iOS 7, Breaking the S4 and Teaching Kids to Code — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week
In case you missed anything, here’s a quick weekend roundup of the news that powered AllThingsD this week:
- Sources say that Apple is pulling engineers from the next version of OS X and assigning them to its mobile OS in order to get a preview ready in time for next month’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
- By 2017, more than half of companies will require their employees to supply their own devices on the job, according to a new Gartner report.
- A California court has ruled in Facebook’s favor versus “typosquatters” who benefited from registering domain names with misspellings like “gacebook” and “dacebook.”
- Speaking of Facebook, it’s growing — but that growth rate has seen a slow decline over the past year.
- As it tries to convince consumers that the iPhone and Android aren’t the only options, Microsoft released a hard-edged, humorous ad for Windows Phone.
- Buying a laptop is all about timing; if you can, you might want to wait.
- “This is just like another language, just a different set of life skills than if you learned French or Spanish.” That’s Krishna Vedati, CEO of Tynker, a platform aimed at teaching children to code.
- Consumer electronics warranty provider SquareTrade says Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 is more breakable than both the S3 and the iPhone 5.
- In AllThingsD Must-Reads, Bizo CEO Russell Glass writes, “There is a revolution brewing in the enterprise and it’s starting right at the desk of the chief marketing officer.”
- To show off its ability to precisely move and manipulate individual atoms, IBM released the smallest movie ever made: An animated short called “A Boy And His Atom.”