Posts by Wesley Murchison

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The Snap: Google, the all-American technology success story, is under attack by the European Parliament (EP). Well, symbolically, anyway. The Parliament passed a resolution to break up the tech company by a vote of 384 in ...
The resolution to break up Google is a stern bluff to protect European tech firms

European Parliament Takes Aim at Google

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The Snap: Google, the all-American technology success story, is under attack by the European Parliament (EP). Well, symbolically, anyway. The Parliament passed a resolution to break up the tech company by a vote of 384 in favor to 174 against. The problem is the European Union (EU) doesn’t have the authority to dismantle a U.S. [&hellip
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The Snap: The dust has settled in the battle between Amazon and Hachette. A fog of war, however, still clouds the publishing industry. The news broke in a joint press release by Hachette and Amazon that celebrated a "new, ...
Amazon loses the publicity fight and the right to cap e-book prices

On the Amazon and Hachette Agreement

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The Snap: The dust has settled in the battle between Amazon and Hachette. A fog of war, however, still clouds the publishing industry. The news broke in a joint press release by Hachette and Amazon that celebrated a “new, multi-year agreement for e-book and print sales in the US.” Michael Pietsch, CEO of Hachette, underscored
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The Snap: The reviews of the current build of Google's Android version 5.0 paints a picture of a more comprehensive mobile experience than previously considered. Named Lollipop, Android 5.0 is Google's most forward ...
Google's New Mobile OS is A Wonderland of Papercraft

Android 5.0 Lollipop Review

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The Snap: The reviews of the current build of Google’s Android version 5.0 paints a picture of a more comprehensive mobile experience than previously considered. Named Lollipop, Android 5.0 is Google’s most forward thinking and aesthetically thought out version. Starting with the visuals, Lollipop incorporates a new philosophy
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The Snap: When Elon Musk speaks, most people listen. The CEO of Tesla Motors, an electric car company, and SpaceX, a private space transportation service company contracted with NASA, and the co-founder of the online ...
Why He's Wrong and Where We Are on Developing a Self-Conscious Machine

Elon Musk’s Afraid of AI

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The Snap: When Elon Musk speaks, most people listen. The CEO of Tesla Motors, an electric car company, and SpaceX, a private space transportation service company contracted with NASA, and the co-founder of the online payment service PayPal, Musk is the 21st Century personification of the inventor-business magnate on a scale not seen since
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The Snap: Facebook's long-rumored anonymity app has arrived, and it's a throwback to the forums of the early Internet. The app called Rooms is currently only available on Apple’s iOS. It's advertised as a way for you ...
A new anonymity app doesn't fix Facebook's broken real-name policy

Facebook’s New Rooms App Is a Step Backward

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The Snap: Facebook’s long-rumored anonymity app has arrived, and it’s a throwback to the forums of the early Internet. The app called Rooms is currently only available on Apple’s iOS. It’s advertised as a way for you “to create places for the things you’re passionate about.” However, Facebook’s
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The Snap: No matter how much Microsoft tries to fix Windows 8 by retrogressing — like restoring the start menu and rediscovering the desktop — until they confront the travesty that is the Windows Store their mobile ...
It's time Microsoft scrapped it and started over.

Windows Store Is Awful

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The Snap: No matter how much Microsoft tries to fix Windows 8 by retrogressing — like restoring the start menu and rediscovering the desktop — until they confront the travesty that is the Windows Store their mobile devices will stay in third place, possibly forever. The Download: With the coming launch of Windows 10, the [&hellip
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The Snap: Microsoft as launched the next installment of its Windows Operating System. Called Windows 10, the new platform doesn't much offer new features as bring back old ones. The start menu is back, though it looks ...
Microsoft Learns A Hard Lesson, Again.

Windows 10: More Desktop Less Mobile Device

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The Snap: Microsoft as launched the next installment of its Windows Operating System. Called Windows 10, the new platform doesn’t much offer new features as bring back old ones. The start menu is back, though it looks more like a hybrid of the start screen, and the desktop is more prominent with the ability to [&hellip
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The Snap: Amazon is still holding back books published by Hachette, except one. Wisconsin Congressman, Paul Ryan, is out with a new book titled "The Way Forward," and, according to the New York Times, it was experiencing ...
Amazon spares Rep. Paul Ryan in Hachette Spat

A Tale of Two (Types) Books

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The Snap: Amazon is still holding back books published by Hachette, except one. Wisconsin Congressman, Paul Ryan, is out with a new book titled “The Way Forward,” and, according to the New York Times, it was experiencing the same fate as all the other Hachette published books. That is until Aug. 20, when Paul Ryan [&hellip
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The Snap: Comcast goes on the offensive in its $45 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable. In almost a 1,000 page document submitted to the FCC, Comcast paints an ugly picture of its TV and Internet partners as bullies — ...
The Cable and ISP bites off more than it can chew

Comcast’s Offensive Play

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The Snap: Comcast goes on the offensive in its $45 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable. In almost a 1,000 page document submitted to the FCC, Comcast paints an ugly picture of its TV and Internet partners as bullies — opportunists exploiting the merger to gain favorable deals with Comcast in exchange for not [&hellip
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