officially announced that new and old customers will be able to start buying shared data plans in late August. But these aren't the shared data plans we've dreamed of, where we can finally save some money by lumping our tablet and smartphone bills together. AT&T seems...
AT&T's shared data plans: not the savings we hoped for

Google launches the Nexus 7 in Japan, introduces Google Play Books and new movie content

thenextweb.com
Ahead of rival tablet-maker Amazon, Google on Tuesday launched the Nexus 7 tablet in Japan with strong content support that includes the arrival of Books on Google Play and movies from Sony and Paramount. The 16GB Nexus 7 will be sold on Google Play for 19,800 yen ($254) starting today, and will...
Google launches the Nexus 7 in Japan, introduces Google Play Books and new movie content

Explaining AT&T and Verizons' complex shared-data plans

gigaom.com
Confused by how AT&T’s new shared-data plans work? Well, we’ve put together a primer to show you how they work and compare them to Verizon’s similar pricing structure. Ultimately, shared data might not be for you, but hopefully this guide will help clear up the confusion. Verizon’s plans went into...
Explaining AT&T and Verizons' complex shared-data plans

Apple's next iPhone, more affordable iPhone coming in August, report says

www.washingtonpost.com
Speculation is reaching a fever pitch over Samsung's next phone, but the Apple rumor mill also has - been spinning into high gear. AppleInsider reported Friday that Apple may be planning to put out its next iPhone in late August -- alongside a cheaper version of the iPhone to help...
Apple's next iPhone, more affordable iPhone coming in August, report says

July brings funding for August Capital: firm raises its sixth fund

venturebeat.com
August Capital has raised $550M for a new fund, according to August Partner Howard Hartenbaum. The fund, which is the sixth for the Menlo Park-based venture capital firm, includes $300M for early stage investments and $250M for “special opportunities” such as growth equity and buyouts. This is the same structure...
July brings funding for August Capital: firm raises its sixth fund

Electronista checks out Samsung's Galaxy Camera

www.electronista.com
Last night at AT&T's Unwrapped 2012 event, Electronista stopped by the Samsung booth to check out what the South Korean electronics maker had on hand. We've taken a special interest in Samsung's Android-powered Galaxy Camera since its announcement at IFA in late August, and had been hoping the company would...
Electronista checks out Samsung's Galaxy Camera

Chart of the day: What Apple Inc. brings to the S&P 500

tech.fortune.cnn.com
4.7% of earnings. 4.3% of free cash flow. 3.5% of dividends paid. 9.1% of cash on hand. FORTUNE -- A few weeks ago I got an e-mail from Laurence Balter, chief market strategist for Oracle Investment Research, chastising me for not crediting him with the downgrade -- issued in late August...
Chart of the day: What Apple Inc. brings to the S&P 500

Samsung confirms next Galaxy Note will be unveiled August 29 in Germany

thenextweb.com
Thursday saw plenty of speculation about exactly what Samsung is launching at the media event it has arranged for German consumer electronics show IFA, and now the company has come clean and confirmed it will unveil the next version of the Galaxy Note ‘phablet’ on August 29 at the event....
Samsung confirms next Galaxy Note will be unveiled August 29 in Germany
Samsung to unveil new Galaxy device on August 15th

Bigger, faster Galaxy Note rumored for IFA release

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Expected to debut at IFA in late August, the Jelly Bean-powered Galaxy Note II should be faster and have a larger display, Android 4.1 and a 12-megapixel camera [Read more]...
Bigger, faster Galaxy Note rumored for IFA release
Opera says ex-developer guilty of sharing secrets with Mozilla

Inside Upwest Labs, The Startup Accelerator That Brings Israel To Silicon Valley [TCTV]

techcrunch.com
There is certainly no shortage of startup incubators and accelerators these days, but Silicon Valley’s Upwest Labs is doing something especially unique. Upwest, which got off the ground in January, focuses on entrepreneurs with Israeli roots — it brings them to Palo Alto, California for 10 weeks, during which...
Inside Upwest Labs, The Startup Accelerator That Brings Israel To Silicon Valley [TCTV]
AT&T announces shared data plans, available in late August
Apple wants $700M more from Samsung ... and a complete ban on infringing Samsung phones

Apple's New iPhone Could Put It At The Center Of A 'Thermonuclear' Patent War

www.businessinsider.com
Steve Jobs once said to his biographer, "I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product." He was so livid at Google he said he'd go to "thermonuclear war" over patents, Above the Law has reported. Jobs threatened the all-out intellectual property war after Apple sued Taiwan's HTC Corp....
Apple's New iPhone Could Put It At The Center Of A 'Thermonuclear' Patent War

Stalk Your Favorite Subway Buskers With the Winner of the MTA's Transit Hackathon

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Build me some apps to distract from the fact I’ve missed the train, again. (Photo: flickr.com/anniemole) Your smartphone is useful for more than Bejeweled now that there’s Wifi in many stations, and the MTA is trying to use that connectivity to make your commute better. (Just don’t ask when your...
Stalk Your Favorite Subway Buskers With the Winner of the MTA's Transit Hackathon
Samsung Galaxy Note II could feature a beastly 12-megapixel camera, says report

Better Place CEO departs, following Shai Agassi's exit

gigaom.com
It’s musical chairs at electric car infrastructure company Better Place. The company is officially changing up its current CEO, Evan Thornley, who took on the role only three months ago, following the departure of Better Place founder and original CEO Shai Agassi. Better Place says Idan Ofer, Chairman of the...
Better Place CEO departs, following Shai Agassi's exit

Pirate Bay Founder Charged With Hacking Companies and a Bank

torrentfreak.com
In late August 2012, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm was deported from Cambodia to Sweden. Initially it was thought that Gottfrid had been taken to serve the prison time he was handed for his involvement in The Pirate Bay, but quickly it become clear the authorities also had other things...
Pirate Bay Founder Charged With Hacking Companies and a Bank

Adobe Updates Photoshop and Illustrator CS6 with Retina Display Support

www.macrumors.com
In line with rumors and speculation from late last month, Adobe today released updates to both Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6 bringing support for Retina displays as found on Apple's redesigned MacBook Pro models.With this update, customers can see more detail in images, text, and in the Illustrator user interface...
Adobe Updates Photoshop and Illustrator CS6 with Retina Display Support

Oracle's Java vulnerability left open since October 2012 'fix', now being used to push ransomware

thenextweb.com
After news broke on Thursday that a new Java 0-day vulnerability had been discovered, and was already being included in multiple popular exploit kits, two new important tidbits have come in on Friday. Firstly, this whole fiasco could have been avoided if Oracle had properly patched a previous vulnerability. Furthermore,...
Oracle's Java vulnerability left open since October 2012 'fix', now being used to push ransomware
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