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The delay in Apple’s usual summer iPhone rollout has been good for Android: Google’s mobile OS has outsold Apple’s iOS two to one in the last three months, finds Nielsen. The figures suggest Android’s increasing market share.
Glasses-free live 3-D TV production is not only possible, but affordable, if German researchers get their way. The technology for glasses-free 3-D television, known as autostereoscopy, already exists, although it’s still developing. Toshiba presented a high-definition LCD prototype earlier this year, but it’s not on the market yet.
Full story at Discovery News
We all know the feeling of logging into Facebook/Tumblr/Twitter/Netflix/Pandora/Gmail and realizing that the interface has changed. Maybe the company’s internal testing says the new interface is better organized, but dang — we’d gotten used to the last one and we liked it. “New Twitter? But I liked Old Twitter!” we cry.
Welcome to the era of ‘parental computing’, where the cloud makes children of us all.
Full story at The Atlantic
In the age of instant tweets and impulsive Facebook posts, some companies are still trying to figure out how they can limit what their employees say about work online without running afoul of the law.
Confusion about what workers can or can’t post has led to a surge of more than 100 complaints at the National Labor Relations Board — most within the past year — and created uncertainty for businesses about how far their social media policies can go.
Full story at MSNBC
The list of 10 richest countries in the world ranks a country’s wealth based on its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita.
Link Business Insider
Some old pictures of tech executives, before they got famous.
Link Business Insider
Despite the gloom and doom, there are some specialty retail, and consumer electronic brands that are growing fast.
RetailSails is out with a new report that tracks 178 U.S. based retail chains, with over $1.5 trillion in retail store sales over the last four quarters.
An organization called, Sarvajal is rapidly spreading across India, providing solar-powered water ATMs in remote areas where clean water is scarce.
In remote areas where clean water was impossible to come by before, this is more than just a luxury–it’s a potentially life-saving technology.
Full story at Fast Company
Some companies with $100 million+ valuaitons were founded just this year. Others have been around, but didn’t receive any traction until a few months ago.
Business Insider compared this year’s Digital 100 list to last year’s and found the most valuable new additions.
Via Business Insider
Pando Networks, a company specializing in delivering large quantities of online information to other companies, has released its most recent Global Internet Speed Study, which ranks 224 countries on their internet speed and download completion rate.
Full story at The Huffington Post