Any partnership between Sirius XM and Pandora would be a boon to both companies, given that they target a common audience. Pandora is seeking to become more popular with drivers, many of whom subscribe to Sirius XM, while Sirius XM is looking to expand its internet and mobile presence.
Second in our series of 2011 Holiday Gift Guides is one detailing many games that we know and love. Some of them are new, some have been around a while, but all are great fun. This guide encompasses board games, card games, video games, and even an app. Check them out! And please share your favorite games in the comments.
This new redesign is altogether jarring and disappointing. The flow of content now seems scattered and the ability to pick headlines is a more difficult process. There were some odd design decisions – notably the full column of white space to the right of your graveyard-and-tombstone-like field of headlines.
While narrowing by time is hardly a new feature, the graphical interface is considerably more intuitive (and cooler) than simply plugging your dates in a text field. If nothing else, it’s a nice example of how much careful attention to interface design can improve a website.
The files indexed by Google contain a total of 263,822 listings, each of which included a name and mailing addresses. No financial information was exposed. A random sampling included privacy conscious entries such as Current Resident and clearly fake entries for President George W. Bush and former Republican Senator Rick Santorum. Possibly less humorous are the tens of thousands of entries from people who used their real names. These included included doctors, programmers, students and a vice chancellor for a prestigious American university.
People you don’t know from Adam but want something from. First, you have to find their email addresses (like a phone number but with letters instead). Most companies have a standard (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, etc.) and you can learn it pretty easily using a handy little app called Email Hunter.
Copoulos says he wants to be the “exact opposite” of a corporate coffee chain and has since erased the sign.
It all began with a memo sent out by a school superintendent in Zeeland, Michigan, restricting the Harry Potter books in the town’s schools.
Melton hopes stem cells can one day be coaxed into becoming insulin-producing cells that can be grafted into diabetics for a permanent cure.
Kindertown is an app and website and an organization committed to more than just helping parents source the best apps. KinderTown has employed early childhood development professionals and have been advised by educators from the beginning. It is the decision to bring in subject matter experts that puts KinderTown in a strong position when curating around apps for the early years. They specifically only target ages 3 to 6 (which is the area that is saturated with mobile apps) and also provides users with a weekly email that highlights one app, and also provides excellent advice beyond the digital technology and gives parents tips and advice on how to further engage with their children’s learning and development. It is this extra role in not just curating but educating parents that makes KinderTown such an exciting service.
“It’s certainly viable for the audiophile set, but that set is a relatively small set of folks,” he added.
And there’s a lot of work today. Currently, the group aspects of Occupy web sites are a cacophony.
— CLOUDY CONDITIONS: Microsoft continues to ramp up its business of selling web-based, on-demand computing processing and storage. Stifel Nicolaus & Co. analyst Brad Reback estimated in a recent research note that Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing business grew about 87% in the quarter to $1.1 billion, continuing “to close the gap” with market pioneer and leader Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). In the fiscal third quarter, Azure revenue grew 93%. He credited Microsoft’s “maturing product offering” as well as its ability to sell hybrid offerings that combine cloud services with software that runs in customers’ own data centers. Microsoft’s commercial-cloud run-rate — the last month of sales of its Azure and Office 365 products, multiplied by 12 — should hit $18 billion, up 49% year-over-year, Mr. Reback estimated.
“The sad thing is our mainline institutions – the churches – have not been victim-friendly,” he said.
Astronomers have identified an easy-to-measure chemical fingerprint for determining which sunlike stars are likely to host planets. The marker — a low abundance of lithium in the atmosphere of these stars — could prove an invaluable guide for planet hunters trying to determine which of the myriad sunlike stars to select for long-term study.
Large human trials showing that ketamine definitively works have yet to be published. As a result, no one knows, in a scientifically rigorous sense, how well it works or what the risks of using it to treat depression are. Even so, California-based healthcare organization Kaiser Permanente has begun covering ketamine infusions for certain patients with treatment-resistant depression. Private clinics often charge hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars for treatment that patients pay out of pocket. Some people worry that, outside the academic setting, ketamine therapy is moving faster than what’s supported by good evidence. Or, as one Yale scientist told Scientific American recently, “The nightmare is happening.”
A German designer cribbed from the slot cars we loved as kids to come with a cool idea for extending the range of electric cars. Instead of relying on an electric motor under the hood, Christian Förg suggests putting an electric motor under the road.
Land & Buildings argued the value of Hudson’s Bay’s real estate — which the company itself once valued at 35 Canadian dollars per share – could be worth up to four times the current share price of 8.88 Canadian dollars, and implored the company to take a hard look at its properties, including the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship building across from Rockefeller Center in New York City.
The report, if complete, should also detail what money WikiLeaks has paid out to date for the defense fund of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who confessed in online chats to a former hacker that he downloaded classified documents from Army networks – including 260,000 U.S. State Department cables – and passed them to WikiLeaks. Manning is currently being held at the U.S. Marine Corps brig at Quantico, Virginia.
The filmmakers behind faux documentry Apollo 18 have been playing cat-and-mouse games with fans since December, when the movie’s website launched a stealthy array of embedded clues.