Anti-FB.

Ello, the (supposed) anti-Facebook is opening up their former invitation-only status as well as launching an iPhone-app…

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U-Turned?

A California court-ruling regarding Uber being responsible for a driver’s expenses could signal a major shift for the world’s leading, taxi-app service.

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Smartphone Spying.

South Korea’s governmental ruling mandating the installation of an application (created by the government no-less) monitoring Smartphone usage of those 19 and under is not without (major) controversy… even Orwell could not have imagined this!

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On-going Hurdles…

Wouldn’t it be nice (even Utopian) if the FCC’s ‘net Neutrality ruling was just enacted and America’s Internet access was finally treated like a Public Utility?

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Hurdles…

The FCC’s ‘net Neutrality ruling passed the first (of unfortunately what looks to be many) Telecommunication Industry objections as it was upheld in court to proceed as enacted (at this juncture).

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Get Well Dave!

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$20K Surface!

Microsoft’s decision to build an 84 inch/213 cm / 4K Surface Hub (i.e., a giant computer screen) in America is a great idea. The on-going challenge for the overall High Tech industry is building a sustained, in-country, manufacturing-base versus the occasional headline/marketing grabbing here and there news-bite!

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The Irony.

In today’s IT-landscape, it should come as no surprise that Kaspersky (yes, the anti-virus software firm) reported an attempted hack of their systems!

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Playing Defensive?

Captain Cook’s (aka Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO) privacy-speech is laudable… although it omitted the simple fact that Cupertino collects mass amounts of data ranging from how consumer’s use their products to allowing third-parties to pitch their goods/services via the firm’s iAd product embedded in any given ‘free’ application the company offers. A slight but significantly important omission!

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Ignore No More!

The biggest surprise might have been the firm’s Android-offering regarding their ‘new’ music-streaming service!

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