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Buying a Meizu MX4 with Android to Flash Ubuntu Is Not a Good Ideaview story

http://spd.rss.ac – Now that Ubuntu for phones has also landed on the Meizu MX4 a lot of people might want it, but it's difficult to get. Some people might get the idea of buying a regular Meizu MX4 with Flyme OS, but they wouldn't be able to get Ubuntu on that device or at least not in a safe way. Meizu recently released the MX4 Ubuntu Edition on the European market, but it's difficult to get one, (IT news)

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Changing Channels: Make Shift to Cloud Evolutionary, Not Revolutionaryview story

http://thevarguy.com – One of the topics I often find myself discussing with both vendors and partners is cloud services. To be more specific, the role cloud services should play in channel partners’ business models. And with every conversation, one thread keeps popping out: Channel partners should embrace cloud services, but shouldn’t expect to make the transition overnight. read more (IT news)

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AffinityLive Picks Up $2 Million To Save Project-Based Workers From Time Sheetsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  For designers, lawyers, accountants, and all other types of project-based workers, managing time and billing clients is an inevitable hassle. With a fresh $2 million in seed funding, AffinityLive wants to automate the entire process. Bootstrapped since 2012, AffinityLive is currently bringing in more than $1 million in annual revenue. (IT news)

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Chinese Companies Delisting from U.S. Indices? Maybe Notview story

http://techcrunch.com –  It was the the big story not so long ago. As of mid-June, 14 U.S.-traded China-based companies had received buyout offers valued at a collective $22.4 billion, according to Dealogic. (IT news)

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Sony Xperia Z3+ can now be bought unlocked on Amazon USview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – The Sony Xperia Z3+ has been rolling out across the world, but consumers in the US were left with only the Verizon variant. However a few Amazon sellers have now listed the single or dual SIM unlocked variants for sale at roughly $670 (currently). The Amazon orders are not fulfilled by Amazon and may not be shipped from within the US. (IT news)

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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Lexus Hoverboard, Anki, And Bowling Centralview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Happy Friday of a long weekend, everyone! To celebrate America’s Independence Day, we’ve chosen some extra fun topics for this week’s episode of the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast. Lexus teased out a new hoverboard this week, because the world clearly isn’t weird enough yet. Anki is preparing to ship its second-generation robotic track cars very soon. (IT news)

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Samsung testing Samsung Pay with local companies to address difficultiesview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Samsung is believed to be targeting the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in September as the official launch of their new Samsung Pay platform. Samsung Pay was already delayed from a joint launch with the Samsung Galaxy S6 earlier this year. (IT news)

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Venture Investment In Healthcare Declines Through Q2 After Record 2014view story

http://techcrunch.com –  After a record-breaking year of growth in 2014, venture capital investors in healthcare seem to have settled into a groove. They invested roughly $2.8 billion in healthcare technologies through the second quarter of 2015, down from $3.3 billion over the same period last year, according to a study from Startup Health. Read More (IT news)

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A Third Classification of Worker? Don’t Count On Itview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Of late, there’s been a steady drumbeat of accusations that on-demand startups are unfairly wringing profits out of independent contractors. The concern: No one is withholding their taxable wages for them, they aren’t being given health care, and they have almost none of the same protections as full-time employees. (IT news)

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Facebook quietly redesigns site logo with new fontview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – If you use Facebook often, you might notice some slight changes to the site’s logo over the next few days. The company has (very quietly) announced a redesign of the word “Facebook” on their site, which now uses a slightly more rounded font. Is it a major change? Not at all. (IT news)

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Android emulator BlueStacks now available for Macview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – If you are a Mac owner who feels left out when your friends and people on the internet go gaga over all those wonderful Android games and apps, we have a great news for you. Android emulator BlueStacks is now available for Mac. Until today, the Android app player was only available to Windows users who could play android games and app on their computers after downloading the software for free. (IT news)

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AT&T and US Cellular start rolling out the Android 5.1 update for the Moto X (2014)view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Both AT&T and US Cellular have finally started rolling out the much-anticipated Lollipop update to all their carrier-branded variants of the Moto X (2014) located in the United States. (IT news)