Why the Ice Bucket Challenge Is a Watershed Moment for Facebook  

Mashable By : Todd Wasserman

The Ice Bucket Challenge has been a juggernaut this summer.

Everyone in your Facebook feed — from Tim Cook to your parents — is pouring ice water on their heads to raise awareness and money for ALS research.

But besides the ALS Association, which has raised more than $15.6 million in just a few weeks, there has been another big beneficiary: Facebook. - Full Article


How E-Commerce Is Finally Disrupting The $600 Billion-A-Year Grocery Industry  

Business Insider By : COOPER SMITH

At $600 billion a year in sales, food and beverage is by far the largest retail category in the U.S. by a wide margin.

However, it's also the category that has been the least disrupted by e-commerce; less than 1% of food and beverage sales currently occur online, according to BI Intelligence's estimates. - Full Article


Social Media Analytics Market Worth $2.73 Billion by 2019  

Sys-Con By : PR NEWSWIRE

The report "Social Media Analytics Market by Components (Software, Services, Consulting, Integration, Support), Data Sources (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Others), Users (SMBs, Enterprises) - Market Forecasts and Analysis (2014 - 2019)", defines and segments the global Social Media Analytics Market into various sub-segments with an in-depth analysis and forecasting of market sizes. - Full Article


The Highest-Paying Jobs At Google  

Business Insider By : KARYNE LEVY AND MATT LYNLEY

Google loves its engineers. So it's not much of a surprise that software engineers are some of the best-paid employees at the company.

But there are a bunch of other roles at Google — and a lot of them have salaries that are competitive with Google's bread and butter, according to salary data we pulled from Glassdoor. - Full Article


Android and iOS dominate smartphone market with 96 per cent share combined  

IT Pro Portal By : Darren Allan

There's increasingly less room for any other platform players in the smartphone world according to the latest figures from IDC for Q2 2014, with Android and iOS dominating the landscape.

In fact, Android now has a global market share of a mammoth 84.7 per cent (with the number of units shipped up a third on last year), and iOS has an 11.7 per cent share – though that was actually slightly down on last year, when Apple had a 13 per cent share. - Full Article


The Real Reason Facebook Is Forcing You To Download Messenger  

The Huffington Post By : Timothy Stenovec

A little over a year ago, Facebook launched Facebook Home, software designed to take over some smartphones completely.

It was a huge flop, but the message was clear:

Facebook was on a mission to dominate the time you spend on your phone.

The company's recent controversial move to force iPhone and Android owners who want to keep chatting with their friends to download Facebook Messenger... Full Article


Jaguar Land Rover to Recall 40,000 S.U.V.s Over Air-Bag Issue  

NY Times By : Staff Reporting

More than 40,000 Land Rover sport utility vehicles in the United States are being recalled because the passenger-side air bag may fail to deploy in a crash.

According to documents posted Wednesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Jaguar Land Rover will recall 40,551 LR2 and Range Rover Evoque models to fix the electronic system... - Full Article


School system CIOs are sold on Chromebooks  

Computer World By : Patrick Thibodeau

David Andrade, the CIO of Bridgeport Public Schools in Connecticut, has deployed 11,000 Chromebooks over the past year and plans to add another 5,000 in the next 12 months.

It's a major deployment, but not unusual. Other school systems are doing much the same thing. The Cherry Creeks School District in Greenwood Village, Co. deployed 18,000 last year, and Boston recently announced a deployment of 10,000 Chromebooks. - Full Article


Arthur T. Demoulas has not lowered the amount of his initial bid  

Boston Globe By : Casey Ross

Arthur T. Demoulas said Sunday that negotiations on his offer to buy the Market Basket grocery chain from rival family members are continuing, but he accused those relatives of countering his proposal with “onerous” terms that are blocking a deal from being completed.

Demoulas made that claim in the latest of what has become a battle of press statements waged by either side of the family. - Full Article


Google, Yahoo Working Together on Encrypted Email Tool  

Daily Tech By : Tiffany Kaiser

Google and Yahoo are joining forces to create a tool that will encrypt messages sent and received between users.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the two tech giants will create a tool based on PGP encryption that will encrypt data contained in messages, but not the sender/receiver's emails or the subject line. - Full Article


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