Also: Larry Page on Google; Russia backs down on Internet regulation proposal.
Fortune exclusive: Larry Page on Google [FORTUNE]
There's many areas [of Google] that are working very well. Payments seem to be an area where the uptake is a little slower. Are the challenges there technical or are they [the result of] this ecosystem of partners, banks, payment providers, et cetera?
I guess you're talking about Google Wallet?
I think that's an area where we've made really rapid progress actually. If you talk to the users, they rave about it. We'd obviously like to get it to more people if we are allowed to. I'd like to see more cooperation in that area and in many parts of the industry.
Besides Wallet, we're very good at accepting worldwide payments. We have very many small advertisers. We're also getting very good with Play on Android at accepting payments from users in many, many different countries, wireless, carrier billing and all sorts of other forms of payment. We have probably a non-understood set of capabilities there
Twitter photos: Put a filter on it [TWITTER BLOG]
Starting today, you'll be able to edit and refine your photos, right from Twitter. The latest versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android introduce a few new ways to enhance the images you tweet. We're grateful to our partner, Aviary, for powering our filters and effects.
Will Adobe's cloud strategy pay off? [FORTUNE]
After the retreat CEO Narayen unveiled the biggest transformation in Adobe's 30-year history. The firm best known as a purveyor of tools for digital artists, filmmakers, webmasters, and content creators would shed 750 jobs, shutter or limit business units, and combine others. Adobe, executives said, would focus more on growing its digital-marketing business. Its iconic software, meanwhile, would transition further to the cloud, shifting from a pay-beforehand model to monthly subscriptions. "Companies that simply try to preserve the status quo will fail," says Narayen.
The Russia-led proposal could have allowed countries to block some Internet locations and take control of the allocation of Internet addresses currently overseen by ICANN, a self-governing organization under contract to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
An ITU spokesman said this plan had now been scrapped.
"It looks like the Russians and Chinese overplayed their hand," said American cyber security expert Jim Lewis of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.
Apps for children fall short on disclosure to parents, report says [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
The apps often transmit the phone number, precise location or unique serial code of a mobile device to app developers, advertising networks or other companies, according to the report by the Federal Trade Commission, released Monday. Regulators said such information could be used to find or contact children or track their activities across different apps without their parents' knowledge or consent.
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Also: Rumors of an Xbox gaming tablet; Mary Meeker says Android growing 6x faster than iPhone.
Apple said to be exploring switch from Intel for Mac [BLOOMBERG]
While Apple is now committed to Intel in computers and is unlikely to switch in the next few years, some engineers say a shift to its own designs is inevitable as the features of mobile devices and PCs become more similar, two people said. Any change MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 7, 2012 5:30 AM ET
Also: Why Marissa Mayer may be the ideal CEO for Yahoo.
How to win the tech talent war [FORTUNE]
Want to hire good engineers? The top talent is going to cost you -- it's not unusual right now for recruiters to offer senior engineers a base salary of $210,000 to $240,000, says Andreessen Horowitz's Technical Talent Partner Shannon Callahan. And that's before the perks.
The ultimate Googler is Yahoo's ideal CEO [WIRED]
Google's employee MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 18, 2012 8:29 AM ET
Tech giants - and startups like Square - want you to use your phone to pay for everything from gum to train rides. Here's how they plan to achieve cash-free nirvana.
FORTUNE -- Café Grumpy is the kind of hipster hangout that wouldn't deign to trumpet itself. Tucked away on a quiet street in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, it's easy to miss. There's no sign out front, just a frowning face MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jul 9, 2012 5:00 AM ET
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* As All Things D first reported, expect Yahoo (YHOO) to lay off thousands of employees tomorrow, largely from from the company's international division. (All Things D via PandoDaily)
* Oracle (ORCL) and Google (GOOG) are going to trial in two weeks. The former is suing the latter over Java-related patents and technology that appear in Google's popular MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 3, 2012 12:06 PM ET
To lure customers and boost sales, stores are deploying cool smartphone apps. Will consumers buy into the latest shopping fad?
By Caitlin Keating, reporter
FORTUNE -- Scott Thompson, president and CEO of eBay's PayPal unit (EBAY), says that he is one of those people who drives to Starbucks, sees the long line, and keeps on driving. "I'm on the go. I wish I could have stopped, but I don't have time," Thompson MORENov 25, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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* Sources tell All Things D that HP (HPQ) is laying off as many as 525 employees whose work related to (now-defunct) webOS hardware. Indeed, in a statement, HP confirmed layoffs start this week but declined to specify the number. (All Things D)
* As reported yesterday, Google Wallet is now live, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 20, 2011 3:30 AM ET
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* Late last night, Netflix (NFLX) announced via blog post that it is totally separating its DVD business from the streaming business and dubbing the former "Qwikster." Qwikster will be run by ex-Netflix exec Andy Rendich and will have separate user accounts, movie ratings and billing. Coming soon to the newly-christened service: Xbox 360, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 19, 2011 3:30 AM ET
Telecoms, banks, financial giants and startups -- plus Google and Apple -- are all scrambling to outflank and out-innovate each other in the mobile payments field.
By Stacy Cowley, CNNMoney tech editor
FORTUNE -- If you want to get a smackdown going, throw together five executives each angling for a lucrative piece of a $4 trillion market.
The retail payments space is one of tech's hottest battlefields. The reigning technology, magnetic stripes on MOREJul 19, 2011 8:46 PM ET
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