ADN Issue 3, February 2014

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Compares Android to Europe, Says Google Wasn’t “Committed” to Motorola
Brandon Hill
DailyTech, February 7, 2014
But Cook didn’t stop there; he went on to compare Android to Europe.

Android is like Europe. Europe was a name that somebody came up with for Americans who didn’t understand that Europe was a lot of countries that weren’t like U.S. states. They were very different. Android is many things. How many people who use a Kindle know that they’re using Android? And you see what Samsung is doing by putting more and more software on top. I think it’s night and day. The compare is so off.

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Foxconn Is Quietly Working With Google on Robotics
Lorraine Luk
The Wall Street Journal, February 11, 2014
Foxconn has long been associated as the partner for Apple, assembling the majority of the U.S. company’s iPhones and iPads.

But few people know the Taiwanese contract manufacturer, also known as Hon Hai Precision industry, has been quietly working with Google.

People familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal that Foxconn has been working with former Android executive Andy Rubin since last year to carry out the U.S. company’s vision for robotics.

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Silicon Jackboot... and the UK tech industry exults
Monty Munford
Telegraph, February 2, 2014
Not a day goes by without a city claiming to be another Silicon Valley. London, Moscow, Nairobi, Derry, Brighton, Adelaide, Ramallah, Dhaka, Bogota, Grenoble, Tel Aviv, Dundee... you name it, the list is endless.

All these cities wanting to emulate a place that has taken almost a century to evolve. From the Gold Rush to munitions to the Space Race to silicon to the internet...

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Experts Gather in Munich to Find Common Ground on Global Security
Raytheon, January 31, 2014
As countries on both sides of the Atlantic combat security threats amid tighter budget constraints, experts are gathering to address the future state of defense head-on at a global conference in Munich, Germany.

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Open-Source Cloud Hardware Grows Up Fast
Charles Babcock
InformationWeek, January 30, 2014
The Open Compute Project founded by Facebook has made rapid strides in what has been a narrow sphere of influence. The cloud is an x86 world, and, in its first three years, OCP has put out several motherboard and server designs for cloud projects.

The early adopters have been primarily big financial services companies, such as Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, and Goldman Sachs.... it may be ready to grow beyond one industrial segment into others, such as online gaming and pharmaceuticals, and expand the reach of open-source hardware in other ways.

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