Once investors turned away from those sectors and stocks plummeted, many companies had little left to recommend themselves to Nasdaq officials.
Lucent gives Bay State bad news: Lucent Technologies said it expects to lay off 1,000 workers in Massachusetts, double the amount of cuts previously announced for that state.
There was a place for a maverick like Kojima in yesterday’s big-budget gaming world, but as releasing these games becomes riskier and riskier, companies need to place surer bets and leave less room for error, and that place gets narrower. When you’re only producing one or two of these games per year, can you really leave them in the hands of a single iconoclast?
So no big deal. We are all safe here on, and around, the Earth. There will probably be some good aurora activity in the extreme latitudes towards the poles so if you are lucky enough to live in those regions that are used to seeing auroras, enjoy the view!
Think of them, sitting there on the dockside of their declining post-industrial city in their caps and winklepickers, waiting for cultural goods to arrive from America – “race” records, Little Richard! Think of them learning the chords, the riffs, the lyrics, changing those songs around, re-exporting them to the world in the form of a Beat Boom … and in the process reversing not just the fortunes of their town, but of their homeland itself.
Second, Grubhub had user search logs and reviews. Those could show what people looked for and what they eventually ordered. And the company could limit the production of that data to actual, knowledgeable customers, since the service only gives reviewing rights to those who’ve actually ordered food. That only works on a platform where people are talking about stuff they’ve purchased; someplace like, oh, say, Yelp ends up being more of a free-for-all and can be less useful.
Researchers also found that consumer satisfaction was on the rise. Approximately 40 percent of shoppers surveyed for the study said the quality of online retailing had improved since last year. Fifty-four percent said it was the same, while 5 percent said it was worse.
Q: Geeks are always worried about a story’s faithfulness to the book. What’s the story here and how well does it jive with the book?
A: It goes very well with the book and sets up the complete telling of all 14 books.
“Ninety percent of my customers are iPod owners,” said Michael Gaspa, who makes CMoy headphone amplifiers by hand and sells them on eBay for about $35. “IPods need better stereo amplification with richer bass and highs. For users that prefer to use ear-canal type headphones, this amp will provide much better clarity and (it) will drive the high-quality headphones like Sennheiser with no problem at all.”
Kevin Pursglove of eBay explained that the text in question originated from the company that eBay hires to handle bulk e-mail, and said that the company refers to every job as a “campaign.”
Thanks to the e-mail offer, the site in the last two months has been deluged with more than 500,000 new users, Spymac claims.
Walmart has placed an increased emphasis on its ecommerce business in recent quarters, thanks in large part to Amazon’s unprecedented success in the space. Walmart’s ecommerce division, bolstered by the 2015 acquisition of Jet.com, grew by 63% in its most recent fiscal quarter. That has helped drive the stock price up 15% this year.
In the U.S. and Europe, *Star Wars’ *huge success is bolstered by the fact that fans of the original trilogy are still fans. “Part of the box office success is the accumulated cultural memories. Parents see it and they bring their kids,” says Michael Berry, a professor of contemporary Chinese cultural studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. “In China, it had a very, very different history.”
“Taiwan’s copyright law is substantially parallel to the laws of most other nations, and therefore the unauthorized display of a movie over a website would violate the domestic law of (Taiwan),” New York University School of Law professor Roger E. Schechter said in an e-mail.
Several media outlets have found the names of Afghan informants in the documents WikiLeaks published, as well as information identifying their location in some instances. A Taliban spokesman told Britain’s Channel 4 news that the group was sifting through the WikiLeaks documents to get the names of suspected informants and would punish anyone found to have collaborated with the United States and its allies.
Twitter allows you to Direct Message with people who have that feature turned on. It’s often called at DM, and it allows you to further conversations in private and chat with groups of people. While all regular tweets are public, including @-mentions, a DM is totally private. Only the people included in the DM can see it.
Searchers are often foiled by common names. If their long-lost friend is named John Smith, for example, they’d have to wade through 402,000 Google results to find him.
They’ve added a delete button and permanent search folders to Gmail, made their browsers show only print pages of online news stories, reconfigured all the content on a popular music website and removed Reuters stories on the Michael Jackson story from online newsreader Bloglines.
It’s the latest test of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a 1986 law originally intended to punish hackers who remotely crack defense or banking computers over their 300 baud modems. Changes in technology and a string of amendments have pushed the law into a murky zone where prosecutors have charged people for violating website terms-of-service or an employer’s computer use policies. After the January suicide of Aaron Swartz, who’d been charged under the CFAA and other laws, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) drafted “Aaron’s Law” to reform the act. But that bill hasn’t been introduced. In the meantime, Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer was sentenced last March to three-and-a-half years in prison under the CFAA for running a script that downloaded 120,000 customer e-mail addresses that AT&T exposed on their iPad support website.