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OkCupid Offers Firefox Visitors Links To Alternate Browsers To Protest New … – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014

Online dating site OkCupid is presenting Firefox visitors with something other than the standard home page you’d normally encounter – instead, there’s a lengthy message apologizing for the interruption and explaining that OkCupid opposes the political views of Mozilla’s new CEO Brendan Eich, who made donations to a campaign in support of California’s anti-LGBT Proposition 8 campaign. Eich is the inventor of JavaScript, but the donation in 2008 has resulted…

Phil Spencer takes over as head of Microsoft’s Xbox division – Polygon

Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014

Phil Spencer is taking over as the head of Microsoft’s Xbox branch, the company announced today. Spencer, who most recently served as the chief of Microsoft Studios, will now lead that division as well as the entire Xbox business, including Xbox Live, Xbox Music and Xbox Video. His official title is Head of Xbox. “Combining these teams will strengthen the connection between some of the world’s most innovative…

Microsoft Build 2014 to highlight ‘One Windows’ progress – CNET (blog)

Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014

Screenshot by CNET While Microsoft execs have made substantial progress in the past couple of years toward breaking down silos inside the company, there’s still a long road ahead. This year’s Microsoft Build conference, which kicks off in San Francisco on Wednesday, will highlight how far the company has come — and also shed more light on how far it has yet to go — toward delivering “One Windows.” (Microsoft…

Sony Reveals $1100 Digital Paper Slate – PC Magazine

Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014

Sony is not done with the e-reader space just yet, but its latest endeavor is a enterprise-focused Digital Paper slate that trades e-books for business documents. The portable Digital Paper replaces spiral notebooks, legal pads, and file folders with a high-contrast, reflective 13.3-inch e-paper display. It’s housed in a 12.6-ounce body, which Sony said is the world’s thinnest and lightest among 9-plus-inch mobile devices. Digital Paper…

One cell-phone factory may delay Microsoft’s Nokia buy for six months – PCWorld (blog)

Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014

One cell-phone factory employing 8,000 people in southeast India may be the stumbling block for Microsoft’s $7.17-billion Nokia acquisition, delaying the entire process by up to six months. According to The Wall Street Journal, the factory is the critical element of a tax audit being conducted by the Indian government. Until the deal clears regulatory approvals, it can’t go through. Normally, however, “regulatory approval” means the approval of regulators like the…

Surprise! EA’s digital-distribution service Origin ditches discs – CNET

Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014

Everything there is to know about iPhone 6 Here is all the information you should know about Apple’s next phone.