Moose were covered with so many ticks that the animals were rubbing their own tick-encrusted fur off, turning themselves into white “ghost moose.” The ticks, one New Hampshire wildlife official said, blanket the moose like “shingles on a roof…fat, ugly shingles with little creepy, wavy legs.”
In a friend-of-the-court brief, the digital rights groups wrote Tuesday that the DMCA might not cover Stottlemire’s alleged conduct. Coupons.com, for example, equally provides access to coupons to those that use Stottlemire’s program and to those that do not. No circumvention is necessary to access the copyrighted work in question – a coupon.
The minute I walked onto the showroom floor at CES, one of the world’s largest consumer trade technology shows, a spokesperson for Philips’ Pregnancy+ app accosted me. “Would you like to experience what it’s like to be a pregnant woman?” he asked.
Ramamurthy is tight-lipped about financials, but claims revenue grew 72 percent from January to February and another 45 percent from February to March. Her only competition, marginally, is eBay, where photographers have long bought and sold used gear. Summer is almost upon us, which means vacation season–and people looking for camera gear. That should bring a surge in business.
Compare that to suicide bombings in Israel, which are mostly copycat attacks. The authorities basically know what a suicide bombing looks like, and do a pretty good job defending against the particular tactics they tend to see again and again. It’s still an arms race, but there is a lot of security gained by defending against copycats.
Barlow said Berners-Lee’s Semantic Web makes an appealing next-generation vision.
Because of that, McNealy believes LinkedIn creates value for its parent company Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT).
Among the possibilities he’s considering is splitting the company in two, with one part focusing on electrical construction and the other on the mining of zeolite, a porous mineral substance used in cat litter and other industrial products. He’d also like to change the company’s longstanding practice of not paying dividends to shareholders.
YouTube is unimaginably sprawling—its users upload hundreds of hours of video each minute. It’s a monumental task for the company to merely keep illegal content like child porn off its platform. Ensuring that millions of videos are also suitable for advertisers is a complicating burden, one that YouTube has repeatedly failed to manage even just in the last year.
Websites can publish copyrighted pictures without permission if they can show that they are commenting on them such as a book or newspaper would, attorneys said.
These more open technologies should give developers of all stripes confidence that they can build their software without being sued. Companies that embrace this openness will rule the future, regardless of what the jury decides in this case.
It’s a remarkable infusion of cash for such an ailing industry. But history is not encouraging. Yahoo, for one, went down this road three years ago, before Mayer’s arrival, hiring a slew of seasoned journalists from Newsweek, USA Today, Congressional Quarterly, Politico, and Gawker. But the web giant had trouble meshing its Silicon Valley sensibilities with the hard-driving style of East Coast journalists.
“Developing, retaining, and recruiting top talent is critical to Twitter’s business success and building shareholder value,” Twitter said in a statement. “Competitive compensation, strong leadership, and a confidence in the direction of the company are all key elements to having top talent. We are investing in all three areas to ensure we maintain these employees.”
Stan Lee needs a super hero: A troubled Stan Lee Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday, saying it plans to solicit offers from one or more buyers interested in recapitalizing Stan Lee or acquiring its assets.
[Side note: In a funny, tongue-in-cheeky move, at the ENnie awards ceremony, every time Wizards of the Coast won a silver or gold, the “Imperial Death March” theme from the Empire Strikes Back would sound. Hanging out at their spectacular, ruined castle booth a lot this weekend, I know Wizards has a sense of humor.]