According to TechCrunch it is due to DDoS attacks on MtGox and BitStamp to force the prices down and causing people to sell. The attackers sell their btc first at the high price, DDoS to cause the price to drop and re-buy and wait for prices to go back up.
It could also be due to the recent class action lawsuit by investors about misleading claims he made about RT.
Or it could be Ballmer's stack ranking system that has killed morale amongst employees, if it hasn't outright fired them?
There's been a lot Ballmer has done wrong, more than he's done right, and it's time for new leadership.
They just deliberately locked out Netflix for 10 years.
The CEO thinks this whole 'internet media' concept is just a passing fad. He's never going to get more friendly with content distribution unless he's fired.
This actually happened ages ago! EA bought Popcap for 750m back in July The worst part about this?.....Popcap games through Origin.
You can try your luck at Stolen Camera Finder and GadgetTrak Serial Search.
These sites help find stolen cameras by searching photos on sites like 500px and Flickr for recent shots using your camera's serial number. If and when you locate it, you will have to work with local authorities to track your gear.
It's a long shot, but it will probably work better than just asking reddit. Best of luck.
PS: You can read more about how a guy recovered his gear in this story
Here's a good start. The icanhazcheezburger network has 1000 domains ready to transfer out.
4chan photoshopped this tweet “Pop Star Justin Bieber was diagnosed with cancer earlier this morning. Bieber fans are shaving their heads to show their support.” and made it look like it was posted by Entertainment Weekly.
Just so you know, dogfooding isn't just a microsoft term. It is also used in other companies, like facebook. (where they decided to be funny with it by calling it droidfooding, but the picture makes clear that it is referring to dogfood)
Oil - $35.05 vs $87.52 / Solar - $4 per watt vs $0.74 per watt
What cost $1 in 2000 would cost $1.25 in 2010
The average American (median) in 2003 made $53,500 and in 2013 made $48,111.97 adjusted for inflation
2003 GDP 9.898 Trillion Debt 5.674 Trillion
2013 GDP 14.41 Trillion Debt 13.561 Trillion
GDP 2003 1.198 Trillion 2013 5.930 Trillion
I think the biggest change was the expansion of the internet and its integration into society. Every two days now we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003
Well they did spend $3.4 Billion on R&D last year. It's not as much as Google or Microsoft but they're still top 20 in the world for R&D. They just make that much money that it looks small.
And apparently according to this TechCrunch article the Boston office was close to launching a new game but Zynga wanted to keep only current game employees on the payroll.
Am I wrong in thinking that the successful way to run a mobile gaming company like Zynga is to constantly roll out new games, not just content? In the society we live in people get bored with their games pretty fast and the turn around for a new one is relatively quick. Wouldn't it seem to the the more logical choice to keep launch a new project?
Well they need something to get people back to their site after the redesign
Google is currently paying the company that runs ABP to show by default some non-intrusive advertisement (This can be disabled in the options).
Here's the NYT article.
After Top Gear pulled the exact same bullshit, I would have guessed NYT would have been smart enough to do their research and figure out that Tesla keeps logs on press cars. NYT is really losing credibility on 2 levels.
edit: relevant article^found ^on ^reddit
This is pure insanity, lobbyist messing things up.
I want the IRS to send me what they think my taxes should be and I provide corrections or other info the IRS would not know.
Screw you Turbotax
Except it wasn't Google that gave the info and there was no spying. The employer informed the cops because this idiot was searching this on a work computer.
Microsoft have categorically denied signing up to PRISM.
“We provide customer data only when we receive a legally binding order or subpoena to do so, and never on a voluntary basis. In addition we only ever comply with orders for requests about specific accounts or identifiers. If the government has a broader voluntary national security program to gather customer data we don’t participate in it.”
When Netflix released their financials a week or two ago, they said specifically that they were going to become more specific about what content they pursue. They aren't going to target content that has a very short lifespan such as The Daily Show. Instead they're going to target content like Breaking Bad that stays relevant much longer.
As for their deal with Viacom, they said they would let the current deal (where they buy a license to everything for a set price) expire, and work on a new deal where they are only buying a license for specific titles.
This should allow them to use the data they have on their customers' viewing habits, and make their licensing money go further.
Regarding the Warner Archive Instant, I think if you go look at the titles available there you will agree that they aren't worth $10/month, and that this isn't much of a loss for Netflix. I expect Warner's in-house streaming experiment to be a failure.
EDIT: This is the article I was referencing about Netflix's future licensing strategy being focused on quality over quantity and content with a longer lifespan.
Though nowadays Women watch more tv than men, it's a fact, So tv networks gear their content for women ( "make the men look dumb" etc...) because their biggest audience is women.
Edit: asking for source, that was something i learned from a professor so who knows if its true, but i did find an article that confirms my statement, if you trust techcrunch's sources.
"Nielsen’s research indicates that although women spend almost 40 minutes more than men every day watching straight television — 4 hours, 11 minutes for women; 3 hours 34 minutes for men"
Maybe his dad was just exaggerating his accomplishments or misunderstood what he actually does for a living? I know I have a cousin that my mom and other family members always described as being a brilliant programmer working for Google. Turns out she just did freelance SEO for websites.
Edit: Confirmed one hour ago by Oculus Rift that he was a founding member.
Fun story about the Zune:
Microsoft really puts a lot of resources into its internship program; the idea being that even if you don't work for Microsoft afterwards, you'll have a positive opinion of them - and if you're the sort of person who gets accepted into a Microsoft internship, you're probably the sort of person whose opinions will eventually be respected maybe.
So, one year, all of the interns were called to a mystery meeting. All sorts of important people talked at them, and then at the end everyone won ~~bees~~ a Zune. Great, right? Granted, it was the old model Zune, so MSFT was clearly just emptying out their back stock, but still! This was something that would keep on reminding the interns of what a great time they had working for Microsoft, and what an amazing company they are.
But then, disaster struck. See, the thing is, time and date calculations are hard. There's so many different things you need to account for. And it turns out, those Zunes carried a bug - on the last day of the next leap year, they would all lock up and become unusable.
And so, those tokens of a great internship a few years past suddenly turned into a huge reminder: Microsoft loves half-assing things. Their eventual excuse ended up being "it's not our fault, someone else wrote that code" which is a great statement of quality, guys.
It's okay though, because honestly most of those interns had probably moved on to the iPod Touch at that point.
Yeah, he was a tenured professor at the University of Toronto who explores how the body and technology work together. The glasses were permanently attached to his skull - he calls himself a cyborg - so they actually couldn't be ripped or punched off. He invented the technology and carries a letter from his doctor to explain it to people if they get uncomfortable, but the McDonalds employees didn't care.
Android based home automation, this has already been announced but hasn't really been seen since 2011. Supposedly a device called Project Tungsten would be the central device interfacing Android devices in your home.
These devices could be anything from thermostat, security systems, washer/dryer, oven, sound systems, clocks, etc. The only thing that has been announced is the most basic and easy thing, lightbulbs.
Networking through the power lines in your home is a real technology so you wouldn't even have to have Ethernet cables or Wi-Fi in every device. A light bulb would just be a light bulb with a power line networking component that would connect to a central server.
Now imagine this, you're on your way home, Google Now knows this so it adjusts the temperature in your home to your preferred level during that time of day so that it's ready when you get home. As you pull up to your house if it's dark out your lights will turn on, your garage door can open, TV/music turned on as you enter your home, etc. If you even have motion sensors detect something in your house Google Now can give you a real time video feed of what's going on.
Now it might not be quite that good, but there is evidence of [email protected] in Google Now in a recent apk teardown at Android Police. At the least I expect light bulbs and thermostats. Hopefully Google has it at Google I/O.
I definitely agree, these would make horrible storage devices. We actually went out of our way to make sure the drives were 128 MB, and this was not an easy feat considering it's not 1996! But the goal of these tapes is to mimic the original mixtape by forcing the maker to really think about each song that goes on it. Giving someone you care about 15 or so hand selected songs means a lot more than dumping 20 GB of music onto a flash drive for them.
Edit: Holy cow! I invited a girl over to watch a movie last night and she didn't respond to my text so I put this post up instead. I was not expecting this response. Whether you absolutely hate this or love it, we really appreciate your input. I've read through every single post here and it's really nice to hear candid comments and suggestions!
And holy crap, we're on TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/23/milktape-15-for-128mb-usb-drive-disguised-as-a-cassette-tape/
Yikes, I did NOT notice that, thank you for pointing it out! Feb 18, 2009.
In fact, it looks like this thing went on to be a bit of an issue:
Class action filed alleging Yelp is extorting people with their reviews
Ultimately dismissed though
Microsoft's head of PR has posted a response (actually to the TechCrunch article about this article).
"We do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone. [...] Folks who want porn can buy and [sic] Android phone."
^ (Has a small article worth looking at; it's on a flexible e-reader plus solar panel, all integrated, and in less than a couple millimeters... go science)
I think the reason for this acquisition is that Google currently has Google Talk, Google Voice, Google + Messenger on Android, Google + Chat on the web (yes, those last two are separate and incompatible services), Messaging (for SMS/MMS) on Android and they previously had Buzz.
Basically, Google's messaging services are a mess. They recently acquired Meebo and there are rumours that google will release a unified messaging service called babble or babel, sort of like their answer to iMessage that will clean up this mess.
The acquisition of WhatsApp would line up with all this as they're apparently looking for talent, because they know they're no good at it themselves. One of Android's top men was quoted a long time ago apologising for the state of their messaging affair, admitting that they'd screwed up and that they're looking into fixing it in the long run. This looks like it's happening nowish, with Google I/O 2013 just around the corner in May.
Andy Rubin said this back in 2010
>Our product cycle is now, basically twice a year, and it will probably end up being once a year when things start settling down
Why is it hard to do your taxes?
Edit: Oh OK... I just found out that USA taxes do not work like in the rest of the world.
Sorry to break up the party, but this story is based on a sample size of 10 businesses. 10 businesses that aren't necessarily representative of the typical distribution of deal types.
But I think we all share the intuition that if something sounds too good to be true, it is. And with Groupon's financial reporting being shady at best, we're all just waiting for their bubble to burst. Until then, we can chuckle at Groupon's expected IPO price value being below Google's acquisition offer.
This was Twitter's response to the suspension as posted on Techcrunch.
> Today we suspended several applications, including UberTwitter, twidroyd and UberCurrent, which have violated Twitter policies and trademarks in a variety of ways. These violations include, but aren’t limited to, a privacy issue with private Direct Messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing the content of users’ Tweets in order to make money.
> UberTwitter will change its name to UberSocial. The privacy issues are related to handling Tweets longer than 140 characters. And the monetization issue, Gross believes, has to do with Twitter’s belief that UberMedia is using affiliate links, which he says it is not.
Look at ModerateLiberal's history: one day old account with three links from the same website and zero comments. Same with these fine users: DragonMachida, SternFan19, GunsPeople, BillPain, and (most heinous example, though his account is 15 days old), PauNash.
Seems awfully sleazy. I wouldn't object if they made an account that made it obvious they're affiliated with the site and made neutral titles not pretending to be actual users, but the way they are pretending to be real members of the community pisses me off.
TL;DR: You've all been bamboozled.
Looking over this site a bit more, it seems appallingly bad. They claim to be a site where experts debate controversial topics, which sounds like a great idea, but every story I can see is just sensationalized tabloid material appealing to some biased audience. The difference is that by claiming to present Opposing Views, they can appeal to both biased conservatives and biased liberals. Even the stories that aren't just appealing to some political minority and are decently written have no debate in sight, just one article written by one person. Then they share their stories on parts of the Internet where they'll get exposure, posing as members of the community. Truly bizarre.
EDIT: Apparently, this is what the site started out as. It looks nothing like that now in either content or design. How did such an interesting site turn into a tabloid? Weird.
I think I'm done, myself. It's not like the admins will care about a few people getting fed up with the rampant misogyny considering that's what drives countless teenage boys and man-children to the site, but I wonder if they are even bothered by just how hateful reddit is to women and minorities. Do they even care? Are they pushing it all to the back of their minds and replacing it with a big image of all their pageviews? Are they excusing it because once a year everyone donates a little bit of money to the exact type of person they hate the other 364 days?
Fuck. I just can't stand this place. And the sad thing is they're gonna make a bunch of money off it. They're making money off of bullying and harassment and shit.
Has 1,000 domains. Threatened to move them but hasn't as of yet. If contacted, I'm sure Ben would move his 1,000 domains, since he's aleady threatened to.
If someone wants to make a post about this I'm sure it'd get to the top and maybe those 1,000 domains would be moved. That would definitely help the cause !
That was an awesome gag. I love how AD was never afraid to break the 4th wall in this way.
The best part: in the final episode, the last flashback's watermark says something like: "trial period ended - please purchase full version".
RIM Jobs used to be the website you used to apply for a career at Research In Motion, long after they became Blackberry.
In reference to the "Pressure cooker" and "backpack" story:
So much misinformation in this thread. $4 CPC certainly does exist,
in fact for many search terms it's even higher. If you can find a search term that's just $4 per 1000 clicks from google, I'd love to see it. Best of luck.
Might have to do with the new "Not for non-existing product" orientation taken by Kickstarter
Edit : Actually : "Kickstarter rejected the project on the grounds it’s a home improvement project". Source
Not only is it impossible to find friends on this social media app, but the sync is always off on android videos and up until recently, the videos were verified client-side.
They definitely made a huge mistake releasing it like this because tons of android users were ready to have fun with this app, but since they released it prematurely they probably lost a lot of the possible users in the process.
Between this cache discovery and the rickroll thing(edit: the link above), I'm starting to think the software team is like 1-3 interns.
>Samsung’s argument is that the iPhone 4S infringes three patents it holds, all concerned with 3G wireless technology and the transmission of mobile data. However, the patents in question are standard essentials patents, which means the technology they cover is a necessity industry-wide, rather than a specific brand innovation.
Unlike a rectangle with a screen that you touch to make it do stuff...
> Can a major site do it already
Tumblr did it awhile back, and also included a wonderfully laid out guide to help people contract their local representatives about the issue.
Further Reading for the interested:
And let's not forget the whole Sarah Silverman debacle either
TED is absolutely an elitist organization never forget this.
>"Facebook uses an algorithm called Edgerank, to rank your friends by how much you interact with them, in order to give you better search results and filter your newsfeed. The link appears to reveal one part of Facebook's EdgeRank."
>If you have an Object in the News Feed (say, a status update), whenever another user interacts with that Object they’re creating what Facebook calls an Edge, which includes actions like tags and comments.
>Each Edge has three components important to Facebook’s algorithm:
>* First, there’s an affinity score between the viewing user and the item’s creator — if you send your friend a lot of Facebook messages and check their profile often, then you’ll have a higher affinity score for that user than you would, say, an old acquaintance you haven’t spoken to in years.
>* Second, there’s a weight given to each type of Edge. A comment probably has more importance than a Like, for example.
>* And finally there’s the most obvious factor — time. The older an Edge is, the less important it becomes.
In short, this is a ranking of your "closest" friends based on your social interactions with those people. Factors which influence this rating includes how often/likely you both are to see each other's status updates, comment on each other's updates/walls/photos/etc, communicate with each other via messages, how long you have been friends, and (probably) how many friends you share in common.
This is NOT a list of people who are "stalking" you. The weights applied to these people are derived from your mutual interactions with each other.
Don't get sued! http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/19/teevox/
Edit: Ok, apparently jakefrink is also the founder of Teevox, an MIT startup company that developed a remote control app for the iphone, so this explains why he is able to use the name.
This is the same guy who was assaulted by a couple of employees in a McDonald's in Paris last year for wearing those glasses.
He's heavily involved in the tech startup scene, and the best-known startup program Y Combinator just banned SOPA-supporting companies from Demo Day
This is like if the Pac-12 banned certain NFL teams from scouting any of their players.
It's also huge in a relative sense because Paul Graham is not known for taking a principled stand against anything that might get in the way of his startups making a buck, even throwing a hissy fit when people on his own site called for a boycott of one of his startups for partnering with Monsanto, the #1 Google result for most evil company on the planet.
Hmm, that made me suddenly realize that SOPA would get in the way of his startups making a buck MORE than missing out on a possible acquisition with one of the pro-SOPA companies. SOPA might strangle them all in the crib.
Nevermind, it still has nothing to do with principle.
Really? Online businesses are really fickle. Did you know people actually invested in a flashlight app for the iPhone? It's gonna be a free feature with the next iOS, so that market is gone.
Never place all your eggs in one basket. Especially if that basket is online. It can topple any second.
We're not watching it. In fact, overall TV viewership has been in steady decline for a decade
You can blame the internet, but you can also blame TV becoming terrible. I didn't stop watching TV because I had the internet. I stopped watching TV because I was so fucking sick of TV.
why would you link to a page that has a link to the article? why not link to the article itself?
The article itself is a pretty good read.
This is really quite simple. Read this article indicating the current reddit valuation of $400 million.
Now pay especially close attention to this paragraph:
>Earlier this year, Reddit brought on a new CEO, Yishan Wong, to take control. A former director of engineering at Facebook, Wong reiterated at the time that Reddit has established a new board (which includes co-founder Alexis Ohanian) and was revamping its capital structure to allow the company “to manage its own finances and operations, including the ability to provide competitive equity compensation to its employees, which [it hasn't] been able to do in the past.”
So if you're an admin trying to finally get a piece of equity in reddit, you're not taking any chances with a bunch of porn addicts mucking around and risking another scandal like r/jailbait.
Lightning works at USB 2.0 speeds and it is based on USB.
Lightning is just a proprietary thing that mostly gives Apple a way to squeeze money out other hardware vendors who want to integrate with the iPhone.
It's an abomination in terms of consumer value is what it is. Guy Kawasaki, Apple's previous tech evangelist, called it pure arrogance.
Zynge CEO: "I did every horrible thing in the book just to get revenues"
They are also a terrible company with horrible customer support. There was another story about a woman whose son bought $1,400 or so worth of FV crap with her credit card and when she contacted the company they refused to refund any of it. Not saying it isn't also partly the woman's fault but that's pretty shitty.
EDIT: And here's the better one I was looking for before I had to catch a bus. Discusses more of the actual details of Megabox and Megakey.
No, they actually used the inverse (allowing only TechCrunch to see a particular feature) to prank 'em hard.
> Due to an error on the part of The OutCast Agency, Facebook’s PR agency, this article originally stated incorrectly that HHVM provided a ”90 percent reduction in memory cost” over Facebook’s existing HipHop interpreter. The agency sent us this incorrect information based on an early unpublished draft of Facebook’s post on HHVM that was later corrected by Facebook’s engineers.
To give you an idea at how big this company is it's the third largest internet company after Google and Amazon.
They own a instant messenger with 748 million active accounts, Riot Games (League of Legends), and the largest Social Networking Site in China
> $2.02 for the "overscroll bounce" (or "rubber-banding") '318 patent
> $3.10 for the "scrolling API" '915 patent
> $2.02 for the "tap to zoom and navigate" '163 patent
Worse than software patents. For just these three they want $7.14 per phone.
And of course if it were not for patent protection nobody would have put the millions of dollars of research needed to develop something as groundbreaking as "Overscroll bounce".
Boy I sure am glad Apple is being protected for this wondrous invention that nobody else could have come up with themselves without a massive research department!
Apple truly deserves $1.4 million dollars a day for this amazing invention!
I am sorry patents are badly broken when things like this happen.
Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal who predicted the dot-com AND the recent housing bubble, argues that this is in fact the next bubble to burst:
> Google sat on their data and came out with it just before a big search conference with important people in tech.
A small search conference, sponsored by Bing.
> The links showing up on bing was an expected outcome, but Microsoft also uses many other sources to power Bing.
Except the Google experiment proves that in some cases, lacking any other source, Bing will serve a result determined solely by people clicking on Google results.
Put aside Google's allegation that this signal is also an influence on major queries. The fact that 20 people clicking on a Google result can insert complete gibberish into Bing suggests that this is an influential data source for them, and that lacking any other resource, Bing will peek at their neighbor's test. That seems unethical, to me.
> This is a PR stunt by Google.
I'm sure they considered the PR implications of this, but they sound legitimately pissed about this.
Consider that the moderator of that conference is the same guy that started this whole meme of Google being useless because of spam, and then he gets paid by Bing to moderate this conference panel. That seems off, but, okay. Let's see what they say.
The moderator calls Google a monopoly. The Bing guy insults the Google engineer personally (see ~16:20) and is kind of a jerk. The moderator tries to change the topic and interrupts the Google engineer a few times.
The whole response from microsoft smells funny. "attack", "click fraud", "spy-novelesque stunt"? These are not words that should be used to describe Google engineers clicking on Google results because they happen to be using IE8.
>"triple camera sensor thing"
lol. i'll take that to mean something like the nokia pureview and htc ultrapixel tech. would be a shame to see 8/16gb again though. at least give us the option for 32 and 64.
and a note to androidandme, this is how you do a rumor. most of the rumor needs to be believable
edit: techcrunch mentions this: "Google and Nikon have worked together in the past, including on the Nikon Coolpix S800c, which features an Android-based firmware. Google also acquired Nik software last year, makers of Snapseed, and a company Nikon had previously made a sizable investment in."
Jesus that blog is terrible.
Not a big fan of many of the sites that follow, but these all have better written articles on this:
So this is interesting, really. I think anybody who puts out free or low cost software can appreciate the economic pressures out there, and the temptation to grab whatever passive cash streams you can.
On the other hand, part of the drive towards Open Source is the desire for privacy and security. Both on a personal and organizational level, in the case of governments and businesses. Muddying those waters probably isn't a good thing. Especially if the other major distros jump in on this.
So let me attempt to clarify your position...it's ok to not do business with GoDaddy as a form of protest, but refusing to allow them and their customers that support their bottom line to do business with you, or consume your content is over the line?
Based on the GoDaddy employee's IAMA moving domain registration isn't doing much damage to their bottom line. The social backlash and damage to their brand is probably what is doing the most damage.
I think YCombinator's Paul Graham has the right idea. If you are or are associated with an organization that supports draconian internet legislation, you will be shunned.
It's a lot easier to be passive about your company's support of something like SOPA when it doesn't impact your day. When every other website you visit throws a message in your face about it and denies you access, it's a lot harder to be passive.
Block SOPA and PIPA supporters from your websites, conferences, etc. Most of those employees who don't support the company's line on these issues, yet remain passive, may then get involved. It seems to me that such movements would have much more to gain from a tactic like this, than simply moving away a comparatively small amount of business.
People shouldn't read too much into this. After all, Woz camped out overnight to be first in line to pick up an iPhone 4S.
There's no 'switching camps' here. Woz is simply an engineer who loves cool technologies.
I read an essay in Time magazine several months ago, by a correspondent living in France, with a son in elementary school. She said she was surprised that her son was "discouraged" from going home for lunch. The school's attitude was basically, "why on Earth would you want to do this?". It was just something she wanted to do -- have lunch with her son.
So she wanted to visit the school, and again was discouraged. But she finally got her way, and was very impressed. The kids sat at tables and were served their lunch at the table.
Along with the nutritional lunch menu, the school also distributed a menu to parents suggesting food to serve at home to further balance the nutrition of the school lunch. It sounded impressive to me.
EDIT: Link to the essay, thanks to JrMint
EDIT: Oops, pasted the wrong link. Here's the link I meant to paste
EDIT: Here's a video associated with the Time story, but in greater depth.
God, that is one sexy tablet. Unfortunately, it comes with the expected Wacom price tag, this one being $1600 USD. Yeesh.
Something about your post made me thing of this:
Don't know if it's directly applicable to you, but I thought you might find some comfort in it.
They use a mixture of both. I can't find the post a year or two back made by Google about Arial vs Satellite view, but hopefully this article will suffice.
"Google Maps and Earth now features 17 cities and 112 countries and regions with high-resolution aerial and satellite imagery. In addition, 51 cities can now be viewed in a 45-degree mode including 37 cities in the US and 14 abroad"
Be positive, promote their competition.
That way you don't look like a sourpuss.
You want the public to forget the name "godaddy". Bad publicity is still publicity.
Visualise reddit with the front page full of publicity for these anti-SOPA companies.
1.6 times faster is 60%, but it is faster for a set of real-world Facebook-specific benchmarks.
also, looking at this article on techcrunch:
Microsoft sold 450 million copies of Windows 7, this means the solitary or minesweeper is more popular than (LoL + WoW) *2.
Riot, are you even trying?
Arrested Development has this running joke this season. Whenever they have a flashback to the first 3 seasons, you can see a watermark on the screen that says “SHOW STEALER PRO TRIAL VERSION” as if they had to download their own show using some shady software.
Holographic Interface, coined since Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
(Source: Articles such as this.)
Though, I wish it looked more like this by now (but not GB).
The domain changed owners in 2009. Now the website is basically a place for people to advertise. Kinda lame.
I recommend NameCheap since NetworkSolutions does the exact same with stealing domain names (or at least they did, haven't used them in years) - http://techcrunch.com/2008/01/10/network-solutions-using-questionable-tactic-to-sell-more-domain-names/
Only in the middle of last year did smartphone penetration reach 50% in the United States. So it isn't much of a stretch to assume most poor people in America don't have smartphones.
I think what everyone is ignoring is that yes, poor people will eventually get some of the benefits of technology. Cars have been with us for a century and still poor people in many places can't afford them. Disease is still rampant in many parts of the world, long after they've been in decline in the West.
We can not afford a century lag. Can you imagine the consequences of well off people living on powerful anti aging technologies for a century ahead of everyone else?
I knew Google bought PittPatt (a company that specialized in facial recognition software) back in 2011, but it makes me smile thinking about the employee (or team of them) that adapted or developed the code for penis recognition.
BTW- When they bought PittPatt, Eric Schmidt said the company was "unlikely to employ facial recognition programs.”
Source: GOOG + Article
>After a regular review we have determined that your app interferes with or accesses another service or product in an unauthorized manner. This violates the provision of your agreement with Google referred to above.
That's what app developers are being told.
The section 4.4 seems to be a big catch-all for anything Google doesn't like.
Same way they did it in 2009? Better phrase in 2009, but you have to work with the letters you're given, I guess.
I loved how, after that débacle, Time said they had discounted the fraudulent votes. Seems that they haven't yet quite managed to outwit the teenagers, even though they have practise now ;)
Wow, this story is from 2009, I wrote it up here:
It's possible that these people were inspired by this more recent news:
And, to answer an earlier commenter, the researchers used a fresnel lens system (not many details) to put the LED into focus on the eye. I had similar concerns but naturally it's just one of the engineering challenges. (edit: formatting)
Forget about android for a second. I've had a "control panel" for almost four years now. SBSettings has been "bug free" on iOS for four years. Why did it take so long for Apple to include themselves? When someone made a new version of notifications and released it for jailbreak, what did Apple do? They hired the guy.
unfortunately you are wrong.
>Google was once satisfied to have its satellite products, like Maps, drive goodwill among startups and create new exposure to their users. But now we’ve heard Google’s new plan is to make these products self-sufficient. It’s begun charging high-volume users of its Maps APIs. Companies like Foursquare and Apple are balking at the price hike and looking to strategically reduce reliance on Google, so they’re switching to OpenStreetMap.
>The Google Maps API used to be free, as it was trying to gain popularity and displace MapQuest and Yahoo. At the beginning of March it began charging anyone pulling over 25,000 page loads a day $4, $8, or $10 per additional 1,000 loads, and also now offers Premier Tier.
>At $250 it would have crushed $199 market.
I don't understand this. If you already prefer apple, that might be true. But there are plenty of users who aren't invested in anything right now.
You have to understand that you're talking about people who'd purchase a kindle fire over a nexus 7 at the same price simply because it's easier to access their amazon content on the fire. Anyone with the slightest tech inclination can tell you that the nexus 7 is the clear choice.
The Nexus 7 is not a clearly inferior device like so many in this subreddit seem to assume. It is making an impact on plenty of reviewers. A similarly featured tablet does not get "crushed" by a product that costs $50 more.
I think apple is going to continue to lose market share with this - primarily because of the price, but also because they aren't treating android like an actual competitor.
Remember when the admins introduced vote-count hiding, and everyone threw a fit and said 'don't be silly that doesn't happen you're just abusing your powers I want my karmas!'?
They were wrong
>MIT’s Sinan Aral, found that he could experimentally boost the popularity of articles 32 percent on a news aggregator, like Reddit.com, by posting them with an initial few likes.
>Indeed, Internet users are so systematically optimistic that they tended to reverse the articles with initial negative ratings. Thus, while the Internet tends to exaggerate positively valued stories, the same bias does not afflict negatively valued stories.
Start a trend and it'll follow, but reddit is built to spawn hiveminds and circlejerks.
Here's a comment on TechCrunch where somebody alleges to be the guy who did the entire thing. Looks fairly legit:
It's weird, I remember reading this a few years ago: http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/02/the-amazing-readability-of-google-maps/
The original post from the 41Latitude blog isn't online anymore but I just remember it was a pretty in-depth post about how much Google put into the labeling and everything. The new Maps is a lot cleaner and better designed, but I'm not crazy about the color scheme. There's not a lot of contrast and it seems harder to read (but who knows, I might just have to get used to it).
They probably have been inundated with Groupon customers, and even the people who would have shopped with them anyway may have bought a groupon. Most companies don't have enough profit margin to sell their service for $0.25 on the dollar to every customer and still be able to stay in business. I'm sure that they were hurting from the groupon customers, so they tried to spread them out enough that they could at least pay for gas.
Groupon is a terrible tool for turning bargain shoppers into real customers because the people who use groupon users aren't looking for new vendors, they are looking for bargains.
tl,dr; their first mistake was getting mixed up with groupon in the first place.
GROUPON ON TECHCRUNCH
Yes and those people are not the Minister of Commerce responsible for the 3 strikes copyright infringement law.
I expect law makers who are regulating the internet to know basic information about the internet, like what the largest single source of traffic in the USA is. Especially as the largest single source of traffic in the USA is legal downloads of movies.
You've read this story right?
> then Shaq twittered:
> I feel twitterers around me, r there any twitterers in 5 n diner wit me, say somethin
> The Force is strong with this one! Long story short, they sat down with Shaq, had some pictures taken, and found out that Mr. O’Neal was a great guy with a genuine interest in gadgetry.
> “Of course” he said, “Pull up a seat” The behemoth slid over and patted the booth next to him.
From Microsoft's response to this article:
> First, we take our commitments to our customers and to compliance with applicable law very seriously, so we provide customer data only in response to legal processes
Note that they refer to "legal processes" now instead of to "legally binding orders" or to "subpoenas" as they do in their previous denial of any knowledge of PRISM:
> We provide customer data only when we receive a legally binding order or subpoena to do so, and never on a voluntary basis. In addition we only ever comply with orders for requests about specific accounts or identifiers. If the government has a broader voluntary national security program to gather customer data we don’t participate in it.
So they were lying then. Are they lying now?
They've (Intuit) actually lobbied congress to keep the tax forms complex. Fuck them. Link from a dude further down.
First off, I it's not like Android is lagging behind Apple. Android has a market share of 64% worldwide as of last month.
Second, people like that iPhone is (and has been) a unified, streamlined experience. As far as the stock features go, there's one app for each task, and most of them work flawlessly and sync up with companion applications for Mac OS X.
Apple also has a lot of momentum because when the iPhone came out in 2007, it truly was revolutionary. Not in the sense that it had a specific feature that no other phone had, but rather that it managed to take the features of previous attempts at smartphones and wrap them into an awesome package. Pocket PCs, Treos, Blackberries and portable media players had done everything that the iPhone did years before: WiFi, cellular, large touchscreen, etc. But nobody had managed to put it all into a product that people actually wanted to use until the iPhone. So there are probably a lot of people out there who, if making the choice today, might choose Android over iPhone, but they're used to iOS and they've spent a lot of money on apps, plus they're satisfied, so they see no reason to switch.
I personally use an Android phone, but I think iPhones are pretty neat as well. Unfortunately, Apple's latest two efforts with the iPhones seem to be safe, incremental upgrades. On the hardware side of things, they're playing catch up with Android. In terms of software, I think Android has begun to catch up with Apple.
You know that Siri was an app available on all iPhones prior to Apple buying it and incorporating it into iOS?
Google pays for 85% of Firefox's revenue. Source
In a sense 70.1% of the browser market is funded by Google at a direct loss, but a net win because it allows better access to their services. Source
I'm really doubtful. There are just so many challenges to getting things right, to name a few:
Tracking and gestures is still a hard problem, just look at the Leap and Kinect which are great but often lose track or misinterpret. TC had a similar problem during their demo after just a few minutes and they weren't able to reacquire the hand. http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/09/meta-the-ar-glasses-that-aim-to-be-what-google-glass-is-not-go-up-for-pre-order/
Latency, this is a big one for any AR overlay attempt because we're pretty damn good at catching desyncs in our vision so anything that wants to do overlays has to be crazily responsive.
I'm not sure about the screen either it seems like they'd washout really easily but that might be mitigated since they're using projectors and bouncing the light to your eyes.