Category: Software

This is interesting, especially for someone like me who uses Firefox 90% of the time. People won’t mind ads in Firefox if Mozilla is transparent about its implementation. Mozila needs to empower the user to turn these ads on/off. They need to explicitly disclose what data is being collected and shared with advertisers. You can read more about Mozilla’s thoughts on this here.

For now, it’s too early to conclude if they are becoming greedy. Lets wait and watch.

Google has sold struggling US mobile phone company Motorola Mobility to Chinese computer maker Lenovo for $2.91bn (£1.8bn), in a surprise move.

Google had paid $12.5bn for the company less than two years ago.

Lenovo plans to build up its smartphone unit through the Motorola purchase, which may help offset its slowing personal computer business.

Well this is surprising not in the sense that, Google is selling Motorla, in a sense that Google sold off a company after acquisition, their modus operandi after acquisition is either to integrate it into their own products or just kill it. Google is surely sending mixed signals here given they recently acquired NEST. It seemed like they wanted to get into the consumer devices space more aggressively with the acquisition of NEST and now this sale of Motorola. Not sure where they are headed but they sure are unpredictable.

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This is atrocious from Feedly. I used to be their customer for over a year until December when I switched to Fever. I am really glad that I switched. As a blogger myself, what motivates me and others to write more and produce quality content on the web is traffic and engagement. If Feedly wants to hijack that and redirect them into their own site, it will be an epic fail for the entire web. Feedly stealing page views is intolerable and they should be stopped. If you are a Feedly user(free/premium) consider supporting the writers than just supporting Feedly alone.

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