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Now the Reddit braintrust, including Pao, are actively reaching out to the site’s members to address what they’ve described as a history of mistakes and poor communication. But they have an awfully long way to go.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is dismantling a secret weapon it used against local regulators who have been trying to curtail or shut down its ride-hailing service in some cities around the world.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned any unauthorized webcasts of Olympic events or other related audio and video products until 2008 in order to protect television broadcasters’ multi-million dollar rights deals.
NEXTWORK is an annual, interdisciplinary gathering of business leaders, technologists, futurists, economists and academics who will apply new thinking, to explore both the promise and peril of the Network’s future. NEXTWORK will include unprecedented contributions from both WIRED magazine and The Economist, the global authorities at the intersection of politics and business. NEXTWORK Conference is presented by Juniper Networks.
In another recent example, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced March 1 that he had appointed Jack Corrie to a high-level information technology position in the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.
One of the issues was a tracking technique that bypassed traditional cookies by storing unique identifiers in temporary documents that browsers use to speed website rendering. These so-called ETags acted just like cookies, even if users erased or blocked traditional cookies.
When Angelenos vote Nov. 5, they’ll be asked to decide whether or not to let the San Fernando Valley secede from the rest of Los Angeles. Secession would split L.A. in two, creating a new city of approximately 1.3 million people, with an annual budget over $1 billion.
I found these from a great site that summarizes a recent set of research cruises called the New Zealand American Submarine Ring of Fire 2005 (NZASRoF’05) Expedition. NOAA’s Ocean Explorer website about these cruises and associated submersible dives can be found here.
Instead, Spano asked the company in an e-mail to remove one of its software products – Adobe eBook Processor – from its website because the program could abet copyright infringement.
British government officials and intelligence chiefs have repeatedly highlighted the threat to critical infrastructure and the economy from cyberattacks. The National Cyber Security Centre said it had detected 188 “high-level” attacks in just three months.
“It requires a great bit of skill to create objects that will inspire people, and have utility to them, and that will print well,” he says. “It’s non-trivial. Here’s somebody who’s creating content of real value, and New Matter is providing an opportunity for him to monetize that. The campaign is really a call to action for those creators, as much as people who just want to print.”
Barger leads a relatively reclusive life, according to a profile in Feed, but his absence online was hard to miss.
– (Then she claimed TouchTunes had introduced the world’s firstdigital jukebox. I reviewed what I thought was the world’s firstinternet-connected jukebox back in March of 2000, when it was calledeCast. Update: A TouchTunes representative tells me that the company introduced theworld’s first digital-downloading pay-per-play commercial jukebox in1998 – before eCast.)
A former Wall Street consultant, Dutta quit his day job to commit full time to the bone marrow effort. He persuaded corporations across India to launch recruitment programs and convinced hospitals and pharmaceutical companies donate money and lab work.
They said Listen4ever.com offered for illegal download thousands of copyrighted songs from Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera and other popular artists. The lawsuit said some of the recordings had not yet been commercially released.
SumOfUs and Change.org co-sponsored a petition asking Apple to respond to allegations of Foxconn worker abuse, and to commit to developing “ethical” products. More than 250,000 people signed the petition, which was hand-delivered to Apple Stores across the globe on Thursday morning. A second petition, from Hong Kong group SACOM, takes last week’s protest one step further by outlining five specific areas in which Apple needs to improve, including ending the use of student workers and providing a living wage for factory employees.
With Pres. Barack Obama’s recent promise to rein in robotic attacks, the time is ripe to begin making sense of 12 years of drone warfare that has claimed thousands of lives. Begley’s API makes that vital self-reflection a whole lot easier.
(Another indication of how long ago this was: Unlike most game industry keynote speeches, Allard’s was not immediately uploaded to YouTube – because YouTube wouldn’t launch until one month later. The gaming website IGN uploaded the video in tiny low-res chunks.)
YouPorn’s no slouch either; it cracks the Alexa top 300, and serves a billion (with a b) video views every month.
Computer crackers were very busy last week, with reported attacks on Intel, The New York Times, Hewlett Packard, Compaq and Disney.
Many of those who had design skills, including Guzman, got to their computers because duty called, and then started calling friends for help. But others, such as Patargo, had built their networks based on years of critiquing an untransparent government. The platform on which Patargo worked included employees of 25 organizations, ranging from coding collectives to magazine writers. It won the assistance of Google. At a more personal level, the people who came to her aid as fact checkers included coworkers at the human rights group Artículo 19, as well as activists who had marched alongside her during the historic university protest #YoSoy132 in 2012, against reforms of the telecommunications laws in 2014, and in favor of the president’s self-impeachment in 2016.
BlackBerry recorded a large fiscal first-quarter loss on Thursday on a hefty asset-impairment charge, but results excluding items far outpaced analyst expectations amid improving sales in its software business.
“The Internet, like all media, is benefiting from a general economic turnaround that is making advertisers more optimistic,” said Steve Wadsworth, president of the Walt Disney Internet Group, whose network of sites includes ESPN.com, ABC.com and Disney Online. “But I also think the combination of people spending more and more time on the Internet, and more and more people getting broadband is driving this.”
We saw a similar assembly line firsthand during a trip to China. We actually first went to a painting studio in Yiwu, the town known for mass-producing Christmas decorations. The studio was a bare, concrete building. A painter with rows and rows of the same half-finished canvasses scooped up paint and went down the row. He painted an identical brushstroke on each painting, and then repeated the process. One brushstroke at a time, the paintings made their way toward completion.
My inner-carpenter wished I was capable of re-creating some amazing piece of furniture which could contain all the items, drawers specifically designed to fit certain rocks. It would be made from a log
I myself had felled with a chainsaw in our little bit of bush – a red box would be my choice.
The flipbook works as a straight animation, but works best when it’s shown as a riot of looping animations spread over the table, all showcasing Teixeira’s personal coat of arms.
Madonna does, nonetheless, have a trademark for the use of the name “Madonna” as a musician and performer. But because it’s a common name, she’ll have to prove to WIPO that Parisi registered madonna.com in bad faith – that he had no legitimate business interest in the domain and hoped only to profit from its association with Madonna the pop star.
“In a world where geography only makes the headlines when college students are (endlessly) discovered to be bad at it, these hardy souls somehow thrive. Some crisscross the map working an endless geographic checklist: visiting all 3,143 U.S. counties, for example, or all 936 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Some pore over million-dollar collections of the rarest maps of the past; others embrace the future by hunting real-world cartographic treasures like “geocaches” or “degree confluences” with GPS device in hand. Some even draw thousands of their own imaginary maps, lovingly detailing worlds that never were. Ken Jennings was a map nerd from a young age himself, you will not be surprised to learn, even sleeping with a bulky Hammond atlas at the side of his pillow, in lieu of the traditional Teddy bear. As he travels the nation meeting others of his tribe–map librarians, publishers, “roadgeeks,” pint-sized National Geographic Bee prodigies, the computer geniuses behind Google Maps and other geo-technologies–he comes to admire these geographic obsessives. Now that technology and geographic illiteracy are increasingly insulating us from the lay of the land around us, we are going to be needing these people more than ever. Mapheads are the ones who always know exactly where they are–and where everything else is as well.”
One last story. In Italy, tax fraud used to be a national hobby. (It may still be; I don’t know.) The government was tired of retail stores not reporting sales and not paying taxes, so a law was passed regulating the customers. Any customer having just purchased an item and stopped within a certain distance of a retail store, has to produce a receipt or face a fine. Just as in the “Your purchase free if you don’t get a receipt” story, the law turned the customers into tax inspectors. They demanded receipts from merchants, which in turn forced the merchants to create a paper audit trail for the purchase and pay the required tax.
Emusic acquired the Internet Underground Music Archive in June of 1999 with hopes of growing the site into a destination for, well, underground music. After a disappointing fourth quarter, Emusic (EMUS) decided not to renew its funding contract with IUMA.
For Microsoft, however, the apps in their current form are less about functionality, and more about, well, proof-of-concept: “This is just an example of a personalized Metro-style app that’s unlike what you have on any other platform,” Harris said.
For its part, Second Life’s publisher, Linden Lab, has since its inception told its members, who themselves create most of the metaverse’s content, that they do not have property rights to that content. But the company has been reviewing its terms of service and will likely make an announcement at the conference on the matter.
“This show has evolved or devolved into its essential self – a gathering of creative types who also just happen to love Apple computers,” said Fredrick Vontello, a graphics designer.
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