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Monday: November 14, 2011

Wired would like you to know Amazon's Jeff Bezos owns more of the web than you think.Wired would like you to know Amazon's Jeff Bezos owns more of the web than you think.

An interesting read for those of you who want to have a little more insight as to just what Amazon does these days on the Interwebs besides selling everything under the sun. There's an interesting chart about half-way down he page that discusses how some important companies rely on Amazon's web services to power their products. If AWS shut off today, well - it's best not to think about it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:38 AM | Tags (8) | amazon | aws | jeffbezos | magazine | owns | services | tech | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 12, 2010

HTC asks for ban on Apple products after filing patent complaint.HTC asks for ban on Apple products after filing patent complaint.

Engadget is taking a deeper look at just what patents are involved here between the two companies and the implications of the federal lawsuit (which HTC has filed along with their patent suit). Should be an interesting battle - or about as interesting as Nokia versus Apple.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:33 PM | Tags (13) | htc | patent | complaint | apple | ban | iphone | ipad | ipod | engadget | nokia | dispute | lawsuit | federal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Adobe to sue Apple sometime in the near future regarding recent SDK changes.Adobe to sue Apple sometime in the near future regarding recent SDK changes.

This really shouldn't be a surprise given Apple's recent barring of none-native code on the iPhone and features that Adobe had ready for CS5 in those regards for development. Apparently this was the final straw and not the relentless bashing they've endured for lack of Flash on Apple's various mobile devices.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:26 PM | Tags (11) | adobe | apple | code | development | devices | flash | iphone | lawsuit | locked | programming | tools |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Facebook's recently awarded news-feed patent could spell trouble for other social sites.Facebook's recently awarded news-feed patent could spell trouble for other social sites.

Twitter is effectively one giant news feed, to the extent that it clearly has influenced some of the changes that Facebook made to its own feed technology. That reaction could be alarmist. And yet prominent figures elsewhere in the social-media world don't seem thrilled.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:28 AM | Tags (8) | facebook | copyright | patent | lawsuits | cnet | social | networking | reform |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Xerox sues Google over some potentially patent-infringing search methods.Xerox sues Google over some potentially patent-infringing search methods.

The patents themselves are very explicit, and appear to deal with the very specific application of methods and even software, some of it bearing Xerox trademarks. Theoretically, such methods could be used in the dissemination of live repositories of information.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:54 AM | Tags (11) | betanews | borrowed | google | lawsuit | methods | query | repositiories | search | software | trademarks | xerox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 16, 2010

Six human character flaws that actually managed to save the species.Six human character flaws that actually managed to save the species.

Basically every scientific or creative breakthrough in human history can trace its roots to some sweaty palmed caveman sitting alone in his hut fretting about whether the other cavemen think he's cool.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:49 AM | Tags (6) | cavemen | cracked | flaws | humans | species | traits |  | Discuss (3) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 9, 2010

Pirating an unreleased Nintendo game? That'll cost you a million and change.Pirating an unreleased Nintendo game? That'll cost you a million and change.

'The legal proceeding resulted in a settlement in which the individual will pay to Nintendo the sum of 1.5 million (Australian) dollars by way of damages to compensate Nintendo for the loss of sales revenue caused by the individual's actions,' it said in a statement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:32 AM | Tags (8) | australia | damages | gaming | lawsuit | mario | piracy | revenue | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 25, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to make a picture frame from some plastic straws.A handy tutorial on how to make a picture frame from some plastic straws.

Tired of paying those outrageous prices for picture frames? Wish there was something you could do about it? Well, this tutorial has your name written all over it. As an added bonus you could theoretically make a straw-picture-frame-drinking-straw. Be the envy of your friends today!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:31 AM | Tags (7) | picture | frame | tutorial | wikihow | cheap | straws | photos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Nokia decides to add an additional fourteen patents to case against Apple.Nokia decides to add an additional fourteen patents to case against Apple.

The assertion made in Nokia's latest amended complaint is that Apple based the design of the iPhone around Nokia concepts, implying that Apple may have actively reverse-engineered Nokia's phones to do so -- rather than stumbling upon the same concepts accidentally in its own research.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:39 AM | Tags (6) | patents | nokia | phone | lawsuit | infrigement | betanews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 21, 2009

Microsoft gets themselves sued due to previous trademark of the term 'Bing'.Microsoft gets themselves sued due to previous trademark of the term 'Bing'.

Bing! Information Design, based in St Louis, Missouri, launched a legal action last week in a local court - alleging that the multibillion-dollar software corporation 'had knowledge of the mark' and 'intentionally interfered' when it relaunched its search engine with a new name earlier this year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 9:48 AM | Tags (9) | bing | dispute | lawsuit | legal | microsoft | search | software | trademark | trademark |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Banned Xbox Live users decide to file class action lawsuit against Microsoft.Banned Xbox Live users decide to file class action lawsuit against Microsoft.

Abington are looking to get a class action lawsuit together, believing Microsoft's actions to be both heavy-handed and suspiciously convenient giving the proximity of the bannings to the release of Modern Warfare 2.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:14 AM | Tags (9) | action | bannings | class | kotaku | lawsuit | live | microsoft | silly | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

Eight brilliant examples of drinking straw art for you to gawk at.Eight brilliant examples of drinking straw art for you to gawk at.

Yes, it turns out that your drinking straws are a creative masterpiece just waiting to happen. Are you still using your straws for just drinking liquids? Live in the now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 7:57 AM | Tags (7) | art | artsy | gallery | neat | photos | straws | webecoist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 106 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

A list of the top seven technology disasters of the decade.A list of the top seven technology disasters of the decade.

In what has been called the largest credit card crime of all time, earlier this year, Heartland Payment Systems announced that hackers had broken into the computers it uses to process about 100 million transactions each month for 175,000 merchants.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:49 AM | Tags (7) | breach | data | disasters | flaws | hacks | security | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 2, 2009

Turns out that Twitter is also a great tool for serving court orders.Turns out that Twitter is also a great tool for serving court orders.

The blogger, who is also a lawyer and owns the firm serving the order, said that he thought that it was the first time Twitter had been used to deliver a court order.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:37 AM | Tags (5) | bbc | interwebs | lawsuit | served | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

New study shows that quality of open source code is actually improving.New study shows that quality of open source code is actually improving.

'Defect density' has dropped 16 percent during the past three years among the projects scanned through the site and some 11,200 defects have been eliminated, according to Coverity's latest report.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 4:54 PM | Tags (9) | study | errors | flaws | bugs | mistakes | opensource | coding | programming | itnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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