08/11/2014 Last Week In Tech, In Tweets

1. Google takes on yet another giant tech company in Amazon, but it can’t do it alone. Google and Barnes & Noble Unite to Take on Amazon http://t.co/nd7NSAi67J — The New York Times (@nytimes) August 7, 2014   2. Who needs a brain when you can have IBM’s new chip that can mimic a million […]

1. Google takes on yet another giant tech company in Amazon, but it can’t do it alone.

 

2. Who needs a brain when you can have IBM’s new chip that can mimic a million neurones.

 

3. Britain wants bitcoin. Can we call it Britcoin?

They seem pretty serious about it.

 

4. Have you seen Iron Man? No, I’m not talking about the movie.

 

5. The “Right to be Forgotten” law is now in effect. Is this a step towards personal privacy or freedom-encroaching censorship?

 

6. Our greatest energy source may be the same as our body’s.

 

7. We no longer need sound to hear. It almost doesn’t make sense.

 

8. So all Wikipedia needed to get donations was bitcoin? That was easy.

 

9. Twitter’s monetization strategy so far has been pretty week for being one of the largest social networks. Not anymore.

 

10. Elon Musk is scared of artificial intelligence. Or is he?

 

11. Uber and Lyft continue to battle it out with new features fuelling their rivalry.

 

12. Foursquare gets a massive overhaul, aiming to eat Yelp for breakfast.


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