Bing Translator

Bing Translator Amazing stuff from Bing/Microsoft. There have been a few apps on iOS that do this as well, but it’s nice to see that Bing is working hard to innovate in real ways (rather than me-too features that copy Google).

Starbucks is reportedly dominating mobile payments in North America | The Verge

Starbucks is reportedly dominating mobile payments in North America | The Verge The Verge reports that a new study from Berg Insight claims that about $500 million worth of mobile payment transactions took place last year. The overwhelming winner, according to the same study: Starbucks. Not at all surprising. Starbucks is our most frequent example …

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The White House Takes Aim at Patent Trolls | Electronic Frontier Foundation

The White House Takes Aim at Patent Trolls | Electronic Frontier Foundation Frustration with patent trolls, and momentum for reform, has been building for some time now. Today, the stakes got even higher when the White House announced that it was actively taking on the troll problem. The EFF outlines a strong move by the …

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Apple’s Tim Cook on the Market Share, Strategy – Peter Kafka – D11 – AllThingsD

Apple’s Tim Cook on the Market Share, Strategy – Peter Kafka – D11 – AllThingsD I really like Tim Cook’s answer here: “we win in ecommerce, usage and customer satisfaction… that’s what we care about” (paraphrased). My only fault is his use of “customer sat” as an abbreviation – fingernails-on-a-chalkboard level of buzzwordiness to my …

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Dueling philosophies: iWatch vs. Glass « Observatory

Dueling philosophies: iWatch vs. Glass « Observatory Apple has never created technology for technology’s sake. It creates technology that strikes a chord with human beings Good take on how different apple vs google’s approaches are vis-à-vis glass and the rumored watch. Google seems to welcome a sort of transhuman change to “upgrade” us with tech, …

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