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AppFigures: Google Play grew faster than the Apple App Store in 2014

A new report shows that Google Play, Google Inc.’s app store, has grown dramatically since its launch, beating the App Store, Apple Inc.’s app warehouse, in 2014 in total number of applications and developers. Mobile analyst firm AppFigures, which monitors the … Continue reading ?

ChangeTip adds Facebook support to Bitcoin tipping service

ChangeCoin Inc.’s tipping service ChangeTip has brought Bitcoin tipping to Facebook for the first time. The company announced that the extension into Facebook tipping was due to popular demand, and builds on their existing Twitter and Reddit tipping services. Users … Continue reading ?

Bread and circuses: Uber promises jobs, environmental benefits if the EU will play nicely with it

Uber Inc. has ramped up the sales pitch in Europe, with CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick telling an audience at the DLD conference Sunday that the company could deliver a range of benefits if Governments came to the table in making the … Continue reading ?

UK teen arrested in connection with Christmas Day attacks on Xbox and PlayStaton

The Christmas Day distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that took down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network are beginning to catch up with alleged perpetrators. An 18-year-old man was arrested on Friday in connection with the attacks, UK law enforcement … Continue reading ?

What’s next for IoT developers? New trends on the horizon

This week’s Smart DevOps roundup features new platforms and APIs for developers to create apps and services for the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as a new trend that’s shifting the focus for IoT developers.  . Logitech Harmony API … Continue reading ?

China’s Baidu builds its own supercomputer to beat Google at image search

Baidu, Inc. is upping the ante in its fight with Google for image-recognition supremacy with what it hails as a record-setting computer vision system capable of recognizing different variations of the same image better than any other artificial intelligence on … Continue reading ?

H1Z1 fans outraged by “Pay-to-win” mechanics

Fans of Sony Online Entertainment’s (SOE) upcoming zombie survival game H1Z1 are outraged at the developer for allegedly breaking promises not to include pay-to-win mechanics. H1Z1 has just launched on Steam as an Early Access game, allowing players to buy the game early and play … Continue reading ?

Google cloud gains ground in public sector with Australian pilot

Google appears to have the inside track on a pilot cloud computing contract with the Australian Department of Defence, giving it an important victory in the race among cloud service providers to tap into public sector spending worldwide. Responding to … Continue reading ?

China pumps $6.5B into state-backed venture capital fund

China’s government is placing a big bet on its ability to innovate in the technology sector, with the creation of a state-backed venture capital fund worth $6.5 billion to invest in local startups. The VC fund was announced by China’s … Continue reading ?

MapR CEO confirms plans for late-2015 IPO

The race to to the stock exchange in the Hadoop ecosystem is entering its second phase. A month and a half after Hortonworks Inc. became the first distributor of the data crunching framework to begin trading on the NASDAQ, the … Continue reading ?

Social media relieves stress in women—except when it causes it

Does social media stress you out? The answer is more than likely “not really,” but a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project shows that social media can have a big impact on stress levels in women, both positive … Continue reading ?

Cloudian integrates Apache Hadoop to turn Big Data into ‘smart data’

Hybrid cloud vendor Cloudian Inc. has expanded into Big Data analytics by fully integrating the Apache Hadoop platform into its HyperStore software. In addition, it’s also joined the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program and achieved full Hortonworks’ certification. HyperStore version 5.1 … Continue reading ?

Bitcoin payment processor EgoPay ceases trading, founders may have stolen millions

Bitcoin payent processor EgoPay has ceased trading with unconfirmed reports that the founders of the company may have stolen millions in funds from clients. Problems at EgoPay surfaced late December when merchants started reporting that they were having problems with EgoPay … Continue reading ?

Xbox One about turns, drops price again, stays on top of the game in December, but annoys early January buyers

There must be a good few Xbox One buyers out there feeling a little peeved at the moment after purchasing their console early in January when the Redmond company had decided to bring the price back up from previous holiday … Continue reading ?

Ross Ulbricht lawyer claims Mt Gox’s Mark Karpeles is Dread Pirate Roberts at Silk Road trial

Lawyers representing alleged Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht have accused disgraced former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles of being Dread Pirate Roberts, the operator and owner of Silk Road. As we reported January 13th, the defense strategy for Ulbricht, who is … Continue reading ?

Obituary: Google Glass 2011-2015

Google Glass.  Born 2011 at Google X Lab, Mountain View, California. Died: February 15th, 2015 Mountain View, California.  Glassholes across the world today mourned the passing of Google Glass, Google Inc.’s failed attempt at wearable smart eyewear. First prototyped by … Continue reading ?

What you missed from Andreas M. Antonopoulos’s Reddit IamAMA on Bitcoin

Andreas M. Antonopoulos, author of “Mastering Bitcoin” and permenant host of the Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast, did an IamAmA (I am X Ask me Anything) on Reddit. The questions ranged widely and rested heavily Bitcoin as a technology and … Continue reading ?

Lookout report: Mobile threats loom large over the enterprise

Mobile malware targeted at the enterprise is becoming increasingly sophisticated, according to security firm Lookout Inc.’s latest mobile threats report. The paper, titled Enterprise Mobile Threats 2014: A Year In Review, warns that attackers stepped up their focus on application-delivered … Continue reading ?

Best of the banned chat apps: Where tools like WhatsApp can land you in jail

Messaging apps have made a comeback in our increasingly mobile world. Whether they are available for download or come pre-installed on our devices, they provide a convenient way to communicate with others. However, these types of apps are increasingly being … Continue reading ?

Smart home launches slated for 2015

This week’s Smart Living roundup features new connected appliances slated for 2015, a home automation line that plans to get certification for interoperability use, a responsive light bulb and a new home automation system that’s sleek and stylish.    . … Continue reading ?

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