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Taiwan: Howard Marks’ return to an old haunt

While on the run in Taipei, capital of Taiwan, Howard Marks received bad advice from the spirit of a legendary mutt. Now, 25 years later and with his daughter in tow, he returns to settle the score at the Dog … Continue reading

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Everyday I’m shufflin

Monday shuffle, Tuesday shuffle, EVERYBODY! the whole world! it will get in your bones! To celebrate the gathering and after party tonight! Everybody just have a good good good time!!! And their live show!!! LMFAO featuring Quest Crew @ SYTYCD

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Nvidia’s Icera deal hides bleak outlook for EU wireless

You’ll have heard of Nvidia, the graphics and mobile chip maker. Until today, you won’t have heard of Icera, which hails from Bristol and makes data chips for mobiles. So when the former buys the latter, it’s Nvidia‘s story: rightly … Continue reading

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Huawei sues ZTE for patent violation

Huawei has thrown a spanner in the works of rival ZTE’s mobile devices plan, suing for patent and trademark infringement in a handful of European courts. The Chinese vendor claims infringement of patents covering data card and LTE technologies, and … Continue reading

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Heart failure research to find cure using zebrafish

The British Heart Foundation is to begin a major new research programme to find a cure for heart failure, a condition affecting 750,000 UK people. This disease of the heart muscle, often caused by a heart attack, is one of … Continue reading

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Icera aims Espresso at smartphones

LONDON – Fabless chip company Icera Inc. has announced it is sampling the latest chip set and software in its Espresso series of platforms targeted at HSPA+ smartphones. (See: Icera Announces World’s Smallest HSPA+ Voice and Data Platform for Android™ … Continue reading

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天線門 刮傷蘋果形象 喬布斯這一辯 要付出代價

蘋果 iPhone 4 的天線風波刮傷了蘋果的形象,更刮傷執行長喬布斯光環,英國「獨立報」直指喬布斯「毛澤東式」管理風格已成公司大患,碰到重大事件時,喬布斯「滴水不漏」的管制新聞,在這次事件中成為蘋果的致命傷。 喬布斯被批「毛澤東式」管理 蘋果 iPhone 4 的天線風波刮傷了蘋果的形象,更刮傷執行長喬布斯光環,英國「獨立報」直指喬布斯「毛澤東式」管理風格已成公司大患,碰到重大事件時,喬布斯「滴水不漏」的管制新聞,在這次事件中成為蘋果的致命傷。 之前蘋果的相關聲明強調 iPhone 4 是蘋果最成功產品,輕描淡寫的說「部分用戶不高興」;今天喬布斯在說明記者會中不改頑強態度,堅持天線設計沒問題,媒體的抨擊是企圖打垮蘋果。 喬布斯打破 22 天沉默,15 分鐘的記者會,沒有預期的道歉,更沒有消費者期待的回收。喬布斯還是不認為消費者深受天線設計缺陷之害,堅持「只有 0.55% 的顧客反映有問題」。 許多人把蘋果對 iPhone 4 的天線收訊問題的處理、和日本豐田汽車因煞車系統問題的召回事件相提並論,兩家以商譽著稱的金字招牌企業對問題的反應都慢吞吞,不顧消費者權益。 天線事件比豐田更令人憂心? 獨立報評論則指出,蘋果天線事件比豐田更令人憂心,因為產品的成功不僅靠產品功能,更重要的是品牌力量。十年建立的商譽可能毀於一旦,而喬布斯是公司活招牌,這次招來「自大狂」的非議,去年才獲「財星」雜誌評選為十年來最偉大的 CEO 的形象蒙塵,這位「科技界最睿智總裁」暴露出剛愎自用的缺點。 「加拿大商業雜誌」報導,有不少大型機構投資者察覺到喬布斯個性缺點所帶來的風險,已悄悄出售蘋果股票。 蘋果堅不錯認並非第一遭,iPod 初上市時也曾堅稱 iPod 的螢幕「不可能」刮傷,天線風波初起時甚至限制聊天室的討論。 嚴密控管遭到群起撻伐! 喬布斯的神秘作風可說和這個資訊公開的時代背道而馳,2008 年神情憔悴的喬布斯引發傳言,蘋果在去年 1 月發表聲明,宣稱喬布斯只是「荷爾蒙不平衡」,數月後卻發現他跑去換肝。 喬布斯的神秘作風延伸到蘋果的新產品發表,過去媒體都忍受蘋果嚴密的控管,但這次卻群起撻伐,要求蘋果不要太驕傲,建議蘋果不妨謙虛些、開放些。     … Continue reading

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MediaTek: Vodafone To Use Co’s Chips In Own Brand Handsets

TAIPEI (Dow Jones) — MediaTek Inc. (2454.TW), Taiwan’s largest chip designer, said Thursday Vodafone Group PLC (VOD.LN) will use its chips in several models of the U.K. telecom operator’s own brand handsets. The first model of Vodafone‘s handset using MediaTek‘s … Continue reading

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Nokia dismisses prospects of WiMax as wireless standard

Nokia has dismissed the prospects of the WiMax wireless mobile standard, claiming it is doomed to meet the same fate as Betamax, the video format that lost out to VHS in a war over technology standards in the 1970s and … Continue reading

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Qasara LTE Protocol Stack

I saw this advertisement in my Gmail mailbox. Should I apply for …

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