Marketplace Tech for Friday, July 12, 2013

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Microsoft has made official its long-rumored plans for a major reorganization. CEO Steve Ballmer's plan reduces the company's number of separate business divisions and puts new focus on devices -- like the Surface tablet and the Xbox console. The gyroscope-balanced C1, made by San Francisco startup LIT Motors, is purposefully small and designed to change the rules of the road in cities. And on Sunday, India's last official telegram will be sent from BSNL, the state-owned telecom company.

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India taps out last telegram

On Sunday, India's last official telegram will be sent from state owned telecom company BSNL, cutting the cord of an old technology that was the fastest way to communicate before landlines, mobile phones and email.
Posted In: India, telecom

Government working with tech companies to find Chinese hackers

U.S. officials gave American Internet providers information on suspected cyber spies in China as part of a secret program to defend against cyberespionage.
Posted In: China, hacking, cybersecurity

Microsoft reorganization is all about unity

Some say at its heart, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's plan is meant to unify a company that has been more of a group of tech fiefdoms.
Posted In: Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, xbox

The end of Google Reader, the end of an era

We've said it before but this time, it's for real. Google's RSS feed Google Reader will be cutting off users from retrieving their RSS data on Monday.
Posted In: Google, google reader

Is it a car, is it a bike? Yes, and it's the 'future of transportation'

The gyroscope-balanced C-1 two-wheeler, made by San Francisco startup Lit Motors, is purposefully small and designed to change the rules of the road in cites.
Posted In: transporation, cars

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