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Friday - September 19, 2014
News Corp. and Google have lashed out at each other as the EU reconsiders the terms of its proposed antitrust settlement with the latter. News Corp. essentially accused Google of nefarious behavior in a letter to the European Competition Commissioner over the EU's proposed antitrust settlement with Google. Perhaps the irony of the situation hit Google hard -- News Corp., after all, is not known for its scrupulous adherence to ethics. Google responded by saying Murdoch was accusing it of eating his hamster, a reference to a 1989 tabloid story. [More...]

Friday - September 19, 2014
With data thefts and cybersnooping making headlines daily, security has started to capture the attention of the disciples of the digital lifestyle -- and if the latest version of iOS is any indication, it's catching the attention of Apple, too. Along with nifty features like Hand Off and Family Sharing, iOS 8 contains a number of significant security and privacy enhancements. Among the most prominent is Apple's decision to keep its hands off the passcode created by the owner of an iOS device. [More...]

Friday - September 19, 2014
Red Hat on Thursday announced that it will acquire FeedHenry as part of a stepped-up initiative to support mobile application development. "Given the sheer number of mobile phones out there and the sheer adoption in the market at large of mobile technologies, our customers and prospects and target customer base are moving more and more toward mobile -- if not as a primary platform then as a major one for supporting enterprise applications," said Mike Piech, Red Hat's general manager for middleware. [More...]

Thursday - September 18, 2014
The wearables market heated up last week with Apple's introduction of its Watch and payment processing service, and the implications for CRM are interesting. First off, the announcement shows how very young the wearables marketplace is and how far it has to go. Second, even though wearables are by nature devices intimately connected to us and our motivations, they are still devices, which should concern us. Why? Because they have the potential of buying things for us that we might not realize. [More...]

 

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