AdMob Brings Interactive Video Ads To Android TechCrunch
Google’s recently purchased mobile ad network AdMob is announcing today that it is bringing interactive video ads to Android phones. AdMob already offers the video ad format for iPhones. [What? You're surprised? Also see Paid ads on Android gooPhone: report]
Sony stops selling tape Walkman in Japan after 30 years Telegraph
The Walkman was the world’s first commercial personal stereo system and revolutionised how people listened to music. Often cited as one of the greatest gadget inventions of all time it has been squeezed out by portable CD players and latterly the advent of digital rivals, most notably Apple’s iPod. Since its launch in 1979 around 220 million Walkmans have been sold worldwide and the ground-breaking, pocket-sized music player was cherished by a generation of joggers and teenagers. While the last batch has already been produced for the Japanese market, Sony said it will continue making the device in China to accommodate a dwindling band of users in the US, Europe and some Asian countries.
Paralysed Man Brain Damaged After Nurse Accidentally Switches Off His Life Support, UK Medical news
A paralysed man being cared for in his home in Wiltshire, UK, was left brain-damaged after an agency nurse working for the NHS allegedly switched off his ventilator by mistake. The incident, which occurred in January 2009, was caught on a bedside camera that 37-year old tetraplegic Jamie Merret had arranged to be installed only days before, because he was worried about the care he was receiving, according to a BBC News report. The footage on the BBC website, accompanied by Health Correspondent Matthew Hill’s narrative, shows the nurse, Violeta Aylward, switching off Merret’s ventilator, and Merret, who is apparently aware of what has happened, trying to attract attention by clicking with his tongue.
After one year, Canada will welcome back Khadr Toronto Sun
The Canadian government has agreed to a clause in Omar Khadr’s plea bargain that says he will be returned to Canada after a year, his Canadian lawyer says. Khadr pleaded guilty Monday to murder, attempted murder, supporting terrorism, conspiracy and spying. His lawyer, Dennis Edney, said he is confident the Canadian government will honour its part of the bargain. “Mr. Khadr pleaded guilty this morning …in exchange for the Canadian government agreeing to repatriate him back to Canada after one year,” Edney said. “Canada’s language is sufficiently satisfactory to uphold Canada to its position, that it will take Omar Khadr back after one year.”
Copyright the Canadian Way Michael Geist
This week’s Hill Times features an op-ed by Sara Bannerman that explores the Canadian history of fighting for independent copyright policies. Bannerman notes that Bill C-32 “is more like a Canadian version of the American Digital Millennium Copyright Act than a made-in-Canada solution to copyright in the digital age.” Bannerman’s piece is adapted from her chapter in From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda and is one of several pieces that provide much-needed historical context to the current round of reforms.
Baidu’s Search Engine Profit In China Jumps 112.4% ChinaTechNews
Chinese search engine Baidu Inc. posted a 76.4% revenue increase as the company announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Total revenues in the third quarter of 2010 were CNY2.256 billion, a 76.4% increase from the corresponding period in 2009. Net income in the third quarter of 2010 was CNY1.047 billion, a 112.4% increase from the corresponding period in 2009.
Philips unveils latest wake-up light campaign The Local
Philips’ advertising campaigns for the wake-up light have historically challenged the prestige of the product, testing the wake-up light’s mettle in real life. In this latest campaign, the test is on an epic scale. Philips travels to Longyearbyen, Norway, where winter lasts for four months and the sun doesn’t rise at all in this period. A town where the local people look with dread to the winter months: a time of little enjoyment and confusion. A period when, without the differentiation of day and night, time itself is without meaning. Enter Philips and the wake-up light with a simple mission: to restore residents Longyearbyen’s daily routine and help them combat the negative impact of living without natural light for four months.
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