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Shark Bites – Week of February 9, 2014

We get interesting information everyday from reading articles in newspapers, blogs, company websites and even from conversations we overhear or have ourselves. Shark Bites is an entry post where I share recent articles, events and conversations with you. Feel free to comment at the very bottom of each post while indulging yourselves with new information.. you’ll find that a bit of information a day will go a long way.

 

Travelers Can Now Pay For Flights Via Social Media

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced on Tuesday that passengers will be able to use Facebook and Twitter to book flights, reserve seats, arrange for extra baggage and pay for these services.

Link to full article: http://www.fastcompany.com/3026400/fast-feed/travelers-can-now-pay-for-flights-via-social-media

 

Molson’s Sochi Beer Fridge Only Opens for Canadians

The alcohol vending machine created by Molson Canadian only opens by scanning a Canadian passport. This is a winning strategy to increase immigration to Canada.

Link to full article: http://mashable.com/2014/02/11/canadian-beer-fridge-sochi/

 

Hi Tech Business Cards Digitize Contact Info With A Tap.

Touchbase technologies, an MIT startup created Hi-tech business cards with embedded conductive ink circuitry that can digitize information and transfer them to the recipients mobile device in seconds.

Link to full article: http://mashable.com/2014/02/10/touchbase-business-cards/

 

Apple Continues Hiring Spree to Develop iWatch

This news is in line with rumors that Apple is working on fitness and health-focused iOS software (iOS 8) that will launch later this year. Those apps also rumored to integrate with the iWatch, which would come with a variety of intelligent sensors that can track your body’s movement and health status.

Link to full article: http://mashable.com/2014/02/13/apple-hires-iwatch-researchers/

 

Bitcoin is under attack

Unknown attackers are exploiting a Bitcoin design flaw to record fake transactions, muddying up the Bitcoin system’s public accounting and causing widespread confusion for the centers where people trade them.

The Bitcoin flaw allows these attackers to make a withdrawal from their own account and tamper with the record of that transaction. So they could cash out, but claim they never got the Bitcoins.

Link to full article: http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/12/technology/security/bitcoin-attack/index.html

 

Twitter testing profile pages that look like Facebook

Twitter is testing a major profile redesign that’s very reminiscent of Facebook and Google+. The revamped tweet stream is also a departure from its signature look. There is a greater focus on photos and content cards. It moves away from a strictly vertical timeline too.

Link to full article: http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/12/tech/social-media/twitter-redesign/index.html

 

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