Tech News – November 1st 2012 to November 5th 2012
Tech news – November 1st 2012 to November 5th 2012:
- London Calling » Had EE been a social business they may have survived launch issues-
- Andrew GrillMany people have read my review of the new EE 4G service – it has been my all-time most popular post.
You can also read it here Don’t move to 4G on EE just yet – they’re not ready for you
In this post I explained how poor processes (sending me the wrong SIM card multiple times), as well as almost criminal brand confusion resulted in a very bad first impression with the new 4G network from Everything Everywhere here in the UK.
The fact that less than 16 hours after I wrote the post, at around 6:… show all text
- IT security fails to keep pace with the rise of cloud computing – Ireland’s cloud news service – Siliconrepublic.com-
In the past year, 85pc of organisations have seen an increase in cyberattacks and while the cloud continues to be one of the main drivers of business model innovation, security measures are not keeping pace.
- Oakley Crosses Over Into Consumer Electronics With ‘Airwave’, Smart Goggles For The Slopes [TCTV] | TechCrunch-
- Colleen TaylorIt’s happening, just like Marc Andreessen said it would — more and more companies that have historically operated in the analog realm are crossing over into technology. The latest cool example of this is the eyewear company Oakley. While Oakley has always been closely associated with sports and has therefore used advanced materials, the end result is ultimately for things that are relatively low-tech — glasses, sunglasses, and the like.
But last week saw the debut of an Oakley product that is a… show all text
- Apple Paid 2% Tax On Foreign Earnings Of $37 Billion Last Year – Business Insider-
- APApple Inc. paid an income tax rate of only 1.9 percent on its earnings outside the U.S. in its latest fiscal year, a regulatory filing by the company shows.
The world’s most valuable company paid $713 million in tax on foreign earnings of $36.8 billion in the fiscal year ended Sept. 29, according to the financial statement filed on Oct. 31. The foreign earnings were up 53 percent from fiscal 2011, when Apple earned $24 billion outside the U.S. and paid income tax of 2.5 percent on it.
The tech … show all text
- Micah Baldwin, Graphicly And The Future Of Publishing: You Think You Know, But You Have No Idea | TechCrunch-
- Drew OlanoffWhen I first met Micah Baldwin about five years ago, he was working at a company called Lijit, which helped bloggers monetize their content and keep track of how their sites were doing. I could tell that Baldwin was a passionate guy at that moment, scanning the crowd around us to make sure that everyone was having a good time.
It wasn’t even his party.
As we got to know one another, I watched Baldwin help a bunch of companies and then take the driver’s seat of one called Graphicly. The company … show all text
- Architecture photographer explains how he got that New York magazine cover shot | Poynter.-
- Caitlin JohnstonShooting in the dark, with a handheld camera, in a vibrating helicopter, 5,000 feet above land sounds like a photographer’s nightmare. But Iwan Baan made it look easy.
The Dutch photographer’s image of a half-illuminated, half-powerless New York City… Read more
- How ecosystems became the new walled gardens | PandoDaily-
- Kevin KelleherBack in the 1990s, when nearly every newspaper story about the World Wide Web seemed to include some mention of the Wild West, offering Internet newbies a safe environment was a sound business model. In 1999, America Online made $4.8 billion in revenue by offering a reliable Internet connection and a walled garden of content. But soon enough the Web outside AOL’s walls became more secure (and much more compelling), and people found its walled garden to be less of a fortress and more of a prison… show all text
- Behind @ConEdison: The 27 Year-Old Preventing Panic, One Tweet At A Time-
- The Huffington Post News EditorsOn Saturday, 27-year-old Kate Frasca was manning Con Edison’s Twitter account, @ConEdison, responding to customers’ frustrations, questions, praise and criticism at an average clip of one tweet every six minutes.
“What is the status of steam service below 14th street, East of Broadway?” one Twitter user asked. “Still working to restore appx 500 steam customers. We’re focused on the process of steam restoration over the nxt week,” Frasca as @ConEdisontweeted back. Another user warned there was … show all text
- Man climbs Chicago skyscraper with bionic leg-
CHICAGO (AP) — A 31-year-old amputee has made history, becoming the first person to climb 103 floors of one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers with a bionic leg.Zac Vawter was wearing a prosthetic leg controlled by his mind Sunday when he participated in “SkyRise Chicago.” The charity event raises funds for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.The event marked the bionic leg’s first test in the public eye.As Vawter thought about climbing stairs, the motors, chains and belts in his leg synchr…
- 512 Paths to the White House-
Explore the routes through the electoral battleground and plot victory for either side.
- Why Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley Obsessively Changes Location | Fast Company-
- Robert SafianDennis Crowley, the cofounder and CEO of Foursquare, has been consumed with how mobile information and location can dovetail together for a decade–since his first job out of college, working on city guides for the Palm Pilot. So much has changed since then technologically, and so much is now possible on widely available smartphones, that you might think Crowley can see his dreams coming to fruition soon.
That would be a mistake.
“The things we think will be a rocket ship for Foursquare, we can… show all text
- Protecting the City, Before Next Time-
- By ALAN FEUERCould New York’s waterfront be re-engineered to withstand
a super-storm? Three proposals for areas hit hard last week.
- NBC Sites Hacked [BREAKING]-
- Neha PrakashAnonymous hacker “pyknic” has hacked into several NBC websites, with the message “Remember, remember the fifth of November.”
More About: NBCUniversal, cyber security, hacking, nbc, trending
- Cloud Expo Silicon Valley: Production Clouds Powered by OpenStack | Cloud Computing Journal-
OpenStack is powering production clouds. In this General Session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Nebula CEO Chris C. Kemp will outline the open source cloud platform’s path to maturity, leading to production use in some of today’s most popular companies. He will moderate a panel discussion among featured OpenStack users PayPal, Cisco WebEx and eBay, asking the questions that are top of mind as your organization considers implementing OpenStack. The group will discuss how they’re using Ope… show all text
- Speakers at the 11th Cloud Expo: A curated list you can follow at TwitChimp-
- BobGourleyBy BobGourley
TwitChimp is a Twitter list management system we developed to help list curators build lists and help others gain knowledge from those lists. One of the great uses of this system is to build lists of conference speakers. This helps event attendees learn a bit about the speakers in advance (you can easily read all tweets or the tweets from an individual using TwitChimp). It also helps increase the followers of people on the list since others can more easily find people they are in… show all text
- Cloud Expo Daily-
Cloud Expo Daily, by Cloud Computing Expo: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
- 8 Hacks to Make Google Calendar More Useful-
- Dani FankhauserMore than just a calendar, Google Calendar can be useful for just about any task that is relevant to either days or times.
More About: Google Calendar, efficiency, features, google apps, mashable, open forum, trending, workplace
- Testing Boxee TV: First impressions, screenshots and unboxing video — Online Video News-
- Janko RoettgersBoxee’s new Boxee TV device started selling exclusively at Walmart for $98 Thursday, but I got lucky and was able to buy a unit at a local Walmart store Wednesday afternoon. I’ve recorded an unboxing video, taken a bunch of photos of the UI and played around with it for a few hours to share some of my first impressions of it with you.
The basics: What is Boxee TV
Boxee TV is Boxee’s second major hardware initiative, and it’s a very different device than the Boxee Box that went on sale two years… show all text