3. Photoshop for OS X: Apple’s new operating system for the Macintosh, Mac OS X, is a fine OS, but the company would likely be getting more plaudits for the system if Mac heads could purchase Adobe Photoshop for it.
That’s because many Internet retailers, which are increasingly viewing traditional stores as competition, are offering steep discounts and free shipping, cutting into their profit margins, said Carrie Johnson, an analyst at Cambridge, Massachusetts, Forrester Research.
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My wife Elisabeth wandered into the kitchen while I was testing a Blue Apron meal kit. She lifted one of the 4-pound Nordic ice bags that came in the box and gave the thawed, semi-glutinous thing a squeeze.
At the same time, I also predicted that when YouTube and Adsense were intermingled the day of the mega-profile would be coming soon: “It won’t take long for Google executives to look at the stock price and then at the data its not using and argue that the company could make even more money by selling finer and finer slices of its user base to advertisers. Soon, everything of Google’s that you touch will all become part of your profile — from its website analytics program, sneaky Big Brother-esque Web History program, checkout system, news subscription reader, image search, cellphone location reporting service, book digitization, news site and GMail e-mail and chats.”
But I snark too much. Amazon may not yet be a brand synonymous with high fashion. But the half-hour-long Style Code Live actually takes many of the power moves Amazon has made over the first two decades of its existence and channels them into perky, cheesy video fluff.
Yelp recently launched some new developers tools, paving the way for programmers to build innovative mash-ups using data from its unique social networking service. But Yelp is also in danger of spoiling its own party by saddling potential developers with needless restrictions.
By September, when the winner is announced and the prize awarded, Netflix must decide which of the two qualifying teams has the best algorithm based on how they score on various undisclosed tests. They must also determine whether the results are reproducible, meaning that the algorithm handles new data as well as it did the test data. (Netflix declined to say whether it will reveal details about its methodology for picking a winner.)
Meanwhile, California officials are meeting with Tesla on Wednesday “to talk about Tesla’s efforts with autonomous trucks,” state DMV spokeswoman Jessica Gonzalez told Reuters.
When the scammer told Thomas what he was doing, Thomas joked that he should phish the Bush campaign site, too. So the scammer complied.
At $20 per month, the AMC plan, which which goes into effect June 26, costs twice as much as the MoviePass unlimited subscription, and four times Sinemia’s lowest rate, which gets you one movie per month. But AMC still makes a convincing case. While you can’t see as many movies as you want, you do get up to three a week, including higher-priced options like 3-D and IMAX. MoviePass currently offers 2-D viewings only. You can also see the same movie as many times as you like, even all on the same day, as long as there’s a two hour buffer between each. You can even reserve specific seats, a feature Sinemia allows for, but through a somewhat convoluted procedure.
Facebook would love to have this suit disappear before filing for an IPO. But if it lingers, no doubt Facebook will point to this profile to convince investors that the legal murkiness that surrounds Facebook’s founding has all been cleared up with the settlement of the Winklevoss case, and that Ceglia is just a sideshow.
During my trip to meet with Gallardo, I pass through Tchula. Of course, a great deal has changed for the better in the 60 years since my father was assigned to the town: Jim Crow is dead and buried. Tchula no longer rings a bell on Saturdays to warn black citizens that it’s time to leave the streets, as happened back in the 1950s. Election posters dot the streets, and every candidate is African-American.
Opportunity and its twin rover, Spirit, have been exploring opposite sides of Mars since landing in January 2004. Both rovers have long outlasted their primary, three-month missions.
As an adult, I still read a lot of science fiction and fantasy, some of it explicitly erotic: Jacqueline Carey, Anne Bishop, Laurell K. Hamilton, J.R. Ward, Kim Harrison. I like sci-fi and fantasy movies, too, and once blogged the trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest as an example of two minutes of video that left me breathless and wanting. Some folks instantly understood, while others came back and asked where the erotic part started.
Jeremy Wood and Hugh Pryor are part of a new breed of artists crisscrossing the planet, creating artwork on a par with the ancient Nazca line drawings of Peru. With the help of GPS, these artists have discovered a fish in Wallingford, an elephant in Brighton, not to mention a huge spider lurking in Oxford.
Vince Briel and an Apple I replica, which he hopes to begin selling next year from his garage – just like Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs did in the late ’70s. View Slideshow Computer technician Vince Briel is planning to resurrect the Apple I, the hand-built machine that launched Apple computer.