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Monday, May 25, 2015

Technology

Finding the right metrics to rate your security

34 minutes ago - Venture Beat
GUEST: Anyone who went to business school leaves with a single lesson drilled into them — everything should be measurable. In business, if you’re spending money, you need to be able to quantify the benefit. Regardless of whether it’s marketing, advertising, inventory, operating costs, or long-term investments, if you can’t measure it, you u... by Ashok Sankar, Raytheon Cyber Products

Samsung's Iron Man edition Galaxy S6 Edge lacks J.A.R.V.I.S.

54 minutes ago - Engadget
With Samsung being an active promoter of Marvel's latest Avengers movie, it's no surprise to see the tech giant releasing some sort of special edition product to sweeten the deal. Why yes, it's an Iron Man limited edition Galaxy S6 Edge with matching by Richard Lai

TiVo said to be launching Cox video on demand

2 hours 54 minutes ago - Engadget
You're forgiven if you forgot that TiVo and Cox were once best buddies. They formed a partnership years ago, but that alliance quietly fell by the wayside. However, there are signs that it could come roaring back. Tipsters tell Zatz Not Funny (which by Jon Fingas

My Chromebook isn’t that bad. I hope Google and its partners keep improving it

3 hours 18 minutes ago - Venture Beat
A few weeks ago, I bought a Toshiba Chromebook 2 to use while Apple was repairing my MacBook Air. I’ve gotten to like it for my admittedly limited computing needs. The Chrome browser counts for a lot on a Chromebook. Within it, I can write and edit documents with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides — the 100GB of free Google Drive storage is much a... by Jordan Novet

MasterCard Send Speeds Up Money Transfers With A Little P2P Magic

4 hours 4 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Sending money is hard. Sure we’ve got bitcoin for some and Paypal for some more and the horrible SWIFT and ACH systems for the rest of us schlubs but no one has quite cracked the money transfer trick. MasterCard Send is a good start. Created as an effort to follow the Federal Reserve initiative aimed at speeding up the money transfer system, Se... by John Biggs

RadioShack customers won this round, but we still need better data privacy guarantees

4 hours 20 minutes ago - Venture Beat
GUEST: What happens to the personal information of users when companies that collected that data close up shop? In the case of RadioShack, a U.S. bankruptcy judge last week sided with the Federal Trade Commission, attorneys general from 40 states, and several consumer privacy groups by severely limiting the number and uses of data acquired by he... by Suni Munshani, Protegrity

Mobile Internet To Be Worth More Than Apple By 2018

4 hours 19 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Smartphone sales growth is slowing to less than 10% annually to 2018, and mobile networks saw just 5% growth in the last decade. So while Applecontinues to knock it out of the park and Xiaomi skyrockets, mobile internet is the mobile growth market. Digi-Capital now forecasts almost 3x revenue growth from $300 billion last year to $850 billion by... by Tim Merel

Pavegen Kicks Off Crowdcube Campaign To Power Up Its Kinetic Flooring Business

4 hours 19 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Pavegen is on a mission to upgrade the ground you walk on. The U.K. clean-tech startup has engineered a high tech flooring product that can generate enough energy to power lights and even buildings by harnessing kinetic energy from pedestrians walking on it. Read More by Natasha Lomas

Apple’s Jony Ive ascends to Chief Design Officer post

4 hours 50 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Sir Jony Ive has been promoted to Chief Design Officer, according to a memo from Tim Cook leaked to the Telegraph today. Ives will give up the day-to-day management of the hardware and software design departments at Apple, which will free him up for other projects, like the look and feel of Apple retail stores. Ives has acted as Apple’s Senior... by Mark Sullivan

Apple Names Jony Ive ‘Chief Design Officer’

5 hours 1 minute ago - Techcrunch
 Apple’s Jony Ive, the design genius often credited for Apple’s innovative and unique industrial design language over the past couple of decades, has taken on a new role at the company: Chief Design Officer. The new role elevates him above his previous SVP status, and also installs Richard Howarth as the new head of Industrial Design, and Alan... by Darrell Etherington

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