Robin Olofsson

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So Far, There Are Only 3 Big Winners in the Smartphone Market

Apple, Samsung, and Google.<p>Benedict Evans<p>Benedict Evans has a great post describing the market for smartphones (and phones more broadly) in three charts and about 600 words. Admirable economy! Let me try to compress the argument even further.<p>If one looks at profits, only two companies make a …

YouTube users now upload 100 hours of video every minute

Today is YouTube's eighth birthday, and to mark the occasion Google is revealing new statistics that underline what a cultural sensation its video site has become. Most staggeringly, over 100 hours of video are now uploaded to YouTube each and every minute. One year ago on this day, that figure …

US government is now the biggest buyer of malware, Reuters reports

Former officials warn US hacking threatens cybersecurity<p>The US government is waging electronic warfare on a vast scale — so large that it's causing a seismic shift in the unregulated grey markets where hackers and criminals buy and sell security exploits, Reuters reports.<p>Former White House …

PayPal wants to get rid of passwords in favor of biometric security

While passwords are the way of the land on the internet, PayPal’s chief information security officer Michael Barrett says that passwords and PINs are …

PayPal's chief information security officer says passwords' days are numbered

Recently speaking at the Interop IT conference, PayPal's chief information security officer, Michael Barrett, stated that passwords and PINs were operating on borrowed time. Barrett hopes to replace online security keys with a setup that's a blend of software and hardware-based identification. He …

Motorola's hotly-rumored 'XFON' may have cleared FCC with AT&T support

Since March, rumors have been swirling of a Motorola phone said to have considerably more influence from its corporate parent, and now we're seeing the biggest evidence that this phone will be coming soon. A new FCC filing has revealed a Motorola phone (model XT1058), and an image of the phone's …

iOS Devices to be Granted Pentagon Security Clearance This Week

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Friday that it plans to allow Apple devices running iOS 6 onto the Pentagon’s secure network early this …

Google’s Eric Schmidt: “Don’t be evil” slogan was “the stupidest rule ever”

Former Google CEO and current executive chairman Eric Schmidt made an appearance on NPR’s weekly comedy trivia show <i>Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!</i> to …

Rumor: AT&T To Discontinue The HTC First Facebook Phone

HTC’s Facebook Home-laden First smartphone may only have debuted on AT&T last month, but it appears that the device may be a dud as far as consumers are concerned. According to a report from BGR’s Zach Epstein, sales of the HTC First smartphone have been so disappointing that AT&T will soon be …

Android chief working on smoother updates, fine with Facebook Home

Sundar Pichai also says he believes Android and Chrome should stay separate, despite both operating systems falling under his control.<p>Android head Sundar Pichai might be new to the job of leading Google's mobile operating system, but he's already working at improving the update process for that …

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