Tech News – October 8th 2012
Tech news – October 8th 2012
- The cloud backlash could be deep — Cloud Computing News –
- Mark Thiele, SwitchThe easy answer is rarely the right answer, which is a hard truth about life in general. In this case, I think it applies to the cloud marketplace. I’m concerned that we are overselling a very good set of solutions (which I will loosely define as “Cloud” options) as some sort of magic pill that will solve their business and IT woes.
Customers have come to understand the potential of having an agile IT environment, but by and large most of them don’t fully understand what that means for their cu… show all text
- YouTube to Serve Niche Tastes by Adding Channels –
- By CLAIRE CAIN MILLERYouTube, now carrying more polished output, will announce more original channels to the 100 it has introduced in the last year.
- Despite Some Doom & Gloom, The Future For Healthtech (And Health Investing) Is Bright | TechCrunch –
As digital health data grows, wearable health-tracking devices mature, tools used in remote diagnosis and treatment improve and with healthcare providers soon to be prescribing mobile health apps, there's a lot to be excited about at the intersection of health and technology. As Michelle Snyder of InterWest recently pointed out, thanks to the quickening pace of innovation in the space, it may not be long before we see the Tricoder become a reality. There's a sea change coming to healthcare and …
- Sprint Launches StarStar Me To Replace Your Phone Number With Your Name | TechCrunch –
Capitalizing on our increasing loss of memorization skills, Sprint is today launching a new product that will let users replace their usual phone number with their name. And the product has perhaps the best brand name ever: StarStar Me. StarStar Me essentially lets you give out your name, nickname, or any word you'd like, instead of giving our your phone number. So, instead of giving you my cell number, I'd tell you to call **Jordan and you'd instantly be connected.
- Truth About Jobs –
- By PAUL KRUGMANThe data show an improving economy, and that’s what the right wing can’t handle.
- Putting brakes on ride-sharing apps – SFGate –
The latest orders were issued in August by the California Public Utilities Commission and assert that the companies – SideCar and Lyft – lack the required charter party carrier permits that make sure drivers are properly licensed, screened and insured to carry commercial passengers. "Right now the concern is that if I were to be picked up by one of these cars and there is some kind of accident, that (driver's) insurance company may deny that claim," said Frank Lindh, the commission's general c…
- Can Marissa Meyer Really Have It All? – The Cut –
- Lisa MillerThere comes a moment in every very ambitious person’s life when she sees with perfect clarity that the path before her is blocked. For Marissa Mayer, Google employee No. 20 and Silicon Valley’s reigning “geek queen,” this moment occurred last year, when her former boyfriend, Google co-founder Larry Page, kicked … More »
- Chicago envisions next phase of riverwalk – chicagotribune.com –
New names and themes have been developed to extend Chicago's riverwalk, but there are no funding sources yet.
- Video – Breaking News Videos from CNN.com –
President Barack Obama talks to reporters about his upcoming State of the Union Address.
- Spinning Gaffes Into Gags: Live From New York, It’s Debate Night –
- By BILL CARTERNBC, usually protective about the process of putting together Saturday Night Live, allowed access to the show’s writers, stars and rehearsals this week as they prepared their debate sketch.
- Campaigns Use Social Media to Lure Younger Voters –
- By JENNA WORTHAMIf the presidential campaigns of 2008 were dipping a toe into social media like Facebook and Twitter, their 2012 versions are well into the deep end.
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- Gazans fire barrage of mortars at Israel after… JPost – Defense –
No injuries reported as some 40 mortar shells hit Eshkol region, residents told to stay in protected spaces less than 24 hours after IAF strike on Gaza targeting two terrorists in Rafah leaves 10 injured, including 4 children.
- What Happened to Diaspora, the ‘Facebook Killer’? It’s Complicated | Motherboard –
It’s impossible to grasp the consequences or outcomes of new technology, especially when that technology is developed by a twenty-something hacker.
- Rio de Janeiro mayor wins re-election bid – Americas – Al Jazeera English –
Eduardo Paes' victory in country's municipal elections means he will remain at city's helm during 2016 Summer Olympics.
- Star Wars invades Angry Birds –
A new Star Wars-themed Angry Birds game is in the works for computers and mobile devices. We get a look at the game, through screen shots and video, of how the cute birds, nasty piggies and Darth Vader will
- BBC News – Huawei and ZTE pose security threat, warns US panel –
Chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE pose a security threat to the US, a congressional panel warns after its probe.
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- Little Bird Takes Flight: Marshall Kirkpatrick Launches His Influence-Finding Startup, Raises $1M | TechCrunch –
Little Bird, a startup that helps PR agencies, marketers, and media companies identify influencers on virtually any topic, is launching in private beta today.The company was founded by tech blogger Marshall Kirkpatrick — an an early TechCrunch writer who's best-known for his long stint at ReadWriteWeb. He left his full-time role at RWW last November to start his own company, which was initially called Plexus Engine. He's launching the product on-stage today at the Portland Incubator Experiment …
- The Patent, Used as a Sword –
- By CHARLES DUHIGG and STEVE LOHRAlongside the impressive technology advances of the last two decades, many see a destructive use of software patents corrupting the marketplace for ideas.