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Aereo loses battle, cord-cutters may win war

zdnet.com — Summary: Aereo, the company that tried to bring over-the-air TV to the Internet, has filed for bankruptcy, but now the companies that fought it are bringing their shows to the Internet. It turns out Aereo, the company that tried to bring over-the-air (OTA) TV to cord-cutters really didn't have a plan B.

Mozilla’s balance sheet shows uncertainties ahead as lucrative Google deal ends

By Ed Bott
zdnet.com — Summary: Mozilla's financial report for 2013 shows a company that was able to grow quickly thanks to a three-year royalty deal with Google. But as that deal ends and Yahoo moves in as the new partner, can Mozilla find a way to grow?
Nov 21, 2014

RT @edbott: Mozilla made $306 million in search royalties in 2013, 90% from Google. With that deal ending, uncertainty lies ahead zd.net/11LqWcm

Nov 21, 2014

Mozilla made $306 million in search royalties in 2013, 90% from Google. With that deal ending, uncertainty lies ahead zd.net/11LqWcm

How to use an authenticator app to improve your online security

By Ed Bott
zdnet.com — Summary: Want to avoid having your online accounts hacked? Enable two-factor authentication (2FA), a crucial security measure that requires an extra code when signing in from an unfamiliar device. In this post, I explain how to use a mobile app to make your accounts safer. Passwords alone are hopelessly weak and fragile security measures.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @ZDNet: How to use an authenticator app to improve your online security zd.net/11BSMqr

Nov 21, 2014

How to use an authenticator app to improve your online security via @ZDNet, @edbott zd.net/11BSMqr

Nov 21, 2014

RT @edbott: Turn on 2-factor authentication & install a smartphone authenticator app to protect your online accts. Here’s how: http://t.co/…

Nov 21, 2014

Turn on 2-factor authentication & install a smartphone authenticator app to protect your online accts. Here’s how: zdnet.com/how-to-use-an-…

European Parliament calls for Google's breakup to end ongoing antitrust probe

zdnet.com — Summary: Europe's parliament is reportedly ready to call for Google's breakup, three years into a probe investigating the company's business practices. The European Parliament is expected to soon call for the "unbundling" of Google's search business from the rest of its commerical operators.
Nov 21, 2014

ICYMI: European Parliament calls for Google's breakup to end ongoing antitrust probe via @ZDNet by @zackwhittaker zd.net/11Dkwes

Nov 21, 2014

ZDNet: European Parliament calls for Google's breakup to end ongoing antitrust probe ow.ly/2R0Xhf

Intel's data center group: Cloud, custom, networking to fuel growth

zdnet.com — Summary: Intel's data center unit remains strong due to custom chips for cloud deployments, build-outs and networking functions virtualization. Intel's data center group, powered by Xeon processors, is surging as 35 percent of the unit's revenue comes from cloud deployments and that infrastructure for the likes of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure is increasingly custom.
Nov 21, 2014

ZDNet: Intel's data center group: Cloud, custom, networking to fuel growth ow.ly/2R0iL6

Five ways the Apple iPhone 6 Plus excels as a traveling companion

zdnet.com — Summary: After making seven business trips since the iPhone 6 launch, Matthew has thoroughly tested many phones on the road, on the water, and in the air. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus continues to rise to the top.
Nov 21, 2014

Five ways the Apple iPhone 6 Plus excels as a traveling companion via @ZDNet, @palmsolo zd.net/11Kg7Y4

Compared to iOS, Android Lollipop adoption rates suck

zdnet.com — Summary: Pop quiz time. 13 days following the release of iOS 8, adoption rates had hit 40 percent. What do you think the adoption rate for Android 5.0 Lollipop was after the same period of time? Pop quiz time. 13 days following the release of iOS 8, adoption rates had hit 40 percent.
Nov 21, 2014

Compared with iOS 8, Android Lollipop adoption rates suck zd.net/11C0Nf4 40 percent vs. 0.15 percent after 13 days

Black Friday deals from Acer: Laptops and Chromebook

zdnet.com — Summary: The folks at Acer have given ZDNet advance notice for some good deals for Black Friday. Black Friday is almost here and those looking for good deals on Chromebooks or Windows laptops may find these offers on Acer products worth checking out. The special deals are in partnership with Walmart, Target, and Microsoft stores.

Yahoo, Flickr share how social is improving image recognition, search

zdnet.com — Summary: Yahoo is using one of its most prominent acquisitions to date as it develops and experiments with image recognition and search. SAN FRANCISCO---Image recognition could be the key to the future of search, but it is proving to be one of the most arduous computing problems to solve.
Nov 21, 2014

ZDNet: Yahoo, Flickr share how social is improving image recognition, search ow.ly/2R175W

Handy travel tech: Batteries, wireless charging and USBs

zdnet.com — Summary: A smartphone or a tablet aren't quite all you need to work on the go; these are some of the helpful gadgets and accessories we've been travelling with recently When you spend a lot of time on the road, you need to balance useful travel technology that makes your life more convenient with not weighing your bag down with endless cables and connections you rarely use.
Nov 21, 2014

ZDNet blog post: Handy travel tech: Batteries, wireless charging and USBs sbis.so/11BvMI3 #zdnet

Jack Dorsey: Square will accept Apple Pay in 2015

zdnet.com — Summary: Square's CEO confirmed in an interview with CNN that Square plans to become Apple Pay compatible next year, a move that will require a total refresh of its Register hardware. Jack Dorsey, founder and CEO of the mobile payments platform provider Square, has finally addressed the elephant in the room - i.e.
Nov 21, 2014

ZDNet: Jack Dorsey: Square will accept Apple Pay in 2015 ow.ly/2R0MET

GE appoints former IBM, EMC execs to software leadership posts

zdnet.com — Summary: General Electric, which is bulking up its technology unit to focus on the industrial Internet, names a former EMC exec CTO of GE Software. A former IBMer is now VP of software research at GE Software.
Nov 21, 2014

ZDNet: GE appoints former IBM, EMC execs to software leadership posts ow.ly/2R09YO

Six Clicks: Best wearable gift purchases for this holiday season

zdnet.com — Summary: The wearable market continues to develop with activity trackers and smartwatches available in prices ranging from $50 to $300 or more. Matthew offers up six wearables across the pricing spectrum for you to consider. 2014 was promised to be the year of the wearable and we saw a number of new activity trackers, Android Wear smartwatches, and an upgraded Pebble.
Nov 21, 2014

Or stick with an Android phone to get the benefits of Android Wear and multiple wearable support. zdnet.com/six-clicks-bes…

Nov 21, 2014

I should stick with the MS Band or Fitbit product to be able to carry iOS, Android, or Windows Phone without worry. zdnet.com/six-clicks-bes…

Nov 21, 2014

Six Clicks: Best wearable gift purchases for this holiday season zd.net/11Cgd2P Funny that my choice of wearable defines phone I use

Best Buy's reinvention: Seven things to watch

zdnet.com — Summary: Here's a look at what will determine whether Best Buy thrives or dives against Amazon. Best Buy may be the most interesting multi-channel retailing story to watch headed into the holiday season. Best Buy is battling Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target and a bevy of others for tech sales and after a year of retooling may be ready for a turnaround.

Zero Day Weekly: WhatsApp, Blackphone, Citadel hits password managers

zdnet.com — Summary: A collection of notable security news items for the week ending November 21, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more. Welcome to Zero Day's Week In Security, our roundup of notable security news items for the week ending November 21, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
Nov 21, 2014

Zero Day Weekly: WhatsApp, Blackphone, Citadel hits password managers ow.ly/2R1va0

And now for some good news... Remember when the Internet hiccuped? Here's what happened

zdnet.com — Summary: You may be forgiven for not remembering that earlier this year, the Internet stumbled for a day. Did you notice it? Probably not - most people didn't. Here's what happened. You know it's going to be a bad day when your Internet grinds to a halt.
Nov 21, 2014

ZDNet: And now for some good news... Remember when the Internet hiccuped? Here's what happened ow.ly/2R01hp

MongoDB CTO: How our new WiredTiger storage engine will earn its stripes

zdnet.com — Summary: With general availability of the next version of MongoDB looming as early as next month, CTO Eliot Horowitz believes it represents an important step for the open-source database. Last week, the first release candidate of MongoDB 2.8 shipped with two new additions that could prove highly significant for the open-source document database.

The 12 scams of Christmas

zdnet.com — Summary: What scams and schemes do you need to watch out for during the holiday season? This year, cybercrime has evolved to new and more sophisticated levels -- far beyond the days of phishing emails by 'lawyers' who need to transfer millions of dollars to your account on behalf of a long-lost African uncle.

Best Buy's reinvention: 7 things to watch

zdnet.com — Summary: Here's a look at what will determine whether Best Buy thrives or dives against Amazon. Best Buy may be the most interesting multi-channel retailing story to watch headed into the holiday season. Best Buy is battling Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target and a bevy of others for tech sales and after a year of retooling may be ready for a turnaround.
Nov 21, 2014

ZDNet: Best Buy's reinvention: 7 things to watch ow.ly/2QZFnh