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Facebook Acquires QuickFire To Bolster Its Video Streaming Speeds
Facebook Acquires QuickFire To Bolster Its Video Streaming Speeds: "In 2015, Facebook looks as if it will place a significant focus on its video capabilities. To further that goal, it has acquired a company that will help improve its streaming speeds. The social media giant has scooped up QuickFire Networks, a technology company that focuses on network infrastructure."
QuickFire is the new Akamai.
Labels: network topology
Google will reportedly launch their own wireless service this year
Google will reportedly launch their own wireless service this year: "After what seems like years of rumors and speculation, the oft hit-or-miss publication The Information is now reporting from several sources close to the matter that Google is gearing up to launch their own wireless service later this year. Codenamed ‘Nova,’ the service — which will run on a combination of T-mobile and Sprint towers — will see Google acting as an MVNO, similar to StraightTalk, Simple Mobile, and other competing prepaid wireless services."
I love the Google.
Amazon expands original content program with feature films as Apple TV adds more live sports
Amazon expands original content program with feature films as Apple TV adds more live sports: "Amazon's plans include the production of 12 movies each year, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price said on Monday. Each film will debut in theaters before arriving on Amazon Prime Instant Video less than two months after their theatrical release, compared to the typical 9-month lag time for Hollywood films."
Labels: amazon studios
Samsung hires former president of Jony Ive's old design studio for global initiative
Samsung hires former president of Jony Ive's old design studio for global initiative: "Looking to freshen up its product range, Samsung in January found a new head of global design in Don-tae Lee, former co-president of a London-based design consultancy called Tangerine, which had Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive as one of its earliest employees."
Labels: apple vs. samsung
Camera crews arrive at Steve Jobs’ childhood home as production on biopic finally begins | 9to5Mac
Camera crews arrive at Steve Jobs’ childhood home as production on biopic finally begins | 9to5Mac: "The Sony- Universal-produced Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender has finally started filming after what seemed like an endless array of cast and crew changes. CNET spotted production crews setting up at the Los Altos childhood home of Steve Jobs earlier today."
Steve Jobs biopic (another one). I liked the Ashton Kutcher film. I was glad they covered some of the true, less flattering aspects of Jobs.
Labels: steve jobs, steve jobs movie, steve wozniak, steve wozniak apple
Skype identity of developer cannot be confirmed error
The easy solution to this error message is to use Quarantino (free download)
to remove Skype.app from Quarantine.
- Open the Skype DMG.
- Copy Skype.app to the Desktop.
- Launch Quarantino.app and from the File menu, choose Open...
- Choose Skype.app
- Ensure that the publisher is correct and Apple verified (look for Apple logo)
- Choose the 'Remove from Quarantine' button.
Labels: 10.10, error message, skype, yosemite
Elon Musk uses this ancient critical-thinking strategy to outsmart everybody else | VentureBeat | Business | by Drake Baer, Business Insider
Elon Musk uses this ancient critical-thinking strategy to outsmart everybody else | VentureBeat | Business | by Drake Baer, Business Insider:
When Musk and his team were trying to estimate how much the first SpaceX rockets would cost, they could have just looked at the products on the market. But as the blog 99u points out, his team didn’t settle for that analogy-based argument. Instead, they figured out what the necessary parts of a rocket were, and then found out how much the raw materials of those parts would cost.
The result was startling: SpaceX could build a rocket for about 2% of the typical price.
Makes you wonder what the other 98% is being spent on...
Roundup: Find all of 9to5Mac’s CES 2015 coverage in one place | 9to5Mac
Roundup: Find all of 9to5Mac’s CES 2015 coverage in one place | 9to5Mac: "If you’ve somehow missed the overflow of coverage from CES 2015 last week, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. During the show we took a look at the latest devices and accessories that are expected to be released throughout 2015. "
Labels: CES 2015, mac
Scanadu turns your iPhone into an electrocardiogram, urinalysis reader and future drug testing device | 9to5Mac
Scanadu turns your iPhone into an electrocardiogram, urinalysis reader and future drug testing device | 9to5Mac: "The Scanadu Scout (pictured, right) is a little electronic device designed by Yves Béhar that you touch to your forehead for a few seconds. Almost instantly, physiological parameters, including temperature, heart rate, blood oxygenation, respiratory rate, ECG, and diastolic/systolic blood pressure are sent to an app on your iPhone which logs these measurements and alerts users to anomalies and deviations which may be cause for heath concerns."
This is the next wave in health care.
Labels: DIY health care