When Liz Kaszynski rides in Lockheed Martin fighter jets, she is far more than just a passenger. She is the company’s aerial photographer, taking pictures of the planes high in the sky as they fly in complicated formations. Source: The Washington Post
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If you are an early stage startup, Google wants to give you $100,000 in Cloud Platform credits for one year so you can host your applications on its servers–and not on AWS or Azure. This offer is part of Google’s Cloud Platform for Startups initiative, a new program the company’s senior vice president for its technical infrastructure Urs Hölzle announced at the Google for Entrepreneurs Global Partner Summit today. Source: wochit technology
Apple’s newest and largest pair of iPhones, the iPhone 6 and 6+, are now available for pre-order in a number of countries including the U.S. and the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. The phones are due to ship to buyers starting next week, on September 19. Pre-orders don’t appear to have opened up yet in China, Asia’s dominant market, despite the Far East being the driving force behind the big phones trend. Source: wochit technology
Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch has been quite rocky since the pre-orders for the two devices went up at 3 a.m. The Apple Store was unavailable for certain periods of time since the launch, and those that had been able to access it have found that the 64GB and the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus models are unavailable. Just after 6am EST, the U.S. Apple Store was back online, and all of the models are available for pre-order.
EBay is set to launch an advertising network for its mobile app in this year’s final quarter, opening up a new avenue for marketers to reach the app’s roughly 4.6 million daily visitors. eBay said on a new page on its website “For the first time, we’re giving you the opportunity to connect with eBay users throughout their entire shopping journey.” The company said that eBay users spend 150 minutes on its app per month, compared with 47 for its
A secret legal battle between the U.S. government and Yahoo Inc. over requests for customer data became so acrimonious in 2008 that Washington threatened to charge the Internet company $250,000 a day if it didn’t comply. Yahoo made the threat public Thursday after a special federal court unsealed 1,500 pages of legal documents from a once-classified court battle over the scope of National Security Agency surveillance programs. Source: wochit technology
The iPhone 6 Plus is a whole lot of phone. So much so that many iPhone owners and potential upgraders had the same thought when they saw it unveiled — is that thing even going to fit in my pocket? Apple wouldn’t let us stuff the devices in our pockets at Tuesday’s launch event, so Mashable did the next best thing — we 3D-printed a block of plastic the exact width, depth and height of the iPhone 6 Plus. Then
Apple wants to replace plastic credit cards with the Apple Pay mobile wallet and the new iPhone 6. It’s not the first to attempt such a feat. The new Apple Pay service is not much different from other mobile wallets already on the market, but it’s likely to have a better chance than any other solution of getting people to use smartphones to pay for things. Source: wochit technology
According to sources, Hispanic media giant Univision will be a major supplier of content when satellite operator DirecTV launches an Internet-delivered service aimed at a Hispanic audience. Univision’s content would be a crucial offering for DirecTV’s online service, which is expected to launch later this year. It would also help the satellite operator to counter smaller rival Dish Network Corp, which is creating a multichannel Internet TV service that would be a cheaper alternative to traditional cable and satellite services.
Technology pundits were quick to predict the demise of most fitness wristbands and smartwatches when Apple launched its Apple Watch. But healthcare professionals and fitness junkies were left wanting to see more. The Apple Watch, unveiled on Thursday, is designed to be used alongside the iPhone. Independently of a mobile device, the watch can track activity and uses an accelerometer to measure your movement as well as heart rate. Runners can also listen to music through a bluetooth headphone. Source:
T-Mobile announced a pricing program for Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Thursday that lets users pay off their phones with a monthly payment program. When users choose one of T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plans, they can get the 16GB iPhone 6 for $0 down and 24 equal monthly payments of $27.08. The 16GB iPhone 6 Plus also has $0 down and can be paid off in 24 equal monthly payments of $31.24. Source: wochit technology
Apple , Motorola and Samsung aren’t the only companies with their sights set on wearables. According to CEO John Chen, BlackBerry , the smartphone maker that always seems to be just a little late to the party, may also be close to stepping into the world of wearable tech. Chen told reporters at the Super Mobility Conference in Las Vegas that the Waterloo-based company is currently researching wearable platforms, including smartwatches and smart glasses. Source: wochit technology