No longer a humble site for posting CVs, LinkedIn is building an armada of apps, swaggering in front of the press, and associating itself with one of computing’s dearest icons. Whether that strategy is hubris or the inevitable self-actualization of valuable workplace tool remains to be seen. But hundreds of millions of users will be paying attention as LinkedIn tries to make its empire building work – or they will, at least, if LinkedIn has anything to say about it.
“I thought it had a great premise and it was great fun,” said Richard Holmes, producer of Waking Ned Devine and Shooting Fish. “He’s got great energy and definitely has a future.”
AT&T hasn’t yet announced which neighborhoods will receive GigaPowerSM. Residents who want the service can vote for their neighborhood on a website. But broadband industry watcher Karl Bode cautioned readers of his DSL Reports website not to put too much faith in AT&T’s voting mechanism. “AT&T’s effectively doing what they’ve already been doing for some time in focusing upgrade energy on more exclusive development communities,” he wrote in a post today.
Online merchants ought to benefit this year from a slightly longer-than-average shopping season, said Patti Freeman Evans, an analyst at JupiterResearch. With Christmas falling on a Saturday, procrastinators could still place last-minute orders online this week, with many retailers guaranteeing that gifts would arrive by Dec. 25.
But there are clear signs Mexico is becoming more averse to sharing intelligence. On Tuesday, Mexico’s foreign secretary for North America, Sergio Alcocer, told the Associated Press that all U.S. law enforcement communication with Mexico will shift to a “single window” in the federal Interior Ministry – a big change from the close access U.S. agents had with Mexico’s military services and law enforcement agencies. “The issue before is that there was a lack of coordination because there was not a single entity in the Mexican government that was coordinating all the efforts,” Alcocer told the AP.
The program is an iPad exclusive, which means that it’s probably not coming to the Android platform anytime in the near future. This may tempt Android users to switch to the iPad … for about 0.68 seconds.
In interviews posted online, this same geeky side of the man is even more pronounced. When Reuters interviewed him about bitcoin’s future last April, Karpeles spent the interview perched – awkwardly and without explanation – on a blue exercise ball. He told the news agency that Mt. Gox was receiving between $5 million and $20 million in incoming transfers each day, while paying out somewhere between $300,000 and $1 million.
Setting up and using iCloud for syncing and storage is theoretically more painless than manually syncing over the course of your iPad use – just set it up, and your photos and data sync automatically to the cloud. But iCloud periodically has outages and developers continue to have issues with implementing the service in their own apps. Manual iTunes syncing takes more time, but is generally more foolproof.
Two Canadian students created Fairtunes.com, hoping that North American music fans would be moved to send along donations for all the music they’ve downloaded off the Internet via applications such as Napster.
And, it is. While the sound quality on Precious isn’t as good as it is on The Beast, it does hold up against my iPad, Nexus 7, and Kobo Arc.
Evidence of an all night programming session. NetObjects, Redwood City, California, 1997. Menuez: “Morning finds empty Chinese food cartons left by engineers working all night to finish an important version of the software at the headquarters of NetObjects.” Photo: Doug Menuez/Contour by Getty Images/Stanford University Libraries
The larger comic companies aren’t the only ones moving to the digital world. Many well-known creators have seized on the opportunity to present original, free, web-only stories. Now a lost but much-admired series is being revived this way.
At Aleynikov’s bail hearing last July, Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Facciponti called it “the most substantial theft that the bank can remember ever happening to it,” and said repeatedly that the theft constituted the company’s “entire platform” for high-speed trading.
A few hours after Yahyaoui’s arrest, the site had vanished from the Internet, reportedly because police obtained the access code to it. The site has since returned but access from Tunisia is now extremely difficult for anyone without the high level of Net savvy required to circumvent government filters.
Apple’s built-in mail app was in dire need of a few updates, and iOS 6 does not shy away from problem areas.
The landowners act as benign dictators of their property, making sure the islands are calm and protected, and helping renters get started building their own homes or businesses.
Tobaccowala, who started the site as a Stanford computer science student along with a classmate, Al Lieb, never expected the site would take off to the extent it did. When the two launched Evite in 1998, it was one of about five products they were developing.
Probably the most important item to watch when Amazon reports results will be its Amazon Web Services, or its pay-as-you-use cloud-computing offerings, including database storage, application platforms, and other information technology resources. Together these account for about 75% of Amazon’s operating profits, so investors are counting on AWS to serve as a long-term growth driver for the company. In the third quarter, AWS’ operating income soared 102% year over year, from $428 million to $861 million, and AWS’ revenue jumped 55%. While Amazon’s plans for aggressive investments will likely slow AWS’ growth in operating profits, investors should look for the segment’s sales to continue growing rapidly.
Whether parental controls will be right for you depends on your approach to allowing your kids use your computer. While not perfect, these controls finally give us options without having to purchase extra software. And it’s nice to see that Microsoft’s valued-added features actually begin to add value.
Facebook recently reached a deal partnering with Fox to stream Champions League soccer matches, and has an agreement with Univision to stream MLS and Liga MX soccer.
It was one of two major thefts near the airport within hours. Robbers escaped with $6.5 million in foreign currency after raiding a security van at Heathrow early on Monday morning.
From there, you’ll see one of three outcomes. If it says that based on what Facebook knows so far, you’re not impacted, you should be in the clear pending any revelations. The company says that one million of the 30 million people who had their access tokens stolen didn’t have any of their data comprised.
But days before leaving his old job, Aleynikov encrypted and downloaded files from Goldman Sachs’s network that contained code he had worked on. He transferred the data to a website hosted in Germany, then erased the program from Goldman Sachs’ network that he had used to encrypt the files, according to court records. He also attempted to delete the network’s bash history showing his activity, which prosecutors insisted was evidence that he knew his actions were wrong.
China recently threatened to curb sales of iPhones, as well as American-made cars and planes, if Trump makes good on his campaign threat to slap a huge tariff on Chinese imports if Beijing doesn’t stop manipulating its currency. Again, that was just Trump and China putting each other on notice – always the stick before the carrot. Actually, neither country wants a trade war.
(Wired will be at the Maker Faire, at booths 130a and 130b, with contributors to our Geekdad blog on hand. Chris Anderson will show his unmanned aerial vehicle, Steve Jurvetson and Erik Charlton have rockets in hand and Brad Justus will show off a Lego star destroyer.)
By taking advantage of the oodles of information people post to the cloud, and cross-referencing that with location data (there are more than five million Foursquare check-ins daily), the app is hoping to provide users with relevant real-time data about the people in their vicinity — but not in a creepy way.
It’s no secret that the tech industry has a diversity problem. Giants like Apple and Google and startups like Slack are already opening their employee demographics to public scrutiny. Even venture capital firms are making an effort to be more inclusive—earlier this week, Monique Woodard joined VC firm 500 Startups as its first African-American partner to increase its investments in black and Latino entrepreneurs. Still, Silicon Valley clearly has a long way to go toward representing a full range of voices. According to Finney’s report, the problem comes down to attitude. It’s not that the tech industry doesn’t want to become more diverse, she found. It’s just going about fixing the problem the wrong way.
It’s a walk through the last year now. Steve is talking about the
Intel announcement last year, saying it was one of the most
challenging, ambitious transitions in the PC industry.
“We do not review them first and then take out those names that we don’t think are proper,” she said. “It can sound terrible, but it’s the customer’s choice.”
“The Ultimate Rally was supposed to be Gumball on steroids,” Kim says. He’d host it somewhere like North Korea and attract professional drivers from Formula One with a million dollars cash awaiting the winner. Kim saw a business based on video rights, films, and sponsorship.
“Most shampoos are pretty similar, so there isn’t a lot of difference for most products, but there are some where your purchase can make a huge difference,” O’Rourke said. “There’s no question that there’s still huge gaps in the data, but we’re taking a big step forward on what is the most comprehensive and reliable set of data ever made available to the public for free.”
Funded by a local grant for artists, Ratner and a few friends conceptualized the Seattle Band Map website. The vision was simple: Create an interactive map that allows anyone to submit “a connection” between bands. To build the site, Ratner leaned on the coding skills of University of Washington computer science stud Golf Sinteppadon.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz — L. Frank Baum, Eric Shanower, Skottie Young
“We realized we were kind of screwed and were going to have to either shut it down or start charging something,” he explained. “It was so easy. I asked the community, which at the time was about 500 people strong, if they were okay with that, and everyone agreed. We worked out the budget, and it came out to around 25 cents a photo, so that’s where we started.”
“Visa and MasterCard could say… ‘you owe us $300,000 that we had to spend on attorneys’ fees and PR consultants,'” said Chad King, a partner in the Texas law firm Hughes and Luce, who specializes in privacy and data security issues. “Now would they do that? It’s unlikely. But if the merchant is Amazon.com, then maybe Visa would do it.”
When Anna Scanlon logged onto the video streaming site YouNow last Halloween, her stomach sank. Vegan Cheetah, a popular vlogger within the online vegan community, had uploaded a four-hour video in which he accused Scanlon of flashing him her genitals against his consent and propositioning sex via Skype.
And it’ll certainly never help any of us understand the social equality implications of inaccurate cartography (watch and learn):