“If we could get deals with the rights holders, we could skip right past the YouTube phase of user-generated content and focus on the high end stuff first,” he says. “Then we could add UGC later.”
In a comment on Pandora’s blog post Tuesday announcing the confirmation, one user, Tony, expressed a sense of betrayal and said he was quitting the service.
Petabytes, mainframes, tier-four data, the cloud; it’s not just technological mumbo-jumbo but the science behind getting your packages delivered on time.
It’s possible that listening to non-computer scientists will slow the Silicon Valley machine: Diverse worldviews can produce argument. But slowing down in places where reasonable people can disagree is a good thing. In an era where even elections are won and lost on digital battlefields, tech companies need to move less fast and break fewer things.
For Bajo Ulloa, Internet film represents the definitive democratization of audiovisual culture. “Anybody can make his own movie, and the public accepts any level of quality,” he said. “The dictatorship of complex light works, astounding special effects and expensive settings that discouraged so many would-be directors will disappear.”
The Sony (SNE) and Microsoft (MSFT) video-game consoles have controllers that rumble and vibrate in conjunction with certain events, like explosions, in some of their video games.
In addition to video analysis, Coached pros advise players on drills they can do to further improve their skills. Coached has added instructional videos that can be purchased for $4.99 each and streamed through the app. The lessons cover hitting, pitching and fielding. Vizquel, a former shortstop who won 11 Gold Glove awards during a 24-year career, recently made several fielding videos.
Ekeland bristles if anyone claims he got weev off on a technicality. “That’s what the government said, ‘This is a technicality and a joke,’ and the Third Circuit said, ‘No, it’s not. It’s a substantial constitutional right.’”
Brian Fitzpatrick: Even before I joined Google, I heard (CEO) Eric Schmidt speak. And one of the things I heard him say time and time again is, “we don’t lock our users in.” If they wish to leave, they are free to do so, and they can take their data with them. After I started, the one thing I kept hearing over and over again from the team was that we focus on our users first, and everything else follows that principle.
(By Costas Pitas; Additional reporting by Michael Holden, Kylie MacLellan, James Davey, Elizaabeth O’Leary and Elaine Hardcastle; editing by Guy Faulconbridge/David Clarke)
Previously, for example, teaching students about inner ear anatomy meant carving up a corpse’s ear. Calgary’s new VR system allows researchers to simulate and study an ear without ever touching a human body.
But even so, it’s important to understand which aspect of the crime will be adopted by copycats. Splash-and-grab crimes have nothing to do with convenience stores; copycats can target any store where hot coffee is easily available and there is only one clerk on duty. And the tactic doesn’t necessarily need coffee; one copycat used bleach. The new idea is to throw something painful and damaging in a clerk’s face, grab the valuables and run.
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It looks like one of those video-sharing sites that’s not GooTube. It even ends in “.tv”, the way the cool sites do now. An embedded video window beckons you to click Play.
If you’d like to hear more about Kids Need to Read and Fillion’s involvement with it, please check out the interview I did with him and the organization’s other co-founder PJ Haarsma back in January.
Banks see this a little differently. They realize the world is changing. And thanks in part to Yodlee, they’re moving into the digital world too. They may even say they can tackle the brave new financial world without the help of outside innovators. Brian Pearce, head of retail mobile banking at Wells Fargo, points out that the company has been offering cutting-edge banking services since it rolled out an app for the Palm VII back in 2001. But, as you’d expect, the banks also believe the local branch is here is to stay.
A new class of “feed readers” have ditched RSS and built their own content scrapers. The ever-popular Instapaper—the adblocker it’s okay to like!—is a scraper: a reader views a story in their web browser (along with ads and other web chrome); clicks “Read Later”; Instapaper uses some sorting magic to figure out what part of the already-downloaded HTML is content and which is cruft.
*(Update 10:30 p.m. EST 1/30: *Al Jazeera Says its Cairo Bureau Has Been Shuttered By Egyptian Authorities)
I contacted Facebook about Shende’s story. A rep softened the “internet journey” phrasing to a subtler one of lowering barriers to the internet overall: “The goal of Free Basics is to bring down the affordability and awareness barriers that are preventing people from accessing online services, particularly people who are new to the internet or beginners (not necessarily first-time users)… For instance, they could have used it once but couldn’t afford to buy another data plan, or tried it but didn’t know what services to use, so they didn’t keep going back. So Free Basics focuses on making it more affordable for people to use data (by offering it for free), and awareness (giving people access to services that they might not have known about.).”
The authorities subpoenaed RateMyCop and Brayshaw’s internet service provider to learn his identity, then booked him under the Florida law – a misdemeanor carrying up to a year in jail. The case was later dismissed against Brayshaw for procedural reasons, but he sued, claiming the statute chills his speech.
“The key is to keep finding new ways to engage people with your content by being playful with the creative and ruthless with the testing.” – Joe Rospars “My blog post played a very large role in the success of my project,” Caldwell says. “My takeaway is that words and ideas actually matter.”