With Napster a shell of its former self and services like MP3.com paying hefty tribute, record labels are poised to conquer cyberspace with their own streaming and downloading services.
Schrage, Facebook vice president for policy and communications, said in the blog post that the ads included “political messages across the ideological spectrum.” He said for 99 percent of the ads, less than $1,000 was spent.
Wal-Mart (WMT) will put the selections on a CD and mail it to the customer. Customers can choose the title and packaging of their CDs from a variety of images and can expect their purchases to arrive in three or four days.
The notice whipped up a frenzy of excitement among readers but it appears Colaiuta got cold feet over incurring the wrath of Apple, which has always been quick to threaten legal action when information about upcoming products is published without authorization.
The prodigal child of IRC and Gmail, Slack is, primarily, a group-messaging tool with a memory. Its aubergine-and-teal screen simply and sensibly organizes teams of co-workers into public (within-the-company) channels and private discussions.
“We drank the Apple Kool-Aid a long time ago and have been addicted since,” Vahey says, explaining the inspiration for the new flavor. “From our iPad register to our site made on a Mac – even the front cover of our book was photographed on an iPhone. So we made an ice cream just for you guys where we got in our love of Apple and got to flex our nerd muscles.”
A few years ago, Peter Shapiro needed a not-so-small favor from Robert Plant. Shapiro, 44, has been putting on concerts for more than 20 years—everything from intimate late-night Roots gigs to 2015’s Deadhead extravaganza Fare Thee Well—and few situations drive him into a state of room-pacing, hair-futzing excitement like a last-minute booking. So when Shapiro noticed that Plant had an opening in his tour schedule, he wondered: What would it take to get the former Led Zeppelin frontman, who easily fills 3,000-seat theaters, to agree to play a last-minute, late-night show at a bowling alley in Brooklyn?
Guitarati, a social network for selling music, has a unique pricing plan for selling MP3 files encoded at at least 192 Kbps VBR (my favorite). In order to listen, you must first prepay at least $5 into an online wallet.
The last thing I’ll say about the trip is this–the two co-founders of 23andMe are really amazing, smart, beautiful women. Linda [Avey] and Anne [Wojcicki] are visionaries, and meeting them and seeing them bring their dream to life felt a bit to me like seeing the promises my mother made to me about feminism come true. Maybe that sounds a bit melodramatic, but 23andMe is women-driven and you can tell. It rocked. [my emphasis]
Something else we’ve observed through our channel partners is that many of their SMB clients are coming to them for solutions to surprisingly old equipment. You’d be surprised how many aren’t using equipment that supports 802.11ac. And these aren’t necessarily traditional corporate businesses but main street-type businesses such as retail, hospitality, healthcare private practice, warehouse-based operations, and service-based such as nail salons or even bike shops—all across the United States. The opportunity is pretty significant. We wanted to explore this point more, which is why we commissioned the study.
In the Nov. 12 Nature, Israelian and his colleagues report that the majority of sunlike stars hosting planets in the HARPS sample have, on average, one-tenth the amount of lithium of those without planets. It’s been known for decades that Earth’s sun shows such a depletion.
When participants in the study confused a rubber hand for their own, their hidden hands became half a degree colder. The effect was even more pronounced among people especially prone to the illusion.
No reason, indeed. Even the Chinese regime’s own followers assume that, in a nation where the government asserts that the open exchange of opinions will cause societal instability, somebody at China Post will be reviewing what is passed along.
Nick Mamatas isn’t just a LiveJournalebrity who who will eat your soul and picks his teeth with your ego. He’s also a smartypants cultural critic, copyfighter, and fiction writer who had some fascinating things to say today on a panel at Arisia about fanfic. (He’s on the far left of the picture, chatting with a fanfic writer after the panel.) I moderated this panel, which basically meant I asked a few questions and listened to Mamatas, co-panelist Fernwithy, and the audience. One of the big issues we tackled was whether there’s really a difference between fanfic and profic other than legal distinctions created by generally-absurd copyright laws. While some members of the audience felt that fanfic writers who go pro are viewed as “sellouts,” nearly everyone agreed that fanfic is simply a free, unlicensed version of profic. Some fanfic about *Star Trek *is clearly better than licensed Star Trek novels, and a lot of Harry Potter fanfic is as good as the “official” Harry Potter novels.
The campaign, inspired by John Baldessari‘s California Map Project, is a very clever way to use the web to get people to go out into the world in search of Wall’s music.
The film was produced by Whedon, line-produced by Nathan Kelly and M. Elizabeth Hughes, and co-produced by Kai Cole and Danny Kaminsky. The super-impressive cast is listed below. Full tech credits (for the extraordinary crew) will be up shortly. The film should be completed by early spring and headed for the festival circuit, because it is fancy.
Baidu, 3721 and other Chinese search engines also face daunting linguistic challenges that designers working in English and most other languages don’t. Chinese uses thousands of ideograms. On a computer, they usually are written by typing words phonetically in Roman letters, then using special software to convert them to characters.
For I do not believe that autonomous vehicles will exist without any drivers at all. For me, that’s pure imagination. You already have fully automated programs to drive planes. Therefore we technically could have planes with no pilots. But you still have two pilots in every plane. Even if almost everything is automated. That’s because you need to have responsibility, precisely. So what we will reduce with autonomous cars is the number of risks. What you will reduce is how painful it is to be a driver for a long period of time ; but you will need people to make the critical choice at critical moments for autonomous vehicles. I’m almost sure about that. So AI will change the practice but it will not kill transportation jobs in many cases.
Each year, more comics hit the shops than any one person could ever read. And while the splashy superhero titles are (somewhat) easier to keep up with, finding all of the great hidden gems each year is tough. We’re here to help. Below, just in time for you to spend the holiday break catching up, are some of the best books of 2018. We say some of the best because we’re not mentioning titles that have appeared in previous year-end wrap-ups—like, say, DC’s Mister Miracle, which would have appeared otherwise—nor are we including books that have only just launched, which explains the absence of Vertigo’s Goddess Mode. But enough about what didn’t make the cut—let’s look at the books that did. And the best part? Some are continuing titles, which means you’ve got more to look forward to in 2019.
Jaguar blocked public access to the FTP site late Wednesday. Representatives from Jaguar did not return calls for comment.