Wednesday, June 30, 2010
"To state it very bluntly, piracy hurts. It hurts our economy, our health and our safety...We want to make sure that these countries know we want these sites shut down," Biden said. "We are going to shine a light. If these sites are operating openly in a country that is not taking action...we can make it very public and shine a light on rogue actors. It's the government's responsibility to respond."
Disturbingly, this plan is proposed as a blanket measure for all forms of intellectual property. Not just in the entertainment industry. Manufacturers of tires, airplane parts, pharmaceutical products, and even Kevlar vests cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars every year and phony products can prove fatal.
"This is not just about the new 'Robin Hood' movie," Biden said. "It's not just about creative talent...It's about whether a Kevlar [bulletproof] vest we are putting on some guy and whether it works or not."
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
The number of companies that have said their earnings will be worse than expected is only slightly higher than companies that have said they are doing better than investors believe. The current ratio of negative to positive is 1.2, while the long-term average is 2.1, meaning in a normal quarter, twice the number of companies deliver bad news than good.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
"Just as the PC industry helped pull us out of the recession of the 1980s, today the era of 'connected intelligence' will continue to help pull us out of the current recession, including, of course, smartphones but also wireless devices of all types, both mobile and automotive."
According to Beyer, new capabilities in device-to-device and device-to-infrastructure connectivity are offering new types of services and entertainment that add up to connected intelligence, which he claimed will continue to help pull the world out of the current recession.
"By 2014, more people will access the web with mobile devices than with traditional PCs," said Beyer. "And the wireless device capabilities that were previously performed on individual devices, are now converging on single devices, such as smartphones."
Beyer also acknowledged that some single-use devices are better off left single-use, such as eReaders. However improvements in performance are allowing more realistic book like features, such as animations that show pages turning, like a real book, rather than just popping-up like a web page.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Black lines represent people moving in
Red lines represent people moving out
Monday, June 14, 2010
- 65% of the Fortune 100 companies own a Twitter corporate account.
- About half of the companies own a Facebook page and/or YouTube channel.
- Blogs are less well received with only one-third adopting content strategy, with a low average of 7 post per month published.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
According to data from the US Census Bureau, San Francisco has more people with bachelors' or graduate degrees per square mile than any other city.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Of the twenty hours a week that an average American spends listening to music, only three of it is stuff you own. The rest is radio.
-Tim Westergren, the founder of Pandora
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
To use your head, you have to go out of your mind.
Mike Bethke, a local businessman and community advocate, said it seems like the city is at a low point. He likened it to a 12-step program, where a drug addict gets so far down he finally seeks help.
Here is a rundown of some of the crimes that have recently taken place in Santa Cruz:
- Anarchist rioters smashed up mom-and-pop businesses on Pacific Avenue cuasing more than $100,000 in damage
- Vandals spray-painted tags around a city block downtown
- Someone sliced the brake lines on a UC Santa Cruz biology researcher's vehicle
- A methamphetamine dealer was gunned down during a drug deal along Branciforte Creek
- A Santa Cruz High School graduate was gunned down by gang members in a neighborhood park
- Four of the city's past six homicides were gang-related and all taking the lives of men ages 16-20
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