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|Archived Since:||April 6, 2008|
Ben Popper, writing for The Verge, after Google announced that its Motorola division is on pace to lose over $1 billion this year: Does a money pit like Motorola have a major impact on Google’s bottom line? In a lot of ways, the answer right now is no. Show More Summary
Brian Krebs: An identity theft service that sold Social Security and drivers license numbers — as well as bank account and credit card data on millions of Americans — purchased much of its data from Experian, one of the three major credit bureaus, according to a lengthy investigation by KrebsOnSecurity. ?
Cliff Edwards, reporting for Bloomberg: Netflix, based in Los Gatos, California, reports third-quarter results today after markets close. Already the world’s largest subscription-video service, the company probably reached 30 million paying U.S. Show More Summary
Wait, she’s not using the exclamation mark after “Yahoo” either. Did Yahoo finally drop this nonsense? ?
Great profile by John Katsilometes for the Las Vegas Weekly: Hip-high rails have been constructed along those winding sidewalks, so Roy Horn has something firm and steady on which to lean as he makes his way around, visiting Little Bavaria’s animal...Show More Summary
Charlie Stross: I hate Microsoft Word. I want Microsoft Word to die. I hate Microsoft Word with a burning, fiery passion. I hate Microsoft Word the way Winston Smith hated Big Brother. Our reasons are, alarmingly, not dissimilar … ?
Nice feature by Ron Amadeo at Ars on just how much of Android Google is releasing as open source. (Spoiler: not much.) ?
David Pogue: But 13 years is a long time to stay in one place; we all thrive on new experiences. So I was intrigued when Yahoo invited me to help build a new consumer-tech site. Actually, “site” doesn’t even cover it. I’ll be writing columns and blog posts each week, of course, and making my goofy videos. Show More Summary
Great story about Apple’s (current) campus from Landon Dyer. ?
70 million phone calls per month, according to Le Monde: Amongst the thousands of documents extracted from the NSA by its ex-employee there is a graph which describes the extent of telephone monitoring and tapping (DNR – Dial Number Recognition) carried out in France. Show More Summary
Der Spiegel: The NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years. It hacked into the president’s public email account and gained deep insight into policymaking and the political system. The news is likely to hurt ties between the US and Mexico. You don’t say. ?
Trip Gabriel, reporting for the NYT: Sheriff Melton said the culprit stole 195 bottles in three-bottle cases of Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year, which has a suggested retail price of $130 a bottle, and nine cases of 13-year-old Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye, with a suggested price of $69. Show More Summary
If you believe or even suspect that Apple is lying about this, consider at least that Apple is taking an enormous risk by doing so.
Speaking of podcasts and Marco Arment, it ends up that playback speeds like “½×” and “2×” may not mean what you think they mean. ?
New episode of my podcast, The Talk Show, featuring special guest Marco Arment. Topics include speculation regarding what Apple will and won’t announce at next week’s special event in San Francisco — iPads, Mac Pros, MacBook Pros, iPods,...Show More Summary
New $4 e-book for iBooks by former Safari technology evangelist Vicki Murley. Deeply interactive, and self-referential — the CSS transformations she defines and explains are shown in live examples. ?
Mike Wehner, writing for TUAW: The massive information engine Wolfram Alpha just added a whopping 649 pokémon to its database. For fans of the games, that fact is pretty cool all on its own, but if you happen to own an iPhone or an iPad with Siri, it’s even more awesome. Show More Summary
Marko Karppinen: For years, I’ve argued that choosing Newsstand is the best thing — the right thing — to do when publishing periodical content within the Apple ecosystem. But with the redesigned app, and with automatic content downloads...Show More Summary
Splendid work by Boston Globe cartoonist Gene Mack, during a tour of major league ballparks in 1946–47. They don’t make them like the Polo Grounds any more. (Via Coudal.) ?
Kubrick’s classic, retold in the form of an 8-bit video game. (Via Golan Klinger.) ?