Technology News Gallery, July 18

  • Redmond visits L.A.

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks with attendees during the Host City Executive Reception at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, July 11, 2011.

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  • Like it? Click it! Wear it!

    Chinese shoppers can now upload photos of clothing to a new service launched this week from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group that finds matching styles sold online.

    The Chinese name of the service is Tuxiang, but in English Alibaba is tentatively calling it “Imagine.” The service is a way for users to buy the clothing they see in advertisements or in celebrity photo.

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  • Disaster relief through a spreadsheet

    After three deadly terrorist blasts in Bangalore, Twitter, Facebook and other networks were used to popularize an online spreadsheet on Google Docs, set up by Nitin Sagar. The spreadsheet, called Mumbai Help, can be updated by the public and includes information on hospitals, TV channels, blood donors and communications from people requesting or offering help.

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  • Mobile bubble ahead?

    At the MobileBeat Conference in San Francisco last week, Keith Rabois, chief operating officer of Square, predicted a “mobile bubble” of sorts. “It is absolutely the case that with 1,000 companies funded every year, there is no way that all of them are going to be successful,” Rabois said.

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  • Free Julian!

    Supporters for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gathered outside the High Court in London on Tuesday. Assange, 40, is appealing the approval of a European Arrest Warrant that would send him to Sweden for questioning on allegations of unlawful coercion, two counts of sexual molestation and rape.

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  • DeWalt departure

    Dave DeWalt resigned as president of Intel’s McAfee subsidiary last week. The chip maker, which completed the US$7.68 billion acquisition of McAfee in February, appointed co-presidents Michael DeCesare and Todd Gebhart to operate the subsidiary.

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  • India wants access

    Sachin Pilot, India’s Minister of State for Communications and IT, told reporters that the government had asked Skype, Google, and several other companies to give it access so as to deal with any potential terrorist threats. The demand has caused considerable controversy.

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  • Driven to succeed

    ASUS released the Lamborghini VX7. The machine comes with a full HD screen, high-end specifications and luxury sports car looks.

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