In fact, the Web actually makes it easier to track images. With watermarks and encryption technology, the company can easily identify who is downloading an image.
Ms. Bouchard asks the geek and gamer community help publicize the program and its urgent need for assistance. Any help, she says, would be “a life-saver.”
“We rely on government information,” said Jo-Anne R. Basile of the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association, the leading industry trade group. “We would welcome the government updating it on a regular basis and putting it in consumer-friendly terminology.”
In June, Alibaba and its financial-services affiliate said they would together invest nearly $1 billion in Koubei, a food-ordering app, to turn it into a broader service that connects online users with brick-and-mortar businesses like restaurants. Two months later, Alibaba announced it would spend about $4.5 billion for a nearly 20% stake in Chinese electronics retailer Suning Commerce Group, as part of its efforts to beef up its logistics by teaming up with a major bricks-and-mortar retail chain. In November, Alibaba said it would turn Youku Tudou into a wholly-owned unit in a deal that valued the online video provider at about $4.4 billion.
Tolerances, the distance materials may deviate from desired measurements, were a particular focus. On many projects, the standard is 1/8 of an inch at best; Apple often demanded far less, even for hidden surfaces.
Well, it’s been a whirlwind month for me: I took my kids to Taiwan for most of August, got back in time to celebrate my anniversary and then took off again for PAX Prime. (Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for any typos and formatting errors that occurred during August.) I’ve got a lot of stories to tell you about board gaming in Taiwan, an awesome overnight stay at the aquarium, and some more Taiwan travel tips … but first I’ve got a Kickstarter round-up, because you know how I love Kickstarter.
Of course it can fix the problem, but the real issue is how many other problems like this are lurking in the details of its design? We don’t know, and I doubt the State Department knows either. The only way to vet its design, and to convince us that RFID is necessary, would be to open it up to public scrutiny.
McFalls is a ballet dancer and began at Socos as Ming’s assistant before being promoted to chief operating officer; her most significant experiences with education are that her mother is a teacher and that she has taught ballet to children. But as the company got closer to the launch date for Muse, McFalls ended up developing most of the questions and activities on her own, based on academic papers that the Mings sent her. (Norma is listed as a Socos co-founder and helps out in her spare time.) Ming told me that this was because more qualified employees weren’t making time for this, putting Socos behind schedule. She also said she gave McFalls significant guidance and reviewed questions and interventions before they went live. Ming acknowledged, “It was insane that she was doing it. In some sense she was the least qualified person. But she did what has to get done in a startup.”
Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM (IBM) said the deal includes French telecommunications company Alcatel (ALA), telecommunications equipment makers Lucent Technologies (LU) and Nortel Networks of Canada (NTL), as well as software firms Telcordia Technologies and Ulticom (ULCM).
Virtual reality, though, has the potential to reverse that trend through the magic of empathy. With the frame gone, the viewer is in the scene. And once you’re in the scene, thanks to presence, you’re no longer a voyeur. You’re a participant. No more detachment, no more desensitization.
Equifax’s reponse was also criticized, as concerned citizens were directed to a website that asked them to enter their last name and last six digits of their Social Security numbers to see if they were affected. That was odd, coming from a company that had just experienced a cyber attack; why would you give it more personal information? But the responses people got after entering that information was also confusing and in many cases, unhelpful.
Speaking to members of the British Parliment (via video link, of course) at an event called “Is Your Journey Really Necessary?” Pachauri said that in some regions transport accounts for 40% of total emissions (though in the murky world of greenhouse gas measurement this number is up for debate), and that civil aviation is a major contributor. Video conferencing, he says, “would be of great benefit in reducing and controlling the growth of emissions from aviation.”