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Internet.Org’s App With Free Access To Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, Local Info … – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

85% of the 5 billion people without Internet simply can’t afford data plans. So Facebook’s accessibility initiative Internet.org today launches its Android and web app for the developing world with free data access to a limited set of services including Facebook, Messenger, Wikipedia, and Google Search. It also provides local health, employment, weather, and women’s rights resources. Internet.org‘s app is launching in Zambia before coming to other developing countries eventually,…

Germany’s Samwer Brothers To Become Billionaires With Rocket Internet IPO – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Oliver Samwer (left) and his brother Marc Samwer (right) at the DLD Conference in Munich in 2010. (Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images) For the last seven years, Rocket Internet and its German founders, Marc, Oliver and Alexander Samwer, have made a living taking the billion-dollar ideas of successful American technology companies and cloning them abroad. From Zalando, the Zappos of Europe, to Lazada, the Amazon.com Amazon.com of Indonesia, the Berlin-based startup…

Judge rules on warrant for Microsoft emails – CBS News

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Last Updated Jul 31, 2014 2:36 PM EDT NEW YORK – U.S. law enforcement can force Microsoft Corp. to turn over emails it stores in Ireland, a judge ruled in a case that technology companies have rallied around as they pursue billions of dollars in data storage business abroad. U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska ruled from the bench Thursday after hearing oral arguments in Manhattan. She said she agreed…

China Investigating Microsoft for ‘Monopolistic Behavior’ – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Microsoft OneNote iPhone, iPad, & Mac apps updated with new features – 9 to 5 Mac

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Microsoft updated its OneNote apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac today with a number of highly requested features including the ability to insert files, lock and unlock protected sections, PDF printouts, and much more. In addition, the update also includes the ability to organize notebooks by moving and reordering sections and pages, support for formatted text copied from other apps, and an option to create notebooks and save them to OneDrive…

Best Buy dreams of laptop revival amid ‘crashing’ tablet sales – PCWorld (blog)

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Intel earnings boosted by PC market

Best Buy dreams of laptop revival amid ‘crashing’ tablet sales – PCWorld (blog)

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Intel earnings boosted by PC market

Apple may release an all-new ‘mid-2014′ 27-inch iMac soon – BGR

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Following a previous accidental mention on Tuesday of an updated iMac Mini on Apple’s website, the company has apparently spilled the proverbial beans on another upcoming product that should have been kept under wraps. French site ConsoMac has discovered a mid-2014 iMac mention on Apple’s site in a chart detailing what kind of Windows versions Apple’s iMacs support, just as was the case with the 2014 iMac mini refresh. Apple…

AMD’s Kaveri processors coming to smaller, cheaper desktops – PCWorld

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Advanced Micro Devices wants to help gamers build cheaper, smaller desktops through new processors the company started shipping on Thursday AMD’s A10, A8 and A6 chips—code-named Kaveri—are targeted at small-form factor and even larger desktops starting at $399, said Adam Kozak, AMD’s desktop product marketing manager. The chips have up to eight integrated graphics cores and are capable of rendering 4K video, which has a resolution of 3840 x 2160…

Intel’s Raspberry Pi-like MinnowBoard Max behind schedule, selling at a premium – PCWorld

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

It’s been a rough start for Intel’s MinnowBoard Max open-source computer, which has been delayed and is now pricier. The Max is like the Raspberry Pi, an open-source computer that has taken hobbyists by storm. The Max is a circuit board, with no case, that includes most components of a PC, including a CPU, memory and slots for add-ons such as storage and graphics. It’s designed for people who want…

New Jersey School District’s Free Laptop Program Crashes And Burns – Daily Caller

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tweet An ambitious experiment to provide personal laptops to seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-grade students in Hoboken, N.J., paid for by federal stimulus funds, has gone down in flames, and now administrators are looking for a contractor to destroy the machines. “We had the money to buy them, but maybe not the best implementation,” Hoboken School District superintendent Mark Toback told The Hechinger Report, saying that the program had become “unsustainable.”…

Best Buy dreams of laptop revival amid ‘crashing’ tablet sales – PCWorld (blog)

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Intel earnings boosted by PC market

Germany’s Samwer Brothers To Become Billionaires With Rocket Internet IPO – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Oliver Samwer (left) and his brother Marc Samwer (right) at the DLD Conference in Munich in 2010. (Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images) For the last seven years, Rocket Internet and its German founders, Marc, Oliver and Alexander Samwer, have made a living taking the billion-dollar ideas of successful American technology companies and cloning them abroad. From Zalando, the Zappos of Europe, to Lazada, the Amazon.com Amazon.com of Indonesia, the Berlin-based startup…

Internet.Org’s App With Free Access To Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, Local Info … – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

85% of the 5 billion people without Internet simply can’t afford data plans. So Facebook’s accessibility initiative Internet.org today launches its Android and web app for the developing world with free data access to a limited set of services including Facebook, Messenger, Wikipedia, and Google Search. It also provides local health, employment, weather, and women’s rights resources. Internet.org’s app is launching in Zambia before coming to other developing countries eventually,…

Microsoft’s Windows Phone dilemma: Sell cheap phones or great cameras? – PCWorld (blog)

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

A short time ago, I worried aloud that I had lost one of the Windows Phones PCWorld keeps on hand for testing. A colleague snickered. “Why would anyone steal a Windows Phone?” she asked. A good question—and I worry further that Microsoft’s senior executives won’t know how to answer that in a year or two.Today, I’m more convinced that Microsoft understands what it should be prioritizing on Windows Phone: the…

Lois Lerner email: Some in GOP ‘crazies’ – Politico

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner refers to some Republicans as “a—holes” and “crazies” in an exchange from 2012, according to emails released by House Republicans on Wednesday. “Maybe we are through if there are that many a—holes,” the former head of the IRS tax-exempt division wrote in an exchange with an unnamed non-IRS official, dated Nov. 9, 2012. Later she added: “We don’t need to worry about alien terrorists….

China Investigating Microsoft for ‘Monopolistic Behavior’ – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Best Buy dreams of laptop revival amid ‘crashing’ tablet sales – PCWorld (blog)

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Intel earnings boosted by PC market

Best Buy dreams of laptop revival amid ‘crashing’ tablet sales – PCWorld (blog)

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Intel earnings boosted by PC market

Best Buy dreams of laptop revival amid ‘crashing’ tablet sales – PCWorld (blog)

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Intel earnings boosted by PC market