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Devices With 'Willow Glass' Displays Unlikely To Appear During Next Three Years





Earlier this month The New York Times said that Apple is working on a smart watch with curved display that could make use of Corning’s flexible Willow Glass. Today Bloomberg reported that Corning believes it will likely take at least three years before devices with bendable Willow Glass displays can hit the market.


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Friday, March 1st, 2013. 1:43

Pandora limits time of free listening



Streaming music service Pandora will limit the time for listeners to 40 hours of free listening per month, the company announced in a blog post. This decision was taken as a result of the increasing of license fees, which the company must pay to record companies.

 


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Thursday, February 28th, 2013. 20:16

Street View App Can Access Google’s Street View From Within iOS 6 Maps



Developers from FutureTap recently released a 99 cent app on the App Store called “Street View” that allows users to access Google Street View from the iOS 6 Maps app.

One of the key features missing in the iOS 6 Maps app was the 360 degree panoramas of the Google's Street View. With the release of Google Maps app for iOS things got better, but there are still several reasons why many people continue using Apple’s Maps app.


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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. 1:04

Apple is looking for a specialist in the field of cartography in Australia



Apple has published a new job listing for "Maps data specialist" in Australia. The job listing which was posted two days ago appeared as a result of the improper displaying of map data in Central Australia.


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Sunday, February 24th, 2013. 19:23

Google is in work on streaming music service



The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is in talks with music publishers to develop Spotify-styled subscribtion streaming music service for the Android operating system.
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Sunday, February 24th, 2013. 19:14

Google Glass Can Tether To iPhone Via Bluetooth



Joshua Topolsky from The Verge has written a lengthy report about his experiences using on-face computer Google Glass.

Google Glass is a small computer mounting to an eyeglass frame that has a display visible only to the user. The device includes GPS, a built-in camera, which can record what the wearer sees, and Bluetooth and Wi-FI connections. The wearable device can handle many of the tasks performed on smartphones, including sending text messages, showing weather reports, giving driving directions and more.


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Saturday, February 23rd, 2013. 0:53

Redesigned MacBook Air Planned For 3Q 2013 Release



Taiwanese website Economic Times reports (via Macotakara) that Apple is preparing for a release of its next-generation MacBook Air in the third quarter of 2013.


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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013. 22:17

Apple Receives More Money From iTunes And Accessories Than Other Companies From Phones



According to analysis by Asymco of Apple’s revenue breakdowns, Apple received more money from accessories and iTunes sales than all other companies, except for Samsung, received from phone sales over the last quarter.


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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013. 22:59

FTC Recommends Mobile Platforms And App Devs Improve Privacy Disclosures



The Federal Trade Commission today published a report, where it recommends how key players in the mobile ecosystem can better inform their consumers about how their personal data is being used. In its report, the FTC named several companies, including Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google and BlackBerry as well as advertising networks, app developers, app developer trade associations and analytics companies.


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Apple moved one notch down on the list of most trusted companies



Apple has come out the top 20 list of largest organizations of consumer confidence. Apple's rate is 21 in the list of most trusted companies, and it is the lowest ranking in three years. Consumers were asked to name the organization, which they consider to be the most reliable in the privacy of their personal information in the survey.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013. 22:28

How And Why Steve Jobs Bought Lala



A former Color employee Aubrey Johnson shares a story about Apple's acquisitions of Lala and Color, which both were founded by Bill Nguyen.

Lala's music was streamed over the Internet instead of stored locally. The service allowed users to listen to a collection of more than 7 million titles as a stream over the Internet – much like Spotify and Pandora today. Users could also buy and download songs usually for a lower price than Apple’s iTunes was offering.


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Saturday, January 19th, 2013. 0:27

Microsoft Acquired Startup R2 Studios To Enhance Its Xbox Unit



In December, we reported that Apple, Microsoft and Google were potential buyers of home automation startup company R2 Studios. Today The Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft has already acquired the company to strengthen its Xbox unit.


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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013. 20:01

Intel To Launch Set Top Box And Cable TV Service At CES 2013



TechCrunch reports that Intel is going to launch its own set-top box and virtual cable TV service in the immediate future. To avoid licensing issues, Intel has decided to launch the TV service on a city-by-city basis rather than rolling it out nationwide. The report notes:


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Monday, December 31st, 2012. 15:13

Apple is in talks about acquiring a home automation system from R2 Studios



According to information from the Wall Street Journal, Apple, Microsoft and Google are potential buyers of home automation system firm R2 Studios, part of the id8 group, founded by Blake Krikorian. He was the founder of Sling Media, maker of the SlingBox, which was subsequently sold to EchoStar/Dish Network.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012. 12:47

Google Is Developing Smartphone To Compete With Samsung And Apple



According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Google is developing its own phone via its recently acquired Motorola Mobility unit. The smartphone, which the company plans to release next year, will compete more strongly with Samsung’s Galaxy line and iPhone, than Motorola’s current line of smartphones.


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Saturday, December 22nd, 2012. 13:23