Over all, LinkedIn posted a profit of $8.6 million, or 6 cents a share in the quarter, compared with a year-earlier loss of $47.4 million, or 36 cents a share.
1) Wikipedia’s official theme song is “Hotel Wikipedia”
The Eagles’ 1976 hit Hotel California has been co-opted as the official theme song for Wikipedia, from a list of a number of songs described as W.O.R, or “Wikipedia-oriented rock”. A sample runs: “And in the dance of the pages / Editors sweat / Some change to remember / some change to forget.”
One is the new notification system – instead of a pop-up in the middle of the screen or at the top (“You need to install Flash!”), you see only a slim notification about as tall as your index finger slide up from the bottom of the screen.
Chris Rendell’s score tracking widget for Yahoo/Konfbulator 4 gives you real-time MLB.com score data for every game happening on any given day. Unlike Kevin’s Google gadget, you can’t go back in time to see yesterday’s scores, but you can view league standings in a separate pop-up window. There’s also a new version updated for Yahoo Widget Engine 4. MLB Ticker runs on Mac and Windows desktops.
“It’s an old joke, but when a man argues against two beautiful ladies like this, they are going to have the last word,” said Floyd, referring to Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee, counsel for Jane Roe.
After a dismal second quarter, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) bounced back in the third quarter. The streaming video service added 370,000 subscribers in the U.S. and 3.2 million international subscribers last quarter. Those numbers came in well above its initial outlook of 300,000 and 2 million for the U.S. and international, respectively, when management reported its second-quarter results.
This time last year, the Mississippi around St. Louis was 20 feet deeper because of heavy rain. In the spring of 2011, the Army Corps of Engineers blew up two miles of levees to save the town of Cairo, Illinois and Missouri farmland, and deliberately flood parts of rural Louisiana to make sure Baton Rouge and New Orleans stayed dry.
The most important innovators this law would affect are the cybersecurity professionals that protect the Internet. If you cared about things such as “national security” and “cyberterrorism”, then this should be your biggest fear. Because of our knowledge, we do innocent things that look to outsiders like “hacking”. Protecting computers often means attacking them. The more you crack down on hackers, the more of a chilling effect you create in our profession. This creates an open-door for nation-state hackers and the real cybercriminals.
There are other major policy questions that the tech industry and the government need to work together to answer, such as how can the government expand science and technology education to ensure the tech industry has access to the homegrown talent it needs? How can tech be a vehicle of job creation and not job replacement? And how can the tech industry comply with the needs of the intelligence community without violating users’ privacy?
Rita Katz, an expert on Islamic terror sites and director of the Washington, D.C.-based Search for International Terrorist Entities, believes a website that posts an execution should be taken out immediately. No matter what the implications are for free speech or other nation’s laws, she said.
“I didn’t enjoy being sued, he said. “I’ve always been an enthusiastic fan of Apple’s products. I was before they sued me, and I was after they sued me. That hasn’t changed.”
Apple never talks about unreleased products, a situation that has sparked a cottage industry of web sites trading in speculation about Apple’s future product plans.
SAN JOSE, California – Advances in technology and the further spread of pornography make COPA worth a second look, according to testimony given at hearings Thursday.
Not surprisingly, several TV companies are seeing this proposal as an all out declaration of war. On the front lines are the folks that put on the Consumer Electronics Show every year, members of the Consumer Electronics Association. They think they’ve done enough to self-regulate their industry, including setting up tougher energy criteria with the new Energy Star 3.0.
Others – including MP3Tunes – have tried a similar approach and faced resistance in the form of the usual copyright lawsuits from record labels, but MSpot says it has the labels’ blessings. That’s despite not paying them a dime in licensing costs for the service.
The publication of the list of domain disputes comes as Afilias faces fire from critics who say the registry made it too easy for applicants to lay claim to choice sites without proper trademarks.
“What interests me is trying to find descriptions of humanity in very large data sets, creating programs that tell us something about ourselves,” said Harris. “We set them free and they come back and tell us what we are like.” This theme can also be found in his latest work, Understanding Vorn.
Steve Jobs rallies the troops. Redwood City, California, 1988. Menuez: “Steve gives a rousing pep talk to his employees shortly before the launch of NeXT Computer, while also indulging in a short rant about revenge on Apple and John Sculley.” Photo: Doug Menuez/Contour by Getty Images/Stanford University Libraries
“We think the online music market is still a very growing, emerging market and there’s still a lot of learning to be done on what types of content, what types of features consumers will find enough value to pay for,” said Microsoft (MSFT) program manager Lisa Gurry.
Once you have the basics covered, it’s time to get to the finer points of competitive sports – online betting. It’s nice when your team wins, but it’s even nicer when your team earns you a bunch of your friends’ money. Is it legal? Not in the United States, so proceed at your own risk.
Since January 4, the currency has plunged roughly 40 percent according to CoinDesk. The recent volatility has sparked a renewed interest in Bitcoin and its future.
WIRED is about many things—technology, culture, business, science. But at its core, beneath it all, we have always been a journal of big ideas. We were founded on an idea, the notion that the digital revolution would fundamentally change the world. Over our 25 years of existence, we brought that idea to the world, championing its power and exploring its ramifications. Along the way, we shared hundreds of other explosive ideas: The long tail. Crowdsourcing. The network economy. The death of the web. And on and on. These mind grenades, as we refer to them (only half-jokingly), have startled and illuminated, provoked and challenged, and shaped how we think about the world—and how to make sense of its transformations.
“For a lot of people who have slow access it’s a very, very long report to download,” said Sue Collins, a member of the commission. “It makes it much more difficult for the information to be spread broadly. I clearly would like to see this have broader distribution.”
“Even if you employ a severe, drastic filter in your search engine, it will be a useless tool in three months because new porn sites will come up and your filter will not detect them.”
Following several exchanges with the Mobily employees, Marlinspike told the employee that he wasn’t interested in assisting them, on privacy grounds.
While Yahoo has handled the transition well, there’s much lost with the disappearance of Oates, according to the George Eastman House’s
“As we understand, the administrator of this website is acting on behalf of the group of recently-convicted individuals, in order to undermine the commercial potential of the feature film “Forget About It”… Gregory Conley is obviously engaging in fraud and acting as an imposter, which will result in the most serious legal ramifications for his actions.”
But Shafer said that Sprint PCS business customers do get such guarantees. He said the company recently announced service level agreements, or SLAs, promising business customers 99 percent wireless voice network availability, as well as less than 2 percent voice calls blocked, and less than 2 percent of calls dropped.
Young iPhone-touting 20 and 30-somethings, who schedule Uber rides to take them home from the bar and make all their purchases online are the target Tred customers. They are always running around, constantly connected and expect instant-gratification, the company reasons, so why not more of the same when it comes to buying a car? The startup is also appealing to young families who would rather do anything else but spend all Saturday at a car dealership, or who want to make sure all their kid’s gear can fit in the back of a new SUV.
Brian Moir, a Washington attorney who represents large telecom customers and supports the FCC’s proposal to extend the outage report rules, said phone carriers have always objected to the requirement and now are using national security as an excuse.
Stern fears an increase in advertising will take up precious space on YouTube’s home page, which lists featured videos.
Hushmail’s CTO Brian Smith deserves credit for his candor and his continued frank responses to THREAT LEVEL. I would like to stress that we are not reporting that Hushmail is a scam of any sort. We are simply reporting that the company can and does turn over emails when given a court order, regardless of which Hushmail flavor a person may use – something that the company did not clearly disclose to its customers.
The new data provides what NAS committee member Thorsten Markus called “a dramatic improvement” in what we can see. The previously off-limits sea ice data has a resolution of one meter. The previous scientific standard sea ice images from the Landsat program have a resolution of 15 meters.
I would rather snap a mousetrap inside my own asshole than take a meeting with Jody fucking Weis. 04:12:01 PM