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Today’s Scuttlebot: Jet Lag From Mars, and Windows 8 Ads

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Microsoft’s Big Hidden Windows 8 Feature: Built-In AdvertisingHotHardware |  When we tried out Windows 8, we had trouble getting rid of a full-screen detergent commercial in the weather app. – David Gallagher Why K-Pop Is Taking Over the WorldNpr.org… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Jet Lag From Mars, and Windows 8 Ads

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Microsoft’s Big Hidden Windows 8 Feature: Built-In AdvertisingHotHardware |  When we tried out Windows 8, we had trouble getting rid of a full-screen detergent commercial in the weather app. – David Gallagher Why K-Pop Is Taking Over the WorldNpr.org… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Jet Lag From Mars, and Windows 8 Ads

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Microsoft’s Big Hidden Windows 8 Feature: Built-In AdvertisingHotHardware |  When we tried out Windows 8, we had trouble getting rid of a full-screen detergent commercial in the weather app. – David Gallagher Why K-Pop Is Taking Over the WorldNpr.org… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Jet Lag From Mars, and Windows 8 Ads

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Microsoft’s Big Hidden Windows 8 Feature: Built-In AdvertisingHotHardware |  When we tried out Windows 8, we had trouble getting rid of a full-screen detergent commercial in the weather app. – David Gallagher Why K-Pop Is Taking Over the WorldNpr.org… Read more →

On Twitter, Steve Jobs Is Immortal

Twitter has hundreds of accounts related to Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs is gone, but on Twitter his @name lives on. And on. The chief executive of Apple, who died in 2011, is memorialized on Twitter by about a thousand fans, parodists, traffic seekers, unrepentant haters and crypto-historians, among others. The accounts use his name as either as a title or,… Read more →

Should software and online vendors be in the hardware business?

Microsoft recently unveiled its Surface tablet running Windows 8, representing something very new for the vendor: it’s first major foray into the enterprise and computer user hardware space. Other formerly all-software companies have also been getting into hardware. Google offers its Nexus tablets, manufactured by Asus. Amazon has been in the hardware space with Kindle…. Read more →

Enterprise identity wake-up call coming in 2013

Current enterprise identity management deployments are too static for the emerging services world, and next year will mark a transition point as corporate IT contemplates ID in an environment without borders, according to a new report. “There is a fork in the road coming,” says Ian Glazer, research vice president on the identity and privacy… Read more →

Google services ‘disrupted’ in China; traffic declines rapidly

Google’s Transparency Report shows a significant decline in traffic. Credit: Google Chinese traffic to Google’s Web services has declined rapidly over the past few hours, according to the search giant’s Transparency Report, a service that outlines when governments may be disrupting Web traffic to the company’s networks. The latest data to the report — seen… Read more →

How does Google’s DB play impact Oracle, IBM and SAP?

Earlier today, David Meyer reported: Google allows bigger, faster Cloud SQL databases. Two things stand out for me: Uplifting the maximum size of database from 10GB to 100GB. This puts it on par with Amazon.  Google is providing customers with the option of hosting in the US or EU. This solves a vexing problem related to… Read more →

Cisco VP turns hunting memo leaker into new ‘hobby’

Cisco vice president Mike Quinn appears to be very peeved at the moment as some of his leaked emails continue to cause a stir. Based on a new report (among several) from Network World, Quinn is looking for someone who leaked an internal memo at the telecommunications giant. The original memo in question was leaked… Read more →

Google Is Blocked in China as Party Congress Begins

Vincent Yu/Associated Press Chinese security personnel in the Great Hall of the People during the 18th Communist Party Congress in Beijing on Friday. All Google services, including its search engine, Gmail and Maps, were inaccessible in China on Friday night and into Saturday, the company confirmed. The block comes as the 18th Communist Party Congress, the once-in-a-decade meeting to appoint… Read more →

Microsoft details its strategy for compiling Windows Phone apps in the cloud

One of the new development concepts introduced with Windows Phone 8 is compiling applications in the cloud. But what does this mean, exactly?  Among the hundred-plus developer sessions that Microsoft execs presented at the company’s Build 2012 conference (and which are now viewable for free by anyone, not just conference-goers) was one touching on Microsoft’s… Read more →