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Zucker says Apple deal rotten – Variety
NBC U topper Jeff Zucker warned that new digital business models were turning media revenues ‘from dollars into pennies’ and revealed NBC U booked just $15 million in revenue during the last year of its deal with Apple’s iTunes. Interviewed by The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta at a benefit for Syracuse University, Zucker described the impasse that led to NBC U’s decision not to renew its current iTunes deal, which expires in December.
A tipster has written in to name Facebook programmer Jordan Moncharmont as the employee who allegedly looked up a user’s password, logged into her account, and changed her profile picture to a graphic image.
You can chalk this one up to our bad in assuming best intentions, but when Apple said no cash for iPhones, they damn well meant it — enough to extend the policy out to no cash for anything that could in turn purchase an iPhone. Turns out you can’t even use your Apple bucks to buy an iPhone anymore, not even if someone bought you an Apple Gift Card with their credit card.
Researcher: Handheld supercomputers only 10-15 years away – Computerworld
One nanotechnology researcher said supercomputers small enough to fit into the palm of your hand are only 10 or 15 years away. “If things continue to go the way they have been in the past few decades, then it’s 10 years,” said Michael Zaiser, a professor and researcher at the University of Edinburgh School of Engineering and Electronics. “The human brain is very good at working on microprocessor problems, so I think we are close — 10 years, maybe 15.”
The first official order for the so-called “$100 laptop” has been placed by the government of Uruguay. The South American country has bought 100,000 of the machines for schoolchildren aged six to 12. A further 300,000 may be purchased to provide a machine for every child in the country by 2009. The order will be a boost for the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) organisation behind the project which has admitted difficulties getting concrete orders.
New Credit Cards Have Displays, Keypads – The Rawfeed
Innovative Card Technologies and eMue Technologies plan to unveil next month a new credit card with a built-in screen and keypad that would enable online sellers to give a one-time use PIN code, which the user would then key into the card before using it.
China angered by German accusations of Internet espionage – Heise Online
The People’s Republic of China has rejected as “baseless” the latest German accusations according to which Chinese state agencies are behind attacks on computers in Germany. On Tuesday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China protested against a statement to this effect made by Elmar Remberg, the Vice President of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution. “We are confused and firmly reject these baseless accusations,” a spokesman of the ministry said in Beijing according to the German news agency dpa. “We shall lodge a complaint with our German counterpart and demand clarification,” he added.
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