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Info On Intel Bay Trail 22nm Atom Platform Shows Out-of-Order Design

January 5th, 2013 01:16 admin View Comments

Intel

MojoKid writes “New leaked info from Intel sheds light on how the company’s 2014 platforms will challenge ARM products in the ultra light, low power market. At present, the company’s efforts in the segment are anchored by Cedar Trail, the 32nm dual-core platform that launched a year ago. To date, all of Intel’s platform updates for Atom have focused on lowering power consumption and ramping SoC integration rather than focusing on performance — but Bay Trail will change that. Bay Trail moves Atom to a quad-core, 22nm, out-of-order design. It significantly accelerates the CPU core with burst modes of up to 2.7GHz, and it’ll be the first Atom to feature Intel’s own graphics processor instead of a licensed core from Imagination Technologies.”

Source: Info On Intel Bay Trail 22nm Atom Platform Shows Out-of-Order Design

Microsoft Sues Motorola Over Mapping Patents

October 11th, 2012 10:50 admin View Comments

Android

jfruh writes “The mobile patent wars continue, with two of the world’s biggest tech companies about to blunder into direct conflict. Microsoft holds a number of patents that it claims give it rights over mobile map applications that overlay data from multiple databases (map info from one database and store location info from another, for instance). Many Android vendors already pay Redmond licensing fees for their mapping apps; now Redmond is going to court in Germany to sue one of the holdouts: Motorola Mobility, which is of course owned by Google.”

Source: Microsoft Sues Motorola Over Mapping Patents

Have We Lost Our Privacy To the Internet?

March 4th, 2012 03:51 admin View Comments

Privacy

An anonymous reader writes “An article in the Guardian, penned by Joss Wright and Tom Chatfield, discusses whether we — as in Internet users in general — are, or indeed are not, giving away way too much information about ourselves to large Corporations that profit handsomely from mining the info. The article talks about how contemporary internet companies — perhaps predictably — are run with a ‘privacy is dead’ motto. It considers what implications having all your private data out on the internet — where it can be seen, searched, shared, retransmitted, perhaps archived forever without your consent — has for the ‘future of our society’ (by which the authors presumably mean the society of the UK). The (rather long) article ends by mentioning that Gmail scans your email, that Facebook apps frequently send your private data right to the app developer, that iPhones are known to log your geographic location, and that some smartphone apps read your address book and messages, then dial home to transmit this info to the company that developed the app.”

Source: Have We Lost Our Privacy To the Internet?

[GRAPHIC] Most Don’t Feel Comfortable Sharing Credit Card Info On Social Networks

February 13th, 2012 02:00 admin View Comments

shutterstock_online_shopping.jpgMost of us still don’t like giving our credit card information on social networking sites, according to a poll of 2,630 adults by Harris Interactive for Digitas.

And that could mean trouble – at least for now – for Facebook and other social networks hoping to make good on predictions that social media commerce will reach $30 billion within five years. The poll, which included 2,247 people who identified themselves as social media users, found attitudes that mirrored those confronting retail brands when they opened online stores a decade or more ago.

Men between the ages of 18 and 54 who make $35,000 or more per year are the most likely to make purchases through a social network, but overall, 55% of poll respondents said they were still reluctant to turn over credit card info. The potential, however, is there: 75% of respondents said they were more likely to purchase a product or service if it was endorsed by a friend on social media.

The survey results, presented in an infographic below, also explain how brands can improve social media sales conversion rates.

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Source: [GRAPHIC] Most Don’t Feel Comfortable Sharing Credit Card Info On Social Networks

[GRAPHIC] Most Don’t Feel Comfortable Sharing Credit Card Info On Social Networks

February 13th, 2012 02:00 admin View Comments

shutterstock_online_shopping.jpgMost of us still don’t like giving our credit card information on social networking sites, according to a poll of 2,630 adults by Harris Interactive for Digitas.

And that could mean trouble – at least for now – for Facebook and other social networks hoping to make good on predictions that social media commerce will reach $30 billion within five years. The poll, which included 2,247 people who identified themselves as social media users, found attitudes that mirrored those confronting retail brands when they opened online stores a decade or more ago.

Men between the ages of 18 and 54 who make $35,000 or more per year are the most likely to make purchases through a social network, but overall, 55% of poll respondents said they were still reluctant to turn over credit card info. The potential, however, is there: 75% of respondents said they were more likely to purchase a product or service if it was endorsed by a friend on social media.

The survey results, presented in an infographic below, also explain how brands can improve social media sales conversion rates.

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Source: [GRAPHIC] Most Don’t Feel Comfortable Sharing Credit Card Info On Social Networks

LinkedIn Launches Group Statistics Dashboards and Revamped Events

November 10th, 2011 11:45 admin View Comments

linkedin.jpgLinkedIn is giving users more information about groups they may wish to join. If you’re wondering which groups to join, or wondering about the makeup of groups you belong to (or manage), LinkedIn has put together stats dashboards for LI groups that will give a ton of info about groups at a glance.

The statistics tool is open to anyone, so you can see the stats for any group you’re thinking about joining. The stats are organized under three categories: Demographics, growth and activity.

Demographics tell you who’s in the group. You’ll see info like the location, industry, roles and seniority level of the members of the group. For example, at a glance you’ll see that new ReadWriteWeb group a strong bent towards media and communications folks, and quite a few folks who consider themselves entrepreneurs. Not surprisingly, Portland is a top location.

Next you’ll be able to see growth. This shows how many members and how quickly they’ve been added. You’ll also see the week-over-week growth rate.

Finally, activity shows just how much the group has going on. This isn’t just the activity in the group itself, but also the activity of group members. It’ll show new jobs in the last week as well as promotions that have taken place in the last week.

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If you’d like to help make some stats, be sure to check out the ReadWriteWeb group and the channel subgroups for ReadWriteCloud, ReadWriteEnterprise and ReadWriteHack.

LinkedIn has also added a LinkedIn Events page that gives a list of events that you might be interested in. It will also show events that you’re already attending, and can show attendees that you might want to meet while at events.

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If you haven’t been to LinkedIn Groups in a while, you might want to check it out. For professional groups and events, LinkedIn looks to have a lot to offer over other social networks. What do you think of the changes?

Source: LinkedIn Launches Group Statistics Dashboards and Revamped Events

Siri Gives Apple Two Year Advantage Over Android

November 3rd, 2011 11:07 admin View Comments

Android

Hugh Pickens writes “Gary Morgenthaler, a recognized expert in artificial intelligence and a Siri board member, says that Apple now has at least a two-year advantage over Google in the war for best smartphone platform. ‘What Siri has done is changed people’s expectations about what’s possible,’ says Morgenthaler. ‘Apple has crossed a threshold; people now expect that you should be able to expect to speak ordinary English — and be understood. Siri has cracked the code.’ The threshold, from mere speech recognition to natural language input and understanding, is one that Google cannot cross by replicating the technology or making an acquisition adds Morgenthaler. ‘There’s no company out there they can go buy.’ Morgenthaler’s comments echo the recent article in Forbes Magazine, ‘Why Siri Is a Google Killer‘ that says that Apple’s biggest advantage over any other voice application out there today is the massive data Siri will collect in the next 2 years — all being stored in Apple’s massive North Carolina data center — that will allow Siri to get better and better. ‘Siri is a new interface for customers wanting to get information,’ writes Eric Jackson. ‘At the moment, most of us still rely on Google for getting at the info we want. But Siri has a foot in the door and it’s trusting that it will win your confidence over time to do basic info gathering.’”

Source: Siri Gives Apple Two Year Advantage Over Android

Apple Accidentally Leaks “iPhone 4S” Name And Design In Latest iTunes Beta

October 1st, 2011 10:49 admin View Comments

iPhone 4S

All those conflicting reports about the next generation iPhone’s form factor has probably just been put to rest with less than 3 days to go for the Let’s Talk iPhone event and surprisingly it is Apple who has accidentally leaked the details.

AppleInsider has discovered references of iPhone 4S in the latest beta version of iTunes.

AppleInsider reports that they’ve discovered references of iPhone 4S in the Info.plist file of the MobileDevices bundle (as you can see in the screenshot below) that was included with iTunes 10.5 Beta 9, which was released on Friday.

AppleInsider reports:

Specifically, device preferences for Item 7 and Item 8 in the Info.plist file describe a black and white iPhone 4S whose display icons (below) depict models that look identical to the existing black and white CDMA iPhone 4 introduced earlier this year.

The descriptions in the Info.plist file also seem to indicate that iPhone 4S will be a dual-mode or world phone, which means it will work on both CDMA and GSM networks.

iTunes Beta Plist - iPhone 4S

As you can see below, the image icon used for iPhone 4S is the same as the CDMA iPhone 4, which suggests that Apple’s new iPhone will look like CDMA iPhone 4 and won’t feature an all new-design as some reports had suggested.

iPhone 4S icons

Apple had briefly pulled iTunes beta 9 but it is not immediately clear if Apple had pulled it due to the leak and has made any changes to the latest iTunes build. It would probably be pointless and in fact counter productive at this stage.

It is possible that the image is only a placeholder, but based on information we’ve been hearing the chances of a redesigned iPhone 5 seem slim. It looks like Apple is gearing up to launch the next iPhone that will come with a faster dual core A5 system-on-chip, 1 GB RAM, 8 megapixel camera and works on both GSM and CDMA networks.

Would you be disappointed if the next iPhone looks like the CDMA iPhone 4?

[via AppleInsider]

Source: Apple Accidentally Leaks “iPhone 4S” Name And Design In Latest iTunes Beta

Apple Accidentally Leaks “iPhone 4S” Name And Design In Latest iTunes Beta

October 1st, 2011 10:49 admin View Comments

iPhone 4S

All those conflicting reports about the next generation iPhone’s form factor has probably just been put to rest with less than 3 days to go for the Let’s Talk iPhone event and surprisingly it is Apple who has accidentally leaked the details.

AppleInsider has discovered references of iPhone 4S in the latest beta version of iTunes.

AppleInsider reports that they’ve discovered references of iPhone 4S in the Info.plist file of the MobileDevices bundle (as you can see in the screenshot below) that was included with iTunes 10.5 Beta 9, which was released on Friday.

AppleInsider reports:

Specifically, device preferences for Item 7 and Item 8 in the Info.plist file describe a black and white iPhone 4S whose display icons (below) depict models that look identical to the existing black and white CDMA iPhone 4 introduced earlier this year.

The descriptions in the Info.plist file also seem to indicate that iPhone 4S will be a dual-mode or world phone, which means it will work on both CDMA and GSM networks.

iTunes Beta Plist - iPhone 4S

As you can see below, the image icon used for iPhone 4S is the same as the CDMA iPhone 4, which suggests that Apple’s new iPhone will look like CDMA iPhone 4 and won’t feature an all new-design as some reports had suggested.

iPhone 4S icons

Apple had briefly pulled iTunes beta 9 but it is not immediately clear if Apple had pulled it due to the leak and has made any changes to the latest iTunes build. It would probably be pointless and in fact counter productive at this stage.

It is possible that the image is only a placeholder, but based on information we’ve been hearing the chances of a redesigned iPhone 5 seem slim. It looks like Apple is gearing up to launch the next iPhone that will come with a faster dual core A5 system-on-chip, 1 GB RAM, 8 megapixel camera and works on both GSM and CDMA networks.

Would you be disappointed if the next iPhone looks like the CDMA iPhone 4?

[via AppleInsider]

Source: Apple Accidentally Leaks “iPhone 4S” Name And Design In Latest iTunes Beta

4INFO Nabs Mobile Ad Exec Ray Colwell As Chief Revenue Officer

April 13th, 2011 04:43 admin View Comments

Mobile advertising company 4INFO has made a key hire today. The company has added advertising exec Ray Colwell as chief revenue officer.

Most recently, Colwell was the vice president of national and direct sales at display ad network Collective. Colwell has helped to create mobile campaigns for brands including Discovery, Bank of America, Procter & Gamble and Ford and was previously vice president of mobile video ad network Transpera (which was recently acquired by Tremor Media).

He was also senior vice president of Third Screen Media (which was bought by AOL). Colwell has also held several sales and marketing positions at Yahoo, Lycos, Engage Technologies, Adsmart, Pointcast and Ziff-Davis.

Founded in 2005, 4INFO has dominated the SMS ad space, with roughly 3,000 publishers on its msgHaven platform. This publishing platform, which allows clients to manage the content and delivery of their SMS campaign, delivers around 400 million text messages each month (which has doubled in the past year).

The network, which has raised $38 million in funding, also reaches 78 million uniques a month in mobile display/apps through its AdHaven platform and audience network. The company is now profitable and pouring that money back into R&D and hiring.

Source: 4INFO Nabs Mobile Ad Exec Ray Colwell As Chief Revenue Officer