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The once-iconic name has gone the way of countless others via the finalized second acquisition (from Google) of the firm by Lenovo…
(Source) Read Write: http://goo.gl/fcTuc3
The for ‘far-too-long-now-do-nothing-regulatory-agency-known-as-the-FTC’ has actually done something (i.e., fulfilled their role) regarding calling (no pun intended) out AT&T for their bogus advertising / poor customer service and throttled-down ‘net access speed for those ‘unlimited’ consumers that the firm deemed were problematic… because they paid for said plan and actually had the audacity to use it!
(Source) San Jose Mercury News: http://goo.gl/FPKju9
The installation of glow-in-the-dark bike lanes in Holland (charged by sunlight) is an idea that is long overdue as well as one that is reportedly being pitched to the UK (America, okay, California are you listening?)
(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/rllhYm
If the enclosed report is actually true (leaving piracy aside) the Industry’s Titans are way behind the curve…
(Source) Wired: http://goo.gl/zGrNKY
After 2 years and $2 billion in losses (a fairly standard move by Redmond) Microsoft’s Surface has finally turned a profit. The question now is: is this a sustainable trend and/or a pre-Christmas holiday blip?
(Source) Computer World: http://goo.gl/lhSv5o
As the Gamer-gate controversy continues, the ultimate tragedy seems to be three-fold: 1) the inexcusable attacks on women; 2) the silence of the major Gaming companies; and, 3) the reflection on contemporary society whereas the old adage is still unfortunately true: the more things change the more they stay the same. Pathetic seems too weak of a word to use here…
(Source) Forbes: http://goo.gl/MlKusR
Believe it or not, there is actually one (US) Senator that is pro-privacy as well as in favor of repelling one of the more draconian / Orwellian aspects of the post-9/11, Patriot Act… (which, arguably, had little to do with what ‘patriotism’ means in both the letter as well as the spirit of the term itself!) Let’s hope that their efforts are not just successful but supported by other voices of reason (if there is said orientation remaining in Washington, DC)…
(Source) Wired: http://goo.gl/KQUqCT