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.
For those who haven't read the paper, the researchers used Google trend data related to the search term "MySpace" or "Facebook" and applied this data to a modified formula that predicts the spread of disease within a population. Thus, the study is predicting the rise and fall of people searching for these social networks by name in Google and assuming that this is an accurate measure of use of those social media sites. They present no proof that people who search for a social network always are active users.
Firstly I think what makes more sense is as more people sign up to Facebook, the number of people searching for Facebook in Google decreases (people type in "f" in Chrome and jump straight there for example). Second an increasing number of users visit Facebook on mobile apps, which this study fails to acknowledge.
TLDR; This paper is predicting the rise and fall of Google search volumes related to Facebook while ignoring other ways to access the social network (apps, direct type etc) resulting in aggressive timeline predictions of Facebooks demise. The study does not use actual user data for its analysis.
EDIT Thanks for the gold kind stranger.
EDIT 2 Here is Facebooks response to the study
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
Referencing the Google Glass Policies:
> Don't use the camera or microphone to cross-reference and immediately present personal information identifying anyone other than the user, including use cases such as facial recognition and voice print. Glassware that do this will not be approved at this time.
Google will not endorse this Glassware app. It will need to be side loaded onto a Glass device. I believe Name Tag is trying to push against Google with this, but as it's Google's device and policy, they're not likely to go far. They're also offering an opt out option, however, that's a joke.
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.
I hate it when any company hogs patents on common user interactions and uses them against other companies. In the end, consumers are the ones who stand to lose out.
I remember being able to tap on any phone number on a web page and have the dialer pop up. But because Apple holds a patent to that, no Android phone can have that feature any more without paying money to Apple.
EDIT: Here's one article about the phone number recognition patent. See how ridiculous it is: http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/20/apple-takes-one-small-step-against-htc-one-giant-leap-against-android/
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).
This is a very hard problem even for someone with the resources of Google to solve. A starting point could be an improved feedback system upon extension removal like they just announced for ads.
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
I am not at all surprised by this article.
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.”
I feel the need to link to the dongle incident mentioned in the article.
Then they wonder why people say feminists can't take a joke.
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.
It's a warning really. Unexpected PDF files tend to get people infected thanks to the constant stream of vulnerabilities being found in adobe acrobat and the fact that people get tired of updating it constantly. Be extra careful now, as Adobe got recently hacked (no surprise) and the attackers made off with source code which is only going to make exploiting that shitty app easier.
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/
Lets all write apology emails to him. His address is at OP's link.
Dear David, I'm sorry to hear you're receiving so many emails in your inbox and I just wanted to sympathize with you. I know how it feels.
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."
I honestly don't think we've seen the worst of this storm yet.
It started with Twitter. Then Instagram. Then it was forced into Facebook. And now Google Search is supporting Google+ hashtags because they're so intent on forcing their social network to somehow succeed. We're getting there, but this night is going to get a little darker before it's dawn.
^ (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
Since early 2010, at least. Yelp figured out there's little money to be made from providing unbiased reviews that people can trust. But they cash in big when businesses subscribe for hundreds of dollars per month to their services. So guess what their business model evolved into?
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.
Isn't the fact that stories like this and comments like yours getting voted to the top prove that there's no 50-centers, or at least not as much as you claim on Western social media?
I've seen a surge in anti-chinese stories lately and it's pretty obvious there are far more corporate/government shills than 50-centers.
If there are 50-centers, they really suck at it.
So, this isn't really bad history directly, but has anyone else seen this? It seems that there is a group of Silicon Valley types who've come up with some incredibly silly political notions almost entirely influenced through exclusive application of badhistory.
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
Well that isn't a biased article at all! /s
Seriously, though, the patent system is screwed up. As Google's General Counsel once said "A patent isn’t innovation. It’s the right to block someone else from innovating", and if this notion has been passed to Ms Lee I'll be happy.
Having said that, though, there's a real issue that Apple Insider almost raises before veering wildly off course into fanboy tin-foil hat land, and that's the revolving door between industry and regulators that needs to be stopped. It's one thing bringing people into the regulator that have experience, but at what point does experience become vested interest?
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.
This is actually VERY important that we make sure this goes through. When we make this happen, we will have been the first alt coin community to have gotten hacked members reimbursed by the community.
These are all articles about how Dogecoin got hacked on Christmas (One of which is from ABC News). We need to start seeing articles about how our community came together and got the victims of the hack reimbursed so we can boost peoples' confidence in Dogecoin.
Peoples' confidence in Doge coin is very important... Hell, it's the only thing backing the USD.
To the moon.
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.
Java is blocked by default, doesn't mean it won't be on the whitelist. Users will still be able to enable it.
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.
My team designed the MySpace app and worked to get it in the app store as a part of the first 500 or so apps. We were consistently part of the top ten at that time. Which was pretty awesome.
All these apps were released on the same day to the best of my knowledge, so really there are more than one "oldest app"
Edit: was apparently exactly 552 apps: http://techcrunch.com/2008/07/10/app-store-launches-upgrade-itunes-now/
Kleargear will probably go bankrupt before too long. They've already locked down their social media. Anyone who googles this company before buying will see nothing but stories like this one, but I guess they can survive for a while on existing customers.
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.
Bloomberg caters mostly to a finance-savvy crowd, who is largely pro-drug and can appreciate the economic benefits a legalized drug market can bring. Recently, Bloomberg terminals recognized the Bitcoin ticker, which is a huge deal as thousands of financial sector employees use those to track the market every day:
Powerful people are on our side now, not just some armchair Internet activists. If some of the most rich and influential people in America can get behind this, change is inevitable.
Statistics and surveys that directly and completely contradict your hypothesis:
Stanford University experiment
Kaufffman Foundation's report
This article is inaccurate, OEM/System Builder licenses will still be sold.
>So you will be able to buy a System Builder copy of Windows 8.1 in certain locations, such as Amazon. However, you will not find that code at Best Buy or any other normal retailer. There you will only find the two normal versions of Windows 8.1.
>"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."
>a system too complex to actually implement at this time.
Except that a company in China is already doing it.
China-based SF Express started limited live trials of package deliveries earlier this year. And SF Express' reveal wasn't helped along with a prominent news agency like in Amazon's case. Drones carrying packages were simply spotted in Dongguang, in southern China.
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.
It's going to improve them. Users will load images by default now, and according to this article unique images will be proxied on-demand.
So you'll email a user a link to a 1x1 pixel that's named c29semhlbg==.gif and send it to no one else. Then, when it's loaded, you know that that user opened the email and has a valid address.
What this feature will improve is that marketers won't get your IP and user agent directly anymore.
Whether or not it's a net gain in privacy for you depends on whether you loaded images by default. I suspect most people didn't.
In 2012, Spotify took in 435 million euros, and paid out 70% of that to rights holders:
That's much better than illegal download sites, which pay nothing.
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?
It is a valid question. Many studies have tried to measure the health of policies for cities to rank the next "Eldorado" of innovation clusters. One of my favorite ones was the "Startup Genome" ranking. There are others with different results, but one trend is that while USA cities are still a dominant part of the lists, they are not hegemonic anymore. Any of the following places offer competitive advantages, many are not US cities:
1. Silicon Valley
2. Tel Aviv
3. Los Angeles
5. New York City
13. Sao Paulo
16. Waterloo (Canada)