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Adobe goes subscription only, Is Windows dead or awesome? Tesla's might go autpilot http://live.twit.tv/GUEST: Paul Spain, Host of the New Zealand Tech Podcast
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tmWindows 8 sold 100 million licenses in about 6 months according to Windows Division CMO/CFO Tami Reller. In a Q&A on the Windows blog, Reller also confirmed Windows Blue, an update to Windows 8 will come later this year and respond to customer feedback. No she didn't say anything about the start button. Meanwhile, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was out stumping on CNBC claiming a lot of users are frustrated with the iPad because they can't create Docs and suggesting the Microsoft Surface tablet as the solution. Shocker.http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/05/windows-8-six-months-in-100-million-licenses-sold-250-million-app-downloads/

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slWe've got some officials on Nokia's Lumia 928 coming to Verizon, via a magazine spread in Vanity Fair. looks like we've got a PureView cam plus a Carl Zeiss lens and Nokia's optical image stabilization. Ok, so the photos will be good. But what about the rest of the phone? Well, those details are still pretty slim, and when I say slim, I mean, none.http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/07/nokia-lumia-928-shows-off-in-magazine/

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iaYou Maniacs! You blew it up! Adobe just killed the perpetual license version of Creative Suite. The next suite of apps that would have been CS7 will be available as a subscription under Adobe Creative Cloud starting in June. If you want access to the whole set of programs, you'll pay somewhere between $20 to $75 per month depending if you bought previous versions of Creative Suite and if you sign up for a year subscription. http://www.informationweek.com/cloud-computing/software/adobe-kills-boxed-version-of-creative-su/240154269?cid=RSSfeed_IWK_All

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tmA New York Times report on FoxConn claims the company wants to lessen its reliance on Apple and is seeking other partners as Apple's orders slow. At the same time FoxConn has increased it capability for producing Televisions leading many to speculate its positioning itself for production of the mythical Apple Television.http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/07/business/global/foxconn-tries-to-move-beyond-apples-shadow.html

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slIntel's hitting ARM where it hurts! Say hello to Silvermount, Intel's new 22nm system-on-a-chip microarchitecture that will power new Intel Atom processors. Silvermount should provide three times the performance and five times less power consumption than current Atom core chips, and Intel hopes will be an attractive alternative to chips based on the ARM architecture.http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/05/intel-silvermont/

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iaThe U.S. Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act by a vote of 69 to 27. The Act would give states power to enforce their sales tax on online purchases even if a company doesn't have a physical presence in that state. The bill is now on its way to the House of Representatives, but the expectation is the bill will run into opposition there. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/07/net-us-usa-tax-internet-idUSBRE9450QZ20130507

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tmMobile VOIP app maker Viber just declared war on Skype. Sort of. The company released desktop clients for OS X and Windows that can make voice and video calls, and promised a Linux version soon. Updates also came for iOS and Android apps including support for video messages and improved call quality. BlackBerry 10 users also received a promise of a version for them soon as well. No updates for the Bada, Symbian, Old BlackBerry or Windows Phone apps.http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/07/viber-desktop-and-ios-android-updates/

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slBethesda Softworks is bringing back Wolfenstein: The New Order, a long-anticipated game that extends the adventure that began with 1992’s Wolfenstein 3D (itself a revamp of the 1981 2D game Castle Wolfenstein). The game is slated to arrive later this year, probably in the holiday period. The story on Gamespot announcing the reboot suggests that Nazi leadership has rewritten history to win the war, as the game takes place in 1960.http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/gaming/new-wolfenstein-shooter-announced-for-holiday-2013/article11744564/

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tmThe cyberwarfare rhetoric keeps heating up. In its Annual Report to Congress on the Chinese military the US Department of Defense stated some computer intrusions targeting the US government "appear to be attributable to the Chinese government and military." The US generally avoids naming the Chinese government when discussing these attacks. China called the report groundless. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22430224#?utm_source=feedly

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iaListen up people who want flying cars, Terrafugia is introducing the public to its next flying car concept. The TF-X could be driven as a car, but this one would not need a runway to take off. Instead the TF-X would have tilt-rotor technology which would allow the car to get off the ground like a helicopter. Then after you've reached a certain height, the propellers would rotate so you can then move horizontally. There's no information on when or if the TF-X will be available, but Terrafugia's first flying car, the Transition is still expected in 2015. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2013/05/06/flying-car-terrafugia/2139381/

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iaAdobe kills Creative Suite, goes subscription-only
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57582735-92/adobe-kills-creative-suite-goes-subscription-only/

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Adobe Kills Boxed Version Of Creative Suite
http://www.informationweek.com/cloud-computing/software/adobe-kills-boxed-version-of-creative-su/240154269?cid=RSSfeed_IWK_All

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After nearly 10 years, Adobe abandons its Creative Suite entirely to focus on Creative Cloudhttp://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/05/06/after-nearly-10-years-adobe-abandons-its-creative-suite-entirely-to-focus-on-creative-cloud/

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- Adobe made a major shift yesterday
- It announced it will no longer sell Creative Suite software. Instead, you'll have to pay a monthly fee for Creative Cloud
- Plans for the Suite of software: Sign up for a year, pay $50/month. Without the year commitment, it'll cost $75/month.
- If you've got Creative Suite 3 through 5.5, you pay $30/month. If you own CS6, you pay $20/month
- Individual program subscriptions are $10 per month.

- The programs that would be "Creative Suite 7" will be "Creative Cloud" will arrive in June
- Adobe will continue to sell boxed versions of Creative Suite 6 and its consumer software, like Photoshop Elements and Lightroom, there will be no Creative Suite 7.
- Adobe told The Next Web that CS6 will not be updated beyond addressing bugs and OS compatibility.
- "Recurring revenue is going to help Adobe in the long run. That's one reason Wall Street responded very positively." - Scott Morris, senior director of product marketing for Creative Cloud.

Q: Good for Adobe, but will this lead to consumer backlash, piracy, competition?

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tmSix months in, Windows 8 is selling at the same rate that Windows 7 didhttp://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2013/05/07/six-months-in-windows-8-is-selling-at-the-same-rate-that-windows-7-did/

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Windows 8 at 6 months: Q&A with Tami Rellerhttp://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2013/05/06/windows-8-at-6-months-q-amp-a-with-tami-reller.aspxSOURCE

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It’s Official: Microsoft’s Windows Blue Is Coming Later This Yearhttp://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/05/its-official-microsoft-says-windows-blue-is-coming-later-this-year/

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Windows 8 six months in: 100 million licenses sold, 250 million app downloads - confirms Windows Bluehttp://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/05/windows-8-six-months-in-100-million-licenses-sold-250-million-app-downloads/

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Microsoft posted Q&A w/ Tami Reller, CMO and CFO of Windows
- Windows Blue update later this year "respond to customer feedback"
- 100 million Win8 sold in first 6 mos. (40 million in last 4 months)
- Win7 sold 100 million 10/22/2009 through 3/31 2010 in 160 days
- Win 8 sold 100 million "in 6 months" launched 10/26/2012 <193 days
- Significantly did not announce figure in Q3 numbers (156 days)
- 6x as many apps as at launch. 10% of apps don't even get downloaded ea. month
Q: Windows Yay, Windows Nay, Windows meh?

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slApple, Samsung Share of Smartphone Industry Profits Declines to 100 Percenthttp://allthingsd.com/20130507/apple-samsung-share-of-smartphone-industry-profits-declines-to-100-percent/?utm_source=feedly

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- new research from Canaccord Genuity: In Q1 2013, Apple took 57% of global smartphone industry PROFITS. Samsung took the other 43%. no BlackBerry, no Nokia, etc.
- silver lining? first quarter of 2013 is better than last quarter of 2012, when Apple and Samsung captured 103% of handset industry profits due to operating losses from smaller scale competitors.
- shifts are happening: A year ago, Apple’s share of profits sat at 74% and Samsung’s at 23%.
According to Canaccord Genuity: “During the June quarter, we believe softer iPhone sales combined with strong Samsung Galaxy S4 sales could result in Samsung surpassing Apple for the top share of handset industry profits.”
HOWEVER “some Android OEMs such as Samsung and HTC include tablet sales in reported smartphone sales and profits,”

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tmViber announces new desktop app, revamps Android and iOS versionshttp://www.engadget.com/2013/05/07/viber-desktop-and-ios-android-updates/VIBER DEMO

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How will Viber make money?http://www.quora.com/How-is-Viber-going-to-make-money#

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Viber update across iOS, Android, BlackBerry 10 "in advanced stages"
- Desktop client for Windows, OSX, and soon Linux
- Support for video messages added to mobile
- improved call quality, contacts online status
- Can seamlessly transfer voice calls between devices
- New Viber apps built from ground up
Q: Definitely making a run at Skype, do they have a chance?

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slTesla CEO Talking With Google About ‘Autopilot’ Systemshttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-07/tesla-ceo-talking-with-google-about-autopilot-systems.html

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- Elon Musk, founder of electric car co. Tesla Motors says he's considering adding driverless technology to its vehicles and discussing next-step evolution with Google
- “I think Tesla will most likely develop its own autopilot system for the car, as I think it should be camera-based, not Lidar-based (light detection and ranging),” Musk said yesterday in an e-mail. “However, it is also possible that we do something jointly with Google.”
- says applications are more like an airplane’s autopilot system. “I like the word autopilot more than I like the word self- driving,” Musk said in an interview. “Self-driving sounds like it’s going to do something you don’t want it to do. Autopilot is a good thing to have in planes, and we should have it in cars.”
- Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, both investors in Tesla before its 2010 IPO
- google wants driverless cars available to public in 5 years. regulators and other automakers from Nissan say a decade is more like it
“The problem with Google’s current approach is that the sensor system is too expensive,” Musk said. “It’s better to have an optical system, basically cameras with software that is able to figure out what’s going on just by looking at things.”
- Tesla's Q1 earnings tomorrow

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iaSamsung Has Acquired MOVL To Build Out Better Multiscreen Mobile And TV Apps http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/06/samsung-acquired-movl/

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Samsung acquires MOVL to bolster its multi-screen TV efforts
http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/06/samsung-acquires-movl-to-bolster-its-multi-screen-tv-efforts/

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42- Samsung just acquired MOVL
- MOVL makes the Kontrol.tv API, which lets developers create apps to connect TVs via the cloud as well as mobile phones on home networks
- The Kontrol.tv API works with Google TV devices, Samsung devices, Android and iOS phones and tablets
- MOVL developed Samsung's "SwipeIt" media sharing (it's like AirPlay or DLNA)
- A MOVL repr said that Movl joined forces with Samsung in April 2013. The deal is just becoming public today.

Q: What do you see Samsung doing with Movl?

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TiVo to yank free version of its PC software on June 5http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57583190-93/tivo-to-yank-free-version-of-its-pc-software-on-june-5/

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Dropbox to hold its first DBX developer conference on July 9thhttp://www.engadget.com/2013/05/06/dropbox-to-hold-its-first-dbx-developer-conference-on-july-9th/

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I think Tom is spot on with why Nintendo would add Smartphone games to the Wii U. It's a move to get additional revenue through the online store that doesn't cost them a ton of effort to get started. It also leverages the Wii U's features. One of the most undersold features of the Wii U is the ability to play games on the tablet controller alone while someone else can watch TV. I can imagine this being attractive for parents who bought Wii Us for their kids, they don't have to relinquish their smartphones and tablets to let them play games and it doesn't monopolize a TV. Its not going to make the Wii U into the Playstation 2, but it's better to have it than not.

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