Technology archive for 2011-11-02

The State of HR Tech

(3 years ago)
A pre Enterprise 2.0 Conference conversation with HR Technology expert Bill Kutik, discussing cultural shifts for Human Resources professionals in a rapidly changing global business world

Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg to return, pitch Facebook (Donna Goodison/Boston Herald)

(3 years ago)
Donna Goodison / Boston Herald:Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg to return, pitch Facebook  —  Boston experts weren't surprised to hear that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is hoping to poach Hub engineers for his Silicon Valley social networking giant.  —  “If (Zuckerberg's) coming to Boston to recruit …

UK says governments' Internet power grab will fail

(3 years ago)
LONDON (Reuters) - Attempts by China, Russia and others to gain more control over the Internet are doomed to failure, Britain said on Wednesday, after hosting a major conference on cyberspace that it said sent a clear signal to authoritarian governments.

Carbonite Privacy Breach Leads To Spam

(3 years ago)
richi writes "It looks like Carbonite, Inc. has been giving out customers' personal information. The company's admitted giving customer email address to a third party, in direct contravention of its privacy policy. A company statement reads: 'Carbonite has discovered an advertiser misappropriated our e-mail list during the process of one of our e-mail marketing campaigns. When Carbonite launches an e-mail marketing campaign, it provides a suppression list to e-mail advertisers so that Carbonite customers do not receive promotion emails from Carbonite (since they’re already customers) and importantly, so that people who have opted out of receiving emails from Carbonite do not receive future email from us. This list was mishandled by an advertiser and we have taken immediate remedial efforts. As an online backup company, the security and privacy of our customer data is our top priority. We take all matters related to privacy very seriously. The matter will be addressed privately with the involved third parties and we will ensure that all customer e-mail addresses are permanently removed from their database.'" Read more of this story at Slashdot.

UK says governments' Internet power grab will fail

(3 years ago)
LONDON (Reuters) - Attempts by China, Russia and others to gain more control over the Internet are doomed to failure, Britain said on Wednesday, after hosting a major conference on cyberspace that it said sent a clear signal to authoritarian governments.

Yahoo unveils tablet, smartphone apps

(3 years ago)
SUNNYVALE, California (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc unveiled a handful of products to try and bolster its mobile and social networking offerings, as the struggling Web company continues to evaluate its future.

RIM's shares fall to seven-year low

(3 years ago)
TORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion shares fell to a seven-year low in Toronto on Wednesday as the market digested further evidence of the smartphone maker's declining share of the lucrative U.S. market.

Small chipmakers see macro economy hurting Q4

(3 years ago)
(Reuters) - Smaller chipmakers warned of tough times ahead for the sector as macroeconomic uncertainties squeeze customer spending, echoing sentiments expressed by larger rivals such as Texas Instruments last month.

What's Happening on Uranus? You're Invited

(3 years ago)
What's happening on Uranus? A giant white dot has appeared atop the clouds on the eighth planet from the sun, probably a storm of methane gas. Astronomers have used Facebook -- not some closed scholarly network -- to invite amateur enthusiasts to look for themselves.

Asteroid to Narrowly Miss Earth

(3 years ago)
Next Tuesday, a large asteroid will pass Earth within the moon's orbit, giving scientists a rare close-up of a space rock that could hold clues to Earth's origins and future space travel.

The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!

(3 years ago)
We're back! A little bit early, in fact! Tim has to sit this one out, unfortunately, but Brian will be joined by alliterative double threat Dana and Darren. Oh, and did we mention that we've got video this time out? Because we do.Continue reading The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET! originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments

PayPal: Innovating to Turn the Future of Shopping into a Reality (Scott Thompson/The PayPal Blog)

(3 years ago)
Scott Thompson / The PayPal Blog:PayPal: Innovating to Turn the Future of Shopping into a Reality  —  I'm here in New York for the official opening of our Shopping Showcase.  Take a look at our space in TriBeCa—it brings to life how we're working with retailers to define the future of commerce.

Ceglia claims Zuckerberg deleted Facebook e-mails

(3 years ago)
Paul Ceglia is claiming Mark Zuckerberg deleted e-mails when the Facebook co-founder and CEO learned he was being sued. Facebook is calling the claims delusional.

Angry Birds Downloads Pass Half-Billion Mark

(3 years ago)
bdking writes "The most popular mobile game in history now has been downloaded more than 500,000,000 times, according to maker Rovio Mobile. Good thing the 300 million minutes of Angry Birds daily playing time around the world aren't being wasted or anything. Rovio chief executive Mikael Hed says: 'This is a fantastic landmark achievement for us, and we’re extremely delighted to see such an incredible amount of people enjoying our games. We remain committed to creating more fun experiences and bringing exceptional quality to Angry Birds Fans everywhere.'" Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Exclusive: Groupon IPO could price $1-$2 above range

(3 years ago)
(Reuters) - Groupon Inc could price shares in its initial public offering $1 or $2 above the current range of $16 to $18 per share, according to two investors who said they spoke with the lead underwriters on Wednesday.

Yahoo unveils tablet, smartphone apps

(3 years ago)
SUNNYVALE, California (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc unveiled a handful of products to try and bolster its mobile and social networking offerings, as the struggling Web company continues to evaluate its future.

THQ widens losses, sales beat Street

(3 years ago)
(Reuters) - Video game maker THQ Inc posted a bigger loss than a year earlier but its quarterly sales beat Wall Street expectations as its Warhammer shooter title performed well in September.

Twitter quietly debuts new 'Top News' and 'Top People' search features (Colleen Taylor/GigaOM)

(3 years ago)
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:Twitter quietly debuts new ‘Top News’ and ‘Top People’ search features  —  Twitter's web interface got a couple of nice new additions Wednesday, seemingly aimed at making it easier to find relevant content when conducting a search within the site.  —  For certain users, Twitter's website …

China: The New Mobile App Dragon (Peter Farago/Flurry Blog)

(3 years ago)
Peter Farago / Flurry Blog:China: The New Mobile App Dragon  —  The era of mobile computing, heralded by Apple in 2007 with the debut of the iPhone, has put powerful, networked computers into consumers' hands.  Onto these devices, consumers have downloaded billions of apps.  In 2011 alone, we estimate that 25 billion iOS and Android apps will be downloaded.

LightSquared will be a 'dumb pipe,' CEO says

(3 years ago)
Satellite-LTE carrier LightSquared will be "the dumbest broadband wireless pipe," CEO Sanjiv Ahuja told a conference on Wednesday, warmly embracing a role that traditional mobile operators have rejected in varying degrees.

Hard drive shortage expected to hurt consumers most

(3 years ago)
While flooding in Thailand is affecting hard disk supplies worldwide, the customers most likely to be hit hard by price increases will be consumers in the retail market as manufacturers put enterprises and PC system manufacturers atop their lists.

Intelligent Absorbent Removes Radioactive Material

(3 years ago)
Zothecula writes "Nuclear power plants are located close to sources of water, which is used as a coolant to handle the waste heat discharged by the plants. This means that water contaminated with radioactive material is often one of the problems to arise after a nuclear disaster. Researchers at Australia's Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have now developed what they say is a world-first intelligent absorbent that is capable of removing radioactive material from large amounts of contaminated water, resulting in clean water and concentrated waste that can be stored more efficiently." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

HTC showing off its 'latest innovation' tomorrow -- get your liveblog right here

(3 years ago)
Another day, another HTC event. The Taiwanese company sent out invites last week for tomorrow's product launch, promising an opportunity to check out its "latest innovation." So, what can we expect? A peak at the Rezound seems like a pretty safe bet -- thanks in part to the presence of a Beats logo on the invites, not to mention a few recent leaks. Make sure to bookmark this link to join in on the fun. We'll see you at 3:30PM ET tomorrow. 09:30AM - Hawaii (November 3rd) 12:30PM - Pacific (November 3rd) 01:30PM - Mountain (November 3rd) 02:30PM - Central (November 3rd) 03:30PM - Eastern (November 3rd) 07:30PM - London (November 3rd) 08:30PM - Paris (November 3rd) 11:30PM - Moscow (November 3rd) 04:30AM - Tokyo (November 4th)HTC showing off its 'latest innovation' tomorrow -- get your liveblog right here originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments

Angie's List Sets Price Range IPO At $11 To $13 Per Share; Valued At Over $600M (Leena Rao/TechCrunch)

(3 years ago)
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:Angie's List Sets Price Range IPO At $11 To $13 Per Share; Valued At Over $600M  —  Angie's List, which offers consumers a way to review and rate doctors, contractors and service companies on the Web, has just set the terms for its IPO.  In a new filing, the company revealed that it aims …

Yahoo! Announces Cocktails - Shaken, Not Stirred (Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz/YDN Blog)

(3 years ago)
Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz / YDN Blog:Yahoo! Announces Cocktails - Shaken, Not Stirred  —  Developers, time to geek out.  Yahoo! has been working behind the scenes for the past several months on an exciting new technology that we think will deeply impact the web developer community.  We call it “Cocktails” …

Open Source Eclipse Celebrates 10th Birthday

(3 years ago)
msmoriarty writes "10 years ago this month, IBM open sourced an internal project focused on creating a common component framework for developers: Eclipse. In an interview with ADTmag.com, Eclipse Foundation director Mike Milinkovich remarks on what was, back then, a revolutionary move: 'You've got to give IBM a lot of credit...Ten years ago, the notion that open source might be the best way for software vendors to collaborate was really a novel idea... Eclipse demonstrated the advantages of collaboration in open source, even amongst fierce competitors.' The Eclipse Foundation is celebrating the anniversary with a kickoff party at its EclipseCon Europe 2011 conference, and if you're an Eclipse community member, the Foundation is also inviting you to add yourself to the Eclipse 10th Birthday Timeline." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Exclusive: Groupon IPO could price $1-$2 above range

(3 years ago)
(Reuters) - Groupon Inc could price shares in its initial public offering $1 or $2 above the current range of $16 to $18 per share, according to two investors who said they spoke with the lead underwriters on Wednesday.

T-Mobile unleashes HTC Radar 4G, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, myTouchQ and more today

(3 years ago)
We knew it was getting cold and dreary outside, but today at T-Mobile it's shiny and warm. The carrier has released several handsets today, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, HTC Radar 4G, myTouch and myTouchQ (online only until November 9th), LG DoublePlay, and the Samsung Exhibit II 4G. It's not too often we see six devices launch on the same day, but 'tis the season, right? If you've been eyeing any of these luscious gadgets for yourself or a loved one, it's high time to make the move.T-Mobile unleashes HTC Radar 4G, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, myTouchQ and more today originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 02 Nov 2011 15:38:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink TmoNews  |  T-Mobile  | Email this | Comments

It's Here: Download "Livestand," Yahoo!'s Living Magazine App for iPads (Yahoo! Advertising Blog)

(3 years ago)
Yahoo! Advertising Blog:It's Here: Download “Livestand,” Yahoo!'s Living Magazine App for iPads  —  Personalized, visually stunning and available at the Apple app store today  —  If you own an iPad®, here's a new must-have app.  And if you don't own one, Yahoo! is giving you a great reason to get one.

Angry Birds CEO At Peace With Chinese Counterfeit Merchandise (Zachary Knight/Techdirt)

(3 years ago)
Zachary Knight / Techdirt:Angry Birds CEO At Peace With Chinese Counterfeit Merchandise  —  Recently, Rovio CEO, Peter Vesterbacka attended the Disrupt conference in Beijing.  At that conference he walked on stage clutching a bunch of counterfeit Angry Birds balloons.  However, he was not angry.  He was actually happy.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime arrives at the FCC, we feign surprise

(3 years ago)
You've seen it in the wild and even in the hands of ASUS honcho Jonney Shih at AsiaD. Now the tablet set to continue the Eee Pad Transformer's legacy has reared its 10-inch face at the FCC. Considering the Prime's leaked November 9th launch date, it's no shock to see the tablet now surfacing at the Commission with confidentiality agreements in tow. Most of the slate's internal goods are hidden behind that wall of secrecy, but we can confirm the de rigeur presence of WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities. Shih's already dished out some of this quad-core tab's specs, so we know to expect a mini-HDMI port, 14.5-hour battery, SD card slot and a destined Ice Cream Sandwich OS. The only remaining question is whether this second coming will pack any wireless operator-friendly frequencies. We'll keep you posted on any new developments, but in the meantime, feel free to traverse the spectrum tests at the source.ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime arrives at the FCC, we feign surprise originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 02 Nov 2011 15:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink   |  FCC  | Email this | Comments

KDE 3.5 Fork Trinity Releases First Major Update

(3 years ago)
First time accepted submitter Z_God writes "Disappointed with KDE 4's performance and other shortcomings, Timothy Pearson continued KDE 3.5 development under the name Trinity. Tuesday the first major update of the Trinity Desktop Environment was released providing an alternative upgrade path for KDE users that do not feel comfortable with KDE 4. The Trinity Desktop Environment should provide a fast and familiar experience for all users expecting a traditional desktop environment. Packages are available for Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora from the Trinity project site." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Apple loses tablet case against small Spanish firm

(3 years ago)
MADRID (Reuters) - A small Spanish tablet maker has won a patent infringement battle with Apple Inc in a rare victory against the U.S. company in its global defense of markets for its iPads, a court document showed on Wednesday.

Apple loses iPad design lawsuit against small Spanish tablet computer maker NT-K (Florian Mueller/FOSS Patents)

(3 years ago)
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:Apple loses iPad design lawsuit against small Spanish tablet computer maker NT-K  —  Talk about David defeating Goliath: a small Spanish tablet computer maker named Nuevas Tecnologías y Energías Catalá from the Valencia region has successfully defended its Android-based tablet computers …

11-02-2011: Happy Palindrome Day!

(3 years ago)
Science editor Alan Boyle's Weblog: 11-02-2011 is a day for digit fans to celebrate ... and a great warmup for 11:11 on 11-11-11.
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