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Android now in the hands of Sundar Pichai – CNET

About the author With his grandpa building a tapioca processing plant from scratch, and his dad a spook Engineer, even Michael Tan’s formal title as General Legal counsel for his company (tech product distributor Convergent) can’t overcome his genetic predeposition for tech. Through the years, his mere presence would make tech work–Apple II copy programs […]

Microsoft: Overheating caused Outlook and Hotmail shutdown – BBC News

Microsoft: Overheating caused Outlook and Hotmail shutdown – BBC News

14 March 2013 Last updated at 06:40 ET The new webmail service integrates the firm’s Skype video chat functions Microsoft has blamed an overheating data centre for a 16-hour shutdown of its Outlook and Hotmail systems. In a blog post, it said […]

Boot up: Rubin’s farewell, BlackBerry’s new million, Apple disses Samsung and … – The Guardian (blog)

A quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team U of T neural networks start-up acquired by Google >> University of Toronto Media Room Google has picked up a ground-breaking start-up out of the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto. University Professor Geoffrey Hinton and two […]

Hitler rants about Google Reader’s retirement – CNET

About the author With his grandpa building a tapioca processing plant from scratch, and his dad a spook Engineer, even Michael Tan’s formal title as General Legal counsel for his company (tech product distributor Convergent) can’t overcome his genetic predeposition for tech. Through the years, his mere presence would make tech work–Apple II copy programs […]

Nissan and Infiniti recall five 2013 models – SlashGear

Nissan and Infiniti recall five 2013 models – SlashGear

While recalls aren’t an unfamiliar subject to automotive manufacturers, it’s a tad more of an issue when a recall rolls out for hot-off-the-machines models, which is the case Nissan and its luxury division Infiniti. The manufacturer has recalled five of its 2013 models due to a safety issue, according to the NHTSA. The reason for […]

Blackberry scores its biggest order ever: 1 million phones – SlashGear

Blackberry scores its biggest order ever: 1 million phones – SlashGear

Blackberry just achieved a new milestone, receiving a record order of 1 million handsets from one of its partners. This is the largest order it has ever received, and is a boon for the company that has put a lot of effort into revamping itself after a string of bad luck. Not surprisingly, the company’s […]

Netflix goes social with Facebook integration – TechRadar UK

Netflix goes social with Facebook integration – TechRadar UK

Skittles wins big as Facebook tweaks fan data Facebook now offering cut-price messaging for mobiles Netflix edges Lovefilm for TV but Amazon’s streamer wins on film Netflix announced a new way for U.S. subscribers to get movie recommendations with Facebook integration. Users can now log into their Facebook account through Netflix, allowing them to find […]

R.I.P. Google Reader: The Web’s Best News Reader Meets Its Inevitable End – Wired (blog)

R.I.P. Google Reader: The Web’s Best News Reader Meets Its Inevitable End – Wired (blog)

Google Reader will close up shop on July 1, 2013. Photo: Alex Washburn / Wired Google announced that it’s killing off Google Reader effective July 1, 2013. Reader was Google’s web-based program that let people subscribe to news feeds from their favorite sites. That’s a shame, because Reader was pretty great. While RSS has maybe […]

Twitter Launches Its First Official App For Windows 8 And RT – TechCrunch

Twitter Launches Its First Official App For Windows 8 And RT – TechCrunch

Twitter just launched its first app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. It’s been a long time coming, but the new app does seem to do the platform justice, with a number of Windows 8-centric features, including support the Windows 8 Share and Search charms, snap view (so you can park the app on the […]

Andy Rubin Steps Aside as Android Chief to Lead New Google ‘Moonshots’ – eWeek

Andy Rubin, who built Android into the world’s most widely-used mobile operating system, is leaving his post as head of Google’s mobile group, with orders to lead “more moonshots” for the search giant. Andy Rubin, the father of the Android, the most widely used mobile operating system in the world, has stepped down as the […]