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Google Breaks Up Mapping and Commerce Unit – Wall Street Journal

BY AMIR EFRATI Google Inc. executive Jeff Huber stepped aside as head of the Internet giant’s mapping and commerce unit on Wednesday, in a two-part management shift at that also saw the chief of the Android unit, Andy Rubin, leave his position, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Huber will move to Google […]

Verizon taking pre-orders for BlackBerry Z10, due in stores March 28 – Los Angeles Times

Verizon Wireless began taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Z10 on Thursday and announced it will sell the smartphone in stores beginning March 28. The device, BlackBerry’s first to run on the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, will be available from Verizon for $200 with a two-year service contract. Users who pre-order can expect their […]

YouTube Capture App Lands on iPad, iPad Mini – PC Magazine

iPad users can now cut out the middle man when posting videos to YouTube; the site’s Capture app is now available for the iPad and iPad mini. After filming a video, users can add auto color correction, auto stabilization, trimming, and music, then instantly upload it to YouTube, as either a private […]

Honda recalls 250000 vehicles for brake defect – AFP

(AFP) – 1 hour ago  NEW YORK — Honda will recall 250,000 vehicles worldwide — most of which are in the United States — to repair a defect that can interfere with braking, the Japanese automaker said Thursday. Honda said it had received several complaints about problems with the stability assist system, but no accidents […]

Sad to see Google Reader go? Come on, folks…it’s 2013. – ZDNet

This post is not going to be popular. It’s probably going to bring out more than a few critics. It certainly doesn’t represent the feelings of most of my colleagues here at ZDNet. But here goes anyway: It’s time for Google Reader to go and time for it’s loyal fans […]

Galaxy S4 features shown off in YouTube videos – CNET

Galaxy S4 features shown off in YouTube videos – CNET

A look at the Galaxy S4? (Credit: Screen Capture by Don Reisinger/CNET) Samsung’s Galaxy S4 might be getting its full unveiling later today, but that hasn’t stopped a YouTube user from posting videos of what he claims, is the device, in action. YouTube user iStevenCom has posted four videos today showing the Samsung Galaxy S4‘s […]

UPDATE 1-BlackBerry plans security feature for Android, iPhone platforms – Reuters

Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:00am EDT * Feature replicates BlackBerry Balance for other platforms * Move may help stem declines in service revenue * BlackBerry shares edge higher By Euan Rocha TORONTO, March 14 (Reuters) – BlackBerry will offer technology to separate and secure work and personal data on mobile devices powered by Google Inc’s […]

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 […]