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Microsoft’s multi-platform Xbox strategy faces risks, rewards

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It has been an interesting couple of years for the Xbox, ones in which we’ve witnessed a shift from a hardcore gaming focus to a world of casual gaming with Kinect, avatars, and cross-platform Xbox games and services. Microsoft’s Kinect sensor introduced the concept of controller-less gaming to the masses and Microsoft has started to push its Xbox Live services to devices outside of the console with Windows Phone and SmartGlass for iOS and Android.

“We’re no longer just competing with the traditional console companies…”

This emerging trend isn’t new, but looking at it broadly it’s easy to pick out the future of Xbox as a brand and as an increasingly important tool for Microsoft to win back mindshare and consumers. Microsoft’s VP of…

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Cupertino posts tweaked Apple spaceship campus plans as launch risks slipping to 2016

Cupertino posts tweaked Apple spaceship campus plans as launch day slips to 2016

Have you wanted as direct a look as possible at Apple’s latest plans for its spaceship-like campus? You’ve got it — although you may not be in love with the reason why. Details posted by the city of Cupertino reflect a potential delay in an environmental impact study that might not wrap up until June 2013. If the analysis takes that long, Apple may have to push back the halo-shaped office’s opening until 2016, roughly a year later than expected. It’s hard to be sympathetic when most of those who’ll see the campus first-hand will have to wear an employee badge; even so, it’s slightly disappointing to realize that the renderings and schematics at the source link may be our only only glimpse at the company’s solar-powered donut for quite awhile.

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Microsoft’s multi-platform Xbox strategy is fraught with risks, rewards

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It has actually been an interesting few years for the Xbox, ones in which we’ve seen a shift from a hardcore video gaming focus to a globe of laid-back games with Kinect, avatars, and cross-platform Xbox games and solutions. Microsoft’s Kinect sensor introduced the idea of controller-less games to the masses and Microsoft has begun to push its Xbox Live services to devices outside of the console with Windows Phone and SmartGlass for iOS and Android.

” We’re not simply competing with the standard console companies …”

This arising trend isn’t really new, but considering it broadly it’s effortless to select out the future of Xbox as a brand and as an increasingly important device for Microsoft to win back mindshare and customers. Microsoft’s VP of …

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The Awl Music’s Eric Spiegelman on streaming music: ‘Algorithms don’t take risks’

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Attempting to recapture the spirit of MTV’s golden age of new music video clips, Eric Spiegelman just recently introduced the Awl Music Application for iPad, a partner app for The Awl‘s Awl Songs Tumblr website. It’s a simple concept: what if your preferred writers and editors had a means to play the part of on-line VJ, picking the greatest songs and video recordings offered on the internet? Eric took a few minutes to discuss the advantages of Tumblr, the failure of formulas to create terrific referrals, and his beloved music videos. Follow him on Tumblr at BUS YOUR OWN TRAY.

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Android study finds privacy and security risks related to in-app advertising

Android has certainly taken heat for malware-related bits in the past. Now, a recent study by computer scientists at North Carolina State University reveals that over half of the 100,000 apps from the Android Market Google Play include so-called ad libraries, which are essentially handed out by Google or third-party devs to retrieve ads from servers and launch them on your phone. Of these, 297 were classified as “aggressive,” as they’re allowed to run code from a remote server. Furthermore, Dr. Jian along with his squad of researchers found that more than 48,000 of the apps put to the test could track location via GPS, while other accessed info could range from call logs, contact numbers, to the apps list on your device. It’s unclear if this also applies to Android slates, though this particular study conducted only included handsets.

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Android study finds privacy and security risks related to in-app advertising originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Vaccination Is Not Immunization – Vaccine Risks Exposed

Vaccination Is Not Immunization – Vaccine Risks Exposed
Doctor’s New 2012 Book Informs Parents About Vaccine Problems, The Link To Autism, Swine Flu Scam & More. Ends The Confusion On Whether They Should Vaccinate Or Not. Many Doctor Testimonials. Affiliates Page: Http://www.immunitionltd.com/affiliates.html
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Barnes & Noble pulls DC Comics from shelves over Kindle kerfuffle, risks Martian Manhunter’s wrath

Frankly, we’d advise against crossing anyone given to costumed superheroics, but a policy is a policy. Book selling giant Barnes & Noble has begun pulling select DC Comics from store shelves this week, in response to a deal struck between the publisher and Amazon, which will make digital copies of a number of comics exclusively available through the online retailer for use with the forthcoming Kindle Fire. The move is part of Barnes & Noble’s policy to remove physical books from its shelves if the available digital version of the text is not offered up to the company. According to an exec, “To sell and promote the physical book in our store showrooms and not have the e-book available for sale would undermine our promise to Barnes & Noble customers to make available any book, anywhere, anytime.” J’onn J’onzz has yet to weigh in on the matter.

Barnes & Noble pulls DC Comics from shelves over Kindle kerfuffle, risks Martian Manhunter’s wrath originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 08 Oct 2011 19:23:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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WSJ: Apple lost confidence in Papermaster months ago, Jobs accepted iPhone 4 antenna risks

We may never know the truth about the ousting of Mark Papermaster, Apple’s VP in charge of the iPhone and a direct report to Steve Jobs. However, a report in the Wall Street Journal co-authored by Yukari Iwatani Kane — widely considered to be Apple’s favorite go-to source when it wants to control a story in the press — is as close as we’re likely ever going to get, from Apple’s perspective anyway. Citing several anonymous sources familiar with Papermaster’s downfall, the WSJ says the following:

Mr. Papermaster had lost the confidence of Mr. Jobs months ago and hasn’t been part of the decision-making process for some time, these people said. They added that Mr. Papermaster didn’t appear to have the type of creative thinking expected at Apple and wasn’t used to Apple’s corporate culture, where even senior executives are expected to keep on top of the smallest details of their areas of responsibility and often have to handle many tasks directly, as opposed to delegating them.

In other words, it wasn’t just about the iPhone 4’s antenna. In fact, the WSJ claims that Jobs knew about the risks of the antenna design as much as a year ago and it was his decision, not Papermaster’s, to move forward with its development. Whatever the real story is, we’re sure that Steve, visibly agitated at having to host an antennagate press conference, wasn’t too pleased at having stood in front of the media promising an “end of July” ship date for the already delayed white iPhone 4 only to delay it again just a few days later. Straw, meet camel.

WSJ: Apple lost confidence in Papermaster months ago, Jobs accepted iPhone 4 antenna risks originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 09 Aug 2010 02:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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