“Our challenge on Android frankly has been in waiting for NFC clarity from Google and we haven’t got it,” Mr Lark said. “We are seeing customers love and use NFC on the iPhone platform, and Apple has done a really nice job of making that something we can do,’’ he said. “But the diversity of the Android handsets and the lack of clarity from Google on NFC makes it very hard to activate some of the key capabilities of Kaching.”
This is a perfect example of how lack of standards can be so troublesome to business and detract from user experience."
Since more than 100 days Québec, about 150,000 students, roughly one-third of Quebec's post-secondary student population, are boycotting their courses and manifesting against increasing tuition fees and political corruption.
At the same time, the Charest Liberal government's has announced it will upgrade Microsoft licenses for about 1.4 billion dollars. (http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-quebecoise/201203/30/01-4511088-quebec-doit-reduire-sa-dependance-a-microsoft-dit-le-pq.php)"
A group calling itself the Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front has claimed responsibility for the non-fatal shooting of a nuclear-engineering executive on 7 May in Genoa. The same group sent a letter bomb to a Swiss pro-nuclear lobby group in 2011; attempted to bomb IBM’s nanotechnology laboratory in Switzerland in 2010; and has ties with a group responsible for at least four bomb attacks on nanotechnology facilities in Mexico.
Another branch of the group attacked railway signals in Bristol, UK, last week in an attempt to disrupt employees of nearby defence technology firms (no word on whether anyone noticed the difference between an anarchist attack and a normal Wednesday on the UK's railways).
A report by Swiss intelligence says such loosely affiliated groups are increasingly working together.