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|This is the Daily Tech News for Wednesday May 4th, 2016 I'm Tom Merritt|
|t||A 10-year-old Finnish security researcher discovered a flaw in Instagram that allowed him to delete any comments. He disclosed the flaw to Facebook and received a $10,000 bug bounty. He plans to use the money to buy a new bike, football equipment and computers for his brothers.||http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36200012|
People familiar with the matter tell Bloomberg that Apple plans to redesign the Apple Music interface to make it more intuitive. It also plans to integrate its streaming and download business and expand online radio. The new look is overseen by content head Robert Knodrk and Trent Reznor with input from Jony Ive, Jimmy Iovine and Eddy Cue. 9to5 Mac's Mark Gurman's sources have even more to say telling him the services look will be black and white with large album art and lyrics integrated. All of this will come with iOS 10 in the autumn.
|t||Former Nest technology head, Google X Lab co-founder, and robotics expert Yoky Matsuoka has been hired by Apple. According to Fortune, Matsuoka is working for COO Jeff Williams, who oversees Apple Watch development and Apple’s health initiatives including ResearchKit, HealthKit and CareKit. Matusokua was scheduled to take a position at Twitter after leaving Nest last year but passed on it after being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness which has since been treated.||http://fortune.com/2016/05/03/apple-hires-nest-yoky-matsuoka/|
Google just updated Google Slides with a Q&A feature for real-time feedback and the option to present from an iOS device to a hangout, Chromecast or by airplay. Android has had that last ability since August 2015. There’s also a laser pointer feature for slides on the Web. The new version of Slides is rolling out worldwide on Android, iOS and the Web.
|t||BBC news reports Apple has lost a trademark fight in China against leather products maker Xintong Tiandi. The Beijing Higher People's Court ruled Apple had not proven it was a well-known brand in China before Xintong Tiandi filed its IPHONE trademark application in 2007, which was granted in 2010. Apple had filed for the Iphone trademark for electronic goods in 2002 but it was not granted until 2013. Apple previously filed suit against the company with the Chinese trademark authority in 2012 and then again with a lower Beijing court. Both cases were unsuccessful.||http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36200481|
Opera announced Wednesday that its built-in ad blocker is coming to all desktop users as well as Opera Mini for Android. Previously the feature was only available in the developer channel version of the browsers. Opera claims its desktop ad blocking is 45% faster than Chrome with Adblock Plus and loads sites 40% faster on mobile.
|t||IBM now lets anyone run quantum computing experiments online at www.research.ibm.com/quantum/. Researchers can request an invite to construct equations using logical gates and run as simulations or submit to IBM to execute on Quantum hardware. Quantum computers can keep bit in a superposition of both 1 and 0 allowing it to perform some operations like factoring much faster than classical computers. If you want to know more about how IBM"s quantum computer works, like the syndrome bit that does error correction on data qubits, Chris Lee at Ars Technica has an excellent write up.||http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/4/11589656/ibm-quantum-computing-cloud|
Bitcoin Foundation’s chief scientist Gavin Andresen told security researcher Dan Kaminsky that it was a mistake to publish his statements in support of Craig Wright’s claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto, before he saw Wright’s blog post. Andresen said, “I assumed his post would simply be a signed message anybody could easily verify.” Andresen says Wright should move a bitcoin through a key tied to one of the first blocks to remove any doubts.
|t||Sigfox, a French company that builds dedicated wireless networks for use by Internet of Things devices, announced it will bring its service to 100 cities in the US. SigFox will partner with strategic site owners for access to 230,000 antenna sites. Sigfox currently hosts 7 million devices in 18 countries. Dedicated IoT networks can be deployed faster and cost less to run that networks used for multiple services.||http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/04/frances-sigfox-will-expand-its-dedicated-iot-network-to-100-u-s-cities/|
Deutsche Telekom is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Research Organizations to launch a game called Sea Hero Quest that collects data that can be used to fight Alzheimer’s and dementia. Players decisions, answers, and movements will provide anonymous data that can be used for research. Players who wish to actively support dementia research can provide additional information such as age, gender and country of origin. The game will be available in Deutsche Telekom’s 13 European countries.
|t||IFTT announced that starting May 11, it’s converting recipes that use SMS to use IF app notifications on iOS and Android instead. IFTT explained that sometimes SMS gets blocked as spam by service providers and can be costly as well. Users who want to keep their SMS recipes can do so, but need to let IFTT know.||https://ifttt.com/help/sms_optout/new|
Bloomberg reports its sources tell it YouTube is planning another subscription based streaming service called Unplugged that would include network and cable channels. YouTube has supposedly been working on the product since 2012 and plans to launch in 2017 at around $35 a month with add-ons available, although it has yet to strike any deals.
|t||Hulu had lots to say at its NewFront event for advertisers in New York. CEO Mike Hopkins confirmed that the company plans to bring a live sports news and events service to customers in 2017. Hulu has grown 33% over the past year to 12 million subscribers. Hours per viewer is up 30% too. Hulu will bring interactive ads to big screen versions of the service and collaborate with Nielsen on campaign level ratings for advertisers. Contentwise the Path and Mindy Project are renweed for next season and Ron Howard’s Beatles documentary Eight Days A Week will come to Hulu’s new Documentary Films this autumn.||http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/04/hulu-grows-to-12-million-subscribers-prepares-new-interactive-ads-for-living-room-tvs/|
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|On the topic of tipping, separate from the whole Uber thing, Yaru in Malaysia recommends the Freakonomics podcast, particularly the "Episodes "Should Tipping Be Banned?" (June 13, 2013) and "The No Tipping Point" (March 10, 2016). They cover the topic of tipping and how as a system it may not be a good thing."||http://freakonomics.com/|
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|Rico sent us a voicemail with some help pronouncing Brazilian names and what he and his brother are doing in Brazil to help people get faster connections!|
You gave a good try with the Brazilian names yesterday. I'd love to have hear Scott try! ;-)
I recorded the pronunciation (attached). Below is the transcription of the whole audio file.
You gave a good try with the Brazilian names yesterday. I'd love to have hear Scott try! ;-)
On top of that WhatsApp story, there are some more crazy things happening in Brazil.
The big ISPs have convinced the regulator to debate a new regulation that would cut users off after their data caps expired.
I've already sent them the special you did with Benoît Felten about data caps but they won't listen to me.
So, instead, we - my brother and I - are taking matters in our own hands and crowdfunding networks. Not any networks either - but point to point fiber. Ya know, 1 Gbps symmetric. On top of that we make them open access like the Swedes do; meaning any ISP can offer to the connected customers. You can switch providers without switching the cables.
Not only we are building the networks, we are also teaching people how to build their own networks (desire is unlimited; resources are not). If there are more Brazilians in the audience; I'd love to connect with them: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.reabra.com.br.
The revolution won't be televised. But it might be on Snapchat!
Apostle of Broadband Jesus
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