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Apple Forced Google's Hand On Android

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Tilde and Ember.js co-founder Tom Dale argues that Apple's biggest problem is that "Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services."  The irony is that it's a problem entirely of Apple's own making.  By exercising rigid, end-to-end control of the iPhone and iPad...
Apple Forced Google's Hand On Android

Apple Forced Google's Hand On Android

readwrite.com
Tilde and Ember.js co-founder Tom Dale argues that Apple's biggest problem is that "Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services."  The irony is that it's a problem entirely of Apple's own making.  By exercising rigid, end-to-end control of the iPhone and iPad...
Apple Forced Google's Hand On Android

Facebook's Zuckerberg: "We're Not Going To Build A Phone"

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Facebook is a mobile company, but stop asking Mark Zuckerberg about the phone thing already. On its fourth-quarter earnings call on Wednesday, the Facebook CEO and founder may have said the word "mobile" 1.59 billion times, but that legendary Facebook phone is just a fairy tale. "People keep on asking...
Facebook's Zuckerberg: "We're Not Going To Build A Phone"

Hidden Within New Govt. Facial Recognition Guidelines, The Dreaded 'Opt-In' Rule

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The [US government? Federal government?] government has released new guidelines on facial recognition technologies and discretely tucked in a Trojan horse that is destined to have fierce opposition: a rule that advertisers and social networks must get permission before repurposing facial data for future use. Facebook has long argued that...
Hidden Within New Govt. Facial Recognition Guidelines, The Dreaded 'Opt-In' Rule

INDUSTRY INSIDER: Here's How Apple Blew It On The iPhone (AAPL)

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Yesterday, I argued that Apple has made a major misstep with the iPhone over the past year. Specifically, I argued that Apple's decision to move the release of last year's iPhone from the summer to the fall, and then to release a phone that was only a "refresh" of the...
INDUSTRY INSIDER: Here's How Apple Blew It On The iPhone (AAPL)

Amazon's Prime and punishment

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Is the retail giant's rewards program profitable? Probably not. Is it a vital part of the company's future? Almost certainly. FORTUNE – Launched in 2005, Amazon Prime aimed to get customers to spend more. For $79 a year, members got free two-day delivery on an unlimited number of items. Amazon...
Amazon's Prime and punishment

Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle Fire Forth A Fresh Antitrust Complaint About Google In The EU - Dubbing Android A Mobile Marketplace "Trojan Horse"

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FairSearch.org group, a lobby group that counts Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle among its number, has filed a complaint about Google’s Android platform to the European Commission, describing Android as a “Trojan horse” designed to enable Google to “dominate the mobile marketplace and cement its control over consumer Internet data for online advertising...
Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle Fire Forth A Fresh Antitrust Complaint About Google In The EU - Dubbing Android A Mobile Marketplace "Trojan Horse"
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Sorry, Foreveralones: Those Bikini Pics That Landed in Your Inbox Probably Contain Malware

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(Photo: Emsi Soft) Did you receive an email this holiday season from a kind-hearted woman who just wanted to celebrate Christmas by sending random strangers pictures of herself in skin-bearing bikinis? Free noodz from an anony hottie seemed too good to be true! And indeed, it was. Sophos’ Naked Security...
Sorry, Foreveralones: Those Bikini Pics That Landed in Your Inbox Probably Contain Malware
US Department of Homeland Security advises disabling Java following fresh zero-day vulnerability

Is Facebook the new internet and how soon before Microsoft tries to buy it ?

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A question for you. When was the last time you surfed the net ? Can you remember when you just clicked around looking to discover new sites or a site to occupy your time ? Now ask yourself when was the last time you sat on your couch or laid...
Is Facebook the new internet and how soon before Microsoft tries to buy it ?

You've Got (No) Mail! Major Law Firm Blocks Employee Email Access

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Cross-posted from Personal email accounts introduce possible threats to firm computers. A careless employee could open a trojan horse attachment and unleash a virus on the system. Even if the attack only infects the local drive, confidential information may be at risk. This puts firms in a bind. Either...
You've Got (No) Mail! Major Law Firm Blocks Employee Email Access

Apple Schooled Music Execs Then, Here Are The Lessons Online Video Should Learn Now

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Editor’s Note: This post is written by guest author Peter Csathy, who is President & CEO of online video enabler and transcoding company Sorenson Media. Previously, he served as President & COO of online music pioneer Musicmatch. Thus, the following is written from the perspective of a long-time media executive,...
Apple Schooled Music Execs Then, Here Are The Lessons Online Video Should Learn Now
Bitly readies real-time viral search engine, raises $20 million in new funding

Is this Apple's e-book trojan horse?

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Tyrese Gibson's Mayhem is the first digital book for sale on iTunes 9 - perhaps an early sign of Apple's (AAPL) desire to take on Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle and Sony's (SNE) Reader in the digital book market. I would have missed the significance of Mayhem on iTunes if I hadn't...
Is this Apple's e-book trojan horse?

New Trojan Variant Can Install Without Password

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Flashback, a Mac Trojan horse that's been in the public eye since it was uncovered by security firm Intego last year, has a new trick up its sleeve....
New Trojan Variant Can Install Without Password

Botnets Attacking Each Other

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A new Trojan Horse named Spy Eye has code that kills Zeus, a rival botnet....
Botnets Attacking Each Other

With iOS 6, your address book may be invaded by @facebook.com email addresses

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I'm generally a fan of Facebook. I only use it to keep in contact with people I actually know and hang out with in real life. And for my friends that live in other countries, it's the easiest way to share photos, videos, and other life events. That's why...
With iOS 6, your address book may be invaded by @facebook.com email addresses

Clever hack brings Plex to the Apple TV, no jailbreak required

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Apple hasn’t opened up its Apple TV device to all third-party developers yet, but instead just added apps from a few high-profile partners to the platform. But that didn’t stop two avid Plex fans, who were able to bring the media center software to Apple TV, thanks to a clever...
Clever hack brings Plex to the Apple TV, no jailbreak required
Stupid, Stupid xBox!!

New OS X Trojan identified, bypasses user permissions

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Security firm Intego's virus team has identified a new Trojan horse targeting the Mac platform. The Trojan, called Crisis, has yet to be seen in the wild, but Intego says it is engineered to make analysis of the malware difficult for security experts. Intego has stresses alertness regarding the new...
New OS X Trojan identified, bypasses user permissions

Google could face Android antitrust investigation in Europe, after Microsoft complains

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Google may find itself in trouble for bundling key applications in its lineup with the Android operating system, after a lobbying group including Microsoft, Nokia and others complained to the European Commission over the practice. The Microsoft-led group, called FairSearch, was already behind a previous (and as yet unresolved) complaint...
Google could face Android antitrust investigation in Europe, after Microsoft complains

Does Hailo have Uber on the run in New York's taxi wars?

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It looks like the battle for New York’s taxi market is heating up, as a group of leading startups struggle with the city’s regulations — and with each other. Two good reports out overnight run through the state of play as Uber, the Californian town car service beloved by San...
Does Hailo have Uber on the run in New York's taxi wars?

When malware strikes: How to clean an infected PC

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You work hard to protect your PC from the malicious thugs of our digital world. You keep your antivirus program up to date. You avoid questionable Web sites. You don't open suspicious email attachments. You keep Java, Flash, and Adobe Reader up-to-date--or better yet, you learn to live without...
When malware strikes: How to clean an infected PC

PlayMob Raises Funding To Incentivise Social Games To Carry Charitable Virtual Goods

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PlayMob, who’s product GiverBoard lets charities fundraise via a clever in-game micro-payment mechanic, has secured £500,000 ($787,000) funding from NESTA and Midven alongside angel investors. The team will now expand from 8 to 13 and the product gets a decent shot in the arm. Founded in 2007, Playmob’s GiverBoard lets...
PlayMob Raises Funding To Incentivise Social Games To Carry Charitable Virtual Goods
As the battle for the living room heats up, Brightcove bets big on Apple TV

New Mac Trojan hints at ties to high-priced commercial hacking toolkit

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French security firm Intego discovered a new Mac Trojan horse this week that is being used to target specific individuals....
New Mac Trojan hints at ties to high-priced commercial hacking toolkit

Loren Brichter: Designs on the future of iOS apps

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Loren Brichter: Designs on the future of iOS apps: Nice interview of Loren Brichter, the creator of Tweetie and Letterpress, by Erica Ogg of GigaOm. Note the talk of Letterpress being a Trojan Horse of sorts......
Loren Brichter: Designs on the future of iOS apps
Cloud: VMware Joins OpenStack, Embraces Its 'Ugly Sister'
Makers go to market with hardware startups for learning, play, and IoT
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