But AT&T wanted to add an additional toll, beyond what it already made from the internet. Shortly after that, a Verizon executive voiced agreement, hoping to end what he called tech companies’ “free lunch”. It turns out that around the same time, Comcast had begun secretly trialing services to block some of the web’s most popular applications that could pose a competitive threat to Comcast, such as BitTorrent.
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Melissa Wiley is thinking about snakes.
Working with NetLibrary, the Cal State system will lend e-books to an unrestricted number of borrowers at one time – a significant change in how subscription models generally work.
eBooks we’ll specifically discuss include Carl Zimmer’s anthology Brain Cuttings (see Steve Silberman’s interview of Carl about that); the iPad book The Elements, which most people love; some other eBooks we’re not so hot on; and my own embryonic plans for a killer ebook/app version of my The Orchid and the Dandelion when it comes out in two years.
Abril i Abril said the government would have reason to prohibit individuals from obtaining domain names if it could be proven that they were using them for commercial purposes. “The condition to obtain generic domain names would be that Letizia Ortiz owned a brand,” he said. “Or at least, as in the case of Julia Roberts, that it could be proved that her name has been commercially used, that is, that her name has commercial value.”
And until his goal is accomplished, it seems neither he nor his wife will be entirely free of his infatuation.
New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. plans to start charging readers for access to more than an as-yet-undetermined number of articles per month on NYTimes.com starting next year.
If this sounds a lot like software engineering, especially the open source variety, it’s because it is. There’s a version control system, the ability to check code in and out of the system, and a set of test suites that allow you check the performance of your part of the module in relation to the whole. By keeping the objects in software for as long as possible, you can treat them like software, with all of the speed and flexibility that this implies.
She says she agrees that selling prescription-only medicines without prescriptions is dangerous. But via her website, she does offer medicines that in New Zealand can be sold legally by pharmacists without prescriptions. The U.S. equivalents might require doctors’ visits and prescriptions.
And new tracking technologies are just around the corner: companies are building facial recognition technology into phones and cameras, technology to monitor your location is being embedded into vehicles, wireless “smart” meters that gauge the power usage of your home are being developed, and Google has developed Glass, tiny cameras embedded in eyeglasses that allow people to take photos and videos without lifting a finger.
The Intel Pocket Concert Audio Player has a car and stereo dock, and can store up to four hours of music with its 128 MB of memory. In the Walkman mold, the device can store up to 10 FM stations.
“Independently of the standard, it’s going to take a while until an ordinary Brazilian can have a DTV or even a digital encoder for analog TVs,” ANATEL Brazilian Communication Committee member Marcelo Alencar said. “They’ll be quite expensive for most of us.”
The for-profit university plans to teach online college-level and continuing education classes “that reflect conservative thinking and philosophies,” according to the website.
All of which leads me to believe that, impressive as McKinnon’s hacking skills may be, his information may be a bit suspect. He started from the point of believing that the US government was covering up UFOs. Therefore, a strange object on a satellite image is an alien spacecraft. When he finds a file marked ‘non-terrestrial officers,’ he assumes they must be spacemen. The names of ships not listed elsewhere must refer to a secret fleet spaceships.
Sure, we can instantly recall the most memorable marketeering slogans of our youth — “Where’s the beef?” “Mikey likes it,” “I’d like to buy the world a Coke” — but oh, how things have changed.
Though guilt-free, the official Mac TiVoToGo is not free, unlike its Windows-compatible sibling and unofficial siblings.
Microsoft’s plan to include numerous new features in Windows XP such as the firewall, which complete with stand-alone products made by others, has angered its competitors and raised questions among state regulators.