As I recall, B&N just opened the Nook to the whole Android store, so that issue appears over.
17 percent stake doesn't give them significant control. Now they can let their shit fly unimpeded. Big difference. Only silver lining is that the remaining stock might sell out for next to nothing, and the Nook is easily modded to run pure Android, IIRC.
Yup. Same ol' sleazy "business model" they've used from the very beginning. And they say China has no tech imagination. Anyway, so long, Nook, it's been good to know you. Probly won't like you anymore once the price goes up 300 or 400 percent and you get an ugly new MS scare-mask face.
would be for Google to block search results, and mention in news pages, for any publisher objecting to reasonable quotes. If they don't want publicity, they should be accommodated.
And you can't install Linux or some other OS, I understand. Correct? If so the thing makes no sense at all. You can get a full featured netbook with actual apps and the browser of your choice. What's the CB got to make up for that?
Think what they could do with real remote-controlled toys. Some cargoplanes full of RC snakes or, well, tanks. Way more bang for the buck than what they're getting now.
If you're as essential as you think, raise your rates -- you're the seller, after all. If they seem ready to consider going with a price hike, offer to take it in the form of equity (because you believe in the company's future and want to be part of it, blablabla. Asking for options in lieu of a rate hike or straight equity would be an easier sell, as it gives them a stronger hold on you and gives you more motivation to work at the top of your game. But the real question is, are you getting paid less than you deserve, and are you willing to demand more. The form of the increase is secondary.
of the conflicts of interest that will become entrenched with the Comcast/NBC merger, if it's allowed to happen. Comcast is obviously incapable now of separating its responsibilities as an information carrier from its interests as a content marketer. Comcast's "anti-piracy" sabotage makes it clear as day that allowing it to add one of the country's largest content providers to its mix will be a disaster for freedom in information in America. The FCC, Congress, and the DOJ need to head this one off at the pass.
finally gets busted in a major way. Guess he should just stick to the tits and ass that launched his so-called career.
Dthief writes "From MSNBC: 'Firefighters in rural Tennessee let a home burn to the ground last week because the homeowner hadn't paid a $75 fee. Gene Cranick of Obion County and his family lost all of their possessions in the Sept. 29 fire, along with three dogs and a cat. "They could have been saved if they had put water on it, but they didn't do it," Cranick told MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. The fire started when the Cranicks' grandson was burning trash near the family home. As it grew out of control, the Cranicks called 911, but the fire department from the nearby city of South Fulton would not respond.'"
Could we at least have one of the Bridges?
that shows people who eat candy like sugar. Ain't breakthrough insights great?
IF hardware develops to enable this kind of choice. With all the hype about convergence, we're still nowhere near the point where Joe Couch Potato can point the remote in the living room, pull up a program menu of network, cable, and Net-based shows and play/record whatever he wants transparently. And without having to set up a separate "media center" and figure out all the connections, config, and access. It's not really a tech problem, it's about power struggles between cable and telco, content creators, search companies, DRM trogs, and corporate dimness. The so-called libertarians will howl, but the plain fact is that we need national standards aimed at finally bringing the communications age to the folks who don't want to know any more about what their "TV" is doing than they know about how the cable or satellite picture gets to their house.
not only because of the sloppy tech, but because of the clientele. Lots of money flowing from folks trying to lose their real identities and who are less likely than most to try and seek investigations if they get scammed. Doesn't get better than this.
Damn -- it's first concern in half the mobile-hardware reviews these days. Do these people actually turn the phone on or just hang it around their necks as jewelry? Wipe the scary prints off on your overpriced shirt awready.