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|This is the Daily Tech News for Tuesday July 11th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Let's start with a few tech things you should know...|
|t||Twitter has hired longtime Goldman Sachs banker and former Intuit CFO Ned Segal as Twitter’s new CFO, taking over from Anthony Noto who was promoted to COO last November.||https://www.recode.net/2017/7/11/15955786/ned-segal-twitter-cfo|
|a||Elon Musk and PayPal have confirmed that PayPal let Musk buy back X.com, the URL Musk brought to PayPal in 2000. In a tweet about it, Musk said the domain has “great sentimental value.”||https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/11/elon-musk-buys-his-old-x-com-domain-from-paypal/|
|---b-roll of Musk starting X.com||https://youtu.be/eb3pmifEZ44|
|t||The Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger Project has released its first blockchain code that can be used by large businesses to build software. More than 150 engineers from 29 organizations including banks and tech companies contributed to the project.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-blockchain-hyperledger-idUSKBN19W1TT|
|a||AT&T will join tomorrow’s Internet Day of Action by displaying banners supporting a free and open Internet. This is remarkable since the day of action is meant to express support for maintaining the 2015 open Internet guidelines which AT&T has worked to get overturned.||http://fortune.com/2017/07/11/net-neutrality-att-fcc/|
|Now here are some more top stories|
|t||Microsoft is outlining a program to take unused TV spectrum- aka White Spaces— and use it to provide high-speed Internet service in rural areas of the US. The plan aims to cover 2 million people in 12 states over the next five years. Around 23 million people in the US have no access to fast Internet. Separately, TechDirt points out that in a study commissioned by the broadband industry, Economists from CMA Strategy Consulting and Economists Incorporated found that More than 10.6 million US households have no access to wired Internet service with download speeds of at least 25Mbps, and an additional 46.1 million households live in areas with just one provider offering those speeds.||http://fortune.com/2017/07/11/microsoft-to-bring-internet-access-to-rural-us/|
|a||Facebook is going to extend its beta test of ads on the Messenger home screen worldwide in the next few weeks. Tests of the ads began in Australia and Thailand in January. Unlike sponsored messages which can only be sent to a contact with whome the advertiser has had a previous conversation, Ads in the Home tab will be auction-based and use the same user-targeted methods as Instagram and Facebook itself. The ads can link out to a website or open a conversation in Messenger.||https://venturebeat.com/2017/07/11/facebook-to-expand-messenger-home-screen-ads-beta-worldwide/|
|t||XDA-Developers.com notes a feature in Android 7.1 called “panic detection” which will return a user to the home screen if it detects 4 consecutive back button presses. Some malware will hijack a user’s screen by sending constant back button presses.||https://www.xda-developers.com/android-7-1-has-a-panic-detection-mode-that-detects-frantic-back-button-presses/|
|a||Audi announced it’s first production vehicle with autonomous driving capability. The 2018 A8 will have Level 3 capability meaning the car can drive itself in some driving modes, though a human must be ready to take over. The A8 features a traffic jam pilot that can take over at speeds up to 60km/hour or 37.3 mph. The A8 has more sensors than Tesla’s Autopilot uses. Autopilot is considered Level 2. The Audi A8 will start at 90,600 EUR ($103,243 US) coming to Germany in late autumn and the US mid-2018.||http://mashable.com/2017/07/11/2019-audi-a8/#83ZqqspGdOqF|
|t||The South China Morning Post passed along a report from Thepaper.cn about a startup called Sharing E Umbrella. Inspired by the success of bike-sharing in China, the company began an umbrella sharing service with 300,000 umbrellas across 11 cities. In principle users paid a small deposit and a recurring charge per 30 minutes of use. In practice most of the umbrellas disappeared. Undaunted, founder Zhao Shuping told the Post he still intends to make 30 million umbrellas available across China by the end of the year.||http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2101722/chinese-umbrella-sharing-firm-remains-upbeat-despite-losing-most|
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|Subscription Models for Software – More Profit and Better Software? – Podfeet Podcasts||https://www.podfeet.com/blog/2017/07/software-rent-or-buy/|
|Let’s Talk Photography – Ep.45 – Thoughts on Software – Let's Talk Podcasts||https://www.lets-talk.ie/blog/?p=2262|
|(5/1) What are the pros and cons of software subscription vs. perpetual license? - Quora||https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-pros-and-cons-of-software-subscription-vs-perpetual-license|
- sustainable income that helps good software development
- Always have the latest version
- Don’t have to know how many copies you’ll need
- If devs do security updates, all users will be more secure
- Have to keep paying. Have to remember to cancel if you stop using.
- Stop paying, lose the software & potentially lose access to your files
- Resentment towards the company for holding you hostage
- Updates can add features users don't want, changes to interface can be confusing
- Recent subscription services tend towards cloud services, whether you want them or not. e.g. 1Password, TextExpander
- One time cost.
- Can use it until it breaks (gets old)
- Reward the company with your money when they make something new that you want
- Companies may add fancy features users don’t need in order to boost upgrade sales
- Have to pay to upgrade to get new features that you do want
- Have to pay for each new copy you need.
- You don’t really “own” the software, you have a license to it, perhaps perpetual, but you may not be able to resell it.
- Using old versions of software may increase security risk
|gadgetvirtuoso: For the company that wants to upgrade at least every other year the subscription model is the way to go. The cost of Adobe CC was almost 3 years if you purchase, so we actually save money on the subscription model|
The CBA for Autodesk is quite similar. If you wanted to upgrade any sooner than every 3 years subscription was cheaper
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|Regarding David's email yesterday on his experiences with alternative password managers, several people wrote in to mention that Steve Gibson was less then impressed by LessPass. You can check out Security Now 587 if you'd like to know more about why.||https://twit.tv/shows/security-now/episodes/587|
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