What To Read From The Week Of September 23 2013

iBeacons are a promising iOS7 feature that’s based on Bluetooth Low energy

http://www.fastcolabs.com/3017263/why-apples-ibeacon-is-better-than-nfc

MLB to use iOS7′s iBeacons

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/27/mlb-to-use-ios-7s-ibeacon/

Blackberry gets bough for $4.7B

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/blackberry-enters-into-letter-of-intent-with-consortium-led-by-fairfax-financial-2013-09-23-131733058

Twitter Creates An Alert System

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/25/twitter-announces-twitter-alerts-for-sms-and-push-notifications/

New Amazon Kindles Fires

A few months ago wrote about the Kindle Device as a service business model on my blog about disruptive technology:
http://www.dsrptv.com/deviceasaservice/

This week Bezo’s team came out with some updated models and are still focused on their model of getting tablets into peoples hands so that they buy more digital content from Amazon.
http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/25/rekindled-fire-hd/
http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/25/amazon-debuts-kindle-fire-hdx-7-and-8-9-inch-tablets-we-go-han/

New Roku Devices

In other media device news Roku has updated the rest of their line up
http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/25/roku-2013-refresh/

Steam

And Steam unveiled an OS, partnerships for gaming rigs, and a controller to match
http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/29/what-games-are-steams-big-bet/
http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/23/4762370/steam-box-os
http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/25/4762374/steam-box-hardware-spec

Apple adds Haswell to the iMac

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/24/apple-updates-imac/

Apple does Breaking Bad subscribers a solid

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/24/apple-refunds-breaking-bad-season-passes/

Evernote

Evernote creates a market for physical goods that help you stay organized:
http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/26/4769844/evernote-market-lifestyle

Airbnb Victory In NYC: Environmental Control Board Reverses $2,400 Fine On Renting Out A Room In An Apartment

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/27/airbnb-victory-in-nyc-environmental-control-board-reverses-2400-fine-on-renting-out-a-room-in-his-apartment/

What to read for the week of September 1-7

The Week of September 1st What To Read Links

Microsoft buys Nokia’s phone business | Local News | The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2021743100_microsoftnokiaxml.html

Apple sends colorful invite for Sept 10th iPhone event

http://mashable.com/2013/09/03/apple-iphone-5s-invitations/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

Google Names Latest Mobile Operating System ‘Kit Kat’

http://mashable.com/2013/09/03/google-mobile-operating-system-kit-kat/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

Samsung announces their Smart Watch – Galaxy Gear $299

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/4/4693692/samsung-galaxy-gear-smartwatch-announcement
http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/4/4692824/samsung-galaxy-gear-features-specs-release-date-price

VM Ware Fusion 6

http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/04/vmware-fusion-6-brings-updated-virtualization-support-for-os-x-mavericks-and-windows-8-1/

Google Announced Android 4.4 will be called “Kit Kat” – Keylime pie was all just a cover story

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/3/4691040/android-kitkat-the-story-behind-a-delicious-partnership

Elon Mush Shows off his 3D modeling setup

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/05/elon-musk-shows-off-his-crazy-iron-man-inspired-3d-modeling-setup/

Amazon Kindle Updates

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/03/amazon-new-kindle-paperwhite-preview/
http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/03/kindle-matchbook/

Blackberry Messenger For iOS was submitted 2 weeks ago

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/06/bbm-for-iphone-submitted-two-weeks-ago/