Wevorce Gets $1.7 Million To Use Technology To Make Divorce Less Messy

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Divorce is known for bringing out the worst in people. And while ending a marriage is never going to be painless, the people at a startup called Wevorce believe that it doesn’t have to be as ugly as it often is — and that the status quo divorce process creates unnecessary conflict. According to Wevorce, technology and social science can be used to ease the stresses of the divorce process, and potentially make every divorce an amicable one.

It’s an ambitious but very worthy goal, given how many people are unfortunately affected by divorce nowadays. And now, the company has landed some new funding to help make it a reality.

Wevorce is announcing today that it’s taken on $1.7 million in a new seed funding round from investors including Foundation Capital and Sam Altman. This brings the total invested in Wevorce, which launched out of Y Combinator in…

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Jury Awards Apple $290 Million from Samsung

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A jury Thursday ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple $290 million for copying technology in the latest legal bout between the two largest smartphone-makers.

The figure is down from the $1.05 billion awarded by a previous jury and later tossed out by a judge, but Samsung is still expected to appeal the newer verdict, the Associated Press reports.

The verdict Thursday addresses 13 older Samsung devices that allegedly copied iPhone and iPad features. Another trial in March will consider Apple’s allegations that newer Samsung devices also copied Apple technology.

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Google Books

Google Have Won An Eight Year Long Battle Against The Authors Guild Over Google Wanting Wanting To Scan More Than 20 Million Books From Libraries And Make Them Available On The Internet.

I Don’t Know The Full Details On What They Actually Want To Do With The Books And How People Are Going To  View Them But This Seems A Good Idea, Making A These Books More Accessible. 

However, I’ Not 100% With This Idea Because I Wouldn’t Like To Think Of The Library Becoming Obsolete And A Thing Of The Past Because Of The Word Wanting To Becoming Fast Pasted And Technological.

I Guess We’l See What Will Happen With This

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

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The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do developers! developers! think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.

And by “them” I mean “us.” When not writing TC columns (and novels) I’m a software engineer for HappyFunCorp, a consultancy with the best name (and web site–go on, click through) ever. To keep my hand in, as I find myself doing ever more management, I recently wrote and open-sourced a pair of more-or-less identical Android and iOS apps for a pet personal project. So let me use them to walk you through the state of the art.

Background: I’ve written numerous Android and iOS apps previously, both personally and professionally. These apps are native clients for my pet news aggregator, Scanvine

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Just A Quick Blog(well Quote) On The NSA Prism Palaver

Reading Around The Web Again And Came Across This Tweet By NBC News “NBC News has learned that under the post-9/11 Patriot Act, the government has been collecting records on every phone call made in the U.S”

This Topic Is VERY Interesting Because It’s Something We All Should Be Concerned About But At the Same Time Is There Much We Can Actually Do About The Situation. If They Were Doing This From 9/11 Without Any Permisson And We’re Only Finding Out Now Then What Else Are They Doing 

How technology is changing blindness: 6 talks on how those who can’t see can drive cars, take photographs and more

Good Read..

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When Ron McCallum was a child, he loved story time. But he was sad not to be able to read a book on his own. It was the 1940s, and McCallum was blind since birth. As his mom told him, “You can’t feel the pictures, and you can’t feel the print on the page.”

“Little did I know that I would be part of a technological revolution that would make that dream come true,” says McCallum, a labor law scholar, in this incredibly sweet talk given at TEDxSydney. “Computers have changed the lives of us all in this room and around the world, but I think they’ve changed the lives of we blind people more than any other group.”

In this talk, McCallum takes us on a tour of the people and technology that allowed him to read — from those who transcribed into braille to the maker of…

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A NSA Hacking Scandal…

Should We Really  Be Surprised That The US Are “Spying” On Us? The Clues In The Name….U.S.A (United Spying Agency) Lol Poor Joke I Apologise. I Really Do.

But Anyway But To The Subject Matter, I Was Scrolling Through The BBC News Website A Few Days Ago (As You Do) And I Came Across A Article “Snowden leaks: Google ‘outraged’ at alleged NSA hacking” Now This Is Something In Which I Had Heard About Recently But Never Really Took Any Notice, So When I Saw The Article I Thought Why Not.

Anyway Alleged “Facts” From Article “NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily” Now This Should Be Ringing Alarm All Over The Place. A Common Phrase I Keep Hearing Is “If You’ve Got Nothing To Hide Then What’s The Problem” Or Something Along Those Lines. The Point Isn’t That I Or Anyone Else Have Something To Hide, It’s That Why Do They (They Being The NSA) Feel That They Have Some Sort Of Right To Be Snooping Around Information That Is Not Permitted For Them To Listen Or View.

Another “Fact” That Came Up Was That They “Monitored servers at 9 internet companies.” Some Including Facebook, Google, Skype, Apple and YouTube. Some Of These Just Sound Ridiculous, I Mean Come On What Sort Of Messages  Or Information Did They Think They Can Gather From Facebook. A Deadly Birthday Message From Me To A Old Friend Of Mine Who I Haven’t Seen Since I Was 5? I Think Not.

As I Can See I Am Going Off Topic Again I Guess I Am Going To Leave This Blog On This Note….

No Matter What We Do Online( Yes Even You On Incognito ) & It Now Seems Even Our Phone Calls…They Will Know EVERYTHING.