Finnish Him!

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Finnish Him!
Number 2280
Broadcast Date JULY 17, 2014
Episode Length 43:16
Hosts Tom Merritt
Guests Breki Tomasson

Breki Tomasson joins us to talk about Microsoft’s Satya Nadella swinging the ax at Nokia X Android phones, Xbox Entertainment Studios and 18,000 employees.



Handset division. Microsoft also told employees it will shift all non-Windows Phone operating system phones into maintenance phones, including Asha, S40 and Android-based Nokia X phones. Future phones will all run Windows Phone OS. Microsoft will also shut down Xbox Entertainment Studios which was making original content for the Xbox. It appears this will not affect the Halo series.
See what folks are saying about them. Facebook estimates tens of thousands of users will qualify to use mentions.
Microsoft began implementing removal requests in its Bing search engine today. Google has taken some criticism over how it has implemented the policy, which allows individuals to request search results that are no longer relevant to be removed from search indexes.
The button allows users to make purchases without leaving Facebook. Payment information will not be shared and users can choose whether to save the info for future purchases or not.
Used two zero-day vulnerabilities to gain entry to the NASDAQ Stock Market in 2010, harvest an unknown amount of data and plant destructive malware. NASDAQ announced the infiltration in a brief statement on Feb. 5 2010, but downplayed the extent and significance of it.
The GoTenna connects with phones by BlueTooth and with other batons using peer to peer over 151-154 MHz. Its low bandwidth, but long range, makes it excellent for GPS and text messages. GoTenna is taking preorders today for $150 for a pair of devices and expects to ship this autumn.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE vice president and ruler of Dubai, says the UAE has already invested 20 billion dirham ($5.4 billion) in space technologies, primarily satellites. He wrote on Twitter, given the right tools, Arabs, once again, can deliver new scientific contributions to humanity.
As part of a push to top Samsung in one of the fastest-growing markets in Asia. Sales of iPhones in Vietnam soared 262 percent in Apple’s fiscal first half ended March 29.
Google ACTUALLY reported revenue of $15.96 billion up 22% and earnings per share of $6.08. Paid clicks advanced 25% on a year-over-year basis, or 2% on a sequential quarter basis. Cost per click slid 6% year-over-year.
Helped by its restructuring moves, while the computing and tech giant also reported its ninth-consecutive quarter of lower revenue.
Whitman was already serving as president and CEO of HP. HP also moved current director Pat Russo to lead independent director and appointed Klaus Kleinfeld, chief executive and chairman of Alcoa, to the company’s board, bringing the total number of board members to 12.

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Finnish Him!
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"Trust us, we're Apple"