Zhang was apparently referring to the Soviet-built Minsk aircraft carrier that a Chinese company bought and converted into a floating theme park in the southern city of Shenzhen. The company went bankrupt and recently put the ship up for sale.
PoachIt’s crawlers scan over 5,000 web retailers twice a day to check prices on products. They also scan coupon aggregating sites like Coupons.com and RetailMeNot and cull codes from merchant mailing lists. The system then automatically validates those codes on the retailers’ own websites by essentially acting like a human and filling up shopping carts across the web to test each and every code. That means the technology needs to understand if a coupon is only valid on purchases over $100 or whether it only applies to swimwear.
Despite a couple of quirks Google’s new Page Speed tools for Firebug are a worth addition to your web profiling toolset. There’s definitely some overlap with YSlow, but enough extra features to make it worth having both on hand when you’re testing websites.
Apple is seeking cash damages and a court order to prevent further patent infringements, according to U.S. court documents seen by Reuters. Apple’s first counter-suit, filed last month in the district court in Wisconsin, alleged Creative had infringed four of its patents. In its lawsuit against Apple last month, Creative, known for its Nomad and Zen music players, sought an injunction and increased damages for alleged violation of its “Zen” patent.
So dedicated is Suyama, he has employed sound-proof chambers, heat-sensitive cameras and other scientific instruments in his search for the perfect mod.
Meanwhile, of course, the infectious disease world has been riveted by the rapid emergence in China of a different virus, the new avian flu H7N9, and many questions have been aimed at whether the Chinese government, which attempted to conceal the emergence of SARS 10 years ago, has learned the lesson of transparency. (I talked about that history, and how the world found out about SARS, in this segment from On the Media a few weeks ago.)
Indeed, if someone’s public information has never been published on a website, even the best search engine won’t help.
The bottom line, Magoon said, is giving consumers what they want, when they want, how they want. It’s a fine balance to strike, but he eventually sees the major retail brands bouncing back in terms of their stock prices, as management suites set the brands up to better compete with their online counterparts.
We’ve got smart people telling us there’s a problem and an awful lot of us don’t want to hear it. Hearing it means that we’d need to acknowledge that our individual actions might just be contributing to the problem. But rest assured, there is a problem:
And while I’m not planning to give up my top-down sports car driving privileges anytime soon, I’m happy to be the first one to hop in a computer-driven Uber after a fun night of drinking and dining, at least after the technology has improved to the point where it can distinguish a parked car from air or a white truck from a bright sky.
These days Deadheads and fans of other jam bands also trade on recordable CDs, but mainly to maintain quality. The music is burned onto CD in uncompressed WAV format, which doesn’t degrade music quality like a heavily compressed MP3.
There are several reasons for this shift in the educational approach. The first reason is financial. Schools are more and more strapped for cash, forcing them to innovate in order to get the material across to the students. The second reason is the students themselves, entering into a loop of attention span and distraction issues. With the advent of mobile devices, students have even one more distraction to keep them from an education they might not understand they need.