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|we're joined by Elise Hu, tech and culture reporter, NPR|
|Thing o' the day: it's a big week for earnings... today, Microsoft, Amazon Nokia, and Pandora all announce their quarterly earnings.|
|Xiaomi moving data outside China following privacy concerns||http://www.pcworld.com/article/2838032/|
|Chinese phone-maker - devices sold in seven countries in Asia. will sell around 60 million devices this year|
- company now migrating international user data to servers outside of China, International VP Hugo Barra announced.
- migration will affect international users, those in China will continue to use local servers in the country
- MI-U-I services will be housed in Amazon AWS data centers in Oregon, USA, and Singapore (MI-U-I is stock and aftermarket firmware for smartphones and tablet computers based on Android)
- this summer Xiaomi was found be sharing user information with a server in China. security company F-Secure found a device’s IMEI number, customer’s phone number, phone contacts and text messages received were all shared, no way for customers to opt out. Xiaomi has since offered opt-out
|Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg speaks in Chinese! The CEO of Facebook, which is trying to make inroads in the Chinese market, spoke at the MIT of China, Tsinghua University and conducted a full 30 minute Q and A in Mandarin.||http://www.pcworld.com/article/2838112/what-facebooks-mark-zuckerberg-said-in-mandarin-that-so-impressed-the-chinese.html|
|Q: What did Zuckerberg talk about? |
Q: What's Facebook's big ambition in China ... and is there any chance it could actually compete with incumbents there, like Sina Weibo?
Q: Going into China would require some concessions with the government -- so how is Facebook thinking about this, policy wise?
A: Chinese is among the most difficult languages for an English speaker to learn.
A: I watched his talk and it was easier for me to watch since I can speak Chinese, too. Can we first just get out of the way that while it's impressive he can speak it, his Chinese is NOT GOOD...
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|Ello Raises $5.5 Million to Grow Its Ad-Free Social Network||http://recode.net/2014/10/23/ello-raises-5-5-million-to-grow-its-ad-free-social-network/|
|- facebook alternative Ello raised $5.5 million in new venture funding, according to CEO Paul Budnitz.|
- co says money will be used on product development, back-end infrastructure that can support Ello’s growing user base.
- Ello has over one million users, but an additional three million people on the waiting list, according to co
- company manifesto guarantees users ad-free experience. Budnitz and co-founders converted Ello into a public benefit corporation in Delaware. business still can make money, but prioritizes and provides “a benefit to society” along w profits for shareholders.
- All of Ello’s founders and investors signed a letter — in writing — to Ello’s mission.
|Connected cars! AT&T added two million new connections to its LTE network in the last quarter -- but most came from connected cars -- half a million cars got connected, thanks to GM and Audio rolling out their enabled vehicles.||https://gigaom.com/2014/10/22/att-connects-half-a-million-cars-to-its-lte-network-in-q3/|
|Q: Big bets are happening in this space. |
Q: What it means for digital listening is huge ... podcasts are going to explode under this kind of situation, because we will go from set channels on terrestrial radio to choose from, to endless selections of digital listening in our connected cars.
A: Losses came in prepaid customers -- losing hundreds of thousands of Cricket customers after ATT bought Leap.
|GT Advanced Technologies Officially Announces Sapphire Settlement With Apple||http://www.macrumors.com/2014/10/23/gt-apple-settlement-official/|
|- earlier this week Apple & sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies reached an agreement to dissolve their partnership and allow GT to shut down operations at the Apple-owned sapphire production plant in Mesa, Arizona. deal - GT will try to sell off the over 2,000 sapphire furnaces installed at the facility, with the majority of the proceeds from those sales going to Apple to help repay $439 million in loans Apple made to help the operation get underway.|
|Yahoo Search Now Shows Your Flights, Events & Packages In The Search Results||http://searchengineland.com/yahoo-search-now-shows-flights-events-packages-search-results-206443|
|calendar item - Microsoft is discontinuing free Xbox Music streaming on Windows 8.1 and on the web on December 1st, 2014. This doesn't impact you if you're using the Xbox Music Pass, but those who have been streaming for free's days are numbered. From Microsoft:|
"We are focusing Xbox Music to deliver the ultimate music purchase and subscription service experience for our customers. With Xbox Music Pass, you have access to millions of songs on your PC, tablet, Xbox, phone, and the web. Download music for offline listening and create playlists that automatically sync across all your devices."
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