Facebook never really innovated anything except Facebook. Google innovated search and better email, but has switched trying to compete with Facebook. Apple has always innovated, even if it meant sacrificing successful products (eg: The famous killing off of the iPod Mini at the peak of its success.). I think he is wrong that Steve Jobs was Apple's chief innovator. Steve simply focussed doggedly on whatever ideas he had until he could make them reality, and fairly never compromised. Now if Apple can keep that focus... He is right about innovation though overall. The announcement of iTunes Radio and car integration seems to be more about the spread and normalisation of existing technology. Everyone is focussed on maps and getting people to interact with where they are right now. The technology has to become over-saturated and stagnant and open the way for someone to innovate at the right place and time.
Maybe whoever wrote the virus got lucky, found they'd hit the jackpot with the data and sold it off for a crapload of money?
TFGeditor writes: "Thanks to
/. readers' advice from a previous Ask Slashdot ahref=http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/0 9 /28/2153212rel=url2html-31469http://ask.slashdot. o rg/article.pl?sid=06/09/28/2153212> , I now have a PC system optimally configured to produce professional on-air radio programs. Now I have a new problem. My radio co-host and I are in different cities located a few hundred miles apart. In order to give the show a real-time (i.e. "live") sound, we need to somehow connect him and me over the net so that we can produce a show complete with co-host banter, real-time interaction, etc. as if we were both in the same studio. How can we do this? Will Skype or other VOIP applications do this without the result sounding "tinny" (like a phone connection), or are there other apps that will do a better job? Need your advice/help."
pcjjman writes: "On Tuesday the NTIA (National Telecommunications & Information Administration) released the requirements and recommendations for ATSC digital set-top boxes that wish to be valid for the $40 vouchers every US household will receive early next year. Guess what? None of the valid boxes will actually display HD signals. S-video's the best video output you'll find, and even that's optional. For more info read my post about it, or look at the actual guidelines themselves, straight from the NTIA."