Dan Patterson Joins to discuss what Facebook’s new app ‘Paper’ means for Facebook and for journalism. Also why Prince has called off his war on the Internet.
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Facebook announces new app ‘Paper’ Recode reports Facebook announced a new app called ‘Paper’ today coming to US iPhones Feb. 3rd. The app is a Flipboard style way of accessing Facebook content with the addition of curated sections of public content from around Facebook. So in addition to seeing your friends vacation photos presented in lovely magazine style you can also look through sections like headlines, creators or even LOL.
Microsoft possibly nearing CEO decision Now that Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg has taken himself out of the running for Microsoft CEO, Record reports its sources say Microsoft may be a week away from making a decision. Executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group, Satya Nadella, seems to be the top contender at this point. All of this has happened before. All of it will happen again.
So That Happened: More on the Lenovo / Google / Motorola deal Yes Lenovo did buy Motorola’s handset business from Google for $2.9 billion yesterday. Recode reports Lenovo plans to keep the Motorola brand name and engineering talent in Chicago and the San Francisco Bay area. No word on the Texas manufacturing plant that makes the Moto X. Ars Technica reports Google holds on to Motorola’s Advanced Technologies and Projects division which will be folded into the Android team. Google also keeps the patents. Those lovely warm valuable patents.
GoDaddy admits one of its employees was socially engineered TechCrunch has it that GoDaddy admits one of its employee was socially engineered into giving out information that helped an attacker gain access to Naoki Hiroshima’s domain names, leading the Hiroshima giving up his @N Twitter account. And according to the Verge, Paypal says the company did not give out Hiroshima’s credit card details. The attacker claims to have posed as an employee of Paypal to get the information. Meanwhile Twitter has unblocked the @N account which apparently belongs to . Follow Badal_NEWS.
News From You:
petec posted to the subreddit a Recode article citing sources who say Samsung is agreeing to bring Samsung’s Android device interfaces more in line with Google’s. Reportedly Google execs were dismayed by the customizations Samsung demonstrated at CES earlier this month and began hammering out a new compromise then and there. Certainly Google selling off the Motorola handset business isn’t going to hurt.
JackRB submitted this story from WirelessWeek quoting Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam at the Citi 2014 Media and Telecommunications Conference saying, “Eventually, unlimited has to go away,”and adding that competitors who offer unlimited data do crazy things when on the edge of bankruptcy. In the US, major carriers Sprint and T-Mobile offer versions of unlimited. Verizon and AT&T do not.
And clemro, or perhaps clemro’s MacBook Pro, posted an Ars Technica story reporting the Prince war is over. The artist once and now again known as Prince had filed a lawsuit accusing 22 people of “massive infringement and bootlegging of Prince’s material” for providing links to unauthorized copies of one of Prince’s performances. Tuesda, Prince and his attorneys dropped the case entirely without prejudice, stating the bootleggers in question had taken down the illegal downloads. Prince is known for being litigous. His music lable, Universal Music, filed a takedown of a Prince song being played over a baby video on YouTube.
More links from the show:
Google announces quarterly earnings
Zynga gets all excited and announces their quarterly earnings a week early
Apple will use a manufacturing plant it jointly operates with GT Advanced Technologies in Mesa, Arizona to manufacture sapphire.
Nintendo reiterated at its investor briefing day that it will not bring its games to smartphones but it does plan to use smart devices to “make connections with customers.” Probably by texting them?