Google has updated Currents, its Flipboard-like social reading tool, for iOS. The updated app features a new coat of paint that brings Google’s new, unified interface and design sensibilities to even more iOS apps.
“Here, we need to distinguish between threat and capability—the ability to steal gossipy emails from a not-so-great protected computer network is not the same thing as being able to carry out physical, 9/11-style attacks in 18,000 locations simultaneously. I can’t believe I’m saying this. I can’t believe I have to say this.”
— Peter Singer discussing the Sony hack with Motherboard
Numerous reports claim that an investigation by the United States government has shown that North Korea was indeed behind the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which had planned to release a comedy flick in which its main characters assassinate Kim Jong Un. (The film’s release has since been canceled.) [Source: The New York Times]
Amazon will now offer one-hour delivery on “tens of thousands of daily essentials” in Manhattan as part of its Prime Now program available to Amazon Prime subscribers. The service will have its own application, and two-hour delivery of certain items will be free; consumers will have to pay $7.99 for the touted one-hour delivery. [Source: Amazon]
The Federal Communications Commission is reportedly planning to fine Sprint some $105 million for “cramming” fees onto its customers’ mobile phone bills. The fine, if the FCC decides to pursue it, would be the largest ever levied against a telecom for its billing practices. [Source: The Wall Street Journal]