Technology News This Morning – June 19 2013

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Technology News This Morning – June 19 2013

Good morning. Here is the overnight technology news for June 19, 2013: Google is challenging the government’s gag order on data requests from the NSA.  Read… Meanwhile, the NSA says its Internet spying foiled 50 terrorist plots, including one to bomb New York’s subway system.  Read… Michael Hastings, the Rolling Stone journalist who wrote that damning profile about General Stanley McChrystal, is dead from a car crash at age 33.  Read… Microsoft will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors in future Surface tablets.  Read… Tesla is going to recall 800 Model S cars that had bad seat brackets.  Read… “Forget lab rats. Some researchers are now testing medicines on a silicon chip that could provide a better read on how a drug will work.”  Read… Facebook is delaying the rollout of video ads until at least the fall.  Read… Chinese Internet company Tencent is leading a $150 million investment in ecommerce startup Fab.com, which now has a $1 billion valuation.  Read… Dish abandoned its bid to buy Sprint, leaving SoftBank in the catbird seat.  Read… Donations are flowing in for the legal defense fund for the “anonymous” hacker who exposed the Steubenville rapists.  Read… Related posts: Technology News This Morning – June 6, 2013 Technology News This Morning – June 13 2013 Technology News This Morning – June 17 2013 Technology News This Morning – June 18...

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Technology News This Morning – June 18 2013

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Technology News This Morning – June 18 2013

Good morning. Here is the overnight technology news for June 18, 2013: Apple put out a statement saying exactly what kind of information it turns over to the feds, and how often. It says iMessage and FaceTime are encrypted from end-to-end. Read… Samsung says it will sell a phone that transmits data at twice the speeds of its current Galaxy S4. The phone will go on sale as soon as next month in South Korea.  Read… Apple will call witnesses to the stand it in ebook antitrust cases this week.  Read… Like all the other online advertising industry people at the Cannes Lions Festival this week, Facebook PR man Adam Isserliss has a nice view out his hotel.  Read… Here is a photo of the entrance to a Yahoo party at Cannes, guarded by a very serious looking guard dog.  Read… Ford is bringing knobs and buttons back to its cars after drivers complained about using touchscreens while driving.  Read… Here’s a review of Microsoft Office for the Iphone.  Read… UK Internet service providers are going to start filtering porn automatically. Users will have to opt-out of the filtering.  Read… Samsung phone owners will get the new Jay Z album early and free.  Read… Here’s how to become invisible to the NSA’s spying program.  Read… Related posts: Technology News This Morning – June 6, 2013 Technology News This Morning – June 7, 2013 Technology News This Morning – June 13 2013 Technology News This Morning – June 17...

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Technology News This Morning – June 17 2013

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Technology News This Morning – June 17 2013

Good morning. Here is the overnight technology news for June 17, 2013: Apple’s Eddy Cue had to talk Steve Jobs into selling books through iTunes. Read… Microsoft finally launched a version of Office for the iPhone. Read… Boxee, the company that makes Web-connected TV boxes, is looking for a buyer. Read… Symantec will reportedly lay off 1,700. Read… Foursquare launched a really cool virtual map that shows all your check-ins. Read… Nokia plans to launch a new smartphone with an incredible camera next month. Read… This could be the first shopping app for Google Glass. Read… The EU is investigating Google to determine whether or not it used anticompetitive practices to increase Android market share. Read… Microsoft is opening mini stores in 100 Best Buy locations to sell Windows products. Read… Samsung may launch an Android-powered camera with interchangeable lenses. Read… Related posts: Technology News This Morning – June 4 2013 Technology News This Morning – June 10 2013 Technology News This Morning – June 12 2013 Technology News This Morning – June 13...

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Technology News This Morning – June 13 2013

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Technology News This Morning – June 13 2013

Good morning. Here is the overnight technology news for June 13, 2013: Facebook finally launched Hashtags to show when people write a status update that is part of a larger conversation. It’s what Twitter and Instagram have been using for years.Read… IBM is reportedly laying off thousands of workers worldwide.Read... Apple’S dive into cheaper iPhones with larger screens continues, according to Reuters. It may produce the devices in 5 or 6 colors. Read… Path may have paid Facebook a boatload of money in ads to boost its userbase. Read… The Feds were searching for Edward Snowden days before the first media reports were published. Read… Snowden snuck out of hiding to do an interview with South China Morning Post. He told the reporter that he intends to stay in the city, and that the U.S. government has been hacking into Hong Kong computers for years. Read… Patch has proved to be a $200 million money-suck for AOL, and its traffic hasn’t grown in a year, according to ComScore. Read… Here’s some reasoning behind the $1.1 billion Waze acquisition. Read… Yahoo has acquired another mobile startup. It now owns Ghostbird Software, which makes photo apps for iOS. Read… British Airways is paying for more than 100 notable people in Silicon Valley to share a flight to London. On it, they’ll figure out ways to get more people (women in particular) into technology. Then they’ll present their ideas to the United Nations. Read… Related posts: Technology News This Morning – June 4 2013 Technology News This Morning – June 6, 2013 Technology News This Morning – June 10 2013 Technology News This Morning – June 12...

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Technology News This Morning – June 12 2013

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Technology News This Morning – June 12 2013

Good morning. Here is the overnight technology news for June 12, 2013: Google officially announced that it has acquired a startup called Waze. Here’s who made bank off the sale. Read… The first review for the new MacBook Airconcludes: “The MacBook Air 13-inch is the longest-lasting ultraportable notebook — without a bulky extra battery — at a more affordable price, making the best 13-inch laptop even better.” Read… Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dealt with unhappy shareholders at the company’s first annual shareholder meeting yesterday. Read… Apple executive Craig Federighi, Scott Forstall’s replacement, made a name for himself at this year’s WWDC. Here the WSJ profiles him. Read… Netflix is going to allow single accounts to have multiple user-profiles. That should make recommendation lists more useful. Read… Several Mac and iOS appmakers feel like Apple ripped off their ideas. Read… “Both Microsoft and Facebook released statements requesting the U.S. government’s permission to publish data and be more transparent about surveillance.” Read… Google is punishing mobile Web sites that use anything more than a small browser to ask users to download a mobile app. Read… Samsung stuck a 10X optical zoom lens on its most high-end phone, the Galaxy S4. Read… There is a Tumblr called “Jony Ive Redesigns Things” that mocks Jony Ive’s redesign of iOS by showing what he would do to other famous logos and typesets.Read… Related posts: Technology News This Morning – June 4 2013 Technology News This Morning – June 6, 2013 Technology News This Morning – June 10 2013 Technology News This Morning – June 13...

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