While iBeacon has yet to become more mainstream, you’ve probably heard stories of how it has been used for all sorts of purposes. Basically for those unfamiliar with iBeacon, it relies on Bluetooth and your proximity. Say you enter a store which has iBeacon. From there your phone could then be prompted about deals the store has today and so on.
As it turns out, it seems that Google had something similar in the works called Google Here. However we said “had” because according to a report from Fortune, it seems that Alphabet’s CEO Larry Page decided to kill off the project as it proved to be a bit too invasive for their liking, and that they weren’t sure if enough retailers would get on board for it to be useful. Read full post →Google Here Was A Rumored Secret Project Similar To Apple’s iBeacon
Last year Swedish authorities raided The Pirate Bay’s servers effectively shutting down one of the world’s largest torrent websites for a while. However it seems that despite the attempted shutdown, it did not slow piracy down one bit as users simply turned to the myriad of alternatives out there.
That being said, it seems like movie studios and record labels aren’t giving up in their attempts to have the website blocked. In the last case as reported by TorrentFreak, a new lawsuit has filed been against The Pirate Bay and it seems that the lawsuit is hoping to have the website blocked in Norway. Read full post →Movie Studios, Record Labels Sue To Have The Pirate Bay Blocked