26 July 2011

Netflix expects revenue to fall in third quarter

Netflix expects revenue to fall in third quarter
USA Today
By Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY Netflix, which has come under massive fire from customers after announcing a 60% subscription price increase come September, said Monday that it expects revenue to decline in the third quarter but bounce back in the ...
Why RIM is cutting 2000 jobs
By Kevin C. Tofel at GigaOm On Monday Research In Motion announced details of job cuts, reducing its employee count by 2000 positions. The cuts account for just over 10 percent of RIM's overall workforce, which after the staff reductions will number ...
Booksellers Alter App Sales
Wall Street Journal
By JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG In actions that will make it more cumbersome for many consumers to buy digital books on Apple Inc. devices, the nation's two biggest e-book retailers stopped selling directly to customers through their Apple apps. ...
Google+ Profiles: Just What Gets You Booted?
Pseudonyms, odd spellings, and branded profiles get users kicked off Google+ without warning, but you can appeal. Google+ users who ignored or stretched the rules of the service are getting cut off from the budding social network without warning. ...
More big Yellowstone fires predicted with climate change
Los Angeles Times
The size and frequency of wildfires in the northern Rocky Mountains will increase so much with global warming that it will profoundly alter the landscape of Yellowstone National Park and its environs, predicts a new study. The conifer forests of spruce ...
Performance variation found in SSDs shipping with new MacBook Airs
Apple Insider
By AppleInsider Staff Apple last week refreshed its popular line of MacBook Airs, offering 128GB SSDs on both an 11- and 13-inch model, but a recent discovery reveals that not all SSDs perform equally. TLD Today benchmarked the 128GB SSDs shipping on ...
Apple Releases Fix to Earlier Update for OS X Lion Migration
PC Magazine
By Damon Poeter Apple's Mac OS X 10.6.8 supplemental update released Monday isn't the most critical Snow Leopard upgrade to come along in the past few days—that would be the previous .x update that readies Macs for an upgrade to the newly unleashed Mac ...
Hackers hit back with attack on Italian police
ROME — Hacker groups said Monday they had accessed the website of Italy's cyber police and published classified information online in revenge for arrests of hackers in Europe and the United States. The communications police unit admitted it had been ...
Apple buying Hulu would be great. Too bad it won't.
By Ryan Lawler at GigaOm The latest news from the Hulu rumor mill on Thursday had Apple interested in taking a look at the books and possibly considering an acquisition of the web video startup. Just like all the other companies linked to the Hulu sale ...
AT&T preps Gingerbread update for 6 Android phones
By Kevin C. Tofel at GigaOm Six of AT&T's Google-powered handsets will soon see a software upgrade to Gingerbread, the latest version of Android for smartphones. Starting on Monday, owners of the Motorola Atrix 4G will be prompted to install the new ...
It's official: Time machines won't work
Los Angeles Times
Doc's super fast car won't do it. Neither will Bill and Ted's magic telephone booth. Physicists at the Hong Kong University of Technology and Science have just proved that no machine will ever allow a person to travel through time because time travel ...
Atom smasher closes in on elusive particle
Salt Lake Tribune
By JOHN HEILPRIN AP Grenoble, France • Scientists hoping to puzzle out how the Universe began will find a long-sought theoretical particle — or rule out that it exists — by the end of 2012, the director of the world's largest atom smasher predicted ...
'Soccer Ball' Nebula May Help Solve Space Mystery
A soccer-ball-shaped planetary nebula discovered by an amateur astronomer may help scientists better understand these odd structures, which are created by the last gasps of dying stars. Researchers announced the existence of the newly discovered ...
Lunar orbiters find most recent volcanos on dark side of the Moon
Ars Technica
By John Timmer | Published July 25, 2011 4:28 PM The Earth's moon was formed by a collision between two separate bodies early in the history of the solar system. That collision left the Moon completely molten, and provided it with both a large ...
Norway Terrorist Says World Of Warcraft And Modern Warfare 2 Helped Train Him
Cinema Blend
Strangely, it's not the press, a minister, pastor, parent, politician or advocacy group against violence that's saying video games had anything to do with the shooting in Norway, it's the terrorist suspect himself claiming that video games helped train ...
Updated: Amazon flags Nintendo 3DS for inventory issues
Online retailer Amazon.com has flagged the Nintendo 3DS and placed the handheld gaming console under review until further notice, according to the device's page on the site. Handheld devices are a huge part of Nintendo's portfolio. ...
Mozilla eyes mobile OS landscape with new Boot to Gecko project
Ars Technica
By Ryan Paul | Published July 25, 2011 7:03 PM Mozilla has announced a new experimental project called Boot to Gecko (B2G) with the aim of developing an operating system that emphasizes standards-based Web technologies. The initial focus will be on ...
Director of US-CERT quits abruptly
By Jaikumar Vijayan Computerworld - Randy Vickers, the director of the US Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT), has resigned from his position without any official explanation for the abrupt move. Vickers' resignation last Friday was communicated ...
Playstation Vita's Social And Online Modes Officially Detailed
Devin Coldewey is a Seattle-based writer and photographer. He has written for the TechCrunch network since 2007. Some posts he'd like you to read: The Dangers of Externalizing Knowledge | Generation i | Surveillant Society | Choose Two | Frame Wars ...
Juniper Taps Microsoft's Muglia To Lead Software Strategy
Newly-created role and high-profile hire underscore how much networks are becoming software driven. By Charles Babcock InformationWeek Juniper Networks has tapped former Microsoft executive Robert Muglia to fill a newly created role as coordinator of ...
Gas prices climb in California after 6 weeks of drops
Los Angeles Times
The national average rises too. And the oil industry is expected to post its highest second-quarter earnings since 2008. Susan Bridges pumps gas into her car in Little Rock, Ark. Nationally, the average for a gallon of regular gasoline rose 1.7 cents ...
Why iPad is stomping Android tabs 24 to 1
Facebook, iPhone, Twitter and Wii. Technology evolves at the speed of light. Msnbc.com's tech reporters and editors look at the gadgets, games and innovations changing our world. By Wilson Rothman The current buzz is that iPad sales may be 24 times as ...
Honda reveals stylish new CR-V crossover concept
USA Today
By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY The Honda CR-V is about to get a whole lot more stylish, if the automaker hews close to the concept it unleashed today. We suspect that Honda will, as the 2012 CR-V is due to go on sale by the end of the year and it almost ...

Nissan Leaf earns top crash safety rating
By Peter Valdes-Dapena July 25, 2011: 5:59 PM ET The Nissan Leaf earned a top 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Adminstration and a Top Safety Pick Award from the Insurance Insitute for Highway Safety. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The Nissan ...
iOS 4.3.5 Is Out; Redsn0w Jailbreak Works
By Elizabeth Fish, PCWorld Jul 25, 2011 3:18 PM Earlier today (Monday), Appel released iOS 4.3.5, a security update that patches a flaw in its handling of security certificates. If you're looking to jailbreak 4.3.5, though, here's some good news: ...
Google gets facial recognition with PittPatt acquisition
ZDNet (blog)
By Matt Weinberger | July 25, 2011, 3:49pm PDT Google has acquired Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition, better known as PittPatt, bringing the company's facial recognition technology into its arsenal. Christopher Dawson grew up in Seattle, back in the days ...
Lexington native witnesses end to NASA's shuttle program
Lexington Dispatch
BY DAVID BODENHEIMER When the space shuttle Atlantis touched down Thursday, marking the end of the 30-year program, it was an emotional day for Lexington native Brett Pearce. Standing 3 miles away on the morning of July 8 for the last launch, ...
DOD Website Sells Public On Cybersecurity Strategy
Department of Defense creates new site that rounds up content related to cybersecurity strategy launched less than two weeks ago. By Elizabeth Montalbano InformationWeek The Department of Defense (DOD) has launched a new website to accompany a ...

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