Pick One

Apple & IBM’s (announced) alliance is:

a) Success

b) Selling Out

c) Spin

d) Unknown

e) All

(Source) Computer World: http://goo.gl/tPGbGo

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A Big Plus.

Disney (utilizing Kinect) outside of (strictly for the purpose of) Microsoft’s Xbox could be a big groundswell towards other applications of Redmond’s device thereby continuing to push the envelop of Virtual Reality (development / ubiquity).

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/5qUClA

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Congrats Germany!

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99 Days

In light of the firm’s unauthorized (e.g., illegal) ‘study’ – a Dutch non-profit has launched a campaign to determine if opting out of / on Facebook for 99 days equals higher levels happiness…

(Source) We Are Just: http://goo.gl/Vkg9pk

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Today’s Competition.

As if the (US) tech-job market wasn’t challenging enough, competing with kid-prodigy, programmers (who are able to land high-profile internships with some of Silicon Valley’s hottest firms) just made it even more of a challenge.

(Source) Bloomberg Business Week: http://goo.gl/Ef9V8x

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Not Your Grandfather’s Firm…

Based upon the firm’s storied history, IBM’s $3 Billion Research Initiative could usher in the next-era of advanced computing (and the expanded eco-system to support it).

(Source) IBM: http://goo.gl/Ue7GvF

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‘Stab-Proof?’

Macabre references aside, Apple apparently has spent roughly $600 billion (yes, Billion) dollars buying sapphire in order to replace their current Gorilla-Glass offering (in advance of releasing the latest / greatest iPhone).

Just think how far this amount of money and concentrated effort could go towards addressing some of the world’s (more) pressing issues / problems than whether or not (albeit an inconvenience) any given end-user’s screen was cracked, shattered, etc.

(Source) The New Zealand Herald: http://goo.gl/RWh3hS

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VQR.

Google is clearly not going to sit-by idly when it comes to revealing who is at fault for slow delivery speeds (hint: Internet Service Providers) as evidenced by the enclosed website (whereas any given end-user can track said issue, etc.) which is another indication of where the firm stands on the (US) ‘net Neutrality issue (the name itself is a complete misnomer!)

(Source) Google Video Quality Report: http://goo.gl/YKZyvN

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Not Surprising.

Losing one’s Smartphone (or most anything for that matter) is never an enjoyable experience. Nevertheless, losing it in 280,000 pounds of grain that was shipped from middle America to Japan and back (via a worker who found it in Nippon) is certainly a nice ‘feel-good, tech-story!’

(Source) Mail Online: http://goo.gl/t25wRv

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Behaving Ethically?

Given how said ‘founder’ essentially co-opted the company should it really come as a surprise that Facebook acted ‘unethically?’

(Source) The Guardian UK: http://goo.gl/uuD4du

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