Well, this appears to be the last time that this will happen for a while, since there’s only 12 months in a year
Well, have a nice day.
Apple is getting to find out what happens when you attack your suppliers…
Apple is going to have to dig a little deeper into its pockets for every iPhone and iPad it produces, according to a new report.
MarketWatch, citing South Korean daily newspaper Chosun Ilbo, reported on Sunday that Samsung has increased the price of mobile processors supplied to Apple for use in its iDevices by 20 percent. Chosun Ilbo apparently heard about the price hike from an unnamed person familiar with negotiations between Apple and Samsung.
“Samsung Electronics recently asked Apple for a significant price raise in (the mobile processor known as) application processor,” the source said, according to MarketWatch.
As could be expected, the new price didn’t initially sit well with Apple. “Apple first disapproved it, but finding no replacement supplier, it accepted the (increase),” the source added.
I must say that it really wasn’t smart for Apple to attack Samsung over the design of some of their older phones, sure they got some money from Samsung in the US and Germany, but now they’re probably going to pay it back with higher fees from Samsung, which is a major supplier of parts for the iPhone and iPad. I wonder what’s going to happen next.
MPAA, All I can do is a facepalm over this…
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has looked at tomorrow’s “Internet blackout” in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)—and it sees only a “gimmick,” a “stunt,” “hyperbole,” “a dangerous and troubling development,” an “irresponsible response,” and an “abuse of power.”
Wikipedia, reddit, and others are going dark to protest the legislation, while sites like Scribd and Google will also protest. In response, MPAA chief Chris Dodd wheeled out the big guns and started firing the rhetoric machine-gun style. His statement feels unusually angry for the normally unruffled trade group, but the MPAA has long asserted that Google simply wants to profit from piratical ad money.
As one of the commenters said, pot call the kettle black.
I am personally one of the people who thinks that the american patent system is broken. At one time it was designed so that people had to innovate and make new things, but now, at least in the software world, it’s being used to stop any competition. Now, thanks to the patent system, there are companies called ‘Patent trolls’ these companies buy patents from a large number of companies and use them to sue other companies or people over ‘patent infringement’. Now apple just gave one of those companies some patents that they can sue with.
Over the last two years, Apple has been engaged in vicious legal battles over smartphone patents, many of which are aimed at squelching or squeezing money out of manufacturers of devices running Android. And now, for some reason, it has given valuable patents to a patent troll — which is using them to sue many of the top technology companies in the world.
This is to anyone that thinks that those of us that live in the United States still live in ‘the land of the free’ …
Tomorrow sees one of the most pivotal pieces of internet legislation pass through the halls of power in Washington. The ‘Stop Online Piracy Act’ SOPA bill, combined with PROTECT IP Act, seeks to give the US Justice Department the power to force Internet Providers into blocking access to any website that is suspected of hosting or linking to copyrighted material.Provision for ‘going after’ ‘disputed sites’ hosting companies; search engines that link to them; payment services that support them, and other ancillary services will also be granted through the act.
So basically, any corporation could yell out ‘Copyright Infringement!’ to any website on the ‘net, and then the site will just disappear. It doesn’t seem that it’ll matter what site they’re talking about, any site can be brought down, by removal of it’s name from all of the DNS servers in the US. Any US Based site taken down this way will remove it from the whole world, and it could possibly happen to some sites based in other countries. (though harder, and it’d be less likely to happen outside of our controllable area.)
Small and large businesses that are based off of the ‘net could just vanish and die, I must say that this cannot happen, if it does, there will be some huge, bad, changes to come.
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It’s 11/11/11 today! isn’t that neat?
It’s a cool day for us geeks, as days where the same number is repeated many times are rare, The last one for quite a long time will be 12/12/12 at 12:12 AM and PM, as we only have twelve months in a year and twenty four hours in a day… I’ll try to avoid missing that one
Also apparently some groups believe that this date may have something to do with the apoclypse, or some metaphysics stuff… But I just think that it’s a neat date, being able to say that it’s 11/11/11! In the end it’s just our clocks moving forward, and seeing the changes that are happening to the world.
I found a neat image on what most of the countries in the world are best at…
And apparently the USA is best at producing…. *dramatic drumroll*
In my opinion that isn’t good for this country…
Here’s the link, I must say that it’s a neat thing to look at.
The world lost a great man yesterday… Steve Jobs, one of the co-founders of Apple, has died.
I may not have used many products made by his company, but I still do have to say that he was one of the greatest minds of his time, without him, I don’t know where computers would be today… though they probably wouldn’t be quite as far along as they are now.