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  • Toyota eyes Ford's latest smartphone interface

    Toyota announced today that it may adopt the SmartDeviceLink (SDL) protocol, which is the open-source version of Ford's smartphone-linking technology called Ford AppLink.

    Written by Lucas Mearian04 June 15 04:24
  • Google, Facebook, Apple spent record amounts on lobbying in 2014

    The tech industry's most influential companies spent record amounts of money on federal lobbying in 2014 despite a general drop in lobbying by most tech companies. The spending was often directed at areas away from the central business of technology, and it indicates how diverse and powerful major tech companies are becoming.

    Written by Martyn Williams22 Jan. 15 12:41
  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Devices Charged During Holiday Travel

    I'm at my local Starbucks, drinking a seasonal concoction. (A no-whip caramel brûlée.) I'm listening to tinkly piano music on Pandora while I work. And I'm charging my iPhone using one of Starbucks' new Duracell Powermat wireless charging "spots."

    Written by James A. Martin21 Nov. 14 01:27
  • Net neutrality ruling scaring VCs away from investing in certain startups

    Venture capitalists are already wary of investing in startups that would require high-performance broadband speeds out of concern that the FCC's expected net neutrality ruling will increase their operational costs, MIT's Technology Review reported today.

    Written by Colin Neagle08 May 14 02:20
  • Music industry sucks life from subscription services

    Music subscription services, such as Pandora and Spotify, are the fastest-growing segment of the music industry, but since they hand over 60% to 70% of their revenue to record labels, they will inevitably fail unless something changes, a new report shows.

    Written by Lucas Mearian14 Feb. 14 20:52
  • Tip of the Hat: The 'forking' of Android is inevitable

    The open source code that made Android a success is started blunting Google's control over mobile platform. Device makers like Amazon and Nokia are modifying -- or forking -- Android's source code to support its apps rather than Google's.

    Written by Mike Bucken12 Feb. 14 17:00
  • Apple turns on iTunes Radio

    Apple today launched iTunes Radio, the company's first foray into streaming music, as it upgraded iTunes to version 11.1 and its mobile operating system to iOS 7.

    Written by Gregg Keizer19 Sept. 13 07:08
  • Pink Floyd members reunite to slam Pandora

    Call it another brick in the wall. The surviving members of Pink Floyd have gotten together to slam Pandora for its support of an Internet radio bill that the rockers say would lead to an 85 per cent pay cut for musicians.

    Written by Zach Miners24 June 13 23:06