parislemon:

It has been almost a month since Steve Jobs officially stepped down as CEO of Apple. Today the stock is literally off-the-charts at a new all-time high. 
Apple’s market cap is now nearly $25 billion larger than Exxon’s, the second most-valuable public company in the world. Apple’s market cap will soon surpass $400 billion.
The iPhone 5 hasn’t even been announced yet.

parislemon:

It has been almost a month since Steve Jobs officially stepped down as CEO of Apple. Today the stock is literally off-the-charts at a new all-time high. 

Apple’s market cap is now nearly $25 billion larger than Exxon’s, the second most-valuable public company in the world. Apple’s market cap will soon surpass $400 billion.

The iPhone 5 hasn’t even been announced yet.

Tenenbaum Demands Rehearing of $675,000 RIAA File-Sharing Case

infoneer-pulse:

After more than five years the long-running and controversial file-sharing case of Joel Tenenbaum against the RIAA continues with his legal team filing a petition for a rehearing en banc. Tenenbaum argues that the jury instruction which led to a staggering $675,000 fine was both erroneous and prejudicial.

» via TorrentFreak

// Nokia’s prototype flex-phone may revolutionize mobile devices//

bitshare:

Nokia appears to be the first company to come up with a working prototype of a smart mobile phone that you can bend and flex to perform actions like zoom, scroll or take a picture. I have seen this concept before with the paper thin concept phone or more of a graphical design with the Galaxy Android.

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(Source: bitshare)

infoneer-pulse:

World Languages Mapped by Twitter

Twitter is a linguist’s dream come true: it compiles millions of messages in hundreds of languages daily, making the question “Who speaks what languages where?” easy to answer. That is the question taken up by self-described “map geek” Eric Fischer. He has created a map of the world’s languages used on Twitter by pulling together data collected by Google Chrome. “What a joy these maps are to behold,” writes Big Think’s Frank Jacobs writes. “It’s as if someone took one of those composite satellite maps — you know, impossibly showing the whole world at night, the darkness broken by hubs and strings of artificial light … and gave it the power of speech.”

» via The Atlantic

infoneer-pulse:

World Languages Mapped by Twitter

Twitter is a linguist’s dream come true: it compiles millions of messages in hundreds of languages daily, making the question “Who speaks what languages where?” easy to answer. That is the question taken up by self-described “map geek” Eric Fischer. He has created a map of the world’s languages used on Twitter by pulling together data collected by Google Chrome. “What a joy these maps are to behold,” writes Big Think’s Frank Jacobs writes. “It’s as if someone took one of those composite satellite maps — you know, impossibly showing the whole world at night, the darkness broken by hubs and strings of artificial light … and gave it the power of speech.”

» via The Atlantic

It’s not obvious exactly what to do here.

HP’s new CEO Meg Whitman talking to employees about the future of webOS today.

In April of 2010, when HP bought Palm for $1.2 billion, I spoke with Brian Humphries, HP’s SVP of Strategy. His quote:

“Our intent is to double down on webOS.”

That was just a year and a half ago. I’m getting whiplash watching HP these days.

(via parislemon)

(via parislemon)

The book is great technology, but it’s not good for everything

infoneer-pulse:

Printed books may have been groundbreaking technology 500 years ago, and they still have plenty of value as an information-distribution platform — but they are no longer good for every purpose, Matt MacInnis of digital textbook publisher Inkling told attendees at the GigaOM RoadMap conference in San Francisco on Thursday. When it comes to learning and exchanging information about a topic, MacInnis said, multimedia platforms like the tablet are a better solution. And as books increasingly go digital, traditional bookstores will have to emphasize the social aspects of books and reading if they want to survive.

» via GigaOM

How The World Will Shape Itself to Please Social Butterflies

infoneer-pulse:

The old staleness: hiring an expert to design soundscapes for bars, restaurants, museums, and the like.

The new hotness: allowing the sonic environment to shape itself around the musical preferences of the people in the room.

The catch: If you’re the private type, your taste will be left out of the equation. Everyone else will have more fun than you.

This idea of having environments automatically reflect the predilections of those who inhabit them seems like the stuff of science fiction, but it’s already established fact, though not many people likely realize it yet.

» via Wired

Comcast begins limited IPv6 rollout to home customers

infoneer-pulse:

On Wednesday, Comcast announced that it has started an IPv6 market deployment pilot in the town of Pleasanton, California. Comcast Xfinity Internet subscribers in Pleasanton who have an IPv6-capable DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem can automatically receive an IPv6 address as well as an IPv4 address. However, this only happens if they connect their Windows 7 or Mac OS 10.7 system directly to the cable modem. Subscribers who use a home gateway between their computer(s) and the cable modem and/or older use operating systems such as Windows XP or Mac OS 10.6 don’t get an IPv6 address.

This is because Comcast has chosen to apply the exact same methodology that is used for IPv4 to its pilot IPv6 deployment: the cable system gives out a single address to each subscriber. In the case where a single computer is attached to the cable modem, this works well for both IPv4 and IPv6: the computer gets an address for each protocol and can then connect to IPv4 destinations over IPv4 and to IPv6 destinations over IPv6.

» via ars technica

The iOS 5.0.1 OTA Update

parislemon:

Fraser Speirs:

This morning, I updated 37 iPads from iOS 5 to iOS 5.0.1 in less than two hours. I set them out on a table and walked down the line hitting “update” on each, then walked away.

Job done.

After all is said and done, this may actually be my favorite thing about iOS 5. OTA updates just work and are fast as hell.

Best of all, no computer required. This will mean a huge percentage of people who previously didn’t update will now update. You’d be surprised how many people never actually sync with a machine. Now they don’t have to. 

giant robots smashing into other giant robots: This week in open source

thoughtbot:

kumade

Small bug fix in the kumade Heroku deployer from Gabe Berke-Williams (gabebw). Apps are now restarted after deployment (7c5a6c6). This led to version 0.8.1 of kumade (eed756a).

suspenders

Read my lips: no new features; that’s the tale for suspenders this week. Instead, the…

(Source: thoughtbot)

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