Dec 8th 2013
This Week in Tech 435
2.6 Percent Neanderthal
Rubin's robots, scary Ingress, iBeacon everywhere, federal floppies, and more.
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- Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air
- Amazon Rejected by U.S. High Court on New York Sales Tax
- Supreme Court refuses Amazon’s challenge to online sales tax law
- Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android
- Google's Andy Rubin Pursues 'Replicant' Robots
- Google’s Latest TV Takeover Attempt: ‘Nexus TV’
- U.S. Department of Justice gives Microsoft-Nokia deal the OK
- Apple Taps Into Twitter, Buying Social Analytics Firm Topsy
- Apple buys Topsy for $200M: a way to listen to Twitter data
- Apple Stores now using iBeacon tracking for app-enhanced personal shopping
- Satoshi Nakamoto is (probably) Nick Szabo
- To Comply With FDA, 23andMe Won’t Give New Customers Genetic Analysis
- 23andMe stops giving health analysis to new customers
- Slowly They Modernize: A Federal Agency That Still Uses Floppy Disks
- The Next-Gen USB Plug To Be Smaller And Finally Reversible
- House passes Innovation Act by vote of 325-91: a small solution to a big patent problem