Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for June 24, 2014:
- One day before Google's developer conference, Google I/O, Nest Labs announced a new developer program and API that open Nest's Protect smoke alarm and Learning Thermostat to developers and other smart home devices. Google acquired Nest Labs in January. Read more at nest.com.
- Microsoft has a special discount for MacBook Air customers that want Surface Pro 3. The bigger question here: How does Surface Pro 3 potentially compare as a full-blown laptop replacement vs. MacBook Air? Read more at arstechnica.com.
- Microsoft launched its first-ever Android phone today. It's called the Nokia X2. It costs $135 and has a 4.3-inch display, 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon dual core processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 5 MP rear-facing camera. Read more at zdnet.com.
- Russia is asking Twitter to block extremist accounts. So how is Twitter responding -- and how will social networks deal with such requests like this in the future? Read more at bloomberg.com.
- Twitter may be testing a new feature that would enable you to add your own comments to re-tweets and have those comments appear in their entirety along with the original tweet. Read more at fastcompany.com.
- Future Rivals: Oracle Micros vs. Amazon Fire Smartphone Read more at informationweek.com.
For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for June 24, 2014.