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Archive for May, 2014

31
May

ExactTarget Cofounder, CEO Scott Dorsey Says Goodbye

Scott McCorkle, president of technology and strategy, to take over.

31
May

A problem well stated is a problem half solved. …

A problem well stated is a problem half solved. Charles F. Kettering US electrical engineer & inventor (1876 – 1958)

31
May

India's economic growth disappoints

India’s economy grew at a slower-than-forecast annual pace of 4.6% between January and March, due largely to a slowdown in the manufacturing sector.

31
May

DealBook: Insider Trading Inquiry Includes Mickelson and Icahn

Federal authorities are examining a series of well-timed trades belonging to the golfer Phil Mickelson and the gambler William T. Walters.



31
May

iPhone 6 Leaks Show Size Comparison And (Possible) Green Color

The iPhone 6 is rumored to be released in September. Not only are people clamoring to know all the special features Apple has planned, but they want to find out what the phone will look like too.

If rumors are to be believed, the iPhone 6 will have a 4.7-inch display, much larger than all the previous phones. So much larger, Insider Sonny Dickson decided to post comparison pictures. The following is his explanation:

“Pictures of the iPhone 6 Mockup have been circulating throughout the web. I’ve gone ahead and compared the Mockup to older generations of the iPhones and the iPod Touch 5G, as well as the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5.”

What followed were lots and lots of pictures.

Speaking of pictures, Dickson also tweeted a photo originally posted by Macfixit showing the new iPhone case to be a disgusting puke-green color.

Post by Sonny Dickson.

Of course, anything leaked may or may not be what goes up on shelves in September, but it’s not stopping people from creating mock-ups based on leaked blueprints.

All the leaks has gotten Apple quite upset. In fact, the company appears to have been collaborating with the Chinese Government to stop the leaks. Dickson tweeted the following about the subject:

There are about 200 security officers trying to catch those who dare to sell i6 accessories.

— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) May 30, 2014

Then he proceeded to go into detail on his blog:

“On May 27th, Shen Zhen Customs (Shenzhen anti-smuggling governing body), and Hua Qiang street authorities, stormed the YuanWang Mall to try to catch some of those smugglers and whoever was said to sell Apple/Samsung/Nokia/etc units, or fake Apple/Samsung/Nokia units. More than 120 government officials are involved in this operation.

Apple may have had a role in this raid, since Apple have the ability to track all serials & activations between HK and China.”

Image via YouTube, CNET

31
May

Kate Gosselin and 8 Kids Return to TV

Kate Gosselin and her 8 little (or not so little it seems) Gosselins are making their return to TV in a TLC special called Kate Plus Eight: Sextuplets Turn 10. Airing as a two-part series, the first half of the special will be shown on TLC on June 19th, with the second half featured a week later on June 26th.

According to E!, Kate hasn’t changed a lot since she was last seen on TLC in Kate Plus Eight and previously in Jon & Kate Plus 8. The website reports “she’s still got her no-nonsense, suck-the-fun-out-of-everything, attitude along with a new hairdo.”

That’s actually a rather pleasant description of the woman that everyone quickly loved to hate. Once she and ex-husband Jon made big bucks on their reality TV show she almost instantly turned into a royal b*tch.

The special will feature the Gosselin sextuplets turning ten years old. The three girls and three boys were the whole reason for the Gosselin family’s reality show in the first place. When they were born, Jon and Kate Gosselin already had twin girls–Mady and Cara. The addition of six more kids became the ‘plus 8′ in both shows.

Fans are definitely excited about Kate’s return to the small screen.

@Kateplusmy8 IS COMING BACK?! My night just turned 975x better

— k a y l i e ♡ (@kaymo_12) May 29, 2014

@Kateplusmy8 KATE PLUS 8 IS COMING BACK, I’m so excited!! OMG OMG is this a dream come true…???

— MARISKA FAN (@amandaprosser3) May 29, 2014

Jon Gosselin wasn’t thrilled when he heard about the upcoming special. He hasn’t wanted his kids on TV ever since he and Kate Gosselin divorced. Some think he is looking out for his kid’s best interests while others think he doesn’t want them on TV because he is jealous of Kate Gosselin and her so-called fame.

Will you be tuning in to see Kate Plus Eight: Sextuplets Turn 10 when it airs on TLC in June? Do you expect it will do well in the TV ratings?

Image via Twitter

30
May

Machine Learning: The Flaws of Apple’s iMessage

Because the service comes installed on iPhones, and in my experience is turned on by default, it is hugely popular. But there are many good alternative services.



30
May

Microsoft and Salesforce.com Have Their Heads In the Cloud

They might be longtime rivals, but Microsoft and Salesforce are now partners.