Mobile Minutes: Perfect cocktails, Yahoo, China mobile payments, the app generation
By Staff reports
February 13, 2014
A Web-connected gadget that pours perfect cocktails, from the makers of Absolut
The internet of things is potentially transformativeand a little dry. Nest, the early leader in the space, provides the thrill of watching an electric bill rise in real time. Nikes FuelBand serves as a constant reminder that you arent moving enough. Thankfully, Pernod Ricard the French spirits company that produces Absolut Vodka, Jameson Irish whiskey, and Beefeater gin has decided to combine the pleasure of partying with the power of connected devices, per Wired.
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Yahoo acquires diary app maker Wander with an eye toward mobile
Yahoo has acquired Wander, a startup that makes a diary app, as part of the Internet company’s continuing efforts to improve its products on mobile devices, according to InfoWorld.
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China pushes mobile payments system, seeks to overtake cash and plastic
China is developing its first national single mobile payment platform. It’s been created to lift domestic information consumption and boost economic growth, and could replace cash, credit and debit cards, RT reports.
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The app generation: How technology is changing us
In 1950, with two younger colleagues, lawyer-turned-sociologist David Riesman published The Lonely Crowd. This portrait of changing American values had the rare distinction of being both a bestseller at the time and a classic of scholarly writing, per Cognoscenti.
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