Pebble has weighed heavily on my mind since Digital Trends first asked me to write a weekly column about wearables last year. The unknown startup from San Francisco initiated the wearables conversation, shifting the notion of the smartwatch from the theoretical and gimmicky to the legitimate.
In the last 18 months the company has revamped its mobile device management system to allow clients like government agencies and large corporations to also manage and secure phones and tablets powered by Apple's iOS system, Google Inc's Android platform and Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system using its BES12 platform.
PayPal to Pay $280 Million for Paydiant to Help Retailers Compete With Apple Pay -- PayPal isn't giving up on payments in brick-and-mortar stores. -- The eBay payment unit plans to acquire Paydiant, a payments startup that licenses a technology platform used by big retail chains to create their own branded mobile wallet apps.
You might apply that term to Sears and perhaps HP, companies well past their prime," Gene Steinberg writes for The Tech Night Owl. "Radio Shack jumped the shark years ago, but took a while for the ever-changing management to realize that basic fact and take steps to put the company out of its misery."
"Apple's Tim Cook has been on tour, telling people who are worried about online privacy that he understands their angst," Justin Fox writes for BloombergView. "Google and Facebook in particular have business models that are based almost entirely on (1) learning about the preferences and needs of their users and (2) selling that information to advertisers.
The South Korean company is now our top manufacturer by impressions. While the iPhone is still the top individual device, earning 19.45% of total impressions, the galaxy of Galaxy products (Galaxy S, Galaxy 5, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab, etc) combined to capture a leading 34.95% of the impressions on our platform. This heady mix of devices and manufacturers speaks to the richness and diversity of the mobile experience for the user.
The Guardian's Charles Arthur writes that some banks are "scrambling" to fix Apple Pay -related problems on their end that have allowed criminals to use the platform to buy goods with stolen identities and credit card information.
In a head-on challenge to Apple's popular iPhone 6 which was released last year, Samsung has come out with the Galaxy S6, a smartphone with a touchscreen that curves around the edges and has a wireless charger. It has also introduced the larger S6 Edge, a "phablet" which lies somewhere between a tablet and a phone in size.
Lacey Spears showed little reaction as the verdict was read. The charge was the most serious available to the jury. Spears' lawyers suggested it was Nyack Hospital's treatment of the boy that was to blame for his death on Jan. 23, 2014, at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y. The trial lasted for 14 days.
Brian Flynn is on his way to Montreal. Go to a team that's in first-place in the East. "I was playing a lot of minutes, a lot more than I've been used to," he said.
But on Monday, the prime minister will face a friendly audience of pro-Israel activists, business leaders and others in town for the annual conference, which this year brought together nearly 16,000 attendees to discuss the future of the nation and the potential Iranian nuclear deal.
Mikulski, 78, was the first woman to chair the powerful Appropriations Committe, a post she had to give up this year when the Democrats lost control of the Senate. Three people familiar with her plans -- a close friend in Maryland, a senior Democratic Party official and a Senate staffer - said she would announce at the event that she would step down at the end of 2016 and not seek another term.
"I think so. I'm not going to suggest it's easy, because it's not," he said on CBS "Face the Nation." Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell initially agreed to pass a clean funding bill--one that didn't unravel the president's immigration actions, as many in the GOP wanted--but at the last minute, Boehner pushed forward a one-week funding bill that continues the showdown for another seven days.
The findings are in a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors asked about parents wanting to postpone some of the many shots recommended for children younger than age 2. Most doctors said the practice puts kids at risk for getting vaccine-preventable diseases and might lead to disease outbreaks, but most also said they at least sometimes agreed to the delays.
Washington D.C., Feb 26, 2015 / 03:06 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- When an employer's hiring standards conflict with a prospective employee's religious practice, when would the employer be guilty of discrimination for not hiring?
According to several officials who have been briefed on the report's conclusions, the report criticizes the city for disproportionately ticketing and arresting African-Africans and relying on the fines to balance the city's budget. But the report into the broader practices of the local police department will give the context for the shooting, describing the mounting sense of frustration and anger in a predominantly black city where the police department and local government are mostly white.
When the Supreme Court takes up the latest challenge to President Obama's health-care law this week, how the justices interpret a six-word phrase in the bill could determine its fate. The passage of the 955-page health-care law required officials to draft some of the biggest changes to the tax code in years.
Kelly Renee Gissendaner, who's 46, is set to die at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson. If Gissendaner's execution happens, she will be the first woman executed in Georgia since 1945 and only the 16th woman put to death nationwide since the Supreme Court in 1976 allowed the death penalty to resume.
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