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September 2014 archive

Haftalık#81

  • Wearable Technologies 2014 Slideshare
  • On a Shoestring, India Sends Orbiter to Mars on Its First Try  (nytimes)
    • The Mars Orbiter Mission, or MOM, was intended mostly to prove that India could succeed in such a highly technical endeavor — and to beat China. As Mr. Modi and others have noted, India’s trip to Mars, at a price of $74 million, cost less than “Gravity,” the Hollywood movie. NASA’s almost simultaneous — and far more complex — mission to Mars cost $671 million.
  • Google’s Niantic Labs introduces ‘missions’ to its location-based Ingress smartphone game
  • Valve launches its Steam Music Player with free Half-Life and Portal video game soundtracks
  • Facebook (Messenger) said it had more than 200 million monthly active users globally. That number is likely much higher now. In the US alone, its user base has grown 75% since then, according to comScore, to 67 million unique visitors in August. (QZ)
  • Apple quickly releases iOS 8.0.2 to fix iPhone issues caused by the prior update
  • Japanese Construction Giant Obayashi Plans to Build a Space Elevator by 2050
  • INFOGRAPHIC: You Won’t Believe How Many World-Changing Inventions Came From NASA

  • Elon Musk’s Latest Venture: A Gigafactory for Solar Energy

Haftalık#80

  • Microsoft Minecraft’ın yapımcı firmasını 2.5 milyar dolara satın aldı. Minecraft XBox konsollarında 12 milyon download rakamına ulaştı PC ve Mac kullanıcı sayısı 16.6 milyon. 40 çalışanı var ve geçen sene 100 milyon doların üzerinde gelir elde etti. Microsoft’un yeni nesillere erişimi, teknoloji algısını kuvvetlendirmesi, mobil ve sosyal alanda kuvvetli bir uygulama ile güç kazandırabilir.
    • Minecraft offers Microsoft a platform with strong elements of social and mobile usage, two areas where it has struggled so far. But perhaps most importantly, Minecraft gives Microsoft an intergenerational success story that few other games or services can replicate.The Verge spoke with dozens of parents who see Minecraft not only as an incredible tool for bonding with their children, but a gateway to education in computer science that could restore some appeal to the Microsoft brand for the next generation. Ari Paparo, an ad-tech entrepreneur in New York, plays Minecraft with his own children. “My eight year-old son says: ‘If Apple wanted to get cooler they would buy Minecraft instead of Beats.’”  
      (The Verge)
  • Where (in the Human Body) Venture Capital Is Going (WSJ)
  • 100,000 Digitized Art History Materials from the Getty Research Institute Now Available in the Digital Public Library of America
  • Y Combinator Releases Its Curriculum as a Stanford Class — And Online
  • Larry Ellison to Step Aside as Oracle CEO
  • Samsung kasım ayında Hindistan’da Tizen işletim sistemli akıllı telefonunu piyasaya sunacak.
  • “Google confirmed the next version of its Android operating system will encrypt user data by default, making it difficult for law enforcement or phone thieves to read data on a phone without user cooperation
    …for devices with Android “L” installed, the next version of the operating system which is expected to be released in October, encryption will be turned on by default.”
  • “SoftBank’s Alibaba Alchemy: How to Turn $20 Million Into $50 Billion….Son displayed when he pumped $20 million from his company into a fledgling Chinese Internet venture 14 years ago”. (WSJ)
  • IBM Hopes To Lure New Data-Hungry Customers With Freemium Watson Analytics Tool
  • Why most people aren’t downloading apps anymore
  • Apple and Amazon Take Baby Steps Toward Digital Sharing
  • SAP said on Thursday that it had agreed to acquire Concur Technologies, an enterprise software company based in Seattle, for about $8.3 billion.

Haftalık#79

  • Apple iPhone6 ve iPhone6 Plus, Watch ve Apple Pay’i tanıttı.
    • iPhone 5 ve 5s toplam cihaz sayısı 200 mio
    • 4.7 ve 5.5 inch – 1334×750 1920×1080 pixels
    • iPhone 6’larda kullanılan işlemci A8 ve M8
    • A8’de 2 milyar transistor bulunuyor
    • M8’in mesafe ve çıkılan kat (elevation) hesaplayabiliyor
    • iOS8 17 Eylül’de download’a sunulacak
    • iPhone6, ilk iPhone’den 50 kat daha hızlı
    • AppStore’da 1.3 mio uygulama bulunuyor.
    • Saat’in 3 modeli (Watch, Sport, Edition) olacak ve 2015 yılında satışa sunulacak, 349 dolardan başlayacak
    • Saat’in üzerinde yeni bir iletişim modeli bulunuyor, Flirt uygulamalarında kullanılabilir
    • Apple Pay iPhone6lar ve watch ile kullanılabilecek.
  • Goldman calls Apple launch ‘impressive’ in lifting earnings estimate and stock-price target to $115, up from $107.
  • Spotify, video reklamlara başlıyor.
  • Five brands successfully embracing the ‘internet of things
  • 15 Examples of Open Innovation between Big Companies & Startups
  • This Emergency Smartboat Won’t Need Sailors to Help It Navigate
  • Harvard students know which way the wind is blowing. According to a report from the Harvard Crimson, the school’s introductory computer science class (CS50) has a record 818 undergraduates this fall.
  • U2’s Apple deal shows why musicians don’t sell music anymore (Source : QZ)
    • Now Apple has changed its tune yet again, offering the entire U2 album “Songs of Innocence” for free to 500 million iTunes users.
    • Internet entrepreneur Jason Calacanis hazarded a guess that Apple is paying the band up to $30 million in exchange for offering the album free to its hundreds of millions of users. “That’s probably what the Beats by Dre model is all about: Apple as a label,” he wrote in his email newsletter. “Everyone wins: free music for us, another selling point for Apple & artists get absurd exposure through sampling.”
  • Whats Next Blog
  • With VoLTE already rolling out, AT&T turns to Wi-Fi calling in 2015
  • Thinking about farming in space? Choose Mars over the moon. A Dutch study found that many types of plants could survive 50 days in synthetic Martian and lunar soil, but the Martian plants grew significantly better. (GigaOM)
  • Apple IPhone 6 Plus stock sells out, shipping delayed 3-4 weeks
  • 2012 rakamlarına göre iPhone üretim süresi 24 saati buluyor.

    141 Steps required to make an iPhone
    24 Hours of labor it takes to manufacture the phone
    325 Sets of hands it takes to make a single iPad
    5 Days it takes to make a single iPad

Haftalık#78

  • The future of customer service [trendwatching]
  • The Rise of The Business Moment
  • a16z Podcast: Everything You Need to Know About Amazon, Blog
  • Apple’a göndermede bulunan Ikea Reklamı
  • iPhone models stay in production for up to 3 years. The Volkswagen Type 2 remained in production from November 1949 to December 2013.
  • Pinged all devices on the Internet, map
  • iot & chopsticks
  • Connected City in 19th century
  • Netflix may add short-form content to increase mobile usage
  • Withings moves beyond health gear with a new Wi-Fi camera
  • Google explains its latest gains in computer vision
  • How does Google Maps represent disputed borders between countries
  • With $30 Million More in Hand, IFTTT Looks to the Internet of Things
  • Microsoft’s Chromecast competitor
  • 45 million smart homes in operation by 2018 in a global market worth $100 million.
  • worldwide phablet shipments (smartphones with screen sizes from 5.5 to less than 7 inches) will reach 175 million units worldwide in 2014, passing the 170 million portable PCs expected to ship during the same period. Next year, total phablet volumes will top 318 million units, surpassing the 233 million tablets forecast to ship in 2015.(IDC)
  • The World’s First Google Glass Detector
  • How the Next iPhone Could Finally Kill the Credit Card
  • Signs from future