China’s Freedom of Search – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalFree speech and the Chinese Internet aren’t exactly cozy bedfellows. Yet lawyers for Baidu, China’s largest search engine, proclaimed a recent court victory upholding the company’s right to…

New Apple iPhone likely out in September: Report – Economic Times

Economic TimesThe handset, expected to be called the iPhone 6, is expected to come in two versions with a 4.7- or 5.5-inch screen, up from the current four-inch panel, the…

Ford investing $500 million to make new engine at Ohio plant – Reuters

Reuters(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N) will spend $500 million and create 300 jobs to upgrade an Ohio engine plant to make the new 2.7-liter six-cylinder EcoBoost engine for its…

New iPhone possibly out in September: Nikkei – Hong Kong Standard

Hong Kong StandardApple is likely to release its newest iPhone globally in September with a higher resolution and bigger screens, Japan’s leading Nikkei business daily reported Friday. The handset, expected…

Microsoft already pointing out flaws in Office for iPad – Register

RegisterMicrosoft has pointed out that the newly-released Office for iPad won’t immediately work for users of its SharePoint 2010 collaboration suite. As explained in two blog posts, one covering Excel…

Amazon Considers Streaming Media Service – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalActor Ed Begley Jr., above in a scene from ‘Betas,’ an online show offered to Prime subscribers last year. Amazon/Associated Press. Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -1.44% Amazon.com Inc. U.S.:…

Microsoft Office for iPad Launches – eWeek

eWeekMicrosoft on March 27 launched a native Office app for Apple’s best-selling tablet, the iPad, in 135 markets and 29 languages. The app for iOS 7 and up is available…

Facebook looks to drones, lasers and satellites for Internet access – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Two thirds of the world population does not have Internet access. Facebook already has more than a billion users on its service, but before it can sign up…

Sony’s 13-inch ‘Digital Paper’ is just like paper, except it costs $1100 – Engadget

Sony’s 13-inch ‘Digital Paper’ is just like paper, except it costs $1100EngadgetDespite years of development, E Ink’s displays haven’t yet replaced traditional paper everywhere. Sony’s trying to change that with…

Microsoft Unveils Office Software for iPad – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalSatya Nadella, Microsoft Corp.’s MSFT -1.08% Microsoft Corp. U.S.: Nasdaq $39.36 -0.43 -1.08% March 27, 2014 4:00 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 34.79M AFTER HOURS $39.55 +0.19 +0.48%…

Oculus didn’t expect FB deal response ‘to be so negative’ – Computerandvideogames.com

Computerandvideogames.comOculus VR expected its acquisition by Facebook to upset some core fans, but it did not expect an uproar to the extent witnessed since its announcement on Tuesday. That’s according…

ZEISS unveils two new lenses at NAB Show 2014 – Cambridge Network

Cambridge NetworkZEISS looks forward to presenting the new focal lengths of these two cine lens families to visitors to the NAB show. In addition, alongside other ZEISS lenses, the new…

Hoboken, social media react to ‘Bridgegate,’ Sandy funds report – The Star-Ledger

Hoboken, social media react to ‘Bridgegate,’ Sandy funds reportThe Star-LedgerPeople in Hoboken and on social media were skeptical of the investigation into the “Bridgegate” scandal that practically cleared Gov. Chris…

AltaSens Introduces 4K Monochrome Low-Light Camera Module – SYS-CON Media (press release)

AltaSens Introduces 4K Monochrome Low-Light Camera ModuleSYS-CON Media (press release)AltaSens will showcase the 4K Pro Night-Vision at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, from April…

In a first, scientists create artificial chromosome – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorA chunk of the genetic blueprint for yeast has been created and pieced together from scratch, paving the way for “designer” organisms that could produce new medicines, food…

UPDATE 1-Facebook to use satellites, drones to spread the Internet – Reuters

Reuters(Adds details on drones, satellites, hiring, background on Facebook and Google projects, stock price). By Alexei Oreskovic. SAN FRANCISCO, March 27 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is harnessing satellite, drone and…

Naked selfie of Chesapeake school teacher posted on social media – wtkr.com

Naked selfie of Chesapeake school teacher posted on social mediawtkr.comChesapeake, Va. – A naked selfie of a Western Branch High School teacher and coach standing completely naked in front of…

Biz Break: Facebook can connect world with drones and lasers, Zuckerberg says – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsToday: Facebook announces another acquisition as part of an initiative to improve Internet access with drones and lasers. The Lead: Facebook officially announces new initiative, another acquisition.…

Amazon plans Hulu-like ad-supported video too? – CNET

CNETThe free ad-supported video service would include music videos and both original and licensed TV series as a counterpoint to its Instant Video service, according to a report. by Joan…

Turkey Blocks YouTube After Leak of Planning for Syria Incursion – Bloomberg

Turkey Blocks YouTube After Leak of Planning for Syria IncursionBloombergTurkey blocked YouTube after a leaked recording of officials discussing a military incursion into Syria appeared on the site. The Foreign…

Could Amazon make streaming services available for free? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAmazon may be adding a new streaming service to its portfolio. The company currently includes streaming movies and TV episodes as part of the Amazon Instant Video features for…

Facebook’s Connectivity Lab: Drones, satellites and lasers, oh my! – ZDNet

ZDNetzdnet-facebook-connectivity-lab-drone. Facebook shocked everyone earlier this week with its surprise $2 billion purchase of 3D gaming and virtual reality tech startup Oculus. More about Facebook’s infrastructure: Facebook details two years…

Security Firms Watch Social Media For Feisty Fans – CBS Local

Security Firms Watch Social Media For Feisty FansCBS Local(AP) As Minnesota Vikings fans were getting ready for the final game at the Metrodome last December, officials at Whelan Security noticed…

College basketball social media policy: Just one girlfriend, “not two or three” – CBS News

College basketball social media policy: Just one girlfriend, “not two or three”CBS NewsForte and Gaines, along with their eight fellow tweeting Bulldogs, strictly adhere to the team’s social media policy.…

Industrial Internet Group Launches – EE Times

EE TimesSAN JOSE, Calif. — AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, and Intel officially formed the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) to accelerate work on areas such as interoperability standards for the Internet…

NAB Show Super Session Examines Net Neutrality, Impact on Internet – Business Wire (press release)

NAB Show Super Session Examines Net Neutrality, Impact on InternetBusiness Wire (press release)WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Public policy surrounding the issue of net neutrality has sparked fierce debate about the future of the…

Social Media And Future Of News: 8 Findings – InformationWeek

InformationWeekAnd there is evidence that social media have become a meaningful channel to reach the young audience necessary to sustain the news industry as the newspaper generation ages. But the…

Turkey blocks YouTube days after Twitter ban – Daily Mail

Daily MailThe ban comes after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted by Reuters at a rally last week saying: ‘I don’t understand how people of good sense could defend…

Microsoft CEO Nadella Pulls the Trigger on Long-Gestating Office Apps for iPad – Businessweek

BusinessweekFifty-two days into his tenure as Microsoft’s chief executive, Satya Nadella presided over his first public speech atop the company. He wisely decided against attempting to match his predecessor’s distinctive…

​Yahoo updates methodology in new transparency report – CNET

CNETThe company changes how it tallies government requests for data in its second transparency report, following tech firm push back over the past year. by Seth Rosenblatt

Turkey blocked YouTube over purported Syria leak: source – Reuters

Turkey blocked YouTube over purported Syria leak: sourceReutersANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey blocked YouTube as a precaution after voice recordings purportedly of senior officials discussing a potential military operation in Syria…

Remembering the 86-year-old YouTube star who kept the Internet young – Washington Post (blog)

Remembering the 86-year-old YouTube star who kept the Internet youngWashington Post (blog)Oakley went on to become one of YouTube’s most charming personalities, competing — with his side-parted white hair and…

Microsoft’s Office Suite Finally Coming to iPad, Maybe Too Late – New York Times

New York TimesSatya Nadella, Microsoft’s chief executive, at an event in San Francisco on Thursday to introduce the Office suite for iPads. Credit Robert Galbraith/Reuters. the main story. the main…

Stop Talking About Yourself So Much on Social Media and Listen – Entrepreneur

EntrepreneurThat said, the five biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make on social media all come down to one important lesson: You talk too much (at least on social media). Stop talking and…

Turkey could block other social media if security threatened – sources – Reuters

ReutersISTANBUL, March 27 (Reuters) – Turkey could block access to other social media platforms as well as YouTube and Twitter if users publish recordings or documents which threaten national security,…