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With Google Fiber, Search Giant Issues Public Challenge: Get Up To Speed!
Authored by: albert on Friday, September 14 2012 @ 04:44 PM EDT
LINK

I'd like to see Google build a nationwide fiber network; super-fast and inexpensive. Either it would bring prices down, or take over the U.S. pipes. A win either way for the consumer.

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nokia share jump
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, September 14 2012 @ 04:50 PM EDT
PJ wrote:
[PJ: Why would shares go up 6% after an admission of poor judgment?]

I have to admit that this is idle speculation: I would
not at this time consider any Nokia investment.

My take on why the share price rose is that spectacularly
bad judgement on the part of Nokia, coupled with strong
statements from management to the effect that they think
these amazing errors are actually really good ideas
has caused a large amount of arrogant bad judgement
to be "priced in" to the shares. This is the first hint
I've seen that they are starting to wake up to what a
bad position they are in, at least in a public way.

This is good news: the executives at Nokia made an
announcement that did not sound completely insane.
Could the next one coming please be something like:

"OK, big mistake, sorry, we are discontinuing the
idea of working with Microsoft, they don't know
anything about phones and their software is no good."

See what happens to the share price then!

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newspicks thread
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, September 14 2012 @ 05:19 PM EDT
Saw this posted on Slashdot and felt it might be relevant. Love to see Redhat pull something like that.

Sorry, it's been about 6 years since I posted and haven't the foggiest what my password is or what email I used to register...

Crizh

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Walker's anti-collective bargaining law struck down
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, September 14 2012 @ 06:21 PM EDT
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/judge -
strikes-down-wis-law-that-effectively-ended-
collective-bargaining-for-public-workers/2012/
09/14/62c4f446-feb6-11e1-98c6-ec0a0a93f8eb_story.html

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Apple on iPhone 5 Demand: “We’ve Been Completely Blown Away”
Authored by: Gringo_ on Friday, September 14 2012 @ 07:16 PM EDT

Looks like the new iPhones are selling fast - or are they? Perhaps Apple simply underestimated (a low) demand. No figures were provided. It could all be marketing hype. How are we to know? I certainly wouldn't believe anything Apple marketing says. I don't trust them. They have become a mafia.

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Apple did not violate Samsung patents - U.S. trade judge
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, September 14 2012 @ 08:08 PM EDT
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-did-not-violate-samsung-211532283.html

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Jumping the shark
Authored by: clueless on Saturday, September 15 2012 @ 12:29 AM EDT
PJ, if you really like the iPod Touch, you should definitely look at the Samsung
Galaxy Note or the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

If the iPod is a Kindle and more, the Note is even more than the two, has a
larger screen than the iPod, has an active digitizer stylus, and is a great
phone to boot.

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QC confirms “as such” will allow software patents (NZ)
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, September 15 2012 @ 03:42 AM EDT
First, to understand this you must read Brown QC's six page.doc
linked in the article, and you must read Part 2 of the article
linked as an update at the top.

Second, Brown QC appears to me not to have "confirmed" but merely
to have offered an opinion on the effect of as such. With none of
Brown's standing I shall offer my opinion that "as such" is a
red herring. An unfortunate red herring awaiting an unknown
interpretation by the courts. 10A(1) says a computer program
is not an invention. 10A(2) says a computer program as such is
not an invention.

A mousetrap that uses embedded software can be patented,
and the technical functionality of the software can be claimed
only to the extent that it affects the mousetrap functions.
A catskinner using the same software would not infringe IMO.
But then I'm not a QC, and have probably read it wrong.

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  • Darn! - Authored by: Ian Al on Saturday, September 15 2012 @ 11:23 AM EDT
  • Elections (NZ)? - Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, September 15 2012 @ 11:56 AM EDT
    • Unelected sinecure - Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, September 15 2012 @ 04:16 PM EDT
Apple ignores EU rule
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, September 15 2012 @ 03:52 AM EDT
http://apple.slashdot.org/story/12/09/14/2053241/iphone-5-scorns-standards-promi
se-to-european-commission

"Back in 2009, Apple signed an agreement aimed at reducing electronic waste
resulting from mobile phone accessories. But this week's launch of the iPhone 5
shows them reneging on that commitment. Instead of including a micro-USB
connector on the iPhone, as they agreed to do along with the rest of the phone
industry, they created yet another proprietary connector. At a stroke, they have
junked earlier iPhone accessories, forced a new industry in Apple-only
accessories to arise and broken their promise to the EC."

This may have some effect Apple didn't expect.

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