“Steve Jobs – quote me – does not give a shit aboutmusic. Because what he’s done is bifurcated the music business. No longer is the test of an artist’s work theembodiment of an album, what is considered as consumable are single songs, andthat’s because of the Apple platform. He’s a genius, the only thing he caresabout is selling his platform.”
Meanwhile, the adult industry isn’t as likely to crack down as hard as the music industry on the distribution of copyrighted material.
This passion for efficiency isn’t unique to software developers. Engineers and inventors have long been motivated by it. During the early years of industrialization, engineers elevated the automation of everyday tasks to a moral good. The engineer was humanity’s “redeemer from despairing drudgery and burdensome labor,” as Charles Hermany, an engineer himself, wrote in 1904. Frederick Winslow Taylor—the inventor of Taylorism, which helped lay the groundwork for manufacturing assembly lines—inveighed against the “awkward, inefficient or ill-directed movements of men.” Frank Gilbreth fretted over wasted movements in everything from bricklaying to vest buttoning, while his industrial-engineering partner and wife, Lillian Evelyn Gilbreth, designed kitchens such that the number of steps in making a strawberry shortcake was reduced “from 281 to 45,” as The Better Homes Manual enthused in 1931.
The analysis will be done by matching the combined ad clicks of people who are logged into Google services with their collective purchases on credit and debit cards. Google says it won’t be able to examine the specific items purchased or how much a specific individual spent.
The AAM market is the brainchild of a half-dozen academics from various colleges, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, New York University and the University of Montreal. Most, however, are keeping their identities quiet until they get an institutional go-ahead.
For the past few years, Minnesota Public Radio’s customer service department has fielded e-mails and phone calls from angry listeners who can’t get their Real media player to play the radio station’s programs through the Internet.
TIRED Lots to read before you can play; may be a bit too much for most board gamers to digest.
Twitter said it had received 88 such requests, but had not taken any action on the majority of these requests.
You won’t believe what Google knows about you. Seriously. Personal information, search logs, browsing habits, locations—all of it stored and used for ad targeting, unless you know how to navigate your privacy settings. Find them and learn how they work. Granted, you won’t be able to opt out of everything, but you’ll definitely mitigate the intrusion.
Currently, if a person reports a spam touting Dell computers, it’s reported to Dell, which has to then figure out which affiliate program it belongs to, forward the message to the affiliate, who has to figure out if the message was sent to a harvested address. The spammer may already have been paid for sales he generated by the time his methods are discovered.
Vendors are required to fix the vulnerability within six months, after which the organizers will publish information about the vulnerability, along with tips for mitigating it, even in the absence of a patch. The organizers began imposing the six-month deadline in February 2011 because some vendors were taking too long to fix vulnerabilities reported to them. One IBM vulnerability, for example, remained unfixed for three years.
For the greatest level of insight yet into the lawsuit between Apple, makers of the iPod, and Apple Corps, makers of the White Album, you absolutely have to see this clip.
Sarver brought out some media partners to talk about how they’re deploying @anywhere features. There were some impressive presentations from The New York Times, Yahoo and MSNBC News. If you’re reading a story on one of their websites, you can see a hovercard when you hover over a journalist’s name and start following them immediately.
If you’d like to take the new browser for a spin, head on over the to official site and download it. Opera 10 is a free download for all major platforms.
The big reason for Vue’s success, developers who rely on it say, is its simplicity. More companies want to build web applications that, like Google Docs, feel as snappy as a native application. But few actually build applications as complex as Facebook’s or Google’s. What developers often really want is a framework for building small, interactive web apps. Angular can be overkill for simple applications, while React has a steep learning curve even for experienced developers.
Netflix Inc’s international and U.S. subscriber additions blew past analysts’ estimates as the video streaming service released shows including the award-winning British drama “The Crown” and a revival of “Gilmore Girls”.
In newspapers reports Monday, Chor said that only media organizations with Information Ministry accreditation should be allowed to attend government press conferences or to interview department and agency heads.
Microsoft, which has handed out $1.5 million in rewards to security researchers since it launched its program three years ago, also offers rewards for identifying very specific types of bugs. Its two biggest payouts have been for $100,000 each.
Parscale tweeted a statement about his decision to meet with committee members Friday morning, defending the work his San Antonio firm Giles-Parscale did for the campaign. Parscale rejected the notion that his team shared data with Russian operatives to help them target receptive voters. In his statement, Parscale says the campaign “used the exact same digital marketing strategies that are used everyday by corporate America.” And he specifically points out how closely the campaign worked with Facebook, Google, and Twitter.