Year-old Android 5 Lollipop on 33% of Google Play users, but only 20% of devices in China

Article Image Google’s ability to distribute new Android updates has always lagged far behind Apple’s iOS, but the situation is even worse in China, where the “Lollipop” version 5.x, introduced in 2014 alongside iOS 8, has only reached about a fifth of all devices, two thirds the distribution it has achieved elsewhere.

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Microsoft's Novel Windows 10 Antipiracy Plan


Microsoft this summer will distribute Windows 10 to anyone running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.1, regardless of whether the existing OS is a genuine or pirated copy. Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft’s operating systems unit, disclosed the marketing strategy last week at the WinHEC summit in Shenzhen, China.
Microsoft previously announced that it would upgrade users to Windows 10 for free for the first year following its release. Some 74 percent of all commercial software used in China is pirated, according to BSA.

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MIT Goes Bitcoin-Wild


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Bitcoin Club plans to distribute $100 worth of bitcoin to each of its 4,528 incoming undergraduates this fall, in an attempt to create an ecosystem for digital currencies at the institution. Club founder and president Dan Elitzer and sophomore Jeremy Rubin have raised more than $500,000 for the MIT Bitcoin Project from MIT alumni, as well as the Bitcoin community. Neither Rubin nor Elitzer has any connection to Bitcoin in any way. “Our investment is simply in our time, and belief in the benefits cryptocurrencies could bring to society,” said Rubin.

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