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Hearst Starts Silicon Valley Development Unit, Acquires BranchOut Assets (Mark Walsh/MediaPost)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:15

Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Hearst Starts Silicon Valley Development Unit, Acquires BranchOut Assets  —  Hearst Corp. on Friday announced the launch of a new digital development unit in Silicon Valley to build new apps and services across the publisher's diversified media properties.  —  Leading the new group …

Verizon's VoLTE, enabling simultaneous voice/data and HD voice, now working on iPhone 6/6 Plus, LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S5 (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:00

Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Verizon's VoLTE, enabling simultaneous voice/data and HD voice, now working on iPhone 6/6 Plus, LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S5  —  Simultaneous Voice/Data, HD Voice Now Available to Verizon iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Users  —  Verizon began rolling out its Advanced Calling service earlier this week …

Oculus open-sources original Rift developer kit's firmware, schematics, and mechanics (Hayden Dingman/PC World)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:45

Hayden Dingman / PC World:
Oculus open-sources original Rift developer kit's firmware, schematics, and mechanics  —  Kicking off the Oculus Connect conference in Los Angeles this weekend, Oculus's Nirav Patel announced that the original Oculus Rift developer kit (DK1) is now fully open-source, with the exception …

Belkin's WeMo Smart LED Bulbs now on sale in US and Canada (John Callaham/Connectedly)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 19:30

John Callaham / Connectedly:
Belkin's WeMo Smart LED Bulbs now on sale in US and Canada  —  Belkin has announced that its WeMo Smart LED Bulbs, which can be controlled by iOS or Android apps, are now on sale in the US and Canada, both as individual bulbs as well as in a Starter Kit that includes a WeMo Link which can control up to 50 of those lights.

Yahoo's Core Business Value Cut in Half to $6.8 Billion After Alibaba IPO (Douglas MacMillan/Wall Street Journal)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 18:35

Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo's Core Business Value Cut in Half to $6.8 Billion After Alibaba IPO  —  As Alibaba shares soared in their first day of trading on Friday, the value that investors are placing on Yahoo 's core business was sliced in half to about $6.8 billion.  —  That's because Yahoo still owns …

Online court archive PACER says it will restore access to missing records (Andrea Peterson/Washington Post)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:00

Andrea Peterson / Washington Post:
Online court archive PACER says it will restore access to missing records  —  The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (or AO) has a plan to restore online access to documents that were controversially removed in August from PACER, the online system for accessing public court records, a spokesperson said.

Exclusive: France's Iliad sets mid-Oct deadline for T-Mobile US bid - sources (Reuters)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:15

Reuters:
Exclusive: France's Iliad sets mid-Oct deadline for T-Mobile US bid - sources  —  (Reuters) - French low-cost telecom operator Iliad has set a mid-October deadline to decide whether to improve its bid for T-Mobile US or walk away as it faces resistance from seller Deutsche Telekom, several people familiar with the situation said.

Gold IPhones at $3,600 as China Delay Fuels Black Market (Bloomberg)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:55

Bloomberg:
Gold IPhones at $3,600 as China Delay Fuels Black Market  —  Liu Min stands a few feet from an Apple Inc. (AAPL) store in Beijing hawking something that can't be bought inside: the new iPhone 6.  —  While the device debuted today in the U.S., Hong Kong, Japan and Australia …

Alibaba closes first day of trading on NYSE at $93.89 per share, up 38% from IPO price of $68 (Tiernan Ray/Tech Trader Daily)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:30

Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Alibaba closes first day of trading on NYSE at $93.89 per share, up 38% from IPO price of $68  —  Alibaba Closes Up 38% at $93.89, Volume Falls Off  —  Alibab Group Holdings (BABA), after opening at $92.70, up 36% from its offer price of $68, slipped in afternoon trading then steadily worked …

Samsung drops price of mobile security tool Knox Premium to $1/device, Knox Express now free (Matt Hamblen/Computerworld)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:20

Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Samsung drops price of mobile security tool Knox Premium to $1/device, Knox Express now free  —  Samsung drops Knox prices and introduces Knox user portal  —  Employees using ActiveSync can install My Knox without an IT admin  —  Samsung on Thursday announced price reductions and updates …

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Use 20-Nanometer A8 Processor From TSMC (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:55

Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Use 20-Nanometer A8 Processor From TSMC  —  Apple's 20-nanometer A8 processor in the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was fabricated by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to Chipworks (via iFixit).  Chipworks has been analyzing the various parts in the iPhone 6 …

Ahead Of New FTC Rules, Kickstarter Updates Terms Of Use Section Related To Failed Projects (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:40

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Ahead Of New FTC Rules, Kickstarter Updates Terms Of Use Section Related To Failed Projects  —  Popular crowdfunding destination Kickstarter updated its Terms of Use today to clarify what specifically needs to happen if a project runs into trouble and creators are unable to deliver.

Tim Cook visits Palo Alto Apple Store for iPhone 6 launch as Angela Ahrendts welcomes Sydney (Zac Hall/9to5Mac)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:15

Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook visits Palo Alto Apple Store for iPhone 6 launch as Angela Ahrendts welcomes Sydney  —  Apple's leadership is out in full force today for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch across the globe.  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook has been spotted at the company's local Apple Store in Palo Alto …

Bitcoin drops as much as 11% in the past day to below $382, lowest since April (Everett Rosenfeld/CNBC)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:55

Everett Rosenfeld / CNBC:
Bitcoin drops as much as 11% in the past day to below $382, lowest since April  —  Bitcoin tanks, is Alibaba to blame?  —  The price of bitcoin has plummeted in the past few days, and some are blaming the Alibaba IPO for the virtual currency's fall.  —  Touching as low as $381.17 earlier Friday …

Facebook's US Ad Revenues Outpace Users' Average Daily Time Spent on the Site (eMarketer)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:30

eMarketer:
Facebook's US Ad Revenues Outpace Users' Average Daily Time Spent on the Site  —  Facebook bucks trend of digital ad dollars lagging time spent with digital media  —  US adults will spend an average of 21 minutes each day on Facebook in 2014, according to new figures from eMarketer …

Patent troll gives up, can't defend "matchmaking" patent under new law (Joe Mullin/Ars Technica)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:05

Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Patent troll gives up, can't defend “matchmaking” patent under new law  —  A patent troll called Lumen View Technology got stopped in its tracks last year after it sued Santa Barbara-based startup FindTheBest, then asked the company for a quick $50,000 settlement.

Sony's SmartEyeglass prototype makes Google Glass look chic (Matt Brian/Engadget)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:40

Matt Brian / Engadget:
Sony's SmartEyeglass prototype makes Google Glass look chic  —  As Sony's smartphone division continues to struggle, the company is working out what it needs to return to profitability.  Does it concentrate on the high-end market dominated by Apple and Samsung, or does it try to appeal …

U.S. judge awards $40.7 million in SEC case over bitcoin Ponzi scheme (Jonathan Stempel/Reuters)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:25

Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
U.S. judge awards $40.7 million in SEC case over bitcoin Ponzi scheme  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in Texas ordered Bitcoin Savings and Trust and its owner to pay a combined $40.7 million after the Securities and Exchange Commission established that the company, which sold investments using …

Netflix support is officially making its way to Linux, finally (Terrence O'Brien/Engadget)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:10

Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Netflix support is officially making its way to Linux, finally  —  Linux users, you've been very, very, very, very, very, very patient.  And now, your patience is being rewarded with Netflix support on your OS of choice.  For the longest time Netflix relied on Microsoft's would-be flash competitor Silverlight.

Alibaba hits $228.5B market cap, passing Facebook, and trailing only Apple, Google, and Microsoft among public US tech companies (Sarah Frier/Bloomberg)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:45

Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Alibaba hits $228.5B market cap, passing Facebook, and trailing only Apple, Google, and Microsoft among public US tech companies  —  Alibaba Passes Facebook in Market Value on First Trade  —  Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. surpassed Facebook Inc. (FB) by market capitalization on its first trade …

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