03 December 2011

Isaacson on Steve Jobs: 'The miracle of the imagination'

Isaacson on Steve Jobs: 'The miracle of the imagination'
Aspen Times
Walter Isaacson, president of the Aspen Institute, is the author of the biography “Steve Jobs,” which is No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. ASPEN — At the final pages of “Steve Jobs,” Walter Isaacson's biography of the Apple founder, ...
Mercedes-Benz Within 1600 of BMW in US Luxury Sales Contest
BusinessWeek
By Tim Higgins Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz topped Bayerische Motoren Werke AG's BMW by more than 5000 vehicle sales in the US last month, coming within 1600 of the lead in deliveries of luxury automobiles. ...
EPA Issues Ballast Water Discharge Permits For Both Large, Smaller Commercial ...
BNA
By Amena H. Saiyid The Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 30 released a draft permit that for the first time would set technology-based effluent limits to regulate the discharge of ballast water from large commercial ships, tankers, ...
Windows 8 tablets will target what market again?
ZDNet (blog)
By James Kendrick | December 2, 2011, 7:19am PST Summary: Microsoft is busy getting Windows 8 tablets ready to take the world by storm, but it is not clear exactly who will want one. Forget Android tablets and the iPad, there are a lot of folks waiting...
AT&T slams FCC report on T-Mobile merger
BusinessWeek
By PETER SVENSSON AT&T Inc. blasted the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday for compiling what it called an unfair and biased report on what would happen if AT&T were allowed to buy T-Mobile USA. AT&T agreed in March to buy T-Mobile USA for ...
Former BioWare/Pandemic boss raises $15M for mobile-web gaming studio
VentureBeat
Rumble Entertainment, a new mobile and browser-based game developer and publisher, announced today that it has raised $15 million in a first round of funding led by Google Ventures and Khosla Ventures. The large amount of funding shows that the mobile ...
Google Search Tweaked to Punt Parked Domains
eWeek
Google Dec. 1 introduced 10 more search algorithm changes and pledged to do so once a month in the name of providing more transparency into its search practices. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Dec. 1 introduced 10 more search algorithm adjustments and will ...
Science behind Arctic ice
UPI.com
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A drop in carbon dioxide was the driving force behind the Antarctic ice sheet's formation, one of the biggest climate events in Earth's history, scientists say. Researchers at Purdue and Yale universities said the ...
EA buys KlickNation for undisclosed amount
San Jose Business Journal
Electronic Arts Inc. said Thursday it is acquiring KlickNation Corp., which develops free-to-play social role-playing games. The company has offices in Sacramento and San Francisco. Redwood City-based EA (NASDAQ:ERTS) specializes in digital interactive ...
Some Users Will Stop Doing Anything To Check Twitter, Facebook... Even If They ...
mediabistro.com
By Shea Bennett on December 2, 2011 8:00 AM Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have rapidly integrated themselves into our everyday lives, with laptops and especially smartphones allowing anyone to read and publish status updates when ...
Whales win, walruses lose in warmer Arctic
Reuters
A member of a team of Cambridge scientists trying to find out why Arctic sea ice is melting so fast, walks on some drift ice 500 miles (800 km) from the North Pole September 3, 2011. By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) ...
Oracle Gears WebLogic Server 12c for the Private Cloud
ReadWriteWeb
By Scott M. Fulton, III / December 1, 2011 2:45 PM / 0 Comments This post is part of our ReadWriteCloud channel, which is dedicated to covering virtualization and cloud computing. The channel is sponsored by Intel and VMware. Read the case study about ...
Mysterious Ultra-Red Galaxies May Be Cosmic 'Missing Link'
Space.com
by Space.com, staff Scientists have spied a new type of ultra-red galaxy lurking at the far reaches of the universe, a new study reports. Using NASA's Spitzer space telescope, the astronomers spotted four remarkably red galaxies nearly 13 billion ...
4 ways technology will impact politics in 2012 — Tech News and ...
By Michael Wolf
Another election year is nearly upon us, and if the past is any lesson, new uses of technology will impact the outcome in many new and unpredictable ways.
GigaOM
Global Voices Podcast: Technology that Empowers! · Global Voices
By Jamillah Knowles
In this edition of the Global Voices podcast you can hear how women in Egypt are using technologyto fight harassment, and what our Global Voices authors and editors got up to at the Mozilla Festival in London. We also mark World Aids Day ...
Global Voices
Japan to export nuclear technology if wanted, Noda says | Kyodo ...
The accords, which will lay the legal foundations for Japanese companies to supply nuclear equipment and technology to other countries, are expected to clear the lower house later in the day. To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website, ...
Nuclear Crisis - News - Kyodo News
Charities and businesses benefiting smartphone technology
Waugus says the organization has always been on the cutting edge of technology. The Salvation Army has introduced credit card readers and donation by texting in recent years. Waugus says the organization will be using QR codes on Red ...
News | WLUK TV
Harold Jarche » Jobs, work and technology
By Harold Jarche
Jobs, work and technology. Posted on December 2nd, 2011 by Harold Jarche. Tweet. Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared on Twitter this past week. Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Jobs in the Age of Watson - via ...
Harold Jarche
Cellphone Spyware, Like All Your Technology, Keeps Tabs on You ...
By Dan Lyons
Your cellphone's spyware, like all your technology, is keeping tabs on you, so get used to it, Dan Lyons writes.
articles
'Arthur Christmas' Teams WIth NASA To Explain Space Spinoff ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
"This was an exciting opportunity for us to have real examples of space technology being used right here on Earth featured in a family holiday film," Daniel Lockney, NASA's technology transfer program executive said in a statement. "NASA is ...
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed
Report details possible revenue, technology for state on-line poker
By Dar Danielson
Ohorilko says for example, some type of “geo-location” technology is recommended to ensure gamblers are actually in the state. “There are a number of companies that provide technology to identify the I-P address for individuals when they ...
Radio Iowa
Education Technology Tweet Wrap for the week of 11-28-11 ...
By K. Walsh
This week's collection of Education Technology article and resource Tweets. (Originally posted on Twitter by @EmergingEdTech over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers). RIT research finds use of technology-rich ...
Emerging Education Technology
Nature, Technology and a Sustainable Rio de Janeiro | This Big City
By Future Cape Town
Brazil has a fiery romance with the environment, largely related to its management of the Amazon jungle. But nature is reasserting herself onto Rio de Janeiro, and more sustainable technologies are becoming mainstream.
This Big City
Camera lost at sea returned with the help of social networking ...
Read 'Camera lost at sea returned with the help of social networking' from our blog TechnologyNews Blog on Yahoo! News. Just how tough is your average ...
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Verizon Spectrum Deal Would Pressure AT&T
Wall Street Journal
By GREG BENSINGER Verizon Wireless said it agreed to buy $3.6 billion worth of spectrum, the airwaves its network operates on, from a group of cable companies -- ramping up pressure on rival AT&T Inc. which is fighting to salvage its deal to take over ...
NY judge hears Internet poker arguments, but says it would be bad bet to ...
Washington Post
NEW YORK — Two men charged in a case that shut down US operations for three Internet poker companies are likely to go on trial in March, a judge told lawyers Thursday. US District Judge Lewis Kaplan listened to arguments that included the question of ...
US Diverges From EU on Climate Pact as Envoys Prepare Text
BusinessWeek
By Kim Chipman and Alex Morales Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) -- The US and the European Union gave contradictory views about a key proposal at United Nations climate talks as envoys drew up a 100-page document outlining conclusions for the meeting aimed at ...
Wasps Can Recognize Faces
National Geographic
Are you one of those people who never forgets a face? You've got some company in the animal kingdom—the wasp. Scientists have discovered that Polistes fuscatus paper wasps can recognize and remember each other's faces with sharp accuracy, ...
Mike Daisey's 1-man show that takes on Steve Jobs' legacy will return to NYC ...
Washington Post
NEW YORK — The Big Apple can't seem to get enough of Mike Daisey's Apple-bashing. The Public Theater said Thursday that the monologist's new show about Cupertino, Calif.-based tech company Apple Inc. and its history now will have a second, ...
Toyota Scion's tiny iQ officially arrives in showrooms
USA Today
By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY Billed as the "world's smallest four-seater," Toyota's Scion iQ is a little more than a foot longer than the Smart ForTwo, but it is as wide as some compacts to make it feel more substantial on the road. ...
Scientists Link Diamonds in Strange Quantum Entanglement
Fox News
By Clara Moskowitz The vibrational states of two spatially separated, millimeter-sized diamonds are entangled at room temperature by beaming laser light at them (green). The researchers verified this entanglement by studying the subsequent laser pulses ...
Today in Tech: Google creating Amazon Prime competitor
Fortune
By JP Mangalindan, Writer-Reporter December 2, 2011: 10:20 AM ET Fortune's curated selection of newsworthy tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you every day. * Is Google (GOOG) working on an Amazon Prime...
Persson Hands Minecraft Lead To Jens Bergensten, 'Confident' About Move
Gamasutra
by Mike Rose [Console/PC, Indie, Exclusive, Business] Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson revealed today that he has stepped down from his role as lead developer on the hit indie title, and Mojang partner Jens Bergensten is now the lead on the ...
Facebook Making Unexpected NYC Announcement Today
Mashable
Facebook sent out invites Friday morning for a press event set to take place later this afternoon at the company's New York headquarters. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, will be joined by Mike Schroepfer, Facebook VP of engineering ...
Google+ Hangouts Enable Free Phone Calls
eWeek
Google+ users may now make free phone calls to the US and Canada from the Hangouts video chat app. Also, Google Chat surfaces any contacts in a user's Google+ Circle. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has added the ability for Google+ users to make free phone calls ...
Video: Up close with combat in 'Mass Effect 3'
USA Today
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY As all the previews, videos and other details seem to indicate, role-playing epic Mass Effect 3 is placing a much stronger emphasis on combat. Now, video game players can get a taste of what to expect in the above video...
Android app tells you if Carrier IQ is on your phone--kinda
CNET
by Don Reisinger December 2, 2011 6:09 AM PST All the controversy surrounding Carrier IQ has prompted a developer to create an application that helps Android device owners determine whether their handset is running the software. ...
Names proposed for new elements
BBC News
Scientists have put forward their suggested names for the newest additions to the Periodic Table. If the names are accepted, element 114 will become Flerovium (Fl) in honour of the physicist Georgiy Flerov. While element 116 will become Livermorium ...
23 New Mobile Productivity Apps in November 2011
Practical Ecommerce
The month of November brought shipping and purchasing apps, a virtual assistant app, several apps to enhance your meetings, and a suite of design apps. Here is a list of November's new mobile productivity apps for Android and Apple iOS. ...

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