September 2012 Archives
Thursday, 27th September 2012
When Amazon announced its Appstore for Android last year, a lot of people were left scratching their heads. Despite the seeming strangeness of Amazon running an Android Appstore, mobile app developers were cautiously optimistic. The Android Market (now Google Play) at the time was a disorganized and difficult-to-monetize quagmire. A curated…
Sorry, Google: Why Yahoo May Be Stuck With Microsoft's Bing
It all makes sense: prominent ex-Googler Marissa Mayer takes over Yahoo, which uses Microsoft's Bing as its search provider. But Microsoft has failed to live up to its contract with Yahoo, leaving Yahoo free to sign a search deal with Google, right? Wrong.
Wednesday, 26th September 2012
How To Get Your YouTube Videos Back From Google
Google’s Data Liberation Front keeps adding new ways for Google users to get their personal data out of Google’s services and back into their own hands. The latest addition to Google Takeout is YouTube videos. You can now download all of the original, full-quality videos you’ve uploaded to YouTube and take them elsewhere whenever you want…
Why Microsoft Is Tying B&N's Nook to Windows, Office And Bing
A new job posting from Barnes & Noble indicates that the Nook e-reader will be tied into the Microsoft platform, including Windows, Office and the company’s Bing search engine. It's an indication that e-books mean more than just another item to sell; they're now a broader part of the content ecosystem.
How Iran Can Make State Censorship Into A Cash Cow
Anywhere in the world, the fastest way to make anything popular is to ban it. Certainly Iran, which actually is an Internet infrastructure provider and which has by far the largest Internet using population in the Middle East, undoubtably knows that. So when Iran is handed a gold mine like The Innocence of Muslims, what should it do?