2013 July Newsletter – News that Rocked the Web

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July recapFrom Google’s plan to spend $500 million marketing the new Moto X phone, to Samsung’s ‘Cheating’ Galaxy S4 benchmarks (Samsung designed its Galaxy S4 chip to perform better in tests used by reviewers, versus in real-life situations). Here is the recap of what happened in the month of July 2013 on the Internet and the best tips and reviews of all things tech in case you missed it. And our Director of Marketing was featured in iPhone life magazine this month (see photo). Lots to share in the world of web this month.

July Top Tech News

  • We could be less than two months away from the next iPhone: iPhone 5S predicted for September 20, 2013 (and then a leak out of Asia suggested it might not be until Winter).
  • Opera Browser launches full-scale: Opera releases rebuilt Chromium-based browser for PC and MAC.
  • Facebook stickers launched in web chat.
  • R.I.P. Douglas Engelbart: Father of the computer mouse dies at age 88.
  • Instagram releases biggest, most exciting update yet for users in an effort to compete with Vine – 15 second video with filters!
  • Boston University sues Apple over 16 year old patent: BU asks court to stop sales of iPad, iPhone 5, and MacBook Air, claiming the products infringe on a patent filed by professors back in 1997.
  • Dropbox introduces Dropbox Platform. The goal: to replace the hard drive altogether.
  • Apple’s App Store turned 5 years old!
  • Google just launched a markedly improved version of its Maps Application for Android – New Features come from its recent social mapping acquisition “Waze.”
  • Apple found guilty of an e-Book price fixing scandal.
  • Motorola’s Next Flagship Phone The ‘Moto X’ Leaked: Google to spend up to $500 million marketing this new phone.
  • Google could provide pay television over the internet.
  • Possible competitor “GlassUp” to take on Google Glass. (on IndieGogo)
  • 3Doodler: The world’s first 3D printing pen.
  • Oops! PayPal gave someone $92 QUADRILLION by accident. What would you do with $92,233,720,368,547,800?
  • What could speed up the Internet by 100 times its current speed? Graphene.
  • Would you pay a small monthly fee for an ad-free version of Facebook?
  • eBay’s 1-hour delivery service expands to New York, Dallas, Chicago & San Francisco.
  • Introducing Google’s new Chromecast: A small $35 device that streams video to your TV over a Wi-Fi network, using your computer, phone or tablet as a remote control.
  • Handwritten notes can be translated by Google in 45 languages.
  • Apple’s iWatch to be released in the Fall 2014.
  • Via the ‘On This Day’ tab, Facebook users can see what their friends were up to in years past on the current day.
  • Samsung designed its Galaxy S4 chip to perform better in reviewers’ tests than real-life situations but company issues a strong denial.

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Anthony brings over 7 years of social media experience with the past couple years focused on managing social media efforts for Cover Story Media's brands on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Anthony is an avid sportsman who surfs and plays tennis. He is also a very sociable guy and avid Mac user.

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