08 April 2014

Apple admits "Consumers want what we don't have" in Samsung litigation documents

When your back is against the wall, either innovate or litigate -- guess which path Apple chose:
Apple Fy 14 Planning by Liz Gannes

Apple admits (p. 4): "Consumers want what we don't have" - Apple Documents Show Apple Knows It Is Losing Against Android

Questions for Comcast as It Looks to Grow - NYTimes.com: "Part of the reason Comcast is feeling confident is that it’s a well-run company that is serious about innovation. Twice in the last few weeks, I’ve watched Brian Roberts, the affable, low-key chief executive, demonstrate its next generation of consumer products up close, and I have to say, the future looks impressive. And of course, Comcast is well situated in Washington as well, with a team of lobbyists that as of last year included five former members of Congress and a former member of the Federal Communications Commission."

How Comcast Bought the Democratic Party | National Review Online: "Comcast, which employs more than 100 lobbyists, spent almost $19 million last year on lobbying activities. Its president and CEO, Brian L. Roberts, is a golf buddy of President Obama’s, and a Democratic donor who has contributed thousands of dollars not only to the president’s campaigns, but also to the Democratic party of Pennsylvania, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the DNC Services Corporation, and to Steny Hoyer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Bob Casey. Roberts’s executive vice president, David Cohen, is a former aide to Democratic bigwig Ed Rendell. Cohen skirts lobbying regulations through loopholes, has raised more than $2 million for Obama since 2007, and in 2011 hosted a DNC fundraiser at which the president called him “friend.” Cohen has visited the White House 14 times since 2010, including two visits to the Oval Office. He attended the recent dinner for President Hollande of France" (read more at link above)

Google Maps Developers Gain GeoJSON Support for Richer Maps
eWeek
Support for the GeoJSON data format within the JavaScript Maps API means that GoogleMaps developers will be able to create richer maps while ...

Microsoft Goes Hollywood in Amazon-Like Programming Push
Businessweek
Microsoft Goes Hollywood in Amazon-Like Programming Push ... All are involved in shows that Microsoft's new Xbox television studio plans to roll .... That lets viewers who watch a big game or show finale a few hours late to see the key tweets or Facebook posts that captured the action. ... Ads by Google ...

Microsoft to drop Windows XP support Tuesday
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks during the keynote address during the MicrosoftBuild Conference on June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

Four Alternative, Useful Browsers Based Off of Google Chrome - Lifehacker
By Spanner Spencer
Four Alternative, Useful Browsers Based Off of Google Chrome .... This might beFacebook, for example, or YouTube, and whatever you threw onto the ...
Lifehacker

NASA spacecraft to crash on moon soon
Sydney Morning Herald
The science spacecraft launched from Virginia's coast last year has been orbiting the moon for months and is about to conclude its mission with a crash into the lunar surface, authorities said. The unmanned spacecraft, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust ...

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