Understand and cope with the times: computers, websites and social media

We all got really thrown into the mix when the internet was introduced in 1983. At a time when cars were mechanical instead of computerized and typing was done in a typewriter instead of on your phone!” It was during College when I discovered the Internet for the first time: we exchanged a picture with a group of students in a campus from the other part of the country. The picture opened very slowly but I was hooked. The Internet had changed my life and it became my passion.

I shed a tear for my favorite PC brand... Sayonara Sony VAIO!

Are we really loosing our beloved VAIO brand PCs? According to Sony, the company will stop making and selling PCs after its 2014 Spring lineup launch. The moves come as Sony said it now expects a net loss of $1.1 billion for the year to the end of March.

Great letter of Satya Nadella to all Microsoft employees. Here are some excerpts and highlights:
Why am I here: "...to change the world through technology that empowers people to do amazing things."

The next decade: "[..] computing will become even more ubiquitous and intelligence will become ambient. The coevolution of software and new hardware form factors will intermediate and digitize [..] by an ever-growing network of connected devices [including] intelligence from machine learning. This is a software-powered world."

Yesterday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Declaratory Ruling stating that sending a one-time text message to confirm receipt of a consumer’s request to opt out of receiving text messages does not violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. Section 227 (TCPA), if the following conditions are met:
* The consumer had previously given prior express consent to receive texts from the sender, ¶ 15;

An insightful article by Sebastian Anthony, on Nov 2, 2012, reminds us how Android devices are cornering the market. We already know that according to the latest numbers (June, 2012) Android activations hit 1.3M per day, according to Google's Schmidt. According to Anthony "no less than 75% of smartphones shipped ran Google’s Android operating system. This equates to 136 million Android handsets, almost doubling the 71 million Android smartphones from the same quarter last year.


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