Apple to launch a mobile wallet partnering with American Express, Visa & MasterCard. »

Apple, want to take advantage of the millions of credit cards data from iTunes and App Store customers to create its own mobile wallet.

In this perspective, The tech giant is partnering with American Express, Visa & MasterCard.

Apple’s new iPhone payments system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their phones in place of credit cards, debit cards or cash to pay for goods in brick-and-mortar stores.

Many other companies have tried to a launch a mobile wallet and failed to get the needed traction … including Google that introduced Google wallet in 2011.

But Apple have some advantages over the others, that might make the iPhone wallet work, these advantages are mainly:
1-The iPhone market share in the U.S. which is bigger than the other smartphones market share.
2- Apple already has millions of financial data associated with it’s users accounts.
3- The iPhone  5 and newer iPhones come with Touch ID fingerprint Scanner, making transactions secure by confirming authenticity of owner.

Can pets be trained through technology? A question that should be raised in this tech dominated age!
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Google authorship terminated! »

Today John Mueller of Google Webmaster Tools announced in a Google+ post that Google will stop showing authorship results in Google Search results, and it will also no longer be tracking data from content using rel=author markup.

This means articles will no longer include a link to the Google+ profile of their author. The company says that it found the information isn’t as useful to its users as it hoped, and in some cases even distracts from the overall search results.

Mueller added If you’re curious — in our tests, removing authorship generally does not seem to reduce traffic to sites. Nor does it increase clicks on ads. We make these kinds of changes to improve our users’ experience.

From our point of view: this is a lie, autorship undoubtedly distract from ads! while ads are displayed as text, autorship display an image, which naturally attract the human attention more than a text, or at least distract from the ads!

Future tech: Chairless Chair!
Both sitting and standing is unhealthy. But a gadget designed (not yet produced) by Swiss industrial design house Noonee , more precisely a half-stand, half-sit piece of furniture might make life easier for people who have to carry out long shifts on their feet. The Chairless Chair  take the weight off the joints and lower back, and decrease fatigue according to it’s designers.
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Future tech: Chairless Chair!

Both sitting and standing is unhealthy. But a gadget designed (not yet produced) by Swiss industrial design house Noonee , more precisely a half-stand, half-sit piece of furniture might make life easier for people who have to carry out long shifts on their feet. The Chairless Chair  take the weight off the joints and lower back, and decrease fatigue according to it’s designers.

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The NSA is secretly providing data to dozens of U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and internet chats, according to classified documents obtained by The Intercept.
The documents provide the first definitive evidence that the NSA has for years made massive amounts of surveillance data directly accessible to domestic law enforcement agencies. Planning documents for ICREACH, as the search engine is called, cite the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration as key participants.
ICREACH contains information on the private communications of foreigners and, it appears, millions of records on American citizens who have not been accused of any wrongdoing. Details about its existence are contained in the archive of materials provided to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The NSA is secretly providing data to dozens of U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and internet chats, according to classified documents obtained by The Intercept.

The documents provide the first definitive evidence that the NSA has for years made massive amounts of surveillance data directly accessible to domestic law enforcement agencies. Planning documents for ICREACH, as the search engine is called, cite the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration as key participants.

ICREACH contains information on the private communications of foreigners and, it appears, millions of records on American citizens who have not been accused of any wrongdoing. Details about its existence are contained in the archive of materials provided to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Amazon to Buy Gaming Video Site Twitch for approximately $1 billion »

Amazon decided to buy Twitch  for approximately $970 million in cash. -Twitch is a live streaming video platform introduced in June 2011 as a spin-off of Justin.tv- Twitch focuses on video gaming, including playthroughs of video games by users, along with broadcasts of e-sports competitions. Content on the site can either be viewed live, or viewed on an on-demand basis.

By mid-2013, the website had amassed an average of 43 million viewers per month, and by February 2014, it was considered the fourth largest source of peak Internet traffic in the United States, Justin.tv’s parent company was re-branded as Twitch Interactive to represent the shift in focus—Justin.tv would eventually be shut down in August 2014. In August 2014, after initial discussions with Google, Twitch announced it would be acquired by Amazon.com Inc. for $970 million.

"We look forward to learning from them and helping them move even faster to build new services for the gaming community," Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a press release. Amazon said it expects to complete the acquisition, which has been approved by Twitch’s shareholders, by the end of the year.

Amazon ditching Google Adsense , launching it’s own! »

Amazon has told potential ad partners that it may begin testing a new ads platform, dubbed Amazon Sponsored Links, later this year, making it easier for marketers to reach Amazon’s 250 million active users.

Once this platform is launched it would create a pressure on Google Ads since day one, especially that Ads on Amazon are mainly provided by Google!

The general trend is that each tech company is now trying to compete in as much sectors as they can!

Google started recently offering cheap storage hosting in direct competition with Amazon services & Google , has also invaded Amazon’s e-commerce business with its product-listing ads and Google Shopping Express for delivery. Amazon on the other hand have launched its own smartphone.

Google algorithm changed 1000 times this year and still sucks! »

Almighty Google has lots of fans, this post will surely anger them, but reality is that the famous Google algorithm is being changed continuously and still royally suck!

The algorithm test hundreds of new changes each day, and few are eventually made!

In 2009 they made between 350 - 400 changes to the search algorithm, in 2010 it was 550, last year it was 890 changes. Google’s Matt Cutts said in a video in 2010 they make one change per day to their core search algorithm.

This proves a thing, it proves that Google does not have the best search algorithm, on the contrary it is always testing new ways to improve it search results!

So the question that we still do not have any answer for, why do the search results still suck!

Google want to target kids under 13 and their parents via Youtube »

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection act, which requires users under 13 to get parental consent when using online services.

Most kids are already on Youtube watching copyrighted cartoons, and Google is already making tons of money selling kids targeted ads …. but it seams Google have a master-plan even more advantageous! Google wants to connect both kids and their parents through a Google plus account, this way allowing parents to monitor what is watched and most importantly getting the parental consent needed to officially and leagally hooking them up on other services!

We noted it’s Google second attempt to get kids data, previously it launched a school management system to get kids on G+

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