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Life now. Data later. In this week's podcast guest Carla Diana, a product designer, discusses this mantra and other attributes designers should consider when developing connected products. Shazam wants you to turn your iPad into an automated logging device for any type of media playing within reach. A new industrial strategy for the continent aims to unlock €100 billion in private-sector funding through the use of targeted public-sector funding for R&D in the fields of nanoelectronics and microelectronics. CIOs may be the kings of the IT heap within their companies but they are also under siege -- new technologies from outside, recalcitrant CEOs, budget-stealing CMOS. The heterogenous network will eventually allow our devices to connect to Wi-Fi and cellular networks simultaneously, but first those networks need to coordinate with one another. Is $20 million the final valuation of electric car maker Fisker Automotive? Yikes, that's what a group is reportedly bidding on Fisker for, and which would be less than 1% of its original valuation. Voice search will be available as part of an update to Chrome for iOS "in the coming days," Google announced Wednesday. The web is abuzz with talk of Microsoft's Xbox One, which was announced on Tuesday. Here's a chance for GigaOM readers to share their own thoughts by taking our survey. Twitter has finally joined other leading tech companies in offering two factor authentication. The move comes after high profile hacking incidents at the AP and other news outlets. Viva Movil launching a line of mobile device stores targeted at Latinos and has tapped Verizon Wireless to be its exclusive partner.