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Tech Sightings, November 5, 2014

Posted November 5th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Germany’s Top Publisher Bows to Google in News Licensing Row Based on the findings of a two-week experiment, Germany’s biggest news publisher, Axel Springer,  says it scrapped a bid to block Google from running snippets of articles from its newspapers. China Proposes Tougher Rules on Text Message Spam China proposed stricter regulations on sending spam […]

Tech Sightings, November 4, 2014

Posted November 4th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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No Fire Phone Required: Amazon Prime Subscribers get Unlimited Photo Backups Unlimited photo storage is a new  perk for Amazon’s Prime subscribers, a $99 per year service. Users without a Prime subscription are limited to just 5 GB of storage. Urban Onshoring: The Movement to Bring Tech Jobs Back to America Startup Box seeks to […]

Tech Sightings, October 30, 2014

Posted October 30th, 2014 at 2:23 pm (UTC-4)
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Tim Cook Speaks Up In an article in Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly declared that he is gay. “Let me be clear,” he wrote. “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.” Having a Heart Attack? This Drone Could Help Alec Momont, whose […]

Tech Sightings, October 29, 2014

Posted October 29th, 2014 at 2:20 pm (UTC-4)
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Google Working on Nanoparticles to Detect Cancer Google X research lab’s Life Sciences Team wants to create tiny, magnetic particles that can target different parts of the body to detect cancer and other health issues. The particles will come in the form of a pill; and a wearable device applied to the skin keeps count […]

Tech Sightings, October 28, 2014

Posted October 28th, 2014 at 2:19 pm (UTC-4)
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App Annie: Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey, India Power Next Wave of App Growth Mobile app analytics firm App Annie and mobile content and commerce association MEF project that the next growth market for app downloads will take place in Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey and India in the next quarter. Ebola Research Gets a Boost From Crowdfunding […]

Tech Sightings, October 23, 2014

Posted October 23rd, 2014 at 1:27 pm (UTC-4)
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Facebook Boss Speaks Mandarin In China Debate A heavy accent it may be, but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg managed to surprise and charm Beijing students with a Q&A session in Mandarin. China currently bans access to Facebook, but Zuckerberg said in response to a question, “We’re already in China”. Europe Leads World in Mobile Payments […]

Tech Sightings, October 22, 2014

Posted October 22nd, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Survey: Harassment a Common Part of Online Life A new study from the Pew Research Center found that online harassment is a common phenomenon, at least in the United States, with nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet witnessing online harassment, and 40 percent  being harassed themselves. Hungary Plans New Tax on Internet […]

Tech Sightings, October 21, 2014

Posted October 21st, 2014 at 1:53 pm (UTC-4)
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How Silicon Valley Can Fight Ebola Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s recent $25 million donation to boost the fight against the deadly Ebola virus is an important step forward. But there are more steps that the tech industry can take to help solve global problems. The Tiny Fishing Village That Became the World’s Gadget Factory Shenzhen, […]

Tech Sightings, October 16, 2014

Posted October 16th, 2014 at 1:50 pm (UTC-4)
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SMS Service Could Spot the Next Ebola Outbreak Zone Australian doctor Mohamad-Ali Trad is looking to raise enough money to launch an SMS service in West Africa that directs patients who text key words to a given number to appropriate services where they can get help. Trad says the system also records the geographic patterns […]

Tech Sightings, October 15, 2014

Posted October 15th, 2014 at 1:50 pm (UTC-4)
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Study Confirms First Case of Google Glass Addiction A U.S. serviceman who recently checked himself into a substance abuse rehabilitation program for alcohol addiction started displaying withdrawal behavior after he was stripped of his Google Glass. After wearing Glass for 18 hours a day for two months, withdrawal symptoms included feeling irritable and lacking focus, […]