360 posts • joined Friday 9th November 2007 08:55 GMT
Hmm, funny that
"Apple's declining marketshare - down from 94.3 per cent in Q2 2010 - but since Apple had so little competition a year ago, such a shift was always on the cards."
So, business as usually, yet when this happened to Nokia/Symbian, it was seen as a burning platform of catastrophe?
This is why US patents are bad
Is there any hint of how these would actually be implemented? That may well involve some non obvious novelty, in the way devices would detect each others locations to such accuracy. But patenting the fact that a user can interact with some pixels, and what the pixels might look like?!? Puh-lease!
I'm pretty sure I saw it on CSI Miami!
I smell a war brewing..
between Google and ICANN; When is a registered domain not a registered domain? when it doesn't show up in an explicit google search for it.
So, if I owned a .co.cc domain, how much would I have to pay Google to have them return it in their results? If there was a free for all in TLDs, then you can bet Google will be looking at how best to 'monetize' it, purely for the good of their users mind, nothing evil, never anything evil...
"None of data collected is associated with personally identifiable consumer information,"
So, if they have a record of an AP with an SSID like "Jones' Household" with a location, that's not personally identifiable?
"shouldered the blame"
Riiight, 'cause they're really in the shitter without a TwitBook clone.
my litigation sense is tingling...
This could be a new frontier in these frivolous patent spats, as by offering $1000 'compensation' up front, they could be protecting themselves from any counter suits...
Inventive step not required
From what I can tell, to get a patent in the US only seems to require that you submit a claim that has either different words, or different ordering of words from any previous patents, and that you obfuscate the obviousness of the 'patent' with enough words to bore even to most 'librarian' of patent clerks into submission. And once you get that stamp (it's 9pm on a Friday and the clerk wants to get home for an illicit Horlick's), it's just a game of Poker with anyone you fancy taking aim at, except you now have the unfair advantage that to see your hand, the other side has to shell out thousands/millions of $$ to lawyers.
I find your lack of faith disturbing..
Perhaps the scale of the rapture is entirely dependent on the number of believers involved, as it will only be They Who Truly Believe that will experience it, as I understand it, the rest of us are left behind to look after the cats. If that is the case, then perhaps it did actually happen, but on such a overwhelming minor scale that no one noticed.
We have all been found wanting and God has left us. At least the two Steves are still here to keep us entertained.
FSM will now smite Jobs
May His Noodly Appendage now come crashing down on Apple for being a false idol.
It is (or rather was) a solved problem...
Three letters: A O L
All ISPs should have a contract that basically asks:
I understand that the internet is full of questionable and/or objectionable content, and I am a responsible adult.
[ ] Yes [ ] No
Those that tick no, get signed up to AOL, the rest of us can get on with our day in peace.
Surely Apple themselves are infringing
Do they not provide (force use of) a mechanism to do in app purchasing through iTunes? or did I dream that story last year about them grabbing hold of that revenue stream?
[insert ObPatentRant here]
Victorian Prudishness KILLS!!!
"...but it's hard enough teaching adults (or even schoolchildren) how to inspect their naughty bits in this country..."
Proof right there, with the word 'naughty'
Now, if we can somehow construct a class action suit against Wacky Smith and her ilk, that would make my day.
He should just change his name.
Not that big a deal.
Oops, sorry! Wrong arrogant CEO.
Perhaps he should email the other Mark with a line such as "I'm Mark Zuckerberg, Bitch!"
Or throw chairs...
The Industries top bosses are beginning to look like the 3 stooges.
He looked pretty pleased the other month
Shaking hands with his old pal Elop, and getting one up on his old boss Gates in the process - he never managed to get that deal with Nokia...
homophobic extremists surfing for gay pr0n
I don't find it surprising, that for a few this is the case. An inward guilt ridden self hatred directed outward.
Or, as Messrs Curtis and Elton observed so long ago;
"I see three paths.. Kill yourself... Kill Bob... KILL EVERYONE!"
It depends on how you choose the 200,000
While your math may be good, your lateral thinking is off.
What if we only ship out women who are just about to go into labour. I think you'll agree that will make a dent in the exponential growth
Re: Avoid at all costs?
I don't know about you, but the adverts tell me that alone.
SEMC are cool again.
Crowd Source it
Given that by their very nature these things are fixed, and broadcast their identity, how hard is it really for anyone to build their own database of them?
I really don't think the information can be all that 'invaluable' to the competition after all.
The elementary force particle of attraction to breasts?
Could almost forgive them
If they pull this off, I could almost forgive BT for Phorm. Almost.
"The browser is only as good as the operating system it runs on..."
What utter crap. What about when the browser IS the OS?
What they meant to say is that, due to a management oversight, all of middle management were given a bonus goal for 2010/11 of making sure none of their devs were running XP anymore.
"..certainly won't raise the £22bn..."
Awww, can't all the netops bid themselves out of existence? Don't they know the taxpayer will bail them out, I mean mobile telecomms are almost as essential to modern society as the bankers!
Doomed to fail
Technical problems aside, this is essentially an attempt to shift the business model currently in use by the main console players to something akin to that used by iTunes, and in turn taking away a massive revenue stream from Sony, Nintendo and M$. A bold move, but I don't fancy their chances.
Technically of course, it's doomed to fail. It will always be far better to have the game hosted on a box under (or inside) the telly. The lag is just unacceptable, and would only get worse as the userbase scales. It all seems like a solution without a problem, and a poor one at that.
Don't know where to start on this one..
Can we not just send her a document that says all porn on the internet has been eradicated and she can now finally take a break from here long struggle against our freedom? If we 'opted-out' her ISP she'd never know the difference...
Steve. It's simple. Here's what to do.
Kick your weed smoking UX 'gurus' into touch, get WP7 running on a Tablet sized display.
Add in Office and that Handwriting/Note utility from Windows for TabletPCs.
Undercut Apple, and make the device look good (I know, tricky).
Bundle some free Cloud services/storage
Make a killing.
Trick is, you need to be rolling this out this summer. If you can't get that many people, with the amount of capital M$ has, to execute something as simple as that, you need to stand aside.
Autumn this year would be too late. Next year?!? FAIL.
"...assuring better performance on apps that can take advantage of that extra core."
If it's up to the application to make use of the extra core, then that is a massive FAIL for iOS. Even the 'obsolete' Symbian OS can manage multicore effectively and efficiently without any real changes to the application code.
I'm torn on this one...
On one hand I really don't like M$, and the other I really don't like Apple. But which is worse?
There's only one way to find out... LITIGATE!
I wonder if the Apple Lawyers could direct me to a mainstream dictionary that contains the term 'shoe store' Or perhaps I should trademark that?
Missed the point
Sure, it is a simple function, and sure, any implementation would likely be structurally similar. But the point is it has likely* been lifted from the Java Source and relicensed as if it were Google's IP to relicense.
*The Android version has tell tale signs of having been produced by a code generator, in it's naming of the local variables, names which wouldn't have appeared in the final compiled .class file. If only they'd had the sense to mixup the declaration ordering of the member variables, that might have been the 'wiggle' room they need to get off the hook.
THIS is the future?!?
This has FAIL written all over it. In fact, it's papered with FAIL wallpaper, then had FAIL graffitied over that, only to be boarded up and have FAIL tape covering all the entrances.
Getting excited about cut and paste.
One thing we do know about it...
It will change everything, yet again.
If it's just to stop people cheating on the online games...
Then surely the simplest thing to do is mark their avatars/gamertags as being run on a modded console, then if they are cheating, those playing against them will simply walk away. Let the users do the hard work! No lawsuits. No bad PR.
Unless... THAT isn't why they're doing it?
In what way? They managed to ship a few million of them in the space of a couple of months. iPhone 1 never managed that. Neither has many (all?) of the Android handsets.
You could qualify that with an "..in the US" but I'm pretty sure that each one of those US sales would've been at the cost of at least 3 everywhere else.
"let down by their OS"
No, it wasn't their OS that let them down, it was their lack of focus on UX and that has let them down. Far too concerned with transitioning to an 'internet services company'. Whatever the hell one of those is. Rampant complacency, silo mentality, and lack of a single coherent vision is where the problem lies.
"An android N97 would be fantastic" You think Android would've run any better on the N97 HW? It's some way short of even the now antique G1
Which one looks happiest?
Well, if it turns out that Nokia are paying for WinPhone7, ever, then Ballmer has a right to grin, it could've just bought him a couple more years of chair throwing in Redmond.
All they do is have endless re-orgs and planning meetings. That has been the problem all along. Now at least, the don't have to worry about product development eating into their precious meetings time.
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