In memoriam: Oath to shut down legacy Yahoo! Messenger app August 5 | Silicon Angle – so this affects the API for Yahoo! Messenger, does it affect interoperability? Presumably the move away from a client is to get more ads in front of the user. Instant messaging platforms like Yahoo! Messenger and AOL Messenger where the prototypes for today’s emoji culture
iMessage apps in iOS 10 will have subscriptions | TheNextWeb – implications for chat bot design?
New Android ransomware targets smart TVs | ExtremeTech – why did this take so long? Smart TVs that have subscription information and allow Skype calls are easy targets. Its one of the main reasons why I connect my TV to the internet through an Apple TV
This Spanish boutique hotel sells its interiors to guests | City AM – When I heard that one of the most elegant and imaginatively styled resorts in Europe was willing to sell its design I sat up to take notice – interesting hospitality / retailing concept
Ignoring People for Phones Is the New Normal | The Atlantic – its the ultimate example of cocooning 2.0
Nokia hopes its new IoT platform, Impact, will be a hit | PCWorld – Nokia hopes it will have a hit on its hands with Impact, an all-encompassing new Internet-of-Things management platform that brings together several existing products.
Apple File System – interesting read, I wonder why they moved away from ZFS which provides similar benefits
Is Teva on its Way to Losing its Trademark? | The Fashion Law – the irony here is that luxury brands like Prada could be subverting it