For as much as Silicon Valley’s technocrats talk about changing the world, they also have a longstanding tradition of focusing on scientific or market-based solutions rather than legislative ones. Case in point: The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan launched last year. Through the CZI, the young couple plans to spend their substantial fortune—some $45 billion—on such broad goals as curing disease and personalizing education. Just this month, the group announced a $3 billion commitment to eradicate disease by the end of the century. Before that, Zuckerberg joined forces with Bill Gates on a project to invest in clean energy startups, the kind government funds don’t reach.
The functions closely resemble those that drive Snap’s wildly popular Stories feature. With Stories, Snap users string together photos and videos, embellish them and then post them to their feeds.
But given the tepid response typically generated by static online banner ads and consumers’ hostile reaction to pop-ups, more advertisers are willing to take the risk.
If you’re curious about the graphical installer, have a look at the (quite lengthy) screenshot walkthrough on Debian Admin. The images are of the beta3 version of Etch from late last year, but they give a nice glimpse of the installation process.
When Eastman Kodak puts its portfolio of patents covering digital photography and web-based photo applications up for sale, it expected a similarly frothy auction. The imaging company used the patents to sue a bevy of technology companies and licensing from the patents brought in $1.9 billion in revenue for Kodak from 2008 to 2010. While the auction attracted a number of high-profile technology companies such as Apple and Google, the portfolio eventually sold for just $525 million to patent buyer Intellectual Ventures LLC.
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McCain has long pushed for an increase in troop levels in
Iraq to stem the violence. Both he and the Republican National
Committee have been using the latest information to show Obama and his national security and Iraq war policy in an unflattering light.
“Livejournals were saying, ‘My friends are linking to it, I might as well link to it as well,'” he remembers. “It was neat to see how impressionable people were … and how helpful people were in helping me spread this.”
Therefore, more than 100 images of the San Francisco skyline in Getty’s online catalog aren’t there by accident – they’re handpicked because they’re capable of generating multiple sales worldwide.
Hertzfeld: He is retired. He made a bunch of money from starting a company called Radius that I helped him with. And now he is just exploring various interests. He still lives in Palo Alto, but he is very private, you know. And … in fact I’m a little worried that he might not like the book.
In the beginning, there was Xbox Media Center, and it was great. Despite the name, XBMC wasn’t born out of a Microsoft development team. It began as a homebrew project (for the first year, called Xbox Media Player), an open-source attempt at building a better media client for Xbox consoles.
“It’s just a matter of how the script is written. Presumably, while the code that produces the pop-up was made conditional in input (the lack of a zip code), the actual output of the data was not made conditional on the same factor.”
“If people want to sign up for a cell-phone directory and it is truly opt-in, that’s great,” Hoofnagle said. “But there are some rather interesting conceptions of opt in. Their conception could mean you signed up for service.
Anita Durst, chashama’s artistic director, says that when she learned the $200,000-a-month LED billboard above the Durst Organization’s building at 4 Times Square was available for a public art project, she thought Enriquez’s animated portraits would be an excellent fit.
Meanwhile, the media got to navel-gazing, remembering the company at its height while also considering what brought it to its knees, including two different accounts from those who were there, each describing the site as being murdered—something that prompted a third, parodic, take on the crime.
Tuesday’s closure of the sale ends Yahoo’s 21-year history as a publicly traded company. It also ends the nearly five-year reign of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who isn’t joining Verizon. She will walk away from Yahoo with a compensation package currently worth about $125 million, including her severance pay and stock awards that will be fully vested with the deal’s completion.
“When you dig under the surface, groups claim to be objective and nonpartisan, but you can look at the issues they list as important and see where they are coming from,” Ivancie said.
To see if the event is happening in your city, check out the PreDevCamp event guide. Registration is handled by the organizer of the event closest to you. If there are no nearby events, the organizers have also made it easy for you to set up a camp in your city.
When you sign up to take the Be Out There™ pledge, you’ll get plenty more ideas of things to do outside with your kids. Your kids will remember spending time outside in nature with you much more than they will remember yet another television show, iPod app or website. And it will get all of you moving around, getting exercise and fresh air. Your kids may fight you at first, if they are used to sitting around inside, but chances are they’ll enjoy time outside with you very much. Be sure to wear hats and bring sunscreen, plenty of water and a snack if you’ll be gone long. Also bring your camera with you! Share the photos you take with your loved ones, or on the GeekDad Flickr pool. But just be out there!
Since January, Lucent has announced plans to reduce its workforce by up to 16,000 jobs as it streamlines operations and sells off some of its factories. At the time it said it expected about 500 Massachusetts job cuts.
By accepting homemade videos, Yahoo risks showing material that infringes on copyrights or contains pornographic scenes. Both of those problems have cropped up on YouTube, despite restrictions prohibiting users from posting such content.
Anne Hainsworth, stricken with disabling pain due to computer overuse, helped spearhead the legislation and brought it to the attention of Assemblyman Joseph Roberts, one of the sponsors of the bill.