Take that outages!
|Take that outages!|
|Broadcast Date||JANUARY 24, 2014|
Michael Wolf Joins to chat about Gmail’s assault on a Fresno man, the 30-year-old Mac, and the untold story of Nest.
- Google’s Gmail had a complete outage earlier today starting just after 2 PM Eastern time and finally getting a green light on Google’s Apps Status Board at just around 3:30 PM Eastern. The problem seemed to affect Google+ and 8 other apps according to the status board. It comes along with a very strange email bug.
- Google’s ESite Reliability Engineering team sat down for an AMA right as the outage happened
- David S. Peck of Fresno, California began receiving thousands of blank emails
- TechCrunch reports when you search Gmail on Google, and click the email sub link, a compose window comes up with Mr. Peck’s email pre-filled. Peck is a Business Marketing professional with experience in banking.
- USA Today reports that Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has acquired about 2,400 patents from Hewlett-Packard that were once owned by Palm. No word on how much Qualcomm paid or what their intentions are. LG bought WEbOS from HP last year. That means there’s very little left of Palm at HP.
News From You
- Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning, introducing new guidelines that guarantee a user’s right to uninstall software preinstalled on phones, aka Bloatware
- Certain apps are exempt from the requirement such as WiFi, Settings and App Stores. The rules go into effect in April.
- Sumbitted By: guyfromtrinidad
- Steven Hickson bypassing Snapchat’s new security feature which was meant to protect the service from bots
- The new feature requires a user to spot the SnapChat logo when signing up. Hickson says he wrote a program to identify the logo automatically. It took him about 30 minutes to write it and he made it available on GitHub.
- Submitted by: KAPT_Kipper
- The Streetview car claims it wasn’t racing at all but just mapping the track. Sure Streetview.
- Submitted by: habichuelacondulce
- Developers were asked to test their apps on a simulated Indonesian and Nigerian networks running at 2G speeds.
- Internet.org is the consortium established last year by Facebook, Nokia, Samsung, Ericsson, Opera, Qualcomm, and MediaTek to bring the Internet to the two thirds of the planet that isn’t already online. Developers from Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, AccuWeather, Huffington Post, and even nonprofit Water.org learned how to make their apps work for the majority of the world’s citizens.
- Submitted by: stephenater
- CNET reports Samsung made money last quarter, but made less money than the quarter before for the first time since 2011
- EP&T reports IHS has released numbers showing Apple spent the most on semiconductors last year at $30.3 billion while Samsung drafted along right behind them at $22.2 billion
- Facebook makes some predictions about the researchers at Princeton who made some predictions about Facebook
- Looks like March 11th is shaping up to be the Windows 8.1 release date according to Mary Jo’s sources
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"Follow the path of the Beam"
| Take that outages!
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"What Google’s DeepMind plans"