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70% of Windows households are now also Apple households

70% of Windows households are now also Apple households | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

This chart from Morgan Stanley illustrates how Apple has invaded people's lives. 

There was time when Microsoft had 95% of the computing market, and Apple was fighting for its life. (That time is quickly turning into old history, but for some of us it feels like yesterday.) 

At that point, only a sliver of people had Apple products in their lives. Households were pretty much either Apple houses or Microsoft houses.  

Today, everything's different. You can own a Windows-based PC and an iPhone or iPad. 

This chart shows that 70% of people with Windows products have an Apple product in their homes.  

Apple couldn't win the PC game, so it changed the game, introducing the iPod, then the iPhone, and then the iPad.  

Today, Apple is the world's most valuable company, and Microsoft is trying to catch up in personal computing.  

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Social Login Trends Across the Web for Q4 2013 | Janrain

Social Login Trends Across the Web for Q4 2013 | Janrain | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

During the past five years, the ability to register and log in on websites with a social network or email identity has become increasingly prevalent. In fact, 90% of people have encountered social login before, and more than half of people use it. Because it makes the account creation and login process so much faster and easier and eliminates the need to remember yet another username and password, it’s no surprise that social login has become so popular.

 

But which networks are people most likely to choose? How do these preferences differ based on the type of sites people visit? We all use multiple social networks for different purposes. Facebook is generally where we interact with our close friends and family. LinkedIn is where we maintain our professional persona. Google+ lets us do both, by letting us organize our social graph and content we share into circles. We use Twitter to follow influencers, share opinions, and read about topics of interest. And Gmail, Yahoo and Microsoft are our primary means of privately communicating with others via email.

 

For four years, Janrain has published quarterly reports to shed light on consumer preferences for social login, with data aggregated from the websites that use Janrain. The key takeaway, above all else, is that people want choice. In other words, there is not a single identity provider to rule them all.

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Interestingly, the real "camembert" does not match what I thought it would look like. My techdom bias would have led me to expect to a smaller G+ and a quite larger Twitter & LinkedIn share...

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Viewing Where the Internet Goes - A very interesting NY Times story featuring @vgcerf

Viewing Where the Internet Goes - A very interesting NY Times story featuring @vgcerf | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

while the Internet’s global capability to connect anyone with anything has affected every nook and cranny of modern life — with politics, education, espionage, war, civil liberties, entertainment, sex, science, finance and manufacturing all transformed — its growth increasingly presents paradoxes.

 

It was, for example, the Internet’s global reach that made classified documents available to Mr. Snowden — and made it so easy for him to distribute them to news organizations.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Interesting quote from Vint Cerf : "

Everything has expanded by a factor of a million since we turned it on in 1973. The number of machines on the network, the speeds of the network, the kind of memory capacity that’s available, it’s all 10 to the sixth.

I would say that there aren’t too many systems that have been designed that can handle a millionfold scaling without completely collapsing. But that doesn’t mean that it will continue to work that way.

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Audi and Google Team up on Android Powered dashboards

Audi and Google Team up on Android Powered dashboards | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Google has just forged a partnership with German automaker Audi to bring an Android-powered entertainment and information system to Audi vehicle dashboards in the near future. It's a clear shot against Apple, which announced an 'iOS in the Car' program last year, with the collaboration of Mercedes, BMW and Honda — as well as GM in the United States. Here's the Wall Street Journal's take on the deal, which was their scoop: "With 80 million new cars and light trucks sold each year, automobiles represent a significant new opportunity for Internet-based software and services. 'The car is becoming the ultimate mobile device,' said Thilo Koslowski, an analyst at the research firm Gartner. 'Apple and Google see that and are trying to line up allies to bring their technology into the vehicle.'"
Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Time to remember that mobile started as a car phone, and that Microsoft announced 'Auto PC' a few years ago...

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Apple would patent a ham sandwich if it could. That doesn't mean we're getting an iSandwich.

Apple would patent a ham sandwich if it could. That doesn't mean we're getting an iSandwich. | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

In 2006, when Apple was about to release the iPhone, patents came up in a senior management meeting. Apple's leaders were wondering what they should patent. 

Jobs had a simple, decisive answer: "We are going to patent it all."


and by "all," Jobs meant all.

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Apple Patent Strategy for the rest of us

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Paid Apps Are Dead

Paid Apps Are Dead | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
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In-app may be the only path unless you have a massive audience and can sustain ads

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Les recettes de la French Tech

Les recettes de la French Tech | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Le 27 novembre 2013 avait lieu à Bercy le lancement officiel d’une nouvelle initiative gouvernementale pour dynamiser la place de la France dans la compétition numérique : “La French Tech”, l...
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Très bonne analyse d'Olivier Ezratty sur la démarche ayant conduit au lancement de la French Tech et révélations sur sa participation au Shadow Advisory Board de la Mission de Préfiguration confiée à la Caisse des Dépôts ;-)

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L'important c'est l'analyse permettant de comprendre, non pas ce que le gouvernement va en tirer... (ce lancement n'était pas apparu sur les tablettes que je survole), mais ce que chacun peut y trouver pour ses projets en en comprenant mieux les facettes...
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A guide to the French national cloud(s)

A guide to the French national cloud(s) | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Following Edward Snowden’s revelations of U.S. cloud snooping, there has been much talk about a “European cloud.” As EU digital chief Neelie Kroes said on Thursday, this will most likely be a federation of national cloud projects – she haspreviously warned against excessive fragmentation within the Union, arguing that this would hamper efforts to achieve sufficient scale.

 

But what do those national projects look like? Probably the most intriguing example is to be found in France, where the state has taken a twin-pronged approach to stimulating the local cloud provider scene. The country’s “Sovereign Cloud” scheme pre-dates the revelations around NSA and GCHQ espionage – its two separate Amazon rivals, Cloudwatt and Numergy, were formed in 2012 – but the new political landscape around cloud certainly favors those companies.

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Interesting (yet expectedly incomplete) view from abroad on the Cloudwatt and Numergy national cloud projects.

(discosure: I'm involved)

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Trooclick, les Français qui misent sur le fact-checking automatisé

Trooclick, les Français qui misent sur le fact-checking automatisé | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Aux Assises du journalisme 2013 organisées à Metz en collaboration avec l’Obsweb, on a vu des choses formidables. Des tables rondes vraiment enrichissantes. Vous le savez, je vous ai inondé de tweets. Je n’aurai pas pu interroger à chaud Edwy Plenel sur le fonds Google. Et je n’aurai pas pu rencontrer les gens de TrooClick, nouvel acteur du fact-checking, une équipe française. Le matin du grand débat des Assises, avec comme   »Grand témoin », Cory Haik, rédactrice en chef de l’actualité numérique et responsable du projet « Truth Teller » au Washington Post.

Voici comment les Assises présentaient cette table ronde :

Depuis plusieurs années, le fact checking se développe comme un genre journalistique à part entière. Déjà précurseurs, les Américains ont encore pris une bonne longueur d’avance dans le domaine. La version beta du « Truth Teller » a été lancée aux Etats-Unis à la fin du mois de septembre 2013. Mais la vérification de l’information peut-elle être automatisée ? Peut-on faire confiance aux algorithmes pour informer ?

 

Les gens de Trooclick présents aux Assises, Pierre-Albert Ruquier et Pierre Leibovici, m’ont donc informé que l’animateur de cette table ronde, Pierre Haski, le cofondateur de RUE89, allait donner la parole aux gens de Trooclick, en les présentant officiellement. Beau spot de tir, avec sur scène l’acteur américain et sa star Cory Haik, et dans les premiers rangs les petits trublions français.

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Un très beau projet porté par un serial entrepreneur, même si mon avis n'a pas (encore) été fact-checké (il a en revanche été gut checké)...

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La Keynote de Philippe Dewost de la Caisse des Dépôts (avec images, tweets) au DigiWorldSummit de l'IDATE

Intervention de Philippe Dewost à propos du concept de smart city qui regroupe différentes études menées à la Caisse des Dépôts.
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Version storify réalisée par l'Agence Ondine avec un excellent LiveSketch réalisé par @LeelyLive :-)

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Apple And Samsung Take 109% Of The Smartphone Industry's Profits While Everyone Else Loses Money

Apple And Samsung Take 109% Of The Smartphone Industry's Profits While Everyone Else Loses Money | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
There are only two companies making money...
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smartphone duopoly includes a company that entered the handset business less than 7 years ago.

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Grenoble Is the Powerful Tech Hub You Never Heard Of

Grenoble Is the Powerful Tech Hub You Never Heard Of | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Nestled in the French Alps, Grenoble may be hard to get to, but it has consistently made strong and established contributions to the tech industry.

 

In European terms, Grenoble is a pioneering cluster. Long before cities like London, Berlin, Moscow and even Paris aped the Silicon Valley model and defined themselves as centers for urban hipsters and entrepreneurs, the French government funded schemes to bring research, academia and industry together.

 

The city is also known for its expertise in micro- and nano-technology. Established companies and market leaders such as STMicroelectronics and NXP Semiconductors are based in the city.

The reason for the prevalence of these technologies is partly due to Inria, a government-funded public science and technology institution established in France in 1967. It has eight research centers located across France, a €264 million budget and the Grenoble and Lyon research Centre, established in 1992. The Inria Grenoble–Rhône-Alpes centre has 34 research teams and 250 PhD students, 45% of whom come from overseas.

Since 1998 it has created more than 20 startups in industries such as road traffic management, 3D cinema and communication infrastructure management. In recent times, brands like smart window company Hilabs and advice systems company SysFera have emerged from its Grenoble center.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Great Mashable feature, echoing http://cdcQNAbstract

France indeed has an impressive array of Tech Hubs that deserve to be made much more visible !

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Larry's comment, November 13, 2013 2:15 AM
Don't forget Kalray, the first 256 core cpu and massively parallel computing sdk working for 1/100th of energy
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Apple Has 600 Million Accounts, more than Twitter and almost 3x Amazon

Apple Has 600 Million Accounts, more than Twitter and almost 3x Amazon | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Apple's most quietly powerful advantages: it has ~600 million accounts on file, most of which are linked to credit cards, which is light years ahead of its competition according to BI Intelligence. Amazon, the biggest e-commerce company in the world only has 224 million accounts. 

 

The 600 million accounts is really astounding when you consider that for people to get an account with Apple, they likely had to spend at minimum $200 for some sort of iPod, iPhone, or iPad.

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And most of these approx 600 M accounts are linked to credit cards ...

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Withings Aura uses light, sound, and science to help you sleep better #CES

Withings Aura uses light, sound, and science to help you sleep better #CES | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

As for the lamp itself, it's both a sleep aid and a sleek, touch-sensitive lava lamp. The device glows a shade of red to help you get to sleep — Withings says the wavelength of light helps the body generate melatonin — and for waking it shines a glowing blue.

 

Different shades, from purple to yellow, are available at the user's choice. A standalone iPhone app lets users do things like set wake-up times and view their sleep and environmental data, though the information will also be surfaced in the standard Withings app as well for a bigger picture look at your health (Android compatibility is coming down the line, and the device will be able to connect over legacy Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, or Wi-Fi).

 

In a clever twist, the lamp portion of the device can also play music and serves as a standalone alarm clock even if you aren't using your smartphone. The lamp is sensitive to touch, and you can turn the alarm on or off with a tap, and set the time for your next alarm by sliding your finger up the side of the device.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Combining light, sound and movement, Withings last tracking device is indeed a full system and goes way beyond the existing snoring / sleeping apps. Want to beta test one !

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We need to talk about TED

We need to talk about TED | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Benjamin Bratton: Science, philosophy and technology run on the model of American Idol – as embodied by TED talks – is a recipe for civilisational disaster
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refreshing meta-TED talk giving us a good headstart for 2014. As  french say, don't throw the baby along with the bath water, yet moving beyond intellectual placeboing is needed if we want to face and address our worlds issues instead of deferring them all to Moore's law... A must read !

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Hackers allegedly exploit Snapchat security hole and leak 4.6m usernames and phone numbers online

Hackers allegedly exploit Snapchat security hole and leak 4.6m usernames and phone numbers online | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
If you're a Snapchat user, then you might be interested to know that someone may have found a way to save the usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million accounts. The website SnapchatDB.info ...
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Content vanishes (supposedly) yet identity seems more resilient (and less protected)

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La France ne doit pas rater le train du cloud public

Hall des expositions de Hong Kong, un matin de novembre dernier. Les sponsors de l'événement OpenStack Summit finissent d'installer leurs stands. Seules deux entreprises françaises et européennes sont présentes parmi les centaines de sociétés américaines, chinoises, indiennes... Une sous-représentation inquiétante, car c'est bien une partie du destin de la civilisation numérique qui se joue au cours de ce sommet. Créée par Rackspace et la Nasa pour proposer une alternative à Amazon dans le cloud, l'ambition de la Fondation OpenStack est la mutualisation à l'échelle de la planète de toutes les infrastructures informatiques. Rien de moins.

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If Redstone's tech is real, we'll have cheap and ultrafast wireless Internet everywhere

If Redstone's tech is real, we'll have cheap and ultrafast wireless Internet everywhere | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Redstone's Chris Anderson claims his company has a "magical" wireless networking technology that can deliver wireless data at a rate of 250 megabits per second over long distances and at very low c...
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5G beware ?

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The Web Is Being Overrun With Bots

The Web Is Being Overrun With Bots | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

The non-human web has overtaken the human web, according to new data from Incapsula, which tracks bots on the web.

The non-human web is made of search engine crawlers, spammers, hackers, scrapers, and impersonators.

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Race against the machine

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Amazon Experimenting With Drones That Will Deliver Packages In 30 Minutes

Amazon Experimenting With Drones That Will Deliver Packages In 30 Minutes | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Amazon is experimenting with drones that will deliver packages within 30 minutes. CEO Jeff Bezos made the announcement in a "60 Minutes" interview Sunday night with Charlie Rose. 

Bezos expects the drones to be fully autonomous and in operation within four or five years. He said there are numerous tests and regulations to deal with in the meantime. Amazon calls the drone delivery service Prime Air. No humans are involved. The small plastic package containing your items are loaded underneath a drone, which Amazon calls an octocopter, and automatically flown to your house.

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Prime Air Delivery. No Humans involved. Inspiration for Hakim and http://www.leflylab.com ?

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Smart Cities Keynote — DigiWorld Summit de l'IDATE

Smart Cities Keynote — DigiWorld Summit de l'IDATE | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Voici la présentation qui me servait de support pour la Keynote du Séminaire Exécutif "Smart Cities & Digital Living" que j'ai donnée au DigiWorldSummit 2013 de l'IDATE, à Montpellier. 

 

Elle pâtit des limitations actuelles du service SlideShare :

plus d'import de présentations au format Keynote d'Apple, ce qui permettait de récupérer d'un coup les notes de l'intervenantimpossibilité d'insérer des vidéos depuis des services autres que YouTube (alors que Vimeo devient une seconde source de plus en plus crédible)

 

Vous trouverez ci-dessous le chemin de fer de la présentation ainsi que la video du projet Unlimited Cities "Villes sans limites".

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Enfin disponible en version slides + notes, avec les exemples de Sensorly, SigFox, NetAtmo, RestoFlash ou UFO Unlimited Cities, et des sources d'inspiration comme la conférence USI de Derrick de Kerkhove ou "les barbares attaquent l'habitat" ©TheFamily

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Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17
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Lithium-ion Batteries, Straight From a 3-D Printer

Lithium-ion Batteries, Straight From a 3-D Printer | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

By making the basic building blocks of batteries out of ink, Harvard materials scientist Jennifer Lewis is laying the groundwork for lithium-ion batteries and other high-performing electronics that can be produced with 3-D printers.

Although the technology is still at an early stage, the ability to print batteries and other electronics could make it possible to manufacture new kinds of devices. Think of self-powered biomedical sensors, affixed to the skin, that would continuously transmit vital signs to a smartphone. Or existing products could be made more simply and efficiently.

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Autolib printing anybody?

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Google wins book-scanning case: judge finds "fair use," cites many benefits

Google wins book-scanning case: judge finds "fair use," cites many benefits | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Google has won a resounding victory in its eight-year copyright battle with the Authors Guild over the search giant’s controversial decision to scan more than 20 million books from libraries and make them available on the internet.


In a ruling issued Thursday morning in New York, US Circuit Judge Denny Chin said the book scanning amounted to fair use because it was “highly transformative” and because it didn’t harm the market for the original work.“Google Books provides significant public benefits,” Chin wrote, describing it as “an essential research tool” and noting that the scanning service has expanded literary access for the blind and helped preserve the text of old books from physical decay.Chin also rejected the theory that Google was depriving authors of income, noting that the company does not sell the scans or make whole copies of books available. He concluded, instead, that Google Books served to help readers discover new books and amounted to “new income from authors.”

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Coin: Finally, a New Way to Pay in Stores That People Might Actually Use

Coin: Finally, a New Way to Pay in Stores That People Might Actually Use | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
One card to store them all.
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Waiting for the smartcard version, because I have no choice...

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is Intel new management at ARM's length ?

is Intel new management at ARM's length ? | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

is Intel’s new CEO is rethinking the “x86 and only x86″ strategy? Last week, a specialty semiconductor company called Altera announced that Intel would fabricate some if its chips containing a 64-bit ARM processor. The company’s business consists of offering faster development times through “programmable logic” circuits. Instead of a “hard circuit” to be designed, manufactured, tested, debugged, modified and sent back to the manufacturing plant in lengthy and costly cycles, you buy a “soft circuit” from Altera and similar companies (Xilinx comes to mind). This more expensive device can be reprogrammed on the spot to assume a different function, or correct the logic in the previous iteration. Pay more and get functioning hardware sooner, without slow and costly turns through a manufacturing process.

With this in mind, what Intel will someday manufacture for Altera isn’t the 64-bit ARM processor that excited some observers: “Intel Makes 14nm ARM for Altera“. The Stratix 10 circuits Altera contracts to Intel manufacturing are complicated and expensive ($500 and up) FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) devices where the embedded ARM processor plays a supporting, not central, role. This isn’t the $20-or-less price level arena in which Intel has so far declined to compete.

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Couldn't resist "Management at ARM's length", yet this note is definitely worth a thorough and full read 

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