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Thursday - July 31, 2014
Sony's PlayStation Now on Thursday entered open beta, making it available for the first time to all PlayStation 4 owners in the U.S. and Canada. The game-streaming service had been in a private beta period since January. PS4 users now can choose from a library of more than 100 titles for rental periods from four hours to 90 days. Pricing ranges from $2.99 to $19.99, with a $1.99 option coming in a few weeks. To play, users need a Sony Entertainment Network Account and a steady broadband Internet connection ranging between 5 and 12Mbps. [More...]

Thursday - July 31, 2014
Russia wants Apple and SAP to turn over their source code in yet another instance of fallout resulting from leaks about NSA surveillance activities. The suggestion reportedly came last week, when Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov met with executives of the two companies: Peter Nielsen, Apple's general manager in Russia; and Vyacheslav Orekhov, SAP's managing director in Russia. Russia wants to ensure the right of consumers and corporate users to the privacy of personal data, while also protecting state security. [More...]

Wednesday - July 30, 2014
Samsung has delayed the launch of its Samsung Z smartphone running the Tizen OS, which was scheduled for Q3 release in Russia. The move, just short of two months after the Samsung Z's launch at the Tizen Developers Conference, sparked a death watch for the device. However, Samsung said it needed to further enhance the Tizen ecosystem. Samsung has had several setbacks with the Tizen smartphone. NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest carrier, and another key backer, French carrier Orange, canceled plans to carry a Tizen smartphone earlier this year. [More...]

Wednesday - July 30, 2014
I was impressed by the announcement by Salesforce.com last week of a new product combination it calls "Sales Reach." It's supposed to be a mashup of sorts between Sales Cloud, Pardot and Communities functionality that helps reps run micro-campaigns, perform nurturing and develop communities. As someone who once carried a bag for a living, my reaction was, "Oh happy day!" While marketing automation has taken the industry by storm over the last couple of years, I don't know any business that generates all of the leads a sales person needs. [More...]

 

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