News on the iPad doesn’t feel strictly new; there’s some Flipboard DNA here, and a blocky layout reminiscent of content curators like Digg. Functionally, it combines the best of those models, thanks to a smart design and its partnerships with prominent media organizations.
WIRED: The previous F8 was all about apps running on what you call the Open Graph. We don’t hear much about that these days. Did that work?
Last summer, Microsoft also gave away one of its research projects: a social search network. The URL for socl.com published a teaser page for Microsoft’s social platform, then dubbed Tulalip. After people sniffed it out as a Microsoft-backed social network, the company pulled the teaser and put in the following: “Thanks for stopping by. Socl.com is an internal design project from a team in Microsoft Research which was mistakenly published to the web. We didn’t mean to, honest.”
“I spoke to 10 attorneys who told me 10 different things. I went on the INS website and they did not have any information that even indicated a timeframe to me,” he added.
To put the amount of work into perspective, if Trevor and Steve wanted to make the whole movie in Lego (and allow time to eat and sleep) the project would stretch to 25 years.
“I won’t miss Happy Mac at all,” retired Wall Street software programmer Tom Minutaglio said. “What I’m curious about is what replaces the icons that were displayed when there’s a serious startup problem? Since OS X is so stable, it may take a long time to find out.”
RealNetworks denies it violated a contract, and says its software does not circumvent any anti-copying technology.
Shares, which have fallen 16% this year through Thursday’s close, edged 0.1% higher after hours to $188.75.
Her assertion holds water — after all, the strategy of using physical locations to let customers try digital devices before buying them has been working pretty well for Apple so far.
Eager to ease fears and facilitate trading, the Federal Reserve took several steps to increase liquidity in the markets. Among other things, it agreed to accept any investment-grade debt as collateral on its loans to investment banks. [See (http://www.portfolio.com/news-markets/top-5/2008/09/14/Federal-Reserve-to-the-Rescue).]
Here are just a few of the many winners:
Mobileye (NYSE:MBLY), which makes software that helps cars avoid collisions, is the biggest deal in the Israeli sector so far. Intel offered $15.3 billion for the company, more than double its market value when it had its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange less than three years ago. That followed Google’s more than $1 billion purchase of Waze, an Israeli GPS app, in 2013.
I listened to all 5 movements, and while I’m not your steampunk expert around here, I think he did a good job conveying an “old world mechanical” sound with his instruments.
Wi-Fi junkies hope Joltage will spawn an outbreak of micro-ISP operators setting up access points in locations ignored by the major network builders. But ISP operators warn that DSL and cable modem lines are priced for lower traffic levels.
“Crystal needs supervision around animals and younger children due to her tendency to be aggressive.”
According to Perry, the government doesn’t know yet if it is state-sponsored or individual cyber criminals.
“The libraries there have book chairs that raise books so you can look at them without having your head hunched over,” Eric said. “That might have planted the seeds.”
“I’d love to blame it on you people in the media, but the truth is that everything that was written about the configuration of our network was pulled from easily and always-accessible records. Anyone who looked up Microsoft’s domain name registration records, an easy thing to do, could have figured out how we were set up.”
“We’re inventing new ways [to support documentary] and finding new outlets for documentary work, now that traditional media is dying and the public are distracted by a million points of white noise,” says Kamber.
You can buy yourself a genuine commissioned painting by Cheeta the Chimpanzee over at his official website, which the multi-talented octogenarian simian also probably designed himself.
It’s big news whenever tech titans Apple and Google butt heads, or at least appear to do so, but it’s also a big deal from a music perspective specifically. In the first five versions of Apple iOS, YouTube functioned as a free, unlimited, on-demand music service, sitting right there where any user could use it to call up almost any song, for free, in seconds. Not only that, but Apple’s devices defaulted to uploading mobile-recorded videos to YouTube – something that is also going away in iOS 6.
The 26-year-old Swartz was found dead on Jan. 11 this year of an apparent suicide. Swartz suffered from depression, but his death has been attributed in part to the increasing money pressures he faced over his upcoming trial, which was scheduled for April, and his fear of spending time in prison.
Klinman claims Facebook’s discouragement of outbound links, as well as its opaque algorithms, has made comedy videos difficult to distribute, not to mention monetize. “It’s completely out of your hands how your work gets out to people,” he says. “And if you make something ambitious, there’s no guarantee it won’t get swallowed up by some algorithmic change that you have no control over.”
There are also three interesting volcano-related press conferences in Moscone West 3000 that I am going to try to hit (not sure I’ve even been to a press conference):
Here’s the latest on the CherryOS:
“We’re offering fans the ultimate encore,” said Simon Miller, EMI senior vice president of new product development and the company’s live division. “Being able to take home high-quality recordings of a show they’ve just seen is something we’re seeing great demand for from music lovers, and it’s also a service that artists and labels are very interested in.”
Unfortunately, recent actions taken by the New York State Legislature cast a shadow on this proud legacy. Indeed, even as New York seeks to broaden its economy beyond the traditional sectors of finance, insurance, and real estate, the state continues to insulate incumbent industries from competition instead of embracing innovative tech companies.
Telecom Italia, which is trying to clear itself from allegations that the deal involved millions of dollars in kickbacks, has confirmed the sale. An Italian parliamentary inquiry is investigating the accusations.
But that sector is hugely bloated, with about 5 million employees, in addition to the security forces. In fact, the government has stopped hiring, except in health care, where there is an acute lack of professionals and those with high-level degrees.
But I digress. And so does Adam. Frequently. It’s through these tangents we get to relive interesting tidbits from Adam’s past, to help us glean any hint of what’s to come in the present of the story.
Today the average volume of encrypted internet traffic finally surpassed the average volume of unencrypted traffic, according to Mozilla, the company behind the popular Firefox web browser. That means when you visit a website, you’re now more likely than not to see a little green lock right next to its address. That little lock indicates that the page you visited came to you via HTTPS, the web’s secure protocol, rather than plain old HTTP. Mozilla’s estimate represents a two-week running average, so the figure could still slide around over the next few days. But this milestone is a still a big deal.
Sprint, majority-owned by Japan’s SoftBank, said it expected operating income for the year ending March 2017 to be $1 billion-$1.5 billion, a big rise from the $310 million in operating income it posted for the year ended March 31.
For almost three years, Harry Potter books have topped both best-seller lists and the American Library Association’s list of challenged and banned books.
Grant Neufeld, director of the Activist Network, and host of the g8activist.ca site, said that he’s sure at least some people searching for his site ended up at the other site by accident. Considering that he estimates his traffic peaking at around 10,000 hits an hour in late June, before the G8 meeting, those accidents could amount to significant traffic.
The blast of cannon fire is unnerving—a martial deviation from an otherwise celebratory medley of passion, pride, tradition, and unbridled youth. Tiny cheerleaders tumble in synchronicity through the 90-degree heat and into the arms of muscular counterparts. The unintelligible sound of synchronized voices exits the wide end of megaphones—the noises blending with and lost among the 81,500 voices in the arena. Here, on the western end zone of Clemson University’s Death Valley Memorial Stadium, the explosion commences what is known as “The Most Exciting 25 Seconds in College Football”—when the reigning NCAA College Football Champion Clemson Tigers run from the top of a hill that sits above the field onto the end zone. The game is about to begin. The team is going to win. I close my eyes and see nothing but orange.
It wouldn’t be the first inadvertent error on Kryptos. In 2006, Sanborn realized the sculpture contained an unintentional error, a missing x that he mistakenly deleted from the end of a line in section two, a section that was already solved.