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Developers planning or building apps for the Internet of Things can now use Appmethod to create connected apps across any device or form factor, including Google Glass. The Appmethod September 2014 Release enables developers to easily connect to apps that can be deployed and debugged directly onto Glass.
The University of California on Monday announced plans for a $250 million venture capital fund to finance startups created by students and faculty, signaling a growing interest from the state's revenue-strapped university system to cash in on companies created in dorm rooms and classrooms. UC Ventures would be seeded with money from the university system's $9 billion endowment and target work done at the university's 10 campuses, five medical centers, three national laboratories and 30 incubators and accelerators, and signals the rise in student- and faculty-led startups not only at prestigious private institutions such as Stanford, but at public universities.
Yelp collected names and email addresses from children as young as 9 without the consent of their parents, federal regulators said in a lawsuit accusing the online customer-review company of violating U.S. privacy rules. The Federal Trade Commission's suit against San Francisco- based Yelp follows earlier cases against Google, Apple and Amazon.com , which were accused of failing to get parental consent for purchases made by children with mobile devices.
New Jersey has sold its pension fund investment in a venture capital firm that has connections to a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate. The state Treasurer's Office announced Tuesday that it had sold its investment in General Catalyst to Washington University in St. Louis for $14.1 million, netting the state a $4.5 million profit over what it paid for the investment in December 2011.
In this May 14, 2014 file photo, a row of Google self-driving cars are shown outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling on the state's public roads.
Tech giant Google has unveiled a smartphone platform that aims to win over masses of people it has never reached before -- Android One phones are rolling out in India at a cost of $105. Google first announced the initiative at its annual Google I/O developers' conference in June.
Plans for a major rewriting of international tax rules unveiled on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies like Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development announced a series of measures that, if implemented by members, could stop companies from employing many commonly-used practices to shift profits into tax havens.
Wi-Fi Direct is the peer-to-peer version of the hugely popular wireless technology that the Wi-Fi Alliance has been promoting and facilitating for 15 years. It lets individual devices, including PCs, printers, TVs and phones, communicate one-to-one without having to get on to a LAN.
Chinese search giant Baidu has entered into a partnership with BMW to jointly research driverless car technologies, with the goal of developing a semi-autonomous vehicle in three years. On Tuesday, Baidu signed a joint research contract with BMW that will involve solving traffic challenges facing the Chinese market, the companies said in a statement.
German justice minister Heiko Maas is calling on Google to become more transparent by disclosing exactly how it ranks search results. This, of course, will simply never happen.
U.S. advertising revenue for YouTube, the biggest Internet video website, could reach $1.13 billion in 2014, according to a report from research firm EMarketer. However, the research company estimated that YouTube's share of the U.S. digital video advertising market will decline in the face of rising competition from companies including AOL and Yahoo, which are expanding their online video businesses.
Google fielded 19 percent more requests from the U.S. government for data on its users in the first half of this year compared to the second half of last year, the company said Monday. Of the 12,539 requests it received, the firm produced user data in around 10,000 of those cases, Google said in its latest transparency report , which tallies government data requests from around the world and Google's response to them.
Sources say Wind Mobile's founder has a tentative deal to buy out the company's majority shareholder, a Dutch-Russian company called VimpelCom Ltd. A source close to the deal has confirmed that Wind's chairman and CEO, Tony Lacavera, has arranged to buy out VimpelCom's majority stake with financing from Toronto private equity firm West Face Capital and others. Lacavera owns about 35 per cent of Wind Mobile, which has a wireless network serving about 750,000 customers - primarily in heavily populated areas of Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
It was a sleepy day on Wall Street Monday ... unless you happened to be looking at some high profile tech stocks, especially shares of social media companies. Facebook fell 4 percent.
What should happen to your personal digital communications -- emails, chats, photos and the like -- after you die? Should they be treated like physical letters for the purposes of a will? Yahoo doesn't think so. The company is criticizing new legislation giving executors charged with carrying out the instructions in a person's will broad access to their online accounts.
San Jose State University police are investigating hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of brand-new equipment that is missing from the campus. The missing-equipment mystery involves roughly $700,000 to $800,000 worth of wireless Internet equipment purchased as part of an extensive, $28 million campus upgrade with Cisco Systems, the Next Generation Technology Project.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 07:02 am
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