Soft Machines, which has raised $125M, leaves stealth mode, reveals plan to license "virtual cores" technology to chip makers (Don Clark/Wall Street Journal)
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Soft Machines, which has raised $125M, leaves stealth mode, reveals plan to license “virtual cores” technology to chip makers — Secretive Startup Unveils Universal Chip — Venture capitalists these days tend to avoid chip companies, largely because developing new products costs a bundle.
The FCC as data security cop: $10 million fine for carriers' security breaches (Michael Cooney/Network World)
Michael Cooney / Network World:
The FCC as data security cop: $10 million fine for carriers' security breaches — FCC says TerraCom and its affiliate YourTel stored Social Security numbers, names, addresses in the open — The FCC took a big stand today saying it will fine TerraCom and YourTel America $10 million …
Apple reviewer sent screenshot of explicit image without warning to developer to show that app could be used to find porn (Chris O'Brien/VentureBeat)
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Apple reviewer sent screenshot of explicit image without warning to developer to show that app could be used to find porn — App developer claims Apple sent his company porn to prove its app could be used to find naughty pics — A Florida developer says his company got a bit of a naughty surprise via a recent email from Apple.
Abhijeet Mishra / SamMobile:
First Android 5.0 Lollipop updates should hit the Galaxy S5 in December — Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming to the Galaxy S5, and we've already given our readers an exclusive look at an early version running on the device. We had already said that the Galaxy S5 would be receiving …
Google bought six Redwood City office buildings totaling about 934,200 square feet for $585M (Bloomberg)
Google bought six Redwood City office buildings totaling about 934,200 square feet for $585M — Google Said to Buy Redwood City Offices for $585 Million — Google Inc. (GOOGL) bought six office buildings northwest of its Silicon Valley headquarters from Starwood Capital Group LLC and Blackstone Group LP …
Whisper responds to Guardian's "10 questions", says members of editorial team put on leave (Michael Heyward/Whisper)
Michael Heyward / Whisper:
Whisper responds to Guardian's “10 questions”, says members of editorial team put on leave — Setting The Record Straight — I wrote last Saturday that we welcome the current discussion around Whisper, and are grateful to those who have shared thoughtful feedback with us.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google's New Search Downranking Hits Torrent Sites Hard — In recent years Hollywood and the music industry have taken a rather aggressive approach against Google. The entertainment industry companies have accused the search engine of not doing enough to limit piracy, and demanded more stringent anti-piracy measures.
Sudarshan Varadhan / Reuters:
HP seeking buyers for corporate-networking business in China: WSJ — (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N) has begun sounding out private-equity firms in China to buy its corporate-networking business in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation.
Larry Page reorgs staff, transfers leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai — Exclusive: Google CEO Larry Page Reorgs Staff, Anoints Sundar Pichai as New Product Czar — In a significant reorganization of Google management, CEO Larry Page is transferring leadership …
Sudarshan Varadhan / Reuters:
Roku prepares to file for confidential IPO, WSJ report says — U.S. TV startup Roku to confidentially file for IPO: WSJ — (Reuters) - U.S. TV startup Roku Inc is working on plans to confidentially file for an initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
iPad Mini 3 teardown reveals an NFC controller and that hot glue is used to affix the home button (Jordan Kahn/9to5Mac)
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
iPad Mini 3 teardown reveals an NFC controller and that hot glue is used to affix the home button — Teardown shows iPad mini 3's “hastily glued” Touch ID Home button makes for difficult screen repairs — Following a teardown of the new iPad Air 2 earlier this week …
Xinhua News Agency:
Tim Cook says bringing Apple Pay to China is his top priority there — China Exclusive: Tim Cook: Apple wants everything it develops to enter China market — Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook said he hopes to adapt all of Apple's developments to work for the Chinese market, which he describes as a “key market” for the tech giant.
Creators of 'Room' say Facebook copied their chatroom app, threaten legal action (Jordan Kahn/9to5Mac)
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Creators of ‘Room’ say Facebook copied their chatroom app, threaten legal action — Facebook's new ‘Rooms’ app Room Inc's ‘Room’ app — Following the launch of Facebook's new “Rooms” app for iPhone, the company behind a similar piece of software called “Room” …
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Nest Acquires Home Automation Hub Revolv, but Will Stop Selling It — Nest today said it had acquired Revolv, the smart-home automation device maker, for its developer platform. — The deal closed this morning with undisclosed terms. It wasn't about adding the Revolv home automation hub …
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
U.S. TV Airwaves Auction for Smartphones Delayed to 2016 — The Federal Communications Commission delayed to early 2016 an auction of U.S. airwaves surrendered by television stations that's intended to help feed the growing number of smartphones and tablets.