FCC questions Apple over Google Voice →
marco: This is what they’re spending their time on? In a letter sent Friday to Apple, the agency asked the company why Google Voice was rejected, which related applications have been rejected along with it, and what role AT&T may have played in the decision.
Why The CrunchPad Is Toast →
According to Business Insider, the device’s lack of local storage, local apps and a Class A marketing machine effectively kills it versus the impending iPad. Expect The Crunch to counter that it runs Google Voice and approximately 250 people to passionately care.
High School Student Suing Amazon After They... →
His notes on 1984 went down the memory hole.
Downtown Fort Myers condo has 32 stories, and one... →
“Pause for a moment anywhere in the building during the day and the silence is deafening.”
Apple Will Attend CES 2010 →
To research “The Rifles,” a novel partly about the 1845 Franklin expedition to...– William T. Vollmann, an Author Without Borders - NYTimes.com
Using a flaw they’ve found in the iPhone’s handling of text...– Should be an interesting Black Hat conference next week. (Via Forbes)
Despite the Industry Downturn, Digital Videogame... →
“Valve revealed to IGN that the company’s Steam service, a platform where users can download games directly to their computer, has seen a whopping 97% increase in download sales year-over-year. It should come as no surprised if we continue to see big-named titles available on the service in the future.”
In other words, simply because we have built and trained something, it does not...– Mind Hacks sums up and contextualizes the NYT article on robot ethics wonderfully. Also: a robot attacked a man in Sweden yesterday. (Via Mind Hacks)
Honestly, Apple faithful, I feel like Jesus coming down from Mount Zion with...– Fake Steve
Now attention is turning to Goldman’s dominance of trading on the New York Stock...– From Joe Hagan’s must-read piece on Goldman Sachs. (Via New York Magazine)
Projections play with the perceived construction of the building. Awesome stuff. (via Vimeo)
5 Firms Hold 80% of Derivative Risk →
JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley (Via the Big Picture)
Even as the music industry cooperates with Apple’s efforts, what has some...– Guess which one people will actually use. Also: record execs complaining about a “walled garden approach?” That’s hilarious. (Via CNET News)
That Unnamed IAC/Barry Diller/Ben Silverman... →
Lines read correctly.
Barefoot running reveals the ways that very simple technologies, if used...– Neuroanthropology
Some canisters fail in the testing stage when large bears are able to rip off...– Bears in the Adirondacks Defeat BearVault Food-Protection Container - NYTimes.com
Ben Silverman & Ricky Van Veen?
So if the lines are being read between correctly, it looks like Ben SIlverman and Ricky Van Veen are leaving their respective networks. Van Veen is staying in the IAC network, with Barry Diller backing Van Veen’s new project, “Notional.” Silverman, on the other hand, is wisely abandoning ship as NBC sinks further. The network has basically ceded Summer and Fall isn’t...
sarahspy: postpunk: Paul Lansky - mild und...
Leak: Inside the Microsoft Store With Wall-Sized... →
Oh, an “Answers Bar.” How unique.
The Russian Navy declassified its military UFO... →
We worked closely with Apple to bring Latitude to the iPhone in a way Apple...– I for one am thrilled Apple pushed back on Google. Latitude isn’t that innovative; it’s only notable because it plugs into your existing Google data. In pushing them back to the web, Apple continues to see innovation from the likes of Four Square, Loopt, and the other start-ups of the...
Basically, it was about anchormen flying to an anchorman convention. Mid-flight,...– Judd Apatow. Does anyone have this script? (Via New York Magazine)
34% Of Consumers Not Buying iPhone 3GS Because Of... →
I believe it, as only last night I was second guessing my need for an iPhone when I can’t make a call from my new apt and get NO service in the Haight (of all places…)
While on parole, Squitieri received a flat panel television as a gift from...– Arnold Squitieri - Wikipedia (via nickdouglas, again)
Owca says when they staked the place out, the basketball court had an electronic...– A Chicago blogger gets a chance to tour R. Kelly’s old mansion. It’s amazing. (Via Decider)
Amazon Buys Zappos →
Away We Go” opened last week in New York and Los Angeles, and now rolls out...– Away We Go :: Roger Ebert (via nickdouglas)