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TITLE: iNfinity iPhoneGUEST: Andrea Smith, Technology journalist, former Mashable Lifestyle Editor/former ABC News Technology producer
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The next iPhone may be curved, How Netflix and YouTube dominate the Internet, Amazon to start Sunday delivery http://live.twit.tv/

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This is Tech News Today for Monday November 11, 2013

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We'll keep you up to date on the most important stories in the tech world, and put them in context for you.

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tmBloomberg’s sources say Apple will launch two new iPhones in late 2014 with big screens and curved glass. The new models would be 4.7-inches and 5.5-inchs and both phone’s would have glass that curves downwards at the edge. Bloomberg’s sources also said Apple was working on pressure-sensitive touch, but that would likely not be ready in time for a 2014 launch.http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-10/apple-said-developing-curved-iphone-screens-enhanced-sensors.html

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iaAmazon will begin delivering packages on Sunday in New York and Los Angeles in partnership with the United States Postal Service. Sunday delivery will also be available in London using Amazon's own trucks. To get Amazon's goods on a Sunday, you'll need to be an Amazon Prime member. Amazon plans to roll out Sunday delivery to more cities next year. http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/11/amazon-sunday-delivery/

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tmA leak on Amazon revealed Motorola’s new budget phone, the Motorola G will run £159.99 for the 16 GB black model and will come to the UK on November 14. Motorola invited press to a London event on November 13th. Like the X, the G will apparently also have switchable backplates, a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 display, a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor and come with JellyBean version of the Android Operating system. Here in the US the Moto X Moto Maker website has added Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile to the site, ending AT&T’s exclusivity over customization of the handset.http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2306238/motorola-moto-g-appears-on-amazon-for-gbp160-shipping-on-14-november

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--http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/11/moto-maker-sprint-verizon-tmobile-moto-x/

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iaAccording to a new study by Sandvine, Netflix and YouTube account for over half of downstream prime-time Internet traffic in North America for the month of September. Netflix has over 30%, while YouTube is a bit under 20%. Facebook accounts for 1.31% of downstream traffic, beating out Hulu which has 1.29%. http://allthingsd.com/20131111/netflix-youtube-half-your-broadband-diet/

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tmGerman newspaper Der Spiegel reports the British GCHQ agency uses a “quantum insert” technique to target employees of two Global Romaing Exchange providers, which handle the interchange of vast amounts of mobile Internet traffic. GCHQ allegedly used the secret servers to serve spoofed versions of LinkedIn and Slashdot pages that delivered malware to targets. A similar attack was reported earlier this year to have been used against employees of OPEC.http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/11/uk-spies-continue-quantum-insert-attack-via-linkedin-slashdot-pages/

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iaSony's released an unboxing video of the PlayStation 4. It's not your run of the mill unboxing in a white room, it's actually a parody of a Daft Punk video. A gloved individual removes several items from the box including a quick start guide, an HDMI cable, a DualShock 4 controller and the PS4 itself. The video closes revealing the gloved person to be Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida.http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/11/5090126/sony-playstation-4-official-unboxing-video

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tmAccording to the latest edition of Ericsson’s Mobility Report smartphone subscriptions will reach 1.9 billion worldwide by the end of the year. By 2019 that number should triple and smartphone traffic will decople, that’s increase 10 times. Still smartphones only account of 25-30% of all mobile subscriptions. The expected tripling of subscriptions will be driven by smartphone adoption in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions.http://www.pcworld.com/article/2062380/smartphone-subscriptions-will-triple-between-now-and-2019.html

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iaYouTube's now requiring users to have a Google+ account to post comments and people aren't happy about it. YouTube co-creator Jawed Karim wrote a comment on his YouTube page wondering why he'd have to have a Plus account just to comment - although it's not known if Karim's account was hacked or it's a legitimate comment. A music video on YouTube is racking up views as well. It's entitled "My Thoughts on Google+," the song mocks Google+, Google's web design and its chorus rhymes with "Duck You, Google+" http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/11/google_plus_disappointment/

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tmSome of you love Blu-ray. Some of you are excited that the Xbox One will support Blu-ray. And some of you even love 3D on Blu-ray. Those last two may have to be separate groups fro awhile. Major Nelson confirmed 3D output on the Xbox One in May but Microsoft told CNET it will not ship with the capability though it could be added later on. Sony confirmed to Engadget that the PS4 will come with both 3D Bluray playback and 3D gameplay, though there aren’t any 3D game titles yet.http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/09/xbox-one-ps4-3d-blu-ray-playback/

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iaOver at the CrackBerry forums, a user posted pictures of a BlackBerry Z10 running the Google Play app store. It appears to be the app version of Google Play and not just the web interface. This is leading to speculation that the next version of BlackBerry's OS will support Google Play and its wealth of apps. However, some folks in the CrackBerry forums are calling out the images as fake. http://gigaom.com/2013/11/11/google-play-might-be-coming-to-blackberry-with-next-update-of-bb10/

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Introduce GuestGUEST: Andrea Smith Independent Technology journalist, former Mashable Lifestyle Editor/former ABC News Technology producer
LOWER THIRD URL: andreasmith.org, @andreasmith

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tmApple Said Developing Curved IPhone Screens, New Sensorshttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-10/apple-said-developing-curved-iphone-screens-enhanced-sensors.html

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Bloomberg reports Apple developing iPhones w/ bigger screens. curved glass, pressure-sensitive sensors
- 2 models for 2014 4.7 and 5.5-inches. glass curves down at edges
- Later models might have pressure-sensitive touch
Q: Make sense for Apple?

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iaNetflix Video Usage More Than 10 Times Amazon and Hulu Combined http://variety.com/2013/digital/news/netflix-video-usage-more-than-10-times-amazon-and-hulu-combined-1200812004/

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- According to a study by Sandvine, Netflix is 31.6% of all downstream Internet traffic in North America during primetime hours in September
- YouTube was 18.6%, that's up from 17.1% in March
- Amazon video uses 1.6%, Hulu 1.3%
- P2P traffic is down as well - now less than 10% of total daily traffic in North America. 5 years ago, it was over 31%
- YouTube around the world: Europe 28.7% of downstream traffic, in Latin America 36.8%. Asia-Pacific 31.2%

Q: What can companies do to compete with Netflix?

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tmAmazon To Start Sunday Deliveries In LA, New York And London For Prime Customershttp://techcrunch.com/2013/11/11/amazon-sunday-delivery/

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Amazon and the United States Postal Service Now Delivering Packages on Sunday, Making Every Day an Amazon Prime Delivery Dayhttp://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1874602&highlight=

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Amazon will partner with USPS to ship on Sunday
- Must be Amazon Prime
- Starting in Nov. 17 LA &NYC, (Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Phoenix targeted for 2014)
- Shopping cart will indicate of Sunday shipping available
- VP world-wide ops Dave Clark told WSJ: will use own trucks later this month in UK
Q: Yay?

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iaIntel acquires edtech startup Kno to boost its digital content library http://venturebeat.com/2013/11/08/intel-acquires-edtech-startup-kno-to-boost-its-digital-content-library/

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Intel Has Acquired Kno, Will Push Further Into The Education Content Market With Interactive Textbooks
http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/08/intel-has-acquired-kno-to-push-further-into-the-education-market/

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Intel Education Welcomes Kno to the Familyhttp://blogs.intel.com/csr/2013/11/intel-education-welcomes-kno-to-the-family/

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Intel Education Homehttp://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education-solutions/technology-to-classroom.html

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- Intel acquired Kno, an education-software company.
- Kno’s apps can be accessed via its iPad, Android and Windows 7 and Windows 8 apps,
- Kno's books include additional features for teachers to help students
- TechCrunch reports that co-founder and CEO Osman Rashid will not join Intel, but everyone else will
- Intel's blog post on the acquisition says Intel's working on creating an ecosystem of hardware, software and digital content for education
- Intel Education already has made 10 and 7 inch Android tablets
- The acquisition will also mean that Intel's digital content library will contain over 225,000 titles

Q: What do we think about Intel's push in education?

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iaFlipboard launches shopping catalogs
http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/11/5081692/flipboard-launches-shopping-category-catalogs-automatic-price-tags

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Flipboard lets users add product listings to their magazines as it targets the e-commerce space
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/11/11/flipboard-lets-users-add-product-listings-magazines-targets-e-commerce-space/

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- Flipboard updated its app on iOS and Android to include catalogs
- It will allow users and companies to create shopping catalogs with red price tags that link directly where the item can be purchased
- users and retailers can mix traditional articles and images in with the new product listings.
- Clicking through on a price tag brings you to a regular web site where you'll still have to input your payment information
- Flipboard doesn't handle the payments
- A number of retailers, including Banana Republic, Fab, and ModCloth, are launching catalogs on Flipboard today that will take advantage of the new features

Q: What do you think of Flipboard's move and how long before they are handling payments?
How to create catalogs:
Users can add products by browsing through Flipboard’s shopping category or by going through any commerce website to add things to their magazine, either through the app or the browser bookmarklet.

- Flipboard has 90 million users
- company has seen 4.5 million magazines created by users

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tmDevelopers: Use Your Coding Skills To Help Typhoon Haiyan Rescue Efforts In The Philippineshttp://techcrunch.com/2013/11/11/developers-use-your-coding-skills-to-help-typhoon-haiyan-rescue-efforts-in-the-philippines/

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Google launches crisis tools to help the Philippines deal with the aftermath of a powerful typhoonhttp://thenextweb.com/google/2013/11/11/google-launches-crisis-tools-help-philippines-deal-aftermath-powerful-typhoon/

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Typhoon Haiyan - Geeklist #Hack4Goodhttps://geekli.st/hackathon/52793a2660fb3f52d50001f8

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Relief.io project for mapping rescue effortshttp://relief.io/#/map

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Google Typhoon Yolanda person finderhttp://google.org/personfinder/2013-yolanda

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Google Tyyphoon Yolanda relief maphttp://google.org/crisismap/2013-yolanda?gl=en

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Typhoon Haiyan (AKA Yolanda) killed around 10,000 people
- In addition to usual Red Cross outreach, tech efforts
- Geeklist Corps of Developers - build tools to coordinate rescue efforts and supply distribution, help communications,— working with government in Phillipines
- looking for designers, developers, product managers and social media experts (relief.io as example)
- Google launched Google Person Finder
- Google’s Typhoon Yolanda Relief Map, which provides updates on shelters and other information from the disaster zone.

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Watch a supercomputer track trillions of particles in the latest universe simulationhttp://www.theverge.com/2013/11/11/5081024/new-supercomputer-visualization-shows-the-formation-of-the-universe

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Microsoft advertises Surface, Excel with maths mistakehttp://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/11/microsoft_surface_billboard_depicts_excel_making_addition_error/

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New 'invisibility cloak' type designedhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24867090

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NASA shows off Robonaut's gigantic new legs ahead of 2014 upgrade (video)http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/10/nasa-shows-off-robonauts-gigantic-new-legs/

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Tomorrow 11/12 - Bioshock Infinite's "Burial at Sea" downloadable add-on, launching

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11/12 also - Ignition: Future of Digital in NYC & NY TImes DealBook Conf

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Hey TNT Crew,

Chris from Cleveland here, I am going to tie together all the seemingly unrelated cell phone stories from the past week and tell you why I AM excited for 4k and curved phone screens. The reason is Virtual Reality, specifically the Oculus Rift.

The Oculus rift currently uses phone screens for the dual displays. Imagine 2 curved 4K displays in an Oculus Rift. The 4k screen is SO CLOSE to your eyes the pixels do matter and the curved displays can extend naturally into your peripheral vision.
Am I right?

Love the show!

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