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Why Bitcoin Will Thrive First in the Developing World
/ February 5, 2016 11:20 am
Why Bitcoin Will Thrive First in the Developing World

Wired reports "Explaining the appeal of bitcoin to the average American isn’t easy. Here in the US, it’s not terribly hard to save, spend, and send money. Most people have bank accounts and credit cards, and when they need to send money to a friend, relative, or acquaintance, they can use any number of online services, from PayPal and Square to SnapChat and Facebook. For most people, bitcoin and other digital currencies looks like a solution in need of a problem—a technological end-run around big banks and big government that interests only geeks, drug dealers, and crazed libertarians.". Read More

Microsoft recently surpassed markets expectations, as it shipped almost six million Surface tablets last year, as per DigiTimes.
/ February 4, 2016 11:46 am
Microsoft recently surpassed markets expectations, as it shipped almost six million Surface tablets last year, as per DigiTimes.

Tech News Today reports "Microsoft recently surpassed markets expectations, as it shipped almost six million Surface tablets last year, as per DigiTimes. In the last quarter of 2015 alone, the company shipped 2.5 million tablets. Recent researches prove how the tablet market is plummeting lately, but tech giants are still on track to introduce multiple variants of their tablets. However, this does not seem to apply to the Surface tablets, as the publication claims that the shipments will most likely increase 30% this year." . Read More

Startups Can Escape Their Cash Crunch by Going to Mexico
/ February 4, 2016 11:20 am
Startups Can Escape Their Cash Crunch by Going to Mexico

Wired reports "During a recent business trip to the Mexican state of Jalisco, I became intrigued by the number of foreign young professionals that I saw from the moment I deplaned at the airport in Guadalajara. I asked a local associate if this was normal or if an international convention was going on in town. He said that while large-scale events were a daily occurrence, most of these folks were Americans either working at one of Jalisco’s high-tech multinational companies or running their own startups.". Read More

AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next
/ February 4, 2016 11:00 am
AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next

Wired reports "Yesterday, the 46-year-old Google veteran who oversees its search engine, Amit Singhal, announced his retirement. And in short order, Google revealed that Singhal’s rather enormous shoes would be filled by a man named John Giannandrea. On one level, these are just two guys doing something new with their lives. But you can also view the pair as the ideal metaphor for a momentous shift in the way things work inside Google—and across the tech world as a whole.". Read More

comScore: Apple ends 2015 with 42.9% of U.S. smartphone share, Samsung at 28.4%; BlackBerry OS falls under 1%
/ February 4, 2016 10:55 am
comScore: Apple ends 2015 with 42.9% of U.S. smartphone share, Samsung at 28.4%; BlackBerry OS falls under 1%

Venturebeat reports. "Apple’s dominance as the top smartphone maker in the U.S. continued throughout last year (it’s still second worldwide), growing slightly from 41.6 percent in December 2014 to 42.9 percent of the pie at the end of 2015. Samsung meanwhile slipped a bit, from 29.7 percent in December 2014 to 28.4 percent in December 2015. Rounding out the top five were LG (up), Motorola (flat), and HTC (down).". Read More

The Temptation of Co-Working Spaces
/ February 4, 2016 10:47 am
The Temptation of Co-Working Spaces

The NY Times reports "Technology has upended where we work. The line between work and play has been blurred, and the difference between the office and home has all but disappeared.". Read More

Chinese mobile game revenues could double to $11.1B by 2019
/ February 3, 2016 11:22 am
Chinese mobile game revenues could double to $11.1B by 2019

ntureBeat reports "China’s stock market has had a bad year, but the country’s game industry remains strong and on track to grow dramatically over time. That’s the underlying belief behind Chinese game market analyst firm Niko Partners’ annual predictions for the digital games industry in China for 2016.". Read More

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