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8/31/2011

Lodsys says Apple’s licensing of its patents doesn’t cover developers

In a letter sent to Lodsys on Monday, Apple asked that the company withdraw letters sent to app developers demanding they license the technology. What this could mean paying more bread for tech support less knowledge. I am confused about this issue and seem to think it's practically impossible used hardware/mobile device with WiFi connection. So why App Makers to communicate with end users? this is complex. I have heard about currency derivative making effective compromise to a silicon valley executive highlights the winner & looser; for example see Google buying Motorola mobility. Lodsys is a patent company targeting iOS developers that were utilising Apple’s in-app purchasing feature, threatening to issue a patent infringement lawsuit to creators of applications that utilise the payment processing mechanism. Google finally intervenes to help developers. I no longer have to ask someone about obtaining a making changes to my cellphone, there is already enough information.

8/28/2011

Video: Usain Bolt’s shocking DQ ends three-year reign in 100

Jamaica's Usain Bolt is eliminated from the world championship 100-meter final right before it begins see why

8/25/2011

Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO

BBC Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple who led the company to huge success with such products as the iPod, iPhone and iPad, announced today that he is stepping down from his position as CEO of the company. In a letter to shareholders, Jobs explained that he had promised to step down if he could no longer meet his duties and that “unfortunately, that day has come.” Jobs, who received a liver transplant as part of his treatment for pancreatic cancer, had been on medical leave for most of this year. He will be replaced as Apple CEO by Tim Cook, the chief operating officer of Apple, who has been running the company in Jobs’ absence.

Everyone’s gone mad - Andrew Coyne - Macleans.ca

Everyone’s gone mad - Andrew Coyne - Macleans.ca

8/23/2011

Archinect

Ground zero master planner, Daniel Libeskind, praises 9/11 memorial, calls it a 'visceral encounter with this piece of New York'

My idea in the master plan was that this was a place of the spirit. This is where people perished. It was not a piece of real estate any longer. You could not put a building there. — featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com

A Mobile Utopian House

The Futuro was designed by the Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in the 1960s for mass production as a kit of prefabricated parts, which can be assembled, taken apart and reassembled anywhere. - NYT

Following years of delays, construction finally moving ahead at World Trade Center

After years of controversy and delays, the 16-acre World Trade Center site is finally taking shape. Construction cranes and exposed steel frames dominate the site, towering over the National September 11 Memorial. Here is an update on the major projects — featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com

Rem Koolhaas on West Kowloon Cultural District of OMA OMA

Rem Koolhaas talks to camera about OMA's project in Kowloon, China known as WKCD, West Kowloon Cultural District. You can watch him speak about his 'village' concept, setting up an office on location with young Chinese staff, lessons learned from the context and his adherence to it.

On the 9/11 memorial and its disappointments.


What hit me there was the awful anticlimax of repetition. A singular moment, the Big Bang that launched a fearful decade, is marked by déjà vu. “Never forget,” this monument exhorts—and then says it again — New York Magazine

It’s Not Every Cabinet Minister Who Can Also Take to the Stage

Ny Times - Susana Baca, singer and Peru’s minister of culture, highlights neglected aspects of Afro-Peruvian culture at City Winery.

8/21/2011

Rick Perry: Is the press being fair and accurate in its coverage of him?

If Obama was too much loved by mainstream press, is Perry too much reviled? Cont'd.

8/19/2011

Update

Hi, it’s been a tough week because i’ve asked for financial assistance and been turned down. I’m not going to pretend that I don’t get rewarded for all this stuff i’m doing but when I return to work I will definately be a whole different person. Unemployment is kinda not the position I am willing to be in at the moment it’s no good. I really like posting stuff on blogger so maybe after this weekend things become easier to handle. I just found something which says that, of the five most populous states, Texas had the highest poverty rate in the 2009 census update, with 15.5 percent of residents below the income threshold. But the folks who were here at the start are no longer visible. I cannot tell what happened but i'm looking at the news.

8/18/2011

Portfolio careers for people in their 20s and 30s

Portfolio careers for people in their 20s and 30s Cont'd.

8/16/2011

Suppose design office: house in tokushima

Design Boom - drawing from the natural shading effect of a collection of trees, the design utilizes individual rooms as a source of shade by extending the roof from their placement and creating light chasms in the ceiling.


Drone Alone are Not the answer


OVER the past two years, America has narrowed its goals in Afghanistan and Pakistan to a single-minded focus on eliminating Al Qaeda. Public support for a counterinsurgency campaign in Afghanistan has waned. American officials dealing with Pakistan now spend most of their time haggling over our military and intelligence activities, when they should instead be pursuing the sort of comprehensive social,...

8/15/2011

Brazilian face-scanning glasses:

Brazilian police will have face scanning glasses for Security at the 2014 World Cup cont'd.

Facebook Photo Tagging: A Privacy Guide
Here's a rundown of what Facebook is doing with facial recognition, what the restrictions are and how you can stop it from happening if you don't like it.

8/12/2011

Wall Street Kills the US Consumer and Expects Him to Spend!

As Maria Bartiromo has been warning, there is no end demand. This is a credit/demand recession. No amount of supply side BS coming from Luskin, Kudlow, ...

8/11/2011

Movie Review: X-Men: First Class

Fox International has debuted a Russian trailer for X-Men: First Class and while the entire thing is in Russian it does give you plenty of ...

8/10/2011

Independent record labels fear ruinous stock loss in London riots fire

Stock to be distributed by Pias Group feared destroyed in blaze at Sony warehouse in Enfield Numerous independent record labels fear they have lost a catastrophic amount of stock in a fire at a distribution warehouse in north London during the riots in...

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London riots

Two nights of rioting in London's Tottenham neighborhood erupted following protests over the shooting death by police of a local man, Mark Duggan. Police were arresting him when the shooting occurred. Over 170 people were arrested over the two nights of...

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8/03/2011

Shock, awe: British government agrees that copyright has gone too far

arstechnica.com - In its official response to an independent copyright study, the British government has pledged to create new fair-use-style copyright exceptions, a...

8/01/2011

Comedians lambast ‘Armadebtdon

In a segment titled “ Armadebtdon 2011” on Tuesday, Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” lambasted President Obama’s plea for Americans to make the case for compromise directly to their members of Congress.

“That’s your idea, call your congressman?” Stewart chortled. “Did the president just quit?”

Stewart also took aim at the optics. Rolling tape from Obama’s Monday speech in the opulent East Room, he suggested that Obama’s message of fiscal austerity might be undermined by the “begoldened-chaired, red-carpet path” the president had just walked and wondered if there was any way Obama could “do the ‘tighten the belt’ speech from a room that doesn’t look like the foyer of the Vatican?”