As Yahoo! continues to try to turn their fortunes around offering 1 TB of free-data storage via Flickr is not a bad approach (nor, is having a Developer build an application that’ll allow any given end-user to store more than photos therein). How long the company allows for this will in all probability be largely dependent upon how many people discover / use Flickr’s service?
(Source) Information Week: http://goo.gl/k31rk
Depending upon the success of Samsung’s App Development Contest (awarding $800,000 for successfully developing an application based upon their new SDK) this could herald in a new area of economic-incentive-based competition or turn out to be a bust…
(Source) PC World: http://goo.gl/IefQN
Count the Financial Times as another major organization that has been hacked.
(Source) Digital Trends: http://goo.gl/cyq4w
While Google’s perspectives on backstabbing, etc. in Silicon Valley are indeed accurate… it is naive (at best) to think that as long as economic-determinism is involved that it’ll change (in this and/or any other industry).
(Source) CNET: http://goo.gl/E71Ib
Speculation is that Google Glass (and other wearable computing devices) could spawn a $6 Billion App Market; of which, one cannot help but wonder how much of $X Billion will directly contribute to the economy vs. being based upon speculative investment (i.e., Venture Capital and Founder’s Windfalls, etc.)
(Source) BGR: http://goo.gl/Bl7FI
Whether or not Apple will heed the caution within the enclosed article is yet to be seen… Nevertheless, at a minimum, it makes for some good rumor and/or innuendo.
(Source) The Mac Observer: http://goo.gl/vEyQ4
Count a fairly high-profile author as the latest victim… How many ‘countless’ others have had a similar experience?
(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/mN3CE
Nokia, remember them? Although the company is no longer the global, market leader they are still very much a player in some of the emerging markets (whereas a lot of end-users buy used handsets / pay-as-they-go, etc.) The firm’s release of a $99.00 Smartphone for India is clearly a flanking move in order to both stop their market lose as well as reassert their presence within the nation (as they slipped from having a dominant market share in India just last year). Whether this strategy works or not is yet to be seen (especially as Indian consumers continue to develop greater levels of affluence and a desire for higher-end goods and services).
(Source) WSJ: http://goo.gl/HB5xI