Apple CEO Tim Cook, SVP Eddy Cue attempted Imagine Entertainment buy -- report [u]
Apple CEO Tim Cook, SVP Eddy Cue attempted Imagine Entertainment buy -- report [u]: "Apple could have bolstered its video content strategy significantly with an acquisition of a production company, a report claims, with discussions allegedly involving Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP Eddy Cue said to have potentially led to a purchase of Imagine Entertainment. "
Ooh la la.
Labels: APPL, apple
Small but perfectly formed: Dailymotion's object storage odyssey • The Register
Small but perfectly formed: Dailymotion's object storage odyssey • The Register: "At the time, system architect Matthieu Blumberg dit Fleurmont said: "As a video content delivery website, our requirements focus on 24/7 availability." It came across Isilon and its use by MySpace. It tried out a 10-node IQ 6000 cluster and went on to a 24-node system, and liking the SmartConnect integrated load-balancer. The total storage pool amounted to 285TB."
Tim Sweeney dislikes Windows 10 Cloud rumors, calls OS “Crush Steam Edition” | Ars Technica
Tim Sweeney dislikes Windows 10 Cloud rumors, calls OS “Crush Steam Edition” | Ars Technica: "A version of Windows 10 that can only use software from the Windows Store, as Windows 10 Cloud is believed to be, would certainly be bad news for Steam. "
The more things change, the more things stay the same. As Microsoft adopts the very things that are destroying the macOS. Linux will eventually eat everything.
Labels: mac os x
Apple, NV Energy forge deal to build 200MW Reno data center solar farm
Apple, NV Energy forge deal to build 200MW Reno data center solar farm: "Apple and NV Energy on Wednesday announced a deal to build an extra 200 megawatts of solar power in Nevada, aimed at supporting the former's Reno data center, with a target completion date of early 2019."
Photovoltaic R US.
Labels: apple green
Nokia looks to block US imports of Apple products in latest salvo over patents
Nokia looks to block US imports of Apple products in latest salvo over patents: "The U.S. International Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Apple is importing devices that infringe on Nokia patents, such as iPhones and iPads, a report said on Tuesday."
Of course, they wouldn't be imports if they were manufactured in the US like the Apple ][ was.
Labels: Apple ][, Apple ][ generation
Last time the Earth was this warm, sea level was a whole lot higher | Ars Technica
Last time the Earth was this warm, sea level was a whole lot higher | Ars Technica: "Humans are currently turning up the planet’s thermostat much more quickly than natural processes have done in the past. Still, we learn a lot by uncovering the way the planet has responded to different set points on the Earth's thermostat."
Love this kind of reporting where scientific theories, more commonly known as theses, are presented as scientific fact. Yeah, they're the same. Just ask Newton.
Labels: bad science
Android creator Andy Rubin plans AI-equipped smartphone with edge-to-edge display, ceramic back
Android creator Andy Rubin plans AI-equipped smartphone with edge-to-edge display, ceramic back: "The man behind Google's Android platform, Andy Rubin, is preparing to reveal a company that will field a high-end smartphone with a bezel-free screen, ceramic back, and a heavy focus on AI —posing yet another challenge to Apple's iPhone, a report said on Friday."
Because anyone can introduce a new mobile phone as the lemmings leap off the cliff into the ocean.
Mac sales stabilize in Q4 amid worldwide PC shipment decline
Mac sales stabilize in Q4 amid worldwide PC shipment decline: "According to the latest estimates from Gartner, Apple shipped 5.4 million Macs to capture 7.5 percent of the worldwide PC market in the fourth calendar quarter of 2016, up 2.4 percent from 5.3 million units shipped and a 7 percent share of the market during the same period a year ago. "
Labels: AAPL, AAPL vs. MSFT
Fitbit looks to challenge Apple Watch with new acquisitions
Fitbit looks to challenge Apple Watch with new acquisitions: "Fitbit in December bought indie smartwatch firm Pebble in a deal that gives the company access to software, patents and engineering talent it needs to fight Apple in the wearable arena. "
The glove has been thrown down!