Tag Archives: Microsoft

TDH – A Bit of a Follow-up Show

This week on the show, I follow up on both the story of Instagram’s announcement and about Alan Mulally being the new Microsoft CEO. It seems like you can now text your friends pictures through Instagram and we have another name to cross off the Microsoft CEO short-list, Qualcomm’s Mollenkopf. Google may be doing you a favor when it comes to email advertisements, and may be trying to cut Intel out of the server chip market. All that and more this week.

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GMail change with relationship to images

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/12/12/no-gmails-tweak-wont-stop-e-mail-marketers-from-knowing-if-you-open-their-email

Google considers making own server chips

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-13/intel-seen-threatened-as-google-mulls-own-server-chips.html

Qualcomm taps Mollenkopf as new CEO

http://allthingsd.com/20131213/qualcomm-taps-steve-mollenkopf-rumored-as-microsoft-successor-as-its-next-ceo/

Ongoing FCC decision regarding cell phones on planes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25355399

Instagram’s announcement, Instagram Direct

http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/12/5203302/instagram-direct-photo-text-messaging

Amazon rumored to announce Sams Club competitor

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/12/12/amazon-pantry/4001707/

Microsoft joins FIDO Alliance

http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/12/microsoft-joins-the-fido-alliance/

Norway is digitizing all books, and making them free online

http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/11/5199472/norway-is-digitizing-all-its-books-and-making-them-free-to-read-online

6-Bit Byte:

Groupon counters Amazon drone plan

http://www.businessinsider.com/groupon-parody-amazon-drones-catapults-2013-12

TDH – Evil & Information

This week on the show I talk about, and get a little frustrated at how companies are being evil, when they collect, use and sell information about you and your habits. The House passed a bill to limit patent trolls, and I hope that the driver who got pulled over for wearing Google Glass gets the third degree. Online ads should be more clearly marked as such, and in the spirit of Christmas, Microsoft and Google are fighting over tracking Santa.

 

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Gates and Zuck put $9M into improving school’s broadband

http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/04/mark-zuckerberg-bill-gates-put-9m-into-educationsuperhighway-a-non-profit-to-improve-broadband-in-schools/

 

Online ads should be more clearly marked

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/04/usa-advertising-regulation-idUSL2N0JJ1HP20131204

 

Instagram invites for December 12th event

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57614627-94/instagram-invites-press-to-share-a-moment-at-nyc-event/

 

Youtube’s non existent music service

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57614446-93/youtubes-music-service-said-to-be-delayed-until-next-year/

 

Driving with Google Glass

http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/A-California-Woman-Got-A-Traffic-Ticket-For-5032833.php

 

Data haul by Android flashlight app

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25258621

 

Microsoft and government agencies team up to fight botnet

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2069940/zeroaccess-clickfraud-botnet-disrupted-but-not-dead-yet.html

 

House passes Innovation Act

http://gigaom.com/2013/12/05/house-passes-innovation-act-325-91-a-small-solution-to-a-big-patent-problem/

 

Mulally, CEO of Ford won’t replace Balmer

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-05/ford-s-mulally-not-leaving-company-board-director-says.html

 

6-Bit Byte:

Microsoft, NORAD, and Google’s annual Santa tracking battle

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/12/03/microsoft-norad-go-head-head-google-track-santa-christmas/#!pcUoE

 

TDH – Microsoft’s iPads

This week on the show, it is really cold in the studio, so I talk rather quickly to keep myself warm. But what do I talk about? The Twitter IPO, AT&T’s purchase of spectrum from Verizon, Facebook’s atrocious idea for ads, as well as the very scary backdoor the NSA has in a cryptographic spec. Oh, and the new iPhones. Those silly things…

 

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Twitter goes public, privately

http://allthingsd.com/20130912/twitter-files-for-ipo/

 

Twitter to release Spotify app

http://evolver.fm/2013/09/12/twitter-releases-spotify-app/

 

iPhone 5c pre-orders

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/09/iphone-5c-pre-orders-available-from-apple-carriers-and-retailers/

 

Fingerprint authentication backlash

http://boingboing.net/2013/09/12/why-fingerprints-make-lousy-au.html

 

Motorola’s Moto X, made in the USA

http://www.techhive.com/article/2048551/made-in-the-usa-moto-x-manufacturing-facility-opens-its-doors-on-google-street-view.html

 

Intel ships Haswell

http://www.citeworld.com/tablets/22385/intel-ships-haswell

 

Microsoft to buy iPads

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/13/4725944/microsoft-ipad-trade-in-deal-offer-surface

 

Michael Dell’s buyout

http://allthingsd.com/20130912/dell-shareholders-approve-25-billion-buyout-to-go-private/

 

Verizon’s Net Neutrality challenge

http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrydownes/2013/09/11/what-verizons-net-neutrality-challenge-is-really-about/

 

AT&T finalizes spectrum purchase from Verizon

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/10/att-finalizes-700mhz-spectrum-purchase-from-verizon/

 

Hacker compromises 2 million Vodafone customer database

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-12/vodafone-germany-hacker-accesses-2-million-clients-banking-data.html

 

NSA backdoor in cryptography spec

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/09/new-york-times-provides-new-details-about-nsa-backdoor-in-crypto-spec/

 

6-bit Byte:

Phoneblocks

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57602510-1/phonebloks-a-modular-phone-you-update-a-piece-at-a-time/

 

Facebook Frackups

Auto-play videos on Facebook Mobile

http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/09/12/us-facebook-video-idINBRE98B17020130912

 

Zuckerberg speaks out against NSA

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/11/4719732/facebooks-mark-zuckerberg