What does it mean when sites like Tumblr are on the chopping block?
Google still has a lot to do on diversity.
Great analysis of the Binary Capital story.
Sure seem like it.
Malware effectively wipes hard drive.
The devil is in the detail.
Google Photos keep getting better and better.
Nice new feature from Uber.
The challenge of monetizing beyond Google.
Apple Music lowers its subscription costs as competitors struggle to stay afloat financially.
Huge Numbers for Facebook.
Well needed redesign looks great.
Some have called the previously seen malware “Petya,” though others say it is “a new ransomware that has not been seen before.” It has been reported in at least a half-dozen countries.
Looks like a great phone. I wonder who the target audience is tho. After watching Andy Rubin interview at the Code Conference, it is clear the story of Andy Rubin as the inventor of Android is key to the marketing of the Essential Phone. But beyond the hardcore Android fan, Andy Rubin is an unknown; and one would be hard-pressed to pry a Pixel from the hands of the Android enthusiast.
My story over at aNewDomain about the big Nintendo event last night.
The $299 Nintendo Switch console will drop on March 3, execs said early this morning. And game wise, what a lineup …
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the release of the iPhone, and expect this story to get a ton of play leading up to the release of the iPhone 8. CNET starts it off with a great article about how the iPhone changed everything.
I still remember the feeling of awe from using the iPhone 3G. The user interface was truly magical and the dawn of apps on the touchscreen was exciting. It was a game changer and it was obvious, even then, the world was in for a major shift.
Expect a lot of articles making fun of those who dismissed the iPhone too. While the ridicule is well-placed, the original price of the iPhone was ludicrous, it only had 2G speeds, and no app store. It was the 3G model that signaled the real future of smartphones.
The Pixels are not without their flaws; they aren’t waterproof, they’re going to be a headache and a half for root lovers, their prices are very high, and their initial availability is limited; in the US, for example, you’ll only be able to get one from Verizon for now when it comes to carriers, although you can buy them unlocked through the Google Store. Still, they do a lot of things right, and could easily attract jilted Samsung fans looking for something that’s like their beloved Galaxy, but without the boom. Enter the Pixels. Premium build? Check. Lots of power? Check. Exclusive features? Check. Tightly integrated hardware and software for a cohesive experience? Check. Stellar hardware miscellany like excellent cameras and good battery life? Check. Exclusive and premium VR ecosystem? Check. Gorgeous screen? Check
The terms of the change were agreed upon in 2014, but it wasn’t until now that the US said it was finally satisfied that Icann was ready to make the change.
Because Hangouts is built on a Google account, because it’s deeply integrated with Google apps, the Apps suite [things like Drive, Docs, etc.], Gmail, Calendar and so on, it’s seen much more success in the enterprise. It will increasingly focus on that kind of group collaboration enterprise productivity space.
Thought Ziff Davis would be a better fit.
Univision has won the auction for Gawker Media. The TV network and digital publisher has agreed to pay $135 million for the bankrupt blog network, according to a person familiar with the deal. Univision’s offer will encompass all seven of Gawker Media’s sites, including Gawker.com
A Russian organized cybercrime group known for hacking into banks and retailers appears to have breached hundreds of computer systems at software giant Oracle Corp., KrebsOnSecurity has learned. More alarmingly, the attackers have compromised a customer support portal for companies using Oracle’s MICROS point-of-sale credit card payment systems.