Technology News Archive - June 15, 2012
Social app Skout suddenly shut down a component of its service targeted at teenagers this week. The move comes after three sexual assaults were connected to teens using Skout’s flirting/meet-up service that was directed at 13- to 17-year-olds.
UK ATMs are going to begin allowing users to interact with cash machines through their smartphone. The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Natwest are launching the program for their customers.
Oh how the mighty have fallen. One of the most outspoken critics of selling subscriptions through Apple’s Newsstand app has finally decided to ditch their principles and join forces with the iMaker.
Much like how legendary comic book super heroes joined forces to form the Avengers or the Justice League, some of the super-powers of the Internet are teaming up to keep Web surfers safe from viruses, scams, and spyware associated with advertisements.
On June 24, AT&T is set to begin selling the Sony Xperia Ion smartphone on its 4G LTE network. The Sony Xperia Ion is an AT&T exclusive, and will sell with a two-year contract for $99.99.
Instead of praising their own hardware for being nearly imperceptible to viruses and other malicious software, Apple quietly changed their tune.
The White House on Wednesday announced they will sign an Executive Order to make broadband construction up to 90% cheaper and more efficient.
For those Apple fans who like to read way too deeply into analyst notes, press invitations and Steve Jobs’ biography, have I got some fun for you!
Microsoft will reportedly acquire Yammer Inc., a cloud-based social network for business collaboration, for $1.2 billion.
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has indicted a British man with ties to the group LulzSec (LulzSec), charging him with conspiracy and computer-related crimes for attacking websites owned by Fox, Sony Pictures and PBS, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.
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