Steven Schou

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How Facebook classifies thousands of Android phone variants for better performance

As one of the most downloaded and used apps, how does Facebook keep track of the bazillion Android phones it has to support with software? OK, …

Carrick on money: My home is the best investment I ever made

The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.<p><b>My home is the best investment I ever made</b><br>Don't say that to Kyle at the Young and Thrifty blog, or he'll do something gross. In this post, he questions idea of …

Apple now blocking 'WireLurker' malware targeting Chinese iOS Mac users

By<p>Apple on Thursday announced it has begun taking measures to block apps that contain the so-called "WireLurker" malware, which transmits from a Mac …

Amazon Wants To Put A Listening Speaker In Your Home

What's in your home, always on, ready to listen to you and constantly adapting to the way you talk? Why, it's Amazon's Echo speaker. Think a less portable Siri or Google Now, but hands-free.<p>Are you ready to bring an eavesdropping device that's connected to the cloud into the privacy of your …

Feds Shutter Illegal Drug Marketplace Silk Road 2.0, Arrest 26-Year-Old San Francisco Programmer

Another year, another dark web takedown.<p>A year ago, the FBI shut down Silk Road, an anonymous online narcotics website that generated $1.2 billion in sales, and arrested its alleged creator Ross Ulbricht in a San Francisco library. On Thursday, the FBI announced that it has done it again, seizing …

Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or is there?<p>Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer …

China is on track to build high-speed rail in just about every corner of the world

<b>Updated Nov. 7: Mexico unexpectedly pulled out of its high-speed rail deal with China, citing “doubts and concerns that have emerged in public opinion.”</b><p>Beijing moved one step closer to its aim of becoming a global exporter of high speed rail technology this week when a Chinese-led consortium won a …

Is Qualcomm's Business Model And Stock At Risk?

<i>Disclosure: I own shares of QCOM</i><p>For two decades, Qualcomm has been growing by leaps and bounds. For a good reason: it has been in the right business at the right time—wireless technologies–riding one mobile communications trend after another, as its products became the industry standard.<p>Wall Street …

Fending off the great Russian BearWhale

2014-11-06T12:55:38.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Back in March, when one US dollar still bought you 36 Russian roubles, we noted how the Kremlin’s …