three decades

three decades

Tim Berners-Lee: demand your data from Google and Facebook

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World wide web inventor says personal data held online could be used to usher in new era of personalised servicesTim Berners-Lee, the father of the world wide web, has urged internet users to demand their personal data from online giants such as Google and Facebook to usher in a new...
Tim Berners-Lee: demand your data from Google and Facebook

Virgin Media posts first-ever profit

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UK cable company beats forecasts to report net income of £75.9m for 2011Virgin Media has brought to an end nearly three decades of losses for the British cable TV industry by reporting its first ever annual profit in 2011.The UK's only remaining cable company, created in 2006 after repeated rounds...
Virgin Media posts first-ever profit

Now This Is Interesting: A Climate Prediction From 1981

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It is very much worth checking out an item on Real Climate, from two Dutch scientists. They have found a paper by James Hansen and others from 1981, before climate change was even an occasion for political disagreement.Hansen is now famous in the world of climate studies, and infamous to...
Now This Is Interesting: A Climate Prediction From 1981

US Olympic Committee Forces 30 Year Old Philidelphia Gyro Restaraunt To Change Its Name

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Ah, the Olympics. The spirit of cooperation. Of athletic competition. Of the essence of global feel-good-ness, where all the Olympic committees of the world come together to put on a spectacle made of the most brilliant athletes in the world. Oh, and they also like to stifle links to critical...
US Olympic Committee Forces 30 Year Old Philidelphia Gyro Restaraunt To Change Its Name

Google pumps cash into UK classrooms, will buy Arduino, Raspberry Pi sets for kids

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Eric Schmidt has said that Google will make cash available through its investment into Teach First to buy Raspberry Pi and Arduino units for British schoolchildren. He was at the UK's Science Museum to talk about Mountain View's partnership with the charity, which puts top university graduates into schools...
Google pumps cash into UK classrooms, will buy Arduino, Raspberry Pi sets for kids

World IPv6 Launch: Keeping the Internet growing

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When the Internet launched operationally in 1983, its creators never dreamed that there might be billions of devices and users trying to get online. Yet now, almost three decades later, that same Internet serves nearly 2.5 billion people and 11 billion devices across the globe. And we're running out of...
World IPv6 Launch: Keeping the Internet growing

Tweet from a Commodore 64? We Do That and More to Celebrate the Beloved PC's 30th Birthday

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Our intrepid computer historian uses the Commodore 64 to tweet, read web sites, and do other PC tasks invented long after the famous gaming computer launched three decades ago....
Tweet from a Commodore 64? We Do That and More to Celebrate the Beloved PC's 30th Birthday
America's Most Innovative Neighborhood: 15 Square Miles In New Mexico, Population: 0

Microsoft's Surface: Hiding in Plain Sight

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When Microsoft first showed off its Surface tablet in June, it was a surprise to many that the company was entering the computer business. After all, Microsoft had spent three decades sticking to PC software, letting others make the machines. Even Microsoft’s longtime hardware partners had just a brief heads-up....
Microsoft's Surface: Hiding in Plain Sight

Microsoft Office for the iPad is all about the Enterprise

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It appears that Microsoft may finally unveil an iPad version of its bread and butter Office productivity suite.  More interestingly, the launch seems to timed with a possible on stage presentation at the iPad 3 event in a few weeks. Remember when Roz Ho, former head of the MS Mac...
Microsoft Office for the iPad is all about the Enterprise

Can Anything Take Down the Facebook Juggernaut?

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Illustration: Mister Mourao Sometime in early 2004, as Mark Zuckerberg was furiously coding the first iterations of The Facebook in his Harvard dorm room, the Internet passed what then seemed to be an impressive milestone: 750 million people worldwide had become connected. The exact birthdate of the Internet is difficult...
Can Anything Take Down the Facebook Juggernaut?

HEY, AMERICA: Check Out How 90% Of Us Have Gotten Shafted Over The Past 30 Years...

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Income inequality is arguably the most important economic story in this country right now. With all of America's income gains now going to the richest 10% of Americans--and especially the richest 1%--the middle class is strapped. And since the middle class provides most of the spending in the economy (rich...
HEY, AMERICA: Check Out How 90% Of Us Have Gotten Shafted Over The Past 30 Years...

The mobile revolution and the future of business apps

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Take a look around the next time you’re walking down the street, standing in front of the elevator, or waiting for a meeting to start. In all directions, you’ll see people busy with their mobile devices. Smart devices are probably the fastest-spreading technology of the past three decades. Mobile users...
The mobile revolution and the future of business apps
Proposition 30: Yet another way California screws entrepreneurs over
Minitel, France's precursor to the Web, to go dark on June 30
From pre-PC to post-PC: Happy birthday, Microsoft

Startup Act 2.0 Aims to Jumpstart the Economy

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Warner U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and three colleagues today introduced bipartisan legislation, Startup Act 2.0, to help jumpstart the economy through the creation and growth of new businesses and jobs.  It is based upon research showing that for close to three decades, companies less than five years old have...
Startup Act 2.0 Aims to Jumpstart the Economy
IDC Q1 2012 Numbers: ‘iOS and Android have successfully distanced themselves from the industry’

"STOCKS FOR THE LONG RUN": If The US Is Japan, The DOW Will Fall To 2400 By 2027

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Remember the famous book by Jeremy Siegel called "Stocks For The Long Run"? It was the bible of the 1990s. In the 1990s, every dip in the stock market was hailed as a "buying opportunity," because the prevailing wisdom was that stocks always do well over the long haul....
"STOCKS FOR THE LONG RUN": If The US Is Japan, The DOW Will Fall To 2400 By 2027

Networks: Remembering Jon Postel -- And the Day He Hijacked the Internet

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One January day in 1998, Jon Postel emailed eight of the 12 organizations that served handled the address books for the entire internet. He told them to reconfigure their computer servers so that they pulled addresses not from a government-backed operation in Herdon, Virginia, but from a machine at...
Networks: Remembering Jon Postel -- And the Day He Hijacked the Internet
VMware 'Replaces CEO' On Flight To The Clouds

In pictures: Hand-held consoles

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A look back at some of the consoles to grace our palms over the past three decades...
In pictures: Hand-held consoles

What’s The Tech Industry Takeaway From The Apple E-Book Lawsuit? [TCTV]

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The United States Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit filed yesterday against Apple and five major book publishers for allegedly colluding and price-fixing e-books is still reverbing throughout the tech industry — after all, pretty much anything having to do with Apple these days is going to attract attention, and...
What’s The Tech Industry Takeaway From The Apple E-Book Lawsuit? [TCTV]

Analyst Cuts Apple Rating on Prospect of iPhone Subsidy Revolt

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Now here are two words you don’t often see in the same sentence: Apple and downgrade. Yet, here they are in a note from BTIG Research’s Walter Piecyk, who this morning cut his rating on the company’s shares to Neutral from Buy. A shocker of a call, coming as it...
Analyst Cuts Apple Rating on Prospect of iPhone Subsidy Revolt
Pop Goes The Pivot

MICROSOFT: Okay, Fine, We Admit It--Apple Was Right

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Microsoft (MSFT) startled everyone yesterday by announcing that it is going to make and sell its own version of the iPad, which is called the "Surface." This new tablet, which Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer demo-ed in Los Angeles yesterday, will be made entirely by Microsoft--hardware and software. This strategy,...
MICROSOFT: Okay, Fine, We Admit It--Apple Was Right

Afghanistan announces satellite tender

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International partner sought to put Afghanistan's first satellite in orbit to improve the country's television and internet coverageLess than two decades after the Taliban made bonfires of film reels outside Kabul's cinemas, banned television and condemned weather forecasting as sorcery, the government that replaced them is seeking a partner to...
Afghanistan announces satellite tender

Why passwords are failing us -- still!

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Three decades into the digital revolution, passwords are still complicated, ineffective and a drain on IT's resources. What gives?Insider (registration required)...
Why passwords are failing us -- still!

Dear Recording Industry: 'Rampant Piracy' Is Deader Than Your Outdated Metrics

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Tom Townshend at MSN Music posits an interesting question: is illegal downloading dead? To be sure, asking any lobbyist fronting for the RIAA this question will result in a long-winded tongue lashing that compares today's "digital dimes" with yesteryear's "plastic money-printing machine." But the question is valid. Is piracy as...
Dear Recording Industry: 'Rampant Piracy' Is Deader Than Your Outdated Metrics

Why Hasn’t Software Eaten Healthcare, Finance, and Education Yet?

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Over the past two decades, Silicon Valley software companies have been, as Marc Andreessen wrote, eating the world. More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services — from shopping to movies to travel. Three industries, however, have remained largely apart...
Why Hasn’t Software Eaten Healthcare, Finance, and Education Yet?
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