Neil Cirbus & Brian Montgomery
* Google Sues Dodgy Advertisers* iPads On American Campuses? Maybe Next Year
- * Facebook Is Down
- * E-Books Are Only 6% of Printed Book Sales
- * Iphone Girl
- * Mac Uses PC’s to program iphones
- * Katy Perry Kicked off Sesame Street
- * Lifelock CEO gets ID Theft 14 times
Google Sues Advertisers
“Google is at its wit’s end dealing with illegal sellers of prescription drugs that market medicines on its ad network, so it has decided to take some of these allegedly rogue advertisers to court. Rogue prescription drug sellers have increased in number and become more sophisticated in their dealings, and ‘a small percentage’ of them have been able to dodge Google’s efforts to block them from running ads on its network, according to the company.”
iPads On American Campuses? Maybe Next Year
Velcroman1 writes “Slashdotters have read extensively about the iPad pilot programs at colleges and universities: Australian schools are iPad crazy, we read yesterday, and thanks to the iPad’s success, will be the year of the tablet. But on US college campuses almost half a year after the iPad’s launch, it’s a whole different story ?” at least so far this year. FoxNews.com reports that high-profile schools like Duke and Stanford are far more cautious about the device than has previously been reported. ‘It definitely facilitates studying and recall because you don’t get bogged down by all the paper,’ noted first-year Stanford med student Ryan Flynn. But it’s still a work in progress. ‘The iPad isn’t the best input device. Some people have gone back to paper and pencil.’
Facebook Is Down
“Jeff Bertolucci of PC World reports: ‘Thousands of Facebook users last week are reporting that the popular social networking site is down. It’s unclear when the outage began. PCWorld has not been able to reach Facebook for comment, but Mashable reports the company has confirmed the outage.
E-Books Are Only 6% of Printed Book Sales
MIT’s technology blog argues that ebook sales represent only six pecent of the total market for new books. It cites a business analysis which calculates that by mid-July, Amazon had sold 15.6 million hardcover books versus 22 million ebooks, but with sales of about 48 million more paperback books. Amazon recently announced they sell 180 ebooks for every 100 hardcover books, but when paperbacks are counted, ebooks represent just 29.3% of all Amazon’s book sales. And while Amazon holds about 19% of the book market, they currently represent 90% of all ebook sales â?” suggesting that ebooks represent a tiny fraction of all print books sold. ‘Many tech geeks want books to die,’ argues MIT’s Christopher Mims, citing the head of Microsoft’s ClearType team, who says ‘I’d be glad to ditch thousands of paper- and hard-backed cheap cialis professional books from my bookshelves. I’d rather have them all on an iPad.’ But while Nicholas Negroponte predicts the death of the book within five years, Mims argues that ‘it’s just as likely that as the ranks of the early adopters get saturated, adoption of ebooks will slow.’”
The story behind “iPhone Girl” is this: A British iPhone customer turned on his new iPhone only to discover a picture of a cute young Chinese factory “girl” assembling iPhones. In the photo she gives the victory (or maybe peace) sign. The iPhone owner reported his finding on MacRumors.com along with posting three pictures of the “girl” he found on his phone.
Then came the questions – and there were plenty. Some questioned the girl’s age, and whether a harmless snapshot may be a small glimpse into child labor abuses. One person snapped up the Internet domain iPhonegirl.net and others have created Facebook and MySpace user accounts under the same name.
So remember how I showed that clip of Katy Perry making Elmo wish Jim Henson gave him a penis before he died? Turns out that never actually aired on PBS, nor will it after parents saw the sneak peak and lost their shit, according to TMZ:
The song made its way to YouTube Monday and racked up nearly a million views. But some parents started complaining her cleavage was too front and center. We’ve learned producers have decided not to air the song on the show.
Among the parental comments:
– “You can practically see her t*ts. That’s some wonderful children’s programming.”
– “they’re gonna have to rename it cleavage avenue”
While this is definitely going to piss off all those women who breastfeed in public just to get a reaction, – We’re all friends here. Let’s not put on airs. – I’m actually okay with this even though it could’ve been just what some poor dad needed to not shoot himself after being woken up with a LEGO to the rectum. Children shouldn’t be exposed to shitty pop music at such a young age. I’m sorry. I don’t care if it’s cool, or focus groups show it’s the best way to make them take vitamins. We all know it ends in worshiping a woman who thinks fried chicken is currency, and her belly’s Fort Knox. I won’t have it!
Apparently, when you publish your Social Security number prominently on your website and billboards, people take it as an invitation to steal your identity.
LifeLock CEO Todd Davis, whose number is displayed in the company’s advertisements, has by now learned that lesson. He’s been a victim of identity theft at least 13 times, according to the Phoenix New Times.
That’s 12 more times than has previously been known.
*RIM’s New PlayBook
*Robotic Mannequin Mimics Your Shape, Showing How Online Purchases Will Fit
*Real-Life Iron Man Exoskeleton Gets a Slimmer, More Powerful Sequel
In N Out vs 5Guys
Drinks you have NO idea what they consist of (Note: arnold palmer)
Bowling Alleys (Shoes and Balls and Bumpers)
Mel Gibson girlfriend getting all the suger and none of the spice?
Women (bitches) marry men but secretly want them to be women?