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hawks5999 (588198) writes "With State budgets hurting so bad, it's about time someone took a smart approach to school safety and security. Looks like these guys could be on to something here that will make budget dollars go further in really providing safe schools using technology." Link to Original Source top
hawks5999 (588198) writes "CNBC is reporting that with rampant piracy, Hi-Def duplication costs and a saturated market, the Adult Entertainment Industry is in trouble.
"Once upon a time, the adult film industry led technological trends for the entire entertainment business, but technological advances, rising costs, piracy and a saturated market have in many ways left the porn business adrift in uncertainty."
Could this spell the end for Big Porn? (Hint, 62% of the article readers download or view porn from the Internet)" Link to Original Source top
hawks5999 writes "Amazon.com has long leveraged customer reviews and user generated lists to drive its shoppers from one purchase to the next. Now it looks like the online retail giant is getting into another level of social networking via Seattle startup Shelfari. According to this press release, Amazon has invested an undisclosed amount into Shelfari (rumored earlier to be 1 million dollars).
"Amazon.com pioneered user-driven content ten years ago when it provided its customers with a vehicle to add their own reviews and Shelfari seeks to build on that legacy by giving readers a place where they can connect with others who share their passion," said Josh Hug, Shelfari's CEO and co-founder.
How long before we see an "Add to My Shelf" link on Amazon?" top
hawks5999 (588198) writes "JetBlue's reservation and communication systems have been down for 5 days leaving thousands of passengers stranded and stockholders seeing red. It was almost exactly 4 years ago that JetBlue trumpeted it's reliance on Windows to help it see black. From a 2003 news.com article:
So we marched down the road of the Windows platform. We don't have any Unix; we don't have an AS/400; we don't have any mainframes — we don't have anything outside of Windows. There has been tremendous cost savings....everything's Windows. Every technician that works on a server works on a Windows server. Every technician working on a desktop works on a Windows desktop. That's quite a bit easier than other flavors of desktops or OS/2 or whatever else is out there.
I guess they didn't look at redundancy or reliability in their cost equation..."