Month: juillet 2011 (page 1 of 3)

The cars were supposed to collect the locations of Wi-Fi access points. But Google also recorded the street addresses and unique identifiers of computers and other devices using those wireless networks and then made the data publicly available through Google.com until a few weeks ago.

Delivering his keynote address at this week’s annual CA Expo in Sydney, former Google CIO Douglas C Merrill added to the growing belief that punishing and demonizing file-sharers is a bad idea. Merrill, who after his Google stint joined EMI records, revealed that his profiling research at the label found that LimeWire pirates were iTunes’ biggest customers.

Serveurs basés en Europe alimentés de Madagascar, connexions au site Tripadvisor avec une clé 3G ou depuis un cybercafé pour brouiller l’identification de l’ordinateur utilisé… Tous les moyens sont bons pour ces sociétés étrangères et françaises qui alimentent en faux avis les sites Internet de leurs clients. Une stratégie de com’ illégale, discrète et très rentable.

(via What Are The 20 Most Expensive Keyword Categories In Google AdWords? | TechCrunch)

Now distribution is going mainstream with the App Store. And it’s already begun changing the lives and businesses of independent software developers. On the surface, it all looks good. There are more customers, increased revenues, and many great new products. But this expanded distribution is also putting our business at risk: there are people in this new market who claim a right to a part of our hard work. Either by patent or copyright infringement, developers are finding this new cost of litigation to be onerous. The scary part is that these infringements can happen with any part of our products or websites: things that you’d never imagine being a violation of someone else’s intellectual property. It feels like coding in a mine field.

(via See something or say something : un album sur Flickr)

Financièrement, le mode de vie américain, basé sur l’étalement urbain comme principe de modernité, s’analyse comme une fuite en avant qui se finance sur le pari de l’accroissement perpétuel. Dès lors, l’échec est programmé, au moins dans une économie américaine où les infrastructures de réseaux sont largement financées au niveau fédéral mais dont l’entretien revient au local.

Code for America | A New Kind of Public Service

Code for America | A New Kind of Public Service

Progress of Openstreetmap Haïti coverage after 2010 earthquake (by ecmarsden)

Harvard, Distance to the Subway at GeoCommons

Harvard, Distance to the Subway at GeoCommons

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