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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Technology

France Announces An Ambitious New Data Strategy

12 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 After four long months of speculations and political maneuvering, the French Government finally announced that France is getting its first Chief Data Officer. While the name of the CDO is still unknown, a source told me that current Etalab director Henri Verdier should get nominated later this week. Back in February, I interviewed Henri Verdier a... by Romain Dillet

You can now download iOS 8 — here’s how

31 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Apple’s latest mobile OS release, iOS 8, has arrived. Now, how do you get it on your phone? Although Apple often excels at creating elegant, simple user interfaces, the company’s iOS update process can be a bit confusing. Here’s a quick step-by-step guide to help smooth things over. 1. Back up your device using iCloud or a third-party servic... by Harrison Weber

Apple's iOS 8 is now available for you to download

35 minutes ago - Engadget
Apple's iOS 8 may not look too different from the version that preceded it, but trust us: there are plenty of new bits and bobs to get familiar with once you start poking around. Now that you've had some time to dig into our full review, you can take by Chris Velazco

iOS 8 Now Available, But Plan To Be Patient

35 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system is now rolling out to devices eligible for the update. It’s available both over-the-air, and by plugging your device into iTunes for a wired update, but don’t panic if you can’t see it right away, or if you’re having trouble actually downloading the software: Apple typically stages the rollout of bi... by Darrell Etherington

Music Collaboration Suite Splice Raises $4.5M From True And DJs, Launches Public Beta

31 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 GroupMe co-founder Steve Martocci has found some powerful allies for his music production storage and collaboration startup Splice, which launches its public beta and remixable music player today. Superstar DJs Tiësto and Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia, manager Scooter Braun, and agencies WME and AM Only have invested in Splice’s new $4... by Josh Constine

EyeEm iOS Update Makes It Easier To Choose Your Best Shot

1 hour 3 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Photo-sharing service EyeEm has released an update to its iOS app that brings some niceties to the camera and camera roll interfaces. The changes make it easier to see which photos are worth uploading and to get them up with fewer taps and swipes. Read More by Kyle Russell

HowGood, Now With $2M In Funding, Releases Apps For More Sustainable Grocery Shopping

50 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 New mobile applications from HowGood want to help shoppers become better informed about which food is best to eat – and not just which food is healthiest, as the name suggests, but whether the animals were treated humanely, if the workers were paid fair wages, if the food was produced locally or sustainably, and much more. In addition, the c... by Sarah Perez

iOS 8: Apple opens up — and catches up to Android (review)

1 hour 14 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Image Credit: AppleWhile last year’s iOS update splashed a fresh coat of paint on Apple’s mobile operating system, this year’s revision is a massive interior renovation. You’d be hard-pressed to see a big difference between iOS 7 and iOS 8 at first glance. (If you’re not a fan of the new iOS candy-coated aesthetic, tough cookies.) But dig... by Devindra Hardawar

How hacking scandals have hit Apple, Google, and others where it hurts

1 hour 39 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Image Credit: Johan Larson/ShutterstockAnother week, another hacking scandal. At least, that’s what it’s starting to feel like, as more and more major companies fall victim to hackers. This not only raises real questions about online security but also it makes us wonder about the effects on the hacked companies themselves. What happens to them... by Brenda Barron

In age of dark searching, Conductor hopes its new Content Score will shine a light

1 hour 31 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Image Credit: ShutterstockWith Google blocking access to keyword data, how can you tell if your site content is doing its job to deliver organic traffic? That’s the key challenge that web presence management provider Conductor wants to solve with its new Content Health Score, announced today. The Score, part of a new section on the company’s pl... by Barry Levine

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