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|This is the Daily Tech News for Monday, December 20th, 2015 I'm Tom Merritt|
|t||Microsoft will buy Ray Ozzie’s Boston Startup Talko for an undisclosed amount. According to Fortune Talko specializes in smartphone based workgroup collaboration letting team members know when they’re online, retain audio and notes from mettings and improve voice quality. The technology will live on in Skype. In an email response Ozzie has said he would not re-join Microsoft but Talko’s SF, Seattle and Boston teams will. Ozzie was CTO and then chief software architect at Microsoft from 2005 to 2010. He first joined Microsoft when the company acquired his computer-assisted collaboration startup, Groove Networks.||http://fortune.com/2015/12/21/microsoft-buys-ray-ozzie-talko/|
|v||CBS’s TV program 60 Minutes showed portions of an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook Sunday. Cook defended his stance against weakening encryption saying, “…if you put a back door in, that back door’s for everybody, for good guys and bad guys.” Adding “I don’t believe that the trade-off here is privacy versus national security. I think that’s an overly simplistic view. We’re America. We should have both. Cook also defended his company’s overseas tax practices and the use of Chinese companies for manufacturing.||http://recode.net/2015/12/20/apple-ceo-tim-cook-mounts-defense-of-encryption-on-60-minutes/|
|t||ebridges posted the sad news that Toshiba will cut 7,800 jobs as part of a major “revitilization action plan.” The majority of affected employees work in the consumer electronics division. Toshiba projects a $4.5 billion dollar loss for the fiscal year ending in March. The company was found to have declared $1.2 billion in false profit. CEO Hisao Tanaka stepped down July 21.||http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/21/10635070/toshiba-job-cuts-accounting-scandal|
|v||Reuters reports Ericsson and Apple signed a seven year patent license deal. The deal will cover 2G and 4G technology used in Apple devices and ends the legal battle around payments between the two after the previous deal expired at the beginning of 2015. Both companies have agreed to work together on developing 5G technology.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ericsson-apple-idUSKBN0U40MT20151221?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|t||Pew Research Center’s latest survey of people in the US finds the percentage of residents with home broadband connections has dropped from 70% to 67%, the same percentage the country had in 2012. 13% are smartphone-only when it comes to Internet up from 8% in 2013. 33% cite cost as the main reason for not having broadband at home.|
In the same study, 15% say they have become cord-cutters and 9% never subscribed for a total of 24% without cable or satellite.
|v||Facebook giveth and Facebook taketh away. Techcrunch notes that on Monday Facebook began to support Live Photos, with support rolling out over the next couple weeks to users of its iOS app. Any user running iOS9 will be able to view them. And The Guardian notes Facebook has switched all video to HTML 5 ending its use of Flash to show video. Facebook continues to support flash-based games.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/21/upload-live-photo-facebook/?ncid=rss|
|t||Co-author of XML, Tim Bray has suggested a new error code for webpages that have been blocked for legal reasons. Instead of a 403 error which just says that access is forbidden, viewers of censored pages would receive a 451 error, a reference to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The Internet Engineering Steering Group has approved it for use though there’s still a bit more work to be done to finalize.||http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/21/10632678/http-status-code-451-censorship-tim-bray|
|v||spsheridan submitted the Engadget post from Sunday noting that the first website went online 25 years ago December 20th, 1990, internally at CERN. Public access was not allowed until the following August 6th, 1991.||http://www.engadget.com/2015/12/20/first-website-is-25-years-old/|
|t||TechCrunch’s Jon Russell points out an interesting move by Canadian messaging app maker Kik that could be a sign of an emerging trend. Kik is buying Blynk, maker of a chat bot about style on Kik’s platform. Russell points out that several successful services are showing up on TenCent’s WeChat platform and even raising money without having a website or app of their own.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/21/kik-invests-in-its-platform-buys-fashion-startup-behind-popular-kik-bot/|
|v||The Telegraph reports Spotify Premium will replace Rdio as my car’s music partner in Europe, Australia and Hong Kong. The service is free in the car but the account will not work outside the vehicle. Existing Premium Spotify accounts can be linked to the vehicle.||http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/12061813/Spotify-partners-with-Tesla-for-integrated-in-car-music-system.html|
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|ALGORITHM — BXI||http://www.brandxindustries.com/algorithm/|
|ALGORITHM: The Hacker Movie - YouTube||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qpudAhYhpc|
|Algorithm - Trailer - YouTube||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyTUVovCp5s|
|hacker movies - Google Search||https://www.google.com/search?q=hacker+movies&oq=hacker+movies&aqs=chrome..69i57.1454j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=119&ie=UTF-8|
|IMDb: ThE BeSt HaCkiNg & CoMpUTeR GeeK MoViEs - a list by AwAiSThEPhEnOm||http://www.imdb.com/list/ls055167700/|
|T: What is Algorithm?|
V: Why did you want to make this kind of movie?
T: Tell us about your distribution methods?
V: How do you create content then?
T: If you could give advice to a director/writer making a computer-oriented movie what would you tell them?
|Pick of the day:|
Quick pick of the day for you. I was looking for training materials for some CompTIA certifications at my local library and found out that my Library has a relationship with Lynda.com. I log in to Lynda via my Library’s site to set up an account using my Library card and voila, access to all the Lynda training I need for FREE. Totally cool service by my Library, and by Lynda. I don’t know how prevalent this is, but check you local Library before you plunk down your hard earned cash for online training!!
Keep up the good work,
Andy from CT
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|Messages of the day (email@example.com)|
My guess to a reason they don't just use the most popular search terms is due to the change in how browsers work. No longer do you type and site in the address bar and have it try the .com, .net or .org before forwarding that to a search page. All entries go right to search. A quick mistype and you have a result page when you wanted to go to the site.
I find that I rely on the popup history of the search bar and will often try to quickly arrow down in the list to catch the website that is on the top. Often that results in a fail and I end up ad a Google page result.
I know it's funny to think that there are that many people searching for how to find Facebook, and I'm sure there are people that still do that, but I doubt it's enough to be the most popular term.
Have a great day!
|Mark writes: the main driver for WalMart (and others) to add a point-of-sale payment alternative is mostly about gathering more personal information, and not about cutting costs. This is a new way to gather more information about the customer at the time they are making a purchase, to be used then and for building deeper customer profiles.|
In terms of saving money, they can cut those same costs today by acting as one or more of the many parties involved in the credit/debit process flow. That has nothing to do with a mobile payment alternative (other than timing).
People keep talking about Target, Walmart, and others coming up with alternative mobile payment solutions primarily as a means to save money (you even did this multiple times on Friday's show). The mobile payment impetus is really about gathering more customer data, and if they "lose" to Apple, Samsung, and any others like that, they see it as a major lost opportunity to gather that information
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