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Traveling through time on Google maps – CBS News

Trips down memory lane are now available on Google’s digital maps. The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the “Street View” feature in Google’s maps, a navigational tool that attracts more than 1 billion visitors each month. Street View snapshots will now include an option to see what neighborhoods and landmarks looked like at different periods in the last seven years, as Google Inc. has been dispatching camera-toting cars to take street-level pictures for its maps. Google Inc. intends to keep adding pictures to the digital time capsules as its photo-taking cars continue to cruise the same streets gathering updates. “As time goes by, many of these images are going to become vintage,” predicted Vinay Read More

Apple, Google agree to settle lawsuit alleging hiring conspiracy – Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to begin. The settlement was disclosed in a court filing on Thursday, which did not spell out terms. The case has been closely watched due to the potentially high damages award and a steady disclosure of emails in which Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and some of their Silicon Valley rivals hatched plans to avoid poaching each other’s prized engineers. Tech workers filed a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Inc and Adobe Read More

Vic Gundotra, The Father Of Google+, Is Leaving Google After 8 Years – TechCrunch

Vic Gundotra, the father of Google+, today announced that he is leaving Google after eight years with the company. It’s unclear where he is going next or who will take over his position at Google. In his announcement, Gundotra says he is “looking forward to the journey yet to come.” “I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don’t believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else,” Gundotra wrote in his announcement today. “And I’m overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this Read More

Google Glass Is Now on Sale to Anyone Who Wants It – Yahoo News

(Google) UPDATE: Google Glass won’t be on sale for long. A Google spokesperson emailed Yahoo Tech with the following statement: “This link was created to accommodate potential Explorers who were still in the pipeline from last week’s sale. We’re shutting it down shortly. As always, we will continue to experiment with ways to expand the Explorer program in the weeks and months ahead.” There you have it. This isn’t the big day for Google Glass; Google simply opened orders back up for those who got stuck during April 15’s one-day sale. You’ll have to wait until later this year if you want your next chance at ordering Glass.  *** ORIGINAL STORY: Google’s glasses are headed to the masses.  On Thursday Read More

IBM Spends $2.4 Billion On New Power Servers And Partners With Google And … – Forbes

Employees of IBM partner Evolving Solutions with a new P8 server in Hamel, Minnesota. After watching its hardware revenues shrink quarter after quarter and announcing a plan to sell its $2.3 billion x86 server business to Lenovo in Jan., IBM’s IBM’s announced a major shift in its servers business behind new Power Systems servers that the company says will be 50 times faster than the ones it’s divesting–while also anchoring a new collaborative data center foundation that includes tech powerhouses Google Google and Nvidia Nvidia. The Power systems servers are built using a Power8 processor IBM says has led to some analytics requests that have run more than 1,000 faster than on IBM’s previously available servers. The new solutions cost Read More

New Security Report: The Target Hack Was Just the Beginning – Businessweek

To protect against hacks, security researchers need to peer into the wily minds of cybercriminals and glimpse the ever-changing motivations and techniques they use to go where they’re not invited. So every year, Verizon (VZ) surveys law enforcement, private security firms, and other technology organizations about hacks they have tracked at companies, the government, and other groups. This year’s report grew to include 50 organizations disclosing a collective 63,000 “security incidents” and 1,367 actual data breaches. All told, they show how the hacks that get the most attention aren’t necessarily a harbinger of what’s on the horizon. The epic hack of Target (TGT), the biggest retail breach in U.S. history, involved an attack at what’s called the “Point of Sale,” (POS) Read More

Coulson didn’t tell police about Blunkett hack ‘partly to save own skin’ – The Guardian

Andy Coulson has admitted that he didn’t tell police that he knew David Blunkett’s phone was hacked partly “to save his own skin”. The former News of the World editor told jurors at the Old Bailey that he decided not to volunteer the information in 2006 when anti-terrorist police swooped on the paper’s offices following the arrest of the tabloid’s royal editor on suspicion he had hacked royal phones. Coulson last week admitted for the first time that he had listened to Blunkett’s hacked voicemails two years before after his chief reporter, Neville Thurlbeck, told him he had voicemails that revealed the former home secretary was having an affair. David Spens, QC for the former royal editor Clive Goodan, put Read More

Internet Glue Service IFTTT Launches On Android With Deeper Integration Than … – TechCrunch

The Internet connection and automation service IFTTT is launching on Android today, and it offers a deeper set of integrations with the OS than their iOS offering. This, of course, is due to Android’s more laissez-faire attitude when it comes to allowing apps to extend their tentacles into core OS functions. If you’re unfamiliar with IFTTT or what it does, we’ve covered it a ton because it’s really useful. It allows you to hook together various internet services and mobile OS components to create recipes that do things for you automatically. Mixing and matching these components can lead to some pretty clever and time-saving tools. The arrival of IFTTT on Android comes after a longish period of waiting, during which the Read More

Apple’s IOS 7.1.1 Update – FOX10 News – Mobile

Related Content Brown Bag in the Park Spring Series 2014 and Eric Erdman Performance 56th Annual Dauphin Island Race How to avoid bed bugs! Shrimp and Grits Fishing Tips and High Quality Bait at Lap’s Apple has launched a new IOS update, designed to get rid of a few bugs in the company’s mobile operating system.  The IOS 7.1.1 update improves the fingerprint recognition sysytem, so unlocking the phone with your fingertip is easier. It also fixes a bug that could make keyboards less responsive. In all the update fixes 19 security flaws. To get the update,  go to your settings app. Then go to general > software update. Or you can connect your phone to your computer, and select “check for updates” in Read More

Apple’s iPad Rules The Enterprise. So When’s The Second Act? – Forbes

Apple’s Apple’s iPad is a fixture in the enterprise market, the company is proud to say. During the investor call for its second quarterly earnings Apple CEO Tim Cook noted–as he has in previous earnings calls–that 98% of the Fortune 500 are using the iPad. In this latest call, he pointed to the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is in the process of deploying the iPads to hundreds of medical service providers. It is understandable why Cook underscored this particular project—it was a coup for Apple. More significantly, if it goes well, it could introduce the enterprise tablet’s next business model iteration—complex, multi-user vertical scenarios. Forrester described this concept last year in a blog post, singling out healthcare as an Read More