Google Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself
James Carmichael | The Atlantic | The Atlantic – Tue Aug 19 18:00:00 UTC 2014
Every weekday at 3:40 p.m., the message popped up on my phone:22 mins to Work. Google Now was doing …
By the standards of tech valuations, especially during his tenure at Microsoft, the Clippers price is downright frugal. Here, from the Bloomberg archives, are three Ballmer buys—and one mad offer—at Microsoft that were arguably more insane than the $2 billion price for the Clippers. 1) Telewest Communications: In 2000, just a few months into Ballmer’s time at the helm, Microsoft bought a 22 percent stake in British cable TV provider
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Snowden: US developed dangerous cyberwar tool, hacked Chinese hospitals and knocked Syria offline
Nation Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is sweeping the September cover of Wired, which published an exclusive interview and photo shoot with “the most wanted man in the world” and revealed an NSA weapon capable of setting off a global cyber-arms race. RELATED: Snowden Poses For Mag Cover With Same American Flag Pamela Anderson Flashed With During the interview Snowden explained a previously unrevealed NSA cyber weapon called “MonsterMind,” which has the capability to detect incoming cyber attacks and retaliate automatically without any human supervision.
Microsoft attempted something different and daring with Windows 8. “Had they done a more transitionary product, especially keeping the Start button, I don’t think the impact and perception would have been as bad.” By removing the Start button, which had been a Windows fixture since Windows 95, Microsoft wasn’t just introducing a new way of using the operating system — it was trying to force people away from the only one they had known for two decades.