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Comment: It's not a monopoly... (Score 1) 1

as long as you're getting away with it, and boy are they getting away with it...

This is a pretty blatant move to pull while your business practices are already being looking into (albeit on a different front). Despite Jobs's comments about the spat with Adobe from D8, Apple seems adamant about throwing any olive branch Adobe extends directly into the fire. This seems like another knee jerk reaction to Google moving further into Apple's markets (Google Music?).

Those issues aside, this part seems reasonable.

3.3.9 You and Your Applications may not collect, use, or disclose to any third party, user or device data without prior user consent, and then only under the following conditions: - The collection, use or disclosure is necessary in order to provide a service or function that is directly relevant to the use of the Application. For example, without Apple's prior written consent, You may not use third party analytics software in Your Application to collect and send device data to a third party for aggregation, processing, or analysis.

Android's market explicitly states which, if any, types of data may be accessed by the app, and which are shared. Perhaps Apple can take note there. Once you send data to a website however (click a mobile ad, search a term on Google, etc.), any expectancy of not having that data aggregated is pretty naive.

Engadget: Apple revises iOS rules on outside advertisers, cuts out Google, Adobe by implic-> 1

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Apple and Google's newfound rivalry in the mobile advertising space was already pretty interesting to watch as it stood, and it looks like things just got more interesting still. As expected following Steve Jobs' comments at D8 last week, Apple has now revised its rules on advertising in iOS to allow outside advertisers to collect stats for ads, but the company has included some language in the new rules that seems to effectively cut out Google's AdMob. While it obviously doesn't mention Google by name, only "independent" advertising providers can collect tracking stats, and Apple says that any "advertising service provider owned by or affiliated with a developer or distributor of mobile devices, mobile operating systems or development environments other than Apple would not qualify as independent." That would seem to not only affect AdMob, but Adobe and Greystone's just-announced effort as well, considering it specifically mentions companies affiliated with "development environments other than Apple." We told you things would get interesting. Head on past the break for the complete relevant section.

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Comment: Shocking I know... (Score 1) 445

by ScrumHalf (#27776065) Attached to: Think-Tank Warns of Internet "Brownouts" Starting Next Year
Who is this mysterious Nemertes Research Group? They are part of the Internet Innovation Alliance, and you'll never guess who's footing the bill. I'll give you a hint, it starts with A*&*. No that's too easy, let's call them *T&T.

As has become the defacto standard way of doing business, let's pay some 'researchers' to publish the results that favor our intentions. "Remember, statistics don't lie, just the fuckers that use them."

Comment: Re:Frustration? (Score 1) 442

by ScrumHalf (#26331777) Attached to: How Do You Stay Upbeat Amidst the Idiocy?
How do you know you aren't just giving out stupid answers?

When you answer a question, or show someone how to do something, and they are able to then complete the task, would it not be safe to assume you adequately answered their inquiry? Now, 2 hours, 1 week, or 7 minutes later they ask again, after they were completely in the clear on the answer/solution/method. Now repeat that indefinitely. Some people either don't have the attention span to remember simple instructions, or simply don't care.

I can't speak specific examples from the OP's life, but I can illustrate one from my own. I play and coach for the local rugby club in my city. There are players who don't have the understanding of what decisions to make or how to execute a particular play. I then explain how to perform the action, and why you would perform an action (explaining the 'why' I find helps people buy into it, they then understand that there is a reason behind the way of doing things, not just me barking orders). From there we execute drills to reinforce the action, after several iterations of which, people tend to get it. They are able to execute the actions properly and decisively. The problem is that the same few individuals routinely forget everything they learn every 4 days, no matter how many times we go through this cycle. They are able to execute it properly once it is explained to them, but how many times should one have to explain the same action?

Comment: Both (Score 1) 336

by ScrumHalf (#25723395) Attached to: OpenOffice Vs. Google Apps
I use both for different circumstances. I use GoogleDocs for taking notes in lecture that can then be shared easily with others. For doing research, and any other information that I want to be able to access from anywhere (phone included). If/when I'm working on a major paper or something lengthy that I would be doing at home, I tend to use OpenOffice (also if my network connection is down in lecture). The best part is: they play nicely with each other.

+ - More Free Music: Nine Inch Nails-> 1

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TheDawgLives writes "Continuing to prove his theory that circumventing the music labels can be much more profitable for bands, Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor has released another CD online, completely free.
Here's the release:

as a thank you to our fans for your continued support, we are giving away the new nine inch nails album one hundred percent free, exclusively via nin.com. the music is available in a variety of formats including high-quality MP3, FLAC or M4A lossless at CD quality and even higher-than-CD quality 24/96 WAVE. your link will include all options — all free. all downloads include a PDF with artwork and credits. for those of you interested in physical products, fear not. we plan to make a version of this release available on CD and vinyl in july. details coming soon.

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+ - The Future of Reading

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theodp writes "With a seven-page cover story on The Future of Reading, Newsweek confirms all those rumors of Amazon's imminent introduction of the Kindle, a $399 e-book reader that aims to change the way we read. Kindle, which is named to evoke the crackling ignition of knowledge, has the dimensions of a paperback, weighs 10.3 oz., and uses E Ink technology on a 6-inch screen powered by a battery that gets up to 30 hours from a 2-hour charge. Kindle's real breakthrough is its EVDO-like wireless connectivity, which allows it to work anywhere, not just at Wi-Fi hotspots. More than 88,000 titles will be on sale at the Kindle store at launch, with NYT best sellers priced at $9.99. Subscribe to newspapers, magazines and even blogs, and content will be beamed automatically into your Kindle. Web access, including Wikipedia, Google search and PDF e-mail attachments, will also be available."

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