The State of Mapping APIs, 5 Years On
I work at ESRI and find it hilarious that we're not mentioned in that article
The rest of us also find this hilarious, but for different reasons.
German Radar Satellite Lifts Off Tonight
Not France. Nor Poland. Austria is right out.
The Apple Broadcast Network
Right, because RCA TVs and Apple iPhones are absolutely comparable. They both display moving images. They both play sound. And they are both internet-connected devices running software written and updated by a single party. That party maintains a persistent connection to them, and has an avowed interest in becoming a media distribution power. Oh, wait.
I am not suggesting that Apple will literally play streaming video over all these devices. However, it's an interesting way to think about the vested power here. They have 90 million devices that they essentially own in everyone's pockets, backpacks and living rooms. They are one update, one App Store app, away from becoming bigger than all four broadcast networks at their peak.
Israel Repeals iPad Ban
...then Israel should be confiscating all US made laptops at the border.
Or shooting them?
Google Street View Wants You to Direct New Tricycle Imager
You joke, but check out this cool project to add real time imagery into Google Earth:
Mozilla To Protect Adobe Flash Users
Here's a page that checks your Flash version and lists the latest version for the different browsers/operating systems: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
Finalists Chosen In Apps For America 2 Contest
My last-minute slap-dash entry (it didn't get picked, and no wonder) does more or less what you want: http://yournearby.com/budget/
AT&T's Bad Math Strikes MythBusters' Savage
Kilobit isn't a speed rate. Kilobits per second is a speed rate. A kilobit is just a small unit of data.
Sony Pictures in Talks With YouTube
Let's be clear. YouTube isn't set to post anything, let alone a loss. Google as a whole will post huge profits again, albeit below last year, and that will be that.
It's only buzz if you use it that way.
I can develop an app to crowdsource movie recommendations using Agile methodologies and heavy automation with SOAP communication between layers.
If I wrote a few paragraphs concerning this project these words would have far more meaning within the context of the description. This is a valid use of the word "crowdsourcing," because it's within the context of a real project and it communicates a real concept.
400,000 PCs Infected With Fake "Antivirus 2009"
Thanks Microsoft for thoughtfully protecting all the Zunes from this outbreak.
iPhone App Pricing Limits Developers
Iconfactory, the company this Craig Hockenberry guy is from, does that. They have Twitterific (free) and Twitterific Premium.
Bay Area To Install Electric Vehicle Grid
Better Place buys green electricity. Try that for lunch.