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Amazon Digital Health Talent Grab: Box Exec Reportedly Joins Team

Chris Davies | Slash Gear | July 21, 2017

Amazon is quietly building up its digital health tech talent, reportedly poaching a healthcare exec from Box. The Seattle behemoth may be best known for its retail business, but in the background it has a growing footprint in all manner of health technology areas. This latest Amazon talent grab appears to be another move to shore up those...

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Amazon Has Gone Too Far

Philip Elmer-DeWitt | CNN Money | May 25, 2014

Because it was Apple (AAPL) that got sued for violating the Sherman Antitrust Act, not Amazon (AMZN), the federal judge who decided the case last July was able to ignore the facts...Apple tried to raise these facts in its defense, but U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, in the ruling that found that Apple had conspired with five publishers to raise the price of e-books, dismissed them in two sentences...

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Amazon Pushes Yet Another Publisher Around

Jordan Weissmann | Moneybox | May 9, 2014

Once again, Amazon appears to be putting the screws to a major publisher. According to the New York Times, the king of all Internet retailing “has begun discouraging” shoppers from buying Hachette releases by stretching out shipping times to two weeks or longer...

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América Móvil Carries Mozilla's Firefox OS To Mexico

Stephen Shankland | CNET | May 14, 2014

The company's Telcel subsidiary will sell Alcatel One Touch phones with Mozilla's browser-based operating system.  Mozilla has a new partner, América Móvil, a carrier that will spread its Firefox OS mobile operating system to Mexico...

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An Apple Employee Admits That iPhone Won't Deliver iMessage Texts To Android

Jim Edwards | Business Insider | May 14, 2014

...an Apple customer support employee has admitted to Lifehacker's Adam Pash that, in fact, "a lot" of users have this problem: If you switch from an iPhone to an Android, iMessage won't deliver texts from iPhone users to your new Android phone...

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An Unflattering Comparison For Microsoft Surface

Evan Niu | The Motley Fool | March 13, 2013

Software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) has never had a good track record with consumer hardware. That's why the company's departure from its modus operandi with Surface is such a big deal. Read More »

Android Dramatically Extends Lead With Open Source Developers

Matt Asay | ReadWrite | May 23, 2013

For years, Android has trailed iOS in terms of developers. In 2012, that changed dramatically, with the open-source operating system taking a significant lead over iOS in terms of related mobile open-source projects. What does this mean for the mobile wars? Read More »

Android Fragmentation Predicted To Squeeze Out Independent Developers

Neil Hughes | AppleInsider | March 5, 2013

The plethora of distinct mobile device models on the market, driven largely by the popularity of Google's Android platform, is making it more difficult for independent software developers to reach a wide audience, new research confirms. Read More »

Android Shines As A Mobile Platform

Andrew Fraser | sctimes.com | February 9, 2013

Android captured a reported 70 percent of the global smartphone share in the last quarter of 2012, solidifying its position as a popular and solid Apple iOS alternative. Read More »

Android, Tizen And The End Of Java

Dean Howell | The Powerbase | February 2, 2012

I wanted to call this piece Life, the Universe and Everything.  If you’re an avid sci-fi reader, or you’ve at least read Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, then those words might mean something to you, but this argument is not about the book, or Douglas Adams.  Allow me to explain. Read More »

Anonymous Claim Apple's Touch ID Is Linked To US Surveillance

Johnny Evans | Computerworld | October 1, 2013

Anonymous have some big claims concerning Apple [AAPL] Touch ID system, claiming a connection between the technology and the US defense industry to claim it's just another step forward for state surveillance. Read More »

Apple 'Failing To Protect Chinese Factory Workers'

Richard Bilton | BBC News | December 18, 2014

Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation...

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Apple Announces Advancements to ResearchKit

Press Release | Apple | March 21, 2016

Apple today announced advancements to the open source ResearchKit framework that bring genetic data and a series of medical tests typically conducted in an exam room to iPhone apps. Medical researchers are adopting these new features to design targeted studies for diseases and conditions that affect billions of people around the world and to gather more specific types of data from participants. “The response to ResearchKit has been fantastic. Virtually overnight, many ResearchKit studies became the largest in history and researchers are gaining insights and making discoveries that weren’t possible before,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer...

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Apple Announces ResearchKit Available Today to Medical Researchers

Press Release | Apple | April 14, 2015

Apple® today announced ResearchKit™, a software framework designed for medical and health research that helps doctors, scientists and other researchers gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using mobile devices, is now available to researchers and developers. The first research apps developed using ResearchKit study asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, and have enrolled over 60,000 iPhone® users in just the first few weeks of being available on the App Store™.* Starting today, medical researchers all over the world will be able to use ResearchKit to develop their own apps and developers can also contribute new research modules to the open source framework. Read More »

Apple Continues Hiring Raid On Medical Sensor Field As It Develops Eye Scanning Technology

Mark Gurman | 9To5Mac | January 17, 2014

Apple is moving to expand its personnel working on wearable computers and medical-sensor-laden devices by hiring more scientists and specialists in the medical sensor field. Apple began work in earnest on a watch-like device late last decade, and it has worked with increasing efficiency and more dedicated resources on the project over the past couple of years. [...] Read More »