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You can get most of the benefits of an iPhone application without writing a single line of Objective C. An open source project called PhoneGap lets your wrap your website in iPhone App goodness. And you can even charge for your creation.
This week Washington state filed a $100 million lawsuit against Comcast, accusing the company of 1.8 million violations of the the state’s Consumer Protection Act. The state isn’t suing Comcast for bad customer service per se, but for the sorts of misleading claims and practices that have given Comcast such a poor public image. (Comcast denies any wrongdoing.)
The board is a map divided up into various regions—mountains, farmland, swamps, meadows, and so on. Some of the areas have icons on them which apply to particular races or special powers. There are also some icons for the locations of the Lost Tribes—”remnants of long-forgotten civilizations” that are basically just there to take up some space at the beginning. In addition, each mountainous region gets a Mountain token which makes it a little harder to conquer.
Those demands were at odds with TheiPhoneAppReview.com’s stated policy, which says that it only requires a fee for “expedited” reviews — those that are reviewed sooner than others.
The meeting, which focused on developments in Internet law, drew an influential list of attendees, including attorneys general, politicians and federal agency leaders, many of whom used the forum to harp on the need for more effective protections against identity theft.
I’m also a bit dubious about their science. It will cause some chilling effect, but when you’re only talking about 24 grams of gas, the physics suggests it could only freeze a small volume of flesh, and certainly not “all tissues.” That watermelon did not look too frozen.
The rivalry continued beyond the lab. Francis Collins, the director of the Human Genome Project, and Craig Venter, president and chief scientific officer of Celera, at times exchanged harsh words over each other’s research techniques and integrity, lending drama to an otherwise tedious scientific experiment.
The risk that illicit marketers or identity thieves might use a résumé may be higher on one of the major online job sites than on some smaller niche sites, such as MedZilla.com, a health, pharmaceutical and biotech job site.
AY: The best data we have is that one state has had a dividend for 37 years: Everyone in Alaska gets between $1,000 and $2,000 a year, no questions asked. And it’s wildly popular. It has created thousands of jobs, improved children’s health, has decreased income inequality, and has stood the test of time through many, many different governors and administrators because everyone loves it. You don’t need to look very far to even another country to find an incredibly successful example of the dividend in action.
Recently, at the inaugural FIA Women in Motorsport National Coordinators’ seminar, held in Paris, a winning team from this year’s F1 in Schools competition addressed conference attendees and discussed ways of improving access to motorsport opportunities for women.
The World Intellectual Property Organization said Tuesday that Network Telephone Services of Woodland Hills, California, is the rightful owner of the domain. The WIPO concluded that Network Telephone Service’s website offered all the appropriate merchandise to match its namesake, even if Digital Playground of Chatsworth, California, owns the trademark, Virtual Sex.
Jay and Kevin talked about the new technology they’re rolling out, like a new Digg toolbar, integration with Facebook Connect and OpenID, an updated search tool and more customization features.
Before we get too caught up in Thiel’s libertarian doctrine, let’s not overlook the obvious. Even if you agree with much of what he says, it might seem just a tad bit hypocritical for a tech billionaire to accuse beltway insiders of living in an ideological bubble, given Silicon Valley’s similar insular mentality.
“There have been a lot of meetings about what times the doors will be closed…. We’ve increased not only patrols around the building but also (have police doing) walkthroughs,” said Mitton.
Slack, a messaging tool designed for team collaboration, is the working digital world’s latest paramour. Slack is explicitly designed for the office, yet it feels like a friend. It’s business software that you don’t want to quit at the end of the day.
Cyphon is a portmanteau of “cyber” and “siphon” (aren’t I clever!). I built it to crawl our vast archive and store the relevant data using a single standard format. Starting in April, Cyphon quickly consumed most of my working hours. I decided to build it as a command line tool using Node.js, a trending server-side platform with broad developer support. First I attempted to rough out any patterns in the archive’s content that could be programmatically defined. After some poking around, I discovered there were three main layouts that covered the majority of the archive’s content, each corresponding to a different publishing era. Using this information, I outlined the migration process and commenced fashioning its tools
“These people are parasites leeching off the creativity of others,” said Malcolm. “They generate ad revenues by way of pop-up ads (and) banner ads, and they solicit online donations.”
In less than a week, Google announced an operating system to compete with Windows, while Microsoft announced that Office 10 will include free, online versions of its four most popular software programs – a shot at Google’s suite of web-based office applications.